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  1. EVANNEX

    Tesla Model S P100D takes on the Mercedes-AMG E63 S [Video]

    We recently featured a drag race in which the Tesla Model S P100D took on some of Germany's finest. Tesla handled some fierce competitors from the likes of BMW and Audi but one of Germany's most lethal cars wasn't on the track — the almighty Mercedes-AMG E63 S. So Top Gear decided to pit these...
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    The Elon Musk moonshot approach - missed deadlines are a good thing

    Tesla skeptics never tire of pointing out the company’s history of missing target dates for vehicle deliveries and other milestones. They do have a point. The most egregious example is of course Model X, which Tesla began delivering many months after the originally announced date. The latest...
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    Kman’s tips and tricks for Tesla owners [Video]

    Kman has been producing videos about Tesla since 2013, when he took delivery of a 60 kWh Model S. His latest opus is a four-part collection of handy tips and tricks for Tesla drivers. Above: A look at Kman's original Tesla "aero" wheels, now discontinued, on his 2013 Model S (Facebook...
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    These U.S. cities and states are embracing electric vehicles

    We recently uncovered the top cities worldwide where today's electric vehicle movement is taking hold. Much of the action appears to be cities located in China and Norway. That said, what about cities in the United States? CBS News points out that, "[US] Cities this summer banded together to...
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    The ultimate holiday gift guide for Tesla owners [Video]

    After purchasing a Tesla, it transforms into a trusted friend — perhaps even a cherished member of your family. At this time of year, it's not unusual to buy presents for your friends and family. Naughty or nice, why not put your Tesla on Santa's list? Above: Santa's got a new sleigh for...
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    While Tesla advances electric vehicles, legacy automakers and Big Oil team up to save combustion eng

    As Tesla pushes ahead with advances in electric vehicle tech, Wall Street Journal reports, "Big oil and auto makers throw a lifeline to the combustion engine." Sure, the new Tesla Roadster appears to have decimated traditional gas-powered supercars across the spectrum. Nevertheless, "Big oil...
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    Elon Musk could be concealing charging and battery breakthroughs at Tesla

    Elon Musk and Tesla have made some bold claims for the new Tesla Semi and Roadster. Those who understand batteries have been scratching their figurative heads trying to figure out how the company can deliver the specs it’s promising - and concluding that the only possible way is some...
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    Jeremy Clarkson once dissed Tesla on Top Gear, has he finally come around? [Video]

    In 2012, BBC's TV show, Top Gear, became the most widely watched TV program in the world. Part of the reason for the show's wild success was it's outspoken, controversial co-host, Jeremy Clarkson. However, the controversy came to a head in 2015 when he was fired from Top Gear. Over the course of...
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    The dramatic origin story of Tesla Motors [Infographic]

    Today, it's no secret that Elon Musk is a rock star CEO and Tesla is a dazzling success story. Institutional Investor reminds us that, "It is the first automaker to go public since Ford in 1956... [and] the stock has soared more than 1,300 percent since Tesla went public in 2010." But, looking...
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    New book excerpt: How Tesla brought a systems approach to the automobile

    Everyone understands by now that Tesla does things differently than other automakers. However, most of the media attention centers on the vehicles’ performance (especially their 0-60 times), the marketing coup that the company performed in transforming electric cars from nerdy to cool, or the...
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    CNBC: Tesla Model S P100D has mind-boggling, perception-warping, off-the-line savagery

    This past week, CNBC published an article reminding us that, "The Tesla Model S P100D is still the coolest car you can buy." Yes, Tesla's new Roadster could be even cooler, but it's not hitting the streets until (earliest) 2020. And, with so much buzz surrounding the Model 3, it's hard to...
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    As Japan stutter-steps to hydrogen fuel cells, Tesla surfs the wave of the future [Video]

    If there's one company that defines the automobile in Japan — it's Toyota. The company made headlines this past week as its Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said, "Battery-powered cars with a long range are very expensive and it takes a long time to charge them. Such cars do not fit in our program."...
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    Tesla ranked most innovative brand in the US

    Tesla ranked highest on BrandZ's Top 10 Most Innovative U.S. Brands this year. The report was released by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown last week. BrandZ is the largest global brand equity platform covering over 100,000 brands across 45 countries. With over 4.5 billion data points from 20 years...
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    SEMA Show: Check out these wild Tesla modifications

    The SEMA show in Las Vegas is the largest automotive specialty parts trade show in the world drawing over 70,000 attendees. I attended the show last week in order to check out new parts and accessories that Tesla owners might be interested in — some will be premiering (on EVANNEX) soon. However...
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    Rolling Stone: Elon Musk opens up about Tesla Truck, Climate Change, and Wall Street

    Rock stars usually adorn the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Business stars typically get the cover of Forbes, not a music magazine. Back in 1999, taking delivery of his new McLaren F1, Elon Musk expressed this wish (in a CNN Documentary) where he admitted, "I’d like to be on the cover of...
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    These cities are driving electric vehicle growth worldwide

    What cities are driving the electric vehicle revolution around the world? This question was just addressed by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). It turns out that their recent report includes: "cities with the highest electric vehicle uptake through 2016 and examines the...
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    SEMA Show: Renowned car designer reimagines a bolder look for the Tesla Model S [Video]

    The SEMA show in Las Vegas is the largest automotive specialty parts trade show in the world drawing over 70,000 attendees. I was delighted to see so many companies featuring a Tesla on display at their booth last week. That said, it's worth highlighting one particular Tesla Model S...
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    Tesla Showdown: We got a Model 3, filmed it, and compared it to a Model S [Video]

    We've seen a handful of Tesla Model 3 review videos floating around — including an excellent hour-long, deep-dive into the car's features by our friends at Model 3 Owners Club. That said, we just got a chance to conduct an in-depth evaluation of Model 3 for ourselves. It's a fascinating car and...
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    EVTV: Here's why Tesla's stock is going to $950 [Video]

    Do the analysts on Wall Street really know how to properly evaluate Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA]? Sure, we've received some helpful guidance from Gene Munster, Ben Kallo, and the ever-mercurial Adam Jonas. But most analysts have completely missed the boat. What if someone who custom-builds electric...
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    Which countries and companies are poised to win the electric car race?

    Electric cars are on a collision course with the status quo. Oilprice just published an article titled, Electric Vehicles And The 5 Trillion Dollar Market Transition, in which Peter Tertzakian writes, "There is little debate in my mind that big changes are forthcoming... When it comes to oil and...
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    A small town with an ironic name could help energize Tesla's future

    When you think Tesla, your typically think Fremont, California or Sparks, Nevada. But Bloomberg just published a fascinating story, The Canadian Ghost Town That Tesla Is Bringing Back to Life, which reports on some important mines in North America that are addressing the "global demand for...
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    History Lesson: The evolution of the electric car [Infographic]

    The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) recently released an in-depth report (via CleanTechnica) on electric vehicles. The ILSR's report, Choosing the Electric Avenue – Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles, authored by John Farrell, is a...
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    ILSR Report: Tesla's supercharged role on 'electric avenue'

    The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) recently released a comprehensive report (via CleanTechnica) on electric vehicles. The ILSR's report, Choosing the Electric Avenue – Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles, authored by John Farrell, is a...
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    Tesla could do for cars what Amazon did to retail

    Billionaire investor Ron Baron, recently raised some eyebrows when he predicted Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] stock could hit $1,000 by 2020. This week, Marketwatch reported that, "Ron Baron and his team of fund managers come off as button-down personalities. Not a bad trait for the people managing your...
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    10 tips to work like Elon Musk

    Elon Musk is a man to be admired. According to CNBC, "the storied entrepreneur is less of a CEO than he is a rockstar." It's reported that, "Musk isn't a traditional celebrity by entertainment or business standards: The vast majority of the world doesn't own any of his companies' products nor...
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    6 reasons 2017 marks the demise of the gas-guzzler

    Mark your calendars. This year could start the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine. Heck, The Economist gave the internal combustion engine an obituary this year in a recent cover story. And, according to Peter Holley at the Washington Post, "when future auto historians look...
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    Tesla Energy: From sun to home to wheels

    Batteries power cell phones, laptops, and electric cars. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, "Your next home could run on batteries. A combination of solar power and the rise of residential energy storage paves the way for a new kind of cable cutting" and Tesla could play a major role in...
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    Electrifying Europe: An interview with Tesla's Director of Western Europe [Video]

    With so much recent buzz about electric vehicle developments in China, you might have forgotten about the tremendous potential for EVs in Europe. According to InsideEVs, European August year-over-year "EV sales grew by roughly 68%... [and] after eight months of the year, sales have now crossed...
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    Carwow: Tesla topples its German competition [Video]

    It's a common refrain: the German automotive aristocracy boasts superior performance over American muscle cars. But, times are changing. There's a new kid on the block — in Silicon Valley, not Motor City. In fact, Silicon Valley's Elon Musk has become the boogeyman at one Bavarian automaker...
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    Tesla is more than a car company, it's an agent of change [Video]

    Famed Apple analyst turned Venture Capitalist, Gene Munster at Loup Ventures, recently attempted to answer Wall Street's burning question — isn't Tesla just another car company? Munster's answer: "Tesla is not (just) an automaker. Nor is it (just) a battery, solar, or software company. Tesla is...