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Cars Stories June 13, 2016

FCA CEO Marchionne doesn’t understand Tesla’s model but claims he could copy it

FCA’s outspoken CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has been known to make unpopular but frank comments about electric cars and the future of the auto industry. The man in charge of Alfa, Fiat, Chrysler and Jeep, called for its customers not to buy his electric car, the Fiat 500e, because he estimates the company is losing about $10,000 […]

Tesla confirms achieving a production rate of 2,000 cars/week and releases new details about its production

Only three years ago in 2013, Tesla Model S’ first full year of production, the automaker built just over 20,000 vehicles or around 400 per week. Now we learn that Tesla recently achieved for the first time a production rate of 2,000 vehicles per week for an annualized rate of 104,000 cars. In its last […]

Cars Stories June 14, 2016

Tesla launches a pilot project to sell cars inside Nordstrom stores

Tesla has an undoubtedly unique retail strategy in the auto industry, the company owns all its retail locations and has plenty of ‘galleries’ in malls, which is unusual for an automaker, but it is now taking it to the next level by launching a pilot project to sell its vehicles inside Nordstrom stores – starting […]

Cars Stories June 15, 2016

Key Tesla Autopilot engineering manager makes the jump to NEXTEV

When we wrote our profile of Tesla’s team of “hardcore engineers” working on the Autopilot, we briefly mentioned Kurt Thywissen, an early member of the team and Senior Engineering Manager of UI & Autopilot Software. Thywissen was one of the software engineers working on the popular P2P client Kazaa who left to create Skype. He joined Tesla’s […]

Tesla Model X makes it to Mexico and first Supercharger goes online

Last month, we reported on how Tesla announced its first location for a Supercharger in Mexico in the most subtle, weird, but awesome way. We now learn that the automaker brought the Supercharging station online, making it its first DC fast-charging station south of the US border, and just in time for the introduction of the […]

Cars Stories June 16, 2016

Tesla is trying to convince Model 3 reservation holders to buy the new lower price Model S instead

The introduction of Tesla’s new Model S 60 coincided with the company achieving its production rate of 2,000 vehicles per week. It looks like the automaker has mostly worked through its production problems with the Model X, which means that for probably the first time, Tesla is not production constrained anymore and this is evidenced […]

Tesla applied for a $106 million tax break on $1.26 billion expansion of Fremont Factory for the Model 3

A few weeks ago, Tesla closed an important $1.7 billion stock offering to finance its new build plan for the Model 3. The capital raise was needed for Tesla to accelerate its production and achieve a rate of 500,000 cars in 2018 – two years earlier than previously planned. The new plan is in response […]

Cars Stories June 17, 2016

Audi to build an electric Q5 after Tesla poached the SUV’s production director

Last year, Audi announced it’s first all-electric vehicle, the e-tron quatro, a luxury SUV expected to fit between the Q5 and Q7, and therefore, it will likely change its name to Q6 once it will enter production at the company’s plant in Brussels starting in 2018. Now we learn that the automaker is also planning an electric version […]

Cars Stories June 19, 2016

Tesla Model 3 reservation holders are starting to receive their ‘token of appreciation’

In the days following the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 and the subsequent flood of pre-orders for the vehicle, CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker will be sending out a “token of appreciation” to those who stood in line at the store to reserve the Model 3 before it was even unveiled. Token […]

Cars Stories March 4, 2016

Independent design renderings show what a Tesla pickup truck could look like

Tesla’s current vehicle roadmap is fairly clear for the next few years. After unveiling the Model 3 later this month and launching it in 2017, Tesla is expected to launch a small crossover on the same platform called “Model Y”, then a next generation Roadster is expected to follow.

After the Roadster, things are not as clear, but a Tesla pickup truck is in the plans according to CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla gets a win in Utah over direct sales and will now take it to the Supreme Court

Tesla was opposing a bill in Utah this week that would have allowed the automaker to operate its store in Salt Lake City, but under some restrictions that the company wasn’t willing to accept. Rep. Kim Coleman, R-West Jordan, officially abandoned her efforts to pass the legislation yesterday and the bill was sent to interim study, […]

Cars Stories March 6, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked directly with Singapore Prime Minister to investigate government red tape blocking Tesla [Updated]

Update: Tesla responds to Singapore’s Model S CO2 emissions test, and could it be as simple as poor math? If you think it’s difficult to buy a Tesla in Texas due to direct sales law, wait until you learn what consumers in Singapore have to go through to buy a Model S. Singaporean Joe Nguyen reportedly spent […]

Cars Stories March 7, 2016

Tesla “couldn’t flip” the Model X in internal crash tests: a look at the Model X’s safety features

Tesla is already calling the Model X “the safest SUV ever made”, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has yet to confirm its independent test ratings for the vehicle. Through its own internal testing of the vehicle, Tesla expects the Model X to become the first SUV to get 5-star rating in each […]

Cars Stories March 8, 2016

Tesla Model 3 unveiling event reportedly will have only a small guest list selected by Elon Musk

We have been wondering why only a few people have received an invitation for the Model 3 unveiling, which is now only 3 weeks away. As of now, only the winners of the referral program have reported having received the invite for the event taking place in Los Angeles. The last event Tesla held in Los […]

Cars Stories March 16, 2016

Tesla VP of Communications leaves the automaker ahead of Model 3 launch

Tesla’s Vice President of Global Communications Ricardo Reyes recently left the automaker as first reported by Bloomberg today and confirmed by Tesla. The timing of Reyes’s departure from Tesla is not ideal since the company is about to go through a crucial moment in its short history, which is sure to attract a lot of media coverage: the Model […]

Cars Stories March 17, 2016

All new cars in the US will be equipped with automatic emergency braking by 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that they have officially brokered a historic deal that will see virtually all new cars in the US equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) by 2022. The deal includes 20 automakers representing more than 99 percent […]

Cars Stories March 18, 2016

Tesla employees began reserving their Model 3s last night, sight unseen

Last week we exclusively reported that employees would have early access to Model 3 reservations and this morning, employee sources have confirmed that the invitations went out at around 1am PT. Employees weren’t given a look at the Model 3 or any of the specs and are ordering it sight unseen. Two different sources say that […]

Tesla sends out official Model 3 unveiling invites with “3” stylized as 3 horizontal lines

Around the same time Tesla allowed its employees to place an early reservation for the Model 3 last night, the automaker also sent out the official invites for the Model 3 unveiling event on March 31st. 650 Tesla owners have been chosen at random to attend the event in Los Angeles. It will be a […]

Manhattan will soon have more Tesla chargers than gas stations, and 1st look at Brooklyn store [Gallery]

Tesla will soon have more charging stations in Manhattan than there are gas stations in the city according to a report from the NYPost: Looking to make driving less of a pain for the 1,500 owners of its electric cars in the Big Apple, Tesla motors plans to greatly expand its network of Manhattan charging […]

Tesla Model 3 “leaks”, lets debunk them

The excitement around the upcoming unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 is at an all-time high and even though we are less than two weeks away from the event, some people can’t wait and are yearning for leaks. Unfortunately, it is leading to a multitude of fake leaks recently, whether intentional or not. Most are simply […]

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