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August 5, 2022, 8:59 PM

US agency probes Tesla crashes that killed 2 motorcyclists

Two Teslas collided with motorcycles on freeways in the darkness last month.
August 5, 2022, 8:59 PM
US agency probes Tesla crashes that killed 2 motorcyclists
July 20, 2022, 6:48 PM

Jury: Tesla just 1% to blame for teen driver's fiery crash

A jury in Florida has found Tesla just 1% negligent for disabling a speed limiter on an electric car involved in a fiery crash that killed two teens
July 20, 2022, 6:48 PM
Jury: Tesla just 1% to blame for teen driver's fiery crash
1 month ago

Tesla aims to help distracted drivers keep their focus

Tesla's software update allows its vehicles to scan for potholes and adjust the suspension to avoid damage.
1 month ago
Tesla aims to help distracted drivers keep their focus
2 months ago

Tesla vehicle sparks fire weeks after crash

Firefighters in California say a Tesla vehicle sparked a fire at a junkyard three weeks after sustaining major damage in an accident.
2 months ago
Tesla vehicle sparks fire weeks after crash
2 months ago

Former employees file lawsuit against Tesla for allegedly violating federal law

Two employees are claiming the company laid them off without giving required advance notice.
2 months ago
Former employees file lawsuit against Tesla for allegedly violating federal law
2 months ago

US report: Nearly 400 crashes of automated tech vehicles

Automakers have reported nearly 400 crashes of vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 involving Teslas
2 months ago
US report: 273 Teslas with automated driving systems crashed
2 months ago

US has over 750 complaints of Teslas braking for no reason

More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to U.S. safety regulators that cars operating on the company's partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason
2 months ago
US has over 750 complaints of Teslas braking for no reason
2 months ago

Elon Musk orders Tesla employees to return to full-time in-person work

The Tesla CEO reportedly sent an email to company executives that said, “remote work is no longer acceptable," in a policy that was made public in reports.
2 months ago
Elon Musk orders Tesla employees to return to full-time in-person work
3 months ago

'Elon Musk Crash Course' director discusses Tesla's autopilot

ABC News' Phil Lipof speaks with New York Times technology correspondent and director of the documentary "Elon Musk's Crash Course" about the ongoing safety saga of Musk's self-driving Tesla.
3 months ago
'Elon Musk Crash Course' director discusses Tesla's autopilot
3 months ago

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

A federal judge has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, the company and a Musk supporter
3 months ago
Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan
3 months ago

Driver must stand trial for deadly Tesla crash in California

A judge says a driver who used a Tesla on autopilot must stand trial for a crash near Los Angeles that killed two people
3 months ago
Driver must stand trial for deadly Tesla crash in California
3 months ago

Federal agency sends team to probe Tesla crash that killed 3

The U.S. government’s road safety agency has dispatched a team to investigate the possibility that a Tesla involved in a California crash that killed three people was operating on a partially automated driving system
3 months ago
Federal agency sends team to probe Tesla crash that killed 3
3 months ago

China regulator says 14,684 Teslas recalled for crash risk

China's market regulator says Tesla has recalled 14,684 Model 3s.
3 months ago
China regulator says 14,684 Teslas recalled for crash risk
4 months ago

New developments in Elon Musk’s possible Twitter takeover

The New York Times reports that Twitter’s board negotiated with Musk on buying the company late into the night. The platform may ​decide by Thursday when they report on earnings.
4 months ago
New developments in Elon Musk’s possible Twitter takeover
4 months ago

Elon Musk in legal battle against Tesla shareholders

The shareholders are suing Musk for alleged securities fraud.
4 months ago
Elon Musk in legal battle against Tesla shareholders
4 months ago

Tesla stockholders ask judge to silence Musk in fraud case

A group of Tesla shareholders suing CEO Elon Musk over some 2018 tweets about taking the company private is asking a federal judge to order Musk to stop commenting on the case
4 months ago
4 months ago

Tesla issues 2nd recall for obstructing pedestrian warning

Tesla is recalling nearly nearly 595,000 vehicles in the U.S., most for a second time, because a “Boombox” function can play sounds over an external speaker and obscure audible warnings for pedestrians
4 months ago
Tesla issues 2nd recall for obstructing pedestrian warning
4 months ago

Musk says Tesla will build vehicle designed to be a robotaxi

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company will build an electric vehicle dedicated for use as a robotaxi
4 months ago
Musk says Tesla will build vehicle designed to be a robotaxi
4 months ago

Tesla holds the biggest by-invitation-only party in Texas

An invitation-only party in Austin called the “Cyber Rodeo at Giga Texas” at Tesla’s new billion-dollar-plus “Gigafactory” was the biggest secret and the toughest ticket in town
4 months ago
4 months ago

Tesla sells 310,000 vehicles in 1Q, despite logistics issues

However the company's sales were slightly below expectations.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Tesla seeks 2nd stock split in less than 2 years

Shares of Tesla are up sharply after the electric car maker announced its second stock split in less than two years
4 months ago
Tesla seeks 2nd stock split in less than 2 years
5 months ago

Tesla opens 'Gigafactory' near Berlin, its 1st in Europe

Electric car manufacturer Tesla opened its first European factory on the outskirts of Berlin in an effort to challenge German automakers on their home turf
5 months ago
Tesla opens 'Gigafactory' near Berlin, its 1st in Europe
5 months ago

Police search for driver of Tesla seen going airborne in viral video

LAPD are using viral videos as part of their criminal investigation as they search for the driver behind a Sunday joyride that left behind a trail of destruction.
5 months ago
Police search for driver of Tesla seen going airborne in viral video
5 months ago

Musk invites auto union to hold organizing vote at factory

Elon Musk is inviting the United Auto Workers union to hold an organizing vote at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California
5 months ago
6 months ago

Elon Musk gives about $5.7 billion in Tesla stock to charity

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says in a regulatory filing that he donated about 5 million shares of company stock worth roughly $5.7 billion to an unidentified charity in November
6 months ago
Elon Musk gives about $5.7 billion in Tesla stock to charity
6 months ago

California accuses Tesla of alleged discrimination at plant

California has sued Tesla Inc. over allegations of discrimination.
6 months ago
California accuses Tesla of racial discrimination in lawsuit
6 months ago

Tesla recalls more vehicles as US agency increases scrutiny

Tesla is recalling nearly 579,000 vehicles in the U.S. because a “Boombox” function can play sounds over an external speaker and obscure audible warnings for pedestrians
6 months ago
Tesla recalls more vehicles as US agency increases scrutiny
6 months ago

Tesla recalls more vehicles as US agency increases scrutiny

Tesla is recalling nearly 579,000 vehicles in the U.S. because a “Boombox” function can play sounds over an external speaker and obscure audible warnings for pedestrians
6 months ago
Tesla recalls more vehicles as US agency increases scrutiny
6 months ago

Dashcam video of Tesla Autopilot crash

Police say a Tesla on Autopilot smashed into a sheriff deputy’s patrol car, which slammed into a state trooper vehicle. Investigators say the Tesla’s driver was watching a movie.
6 months ago
Dashcam video of Tesla Autopilot crash
6 months ago

Major Tesla recall

A recent software update is causing some Tesla vehicles to slow roll through stop signs.
6 months ago
Major Tesla recall
6 months ago

Tesla recall: 'Full Self-Driving' software runs stop signs

Tesla is recalling nearly 54,000 vehicles.
6 months ago
Tesla recall: 'Full Self-Driving' software runs stop signs
6 months ago

Tesla posts record profit, won't produce new models in 2022

Tesla Inc. has posted record fourth-quarter and full-year earnings as deliveries of its electric vehicles soared despite a global shortage of computer chips
6 months ago
7 months ago

Tesla files countersuit against JPMorgan, accuses bank of 'illegitimate machinations'

The automaker is seeking to dismiss JPMorgan’s earlier lawsuit.
7 months ago
Tesla files countersuit against JPMorgan, accuses bank of 'illegitimate machinations'
7 months ago

Tesla inks deal to get key battery component outside China

Car giant has turned to Mozambique for key components of its electric batteries.
7 months ago
Tesla inks deal to get key battery component outside China
7 months ago

Activists urge Tesla to close new Xinjiang showroom

American-based activists are appealing to Tesla Inc. to close a new showroom.
7 months ago
Activists urge Tesla to close new Xinjiang showroom
7 months ago

Tesla says it delivered record 936K vehicles in 2021, up 87%

Tesla says it delivered a record 936,000 vehicles last year, up 87% from 2020.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Tesla announces safety recall

A defective latch on the Model S sedan may cause the front trunk to open while the car is moving.
7 months ago
Tesla announces safety recall
7 months ago

Tesla Model 3 recall over rear camera connection

Electric car maker Tesla is recalling certain Model 3s because a coaxial cable for its backup camera can become worn and fail to transmit to the driver’s main console
7 months ago
8 months ago

Gaming change for Tesla

The company is set to push out a software update to block games while cars are moving.
8 months ago
Gaming change for Tesla
8 months ago

NHTSA opens investigation over Tesla's touch-screen gaming feature

The gameplay function "may distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
8 months ago
NHTSA opens investigation over Tesla's touch-screen gaming feature
8 months ago

NHTSA probing Tesla after reports that drivers can play video games in motion

U.S. traffic safety regulators have launched a formal probe into certain Tesla vehicles after reports emerged that drivers can play video games.
8 months ago
Tesla video game feature under investigation
8 months ago

Drivers playing video games? US is looking into Tesla case

Tesla drivers can play a video game on their car’s dashboard while it's moving.
8 months ago
Drivers playing video games? US is looking into Tesla case
9 months ago

Musk sells more shares than he needs to pay current tax bill

Musk also conceded his wealth is tied up in stock.
9 months ago
Elon Musk sells more shares than he needs to pay current taxes
9 months ago

Musk sells more Tesla shares and stock falls further

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold another chunk of his stock after pledging on Twitter to liquidate 10% of his holdings in the electric car maker
9 months ago
9 months ago

Tesla falls on Musk tweet saying Hertz deal not signed yet

Musk tweeted that a deal to sell 100,000 cars to Hertz had not been signed.
9 months ago
Tesla skids 4% on Musk tweet that Hertz deal not signed
9 months ago

Tesla software recall may head off fight with US regulators

Tesla has issued a recall that automatically sent a software update fixing a safety problem in its electric vehicles
9 months ago
9 months ago

Tesla surpasses $1 trillion valuation

The electric automaker hit the trillion-dollar market cap after announcing a deal with Hertz to supply the rental car company with 100,000 Tesla Model 3s by the end of next year.
9 months ago
Tesla surpasses $1 trillion valuation
9 months ago

Customers can soon rent a Tesla at Hertz after company orders 100,000 electric vehicles

Tesla's stock soared to new heights on news of the massive order.
9 months ago
Tesla market cap hits $1 trillion after massive Hertz order
9 months ago

Tesla is now worth over $1 trillion

The electric car company reached the milestone after landing its biggest-ever order from Hertz.
9 months ago
Tesla is now worth over $1 trillion
9 months ago

Hertz to buy 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles

Tesla stock hit a record high after Hertz announced a deal to buy 100,000 of its electrical vehicles for rental at airports across the world.
9 months ago
Hertz to buy 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles