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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals

Canada has issued a guideline for the Duke and Duchess’ visit in the country.

Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two adorable children, George and Charlotte, landed in Canada this Saturday, September 24.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two children have started their official Canadian tour today.

Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is no stranger to fashion, elegance and high class.

Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

In a rare interview, Pippa opened up about her new book, her fiancé and the difficulties of being Duchess Kate’s sister.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals
Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed
Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon
Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

Tesla responds to “unfounded” rumors on car batteries

in Auto
by Nicole
February 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Tesla Motors reacted to rumors claiming that completely draining the battery in its electric sports car “bricks” the vehicle.

Earlier this week, blogger Michael DeGusta created a fuss when he posted about the “devastating design flaw” that he claimed was leaving many Tesla cars “bricked.”

DeGusta wrote that at least five Tesla electric roadster owners accidentally destroyed their batteries by letting them lose all their electric charge.

Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk took to the company’s blog on Friday addressing the concerns.

Musk called the controversy an “irrational fear” and blamed it on “a single blogger.. spreading a rumor.”

“A single blogger is spreading a rumor about electric vehicles becoming inoperable,” a condition referred to as “bricking,” Tesla said on its website. “’Bricking’ is an irrational fear based on limited information and a misunderstanding of Tesla’s battery system.”

The company explained that EV owners shouldn’t worry about oil changes, exhaust checks, or spark plug replacements.

“You can drive it for many years by simply plugging it in when needed, and performing maintenance once a year,” Tesla said.

“In return, we ask that you remember to charge it. A plugged-in Tesla is not only charging its battery, it is also keeping key systems within the car functioning properly. Tesla owners around the world keep their cars charged on a daily basis without any issues at all. If ever the battery in your Tesla runs low, the car is designed to let you know with repeated visual and audible warnings. If you continue to ignore the warnings, they will persist and increase..”

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