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Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s Powerwall 2 battery and SolarCity’s integrated roof panels in Los Angeles in October. (Tesla via YouTube)

Tesla has officially dropped “Motors” from its name, reflecting the company’s expanded focus beyond its namesake electric cars.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company announced it changed its corporate name to “Tesla, Inc.” Last July, Tesla shortened its main URL from to

The moves reflect the company’s expansion beyond automobiles. Last November, Tesla merged with the solar power venture SolarCity and Elon Musk announced a new line of solar panels that mimics the look of roof shingles. Earlier in the year, Tesla increased its production of the Powerwall storage batteries.

“Tesla is not just an automaker, but also a technology and design company with a focus on energy innovation,” the company writes on its website.

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