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Tesla Chief Says Self-driving Cars Just Around Corner

Tokyo (AFP) — U.S. electric car maker Tesla is developing technology that could see vehicles run on “full auto pilot” in as little as five or six years, according to its chief executive Elon Musk. The colorful entrepreneur said his firm was stepping on the accelerator in the race against rivals such as Google and […]

September 9, 2014

Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ Will ‘Change Nevada Forever,’ Gov. Sandoval Says

By Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times Tesla Motors’ electric car battery plant will be worth $100 billion to the state of Nevada, according to the men who crafted the deal. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Tesla Chairman and Chief Executive Elon Musk said Thursday that the Palo Alto-based company’s lithium-ion battery plant will prove a […]

September 5, 2014

Panasonic, Tesla To Build Giant Battery Plant In United States

Tokyo (AFP) — Japanese electronics giant Panasonic and U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors said Thursday they will jointly build and operate a huge lithium ion battery plant known as the Gigafactory. Under the deal, Tesla will run the operations at the proposed U.S.-based plant, while its Japanese partner will make battery cells destined for […]

July 31, 2014

Washington State Plans to Build “Quick Charge” Stations

Washington State has announced a plan to construct miles of “quick charge” stations for electric cars. Part of a larger West Coast Green Highway, the state’s effort would contribute to a large scale 1,200 mile electric roadway that would go through Canada, Washington, Oregon, and California. The plan, which would vastly improve Washington State’s infrastructure […]

July 14, 2011