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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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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.

‘We are flattening the management structure’

Tesla is facing a sudden loss of key leadership at a critical moment when new vehicles, like the Model 3 sedan and upcoming Model Y SUV, are desperately needed to help boost the electric automaker's bottom line. According to a report in Automotive News, Doug Field, Tesla's chief engineer, is taking a six-week break from the company to "recharge" and spend time with his family. While Field has technically not left Tesla — a point reinforced in this Bloomberg news update — the timing o

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A glimpse of our terrifically slick future

Tesla just released a new video that appears to exist for no other reason than to recap Tesla. There are coupes and SUVs going fast, batteries and a gigafactory, a couple of semis, "The machine that makes the machine," and lots of shots of active, intense factory workers. There's also, at the 0:15-second mark, a tease of some new Tesla half built and half hidden under a sheet. We will assume this is the Model Y. And at the 1:05 mark we get a few seconds of the coming Roadster cockpit looking lik

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Sounds like good news for used-car buyers looking at EVs

Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over 350 owners, the EVs dropped about 5 percent of their capacity after 50,000 miles, but lose it at a much slower rate after that. If the trend holds, most Tesla vehicles will still have 90 percent capacity after around 300,000 km (185,000 miles), and 80 percent capacity after a whopping 800,000 km (500,000 miles).

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Agency was ‘unhappy’ with Tesla’s disclosures in an open investigation

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk had a "constructive conversation" on the agency's probe into a fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle that was operating in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode, the agency said on Monday.

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"I'm back to sleeping at factory. Car biz is hell …"

Tesla will reportedly fall short of its 2,500-per-week target for production of the crucial Model 3 sedan when it reports its numbers this week, but the news isn't entirely bad.

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Safety agency reminds Tesla that this is an active investigation

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday it was "unhappy" that electric car maker Tesla made public information about the crash of its Model X vehicle on Autopilot that killed the driver last month.

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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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Electric cars are latest arena for the heavyweight vs. lightweight

The switch by Elon Musk's Tesla to heavier-but-cheaper steel highlights how steel is fighting back against aluminum, which had widely been expected to be the bigger beneficiary of the electric vehicle revolution.

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Production was temporarily halted in February

Days after it was announced that Tesla Model 3 production was halted in February, CNBC reports that the automaker is churning out a significant number of flawed parts leading to reworking and remanufacturing. This was causing significant delays on a car that's already behind the schedule Tesla CEO Elon Musk initially touted. This same facility builds the Tesla Model S and Model X.

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Jaguar takes on the EV establishment

We compare it with the entry-level Model X and S. Which one is the best?

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Dive into the Easter egg section on your EV and you'll discover a reindeer button that invokes a Santa Mode.

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Mercedes parent reportedly subjected the electric SUV to extreme testing.

The Mercedes parent reportedly subjected the electric SUV to extreme testing and completely dissembled it.

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There's a Netflix and chill joke here somewhere.

There's also a new easy-exit feature.

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Sustained production, not burst builds, are needed for the Model 3.

Tesla isn't advancing the state of production in the auto industry, but is actually going backward.

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Under Michigan law, it's a gallery, not a store.

Under Michigan law, it's a gallery, not a store.

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