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Tesla to Operate its California Assembly Line 24 Hrs a Day to Increase Model 3 Production

Tesla to Operate its California Assembly Line 24 Hrs a Day to Increase Model 3 Production

Tesla will begin around-the-clock production at its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant as it tries to ramp up Model 3 output to 6,000 units a week by the end of June, according to an internal company email.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-18 10:42 PT

Tesla Halts Model 3 Production, Elon Musk Admits Missteps with Automation

Tesla Halts Model 3 Production, Elon Musk Admits Missteps with Automation

As Elon Musk scrambled to ramp up production of the Model 3 at its Fremont, California assembly plant, the Tesla CEO admits missteps were taken that actually slowed down production instead of speeding it up, including the use of too much automation. As a result, Tesla said the Model 3 assembly line has been temporarily shut down to address production issues.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-16 17:08 PT

Tesla Model 3 Crowned Best-Selling EV in America

Tesla Model 3 Crowned Best-Selling EV in America

Despite numerous setbacks and a short lifespan on sale, the Model 3 has become the most popular electric car in the United States.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-14 09:15 PT

Tesla’s Lack of a Black Box is Making Life Difficult for Investigators

Tesla’s Lack of a Black Box is Making Life Difficult for Investigators

Since all of the data that’s stored on Tesla’s is in a proprietary format, only the automaker can access the information, making it difficult for investigators to get at the root cause of the incident.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-12 10:30 PT

BP Partners With Tesla on Battery Storage for Wind Farms

BP Partners With Tesla on Battery Storage for Wind Farms

Petroleum giant BP has teamed up with Tesla to build its first battery storage project at one of its U.S. wind farms as part of an effort to expand its renewable energy business, the energy group said on Tuesday.

Eric Walz2018-04-10 10:56 PT

Tesla Misses its Model 3 Targets, Still Hits Record Production Numbers

Tesla Misses its Model 3 Targets, Still Hits Record Production Numbers

Tesla released its production numbers today for Q1 and the numbers look positive, despite falling short on projected targets. Amid production delays and quality issues with the Model 3, Tesla still managed to build 34,494 vehicles in Q1 2018—its “most productive quarter” in history the company said.

Eric Walz2018-04-03 15:25 PT

Initial Reviews of Tesla Model 3 Are In. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Initial Reviews of Tesla Model 3 Are In. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Model 3, a more affordable offering from the electric car manufacturer Tesla has garnered a lot of attention since its unveiling. Some customers have provided their feedback on the new car and the revelations have been intriguing.

Manish Kharinta2018-03-31 09:15 PT

Tesla Voluntarily Recalls 123,000 Model S Sedans to Fix Steering Bolts

Tesla Voluntarily Recalls 123,000 Model S Sedans to Fix Steering Bolts

Amid production problems with the Model 3, there is more bad news for Tesla. The company is voluntarily recalling 123,000 Model S sedans to fix a power steering bolt that may corrode and break in rare cases. This is Tesla's largest recall since launching the Model S in June 2012.

Eric Walz2018-03-29 17:12 PT

Tesla’s Cloud Hacked and Used to Mine Cryptocurrency

Tesla’s Cloud Hacked and Used to Mine Cryptocurrency

​Tesla's secure Amazon Web Services account was hacked to mine cryptocurrency. The hack, which was brought to Tesla's attention by the Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity startup RedLock, that also reportedly exposed some of Tesla's proprietary data related to mapping, telemetry, and vehicle servicing.

Eric Walz2018-02-20 12:19 PT

Electric GT World Series Gets FIA Approval, Tesla Model S to be Only Car Involved

Electric GT World Series Gets FIA Approval, Tesla Model S to be Only Car Involved

The FIA has given the Electric GT World Series its approval, and the EV-only series could start as early as this year.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-09 09:15 PT

Tesla Reports a $675 Million Q4 Loss While CEO Elon Musk Remains Optimistic

Tesla Reports a $675 Million Q4 Loss While CEO Elon Musk Remains Optimistic

Elon Musk is riding high from yesterday’s successful SpaceX launch of a Tesla Roadster into space. However, shares of Tesla Motors are not faring as well as expected. Today the company reported a loss of $675 million in Q4 2017, its biggest loss ever.

Eric Walz2018-02-07 17:28 PT

Tesla in Talks with Chile’s Top Lithium Producer On a Plant to Supply Raw Materials for its Batteries

Tesla in Talks with Chile’s Top Lithium Producer On a Plant to Supply Raw Materials for its Batteries

Tesla is hedging its bets on lithium production in Chile. The Financial Times reports that Tesla is in talks with Chile’s largest lithium producer Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) to invest in a lithium processing plant.

Eric Walz2018-01-29 16:37 PT

Elon Musk Unveils the New Tesla Trunk With a 500-Mile Range

Elon Musk Unveils the New Tesla Trunk With a 500-Mile Range

Elon Musk, in his typical dramatic fashion, unveiled Tesla’s semi-truck at a special event last night in Hawthorne, California. Instead of diesel, the truck is powered by a massive battery, capable of hauling 80,000 pounds of freight for 500 miles.

Eric Walz2017-11-17 10:45 PT

Tesla Reportedly Reaches a Deal to Build Factory in China

Tesla Reportedly Reaches a Deal to Build Factory in China

Tesla has reached a deal with the Shanghai government to build a factory in the city's free trade zone, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The deal would make Tesla the first foreign automaker to build wholly-owned plant in China and will help Tesla gain a foothold in the growing Chinese market for EVs.

Eric Walz2017-10-23 10:27 PT

Oct 13th, 2017 News of the Day: Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Oct 13th, 2017 News of the Day: Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Oct 13th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-10-13 17:00 PT

Oct 11th, 2017 News of the Day: Ford invests in Autonomic to make open-source mobility service platform

Oct 11th, 2017 News of the Day: Ford invests in Autonomic to make open-source mobility service platform

Oct 11th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-10-11 16:35 PT

Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day: Elon Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico

Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day: Elon Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico

Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-10-06 17:00 PT

Tesla Working with AMD to Develop Artificial Intelligence Chip for Self-Driving Cars

Tesla Working with AMD to Develop Artificial Intelligence Chip for Self-Driving Cars

Electric carmaker Tesla is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) to develop its own artificial intelligence (AI) chip for self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2017-09-20 15:36 PT

Tesla's New Semi-Truck Rolling Out October 26 in California

Tesla's New Semi-Truck Rolling Out October 26 in California

Tesla's electric semi-truck is rolling out in Hawthorne, California, on October 26, CEO Elon Musk announced Wednesday.

Eric Walz2017-09-13 17:25 PT

Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Aiming for 200 to 300 Miles on a Charge

Tesla's Electric Semi-Truck Aiming for 200 to 300 Miles on a Charge

According to a report by Reuters, Tesla is targeting regional hauling for its entry into the commercial freight market.

Eric Walz2017-08-24 17:25 PT

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