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Tesla to Build China Factory to Produce 500,000 Vehicles Annually

Tesla to Build China Factory to Produce 500,000 Vehicles Annually

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

Electric Automaker Tesla Raises Prices by Nearly 20 Percent in China

Electric Automaker Tesla Raises Prices by Nearly 20 Percent in China

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

Electric Automaker Tesla Hits Milestone, Builds 5,000 Model 3’s Last Week

Electric Automaker Tesla Hits Milestone, Builds 5,000 Model 3’s Last Week

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

Tesla Asking for an Additional $2,500 for Model 3 Orders

Tesla Asking for an Additional $2,500 for Model 3 Orders

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

NTSB to Investigate Tesla Model S Fire in California

NTSB to Investigate Tesla Model S Fire in California

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 to Cut 9 Percent of its Workforce in a ‘Difficult But Necessary’ Move

Tesla to Cut 9 Percent of its Workforce in a ‘Difficult But Necessary’ Move

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

Tesla Model X Veered Toward Highway Divider in Fatal Autopilot Crash

Tesla Model X Veered Toward Highway Divider in Fatal Autopilot Crash

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

Tesla Sees a Growing Number of Refunds for the Model 3

Tesla Sees a Growing Number of Refunds for the Model 3

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

Tesla Fixes the Model 3's Brakes with Software Update, Scores CR Recommendation

Tesla Fixes the Model 3's Brakes with Software Update, Scores CR Recommendation

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 Begins Updating the Model 3 to Improve Brake Performance

Tesla Begins Updating the Model 3 to Improve Brake Performance

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

Selling More Expensive Tesla Model 3s Will Keep Company Alive

Selling More Expensive Tesla Model 3s Will Keep Company Alive

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

Tesla Flies in New Battery Production Line for Nevada Gigafactory

Tesla Flies in New Battery Production Line for Nevada Gigafactory

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 Finds ‘Big Flaws’ with the Tesla Model 3, Skips Recommendation

Consumer Reports Finds ‘Big Flaws’ with the Tesla Model 3, Skips Recommendation

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

NHTSA to Probe Tesla Autopilot Crash in Utah

NHTSA to Probe Tesla Autopilot Crash in Utah

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 Shutting Down Operations for 6 Days to Fix Production Issues

Tesla Shutting Down Operations for 6 Days to Fix Production Issues

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

Tesla Registers Shanghai Electric Car Firm in China

Tesla Registers Shanghai Electric Car Firm in China

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

Elon Musk Announces a ‘Through Reorganization’ at Tesla

Elon Musk Announces a ‘Through Reorganization’ at Tesla

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

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Aims for 2020 as Starting Production Date for Model Y

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Aims for 2020 as Starting Production Date for Model Y

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 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

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