Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has signed a deal with China Unicom, the second largest cell phone provider. China Unicom is developing a charging network across China. The network will include 400 electric car charging points along with 20 Tesla Supercharger stations.
There are two customers of Model S vehicles from Southold, New York that took out a full page ad asking for improvements in a Silicon Valley newspaper on Friday. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk responded by saying that some of those requested changes will be implemented.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is rolling out OS 6.0 to vehicles, according to Electrek. The new OS adds several new features to Model S vehicles, including a new calendar app for in-car use and improvements to Maps/Navigation software.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has extended the warranty on the drive unit of the Model S sedan to 8 years or infinite miles, whatever happens first so essentially 8 years. The policy first started out at four years (or 50,000 miles). Here is a blog post that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk wrote:
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) visited Def Con in Las Vegas to look for recruits. Tesla’s vehicle security head Kristin Paget attended Def Con to look for talent.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) recently opened its 100th Supercharger in North America, but now it has opened its 50th Supercharger in Europe.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been dealing with a trademark dispute in China for a few years now. The issue has now been settled. Zhan Baosheng registered the “Tesla” trademark several years before Tesla Motors entered the country.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has confirmed that it has broken ground in Reno as a potential site for the Gigafactory, which is a facility where the company will double the world’s volume of lithium ion batteries by 2020. Tesla Motors and Panasonic confirmed that they will work together on setting up the facility.