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Tesla Fires Hundreds of Employees

Reports are surfacing that electric automaker Tesla has fired several hundred employees in the past week. The firings reportedly include associates, team leaders and supervisors. A former Tesla employee has told Reuters the firings total 400 employees, but Tesla has declined to confirm an exact figure. In a written statement, Tesla has only confirmed that some employees were fired, citing performance issues…

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Tesla Recalls 11,000 Model X's

Tesla has announced a voluntary recall impacting 11,000 Model X's globally. The recall relates to a rear seat issue that could cause it to not lock into lace.  According to the automaker, cables that are part of the latch system on the second row seating in the Model X may have been improperly installed on units built between October 28,…

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Tesla Delays Semi Truck Reveal

Perhaps it comes as no surprise, but Tesla has announced it is delaying the reveal of its upcoming electric semi truck. The announcement was originally scheduled for Oct. 26th, but has since been pushed back to Nov. 16th according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.  Musk says the delay is so that the company can focus on production 'bottlenecks' with its…

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Tesla Discontinuing Rear-Wheel-Drive Model S

Tesla is reportedly axing the last single-motor version of its Model S lineup. The move will leave only dual-motor variants of the car left for buyers, and comes as the company looks to differentiate the Model S from the lower-priced Model 3 sedan.  In recent weeks Tesla has been modifying the option list, pricing and packaging on its Model S…

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Tesla Temporary Adds Range For Florida Owners

Many companies have offered assistance to folks impacted by the recent hurricanes. Tesla apparently joined the ranks quietly by enabling additional battery range for Tesla owners impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida. Electrek is reporting that owners of Tesla Model S and Model X 60 models are reporting that their cars were temporarily jumped to 75-kWh battery range. When Tesla…

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Tesla Model 3 Getting Air Suspension Soon

Tesla is planning to rollout an air suspension system on the Model 3 sedan within about six months. The news came--as often does with Tesla--from Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeting about it. In the tweet, the executive said the air suspension system is tied to the dual-motor option, which is also coming sometime in 2018. Right now the option list…

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