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DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has picked Austin as a finalist for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said recently The person says company officials also visited Tulsa, Okla. in the past week and were shown two sites. It wasn't clear if there were any other finalists in the mix.

New video footage shows Tesla's new semi truck prototype on a test drive in Sunnyvale-California. The video, which was uploaded on YouTube by Brandon Camargo, reveals a Tesla tractor driving at a fairly fast clip, Forbes reported. The all-black prototype's features include full-size mirrors and one large windshield wiper.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) Tesla Motors Inc. enjoyed more than $150 million worth of Nevada tax breaks last fiscal year as part of the deal that brought its giant battery factory to an industrial park east of Sparks. An annual report produced by the Governor's Office of Economic Development shows most of the money was in the form of tax abatements, nearly $115 million.

After two hurricanes ripped through Puerto Rico in September, car company Tesla has stepped in to help one of the island's hospitals get back up and running. The company used solar panels and batteries to restore power to Hospital del NiƱo (Children's Hospital) in San Juan.

Tesla Inc. and SpaceX founder Elon Musk dropped a bombshell announcement July 20, tweeting that he has received "verbal government approval" to construct a Hyperloop transit system that would connect New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore at incredible speeds, the Philly Voice reported.

A Dutch tech startup and a construction company on June 1 unveiled a Hyperloop test facility, a steel tube that will be used to help develop the futuristic high-speed transportation system. It is a first step toward developing the system in the Netherlands, a key European transportation transport hub, and beyond.

Construction has begun for a Tesla Supercharger station in Charleston, making it the second in West Virginia. News outlets report the station, which will be exclusively for Model S and X cars, will occupy eight parking spaces of the Courtyard by Marriot hotel.

American automaker Tesla, a leading force in electric mobility, has announced that it will be adding a truck to its range as the brand's next model. Not the standard American pickup truck either, but a fully-fledged prime mover. Company CEO Elon Musk revealed the product move via Twitter, and while the brand has previously stated that a truck was a part of its long-term plans, Musk's tweet reveals that the truck could be revealed much sooner than expected.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been moving quickly on the development of what he calls “The Boring Company.” In January of last year, he presented a proposal at the Hyperloop Pod Competition for a company that would lighten traffic through the use of underground tunnels.

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) finalized a contract to build a solar panel farm that will provide Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County, with clean renewable solar energy for the next 20 years, reducing the facility's power demand costs.

It's no secret that the linchpin in Tesla's ambitious plan to manufacture more than 500,000 cars per year by 2018 is the company's Gigafactory, an absolutely enormous factory that's still under construction in Sparks, Nev. The primary task of the Gigafactory will be to churn out batteries at an impressive clip, and while construction will not be 100% complete for a few more years, the Gigafactory is already partially operational.