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Texas’ Decision on Tesla Universal Charging Isn’t a Mandate. It’s an Inevitability.

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The Lone Star State’s  decision on universal charging through Tesla technology could reshape the future of EV charging across the U.S. Standing at the forefront of a $5 billion initiative to electrify America’s highways, Texas has taken a bold step by endorsing Tesla’s charging technology for EV stations. This move could unlock significant federal […]

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Texas’ Recent EV Mandate is a Plus For Tesla. Will it Make Charging Easier to Access for EV Drivers?

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain traction the concept of the EV mandate will follow. The question isn’t just about the cars themselves, but the infrastructure supporting them. Two weeks ago, Texas mandated specifying that in order for electric vehicle charging companies to get federal funds, they must have Tesla’s charging technology at their charging […]

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Tesla Wins Key Battle for EV Charging Dominance with GM & Ford Partnerships. Has It Won the War?

It’s almost a truism at this point that Tesla has the strongest brand presence and strategy in the whole EV market. Though they’re still outpaced globally by Chinese firm BYD, Tesla is the leading U.S. manufacturer for electric vehicles and as of Q1 2023, is only increasing its profits and market share. And earlier […]

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Tesla’s Master Plan Part Three: Musk Goes Big on Ambition, Short on Bells and Whistles

Investor day didn’t turn out to be Christmas in Austin, Texas. Elon Musk revealed the third part of Tesla’s Master Plan, which aims to eliminate fossil fuels and convert the world to sustainable energy. Details of “Master Plan 3” include a myriad of sustainable goals through home heat pump installations, adding more electric vehicles, […]

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On the Road – Tesla Style

Let’s talk about Tesla. The electric car company founded in 2003 has arguably made headlines nearly every year since their first production of an EV, the Roadster, in 2008. And despite the sharp and steady decline in stock market value over the past nine months, Tesla has posted strong Q4 sales, in fact, the […]

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The Need for Radar and Visual Cameras for Autonomous Driving

The promise of fully autonomous driving, glimpsed by the emergence of Tesla, may have hit a speed bump. The FCC granted approval for Tesla to use a new radar in its vehicles. And Tesla recently filed for an extension to this confidential treatment. But didn’t Tesla remove radar on some of its cars in […]

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Tesla to Add Radar in Hopes of Achieving Full Self Driving in Vehicles

Tesla radar technology is back in the news. Last year Elon Musk made it clear that Tesla was ditching its radar technology and that Full Self Driving (FSD) would be made safer by only using Vision, or camera-only, technology. However, Tesla’s Certification Engineer, Cindi Li, wrote to the FCC last week asking for a confidentiality […]

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Listen Carefully, Respond Creatively
April 12, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, delves into the transformative business philosophy of “listen carefully, respond creatively.” This approach has not only skyrocketed the Savannah Bananas to fame but also serves as a universal blueprint for revolutionizing customer service and engagement across all sectors. […]

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Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education
April 12, 2024

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Hey, it’s 9 am… Wake up Healthy with 9amHealth!
April 12, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban explores ways to wake up healthy and stay healthy with his guest, Dr. Avantika Waring, MD, the Chief Medical Officer, at 9amHealth. This episode delves into the transformative approach to healthcare delivery championed by 9amHealth. Dr. Waring’s journey from a humanities student with a love for French to a […]

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

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What Tesla Electric Semi-trucks Mean for Pepsi Co. and the Trucking Industry
December 9, 2022

Elon Musk recently shipped the first order of the Tesla electric semi-trucks to Pepsi Co. with a few more companies to follow in coming months. This marks the beginning of Tesla’s new long-range hauling vehicle finally hitting the road and entering into the shipping and hauling industry. Bob Galyen of Galyen Energy LLC notes that […]

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Do Tesla’s Outages Reflect a Software Challenge for OEMs?
December 29, 2021

Earlier this year, Tesla users found themselves in a bit of a digital pickle when the car company’s mobile app experienced a worldwide outage, which users need to lock, unlock and start their vehicles. Though the app-based access point is meant to create ease of use and an elevated tech-focused experience, it acted as a […]

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Volkswagen Strengthens Hold in US Vehicle Market with EV Push
July 16, 2021

After establishing a confident market share in Europe and commanding over 20% of the market in China, Volkswagen is hoping to finally make a splash in the one market it can’t quite seem to get a hold on – the US. Its strategy? Placing even more confidence in its EV future. That confidence is coming […]

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Carmakers Learn to Live With Chip Shortage: Auto Sales Update
July 2, 2021

(Bloomberg) — Automakers’ sales soared in the second quarter as resurgent consumers snapped up sport utility vehicles and pickups, but thin inventories created by the global semiconductor shortage are tempering the pace of the industry’s recovery. General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and others said Thursday that their sales soared in the most recent quarter, […]

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Tesla Sells $101 Million of Bitcoin to Demonstrate the Currency’s Liquidity
April 29, 2021

Elon Musk said Tesla Inc. demonstrated the liquidity of Bitcoin by selling 10% of its holdings during the first quarter. Watch below as Bloomberg’s Katie Greifeld and Bloomberg Intelligence’s Mike McGlone discuss on “Quicktake Charge.”   “Bitcoin, Tesla’s figured out, is becoming a new version of gold.”   Host: Can you just explain to us […]

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Creating a Cloud Platform to Solve the Automotive Recall Nightmare
April 12, 2021

The way we communicate, share data and use technology to act on those insights is changing – and it’s all leading to the cloud. On In the Cloud, every week new experts will engage in a fire side chat and will bring their extensive experience in software, IT and mobile solutions straight to you, offering a […]

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Can Geely Join the Ranks of Luxury EV Brands?
March 31, 2021

Some of the recent talk about the growing market for electric vehicles has centered around making EV offerings more affordable to capture a broader swath of would-be owners – but Geely is taking a different approach. The China-based auto manufacturer and parent company for Volvo and Daimler AG is expanding its vision and footprint in […]

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VW’s Hopes of Catching Tesla Hinge on a $30 Billion Tech Reboot
March 14, 2021

(Bloomberg) — Max Senges traded the visionary buzz of Silicon Valley for an old-school German industrial center bracing for a dramatic overhaul. As head of a new coding school in Wolfsburg, the former Google researcher is a small but important part of Volkswagen AG’s massive push into software. The strategy — involving more than $30 billion in […]

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Tesla Is Plugging a Secret Mega-Battery Into the Texas Grid
March 9, 2021

(Bloomberg) — Elon Musk is getting into the Texas power market, with previously unrevealed construction of a gigantic battery connected to an ailing electric grid that nearly collapsed last month. The move marks Tesla Inc.’s first major foray into the epicenter of the U.S. energy economy. A Tesla subsidiary registered as Gambit Energy Storage LLC is […]

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