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Tesla launches supercharging stations in Berlin

Tesla has launched Superchargers for their electric cars in Berlin.

Elon Musk's firm is hoping to expand into more cities, with Germany poised to be the next to benefit from the speedy inner-city charging points this year.

Jeroen van Tilburg, manager Europe of charging infrastructure at Tesla, said: "Now, as part of our commitment to make Tesla ownership easy and convenient for everyone including those without immediate access to home or workplace charging, we are expanding out supercharging network into city centers."

The fast charger is capable of powering up the Tesla Model 3 cars in five minutes, enough to travel for 120 kilometers.

Meanwhile, Tesla cars now read speed-limit signs and detect green lights in the United States.

The world-famous tech company recently announced that thanks to the vehicles' Autopilot system, drivers will now receive a speed limit warning on the dashboard display, while they will also get a notification if their vehicle is stationary at a green light.

Tesla vehicles can already slow down at red lights, thereby dramatically increasing road safety, and the latest development is seen as the next stage of the Autopilot system's evolution.

News of the development arrived shortly after Tesla - which has its headquarters in California - admitted that its Nevada factory was the target of a cyberattack.

Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov was arrested and charged with conspiracy to purposely cause damage to a protected computer by recruiting someone to feed malware into a system.

The ambition behind the move was to obtain data and then threaten the company to pay a hefty ransom.

But an employee of the electronic car firm helped the FBI to thwart the cyberattack before it took place.

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