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Tesla Unveils the First Model 3 Sedans Made in China

Tesla Unveils the First Model 3 Sedans Made in China

Tesla unveiled its first run of vehicles built in China late last week, an important milestone for the company as it prepares to start sales of domestically made electric sedans in China. The Deep Metallic Blue-painted Model 3s include Tesla badging in Chinese characters, differentiating them from their U.S. built counterparts.

FutureCar Staff 2019-11-11 16:30 PT

Tesla Installs its 2,000th Supercharger in China as Shanghai Gigafactory Nears Completion

Tesla Installs its 2,000th Supercharger in China as Shanghai Gigafactory Nears Completion

In preparation for an expected boom in electric car sales in mainland China, Tesla is busy installing EV charging infrastructure to meet demand. This week, Tesla installed its 2,000 Supercharger in China near Shanghai.

Eric Walz2019-11-01 11:00 PT

Tesla Given Green Light to Start Building Vehicles at its Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla Given Green Light to Start Building Vehicles at its Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China’s industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate to start production in the country.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-17 14:45 PT

Consumer Reports Calls Telsa’s New Smart Summon Feature ‘Glitchy’

Consumer Reports Calls Telsa’s New Smart Summon Feature ‘Glitchy’

After thoroughly testing Tesla’s new Smart Summon feature, consumer watchdog publication Consumer Reports said automated parking system is “glitchy” and only works intermittently, raising questions about why Tesla released it to the public so soon.

Eric Walz2019-10-09 10:00 PT

Tesla’s Shanghai Factory is Gearing Up to Start Mass Production of the Model 3

Tesla’s Shanghai Factory is Gearing Up to Start Mass Production of the Model 3

A little over a year ago, electric automaker Tesla announced that it would built a factory in China, its first outside of the U.S. Over the past six months, construction of the factory has continued at a rapid pace, with the first Model 3s expected to roll off the assembly by the end of the month.

Eric Walz2019-10-03 11:15 PT

Tesla Reports a Record Quarter, Delivering 97,000 Electric Vehicles

Tesla Reports a Record Quarter, Delivering 97,000 Electric Vehicles

Today, the California automaker Tesla reported Q3 deliveries of 97,000 vehicles, making it the biggest delivery quarter since the automaker went public in June of 2010.

Eric Walz2019-10-02 16:30 PT

China Will Exempt Tesla Vehicles From 10% Purchase Tax

China Will Exempt Tesla Vehicles From 10% Purchase Tax

In what could be a big boost for Tesla, China will exempt the automakers’ electric vehicles (EV) from purchase tax, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on its website.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-30 06:30 PT

Electric Automaker Tesla is Offering Auto Insurance in California

Electric Automaker Tesla is Offering Auto Insurance in California

Electric automaker Tesla Inc announced today that the company is offering its own car insurance policies to Tesla vehicle owners in California. Tesla said owners will receive up to 20% lower rates, and in some cases as much as 30% reduction in their current premiums in California.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-28 14:00 PT

Tesla is Once Again Raising Prices in China as the Sino-U.S. Trade War Drags On

Tesla is Once Again Raising Prices in China as the Sino-U.S. Trade War Drags On

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc will raise prices in China on Friday, earlier than planned, and is considering increasing prices again in December should Chinese tariffs on U.S.-made cars take effect.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-26 15:15 PT

German Car Rental Company Nextmove Cancels its $5M Tesla Order Over Quality Issues

German Car Rental Company Nextmove Cancels its $5M Tesla Order Over Quality Issues

Germany’s leading car rental company Nextmove cancelled its order for 100 Tesla Model 3's over quality issues.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-16 09:45 PT

Tesla Received a ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter From U.S. Regulators Last Year Over Model 3 Safety Claims

Tesla Received a ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter From U.S. Regulators Last Year Over Model 3 Safety Claims

Last October, Tesla received a cease-and-desist letter last year from regulators for making “misleading statements” over crash ratings for the Model 3 sedan, as well as two subpoenas related to crashes involving its cars.

Eric Walz2019-08-07 10:05 PT

Tesla Drops its Lower-Priced Model S, X Variants, Cuts Price of Model 3 Sedan

Tesla Drops its Lower-Priced Model S, X Variants, Cuts Price of Model 3 Sedan

In order to streamline its pricing strategy and boost sales of its lineup, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the lower priced variants of the Model X and S will be discontinued. Along with the changes, Tesla announced that it is adjusting prices across the board to simply options for customers.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-16 13:54 PT

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range

BMW is the latest global automaker to unveil a fully-electric model as the auto industry continues its gradual transition to battery-powered cars. The automaker revealed today the fully-electric version of the iconic MINI Cooper. It was the world’s first look at the compact electric car.

Eric Walz2019-07-09 18:40 PT

Tesla Delivers a Record Number of Electric Vehicles in the Quarter

Tesla Delivers a Record Number of Electric Vehicles in the Quarter

Electric automaker Tesla just posted its biggest delivery quarter ever. The company reported that it delivered 77,550 Model 3s in the second quarter, easily beating Wall Street expectations amid concerns about dwindling demand for its electric vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-03 07:30 PT

U.S. Waives Tariffs on Japanese Aluminum for Tesla Battery Cells

U.S. Waives Tariffs on Japanese Aluminum for Tesla Battery Cells

The U.S. Commerce Department has agreed to Tesla Inc’s request to waive 10 percent tariffs on imported aluminum from Japan used in the manufacture of battery cells at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, government documents show.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-25 05:00 PT

Tesla Denied Tariff Exemption for Chinese-made CPU in the Model 3

Tesla Denied Tariff Exemption for Chinese-made CPU in the Model 3

Electric automaker Tesla sought since last summer a tariff exemption for the Chinese made “brain” or CPU that is used in the Model 3 and another for the center-mounted touchscreen display. Both requests have been officially denied.

Eric Walz2019-06-13 11:41 PT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says the Automaker is On Track for the Biggest Sales Quarter in its History

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says the Automaker is On Track for the Biggest Sales Quarter in its History

A leaked email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to employees revealed that Tesla might finally be solving many of its production and logistics problems. The email to employees noted that Tesla is on track to deliver a record number of cars in the second quarter.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-23 13:40 PT

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

After a fatal accident in Florida involving a Tesla Model S operating in “Autopilot” mode, the National Highway Safety Board (NHSB) launched an investigation. The preliminary report determined that the driver engaged Autopilot around 10 seconds before crashing.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-16 15:00 PT

Tesla Receives the Strongest Organic Engagement on Social Media

Tesla Receives the Strongest Organic Engagement on Social Media

A new report compared the advertising budget of different companies from the automotive industry to their total online user engagement across popular social media platforms. Tesla by far had the highest number of organic engagements.

Manish Kharinta2019-05-11 11:30 PT

Volkswagen Begins Taking Pre-orders in Europe for the ID Electric Hatchback

Volkswagen Begins Taking Pre-orders in Europe for the ID Electric Hatchback

German automaker Volkswagen AG is ready to take on Tesla in Europe with its first electric car. The automaker is now taking 1,000 euro deposits for its new fully-electric hatchback named the ID.3.

Eric Walz2019-05-08 13:00 PT

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