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Tesla's Autopilot system system presents issues in new test

Tesla has recently made improvements to its Autopilot system and the technology is designed to take aspects of autonomous car technology forwards. However, tests by Consumer Reports have raised some concerns.

GAF Energy and parent company installs 'hundreds' of solar roofs

Solar roofing company GAF Energy and its parent, global roofing manufacturer Standard Industries, say their contractors have deployed “hundreds” of installations over the past year, suggesting they may be outpacing larger rival Tesla.

Tesla claims it will run out of cash in 10 months and needs cuts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told his employees that the company will run out of cash in about 10 months unless there are hardcore cost-cutting moves, according to a email to all staff obtained by Reuters and Electrek.

After recent fires in some cars Tesla pushes software updates

Tesla is updating software earlier than planned to all Model S and Model X vehicles after two recent high profile battery files. Tesla says it is doing this out of an abundance of caution.

Yep, a couple finally made a porn video in a Tesla on autopilot

It was bound to happen, of course, but now it's official, in a way - There is now a porn video of a couple having sex while in a Tesla going down the highway on autopilot.

Tesla warns workers about the consequences of leaking information

Employees of Tesla, the electric car (EV) maker received an e-mail today from the company's security team, that warns them about leaking information. Leaking information the e-mail claims could lead to firing, felony charges, and lawsuits.

Tesla misses big on first-quarter earnings with $702 million loss

Tesla has fallen back into the red in the first quarter after last year’s profitable second half, the result of weaker deliveries of its namesake electric vehicles, reporting a much bigger loss than analysts expected.

Tesla gets a restraining order against a short seller

San Jose - Randeep Hothi a prominent critic on Twitter of Tesla has been hit with a restraining order by the Alameda County Superior Court in California last Friday.

Tesla claims Panasonic battery supply a constraint on production

Tesla claimed that a shortage of batteries made by Panasonic is the fundamental constraint on the production of Tesla EVs. Tesla says it is not getting enough batteries from the Nevada Gigafactory to keep up with the number of vehicles it wants to make.

Fiat to pay Tesla in a deal to meet EU emission standards

Automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay Tesla for the right to count Tesla electric vehicles as part of its fleet of cars. By pooling vehicles with Tesla, Fiat hopes its fleet will have average emissions low enough to meet new EU standards.

Tesla deliveries miss by wide margin in first-quarter

Tesla Inc shares fell 11 percent on Thursday after a bigger-than-expected drop in first-quarter deliveries, led by declining demand for its luxury Model S and X vehicles.

Tesla's Elon Musk unveils Model Y electric crossover SUV

Tesla unveiled a new electric crossover SUV, the Model Y, during an event at the company’s design studio in Hawthorne on Thursday evening. Chief Executive Elon Musk said the compact SUV would be priced at about $47,000.

Tesla raises prices and walks back plan to close most showrooms

Tesla is backtracking on its plans to close its showrooms. Additionally, Tesla will raise the price of its vehicles, with the exception of the Basic Model 3 sedan.

Landlords may throw wrench into Tesla's planned store closings

Elon Musk's cost-savings plan to save money by closing most of its retail stores may have back-fired on him. Besides blindsiding many employees - Landlords are asking how Tesla plans to get out of its lease contracts.

Tesla announces that all sales will be on the Internet in future

Just last week, Tesla announced that it was closing most of its showrooms in order to cut costs. Tesla will now sell its vehicles online rather than through stores with showrooms.

New Tesla Model Y to be unveiled March 14, tweets Musk

Hawthorne - In a tweet Sunday evening, Elon Musk announced Tesla will reveal the Model Y at its design studio in Los Angeles on March 14.

Tesla launches cheaper Model 3 - Wall Street not impressed

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made some splashy announcements Thursday, but Wall Street analysts were unimpressed after Musk announced a cheaper Model 3.

The world's most successful EV model may surprise you

The most popular electric vehicle in the world today is not made in the U.S. or China. Even though China’s BYD and Tesla continue to vie for top dog in sales, it is Japan's Nissan Leaf, which is the most popular electric vehicle of all time

Op-Ed: Tesla CEO & founder Elon Musk calls bitcoin technology brilliant

Elon Musk, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Tesla and SpaceX has made public his belief that cryptocurrencies offer an improved alternative to conventional money. He also claims that bitcoin's technology is brilliant.

Tesla is bleeding executives — experts say it may create problems

Tesla is known for its high rate of turnover among executive and senior-level employees. The level of turnover Tesla has experienced in its senior ranks is unusual in the auto industry and could make recruiting more difficult, Keller said.

Tesla's giant battery in Australia turns in a top performance

The huge battery at Hornsdale in South Australia is continuing to make its mark on the energy market in Australia. It made another $4 million in the fourth quarter from providing services. The battery is on track to recoup a third of its cost in one year.

Op-Ed: Tesla needs to find new customers for the Model 3

After Tesla had a year first of "production hell" and then "delivery hell" as far as Model 3 production was concerned the question now arises how many more customers are there for the vehicle especially the higher priced models.

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.
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Picture of first Model 3 coming off the production line at the newly erected assembly line in Fremont, California. It took three weeks to build, using minimal resources.
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Tesla Model S Sedan - winner of Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year award.
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This is the only Model Y teaser that's been made public to date.
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2016 Tesla Model X finished in black. Picture taken in Lantana, Florida.
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Google has racked up the most mileage testing its driverless cars on California public roads.
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Tesla's China website: Apparently the "autopilot" problem is in the translation.
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The first 30 Tesla Model 3s are delivered at the carmaker's factory.
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Tesla Model S and Model X side by side at the Gilroy Supercharger, California.
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