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Tesla Owner Files Lawsuit Claiming the Automaker Reduced the Battery Power of the Model S

Tesla Owner Files Lawsuit Claiming the Automaker Reduced the Battery Power of the Model S

A Tesla owner has filed a lawsuit against the electric vehicle maker, claiming the company limited the battery range of older vehicles, including his own Model S, via a over-the-air software update. The plaintiff said his 2014 Tesla Model S85 lost battery capacity equivalent to about 8 kWh but was told by Tesla the degradation was normal, the lawsuit says.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-09 17:05 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 Shares, Bonds Under Pressure as Elon Musk Warns of Shrinking Profits in Q3

Tesla Shares, Bonds Under Pressure as Elon Musk Warns of Shrinking Profits in Q3

Shares of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) sank 14% on Thursday and its bonds traded lower, a day after the electric carmaker said it needed more time to turn a profit, reported lower margins and announced the departure of its CTO.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-25 17:25 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

Elon Musk Believes Tesla’s Prices Will Rise When Autonomous Tech Increases

Elon Musk Believes Tesla’s Prices Will Rise When Autonomous Tech Increases

Musk recently took to Twitter to announce that prices for Tesla’s electric cars will “rise significantly” when the vehicles become fully autonomous.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-07-13 05:00 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

Tesla Building Its Own EV Battery Cells in Secret Lab: Report

Tesla Building Its Own EV Battery Cells in Secret Lab: Report

Tesla’s taking the next step to solidifying its place as a major electric automaker by looking into ways to develop its own batteries.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-29 05:00 PT

Tesla Says Battery Module to Blame For Car Fire in Shanghai

Tesla Says Battery Module to Blame For Car Fire in Shanghai

Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla said on Friday that a single battery module caused a Model S sedan to catch fire in Shanghai and it had revised its vehicle settings to further protect its batteries.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-28 06:00 PT

Tesla's Senior Production Executive at Fremont Factory Quits

Tesla's Senior Production Executive at Fremont Factory Quits

Tesla's vice president of production at its Fremont factory, Peter Hochholdinger, has left after three years with the electric-car maker. He is the latest high-profile executive to leave Tesla in the past two years as the automaker struggles to ramp up production of Model 3.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-27 00:00 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

China Increases EV Safety Checks After Tesla, NIO Fires

China Increases EV Safety Checks After Tesla, NIO Fires

After a few high-profile fires involving Tesla and NIO’s electric cars, China is now requiring automakers to double check their EVs.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-19 07:07 PT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Claims Demand Is Not Waning

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Claims Demand Is Not Waning

Despite recent reports stating that Tesla is struggling and that demand for the brand’s electric cars is dropping, CEO Elon Musk told investors that sales and production are still doing well.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-14 13:00 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 Continues to Outsell Competitors, Sees Strong Demand for Model 3

Tesla Continues to Outsell Competitors, Sees Strong Demand for Model 3

After a disappointing first quarter, Tesla’s sales look like they’re bouncing back for the second quarter as Model 3 registrations surged.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-07 10:16 PT

Tesla CEO Claims Electric Pickup Will be Better Than Ford F-150, Porsche 911

Tesla CEO Claims Electric Pickup Will be Better Than Ford F-150, Porsche 911

All while costing approximately $50,000.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-06 05:00 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

Consumer Reports Says Tesla’s Autopilot Performs Worse Than a Human Driver

Consumer Reports Says Tesla’s Autopilot Performs Worse Than a Human Driver

Consumer watchdog organization Consumer Reports (CR) recently conducted its own test of Tesla’s new “Navigate on Autopilot” update and concluded that it doesn’t work as well as Musk claims. In fact, using it could be a potential safety risks for drivers.

Eric Walz2019-05-22 12:22 PT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Claims Automaker Will Be out of Money Within 10 Months, Launches “Hardcore” Changes

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Claims Automaker Will Be out of Money Within 10 Months, Launches “Hardcore” Changes

In an all-staff email obtained by Reuters and Electrek, Elon Musk told employees that the electric automaker would run out of money in roughly 10 months, claiming that “hardcore” cost-cutting efforts are needed to keep the company afloat.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-22 05:00 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

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