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Tesla 3 Series-fighter to be named Model III

Tesla really is a unique automaker. Usually when a new model is confirmed, there are big press announcements touting a company’s latest, greatest vehicle and everything it can do for consumers. Elon Musk’s electric car company likes to do things a little differently, though. Instead, the CEO gave an interview about its long-awaited entry-level offering, the Model III, to the UK’s Auto Express and confirmed the story on its Facebook page.Post by Tesla Motors.Corporate statements doesn’t get much simpler and …

Electric Miata smokes Tesla Model S at the track

Yes, folks, you read that headline right. A souped up battery-electric version of a Mazda Miata took down a Tesla Model S on a quarter-mile drag strip. And it wasn’t even close.Road Test TV was kind enough to post a video of a forest-green Miata (and its very stoked driver) doing a quarter-mile run in a rather brisk 9.27 seconds, beating the Model S sedan by a whopping 3.5 seconds in the process. And the Mazda crossed the finish line…

Chinese businessman’s lawsuit vs Tesla heats up [w/video]

Tesla Motors continues to be locked in a bitter trademark dispute with a Chinese man who claims to own the rights to the company’s name there. Zhan Baosheng is now suing the automaker in China for trademark infringement, and he’s asking for 23.9 million yuan ($3.9 million) in damages, plus for the business shut down all of its Chinese operations.According to Automotive News, Zhan registered for the trademark in 2006 and was granted it in 2009, which was after the automaker was …