Tesla Overview Updated March 25, 2019

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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.

Tesla Stories Today

Tesla has a giant new building under construction in Northern California. It’s rumored to be a distribution center and/or a manufacturing facility and now we get a closer look with a drone video. expand full story

Following the announcement of its Supercharger V3, Tesla is now also starting to unlock more power in its existing Supercharger stations. expand full story

After just over a year since starting deliveries, Tesla Model 3 drivers have already reached over 1 billion electric miles in record time. expand full story

Tesla Stories Yesterday

After a couple chaotic weeks of price and option changes from Tesla, another one went into effect today.  This time, it was about the recently-unveiled Model Y, which received a $1,000 price increase across the vehicle line.

CEO Elon Musk also announced on twitter that prices on inventory cars will increase ~3% after the end of this quarter, to keep them in line with the recent price increase (which was really just a partial reversal of last month’s price drop).

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Tesla Stories March 23

A group of hackers managed to crack a Tesla Model 3 as part of a hacking competition and Tesla gave them the car for exposing the vulnerability. expand full story

Tesla is continuing to improve Autopilot’s abilities in both documented and undocumented ways.  Just recently the system has gained two new capabilities: detecting stop lights and detecting lane change intention from other cars.

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Tesla Stories March 22

Tesla’s in-car internet browser has been one of the most neglected features inside Tesla vehicles, but CEO Elon Musk has been promising to improve it recently and now he says that they are upgrading the internet browser with Google’s Chromium. expand full story

Tesla is starting to widen the rollout of its new Autopilot features and now owners are filming the first demonstrations of Tesla’s Enhanced Summon. expand full story

Tesla is moving away from its yearly service program as it focuses on an as-needed approach based on the fact that electric vehicles require less maintenance. expand full story

There have been a dizzying amount of price and option changes over the course of the last few weeks, with something changing pretty much every day.  And today is no different.  One day after Tesla raised prices across its lineup (as expected after a change in retail strategy), Tesla has also dropped the base “Standard Range” battery pack from the Model S line.

This happens just three weeks after adding the smaller Model S battery option in the first place.

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