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General Motors has extended a shutdown of the plant building the Chevy Bolt in a move to trim an oversupply of GM vehicles. The Detroit automaker saw its overall new vehicle inventory hit a 10-year high in June. Promises were made to investors to scale it down from a steep 105 days supply to 70 […]

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Tesla opened its first retail store and service center in Dubai yesterday, expanding its presence in the Middle East. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, a major highway in the United Arab Emirates, visitors got to walk through the 17,000 square foot facility, check out the Model S and Model X, and place orders for the […]

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Tesla is adding more service resources and staff for owners of its cars needing maintenance and repair. A new video showcases improvements expanding the reach and service level. These include 100 new service centers being added to the Tesla network; more than 350 new mobile units for roadside assistance; and 1,400 new trained technicians. All […]

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With calendar year 2017 half way over, U.S. plug-in electrified sales are at an all time high. From January through June, sales for most models are up, and a couple new models to the top-five roster have helped with the total. As of the end of June, the U.S. has purchased 87,307 plug-in electrified vehicles […]

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Tesla’s sales stalled in Hong Kong once a vehicle registration tax waiver ended Mar. 31, hurting a market Elon Musk once called a “beacon city” for the electric automaker’s China sales. There were zero new Model S and Model X units registered in April, following March when 2,939 Tesla vehicles had been registered in Hong […]

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The Tesla Model X became the first-ever SUV to earn a 5-star safety rating across the board from the federal safety agency. In its company blog, Tesla today announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Model X a 5-star safety rating in every category and subcategory covered during its independent testing. The […]

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American vehicle buying patterns show that the Tesla Model Y crossover could become the key to hitting high sales targets when the electric automaker’s production ramps up to a projected 500,000-plus. That was behind a Morgan Stanley research analyst report earlier this month predicting that the Model Y was most likely to become Tesla’s best-selling […]

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Tesla took the top rank in for the second year in a row in Consumer Reports’ annual owner satisfaction survey. The Tesla, Porsche, Audi, and Subaru brands remained in the survey’s top four spots from last year. Tesla had jumped to the fifth position in the 2014 brand perception survey. This year, 91 percent of […]

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Since the pre-production Model X was introduced in 2012 it’s been commonly described as a seven-passenger vehicle, but in base trim it’s now actually a five seater. While not in itself critical because a six- and seven-passenger option are also available, never less than seven were shown in prototypes displayed the last three years, and […]

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After testing autosteering and other self-driving functions on a limited number of Model S sedans, Tesla announced that the company is rolling out a full update this week for all its vehicles. The 7.0 software update will expand the self-driving abilities of all Tesla vehicles built since September 2014, giving them the ability to steer […]

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