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Tesla Surprises With Announcement of Returned Roadster

During yesterday's announcement of the Tesla Semi, company founder and CEO pulled out a surprise announcement. As sort of a bookend to yesterday's event, Elon Musk announced that the Tesla Roadster is returning. This time the Tesla Roadster will offer 7,375 pound-feet of torque and do 250 mph (yes, you read that right).  The new Roadster has matured quite significantly…

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Tesla Enthusiast Catches Model 3 Assembly in Motion

Apparently the Tesla Model 3 assembly line is actually moving. A new video snagged by a Tesla enthusiast allegedly shows the assembly line chugging forward, just as Tesla CEO Elon Musk declares the company is in "production hell" with its mass-market electric car.  The video captured by the Tesla Motors Club member does not tell us much, other than progress is apparently…

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Tesla Acquires Automated Machine Maker

Amid production hurdles associated with the launch of its Model 3 sedan, Tesla has reportedly acquired automated machine maker Perbix. Although it is unclear if the acquisition has stemmed from Model 3 production problems, it is known that Perbix has been a supplier to Tesla for about three years.  Perbix is the company that makes the automated machines (robots) utilized…

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Tesla Teases Upcoming Electric Semi Truck

Tesla is showing off a new teaser of its upcoming electric semi truck. The teaser comes on the company's official invitation to the truck's reveal, which is still scheduled for November 16th in Hawthorne, Cali.  In general, the teaser shows off quite a bit. We can see that the truck will have snazzy LED headlights and carry the same general,…

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Tesla Delays Model 3; Posts $619.4 Million Loss

Tesla today reported the company's largest quarterly loss ever of $619.4 million. The larger-than-expected earnings loss comes with news that the electric automaker is pushing back its production forecast for the Model 3 sedan by nearly three months.  Within the third quarter Tesla says it sold 26,150 vehicles, which generated revenues of $2.98 billion, an increase of 30 percent over the…

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Report: Tesla Strikes Deal to Build Factory in China

Electric carmaker Tesla has reportedly struck a deal with Shanghai to build a new factory in the city. The deal will enable the company to slash its costs to sell vehicles in China, but a 25 percent import tariff will likely still apply.  China requires all automakers to form joint-venture companies with local, Chinese companies to produce vehicles in the…

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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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