Build quality issues aside, Tesla's EV is hugely impressive.
Tesla Model 3
Diver said Musk's 'submarine' was PR stunt, could never have worked.
Former employee alleges Tesla mislead investors and installed damaged batteries.
It can even open and close the garage door.
It also spells out quarterly total, reservations held — and its next goal
"It was pretty hectic," said one worker.
They provide numbers, say paint shop overwhelmed, tent line 'makeshift.'
Goldman Sachs analyst is "in for a rude awakening," says Musk.
Tesla is opening orders to all reservation holders soon.
Defendant in Tesla lawsuit says he's a whistleblower.
A former technician allegedly hacked Tesla network
Autopilot Buddy overrides built-in safety features.
0-60 in 3.5 seconds,155 MPH top speed, and 310 miles of range.
Reports are coming in that Tesla will reduce its salaried workforce
And yeah, it's probably true.
March 15 reveal date will be followed by 2020 production.
It's refunding twice as many deposits as it's taking in, according to Second Measure.
On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Consumer Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski. We talk about the possible rebirth of the Dodge Viper and Jaguar XK, as well as the recent goings-on at Tesla. Then we share some of our experiences driving in Europe. We also discuss the cars we've been driving, and help spend another listener's hard-earned dough in this week's "Spend My Money" segment.
Over-the-air update fixed ABS software issue
Tesla is making good on its promise to improve the Model 3's braking through a firmware upgrade. Elon Musk has confirmed that a fix for the EV's inconsistent brake performance started reaching cars on May 25th. The update should reduce the braking distance by about 20 feet for "repeated heavy braking events," according to the exec. That's no doubt meant to help reviewers like those at Consumer Reports (whose less-than-flattering review prompted the update), but something tells us that drivers wo