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  1. Jamie McKane

    Tesla researcher unveils million-mile battery

    Tesla researcher unveils million-mile battery A research partner of Tesla has published a paper about a battery cell that could last over a million miles, Electrek reports. Jeff Dahn and the rest of his lab released the test results on 6 September for the Li-Ion battery cell, which uses a...
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    Tesla batteries are powering Zimbabwe

    Tesla batteries are powering Zimbabwe Zimbabweans are relying on Tesla Inc. to help them pay their bills. Amid power outages of as long as 18 hours a day, Econet Wireless Ltd., Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile-phone operator, is turning to the Palo Alto, California-based automaker and storable-energy...
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    Tesla raises car prices in China

    Tesla raises car prices in China Tesla Inc. raised car prices in China, responding to trade tensions that weigh on the country’s currency and have led to oscillating import tariffs on vehicles. The price of a basic level imported Model 3 sedan went up more than 2% to 363,900 yuan ($50,900)...
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    Tesla begins offering insurance

    Tesla begins offering insurance Tesla Inc. began offering auto insurance to its vehicle owners in California, touting rates as much as 30% lower without offering much detail. The electric-car maker is offering online quotes through its website and plans to expand the service throughout the...
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    Tesla faces investigation over Model 3 safety claims

    Tesla faces investigation over Model 3 safety claims The U.S. National Highway Traffic Administration sent Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding Model 3 safety claims and subpoenaed the carmaker for information on several crashes, according to documents posted by...
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    Tesla cars will soon be able to stream Netflix and YouTube

    Tesla cars will soon be able to stream Netflix and YouTube The ability to stream YouTube and Netflix when a Tesla vehicle is not moving is coming soon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter. The change may come in August but wouldn’t take “more than a few months,” Musk said while responding to a...
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    Tesla CTO to step down

    Tesla CTO to step down Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday that long-time executive JB Straubel is stepping down from his position as Tesla CTO after 15 years in the position, The Verge reports. Straubel will remain with the company, however, and will transition into a senior advisor role.
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    Tesla is now working on its own battery cells

    Tesla is now working on its own battery cells Tesla employees told CNBC that the company is developing its own lithium-ion battery cells as well as the necessary processes to build these cells in large quantities. The electric vehicle company has been using battery cells from Panasonic for...
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    Tesla starts taking orders for Model 3 made in China

    Tesla starts taking orders for Model 3 made in China Tesla Inc. started taking orders for the Model 3 cars it will make in China, its second-largest market, and lowered the price of the vehicle. The Palo Alto, California-based company set the base price at 328,000 yuan ($47,523), including...
  10. Jamie McKane

    The bursting of the Tesla bubble

    The bursting of the Tesla bubble For Elon Musk and Tesla Inc., the blows from Wall Street came one after another this week -- a relentless barrage that left the stock so beat up that some now wonder if it can ever regain its status as the ultimate 21st century disrupter. Morgan Stanley threw...
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    Tesla lane-changing is less competent than a human driver - Consumer Reports

    Tesla's lane-changing is less competent than a human driver - Consumer Reports Consumer Reports has claimed that Tesla's automatic lane-changing technology "doesn't work very well" and could create potential safety risks for drivers. Tesla added this new lane-changing feature to its Autopilot...
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    Tesla plans to raise $2 billion

    Tesla plans to raise $2 billion Tesla Inc. plans to raise about $2 billion through debt and stock offerings, after Elon Musk overestimated the ability of the Model 3 sedan to generate enough cash for the company to be self-sustaining. The electric-car maker filed Thursday to sell $1.35 billion...
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    Tesla rushes to complete new assembly plant in China

    Tesla rushes to complete new assembly plant in China Three months after groundbreaking, Tesla Inc. is rushing to complete its multibillion-dollar factory on the outskirts of Shanghai to capitalize on growing demand in the world’s largest electric-car market. Foundations for the facility have...
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    Tesla posts $702-million quarterly loss

    Tesla posts $702-million quarterly loss After posting back-to-back profits in 2018 for the first time ever, Tesla has announced that it has lost $702 million in the first quarter of 2019. In an official filing, Tesla said that a key reason for the substantial loss was that the company suffered...
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    Tesla to offer aggressive Autopilot mode with a "slight chance of a fender-bender"

    Tesla to offer aggressive Autopilot mode with a "slight chance of a fender-bender" Elon Musk announced that Tesla will offer more aggressive driver assistance modes in the future, including one that has a "slight chance of a fender-bender", The Verge reports. He added that the carmaker would...
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    Musk drops Nvidia, says Tesla has the best chip in the world

    Musk drops Nvidia, says Tesla has the best chip in the world Tesla Inc. has started equipping its vehicles with a self-driving computer designed in-house and transitioned away from chips supplied by Nvidia Corp., with Elon Musk offering a big boast to explain why. “At first it seems improbable...
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    Tesla investigating incident of car catching fire in Shanghai

    Tesla investigating incident of car catching fire in Shanghai Tesla Inc. said it’s looking into a fire in Shanghai involving one of its vehicles after a video of a car bursting into flames was circulated on social media in China. The U.S. electric-car maker has sent a team to Shanghai and is...
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    Tesla is "vastly ahead" on self-driving technology - Elon Musk

    Tesla is "vastly ahead" on self-driving technology - Elon Musk Elon Musk believes that Tesla is less than two years from offering fully self-driving vehicles. In an interview with MIT researcher Lex Fridman, Musk said that he believes that Tesla's technology is much more advanced than other...
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    Tesla needs faster battery supply from Panasonic

    Tesla needs faster battery supply from Panasonic The rate at which Panasonic is supplying batteries to Tesla remains the "fundamental constraint" on Tesla product production, reports The Verge. Tesla said it needs more batteries from the Panasonic-operated production lines at Tesla's...
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    Tesla cuts more staff after disappointing deliveries report

    Tesla cuts more staff after disappointing deliveries report Tesla Inc. followed a disappointing deliveries report by cutting another swath of sales staff across the country, as the electric-car maker continues to pare back personnel and shift its ordering process online. The company dismissed...
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