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On the day after divisive rhetoric between the two presidential candidates on Sunday – which touched on controversial energy policy – Tesla head Elon Musk observed he was (again) accused of running a ‘fraud.’ “Tesla is a fraud,” said Robert Murray, CEO of coal producing Murray Energy on a video recording of CNBC’s Squawkbox. “He’s […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is setting high expectations for the company’s future technologies. Despite all the negative press that has emerged on Tesla’s Autopilot feature in the past couple of months, the company stands firm that self-driving cars are significantly safer than human drivers. “What we’ve got will blow people’s minds, it blows my mind… […]

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Last Friday, hundreds of Tesla vehicle owners and their invited guests celebrated the official opening of the company’s first Gigafactory battery plant in the Nevada desert. The new facility at the edge of the town of Sparks, east of Reno, will build Tesla’s future battery cells and packs for all of its products. In addition […]

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Tesla chief Elon Musk reserves his Twitter account to stoke the flames of public sentiment, and his latest endorsement in 140 characters or less was for the implicit endorsement of Autopilot by a top federal regulator. Speaking at a conference in Detroit on Friday, Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), […]

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Tesla’s Autopilot system may be OK for CEO Elon Musk’s risk tolerance, but while people are suffering collisions and even dying with it engaged, changes are needed poste-haste. Changes Tesla needs to make now include: pull it until fixes are made, change the name of the “misleading and potentially dangerous” Autopilot system, test and validate […]

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As several probes into Tesla’s Autopilot are ongoing by U.S. authorities, another accident was reported Sunday with the system engaged. The driver, according to Tesla, was using the system in Montana on a two-lane road where he should not have been, and with hands believed to be off the wheel, meaning he violated terms of […]

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A brief but drama-laden media firestorm over allegations of ethical breaches by Tesla, and potentially faulty Model S suspension has reportedly been extinquished. At least its case would seem to have been nullified, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that 37 out of 40 supposed consumer complaints about suspension issues were found to have been […]

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In a bid to keep the price of the car down, Tesla won’t offer free Supercharging to owners of its upcoming Model 3. Speaking at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk broke the news that Tesla’s “free for life” Supercharger policy is going to change. “The obvious thing to do is decouple [free […]

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Many folks have ventured guesses into the $60,000 range for the price of Tesla’s most option-packed Model 3, but CEO Elon Musk said the average would be around $42,000. This revelation came last Friday, the day after the reveal event in the form of a simple declarative tweet. Musk had also said at the reveal […]

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This morning Tesla Motors tweeted 325,000 Model 3 pre-orders are now in. It was one week ago that the carmaker showed the world its $35,000 EV slated for first deliveries at the end of 2017, and the rate of pre-orders has been astounding. The carmaker had begun opening the reservation process up to Tesla employees […]

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