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Elon Musk and Tesla Have a New Car to Expand Their Domination

Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report seems determined to extend its dominance in the highly lucrative electric vehicle market. Chief Executive Elon Musk’s firm wants to push its advantage over its competitors as much as possible. 

The timing is good: Legacy automakers like GM  (GM) – Get General Motors Company Report and Ford  (F) – Get Ford Motor Company Report are still making the transition to electrification, and young guns like Lucid  (LCID) – Get Lucid Group, Inc. Report and Rivian  (RIVN) – Get Rivian Automotive, Inc. Class A Report are finding it difficult to manage their increased production rates.

Seeing this this less rosy picture for its rivals, Tesla has decided to respond to the demands of consumers, who are turning a little more toward electric vehicles as gasoline prices have soared.

The Musk team has quietly obtained

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Tesla electric car showroom in Mishawaka appears to be dead

MISHAWAKA — Plans for an “electric car company” showroom and automotive center — long-rumored to be Tesla — at the former JC Penney Home Store site at Grape and Cleveland roads appear to be dead.

Chris Sotos, representing Key Development Partners, the firm developing the project, confirmed on Tuesday the contract with the electric car company — which was never officially named — was terminated this past summer. He did not provide any other details.

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The car company, which was believed to be Tesla, had proposed leasing the 35,500-square-foot JC Penney building from Key Development, and razing the smaller building to the west, while the developer was to make improvements to lighting, the parking lot and landscaping. 

City Planner Ken Prince said Friday that he’s heard rumors that the deal had fallen through. The move, he

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Boris Johnson’s car history from ‘rubbish dump’ Toyota to Tesla Roadster

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson is a car enthusiast – he’s been an automotive journalist and he’s appeared on Top Gear twice. 

But you wouldn’t know that from the cars he’s been known to drive and own. 

Boris Johnson has owned a wide variety of cars

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Boris Johnson has owned a wide variety of carsCredit: Jon Bond – The Sun

While he’s enjoyed access to all sorts of expensive vehicles, his own fleet has often been a lot more modest. 

Armoured government cars

The Prime Minister’s official car – or the Prime Ministerial Car – is actually a fleet of armour-plated Jaguar XJ ‘Sentinel’ saloons.

They’re designed to withstand explosives and gunfire, as are the Range Rover ‘Sentinel’ models that the Prime Minister also has access to, which are built to endure high-velocity rifle fire and massive explosions. 

Bullets from an AK47 wouldn't harm the occupants of this car

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Bullets from an AK47 wouldn’t harm the occupants of this carCredit: Alamy

“Boris prefers the much roomier Range

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Tesla Faces Regulatory Tension Over Self-Driving Builds. Market Doesn’t Care.

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U.S. automotive-safety regulators want some answers from Tesla over its software and recall practices.


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over its recall practices. It’s another example of the tension building between Tesla and the traditional auto industry as cars become smarter and start to drive themselves. It feels like a big issue, but for now, the stock market just doesn’t care.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has reminded Tesla (ticker: TSLA) that even software updates that correct a defect must result in recall paperwork, even if cars don’t have to come into a shop for physical repair. The administration also wants Tesla to disclose performance regarding new versions of its autonomous-driving software, even if it has non-disclosure agreements with drivers using the software.

“Through these actions, NHTSA continues to demonstrate its commitment to safety and its

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