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Elon Musk Tesla Private

Elon Musk Tweeted earlier today that he may be taking Tesla Motors private, in which he said "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." Just those simple words helped the company's stock price jump from $342 to its current level of $380, but not before the Nasdaq exchange temporarily halted trading in the shares, pending clarification of material news. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Next-Generation Tesla Model S

Photo credit: Emre Husman

It's speculated that Tesla will update the Model S during the third quarter of 2019, but for those in the market for an electric vehicle now, that may be too long of a wait. However, if it looks anything like this vehicle by industrial designer Emre Husmen, then next year may not seem so far away. Featuring a revamped aerodynamic exterior, complete with a sweeping roofline, aero surfaces, C-shaped front laser headlights, and C-shaped OLED rear lights. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Microlino Electric Car

Modeled after the BMW Isetta, the same car that Steve Urkel drove in Family Matters, the Microlino is a tiny electric car that measures just 2.4 meters long, thanks in part to its single, swing-out door. That's right, the dashboard and steering wheel are built directly into the door, and when fully charged, you get a 125-mile driving range. Continue reading for an in-depth video tour, more pictures and information.

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Tesla Atari Games

Elon Musk Tweeted today that Tesla's V9.0 vehicle software update will have a few hidden classic Atari games when it's released in "about four weeks." The rumored games include: Pole Position, Tempest, and Missile Command "in this release," which could means that many more could be coming in future updates. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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T-Log Autonomous Truck

There's the much-hyped Tesla Semi, and then "T-Log," an all-electric, autonomous logging truck that the company believes could be a major player in an "enormous market for battery-powered AVs." Since it's fully autonomous, there's no need for a cabin for a human driver or passenger. The vehicle uses NVIDIA's Drive self-driving platform to achieve level 4 self-driving capabilities, but it can still be remote-controlled by a human operator located hundreds of miles away. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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CUPRA e-Racer

The all-electric CUPRA e-Racer, based on the Leon Cupra TCR world touring car, has made its track debut in Zagreb, Croatia, and it's definitely no slouch. It boasts a 65kWh battery pack with 6,072 cells, or the equivalent to 9,000 mobile phones, and generates 402 hp of continual power and 670 hp of peak power, which is good for a sprint to 0-62mph in just 3.2-seconds. Continue reading for more pictures, another video, and additional information.

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Alieno Electric Hypercar

Another day, another electric vehicle that just might change the entire supercar / hypercar scene. This time, it hails from Bulgaria, and called the "Alieno," with the flagship model generating an insane 5,221 hp and 6,490 lb-ft of torque. The four different models will all be powered by a direct drive electric powertrain that consists of six electric motors per wheel for a total of 24 small electric motors, each capable of being controlled individually. That's not all, it also boasts a robotic suspension alongside traditional double wishbones, pushrods, and adjustable anti-roll bars. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Q30 Electric Motorboat

There's the all-electric Tesla Model S, and then the sleek Q30 electric motorboat by Q Yachts. It's powered by an electric propulsion system known as Ocean Volt, which consists of a 20kW motor and 30kWh battery for an ultra smooth ride. The hull is hydro-dynamically optimized to ensure passengers do not experience motion sickness, while still maintaining zero emissions, thanks to a noise-free propulsion system. Climb beneath the deck, and you'll find plenty of seating for a quick snooze or just some relaxation time. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how sound effects for horror movies are made.

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Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a mid-engined sports car built by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo, and only 18 examples were produced between 1967 and 1969. The prototype (chassis No. 10533.01) was sold to private Gallery Abarth, Japan. The second magnesium bodied Stradale prototype (chassis No. 10533.12) and the five concept cars are now part of the Alfa Romeo Museum. Automotive designer Patrick Pieplow has reimagined this vehicle as a modern electric supercar, one that can take on the Tesla Roadster. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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EPCS Tesla P100DL Electric Racing Tesla

The EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL, an electric race car based on the Model S, was officially revealed at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya racetrack, and will form the basis of the Electric Production Car Series. Unlike the factory version, this tuned vehicle sports a 778 horsepower (585 kW) and 734 lb-ft (995 Nm) of torque power output, enabling it to go from 0-62 mph in a mere 2.1 seconds and top out at 155 mph, plenty for the straights. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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