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Tesla issues two recalls covering 9,500 U.S. vehicles

The recalls cover the 2016 Model X and 2020 Model Y

Tesla Inc is issuing two recalls covering about 9,500 vehicles for roof trim that may separate and bolts that may not have been properly tightened. The larger recall covers 9,136 Model X cars from the 2016 model year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/RCLRPT-20V710-9316.PDF on Wednesday. NHTSA said the front and spine cosmetic roof trim may have been adhered without first using primer, and one or both pieces of trim may separa

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SpaceX's historic launch of NASA astronauts scrubbed by bad weather

Next launch window is Saturday

With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation's first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade. Veteran NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were set to make history Wednesday afternoon, riding SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on a test flight. SpaceX was on the cusp of becoming the first private company to put astronauts in orbit, something achieved by just three

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Tesla picks Austin and Tulsa as finalists for new U.S. factory

Don't expect Musk to pull up stakes in Fremont, though, despite his threat

Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said Friday. The person says company officials visited Tulsa in the past week and were shown two sites. It wasn’t clear if there were any other finalists in the mix.

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Tesla recalls 15,000 Model X SUVs for power steering issue

The recall applies to 2016 model year X vehicles

Tesla Inc is recalling 15,000 Model X SUVs because of a potential issue that can lead to a loss of power steering assist that could make steering harder and increase the risk of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada said aluminum bolts that attach the electric power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and break causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist. The recall applies to 2016 model year X

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Man killed in Tesla crash had complained about Autopilot

He said it would malfunction in the area where the crash happened

An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X hit a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway had complained before his death that the SUV’s Autopilot system would malfunction in the area where the crash happened. The complaints were detailed in a trove of documents released Tuesday by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the March, 2018 crash that killed engineer Walter Huang. The documents say Huang told his wife that Autopilot had previously veered his

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2020 Tesla Model S and X get range, power boosts thanks to a new motor design

Model S Long Range now rated for 370 miles per charge

Model S Long Range now rated for 370 miles per charge.

Elon Musk says Tesla driverless taxis coming next year, touts self-driving chip

Tesla designed 'the best chip in the world' and lidar 'is a fool's errand'

Tesla designed 'the best chip in the world' and lidar 'is a fool's errand'

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Famous jeweler who made Tesla ring for Elon Musk gets locked inside Model X

Ben Baller had made a $37,000 Tesla ring for Musk

Ben Baller had made a $37,000 Tesla ring for Musk as a token of appreciation

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Tesla to unveil Model Y on March 14, Elon Musk says

10 percent bigger than Model 3, costing 10 percent more

10 percent bigger than Model 3, costing 10 percent more.

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How Norway became a world leader in EV sales, and where it goes from here

'It should always be cheaper to have a zero emissions car than a regular car'

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Watch a Tesla Model X zoom inside a Boring Company tunnel

Not quite as cool as sending a Tesla Roadster to space...

Not quite as cool as sending a Tesla Roadster to space...

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Tesla Model X P100D tows Qantas Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

It's no space shuttle, but it's still pretty impressive

Using a car to pull an airplane is nothing new. We've seen a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI, a Nissan Patrol and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S all tug widebody aircraft. A few years ago, there was even a Toyota Tundra that pulled the Space Shuttle Endeavour across the 405 in Los Angeles. Now Australia's Qantas Airways has joined the fray, using the all-electric Tesla Model X P100D.

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Tesla says Model X involved in fatal crash was on Autopilot

The driver had been warned to keep his hands on the wheel

Tesla said on Friday that a Tesla Model X involved a fatal crash in California last week had activated its Autopilot system, raising new questions about the semi-autonomous system that handles some driving tasks. Tesla also said vehicle logs from the accident showed no action had been taken by the driver soon before the crash and that he had received earlier warnings to put his hands on the wheel.

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Tesla lowers price of Model X due to 'achieved efficiencies'

Electric crossover now starts at $79,500. That's $3,000 less than before.

"When we launched Model X 75D, it had a low gross margin. As we've achieved efficiencies, we are able to lower the price and pass along more value to our customers."

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Passersby are really, really keen on learning more about this Tesla Model X

Could you do this with your car?

Open the doors, walk away, see what happens.

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Tesla reportedly settles with Model X owner over glitches

Tesla Model X's falcon wing doors remain an ongoing problem.

Tesla reportedly reaches a settlement with Northern California owner of a Model X thanks to the state's lemon law.

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Tesla updating the Model X, especially those doors

OTA software fix will make owners 'love' the falcon-wing doors.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promises that software updates will fix what's wrong with the Model X's falcon-wing doors.

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