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Tesla's plan in Santa Monica: a drive-in restaurant with electric-car charging stations

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Thu, 03/15/2018 - 5:55pm

Tesla Inc.'s Elon Musk recently mused about creating "an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant" in the Los Angeles area where people could eat while charging their electric cars.

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Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk unveils the Model 3 to huge fanfare

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Mon, 04/04/2016 (All day)
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Transportation

The wait is over.

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's latest electric vehicle, the sleek Model 3, Thursday night in front of a crowd of 800 people in Hawthorne and an enormous audience online via livestream.

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Tesla's 90 second battery swaps will power EVs faster than gas pumps fill tanks

Published: 
Sat, 06/22/2013 - 4:39pm
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Transportation

Tesla founder Elon Musk has mentioned battery swap service stations as an even faster alternative to charging for EV drivers, and tonight the company showed just how efficiently it can be done.

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An Afterlife for the Electric Car

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Wed, 11/14/2012 (All day)
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Energy

Advocates of electric cars and renewable energy have talked for years about repackaging the battery packs built for cars as home energy storage devices once they can no longer hold enough charge to run a vehicle. On Wednesday, ABB and General Motors announced that they were trying out just that idea with the battery packs of five Chevy Volts.

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Charging Ahead on an Electric Highway

Published: 
Fri, 09/28/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Transportation

Los Angeles

LAST Monday I drove the Model S, a full-size sedan recently introduced by Tesla, the California electric-car start-up, from Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. I covered 531 miles and the drive took 11.5 hours, during which the car consumed zero gasoline and produced no tailpipe emissions.