Tesla CEO Elon Musk has secured a deal with Chinese authorities to build a vehicle assembly plant in Shanghai, its first factory outside the United States. The new factory will eventually increase Tesla’s total vehicle output by 50 percent.
Eric Walz2018-07-10 19:00 PT
In a response to President Trump's ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, electric automaker Tesla has raised prices of its vehicles in the Chinese market around 20 percent.
Eric Walz2018-07-09 06:15 PT
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been promising to eventually built 5000 of its mass market Model 3 electric cars each week since since the company began producing the cars last summer. At 5:00am Sunday morning, Tesla finally reached that goal.
Eric Walz2018-07-02 10:46 PT
According to a report by CNBC, Tesla has sent out emails to Model 3 reservation holders, asking them for an additional $2,500. While this seems kind of odd, the electric automaker did something similar with the Model S and Model X.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-30 08:30 PT
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending a technical specialist to oversee Tesla’s examination of a Model S that caught fire while driving in slow moving traffic in Santa Monica, California last Friday, the agency said in a statement Monday.
Eric Walz2018-06-19 13:16 PT
Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees it will cut about 9 percent of its workforce, eliminating mostly salaried positions CNBC has reported, after a internal email was leaked to the media.
FutureCar Staff 2018-06-12 12:40 PT
The National Transportation Safety Board issued Thursday its preliminary report for the investigation of the fatal, March 23, 2018, crash of a Tesla on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, California.
FutureCar Staff 2018-06-07 11:29 PT
According to a new report by Second Measure, a California data analytics firm, as of April 2018, only about 8 percent of U.S. Model 3 depositors have configured their Model 3 for production, while nearly a quarter of these deposits have been refunded.
Eric Walz2018-06-04 16:34 PT
The Tesla Model 3 was awarded a coveted Consumer Reports (CR) recommendation after successfully improving the car’s braking performance with an over-the-air software update.
Eric Walz2018-05-30 11:11 PT
Tesla CEO Elon Musk spend part of last week admonishing journalists, claiming the media was being “obsessive” in its coverage of Model 3 and the company in general. However, when Consumers Reports (CR) said it wouldn’t recommend the new Model 3 due to “major flaws” with brake performance, the news got Musk's attention immediately.
Eric Walz2018-05-29 18:21 PT
The $35,000 price tag for the base model may be the most appealing thing about the Model 3, but it’s the more expensive dual-motor option that will stop the company from dying.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-05-29 08:30 PT
According to a Reuters,Tesla has flown six cargo planes full of robots and other equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric sedan.
FutureCar Staff 2018-05-25 17:24 PT
Consumer Reports (CR) published the results of a thorough test of Tesla’s Model 3 and found enough problems to keep the car from earning a coveted CR recommendation. Among the issues were ‘big flaws’ including long stopping distances while emergency braking.
Eric Walz2018-05-21 12:24 PT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday that it was sending a team to investigate the crash of a Tesla Model S in Utah last week.
Eric Walz2018-05-16 17:28 PT
Tesla announced it is shutting down its Model 3 assembly line for six days at the end of this month to fix production problems.
FutureCar Staff 2018-05-15 13:31 PT
As China readies to end limits on foreign factory ownership, Tesla is looking to expand its footprint into the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles. The California-based electric automaker registered a new company in China—Tesla (Shanghai) Co Ltd.
FutureCar Staff 2018-05-14 17:47 PT
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk told employees on Monday morning the company is undergoing a "thorough reorganization," as it works to solve its production problems with the Model 3.
Eric Walz2018-05-14 12:26 PT
The assembly process for the all-electric crossover will also be a “manufacturing revolution,” added Musk.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-05-05 15:00 PT
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
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
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