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  • A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California, U.S. May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich/File Photo

    A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California, U.S. May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

  • A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California, U.S. May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich/File Photo

    A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California, U.S. May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Tesla shareholders approve acquisition of SolarCity

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Tesla Motors Inc shareholders voted "overwhelmingly" in favor of acquiring SolarCity Corp on Thursday, handing a victory to Chief Executive Elon Musk as he tries to create a carbon-free energy and transportation company.

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The company's special meeting of stockholders was broadcast live on the Internet.

(Reporting by Alexandria Sage; Editing by Matthew Lewis)