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If Tesla execs organized their sock drawers we’d write about it. Here’s the latest, according to a report on Fox Business news (via AutoblogGreen and Just-Auto), and it’s much juicier than OCD employees. Tesla’s rock star chairman, Elon Musk, says that the Silicon Valley electric vehicle […]

If Tesla execs organized their sock drawers we’d write about it. Here’s the latest, according to a report on Fox Business news (via AutoblogGreen and Just-Auto), and it’s much juicier than OCD employees. Tesla’s rock star chairman, Elon Musk, says that the Silicon Valley electric vehicle startup has a deal going with Germany’s Daimler.

We have no idea what that involves and are waiting to hear back from Tesla. But AutoblogGreen indulges in some creative speculation, like Tesla could be licensing battery management tech to Daimler, or Daimler will make the WhiteStar engine. Tesla has previously said it wants to partner with a big auto company on the production of its third vehicle; perhaps the company is pursuing that idea for its second car instead? Scaling up production has been a major hurdle for the startup. We’ll add more when we know more. In the meantime check out some B-roll from the Tesla media site below:

  1. [...] Fehrenbacher No Comments Posted June 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am in Energy Earlier this month word got out that Silicon Valley electric vehicle startup Tesla has been working on some sort of deal with [...]

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  2. [...] heard back in June that Daimler and Tesla were getting cozy. At the time, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche wouldn’t comment on the California startup but did [...]

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  3. [...] Tesla Has At Least One Smart Deal: Daimler Written by Josie Garthwaite No Comments Posted January 13th, 2009 at 1:00 pm in Automotive,Startups It’s official: Tesla Motors plans to supply battery packs and chargers for the 1,000 electric Smart cars Daimler AG has slated for release in the U.S. in 2010. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk announced the deal today at the Detroit Auto Show, confirming rumors that the two companies were getting cozy. [...]

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