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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

Tesla Acquires DeepScale, a Startup Improving Deep Neural Nets for Self-Driving Cars

Tesla Acquires DeepScale, a Startup Improving Deep Neural Nets for Self-Driving Cars

Tesla, which becomes the latest automaker to buy a promising tech startup. The electric automaker announced it has acquired DeepScale, a computer vision startup that spun out of a research project at the University of California Berkeley.

Eric Walz2019-10-01 19:00 PT

Tesla Reportedly Working on a Million-Mile Battery Pack

Tesla Reportedly Working on a Million-Mile Battery Pack

While Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, has a habit of making bold claims, a scientific study proves that this one isn’t as farfetched as it sounds.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-09-29 06:00 PT

Elon Musk Confirms that the Tesla Roadster Will Take on the Famed Nürburgring

Elon Musk Confirms that the Tesla Roadster Will Take on the Famed Nürburgring

The historic racetrack in Germany will soon host a speed run for one of the most anticipated electric performance sports cars of all time, the Tesla Roadster.

Manish Kharinta2019-09-15 13:30 PT

Tesla May Be Popular in the U.S., But Nissan’s Leaf Is Still the Global EV King

Tesla May Be Popular in the U.S., But Nissan’s Leaf Is Still the Global EV King

The Tesla Model 3 has only been on the market since 2017, but the electric vehicle has already captured a staggering 67 percent of the market in the U.S. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to take control globally.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-09-15 06:00 PT

Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged in 2018 California Crash; Driver's Hands Off Wheel: NTSB

Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged in 2018 California Crash; Driver's Hands Off Wheel: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday that a Tesla Model S was in Autopilot mode and the driver’s hands were off the wheel when it struck a fire truck in Culver City, California.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-04 06:00 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’s Elon Musk & Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma to Speak at a Shanghai AI Conference This Week

Tesla’s Elon Musk & Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma to Speak at a Shanghai AI Conference This Week

Elon Musk and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd chairman Jack Ma will speak at a conference on artificial intelligence (AI) in Shanghai. The two entrepreneurs will have a conversation in front of an audience on Aug 29 at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-26 23:55 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

Tesla Reveals Specs of its New AI-Powered Full Self-Driving Computer

Tesla Reveals Specs of its New AI-Powered Full Self-Driving Computer

At the Hot Chips conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Tesla engineers revealed of the details of the chip that will power Tesla’s future Autopilot, Full Self-Driving (FSD) system. Tesla's VP of hardware engineering Pete Bannon said that the new AI-powered chip is 21 times faster that the Nvidia chip it’s replacing and only 80% of the cost.

Eric Walz2019-08-20 17:30 PT

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

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