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Musk: Tesla Planning Electric Pickup Truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company wants to produce an electric pickup truck. The new comes as it often does with Tesla, by way of his personal Twitter account.  The CEO responded to an inquiry via Twitter earlier today by stating that he is "dying to build" a pickup truck with the Tesla badge on it. In fact, Musk…

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UPS Takes Crown for Largest Tesla Semi Order

Today United Parcel Service, Inc. dethroned PepsiCo as the largest orderer of Tesla Semis. The logistics and delivery company announced it has placed orders for 125 Semis, besting the beverage and snack maker by 25 units.  UPS is using the Tesla Semi order to expand the company's alternative energy fleet. The 125 trucks will primarily run in the U.S. and…

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PepsiCo Places Largest Tesla Semi Order to Date

PepsiCo has announced it has reserved 100 Tesla Semis. The announcement marks the largest order yet for the new electric semi-truck.  The snack and beverage maker is hoping the Tesla Semi will reduce its operating costs associated with distribution and delivery. PepsiCo says it is still analyzing which routes the Tesla truck will be most effective on, but it is…

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Anheuser-Busch Wants to Electrify Beer Delivery With Tesla Semi

Anheuser-Busch has officially placed an order for the upcoming Tesla Semi. The company joins a growing list of corporations who have pre-ordered the electrified semi-truck.  According to a press release from Anheuser-Busch, the company has formally ordered 40 Tesla Semi's, which would be used to distribute beer in a more efficient way.  “At Anheuser-Busch, we are constantly seeking new ways…

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Preliminary Tesla Semi Pricing Surfaces; It's Cheaper Than Expected

While the company is in the midst of "production hell" launching its new Model 3 sedan, last week Tesla formally revealed its all-new electric semi truck. Aptly named Tesla Semi, the company was scarce on details during the event, but details are beginning to surface. Along the details now known is its preliminary pricing.  While many analysts expected the price…

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Tesla Model 3 Orders Finally Open to Non-Employees

Tesla has reportedly opened up Model 3 order acceptance to normal people. The move was supposed to happen back in October, but production issues have delayed the ability for normal customers to place firm orders for the car until now.  Electrek reports that Model 3 reservation holders have informed them they've been able to place their Model 3 order. While the…

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Tesla Burns Through $8,000 Cash Every Minute

By now it isn't a secret that Tesla isn't profitable. Perhaps less known is the fact that Tesla has yet to ever generate positive cash flow; in fact, the company's cash burn rate hit a new high during its most recent quarter. The new record means that Tesla is now burning through $8,000 in cash every minute, or $480,000 an…

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Bob Lutz: Tesla 'Going out of Business'

Former General Motors executive and automotive icon Bob Lutz has never been a fan of Tesla, but now he says the automaker is "going out of business" by his analysis. In an interview with CNBC Maximum Bob made his feelings very clear by saying he doesn't think Tesla will be around by 2019 if its current trajectory continues. The notoriously outspoken Lutz…

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Musk: Revealed Roadster 'a base model'

Apparently revealing the Tesla Semi and returned Roadster did not generate enough hype for CEO Elon Musk. In his typical fashion, Musk has taken to Twitter to confirm additional details, including that the Roadster revealed at his recent announcement event is just the "base model." "[An upgrade is] just a question of safety," Musk stated. "Rocket tech applied to a car…

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