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Tesla Model S Plaid Boasts 390 Miles of Range, $131,190 Price Tag

Tesla Model S Plaid Boasts 390 Miles of Range, $131,190 Price Tag

Deliveries of Tesla’s high-performance luxury sedan have commenced, with the Plaid trim claiming to be the automaker’s quickest and most powerful production car yet.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-06-12 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

SEC Letters Show That Tesla Failed to Oversee Elon Musk's Public Communications As Directed

SEC Letters Show That Tesla Failed to Oversee Elon Musk's Public Communications As Directed

The Wall Street Journal reports that correspondence sent to Tesla in 2019 and 2020 from the SEC said tweets Elon Musk wrote about Tesla's solar roof production volumes and its stock price were not pre-approved by Tesla's lawyers. The vetting of Musk's communications is part of a 2018 settlement with the SEC after a tweet by Musk about taking Tesla private at a $420 a share.

Eric Walz2021-06-02 13:00 PT

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Downgraded in Consumer Reports and IIHS’ Safety Testing

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Downgraded in Consumer Reports and IIHS’ Safety Testing

With Tesla cutting features as it moves to a camera-only safety system, a few organizations have decided to take awards away from the brand’s two most affordable models.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-31 07:25 PT

Tesla to Replace Radar in its Model 3, Model Y in the U.S. - Rolling Out ‘Pure Vision Autopilot’ Using Cameras

Tesla to Replace Radar in its Model 3, Model Y in the U.S. - Rolling Out ‘Pure Vision Autopilot’ Using Cameras

Electric automaker Tesla Inc said on Tuesday that it will replace a radar sensor in the Model 3 and Model Y vehicles sold in North America with a camera to better support Tesla’s latest automated driving feature called “Full Self-Driving” (FSD).

Eric Walz2021-05-26 08:00 PT

Tesla Sets Up a Site in China to Store Vehicle Data and Ensure it Remains the Country

Tesla Sets Up a Site in China to Store Vehicle Data and Ensure it Remains the Country

After getting flack from regulators over how electric automaker Tesla stores camera and sensor data from its vehicles in China, the California company is working with Chinese regulators and has set up a data site to securely store it. Automakers are facing growing scrutiny over how they handle data collected by vehicle cameras or sensors.

Eric Walz2021-05-25 10:50 PT

The First of Tesla’s China-made V3 Superchargers is Now Online in Shenzhen

The First of Tesla’s China-made V3 Superchargers is Now Online in Shenzhen

The first of Tesla's China-built V3 Superchargers is now online in Shenzhen. The V3 Superchargers for Tesla's charging network in China are now being built at the automaker's new Supercharger manufacturing facility in Shanghai, which started production on Feb 3. Tesla is actively expanding its Supercharging network in China, which is the world's biggest auto market.

Eric Walz2021-05-21 10:55 PT

Tesla Chief Elon Musk Says 'Red Tape' is Causing Delays in Completing its Berlin Gigafactory

Tesla Chief Elon Musk Says 'Red Tape' is Causing Delays in Completing its Berlin Gigafactory

​Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is blaming bureaucracy and red tape for delays in completing its new Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany. The factory was scheduled to begin building cars by July 1, but that timeline has been pushed back to later this year after Tesla added plans to add battery cell production at the site, which requires an additional approval process.

FutureCar Staff 2021-05-17 15:45 PT

Tesla to Hold Off Buying Land to Expand its Shanghai Factory Due to Ongoing U.S.-China Tensions

Tesla to Hold Off Buying Land to Expand its Shanghai Factory Due to Ongoing U.S.-China Tensions

California automaker Tesla Inc. is putting its expansion plans in China on hold due to rising tensions between the U.S. and China. in March, Tesla refrained from bidding on a plot of land across the road from its Shanghai factory, as it's no longer aiming to boost China production capacity significantly, at least for now, Reuters reports. The sources declined to be named as the discussions were private.

Eric Walz2021-05-11 10:25 PT

Tesla Engineer Tells the California DMV That Elon Musk’s Goal of Achieving Full Self-Driving by the End of 2021 Does Not ‘Match Engineering Reality’

Tesla Engineer Tells the California DMV That Elon Musk’s Goal of Achieving Full Self-Driving by the End of 2021 Does Not ‘Match Engineering Reality’

During a Tesla earnings call in January, Musk said that he was "highly confident the car will be able to drive itself with reliability in excess of human this year." But Musk’s tweet does not reflect that of Tesla’s own Autopilot engineers, a new memo confirms. After an early March conference call with Tesla representatives and the California DMV, Tesla Autopilot engineer CJ Moore wrote in a memo that "Elon's tweet does not match engineering reality.”

FutureCar Staff 2021-05-07 15:30 PT

Tesla is Developing a Platform That Allows Customers in China Access to Their Vehicle Data

Tesla is Developing a Platform That Allows Customers in China Access to Their Vehicle Data

On Thursday, Tesla said it's developing a platform for car owners in China that will allow them to access data generated by their vehicles. Tesla aims to launch the platform by this year. This is the first time an automaker has announced plans to allow customers access car data in China, the world's biggest car market.

FutureCar Staff 2021-05-07 11:30 PT

Tesla to Lose Around $240 Million in Revenue in 2021 as Automaker Stellantis Says it Will No Longer Need to Buy Emission Credits

Tesla to Lose Around $240 Million in Revenue in 2021 as Automaker Stellantis Says it Will No Longer Need to Buy Emission Credits

Stellantis announced on Wednesday that it will no longer need to purchase emissions credits from Tesla as the European automaker expects to reach its emission targets this year. The emission credits purchased by Stellantis would have given Tesla an additional $240 in revenue this year.

FutureCar Staff 2021-05-05 12:30 PT

Tesla Looking to Introduce Full Self-Driving Subscription Soon

Tesla Looking to Introduce Full Self-Driving Subscription Soon

The new subscription plan would give interested Tesla buyers more flexibility to see if they want to purchase the package outright.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-01 07:00 PT

Tesla Plans to Add EV Components Recycling Facilities at its Shanghai Factory

Tesla Plans to Add EV Components Recycling Facilities at its Shanghai Factory

Electric automaker Tesla plans to build facilities for recycling battery cells and other electric vehicle components such as electric motors at its factory in Shanghai, according to a document submitted by Tesla to authorities in Shanghai. Chief Executive Elon Musk said at the company's Battery Day event in Sept 2020 that he was looking at recycling batteries to supplement the supply of raw materials, including nickel and cobalt as Tesla increases its annual vehicle production.

Eric Walz2021-04-26 10:30 PT

Tesla Crash in Texas Leaves 2 Dead, Investigators Determine That No One Was in the Driver’s Seat

Tesla Crash in Texas Leaves 2 Dead, Investigators Determine That No One Was in the Driver’s Seat

​Two people died in Texas on Sunday after a Tesla Model S left the roadway and slammed into a tree at high speed. The crash was highly unusual, as investigators determined that neither of the two victims was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-19 09:45 PT

Tesla Chief Elon Musk Assures Customers in China That its Vehicle Cameras Are Not Active, Addressing Recent Security Concerns

Tesla Chief Elon Musk Assures Customers in China That its Vehicle Cameras Are Not Active, Addressing Recent Security Concerns

Last month the Chinese military banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes in China, citing security concerns over cameras in its vehicles. So Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is downplaying the security threats of models sold in China, assuring customers on social media that Tesla's "Sentry Mode" cameras are not active outside of the U.S.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-07 08:00 PT

Tesla Stock Surges on the First Trading Day After the Company Reported Strong Q1 Deliveries

Tesla Stock Surges on the First Trading Day After the Company Reported Strong Q1 Deliveries

During Monday's trading session, shares of Tesla hit their highest levels since March 17 after Tesla’s encouraging Q1 production and delivery report released last Friday. Tesla’s stock closed up $29.30 (4.43%) for the day at $691.05. With Monday’s gains, Tesla is on track to add roughly $50 billion to its market value in a single day.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-05 15:00 PT

Tesla Reports its Q1 Production & Deliveries, Model Y, Model 3 Demand Remains Strong

Tesla Reports its Q1 Production & Deliveries, Model Y, Model 3 Demand Remains Strong

Tesla reported its Q1 results on Friday which beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter deliveries. Tesla’s sales were boosted by strong demand for the Model Y. The company produced 180,338 Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers in Q1 and delivered 182,780 of them.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-02 08:30 PT

'New Energy Vehicle' Insurance Registrations in China Show Tesla is the Top Selling Brand Over EV Startups

'New Energy Vehicle' Insurance Registrations in China Show Tesla is the Top Selling Brand Over EV Startups

For the month of February, consumers in China purchased Mandatory Liability Insurance for 18,039 China-made Tesla vehicles. Of the 18,039 Tesla vehicles registered, 13,394 were Model 3 sedans and 4,645 were Model Y crossovers. The new Tesla registrations in February are more vehicles than China’s six leading EV startups combined, including NIO, XPeng and Li Auto.

Eric Walz2021-03-29 13:25 PT

Teslas Traveled Further Than Other EVs When Out of Range in Edmunds' Testing

Teslas Traveled Further Than Other EVs When Out of Range in Edmunds' Testing

If you own an electric vehicle, you won’t be able to travel a lot of miles after the vehicle indicates that there’s no range left.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-03-28 08:00 PT

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