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Tesla Faces US Criminal Probe Around Self-Driving Claims

October 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Tesla Inc. made misleading claims about the capabilities of its Autopilot driver assistance system, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Justice Department’s Washington and San Francisco offices are probing statements by the […]


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Tesla Recalls 1 Million Cars Over Window Problem

September 23, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla was forced to recall more than 1 million electric cars in the United States over windows that could pinch occupants as they’re being rolled up. The automatic windows are supposed to stop if they detect an obstacle as they […]


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With Blazer EV, GM Now Has a Rival to Tesla’s Model Y

July 19, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors Co. will start selling a battery-powered Chevrolet Blazer next year, giving it a direct competitor to Tesla Inc.’s Model Y, the nation’s best-selling electric SUV. The electric Blazer model will go on sale in the summer of 2023, […]


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Tesla’s Chinese Battery Maker Scopes Out Sites in Mexico

July 18, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., the world’s biggest maker of batteries for electric vehicles, is considering at least two locations in Mexico for a manufacturing plant to potentially supply Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co. The battery manufacturer is […]


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Tesla Increases Prices Up to $6,000 Across Lineup

June 16, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. has increased prices across its lineup by as much as $6,000, Electrek reported, as global automakers grapple with surging costs for raw materials, particularly battery components. In at least its third hike this year, the electric car pioneer […]


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Hacker Finds Way to Unlock Tesla Models, Start Cars

May 18, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. customers might love the carmakers’ nifty keyless entry system, but one cybersecurity researcher has demonstrated how the same technology could allow thieves to drive off with certain models of the electric vehicles. A hack effective on the Tesla […]


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Tesla Dodges Nickel Crisis With Secret Deal to Get Supplies

March 30, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The invasion of Ukraine has added to agita among electric vehicle makers over the supply of nickel, a critical ingredient in EV batteries, since Russia is one of the world’s biggest producers. But Tesla Inc. had already been scouring the […]


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Tesla to Seek Approval for Another Stock Split

March 28, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. gained in early trading March 28 after the carmaker said it plans to seek shareholder approval for a move that would enable its second stock split in roughly two years. The company said in a tweet that it […]


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Tesla Loses All the Gains From 35% Rally Stoked by Hertz Electric Vehicle Deal

December 20, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc.’s stock went on a tear after an October deal with Hertz Global Holdings Inc. signaled broader mainstream adoption of its electric cars. But that 35% rally is gone now. Tesla slid 4.2% on Dec. 20, getting as low […]


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Elon Musk, Autopilot Critic Sought as Witnesses in Tesla Crash Trial

November 3, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The first trial to determine whether Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot technology led to a fatal car crash may require jurors to weigh testimony from founder Elon Musk against criticism of the driver-assistance system by Mary “Missy” Cummings, a U.S. government safety […]


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Tesla Hits Record Profit Despite Parts Shortage

October 20, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Record electric vehicle sales last summer amid a shortage of computer chips and other materials propelled Tesla Inc. to the biggest quarterly net earnings in its history. The company said Oct. 20 that it made $1.62 billion in the third […]


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Tesla Shares Are Roaring Back

October 18, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. shares are staging a comeback as investors expect the Elon Musk-led electric carmaker to navigate the crippling semiconductor shortage better than rivals that have been severely disrupted. The stock gained as much as 3.8% to $875.26 on Oct. […]


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GM Vows to Surpass Tesla in Electric Vehicle Sales

October 6, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors plans to cash in as the world switches from combustion engines to battery power, promising to double its annual revenue by 2030 with an array of new electric vehicles, profitable gas-powered cars and trucks, and services such as […]


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Tesla Expects Delivery Record, Beating Supply Chain Turmoil

October 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. is expected to report record deliveries of roughly 224,000 vehicles in the most recent quarter, another milestone for CEO Elon Musk and his trailblazing electric-car brand. Deliveries are one of the most closely watched metrics at Tesla: They […]


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US Asks Tesla How Autopilot Responds to Emergency Vehicles

September 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency wants detailed information on how Tesla’s Autopilot system detects and responds to emergency vehicles parked on highways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made the request in an 11-page letter dated Aug. 31 that […]


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Tesla Hopes to Start Production at Berlin Factory in October

August 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk said Aug. 13 that he hopes to start producing cars at its new factory outside Berlin in October. The U.S. company originally had planned to begin manufacturing its electric cars at the “Gigafactory” in […]


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Tesla Engineer Says Musk Overstated Tesla Autopilot Capability

May 7, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

One of Tesla Inc.’s engineers told California authorities that CEO Elon Musk overstated the capability of Autopilot, the company’s driver-assistance system, early this year. The clarification was described in a series of records the California Department of Motor Vehicles released […]


Impact & Regulations

Tesla Told to Provide Documents Involving Musk Compensation

May 4, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A Delaware judge on May 3 ordered lawyers representing Tesla Inc. directors to turn over certain communications that CEO Elon Musk may have shared with the company’s top in-house attorneys before the board approved a compensation plan in 2018 that […]


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Huawei to Invest $1 Billion on Car Tech It Says Surpasses Tesla

April 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Huawei Technologies Co. will invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, accelerating plans to compete with Tesla Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. in the world’s biggest vehicle arena. Huawei’s autonomous-driving technology already has surpassed Tesla’s in some spheres, for […]


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Musk Statement on Tesla Production Raises Questions

April 9, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time involving the status of his company’s vehicle production. On a Jan. 27 conference call to discuss Tesla’s fourth-quarter earnings, Musk […]