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Elon Musk shares new Tesla Model 3 details

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for short bursts of activity on Twitter, oftentimes answering fans and reporters questions on the social media platform.<p>On Friday, as Musk was on a flight to Cape Canaveral—presumably to attend to business related to SpaceX, the aerospace company he also runs—the …

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Elon Musk teases 'Model Y,' says it's coming in a few years

For Tesla fans, the company's next highly anticipated electric car — the Model 3, slated for release later this year — can't come soon enough.<p>But CEO Elon Musk is already thinking about the next model. Musk being, well, <i>Musk</i>, teased a "Model Y" on Twitter.<p>"Model Y is coming too in a few years," Musk …

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Tesla Model 3 will give ‘superhuman’ safety to driver and be ’10x safer than current cars’, says Tesla analyst Adam Jonas

Even though Tesla CEO Elon Musk already announced that the company aims for the Model 3 to score 5 stars in every safety category, Morgan Stanley’s Tesla analyst Adam Jonas says that the vehicle’s safety could be an underrated feature that will give the vehicle a competitive edge.<p>Jonas sent a new …

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Tesla's P100D sets new real-world quarter-mile record [Updated]

When I was a kid, a four-door car was considered a grocery-getter. Now, they’re running 10-second quarter-miles.<p>Tesla’s Model S P100D is a fast car. It’s fast enough, in fact, to have run a 10.726-second quarter mile, the fastest of any stock production electric car — or any four-door sedan for …

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Tesla to stop selling its least-expensive car

BTW<p>Tesla will no longer offer its cheapest model after April 16.<p>According to Electrek, the Tesla Model S 60 and 60D, which started at $68,000 and …

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Elon Musk makes a bet to fix a state's energy woes in 100 days, or it's free

Now we <i>know</i> Elon Musk is a betting man.<p>Yesterday, Tesla's Vice President for energy products Lyndon Rive (who is Musk's cousin) said the company could build enough battery storage capacity with its Powerwall 2, to solve lingering energy supply concerns in the state of South Australia, within 100 …

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A very confident Tesla launches the new Powerwall 2 in Australia

Elon Musk's home battery is returning to Australia for a second round.<p>The new Powerwall 2 has about double the capacity of Tesla's original Powerwall, and will roll out from April. Vice President for energy products at Tesla Lyndon Rive, who incidentally is Musk's cousin, was in Melbourne Thursday …

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Tesla opens 'Project Loveday' contest for fan-made ads

Tesla has refused to do traditional advertising for its electric vehicles, instead relying on PR and its reputation for innovation. Some fans love the cars so much that they've gone ahead and made advertisements for the company, inspiring a letter from "green" fan Bria asking Elon Musk to run a …

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Ad-averse Tesla will run a fan-made commercial

Tesla doesn't need to advertise -- based on a slick presentation, its overall rep and Elon Musk's 7.5 million strong Twitter account, it notched 400,000 pre-orders Model 3 electric cars without anyone even taking a test drive. However, a fifth-grader named Bria noticed that despite the lack of ads, …

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Tesla responds to harassment lawsuit filed by female engineer in 2016

The Guardian published a new interview with Tesla engineer and current employee AJ Vandermeyden on Tuesday, wherein Vandermeyden lays out what she sees as a history of discriminatory treatment in a male-dominated work environment. Vandermeyden’s new statements were made in the context of a suit she …

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Elon Musk addresses working condition claims in Tesla staff-wide email

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared the results of his own investigation into factory working conditions at the carmaker, following accusations by employee and union advocate Jose Moran made in a Medium post earlier this month.<p>Musk’s lengthy email was sent to all Tesla employees, and addresses all areas …

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Tesla (TSLA) Narrows Quarterly Loss, Announces Plan To Set Up 3 More Gigafactories

Tesla Inc. (TSLA) announced Wednesday its earnings for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2016. Although the company did not report a profit, it …

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Tesla wants to offer vehicles with one price, including insurance and maintenance

Tesla has begun offering customers in Asia a package that includes in the purchase price the cost of insurance and maintenance, the company noted on its earnings call today. This is how they’d like to offer vehicles across their markets in the future, the carmaker says, and it’ll do so in …

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Guy sacrifices Tesla to save unconscious driver, Elon Musk offers to cover repair costs

It feels good to be the hero, and for the driver that exposed his Tesla (and himself) to danger in order to save another driver, it won't even be very costly.<p>According to <i>Muenchner Merkur</i> (via <i>Jalopnik</i>), 41-year-old Manfred Kick was driving his Tesla Model S when he noticed a man in a Volkswagen …

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Elon Musk: 'Getting in a car will be just like getting in an elevator' in 10 years

The race to the first fully self-driving car might be raging on at full speed, but one of its main participants, benevolent Bond villain Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, is already looking well past the finish line into the autonomous future.<p>Musk — who was also on hand to announce Tesla's expansion …

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Tesla’s shares hit an all-time high

The good news keeps on coming for Tesla Motors.<p>On the same day CEO Elon Musk launched online ordering for the Model S and Model X vehicles in Dubai, shares for the electric carmaker rose 4 percent in trading Monday. This breaks through Tesla’s all-time closing high in July 2015, going from $280.02 …

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Elon Musk in union spat after wrongly calling Tesla worker a paid agitator

Spotlight thrown on long hours and injuries as employee speaks up and United Automobile Workers union saying it has been approached to organise plant<p>The United Automobile Workers union has said it was approached by workers at the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, California – rejecting a charge by …

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Elon Musk says claims of poor working conditions at Tesla are "morally outrageous"

Following claims of poor working conditions<p>Earlier today, a Tesla employee wrote a post on Medium alleging that he and fellow Tesla employees at the company’s Fremont, California manufacturing facility endure “excessive mandatory overtime,” lower-than-average pay, and frequent injuries. Tesla CEO …

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Tesla employee writes of low wages, poor morale; company denies claims

Jose Moran says mandatory overtime, poor equipment ergonomics have lead to injury, low morale.<p>In a Medium post published today, Tesla employee Jose …

Tesla to 'hopefully' launch the Model 3 in India this summer: Elon Musk

India's wait to drive — and the world’s wait to see it ride — Tesla’s autonomous and electric car Model 3 on its poorly maintained, and overly crowded roads will come to an end this year.<p>Addressing a person's question, Elon Musk said Tuesday night the company plans to debut its car in India this …

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Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 won't come with a 100 kWh battery

If you wondered just how big a battery will Tesla pack into its upcoming Model 3 electric car, we've got some bad news for you: It won't have a 100 kWh capacity like some Model S and Model X models.<p>Elon Musk confirmed that in a reply on Twitter on Tuesday, explaining that the Model 3's wheelbase …

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Lithuanians Build Tesla Factory In Minecraft To Get Company's Attention

41 computer geeks spent two days building the virtual factory.<p>Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the "Minecraft" video game.<p>Vladas Lasas, who was …

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Elon Musk explains what the Tesla logo means

An automaker’s logo can and perhaps should be as recognizable as its cars, if not more.<p>That makes logo design a very important task.<p>Tesla’s logo is certainly not anonymous, but it turns out there’s more to it than may be immediately apparent.<p>What looks like simply a stylized “T” is actually a …

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Elon Musk ditches 'motors' from Tesla's name

The name change is part of Musk's plans to transform the firm from an electric car maker to an energy business<p>Tesla Motors is no more. Say hello to just 'Tesla'.<p>In a SEC filing on Wednesday, Elon Musk announced he was dropping the 'motors' part of the company's name as a way to transform the …

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Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream is closer to becoming a reality

Three university teams have been the first to test drive their pods in SpaceX's depressurized track as part of Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition.<p>The Delft University Hyperloop team clinched the top price for their prototype pod in the first phase. The Technical University of Munich, Germany …

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Watch a Tesla Model S P100D set a new world record for a quarter-mile run

When Tesla unveiled the Model S P100D this past August, Elon Musk boasted that it was the fastest production car in the world. Deservedly so, Tesla’s …

Tesla sues ex-director of Google Self-Driving Project and a former employee

Tesla is suing a former manager as well as Chris Urmson, the previous director of the Google self-driving project, and a new venture the two men have launched.<p>The lawsuit filed Thursday in Santa Clara Superior Court alleges that Sterling Anderson, a program manager with the automaker’s Autopilot …

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Tesla just ramped up its Autopilot system

After a delay, Telsa's new Autopilot is finally ready for mass rollout.<p>Tesla mastermind Elon Musk first teased the new system, Enhanced Autopilot, for the automaker's HW2 hardware package (which has been included in all new models since October) back in December, but the software release was …

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A new Autopilot update for second-generation Tesla X, Tesla S cars is coming

The brave new automotive world is growing ever closer. This week, car manufacturer Tesla’s self-driving Autopilot system was cleared in the case of a …