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Exclusive: Tesla flies in new battery production line for Gigafactory

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric sedan, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week.<p>Transporting equipment …

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Consumer Reports' Follow-Up Video On Tesla Model 3 Ratings

Consumer Reports follows up on its Tesla Model 3 rating on this edition of Talking Cars.<p>CR explains that this is not the usual episode since not only …

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Tesla is bringing back the stunning Model 3 wheels from the original unveiling, says Elon Musk

When first unveiling the Tesla Model 3 in March 2016, the prototypes came equipped with new wheels designed by the automaker.<p>Tesla brought to production two designs out of the three unveiled and the one that they didn’t make was arguably the most stunning.<p>CEO Elon Muck now says that they will bring …

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Edmunds Says Long-Term Tesla Model 3 Has Tons Of Issues

Edmunds released its April update related to its long-term Tesla Model 3 and it’s far from positive.<p>As many of you are probably aware, <b>Edmunds</b> has a</b> …

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Fascinated woodpecker pecks all around a Tesla Model 3 while the nervous owner tells it to stop

This curious woodpecker is captivated by a Tesla Model 3, which is parked at a campsite in Yosemite. The bird checks out the entire car, pecking at …

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Tesla's promised $35,000 Model 3 is still a long way off

When Tesla first unveiled the Model 3, it pitched it as an EV for the masses that would have a reasonable $35,000 price. Ten months after the first deliveries, however, the cheapest version costs $49,000, and Tesla just announced a hot rod AWD Model 3 that will cost $78,000 -- more than the Model S …

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Tesla's Musk admits Model 3 braking issue, promises fix | Reuters.com

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said Model 3 has a braking issue, but it will be fixed with a software update within days. Aleksandra Michalska reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said Model 3 has a braking issue, but it will be fixed with a software update …

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Tesla Model 3 Goes Upscale, and Base-Price Buyers Must Wait

Even as Tesla scrambles to master the production challenges of making its first mass-market electric car, the Model 3, the company is moving to add two high-end versions of the vehicle — versions that its chief, Elon Musk, said may be crucial to its profitability.<p>In fact, delivering the base-price …

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Watch New Tesla Model 3 Road Test Videos

New Tesla Model 3 reviews are still coming as more and more magazines would like to get their hands on possibly the most popular electric car in the …

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Tesla's new $78,000 Model 3 is incredibly overpriced

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wasn't sufficiently distracted over this past weekend by the royal union of Meghan and Harry to avoid tweeting out some illuminating news about his carmaker's newest effort to arrest a stock slide.<p>Say hello to the performance-spec of the Model 3, a vehicle that was revealed amid …

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Watch Tesla (Unsuccessfully) Try to Roll the Model X During Crash Tests

Center of gravity is a beautiful thing.<p>via Getty Images and Tesla<p>Tesla takes safety pretty seriously, and it loves to talk about how well its …

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Tesla needs to sell more expensive Model 3s so the company doesn’t "die," Musk says

New dual-motor options become available, but the $35,000 base model is still months away<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the final details of the dual-motor, all-wheel drive version of the Model 3 over the weekend, including a top-of-the-line variant that is more expensive than a base-level Model S or …

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Join Team Iceland on the Road to the World Cup!

The President and First Lady of Iceland have teamed up with Inspired by Iceland to invite you to join Team Iceland as we count down the days until …

Tesla: Tsunami Of Sales And Profits In Q3

Bullish expectations for Q3<p>This article explores the bullish projection that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is about to become profitable in Q3.<p>Among the …

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Watch Tesla unsuccessfully try to rollover the Model X all-electric SUV

Tesla has long been boasting about the safety of the Model X and especially its low probability of rollover – with good reasons.<p>Now the company has released some footage of internal tests trying unsuccessfully to make the Model X all-electric SUV rollover.<p>Last summer, Tesla Model X officially …

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Tesla's performance Model 3 delivers 3.5 second 0-60 for $78,000

Tesla is almost ready to start shipping Model 3s equipped with an AWD dual-motor option, so CEO Elon Musk announced specs and pricing for the new options on Twitter. The Performance trim Model 3 will sit at the top of the line, with 20-inch wheels, carbon fiber spoiler, black and white interior and …

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Elon Musk tweet-announces a $78,000 performance Model 3 with all-wheel drive

"Cost of normal dual motor AWD option is $5k," Tesla CEO says.<p>On Saturday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a few announcements via Twitter about new …

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Tesla SUV earns a Guinness World Record for towing massive airplane

Tesla's Model X SUV is so strong it earned a Guinness World Record for towing.<p>Teslareleased a video on Tuesday that shows one of its electric SUVs towing a 287,000-pound Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner nearly 1,000 feet on a taxiway at the Melbourne Airport in Australia.<p>The plane is part of Qantas Airways' …

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Elon Musk's fame used to be a huge advantage for Tesla — but now it's becoming a problem

Maybe you haven't been paying attention to all things Tesla for the past two weeks. Here's an update:<p>Whew! That was a lot of action for a fortnight!<p>Meanwhile, Tesla presumably spent many more millions to expand its production of vehicles in the low five figures. For contrast, General Motors built …

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Tesla Supercharger network grows at record pace in 2018 as competition heats up

Several new electric vehicle fast-charging networks are currently under construction, but Tesla’s Supercharger network is still the one to beat.<p>The California-based automaker is not sitting on its EV charging infrastructure lead as it has been deploying new chargers at a record pace this …

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Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 dual-motor ordering opens next week

Production for all-wheel-drive sedans begins in July<p>In a sign that Tesla's Model 3 production continues to improve, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will enable ordering of dual-motor versions of the sedan at the end of next week. Customers waiting for a Model 3 in performance or …

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Tesla Model 3 Dual-Motor AWD, Performance Starting Production In July 2018

Even though the waiting list for the Model 3 is on the unbearable side for most people with $35,000 to spend on an electric vehicle, demand is still …

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Tesla Already Added 121 New Supercharger Stations In 2018

Tesla increased the number of Supercharging stations from 1,125 at the beginning of the year to 1,246 on May 12, 2018, according to stats provided by …

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Tesla Executives Continue To Flee As The Company Goes Rogue With Its Balance Sheet

The torrent of executive departures from Tesla continued this weekend as news emerged on Friday night that senior vice president of engineering Doug Field is “taking a break from the company,” and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Tesla’s former director of field performance engineering, Matthew …

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Is Tesla In As Much Trouble As Wall Street Thinks?

Holes have started to appear in Tesla’s sunny outlook. Consumer Reports said Tesla Model 3 was fun, but had flaws and some features were disappointing. Real trouble arose in late March when a Bloomberg Model 3 tracker indicated Tesla would not hit the pace goal for Q1: 2,500 Model 3 units/week.<p>Musk …

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A robot that can't pick up fluff caused Tesla's Model 3 delays

Like a drunk person throwing rings at a carnival, Elon Musk just keeps missing the target. Investors are fuming: production of the Model 3 keeps …

Don’t expect to lease a Tesla Model 3 this year

Tesla may be ramping up its production targets for the Model 3, but one of America’s favorite methods of getting behind the wheel of a new car is …

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Musk's conduct, Tesla stock slide make $700 million profit for short-sellers | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Short-sellers who had targeted Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) logged a $700 million paper profit on Thursday after the stock fell nearly 9 percent a day after Chief Executive Elon Musk stunned analysts by dodging “boring” questions about the electric car maker’s financial outlook.<p>The …

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Cramer defends Elon Musk's crazy call: Every CEO would love to go off like that

Every CEO would love to go off on analysts like Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk did during his unusual post-earnings call, CNBC's Jim Cramer said …

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Will Tesla Turn The Corner Financially This Year?

Tesla published its Q1 2018 results on Wednesday, posting its largest-ever quarterly loss, weighted down by costs associated with the ramp-up of its first mass-market sedan, the Model 3. However, the company remains optimistic about its prospects, indicating that it could achieve profitability on a …

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