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The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to formally investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla electric vehicles, including the Model 3, over sudden acceleration reports. The petition covers the 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016-2019 Tesla Model X SUV, and the 2018-2019 Tesla Model 3.

Eric Walz2020-01-17 14:00 PT

NIO Stock Falls to Record Lows as its EV Sales Slow in China, Cutting 1,000 Jobs

NIO Stock Falls to Record Lows as its EV Sales Slow in China, Cutting 1,000 Jobs

Electric vehicle startup NIO Inc is realizing just how hard breaking into the EV market can be. Once viewed as a serious rival to Tesla in China, NIO’s stock fell to record lows on Tuesday after the electric automaker reported a significant drop in vehicle sales in its home market.

Eric Walz2019-09-24 11:30 PT

Quick Comparison: Long Range Tesla Model X vs. the BMW X5 50i

Quick Comparison: Long Range Tesla Model X vs. the BMW X5 50i

A quick comparison of the long-range version of Tesla Model X SUV and the BMW X5 50i.

Manish Kharinta2019-08-11 11:18 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

Tesla Unveils the Model Y, the Company’s First Electric Crossover SUV

Tesla Unveils the Model Y, the Company’s First Electric Crossover SUV

Tesla will unveil its much anticipated Model Y electric crossover SUV tonight at the company’s design center in California. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised that a crossover model will join its lineup and the wait to see it is finally over.

Eric Walz2019-03-14 17:18 PT

Consumer Reports Drops its Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Over Quality Issues

Consumer Reports Drops its Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Over Quality Issues

Tesla’s rush to deliver the new Model 3 sedan to customers may have led to quality control problems at the automaker’s Fremont, California assembly plant. Consumer Reports criticized the reliability of the company’s new Model 3 sedan and dropped it from its list of recommended vehicles for consumers.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-21 17:15 PT

Tesla Reducing Production Hours for the Model S & Model X

Tesla Reducing Production Hours for the Model S & Model X

Electric automaker Tesla is cutting production hours for the Model S sedan and Model X SUV, a move which raised concerns about falling demand for the company’s most profitable models.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-23 14:21 PT

NIO Debuts its New Electric ES6 SUV at ‘NIO Day 2018’ in China

NIO Debuts its New Electric ES6 SUV at ‘NIO Day 2018’ in China

On Saturday Dec. 15, NIO showed off the ES6, the company’s latest, long-range electric SUV at a special event called “NIO Day 2018”. The company says the new ES6 is the world's first EV combining permanent magnet and induction motors.

Eric Walz2018-12-17 13:08 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

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.

Jeremy Carlton2018-06-07 11:29 PT

Audi's New e-tron SUV Improves on Aerodynamics, Gets 'Virtual Mirrors'

Audi's New e-tron SUV Improves on Aerodynamics, Gets 'Virtual Mirrors'

Audi’s new e-tron, the company’s first, fully electric SUV, will have cameras on the doors to replace the traditional, bulky mirror housings. Not only do the camera reduce drag to improve range, they increase safety by reducing blind spots by offered a wider view around the vehicle.

Jacky Ho2018-05-30 13:55 PT

Chinese Electric Vehicle Startup NIO Exploring U.S. IPO

Chinese Electric Vehicle Startup NIO Exploring U.S. IPO

Tesla might be getting some new competition in the electric vehicle market it once solely occupied. Nio​, the Chinese electric-vehicle startup whose American headquarters is located in Silicon Valley, has reportedly filed confidential plans to go public in the U.S.

Derrick Smith2018-05-29 13:17 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

Tesla Lowers Price of the Model X

Tesla Lowers Price of the Model X

​Tesla lowered the base price of its Model X crossover to $79,500, stating improving margins were behind the move, which came as the automaker is ramping up production of its new lower-priced Model 3.

Eric Walz2017-08-05 15:00 PT

Elon Musk announces updated Tesla Autopilot available in June

Elon Musk announces updated Tesla Autopilot available in June

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Sunday, May 21st to let the world know that a revised version of Tesla's Autopilot software will be available for compatible cars next month. Musk tweeted “A software update coming next month includes a new control algorithm that "feels smooth as silk."

Eric Walz2017-05-23 11:16 PT

Tesla Requests Camera Data from Model S and X Owners

Tesla Requests Camera Data from Model S and X Owners

In its efforts to accelerate the development of self-driving technology, Tesla has started collecting videos from its huge fleet of vehicles as part of a new software update. Tesla says the data will help continue its advancements of vehicles equipped with the second-generation Autopilot (Autopilot 2.0) hardware introduced last year.

Eric Walz2017-05-10 11:39 PT

Tesla to Build 1,000 New Supercharger Stations in California

Tesla to Build 1,000 New Supercharger Stations in California

Tesla said it will be doubling the Tesla charging network, expanding existing sites so drivers never wait to charge, and increasing its charging locations within city centers, including 1,000 more in California alone.

Eric Walz2017-04-24 18:09 PT