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Tesla to roll out Sentry and Dog Modes for Teslas this week

There are often news reports of dogs, and even young children, being left in cars that overheat in the sun with harmful or even fatal results. Tesla's new Dog Mode would solve that problem by keeping the car inside at around room temperature.

Large investor in Tesla increases stake by about $32 million

The second largest shareholder of Tesla stock Baillie Gifford and Co. has increased its share in the well known maker of electric cars and energy storage batteries. CEO Elon Musk is the largest shareholder who owns about 20 percent of Tesla.

Tesla faces problems with its first Model 3 deliveries in Europe

It is a year and a half after US Tesla customers began to receive their orders for the Model 3 until the first shipment of the models arrived at the beginning of this week at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

Volkswagen to install Tesla battery packs at EV charge stations

Volkswagen's Electrify America said on Monday it will install Tesla battery storage packs at more than 100 charging stations across the United States to keep costs down for drivers charging electric vehicles.

Tesla to buy battery tech maker Maxwell Technologies

Tesla Inc is buying Maxwell Technologies Inc for $218 million in an all-stock deal that will help the electric car maker beef up its battery technology at a time when it is ramping up production of its crucial Model 3 sedan.

Tesla's 4th quarter profits miss expectations — CFO retires

Tesla reported its second consecutive quarterly profit Wednesday and better-than-expected sales, but its fourth-quarter earnings fell short of analysts' expectations— with its shares dipping slightly in after-hours trading.

Tesla fined $29,365 for violating California labor laws

Fremont - The EV maker Tesla has had a fine of $29,365 imposed on it for violating California labor laws in its parking lot tent, GA4, where the company has been assembling the popular Model 3.

Tesla says no deal has been made to source batteries from Lishen

Juicy news and rumors don't take long to spread on the Internet, so when the first reports came out that Tesla had signed a preliminary agreement with Chinese battery maker Tianjin Lishen, they reverberated rather quickly.

Tesla to increase charges at its Supercharger stations

Palo Alto - Tesla will raise rates at its Supercharger stations after it implements a new pricing structure. At present, it charges using a state/region pricing scheme. It will now use a structure that prices individual stations according to local power and demand.

Tesla will cut workforce 7 percent as it tries to lower prices

Hawthorne - Tesla has announced plans to reduce its full-time workforce by 7 percent as it works to increase Model 3 production and cut prices in order to break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford.

Global car makers intend to spend up to $300 billion on EVs

Global car manufacturers are planning to invest huge sums to develop and obtain batteries and build electric vehicles (EVs) over the next five to ten years.

Cadillac will be GM's lead EV in challenge to Tesla

Cadillac is expected to become General Motors' lead electric vehicle brand as the largest U.S. automaker gears up to introduce a new model under that luxury marquee to challenge Tesla, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.

China offers Elon Musk permanent residency

Bejing - Tesla boss Elon Musk has been offered a "green card", China said Thursday, a privilege enjoyed by an elite group of foreigners, including several Nobel laureates and a former NBA star.

Elon Musk breaks ground on Tesla's Shanghai factory

Shanghai - After four years of planning, Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory is becoming a reality. Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong celebrated on Monday the groundbreaking of the electric automaker's first non-U.S. factory.

Tesla customers in Europe and China able to configure Model 3s

Tesla began taking reservations for Model 3s in both Europe and China at year's end of 2018. After making a $1,000 deposit customers were able to use the Tesla online configurator. However, now the customer can use the company's "design studio" as well.

Tesla shares tumble on lackluster delivery numbers

Tesla disappointed investors Wednesday, announcing that it delivered 90,700 vehicles during the fourth quarter — short of Wall Street forecasts despite its efforts to ramp up production. Shares in Tesla fell by more than 9 percent in morning trading.

Some Tesla stores to open New Year's Eve until midnight

Tesla has over 3,000 Model 3 electric vehicles to try and sell before the federal tax credit for EVs is cut in half. After midnight tonight the tax credit will be cut in half, from $7,500 per Tesla to just $3,750.

Tesla still has over 3,000 Model 3's left in inventory in the US

Tesla Inc had over 3,000 Model 3 vehicles left in inventory in the United States as of Sunday, automotive news website Electrek reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Tesla set to introduce the new Model Y EV next March

Tesla will unveil its fifth car, the Model Y in March of 2019. The new EV is expected to be a crossover SUV that will be smaller than the model X and with a lower price tag.

Stealing a Tesla gets much tougher thanks to new update

Stealing a Tesla has now become much more difficult thanks to a new update from the electric car manufacturer. The update comes flowing a recent theft of a Tesla Model S in Europe.

VW to challenge Tesla with sub-compact electric for $21,000

Sources are saying Volkswagen is now planning on introducing a subcompact, entry-level crossover, with a starting price of about $21,000. According to the report, VW expects to sell 200,000 units of this entry-level unit in its all-electric I.D. range.

Tesla names new chair as Elon Musk steps down

Tesla has named a new chair to replace Elon Musk after the CEO agreed to step down from the company's board as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tesla shares big news with 3rd quarter financial results

Tesla Motors 3rd quarter financial results were published after closing bell yesterday. They turned out to be considerably better than many analysts had expected.

After 'historic' quarter, Tesla looks to Europe, China

San Francisco - Electric car maker Tesla on Wednesday reported an "historic" quarterly profit driven by demand for its mass market Model 3, as the company looks beyond its US home base to Europe and China.

Tesla likely to post 3rd quarter profit as Model 3 takes off

New York - When Tesla Inc posts third-quarter results on Wednesday, Chief Executive Elon Musk may show off a long-promised quarterly profit, as production of his Model 3 electric sedan takes off.

Tesla moves ahead with building factory in Shanghai, China

On Wednesday, Tesla announced it had signed a "land transfer" agreement with the Shanghai government for a 212-acre plot to build its proposed Chinese factory, opening the way to begin construction of its first factory outside the U.S.

Senate bill could give electric vehicle tax credit a big boost

Washington - Tesla Inc and General Motors, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator.

Tesla first to hit 200,000 in EV sales — Tax credit ends Oct 15th

Tesla is the first automaker to hit the 200,000th EV delivery mark in the US and to trigger the phase-out of the federal tax credit for buyers of its electric vehicles.

GOP Senator John Barrasso introduces bill to end EV tax credit

Right on the heels of the UN report on climate change, the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unveiled legislation on Tuesday to end the $7,500 tax incentive for electric vehicles.

Tesla's big battery in Australia has defied all expectations

Jamestown - Nearly a year ago, Elon Musk promised to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia within 100 days. He delivered, and now the battery has defied skeptics, making waves in the industry thanks to its performance.
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