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Tesla Model Y’s camping versatility makes it the ultimate outdoor machine

By Joey Klender Posted on August 7, 2020 The Tesla Model Y packs versatility in several ways. Starting with the crossover style that gives it spaciousness and comfortability, and pairing it with the street-blazing performance of the all-electric powerhouse makes it one of Tesla’s best vehicles to date. However, the Y is capable of more …

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Bernie Sanders wants Elon Musk to pay a one-time $27.5 billion tax

By Joey Klender Posted on August 7, 2020 Tesla CEO Elon Musk is one of four billionaires that could be forced to pay a one-time multi-billion dollar tax if a bill introduced by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is passed through the United States’ Senate. The “Make Billionaires Pay Act” was introduced by Sanders, an Independent …

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Edmunds backtracks on ‘Tesla Killer’ narrative amid Cadillac LYRIQ unveiling

By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 7, 2020 By now, the lead that Tesla enjoys in the electric vehicle market is so notable that the idea of “Tesla Killers” from legacy automakers has become quite difficult to justify. This has not stopped some publications from pursuing such a narrative, of course. But sometimes, “Tesla Killer” …

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Tesla hints at serious Solar Roof push with roofers’ hiring ramp across the US

By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 7, 2020 Tesla executives like Elon Musk and ardent supporters like legendary billionaire investor Ron Baron have always maintained that the company’s energy department has the potential to be as large, or even larger, than its electric vehicle division. So far, Tesla Energy’s growth has been quite subdued, but …

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South Korea accelerates EV adoption with diesel ban for public sector fleets by 2025

By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 7, 2020 Tesla may very well be hitting its momentum in South Korea at just the right time, as the country recently launched an assertive program to phase out the internal combustion engine. Dubbed as the “No Diesel” plan and led by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the initiative aims …

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Tesla battery partner LG Chem sees revenue doubling by 2025 as EVs gain ground

By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 6, 2020 The electric vehicle market may be hitting some bumps this year due to the pandemic, but one of Tesla’s key battery suppliers, LG Chem, is optimistic nonetheless. In a recent interview at his office in Seoul, LG Chem Chief Executive Officer Hak Cheol Shin noted that he …

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SpaceX launches tenth Starlink mission, nails booster’s fifth landing

By Eric Ralph Posted on August 6, 2020 Bringing more than six weeks of delays to a welcome end, SpaceX has – for the second time ever – successfully launched and landed the same Falcon 9 booster five times, sending a stack of Starlink satellites and two rideshare payloads on their way to orbit. At …

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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Las Vegas Loop gets approved expansion to new Strip location

By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on August 6, 2020 The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling venture, is expanding its Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) transportation Loop to include a station stop at the city’s new Resorts World hotel. The local county approved the application on Wednesday, checking off the final step needed to move forward …

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Cadillac jumps into the EV market with its ‘Lyriq’ crossover

Cadillac has been making automobiles for well over a century but on Thursday evening the carmaker unveiled its first vehicle produced that lacks an internal combustion engine. Say hello to the Lyriq. While many folks associate still Cadillac with its gas-guzzling Escalade SUV, the company has been charged with spearheading parent-company General Motor’s multibillion dollar …

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