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The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 Take the 1st and 2nd Place Spots in the Annual Cars.com ‘American-Made Index’

The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 Take the 1st and 2nd Place Spots in the Annual Cars.com ‘American-Made Index’

The Tesla Model Y electric SUV, which is built in both California and Texas, was named the most American-made vehicle in the annual Cars.com American-Made Index (AMI). The Model 3 sedan took the second place spot in this year's AMI. Each year, Cars.com tallies a list of vehicles creating the greatest impact on the U.S. economy through factory jobs, manufacturing plants and parts sourcing.

Eric Walz2022-06-21 13:00 PT

Tesla Hikes Prices for the Second Time in Less Than a Week Due to Inflation and the Rising Costs of Raw Materials

Tesla Hikes Prices for the Second Time in Less Than a Week Due to Inflation and the Rising Costs of Raw Materials

Electric automaker Tesla announced a second price hike in less than a week for all of its electric models on sale in the United States and China. The company says it is due to the rising costs of raw materials and logistics, which are being made worse by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company is facing significant inflationary pressure.

FutureCar Staff 2022-03-15 12:45 PT

Tesla is ‘Virtually Recalling’ 26,047 China-made Model 3, Model Y Vehicles to Fix Heat Pump Software

Tesla is ‘Virtually Recalling’ 26,047 China-made Model 3, Model Y Vehicles to Fix Heat Pump Software

Electric automaker Tesla is recalling another 26,000+ vehicles in China due to malfunctioning heat pumps which can lead to inefficient heating of the cabin and affects the performance of the windshield defoggers. All of the vehicles will receive an over-the-air (OTA) software update to fix software that controls the operation of the heat pump.

FutureCar Staff 2022-02-18 14:30 PT

Tesla is Recalling Roughly 27,000 Vehicles to Address Windshield Fogging Problem, its 3rd Recall This Year

Tesla is Recalling Roughly 27,000 Vehicles to Address Windshield Fogging Problem, its 3rd Recall This Year

​Electric automaker Tesla is recalling nearly 27,000 vehicles, its third recall this year. For the latest recall, a faulty heat pump valve could open unintentionally and trap refrigerant inside the evaporator, resulting in decreased performance of the windshield defroster. The recalled vehicles include some 2021-22 Model 3 sedans, Model S and Model X and certain Model Y vehicles that include a heat pump.

FutureCar Staff 2022-02-09 11:15 PT

Tesla Delivers a Record 936,000 Vehicles in 2021, its Highest Ever Yearly Total

Tesla Delivers a Record 936,000 Vehicles in 2021, its Highest Ever Yearly Total

​Electric automaker Tesla Inc easily beat Wall Street estimates with a record breaking number of vehicle deliveries to close out 2021. The company reported deliveries of 308,600 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2021, which helped to boost Tesla’s annual deliveries to more than 936,000 vehicles, the highest ever yearly total.

Eric Walz2022-01-03 08:00 PT

Tesla is recalling 356,300 Model 3 Sedans to Fix Rear Backup Camera Wiring Issue

Tesla is recalling 356,300 Model 3 Sedans to Fix Rear Backup Camera Wiring Issue

​Electric automaker Tesla is recalling all 2017-2020 Model 3 sedans produced between Jul 15, 2017 through Sept 30, 2020 to inspect and repair the rear view camera coaxial cable, which can be damaged from repeatedly opening or closing the trunk.

Eric Walz2021-12-31 08:45 PT

Tesla is Selling 2021 Model 3 Sedans With 2017 Battery Packs

Tesla is Selling 2021 Model 3 Sedans With 2017 Battery Packs

The automaker’s online inventory of new and used cars now has “demo vehicles” with old battery packs listed for sale. Unbelievably, these vehicles are more expensive than ordering a new car.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-12-26 15:00 PT

Munich-based Car Subscription Startup FINN Expands to the U.S., Will Offer Subscriptions for the Model 3, Model Y as Part of its Partnership With Tesla

Munich-based Car Subscription Startup FINN Expands to the U.S., Will Offer Subscriptions for the Model 3, Model Y as Part of its Partnership With Tesla

German car subscription startup FINN today announced the official expansion of its popular service to the United States in conjunction with a growing network of auto manufacturers and dealership partners, including electric automaker Tesla Inc. FINN, which was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Munich, offers a car subscription model that allows customers to rent vehicles for 6 or 12 months with all expenses included with no hidden fees.

Eric Walz2021-12-13 10:00 PT

Tesla Sells Nearly 53,000 China-made Vehicles in November

Tesla Sells Nearly 53,000 China-made Vehicles in November

​Electric automaker Tesla continues to grow sales of its China-built vehicles. The company sold 52,859 China-made vehicles in November, including 21,127 for export, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said on Wednesday.

FutureCar Staff 2021-12-08 13:00 PT

Hertz Partners With Uber to Add Up to 50,000 Tesla Model 3s to its Driver Rental Car Program by 2023

Hertz Partners With Uber to Add Up to 50,000 Tesla Model 3s to its Driver Rental Car Program by 2023

Fresh off the announcement that Hertz will purchase 100,000 Tesla Model 3s for its rental car fleet, the company announced a second partnership with Uber to add up to 50,000 Tesla vehicles by 2023 that Uber drivers can rent by the day. The Tesla Model 3s will be made available through Uber’s driver rental program. Hertz says the partnership is the largest expansion of electric vehicles on a mobility platform in North America and one of the largest globally.

Eric Walz2021-10-27 08:00 PT

Tesla Closing in on a Trillion Dollar Market Cap After Rental Car Company Hertz Orders 100,000 Model 3 Sedans

Tesla Closing in on a Trillion Dollar Market Cap After Rental Car Company Hertz Orders 100,000 Model 3 Sedans

Electric automaker Tesla is closing in on a trillion dollar market capitalization after rental car company Hertz Global Holdings placed an order for 100,000 Model 3 sedans that will be delivered over the next 14 months. The Model 3s will be available to rent at Hertz rental car locations in major U.S. markets and parts of Europe starting in early November.

Eric Walz2021-10-25 08:25 PT

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Get Price Increases

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Get Price Increases

Base versions of the all-electric vehicles go up by $2,000, while the range-topping Performance models are now $1,000 more expensive than before.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-10-07 07:45 PT

German Vehicle Tuner Manhart Performance Reveals the 543 HP Tesla Model 3, its First EV Project

German Vehicle Tuner Manhart Performance Reveals the 543 HP Tesla Model 3, its First EV Project

German vehicle tuner Manhart Performance released a special version of Tesla’s Model 3 Performance. The famed tuner managed to push the limits of the Model 3 Performance even more, while retaining Tesla’s factory-installed dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup. The company calls its Tesla Model 3 modification the “TM3 720.”

Manish Kharinta2021-09-13 08:30 PT

Tesla Sells 44,464 China-made Vehicles in August, Local Deliveries Surge 49.5% Compared to July

Tesla Sells 44,464 China-made Vehicles in August, Local Deliveries Surge 49.5% Compared to July

Electric automaker Tesla has experienced a sales rebound in China after local sales of China-made vehicles fell by 69% in July. In August, local sales of China-made vehicles reached 12,885 vehicles, representing a 49.5% increase from the previous month.

FutureCar Staff 2021-09-08 13:00 PT

Tesla Installed its 7,000th Supercharger in China This Month as it Eyes Expansion in the World’s Biggest Auto Market

Tesla Installed its 7,000th Supercharger in China This Month as it Eyes Expansion in the World’s Biggest Auto Market

​Access to convenient charging is one of barriers to the widespread adoption of EVs around the globe. So segment leader Tesla continues to build out its Supercharger network in China, which is the world’s biggest auto market. As of Aug 14, Tesla’s Supercharger network in China grew to include 7,000 chargers.

Eric Walz2021-08-25 13:25 PT

Tesla’s Local Sales in China Plunged 69% in July Compared to June

Tesla’s Local Sales in China Plunged 69% in July Compared to June

Tesla's July sales figures in China were announced on Tuesday by the China Passenger Car Association and it shows that most of the electric vehicles Tesla built at its Shanghai factory last month were exported to other countries. Local sales of China-made vehicles fell by 69% to just 8,621 cars compared to June when Tesla sold 28,138 electric vehicles to customers in China.

FutureCar Staff 2021-08-10 12:55 PT

Tesla Reports Record Deliveries of 201,250 Vehicles in the Second Quarter of 2021

Tesla Reports Record Deliveries of 201,250 Vehicles in the Second Quarter of 2021

The brisk sales of its electric vehicles prove that Tesla's mission to transition the world to sustainable energy is well underway. The California company reported record delivery numbers of 201,250 vehicles in the second quarter of 2021, which follows Tesla's record profits in Q1.

FutureCar Staff 2021-07-06 23:00 PT

Tesla Model 3 Tops Chart as Most American-Made Car

Tesla Model 3 Tops Chart as Most American-Made Car

The compact Tesla Model 3 may lead the pack, but General Motors has the most models to make it on the list.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-06-26 07:30 PT

Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Sales Declined by Nearly Half Last Month in China

Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Sales Declined by Nearly Half Last Month in China

As Tesla deals with the fallout of increased government scrutiny over its customer service and how it handles data, its vehicle sales fell last month in China by nearly 50%. Tesla is also facing growing competition from rival automakers in China in the electric vehicle space.

FutureCar Staff 2021-06-04 12:45 PT

Tesla’s Battery Supplier CATL Plans to Build a Major EV Battery Factory in China

Tesla’s Battery Supplier CATL Plans to Build a Major EV Battery Factory in China

Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) is planning to build a major new electric vehicle battery plant in Shanghai, as the company looks to become the world's biggest supplier of EV batteries. The company also aims to expand its partnership with Tesla and become its biggest battery supplier.

Eric Walz2021-06-03 10:45 PT

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