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Tesla Hits Parked Police Car; Driver Blames Autopilot

A Tesla Model S owner says his vehicle crashed into a unmanned, parked police car in Laguna Beach, California. The driver also claims Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot feature was enabled during the crash.  The incident left the Model S substantially damaged, to the point it appears all airbags deployed. Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jim Cota also states the police cruiser, a Ford…

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Tesla Model 3 Fails to Secure Consumer Reports Recommendation

Publication Consumer Reports is raining on the Tesla Model 3 parade. The company has announced it cannot give the mass-market Model 3 its coveted 'recommended' rating, citing several issues with the new sedan.  The testers' primary issue with the Model 3 is its braking performance. CR noted that the Model 3 exhibited brake distances of 152 feet; the most of any modern…

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Tesla Model 3 Now Tops $85,000

Once dubbed the 'affordable' Tesla, the Model 3 sedan will now top out over $85,000 with a new performance model. Details of the dual-motor version of the car were revealed by CEO Elon Musk by tweet over the weekend. According to Musk, the dual-motor version of the Model 3 will offer a 310-mile range and manage a zero to 50…

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Tesla Narrowing in on Shanghai Factory

Tesla appears one step closer to announcing a new factory in China. The company has taken steps in recent weeks suggesting the company will setup shop in Shanghai.  Specifically, Tesla China has setup a wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai with about $15.8 million in capital, according to Bloomberg. The move was taken by Tesla China's existing operations, which are in Hong Kong. Setting…

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Musk Claims Tesla Semi Will Offer 600 Mile Range

Tesla earnings calls are usually quite packed with information. The company's Q1 earnings call was no different, with CEO Elon Musk spilling a few more details of its upcoming Semi truck.  Initially Telsa stated the highest-range Semi would offer about 500 miles of electric range. Musk stated during the call that the truck will probably max out at 600 miles.…

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Tesla Loses $785 Million in First Quarter

Tesla reported first quarter earning results, which are bookended with a $785 million loss. The loss is nearly double that of its loss during the same period last year, but the company is becoming more optimistic regarding production of the Model 3.  The electric automaker saw revenue grow to $3.41 billion, up from $2.7 billion during the same quarter in…

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Tesla Burning $6,500 per Minute

It's no secret at this point the financial future of electric automaker Tesla is now questionable. It's so questionable that the company could run out of cash before the end of this year, with some analysts estimating the company is going to need an addition $2 billion this year to stay going.  Bloomberg has estimated that Tesla is burning $6,500 in…

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Tesla Model 3 Production Halted for Several Days

Tesla has temporarily suspended production of its Model 3 sedan in what the company says is a planned pause. This will be the second known instance since February of Model 3 production coming to a stop. "These periods are used to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks in order to increase production rates," a Tesla spokesperson told Reuters.  Tesla has…

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Tesla Targeting November 2019 for Model Y SUV Production

Tesla is reportedly targeting November 2019 to begin producing its upcoming Model Y SUV. Of course, Tesla's track record when it comes to meeting production targets is marginal at best, but nonetheless the company is beginning to source suppliers for the Model Y.  Reuters has learned through sources Tesla has began communicating with suppliers for the Model Y, though details provided…

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$35K Tesla Model 3 Delayed Until Late 2018

At this point Tesla is ubiquitous with delay. The company's mass-market Model 3 is facing delays, this time the $35,000 version of the car that made it famous in the first place.  According to a report from Car And Driver, Tesla is now saying the single motor, standard range Model 3 has been delayed until late 2018. Currently only the single…

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