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October 13, 2021, 1:17 PM

US regulators seek answers from Tesla over lack of recall

U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators
October 13, 2021, 1:17 PM
October 8, 2021, 5:49 AM

Elon Musk says Tesla will move HQ from California to Texas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car maker will relocate its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas
October 8, 2021, 5:49 AM
October 7, 2021, 12:13 AM

Former Tesla worker speaks out after winning $137 million lawsuit

Owen Diaz was hired as an elevator operator at Tesla's factory in Fremont.
October 7, 2021, 12:13 AM
Former Tesla worker speaks out after winning $137 million lawsuit
October 6, 2021, 2:37 PM

Tesla to pay former employee $137 million for racist abuse suffered at company

Owen Diaz told the court he faced a hostile work environment where employees drew swastikas and racist graffiti and used ethnic slurs regularly.
October 6, 2021, 2:37 PM
Tesla to pay former employee $137 million for racist abuse suffered at company
October 4, 2021, 1:58 PM

US decides not to open formal probe of Tesla battery fires

U.S. automobile safety regulators have denied petition seeking an investigation into Tesla software updates, saying it's unlikely a probe would show there's a safety defect
October 4, 2021, 1:58 PM
US decides not to open formal probe of Tesla battery fires
1 month ago

NTSB seeks video, photos of fiery South Florida Tesla crash

U.S. safety investigators are asking anyone who witnessed a fiery Tesla crash near Miami that killed two people to send them video or photos taken at the scene
1 month ago
1 month ago

NTSB to investigate Tesla crash in Florida that left 2 dead

Federal officials say they will investigate a fiery Tesla crash that left two people dead in South Florida
1 month ago
NTSB to investigate Tesla crash in Florida that left 2 dead
2 months ago

Tesla on autopilot slams into Florida state police car

It's the latest case of a Tesla on autopilot slamming into an emergency vehicle.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Tesla's Autopilot systems subject of new government investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Tesla's Autopilot after identifying 11 reported crashes in the last four years.
2 months ago
Tesla's Autopilot systems subject of new government investigation
2 months ago

US probing Autopilot problems on 765,000 Tesla vehicles

The U.S. government has opened a formal investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot partially automated driving system after a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles
2 months ago
2 months ago

Tesla's Autopilot systems the subject of new NHTSA investigation

The agency said the investigation stems from 11 separate crashes.
2 months ago
Tesla's Autopilot systems the subject of new NHTSA investigation
2 months ago

Tesla hopes to start production at Berlin factory in October

Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk says he hopes to start producing cars at its new factory outside Berlin in October
2 months ago
2 months ago

Victims slam Tesla subsidy from East German communist fund

Victims of communism in East Germany have criticized the decision to grant electric automaker Tesla a subsidy of almost $10 million from a trust fund managing what’s left of the regime’s fortune
2 months ago
3 months ago

Tesla sets new record

Elon Musk’s electric car company reported more than $1 billion in net income last quarter.
3 months ago
Tesla sets new record
3 months ago

Musk under fire again: CEO to testify over Tesla acquisition

In the runup to electric car maker Tesla Inc.’s 2016 acquisition of SolarCity, Elon Musk called the combination a “no brainer,” a one-stop shop for electric cars and the solar panels to recharge them
3 months ago
4 months ago

Tesla delivers more than 200,000 vehicles in 2nd quarter

Tesla says it delivered 201,250 electric vehicles in the second quarter as it overcame a global computer chip shortage that has hit nearly every automaker
4 months ago
4 months ago

Tesla to recall 285,000 cars in China and fix cruise control

Tesla is recalling the electric vehicles because of a cruise-control problem.
4 months ago
5 months ago

Tesla loses 2 top safety endorsements

Plus, Instacart's new program allows customers to get deliveries faster and Kellogg’s debuts “Bowl Bot” vending machine.
5 months ago
Tesla loses 2 top safety endorsements
5 months ago

Driver allegedly sleeps on the highway in self-driving Tesla

Police say it’s not the first time. ABC’s Andrew Dymburt has the details.
5 months ago
Driver allegedly sleeps on the highway in self-driving Tesla
5 months ago

Tesla in Autopilot mode crashes into parked police car

Authorities in Washington state are investigating a crash involving a Tesla vehicle in Autopilot mode that collided with a stopped police car over the weekend.
5 months ago
Tesla in Autopilot mode crashes into parked police car
5 months ago

Tesla in autopilot mode crashes into police car

Authorities in Washington state said the Tesla caused "significant damage" to a patrol car.
5 months ago
Tesla in autopilot mode crashes into police car
5 months ago

Crash victim had posted videos riding in Tesla on Autopilot

Posted videos of himself riding without hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Tesla to stop accepting Bitcoin for car payments

Electric car maker Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment
5 months ago
5 months ago

Crash, arrest draw more scrutiny of Tesla Autopilot system

Federal safety regulators are sending a team to California to investigate a fatal freeway crash involving a Tesla, just after authorities near Oakland arrested a man in another Tesla rolling down a freeway with no one behind the steering wheel
5 months ago
5 months ago

Tesla owner arrested after being caught ‘backseat driving’

Param Sharma, 25, has been charged with reckless driving after video footage showed him riding alone in the backseat of his car in the California Bay Area on Saturday.
5 months ago
Tesla owner arrested after being caught ‘backseat driving’
5 months ago

Autopilot likely not engaged in Texas Tesla crash, NTSB report says

The Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash in Texas last month was likely not in Autopilot mode, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
5 months ago
Autopilot likely not engaged in Texas Tesla crash, NTSB report says
5 months ago

NTSB: Tesla owner got into driver's seat before deadly crash

Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver’s seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston
5 months ago
6 months ago

Federal agencies to probe explosive Tesla crash that killed 2 in Texas

Investigators are looking into a fiery crash involving a Tesla vehicle that killed two men.
6 months ago
Federal agencies to probe explosive Tesla crash that killed 2 in Texas
6 months ago

US sends team to probe fatal Tesla crash with no driver

Federal safety regulators have sent a team to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla near Houston in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel
6 months ago
6 months ago

Deadly Tesla crash near Houston

Police are looking into the death of two men after the “self-driving” car slammed into a tree and burst into flames. The fire burned for four hours. ABC’s Megan Tevrizian has details.
6 months ago
Deadly Tesla crash near Houston
6 months ago

Investigation underway after 2 killed in fiery Tesla crash

Houston investigators are investigating if a Tesla Model S was on autopilot mode before it slammed into a tree and burst into flames, killing the two men inside the car.
6 months ago
Investigation underway after 2 killed in fiery Tesla crash
6 months ago

Deadly crash involving Tesla driverless car

The car slammed into a tree and burst into flames.
6 months ago
Deadly crash involving Tesla driverless car
6 months ago

Musk statement on Tesla production raises questions

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
6 months ago
7 months ago

Tesla 1Q sales of 185K more than double last year's numbers

Tesla delivered nearly 185,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter despite a shortage of computer chips that has hit the global auto industry
7 months ago
7 months ago

Russian man pleads guilty in Nevada to plot to extort Tesla

A Russian man has pleaded guilty to offering a Tesla employee $1 million to cripple the electric car company’s plant in Nevada with ransomware in an extortion scheme
7 months ago
Russian man admits ransomware plot against Tesla
7 months ago

US sends investigators to probe another Michigan Tesla crash

For the second time this week, the U.S. government’s road safety agency is sending a team to investigate a Tesla crash in Michigan
7 months ago
US sends investigators to probe another Tesla crash
9 months ago

Tesla to fix touch screens, ending spat with US regulators

After refusing a request from U.S. safety regulators, Tesla has now agreed to recall about 135,000 vehicles because their large touch screens can go dark
9 months ago
9 months ago

Tesla celebrates first ever profitable year

After 17 years, the electric car company showed a net profit of over $720 million in 2020.
9 months ago
Tesla celebrates first ever profitable year
9 months ago

US safety agency rejects petition to recall Tesla vehicles

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency has rejected a request to investigate unintended acceleration in Tesla electric vehicles, saying the acceleration was caused by drivers pushing the wrong pedal
9 months ago
10 months ago

By the Numbers: Tesla stock’s rapid rise

Tesla joining the S&P 500 stock index Monday caps a meteoric rise for the electric vehicle maker’s stock in 2020, catapulting Tesla CEO Elon Musk to become the third richest person in the world.
10 months ago
By the Numbers: Tesla stock’s rapid rise
10 months ago

German court upholds tree-felling ban at Tesla plant site

A German court has ruled that automaker Tesla has to stop clearing trees.
10 months ago
10 months ago

Tesla has become synonymous with electric vehicles. That could soon change

The Mach-E, Polestar 2 and ID.4 are strong challengers to Tesla's EV offerings.
10 months ago
Tesla has become synonymous with electric vehicles. That could soon change
10 months ago

Tesla seeks to sell $5B in stock; CEO Musk moves to Texas

Tesla says Tuesday it wants to raise up to $5 billion in capital through a stock offering
10 months ago
1 year ago

Government furthers investigation into Tesla camera failures

U.S. safety regulators are continuing their investigation into complaints that Tesla’s giant touch screens can fail and cause the cars to lose the rear camera display and other functions
1 year ago
1 year ago

YouTube star David Dobrik’s record-breaking Tesla giveaway

The influencer’s social media campaign inspired 120,000 people to register to vote.
1 year ago
YouTube star David Dobrik’s record-breaking Tesla giveaway
1 year ago

Tesla sales surge as global demand picks up speed

Tesla’s third-quarter sales rose 44% from a year ago as global demand for its electric vehicles proved stronger than most other automakers
1 year ago
1 year ago

Man cruises down highway in passenger seat of self-driving Tesla

"Current Autopilot features require active driver supervision," Tesla says.
1 year ago
Man cruises down highway in passenger seat of self-driving Tesla
1 year ago

Tesla announces plans to sell up to $5B in new stock shares

A day after its 5-for-1 stock split took effect, Tesla is announcing plans to sell up to $5 billion worth of common shares
1 year ago
1 year ago

Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Tesla has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at least 5,000 workers
1 year ago
Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant
1 year ago

Tesla tries to assure workers there's no big virus outbreak

Tesla is trying to assure its 55,000 employees that there hasn’t been a big coronavirus outbreak at company facilities worldwide, despite a report by an industry website that over 130 Tesla employees or contractors have tested positive
1 year ago
Tesla tries to assure workers there's no big virus outbreak