Tesla Overview Updated October 19, 2018

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Tesla is a transportation and energy company. It sells vehicles under its ‘Tesla Motors’ division and stationary battery packs for home, commercial and utility-scale projects under its ‘Tesla Energy’ division.

The firm acquired its sister-company, solar installer SolarCity, in 2016. It is now part of its energy division.

The company is led by Elon Musk, who currently hold the roles of CEO, Co-founder, Chairman, and Product Architect.

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Tesla is looking to significantly increase Model 3 production in the current quarter as it attempts to turn its revenues profitable.

While we’ve yet to witness this production increase, our tracking of Tesla’s production shows that the automaker is able to maintain production of close to 1,000 vehicles per day. expand full story

With all the changes to Tesla’s online design studio yesterday, the automaker also quietly updated the advertised 0-60 mph acceleration time of the Model 3 Performance.

But this wasn’t caused by any hardware or software updates… expand full story

Tesla has filed a patent application for its own new design of an automatic tire inflation system, which appears to be geared for the Tesla Semi electric truck. expand full story

In a somewhat controversial move, Tesla is removing the option to buy its ‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ package from the online design studios of its vehicles. expand full story

Tesla Stories October 18

Tesla is launching today a version of Model 3 with a new ‘mid-range’ battery pack for $45,000 before incentives.

The new version, which was never announced, is coming as a surprise and it changes the whole pricing structure of Model 3. expand full story

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn’t been coy regarding his wish to gamify the Tesla experience and introduce more games to the automaker’s vehicles.

They started with the addition of Atari games in their most recent version 9 software update, and Tesla has now even produced a fun retro commercial for what it calls Teslatari. expand full story

Tesla introduced its over-the-air dashcam feature using an Autopilot camera just over a week ago and it is already proving useful by capturing a few accidents on video. expand full story

Tesla Stories October 17

Tesla recently released some new improvements to its maps and navigation system with version 9, but CEO Elon Musk says that it’s only the beginning, as they are about to ‘”improve dramatically” over the next several months. expand full story

Tesla disclosed today that Elon Musk is buying $20 million more worth of TSLA shares directly from the company.

The move comes as Tesla is required to pay $20 million as a fine for Musk’s settlement with the SEC over his comments about taking Tesla private. expand full story

Elon Musk says that he reviewed Tesla’s service locations in North America and he realized that there are some major gaps, which he admits is a ‘foolish oversight’.

In order to remedy the situation, the CEO announced a major expansion of Tesla’s service coverage. expand full story

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