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Tesla Model X Saved Groom's Life The Night Before His Wedding: Car Safety FTW

A groom got into an accident the night before his wedding, when a stolen Honda Civic smashed into his Tesla Model X at 65 miles per hour. The man says the Model X saved his life thanks to its safety-first design, shielding him from in the violent impact.

Car Tech May 20, 2017

Uber Wanted To Partner With Tesla For Self-Driving Cars, But Elon Musk Said No

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reportedly approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk to propose a partnership. Kalanick wanted Uber and Tesla to work together on self-driving car technology and compete against Apple, but Musk said no.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

Tesla Now Taking Orders For Its Solar Roof: How It Could Possibly Be The Company’s Best Offering Yet

What possibly makes Tesla Solar Roof the company's best product to date? Here's a quick look at its appreciating value, aesthetics, and Elon Musk's commitment to solar power.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Tesla's Solar Roof Is More Expensive Than Typical Roof, But Here's Why The World Will Still Buy It

Tesla has now opened preorders for its solar roof, with an expected delivery date sometime this year. Here’s how much it’ll cost to install the solar roof in your home, and why it makes sense to do so.

Energy May 11, 2017

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles Now Ready For Preorder, But Only In Two Options For Now: Elon Musk

Elon Musk has officially confirmed that starting Wednesday, May 10, Tesla's solar roof tiles are ready for preorder. Only two models will be available at first, with the other two to follow in roughly six months.

Business Tech May 10, 2017

Tesla Model Y Coming Soon: Elon Musk Teased Exciting Details About The Upcoming Electric Compact SUV

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared several exciting details about the upcoming Model Y. The electric compact SUV is expected to start production as early as late 2019, and will be as affordable as the Model 3.

Car Tech May 5, 2017

Insider Leaks Possible SpaceX IPO With Early Access For Tesla Shareholders, But Space Firm Is Quick To Deny Report

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell spoke about circulating rumors saying Elon Musk’s space firm is preparing for IPO. What are the chances of SpaceX ever going public soon?

Business Tech May 4, 2017

Elon Musk Finally Reveals Plans For His Boring Company At Ted Conference [Video]

Elon Musk reveals what he wants his tunnel company to accomplish at a TED Talk. The Boring Company plans to solve Los Angeles traffic with a series of 3D tunnels.

Business Tech April 29, 2017

Tesla Recalls 53,000 Model X And Model S Over Potential Parking Brake Defect

Tesla issued a voluntary recall for its Model X and Model S vehicles owing to a possible manufacturing defect in the parking brake. The carmaker recalled 53,000 vehicles manufactured from February 2016 to October 2016.

Car Tech April 22, 2017

Tesla Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Autopilot Capabilities

Law firm Hagens Berman filed a class-action lawsuit against Tesla over autopilot capabilities. The lawsuit claimed that the company failed to deliver the promised Enhanced Autopilot to consumers and misled them.

Business Tech April 20, 2017

Tesla Adjusts Electric Vehicle Price Tags: $5,000 Off For Entry-Level Model S, With More Features

Tesla has made several adjustments to the price tags of its electric vehicles, including reducing the price of the Model S 75 and Model S 75D. The company's cheapest vehicle for now, the Model S 75, costs only $69,500.

Car Tech April 18, 2017

Tesla Planning To Unveil Electric Pickup Truck And Semi Truck: Elon Musk

Elon Musk revealed the future projects and launches from Tesla via a tweet. He shared that the company would unveil an electric semi-truck in September and a battery-powered pickup within two years.

Car Tech April 15, 2017

Tesla’s Advanced Automation Group Cancels All Existing Contracts To Focus On Model 3 Production

Tesla Advanced Automation Germany steers all efforts into Model 3 production, canceling all existing contracts with other car manufacturers and outside clients in the process.

Business Tech April 14, 2017

Elon Musk On Investors Calling For Board Change: 'Buy Ford Stock'

Some Tesla investor groups called for a shakeup of the company's board. CEO Elon Musk responded to the dismayed investors by telling them to buy shares from rival Ford.

Car Tech April 14, 2017

Tesla Claims Throne As America's Most Valuable Carmaker From General Motors

Tesla has surpassed General Motors as the most valuable automobile manufacturer in the United States, with a market cap of $51.5 billion. The company's rise shows the increasing focus on electric vehicles and powerful software.

Business Tech April 11, 2017

Tesla Unveils ‘Sleek, Low-Profile’ Solar Panels That Blend Into Your Roof, Ripping Off Tiles Not Necessary

Tesla has given everyone the first glimpse at its Panasonic-made solar panels that would perch atop a user’s existing roof, no drastic remodeling required. The panels will go into production this summer, and Tesla is now taking requests for quotes.

Energy April 10, 2017

Tesla Surpasses Ford Market Value As Stock Borders On $300: Here Are The Factors Driving Company's Growth

Tesla's market value officially outpaces Ford because of the record vehicle deliveries in Q1 of 2017, with the electric car maker's stock bordering on $300.

Business Tech April 4, 2017

Tesla Delivers Record 25,000 Vehicles In Q1: Ramping Up For The Model 3?

Tesla delivered over 25,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter, setting a new record for the company. Tesla is on track to meet its first-half target of delivered vehicles as it prepares to start production of the mass-market Model 3.

Car Tech April 2, 2017

Tesla Latest Software 8.1 Update Brings New Features To Model S And Model X

Tesla pushed out the Software 8.1 update on March 29, which brings an array of handy features. Model S and Model X owners benefit from Lane Change, Autosteer, driverless parking, and more.

Car Tech March 30, 2017

Tencent Buys 5 Percent Stake In Tesla For $1.78 Billion As Chinese Electric Car Market Booms

Tencent, best known for its WeChat messaging app, purchased a 5 percent stake in Tesla for $1.78 million. The move will help Tesla expand its presence in China, where electric vehicle sales growth has been the highest for the company.

Business Tech March 29, 2017

Tesla Model X On Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle In Phoenix, Arizona

A Tesla Model X vehicle operating in Autopilot mode slightly hit a police motorcycle in Phoenix last week, just days before Uber's self-driving car got involved in a collision. Here's what happened.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Will Be A 'Smaller' And 'Affordable' Version Of Model S: Elon Musk

Elon Musk shattered high consumer expectations from Tesla's Model 3 by sharing that the vehicle is not as feature rich as the Model S. The CEO revealed that the Model 3 will be a tinier and more affordable variant of the Model S.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Tesla Solar Roof Tile Orders Start Next Month, Says Elon Musk: Get Ready For Affordable Clean Energy Solutions

Tesla announced last year that it would offer solar roof tiles as a viable and affordable clean energy solution. Elon Musk has now confirmed that orders for solar roof tiles will kick off in April, so here's what you need to know.

Smart Home March 25, 2017

Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S: Could The Newcomer Truly Be A Fierce Competition For Tesla?

Lucid Motors just publicly unveiled the prototype of its first Lucid Air model, but experts already believe that Tesla’s luxury electric vehicle line has met its match.

Car Tech March 24, 2017

Tesla Honored As 2017’s ‘Battery Innovator Of The Year’ At The International Battery Seminar

International experts in the field of battery research recognized Tesla’s contributions and cutting-edge innovations in battery technology. Tesla exec and battery expert says it’s all about implementation.

Business Tech March 24, 2017

Tesla Challenger LeEco Looks To Sell 49-Acre Silicon Valley Property Due To Painful Cash Crunch

LeEco, an ambitious Chinese technology conglomerate, once looked to challenge Tesla in the electric car industry. However, it seems that the mission would be put on hold, as the company is suffering a massive cash crunch.

Car Tech March 20, 2017

Local Energy Companies Compete Against Elon Musk To Solve South Australia’s Energy Crisis

Elon Musk’ bet that Tesla can solve Australia’s energy crisis in 100 days gains competition from local companies that want a shot at saving their nation.

Business Tech March 19, 2017

Say Goodbye To The 60 kWh Model S: Tesla To Stop Production In April

Tesla announces a halt in the production of the more affordable Model S 60 and 60D in April 2017 after offering them for only one year.

Car Tech March 19, 2017

Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk Wants Delivery To Take Just 5 Minutes

Questions regarding Tesla’s plan to maximize the production and delivery of the upcoming Model 3 EV have been raised frequently. Elon Musk has now shared plans, which reveal that the delivery of the Model 3 could take a mere 5 minutes.

Business Tech March 18, 2017

Lucid Air Electric Car Rolling Out With A $52,500 Price Tag, Targets Rival Tesla Model S

Lucid Motors unveils the price of its luxury electric car 'Air,' which will fetch for $52,500. The car is aimed as a competitor to Tesla Model S, another electric car in the market.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Tesla Model Y Render Boosts Anticipation For The Next Compact SUV After Model 3

Tesla has become the sweetheart of the electric vehicle market and the stakes are high. While the future Tesla Model Y (based on Model 3) is still a mystery for now, a render now envisions what it could look like.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Tesla Looks To Raise $1.15 Billion As Production Ramps Up For Model 3

Tesla is looking to raise fresh capital of up to $1.15 billion in preparation for the launch of production of the Model 3. Will the company be able to start mass production of the electric vehicle by July?

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Intel Confirms Acquisition Of Mobileye Self-Driving Car Tech Firm For $15.3 Billion

Intel has confirmed that it is cquiring self-driving car tech firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion on March 13. As part of the deal, Intel will be shelling out $63.54 per share for Mobileye in cash.

Business Tech March 13, 2017

Elon Musk: Powerwall 2 Can Solve South Australia's Energy Crisis In 100 Days - Or It's Free

Elon Musk confidently backs up Lyndon Rive’s claim that Tesla only needs 100 days to save South Australia from frequent blackouts, and bets the entire cost on it.

Energy March 11, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Prototype Image Leaks Online, Here's The First Look Of The EV In The Wild

A small clip along with a picture of the latest Model 3 EV from Tesla has leaked online. The leak of the prototype shows the upcoming EV during its test run on the SpaceX Hyperloop test track.

Car Tech March 11, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Beta Prototype Yet To Be Ready As July Production Deadline Looms

A recent Tesla filing revealed that the company is yet to produce a prototype for its Model 3 vehicle. It is being predicted that Tesla may fall short on its promise of entering mass production for Model 3 by July.

Car Tech March 4, 2017

Elon Musk Agrees To A Tesla Competition And You Have A Fifth-Grader To Thank For It

A bright fifth-grader wrote a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk as part of a school project, suggesting a Tesla competition for fan-made commercials. Musk thought it was a great idea and agreed to do it, so get ready for a neat contest thanks to this awesome kid.

Business Tech March 2, 2017

Will The Tesla Model 3 Really Have A Solar Roof? New Panasonic Tech Makes It Possible

Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously hinted that a solar roof option could be offered for the upcoming Model 3 electric vehicle. The idea was initially met with disbelief, but new technology revealed by Panasonic could make it possible.

Car Tech March 2, 2017

Tesla Employee Files Lawsuit Over Gender Discrimination Claims, Here's All You Need To Know

A female Tesla employee has filed a lawsuit against the company for alleged gender discrimination and harassment. The company revealed an investigation was conducted and found the claims were baseless and unsubstantiated.

Business Tech March 1, 2017

Epic Tesla P100D vs Faraday Future FF 91 Battle To Take Place At Pikes Peak

Faraday Future announced that it is also participating in the Exhibition Class division of the Pikes Peak race where it will fight the Tesla Model S P100D. The race is an open category usually reserved for non-traditional vehicles.

Car Tech February 28, 2017

Elon Musk Has A Plan To Eliminate Car Insurance, Maintenance Bills

Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla is mulling the expansion of a scheme that will eliminate recurring car insurance and maintenance bills. The custom insurance will match the insurance cost to the Autopilot development.

Car Tech February 26, 2017

Elon Musk Completes Investigation Of Poor Factory Condition Claims, Here's What He Says About These Allegations

An email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests that his investigation into the allegations of poor working conditions by Jose Moran is complete. Musk stated that the investigation proves that the accusations are false and baseless.

Car Tech February 25, 2017

Elon Musk Gives A Preview Of Tesla Model 3: Production Still On Track

The Tesla Model 3 is back on track after many production delays. Elon Musk makes the wait more bearable by showing off some design sketches of the newest EV.

Car Tech February 25, 2017

Tesla Supercharger Locations In North America Will Double In 2017

Tesla has decided to increase the number of supercharger stations for its electrical vehicles in North America in 2017. Currently, Tesla has 2,636 supercharger stations across the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Car Tech February 23, 2017

Tesla To Start Model 3 Production By July, Plans To Open 3 More Gigafactories

Tesla released its results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2016, beating analyst expectations. The focus, however, is on the company's revealed plans for up to three more Gigafactories and Model 3 production starting in July.

Car Tech February 22, 2017

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