Elon Musk shares video of Tesla's assembly robot in action

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Elon Musk has shared a glimpse at the massive robotic arms now at work assembling its Model 3 electric cars. The stunning footage released on Instagram shows one of the vehicles on the'body line' as four huge red mechanisms carry out different tasks. While it might seem like they're working in real time, the pace is actually much faster than it appears; according to Musk, the footage has been slowed down to a tenth of the real speed. The stunning footage released on Instagram shows one of the vehicles on the'body line' as four huge red mechanisms carry out different tasks The first models of the 35,000 (£27,000) electric vehicle begin production this week. The five-seat sedan will travel 215 miles (346 kilometres) on a single charge.


Tesla delays truck to boost Puerto Rico battery production

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Elon Musk has revealed the firm is delaying plans to unveil an electric truck to boost battery production for Puerto Rico and focus on its Model 3 car. 'Tesla Semi unveil now Nov 16,' Musk tweeted today. 'Diverting resources to fix Model 3 bottlenecks & increase battery production for Puerto Rico & other affected areas.' Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks his company can come to the rescue of Puerto Rico after the island's fragile electricity grid was completely wiped out by Hurricane Maria last week The electric carmaker's chief executive pushed back the launch of its semi-truck which had been set to be unveiled October 26 in California. In a series of exchanges on Twitter Thursday and Friday, Musk said the company could help restore electricity to Puerto Rico - whose power system was decimated by Hurricane Maria - by using solar panels and batteries.


Tesla to unveil electric big-rig midst of Model 3 'hell'

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Elon Musk has shared a sneak peek at the all-electric semi-truck he promises will'blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.'


Tesla reveals solar project at hospital in Puerto Rico

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After Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico's power grid, leaving millions of people in the dark, the island's governor Ricardo Rosello initiated talks with Elon Musk to help restore electricity using Tesla technology. Now, the electric car-maker has revealed the first of its solar and storage projects in Puerto Rico is underway, beginning with a children's hospital in San Juan. The move is a step toward building solar-powered'microgrids' throughout the island, which would work independently of the main grid to allow for faster recovery in the wake of future crises. The electric car-maker has revealed the first of its solar and storage projects in Puerto Rico is underway, beginning with a children's hospital in San Juan. It comes just weeks after the island's governor Ricardo Rosello initiated talks with Elon Musk to help restore electricity On Twitter, Tesla shared images from the'first of many' microgrids in Puerto Rico.


Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi electric big-rig truck

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Tesla Inc unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck Thursday night, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the company's future depends.