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Cal Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network Imploding

Tesla claims it will sell a half million vehicles a year when its $35,000 Model 3 is introduced in 2017, but the network of charging stations in California is already imploding with just 160,000 registered electric vehicles.

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CA EV Charging Station Network Imploding

Tesla claims it will sell a half million vehicles a year when its $35,000 Model 3 is introduced in 2017. However, the network of charging stations in California is already imploding with just 160,000 registered electric vehicles on the roads.

Tesla being towed to dealer.

Tesla Crashes in Consumer Reports–and at DMV

Tesla stock plunged -10 percent on Tuesday in a double whammy of bad news as Consumer Reports pulled its “best car ever” designation, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said the company is illegally “bird dogging” to hype sales.

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Apple Accused of ‘Poaching’ Again

Apple Inc. on Friday leaked that the iconic smartphone maker is on a crash program to design an electric vehicle and is bidding big bucks to recruit Tesla employees. Court filings also disclose that electric-car battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple for illegally poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division.

Tesla being towed to dealer.

Tesla Open Source EV Patents Let Apple Jump in as Competitor

On June 12, 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on the company’s web site that “All Our Patent Belong to You.” In adopting an “open source” policy to allow others to use the company’s patented intellectual property for free, Tesla’s stock (NASDAQ-TSLA) went up and the company got lots of publicity. But the statement preserved patent rights by requiring “good faith”, which is definitely not “open source.” Now, in a bizarre move, Musk has announced unlimited free-use of Tesla’s patents. Twenty-four hours later, Apple leaked that it is designing an electric vehicle and is now bidding to recruit Tesla employees.