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Elon Musk: Self-Driving Teslas Are Just Six Years Away

Tesla Motors founder/CEO/madman-in-chief Elon Musk is feeling bullish on self-driving cars: He just told The Wall Street Journal that his all-electric car company will have autonomous vehicles six years from now, and they will run circles around foolish human drivers.


The Clever Plan To Mine Lithium From Geothermal Power Plants' Wastewater

Regardless what you think about the future of phones or wearables or cars, there is one thing nearly everyone can agree on: We will need more batteries. And for that, we’ll need more lithium. One startup has its eyes on a new source of lithium: the wastewater from geothermal power plants.


Gigafactory Is Go: Tesla Will Build Batteries In Nevada

Speculation for months about where Tesla would make the batteries to power its Model 3 EV electric vehicles has finally ended, with confirmation today that Elon Musk has decided where to erect his Gigafactory. The big winner? Nevada.


Tesla Owners Will Be Able To Start Their Cars With Only An iPhone

Tesla’s Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old-fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumour has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognise the owner’s phone to start the car.


Renovo Coupe: The Electric Dream Car For Gasoline-Crazy Gearheads

A Silicon Valley startup just revealed the latest piece of electronic future-tech, a 500hp, all-electric supercar that does zero to 100 faster than a Porsche 911. But the most important part of the Renovo Coupe isn’t cutting-edge at all: It’s that gorgeous body, designed in 1964.


Dear Tesla: Bypassing Environmental Laws Is Bad For Everyone

Tesla is planning a so-called Gigafactory, an enormous battery plant to supply the company’s upcoming high-volume Model 3. California wants that factory bad, offering to waive its environmental regulations to win it. That’s bad news — for Tesla, for California, for you and me, and for the future of electric cars.


Tesla Motors' Elon Musk Was On The Colbert Report Last Week

Last Thursday night’s episode of The Colbert Report in the US included a pretty lengthy interview with multi-industry mad scientist Elon Musk. If you don’t have access to The Comedy Channel in Australia through Foxtel, don’t sweat — we’ve got you covered.


Pimp Your Tesla Model S With This Unplugged Performance Body Kit

Buying a Tesla Model S? (Yes, me too, with that invisible pile of money over there.) If being one of the chosen few with an electric supercar wasn’t enough already, you can now be truly individual, with a Californian tuning house showing off its racy carbon fibre body kit for the Model S.


Why Tesla's Model 3 Could Be The Most Important Electric Car Ever

Tesla’s next electric car officially has a name: The Model 3. It seems like an all-around average sedan, no crazy up-swinging falcon doors or other outlandishness. Even the $US35,000 price is pedestrian. It’s also what could make it as important to automotive history as the Model T.


Tesla Motors Names Its Smaller, Cheaper Electric Car: Model III

The smaller, cheaper version of Tesla Motors’ Model S luxury sedan finally has an official name: the new mid-size car will be called the Model III.


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