Tesla Sales Surge, But Battery Swapping On The Back Burner

So Jo and I were just like, totally wrong. I guess we got our hopes a little too high, as the Tesla press conference had nothing new or exciting to share. In fact, the Tesla Model X SUV wasn’t even on hand at all. Instead, Tesla execs used the soapbox to brag about higher sales and an expanding network of Superchargers. But what about battery swapping?

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Daimler Seeks Greater Cooperation With Tesla

While critics were skeptical of Daimler’s purchase of Tesla stock several years ago, the investment is paying off big time. But while Daimler and Tesla are already working together on an all-electric Mercedes B-Class, the German auto conglomerate wants to work even closer with the California-based electric car maker, hoping to compete with the popular BMW i3.

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Former SpaceX Director Joins Crowd-sourced Hyperloop Project

One of Elon Musk’s former underlings has joined a crowdsourced hyperloop project inspired by the Tesla Motors CEO.

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Hertz Adds Tesla Model S To Select Rental Fleets

Rental car agency Hertz announced that it is adding the Tesla Model S to its Dream Fleet line of vehicles. For $500 a day, and $.49 cents per-mile after the first 75 miles, you can drive the same car that all the cool Silicon Valley kids want.

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Tesla To Debut 90% Self-Driving Car In Three Years

Elon Musk claims that within just three years, Tesla will have an electric car capable of running on autopilot, handling 90% of driving decisions.

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Six Tesla Superchargers Open In Norway

While one might not consider cold, oil-rich Norway to be an early adopter of electric vehicles, Tesla Motors knows that Norwegians love EVs. That’s why Tesla, which is starting to focus on overseas sales of the California-made Model S, has opened six Supercharger stations in the Scandinavian state. 90% of Norway now likes with 200 miles of a Tesla supercharger.

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