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Tesla Ends $1,000 Referral Credit Program

Tesla Ends $1,000 Referral Credit Program

Sure, saving $1,000 on a car that may cost you far in excess of $70,000 might seem like a minor victory, but it’s still better than nothing. But now that Tesla is becoming more of a household name and hoping to reach a more mass-market car-buying audience, it’s getting rid of even this relatively small savings program. [More]

Tesla Recalls 11,000 Model X Vehicles Over Seats That Could Fly Forward

Tesla Recalls 11,000 Model X Vehicles Over Seats That Could Fly Forward

It’s not only convenient, but often necessary, for a vehicle’s seats to move. However, if those seats don’t return and stay in their proper position it can be a problem. Case in point: 11,000 Tesla Model X SUVs now under recall. [More]

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Prepare To Keep Waiting For Your Model 3: Tesla Is Way Behind On Production

If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the arrival of the long-awaited, cheaper Tesla Model 3, well, you may have to cool your heels even longer than you thought. The company says a lot fewer vehicles have rolled off the line that it originally planned, due to “manufacturing bottlenecks.” [More]

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Elon Musk Says His Rocket Ship Will Fly You Anywhere On Earth In Under An Hour

Right now, the quickest way to get from, say, New York to Siberia involves at least a few plane tickets and a lot of layovers. But if Elon Musk has his way, travelers won’t have to rely on airlines to get them to the other side of the world — they can just hop on a rocket ship and be there in the same time it takes to get a pizza delivered. [More]

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Tesla Thinks About Building Convenience Stores Around Superchargers

If convenience stores and rest stops evolved around travelers’ need to fuel up, why shouldn’t the same be true for electric vehicles? So it makes sense that Tesla is envisioning a possible future where their supercharger docks are surrounded by other amenities for drivers. [More]

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Tesla Expanding Supercharger Stations Into City Centers

One of the biggest perks of owning an electric car? Skipping the gas station. But because not everyone has a house with a garage that they can charge a vehicle in overnight, Tesla is now expanding its Supercharger stations to city centers. [More]

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Tesla Extended Range Of Cars So Customers Could Escape Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma drew closer to Florida, many of those in the storm’s path just wanted to get as far away as possible. In an effort to help its customers put some distance between themselves and Irma, Tesla pushed out an update last week to its Model X and S electric vehicles, intended to squeeze more mileage out of a single charge. [More]

Feds Hit Tesla With Complaint For Allegedly Violating Workers’ Rights

Feds Hit Tesla With Complaint For Allegedly Violating Workers’ Rights

Months after some Tesla employees interested accused Tesla of illegally intimidating them, the National Labor Relations Board has taken their side. [More]

Report: Tesla Has Plans To Test A Self-Driving, Electric Semi-Truck

Report: Tesla Has Plans To Test A Self-Driving, Electric Semi-Truck

Sure, you may be getting used to the idea of sharing the road with cars that drive themselves — but how do you feel about cruising alongside an autonomous semi-truck? [More]

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Elon Musk Compares Model 3 To Hamburgers

Listen, Elon Musk is not worried that around 63,000 people have decided against buying the Model 3 so far. Why? Because that’s nothing in the grand scheme of things and besides, the car is just like a hamburger. Wait, what? [More]

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More Tesla Service Centers To Open As Model 3 Launch Nears

Tesla announced Tuesday that it will significantly expand the number of service centers and technicians as it prepares for the rollout of the Model 3 sedan, its most affordable electric car yet. [More]

Is Tesla Working On Its Own Streaming Music Service?

Is Tesla Working On Its Own Streaming Music Service?

Tesla already makes cars, solar panels and roofs, and CEO Elon Musk also dabbles in space travel, so maybe it’s not that big of a stretch that he’s also looking to create a new streaming music service. [More]

Tesla Autopilot Crash Victim Drove Mostly Hands Free, NTSB Says

Tesla Autopilot Crash Victim Drove Mostly Hands Free, NTSB Says

The driver who died in a Tesla Model S using the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system last year spent long periods of time with his hands off the wheel, according to new National Transportation Safety Board reports. [More]

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This Tesla Model X Consumes Electricity, Emits Kittens

Tesla’s fancy electric vehicles have been criticized by some car lovers for not having the beloved “purr” of an internal combustion engine. But there is one Tesla that was hiding a “meow” in the bumper. [More]

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Apple, Uber, Tesla Ask California To Revise Rules For Self-Driving Cars

Now that California has proposed rules intended to make it easier for tech companies to test self-driving vehicles on public streets, those companies are calling on the state to make additional changes that would further favor the industry. [More]

UPDATED: Consumer Reports Restores Some Points To Tesla Ratings After Return Of Automatic Braking

UPDATED: Consumer Reports Restores Some Points To Tesla Ratings After Return Of Automatic Braking

UPDATE: Now that Tesla has remotely activated the automatic emergency braking feature on newer Model S and X vehicles, Consumer Reports has restored some of the points it had taken away after the disappearance of AEB. However, the two Tesla models are not getting all the points back since this AEB currently only works at speeds of up to 28 mph, a significantly lower limit than what Tesla had previously offered. For instance, the AEB in earlier iterations of the Model S functioned at speeds of up to 90 mph.

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Tesla To Double Number Of Supercharger Stations In Advance Of Model 3 Launch

Tesla will roll out its first mass-market vehicle — the $35,000 Model 3 — later this year, significantly increasing the demand for charging stations. That’s why the company says it’s going to double the number of Superchargers available worldwide by the end of this year. [More]

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Tesla Will Recall 53,000 Model S, X Vehicles Over Parking Brake Issue

If you purchased a Tesla Model S or Model X last year, you might want to check to ensure it’s not part of a newly announced recall for parking brake issues. [More]