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Elon Musk confirms his bid to take Tesla private, backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund

Yesterday I speculated that Elon Musk’s hints that he wanted to take Tesla private with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund backing it might not be as far-fetched as people think. Today Musk has published a statement claiming that he has been talking to the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund …

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SoftBank to Shun Tesla Deal as It Focuses on Other Car Bets, Sources Say

Speculation about who may or may not finance Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk’s audacious plan to take the carmaker private is distracting dealmakers from a …

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Lawsuits accuse Tesla's Musk of fraud over tweets, going-private proposal

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc and Chief Executive Elon Musk were sued twice on Friday by investors who said they fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers, including through Musk's proposal to take the electric car company private.<p>The lawsuits were filed three days after Musk stunned …

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With no white knight in sight, Tesla shares plummet from Musk’s tweet-related highs

Investors definitely aren’t stoked by the deafening silence coming from Tesla after its chief executive announced in a tweet that he plans to drop a fat sack of cash on public shareholders in a bid to take the company private.<p>Tesla’s shares have tumbled from their post-tweet highs as investors are …

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Elon Musk promises 'party and camper mode' for your next Tesla bender

If you've ever played one of those nighttime basketball games lit by a row of car headlights, you'll know that batteries don't last forever. But Elon Musk has an idea that might keep the party going longer than the keg will.<p>On Twitter today, Elon Musk promised that Tesla will add a "party and …

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Tesla whistleblower countersues over Elon Musk’s ‘defamatory’ statements

The former Gigafactory employee says the CEO’s tweets and the company’s comments resulted in threats to his personal safety<p>The former Tesla employee who was sued for allegedly hacking and leaking trade secrets has filed a counterclaim against the company over potentially defamatory comments made by …

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Tesla is making a $1500… surfboard?

Tesla is no stranger to branded merch. Its got the standard company swag — the hats, the shirts, and the mugs. It’s got quirkier stuff, like miniature Teslas for kids and USB chargers shaped like the Superchargers that juice up their vehicles.<p>And now they’ve got… surfboards?<p>While it’s now gone for …

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Tesla Released a $1,500 Surfboard That Sold Out In a Day

Attention Tesla and surfboard enthusiasts—some new branded merch from Tesla was just released over the weekend. The company collaborated with Lost …

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Volvo’s Polestar performance brand is working on a Tesla Model 3 competitor

Previous Next<p>1 of 9<p>Volvo’s dedicated performance and luxury division, Polestar, is apparently gearing up to take on the Tesla Model 3. According to a …

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Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability

In an unusual move, Tesla reportedly asked some suppliers to return part of the money it’s paid them since 2016, including for past work. According to the Wall Street Journal, which reviewed a memo Tesla sent to a supplier last week, the electric auto maker said it is asking suppliers for refunds …

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Musk disputes rumors that Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders

Tesla's Model 3 production rate has been a topic of interest for some time, but lately, so has the company's order rates. Following an analyst's suggestion that Tesla was now receiving more cancellations than orders, CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to dispel that notion, giving a glimpse into Tesla's …

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Tesla pushes back against reports on Model 3 cancellations

Customers have been cancelling orders on Tesla's Model 3 car as production ramped up — which Elon Musk promised. However, the company refuted those …

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Data breach exposes trade secrets of carmakers GM, Ford, Tesla, Toyota

Security researcher UpGuard Cyber Risk disclosed Friday that sensitive documents from more than 100 manufacturing companies, including GM, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Tesla, Toyota, ThyssenKrupp, and VW were exposed on a publicly accessible server belonging to Level One Robotics.<p>The exposure via Level One …

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Munro & Associates finish Tesla Model 3 teardown, come away impressed

Shortly after the Tesla Model 3 began to trickle into the market, Munro & Associates was able to acquire an early production model of the car in order to tear it apart and analyze its construction. Initially, Sandy Munro, the company's founder, was unimpressed with the car's level of fit and …

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Tesla speeds up delivery times for new Model 3 orders

When Tesla opened up Model 3 orders to everyone, it was easy to be jaded when delivery would take at least three months. Wouldn't the situation only get worse? Apparently, just the opposite is true: Tesla has dramatically shortened delivery times for new orders. If you order either the Long Range …

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Tesla adds autonomous parking mode to Model 3

The Model 3 can now park itself. Called Summon, the feature is now available on the company’s new sedan.<p>It’s a clever feature that takes advantage of the vehicle’s connectivity and autonomous driving capabilities. With Summon owners can command their Model 3 to pull into a parking spot and power …

Tesla built 20% of last week’s Model 3s in its fancy new tent

Tesla hit a key milestone in the second quarter, managing to hit a 5,000-per-week production target for its important Model 3 electric vehicle. Remarkably, about 20 percent of the 5,031 Model 3 vehicles made in the past seven days were produced on the company’s GA4, a hastily built general assembly …

Tesla's head of engineering is officially leaving the company as Elon Musk celebrates Model 3 production milestone

Doug Field, Tesla's head of engineering, won't return to the company after a taking a leave of absence, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>Tesla confirmed Field's departure to Business Insider<p>"After almost five years at Tesla, Doug Field is moving on," a Tesla representative said. "We'd like to thank …

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Tesla opens orders to all US and Canadian Model 3 reservation holders

Tesla is aiming to produce 5,000 Model 3 cars a week.<p>For people who put down a $1,000 deposit for a Tesla Model 3 as long as two years ago, the big …

Tesla opens the Model 3 reservation floodgates

Tesla has opened the Model 3 waitlist floodgates, inviting all reservation holders in the U.S. and Canada to order the electric sedan that’s inextricably tied to its survival.<p>As of Thursday, existing reservation holders in the United States and Canada can log onto the Tesla website and complete …

Electric GT's first race-spec Tesla Model S hits the track

Two years ago, we learned that a Tesla Model S-based electric racing series was in development. This week Electric GT holdings showed off its first race-spec Model S P100DL in Barcelona ahead of the series' planned debut in November. Its builders say the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL is more than just a …

Build your own Tesla? Elon Musk teases interactive factory tours

Tesla’s recent layoffs were said to be a cost-cutting measure. Is allowing people to build their own Tesla another one?<p>It’s dark times for Tesla. Much to the chagrin of Musk the company has been treated entirely fairly by the majority of the media. That is, to say, it’s been ripped to shreds for …

Tesla's Model 3 catches up on Autopilot and WiFi features

Tesla is still rushing to give the Model 3 some of the features you might take for granted in its EV stablemates. As part of a broader update across the lineup (including increased Autopilot nagging), Model 3 units now support a few key features, most notably Summon -- that is, the ability to move …

Tesla fires back against alleged whistleblower: “He is nothing of the sort”

Martin Tripp, who has yet to secure a lawyer, tells Ars he stands by his comments.<p>Tesla is now wholly refuting the claims made by an ex-employee and …

Tesla's mobile app can turn on top speed limits from anywhere

If you're a little worried about handing over the keys to your Tesla to a valet, then you might be tempted to engage the car's "Valet Mode," which limits the speed of the car to 70MPH and tops out the power and acceleration to just 25 percent. But that also locks out the glove compartment and the …

Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current …

Tesla sues former employee for $1 million over trade secret theft

Tesla is suing a former employee for $1 million, alleging the man hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties, according to court documents. The lawsuit also claims the employee leaked false information to the media.<p>The lawsuit …

Elon Musk emails employees about 'extensive and damaging sabotage' by employee

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to all employees on Monday morning about a factory fire, and seemed to reference possible sabotage.<p>Now, CNBC has …

Tesla is now making 3,500 Model 3 cars per week

Tesla has been scrambling to make its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars per week by July, and it appears to be making good progress... although it also has a long way to go. <i>Electrek</i> has obtained a company-wide email from Elon Musk indicating that Tesla is now reliably producing "above 500" …