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In rare appearance, he offers free rides in Boring Co. tunnels

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk promised a cheering crowd on Thursday that his controversial dream of burrowing a high-speed network of "personalized mass transit" tunnels under Los Angeles could be achieved without disturbance or noise at the surface.

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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.

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Production will be paused from May 26 through 31

Tesla Inc will pause production at its California factory for six days at the end of the May to work on fixes to its assembly line for its new Model 3 sedan, sources inside the company told Reuters. The Silicon Valley luxury electric car maker previously warned of 10 days of temporary shutdowns this quarter as the company addresses manufacturing problems that have delayed volume production of the Model 3 sedan, which is seen as crucial to Tesla's long-term profitability.

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That could mean 3,500 for the week, a big step forward

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said production of its crucial Model 3 sedan is likely to exceed 500 vehicles per day this week. ​​​​

‘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

Move boosts its position in world's biggest car market

Tesla has registered a new electric car firm in Shanghai, as China prepares to scrap rules on capping foreign ownership of new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures.

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Production for all-wheel-drive sedans begins in July

In a sign that Tesla's Model 3 production continues to improve, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will enable ordering of dual-motor versions of the sedan at the end of next week. Customers waiting for a Model 3 in performance or all-wheel-drive trim can find out how much the options will cost and put orders in with production scheduled to start in July, consistent with Musk's statement last month.

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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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Speed was a factor in the crash, police said

Two teenagers were killed on Tuesday after the Tesla car they were traveling in crashed and caught fire in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, police said on Wednesday.

5.3 million square-foot plant helps raise cash

Tesla has changed the terms of its borrowing agreement with banks to allow it to pledge its Fremont auto plant as collateral — a move seen by some analysts as an effort to boost liquidity.

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Knocks "quaint, vestigial" investment theory, then can't let it alone

Elon Musk is taking on Warren Buffett over investment strategy. On Twitter, because of course. And it centers on candy and moats.

Their questions ‘were neither valid nor pertinent’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended the snub of two Wall Street analysts on a conference call, proclaiming in a tweet on Friday that they "were trying to justify their Tesla short thesis."

‘The general sentiment was that the defensiveness spoke volumes’

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk's refusal to take questions from analysts about the electric car maker's financial condition drew sharp criticism from Wall Street analysts and investors on Thursday, pushing its stock down further.

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Report Tesla points to was ‘cursory,’ safety agency says

A U.S. traffic safety regulator on Wednesday contradicted Tesla's claim that the agency had found that its Autopilot technology significantly reduced crashes, saying that regulators "did not assess" the system's effectiveness in a 2017 report.

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Loss is more than double what it was a year ago

Tesla on Wednesday posted its worst ever quarterly loss and said its Model 3 production target remains on track, expecting to hit about 5,000 per week in about two months. While that sounds alarming, losses were actually less than analysts expected.

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Says Tesla violates several of its patents for hydrogen-electric semi

Nikola Motor Co, which makes hydrogen-powered semi trucks, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against electric automaker Tesla alleging design patent infringements.

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The conversion starts at $84,000 and takes about 10 weeks

Remember that Tesla Model S shooting brake we told you about a few months ago? No, not that Dutch-customizer version, which has yet to see the light of day, so far as we can tell. We're talking about the wagonized version from British outfit Qwest Norfolk. The finished version was just featured in a new episode of U.K. YouTube show Fully Charged.