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Is Tesla In Trouble? Hundreds Of Workers Fired Amid Crucial Model 3 Production Ramp-up

Tesla has struggled with its ramp-up of Model 3 production, which makes the firing of hundreds of workers an interesting development. Is Tesla in trouble, or is this part of a plan to address the company's manufacturing problems?

Car Tech October 14, 2017

Tesla Recalls 11,000 Model X For Seat Issue: Here's What You Should Know

Tesla voluntarily recalls 11,000 Model X SUVs to fix a potential safety issue with second-row rear seats which might shift in a crash. The recall involves SUVs with fold-flat second-row seats.

Car Tech October 14, 2017

Elon Musk Offers To Rebuild Puerto Rico Power Grid With Solar: Will This Really Happen?

Elon Musk has offered to rebuild the Puerto Rico power grid using solar panels. There are many challenges to such an ambitious project, but it will be a massive triumph for alternative energy if it pushes through.

Business Tech October 7, 2017

Tesla 'Confident' To Fix Model 3 Bottleneck Issues After Falling Short Of Q3 Production Goal

Tesla promised to produce 1,500 Model 3 vehicles in the third quarter of 2017, but it made only 260 units because of bottleneck issues. Now the electric car maker is 'confident' to get back on track.

Car Tech October 3, 2017

Tesla Model X Beats Lamborghini Aventador SV In Drag Race, Sets Quarter-Mile Record For SUVs

The Tesla Model X outraced the Lamborghini Aventador SV in a drag race arranged by DragTimes. The electric SUV zoomed through a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds, setting a new world record for the fastest SUV over that distance.

Car Tech August 23, 2017

Tesla All-In On The Model 3: Seeks $1.5 Billion For Model 3 Production, Slashes Model X Price By $3,000

Tesla is going all-in on its mass-market electric vehicle, the Model 3. The company is looking to raise about $1.5 billion to ramp up Model 3 production and has reduced the price of the Model X electric SUV by $3,000.

Car Tech August 8, 2017

Ever Dreamed Of An Electric Porsche 911? This Car Company Installed Tesla Roadster Battery Packs Into A Classic Porsche

British car company Electric Classic Cars transformed a 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa into an electric vehicle. The vintage car was fitted with a pair of electric motors powered by a 54 kWh battery pack from a Tesla Roadster.

Car Tech August 7, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Finally Arrives: Should You Bother With Elon Musk’s Minimalist, Mass Market Electric Vehicle?

After months of hype, Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3 - its affordable electric vehicle geared for the masses. Tesla also just proved that it’s not just your average electric car company.

Car Tech July 29, 2017

Elon Musk Says He Has Verbal Approval To Begin Work On Hyperloop Train Tunnel From New York To DC

He's conquered space and electric cars, so what's Elon Musk's next step? Well, it looks like the billionaire will begin work on high-speed rail to connect two of America's largest cities.

Business Tech July 21, 2017

Lucid Air Zooms To 235 MPH In Testing: Is The Electric Supercar The Best Tesla Challenger So Far?

Lucid Motors could be the best Tesla challenger so far, as the prototype of the Lucid Air reached speeds of 235 miles per hour. The Tesla Model S, in comparison, has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Car Tech July 11, 2017

First Tesla Model 3 Rolls Off The Production Line: Is It Time For You To Buy An Electric Car?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a picture of the first production Model 3 ever built. With the mass-market electric vehicle finally hitting roads soon, is it time for customers to start thinking about purchasing an electric car?

Car Tech July 9, 2017

Challenge Accepted: Australia Picks Tesla To Solve Electricity Woes In 100 Days

Elon Musk opened the challenge to solve South Australia’s power crisis with a 100-day guarantee. Australia’s government has given Tesla the contract after a bidding war.

Business Tech July 7, 2017

Tesla Model S Receives Score From IIHS And The Company Doesn't Take It Well

The Tesla Model S has been scored by the IIHS and the company is not pleased with the results. The Model S fell short of the earning the industry's highest safety award thanks to the performance in a key test.

Car Tech July 7, 2017

Tesla Model S Fails To Get Top Safety Pick Plus Rating In IIHS Crash Test [Video]

The Tesla Model S failed for the second time to get good enough crash test scores to qualify for IIHS's Top Safety Picks Plus recommendations. According to the IIHS, the vehicle's safety belt doesn't secure the driver well enough.

Car Tech July 6, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Enters Production This Week, First Units To Reach Customers Later This Month

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the Model 3 is all set to enter production this Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule. The first 30 Model 3 preorder customers will get their cars later this month.

Car Tech July 3, 2017

Look Out Spotify, Apple Music: Tesla Considering To Launch Its Own Music Streaming Service

Tesla could soon become an unlikely challenger against Spotify and Apple Music. Sources revealed that the electric car company has spoken with all the major labels regarding plans to launch its own music streaming service.

Apps/Software June 23, 2017

In Self-Driving Car Case, Tesla Is Found To Be Not At Fault, Here's Why

In the first fatal car crash involving a self-driving car, Tesla has been found not at fault. The investigation is ongoing, but a recently released report concludes that Tesla's autopilot systems did not cause the crash.

Car Tech June 20, 2017

NTSB: Tesla Model S In Fatal 2016 Autopilot Crash Issued Repeated Warnings To Driver

The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details about a car crash last year involving Joshua Brown and his Tesla Model S. The board, however, hasn’t yet concluded on what caused the crash.

Car Tech June 20, 2017

Tesla Model X Rated As Safest SUV Ever By NHTSA: Here's What Happens When It Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave a perfect five-star crash rating on the Tesla Model X after the electric SUV was subjected to a series of crash tests. This makes it the safest SUV in the market.

Car Tech June 14, 2017

Tesla Model X Airbag Issue Announced, But It Will Get The Smoothest Fix: No Recall Necessary

Tesla notified customers that some Model X vehicles sport an anomaly with the passenger airbag. Rather than issuing a recall, however, the company is patching things up with an OTA update this weekend.

Car Tech June 9, 2017

Here's The First Official Teaser For The Tesla Model Y: What Does It Reveal About The Electric Crossover?

Tesla released the first teaser image for its upcoming electric crossover, the Model Y. What does the image reveal about the vehicle, and what do we know so far about it?

Car Tech June 8, 2017

China Is The Next Market Ripe For Tesla And Elon Musk

Over the last few years, Tesla has been growing in popularity since it's a well-designed and functioning electric car with all the bells and whistles of a luxury car brand. Now, Elon Musk's path to world domination will continue thanks to the booming market of China.

Business Tech June 7, 2017

Toyota Sold Remaining Tesla Stock Last Year: From Partners To Electric Car Rivals

Spokespersons for Toyota revealed that the biggest carmaker in Japan has sold its remaining stake in Tesla. Toyota and Tesla, previously partners, are now rivals in the burgeoning electric car industry.

Car Tech June 5, 2017

Forward Labs Has Solar Roofs That Are 33 Percent More Affordable Than Tesla's

Forward Labs, a solar energy company on the rise, is offering cheaper solar roofs than conventional models with a rapid installation process, for good measure. Its mere presence sets up an interesting future for the solar energy industry.

Energy May 29, 2017

Tesla In Trouble? Model X Sales Struggling, Model 3 Name Causing Confusion With Model S

Tesla could be in trouble due to issues concerning the Model X and the Model 3. Sales of the Model X are struggling despite a friendly market for luxury SUVs, while the name of the Model 3 is causing confusion.

Car Tech May 27, 2017

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 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’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

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