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Tesla to Add a ‘Beta Request’ Button to its Full-Self Driving Feature Next Week to Open it to More Drivers

Tesla to Add a ‘Beta Request’ Button to its Full-Self Driving Feature Next Week to Open it to More Drivers

​Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted early Friday that the automaker will add a “beta request” for drivers that paid for and want to try out the beta version of its more advanced Full-Self Driving autonomous driving feature.

Eric Walz2021-09-17 09:15 PT

With New EV Tax Credits Being Proposed, is Tesla & Toyota Being Treated Unfairly Because They Don’t Employ Union Workers?

With New EV Tax Credits Being Proposed, is Tesla & Toyota Being Treated Unfairly Because They Don’t Employ Union Workers?

Talks have continued in Washington DC since the spring about boosting the federal EV tax credit to help spur the adoption of zero emissions vehicles in the U.S. However, electric vehicle pioneer Tesla Inc and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp are surprisingly being left out in the latest proposal.

Eric Walz2021-09-14 11:00 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 Ordered to Turn Over Autopilot Data to the NHTSA After the 12th Crash Involving an Emergency Vehicle

Tesla Ordered to Turn Over Autopilot Data to the NHTSA After the 12th Crash Involving an Emergency Vehicle

Tesla is facing growing scrutiny into the safety of its Autopilot autonomous driving system after investigators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identified the 12th crash involving a police or fire vehicle last week in Florida. Less than two weeks before the latest incident on Aug 28, the NHTSA said it had opened a formal safety probe into Tesla’s Autopilot after 11 prior crashes involving an emergency vehicle.

FutureCar Staff 2021-09-01 13:25 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

Elon Musk’s Next Big Thing, ‘Humanoid Robots’ Powered by the Same AI Used for its Self-Driving Vehicles

Elon Musk’s Next Big Thing, ‘Humanoid Robots’ Powered by the Same AI Used for its Self-Driving Vehicles

Last night during a live streamed event called “AI Day”, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk teased the “Tesla Bot”, a realistic humanoid robot that would be powered by the same types of AI systems that Tesla uses for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature in its cars.

Eric Walz2021-08-20 11:25 PT

Elon Musk Aims for Tesla to Start Building Cars at the New German Gigafactory in October

Elon Musk Aims for Tesla to Start Building Cars at the New German Gigafactory in October

​Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said on Friday that he hopes to start producing electric cars at the company’s new Factory in Germany by October, or shortly after. Musk, who traveled to Germany on Wednesday in his private jet to meet with state officials and check on the progress of the plant, has expressed frustration over the lack of progress on the $6.9 billion factory.

FutureCar Staff 2021-08-13 09:50 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's Record Profits Were Without Emission Credit Sales to Other Automakers

Tesla's Record Profits Were Without Emission Credit Sales to Other Automakers

While this is the eighth profitable quarter in a row for Tesla, it’s the first time the automaker can claim to be a profitable brand on just its vehicles alone.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-08-01 16:00 PT

Tesla Delays Cybertruck, Semi to Focus on Model Y Production

Tesla Delays Cybertruck, Semi to Focus on Model Y Production

The launch of the highly anticipated electric pickup has been pushed back to 2022 because of supply chain issues and a limited supply of battery cells.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-07-31 07:45 PT

Tesla Agrees to Pay Model S Owners $1.5 Million For Reducing Battery Power in Their Vehicles

Tesla Agrees to Pay Model S Owners $1.5 Million For Reducing Battery Power in Their Vehicles

Tesla has agreed to pay 1,743 Model S sedan owners $1.5 million to settle claims that an over-the-air software update pushed to their Model S electric sedans in May 2019, intentionally reduced their battery’s charging rate, maximum capacity and range. The lawsuit is unusual in the auto industry, as it is a direct result of a software update and not a mechanical issue with the affected vehicles.

Eric Walz2021-07-30 14:00 PT

Tesla is Moving its Retail Showrooms Out of Upscale Shopping Centers, According to Sources

Tesla is Moving its Retail Showrooms Out of Upscale Shopping Centers, According to Sources

Electric automaker Tesla plans to shutter many its vehicle showrooms in upscale shopping centers around the U.S. Instead, the automaker plans to focus more on remote work for its retail staff and online vehicle deliveries and sales. For struggling mall owners, it’s a devastating blow, as the electric automaker is one of the world’s most widely recognized companies.

Eric Walz2021-07-28 09:00 PT

Tesla Full Self Driving Subscription Priced at $199 Per Month

Tesla Full Self Driving Subscription Priced at $199 Per Month

Instead of paying $10,000 upfront, Tesla customers can now pay a subscription fee of $199 per month to access the automaker’s advanced driver-assist features.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-07-25 07:45 PT

Tesla Plans to Let Other EVs Use its Superchargers

Tesla Plans to Let Other EVs Use its Superchargers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted at the prospect of letting non-Tesla electric vehicles use the automaker’s Supercharger network for years, but it sounds like it’s officially happening before the end of 2021.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-07-24 06:55 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 Reports Record Deliveries in Q2

Tesla Reports Record Deliveries in Q2

Tesla officially delivered 201,250 electric vehicles during the second quarter of the year, marking the first time the automaker has delivered more than 200,000 vehicles in three months.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-07-04 17:00 PT

The NHTSA to Require Crash Reports From Manufacturers of Vehicles Equipped with Level-2 & Higher Automated Driving Features

The NHTSA to Require Crash Reports From Manufacturers of Vehicles Equipped with Level-2 & Higher Automated Driving Features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will now require automakers selling vehicle equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) or SAE Levels 3-5 automated driving systems to report any crashes involving their vehicles, the agency announced on Tuesday.

FutureCar Staff 2021-06-29 15:30 PT

A Closer Look at Tesla’s Nvidia-powered Supercomputer for Training Deep Neural Networks

A Closer Look at Tesla’s Nvidia-powered Supercomputer for Training Deep Neural Networks

​At the fourth annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021) conference this week, Tesla’s senior director of AI, Andrej Karpathy, shared details the company’s latest supercomputer that will be used to train deep neural networks (DNN) for Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) autonomous driving features.

Eric Walz2021-06-22 11:00 PT

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

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