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July 2, 2020, 3:51 AM

Elon Musk poses a 'serious risk of reputational harm' to Tesla, advisory firm warns

Shareholders are being advised to remove Musk from the board.
July 2, 2020, 3:51 AM
Elon Musk poses a 'serious risk of reputational harm' to Tesla, firm warns
July 1, 2020, 9:48 PM

Firm urges Tesla shareholders to remove Elon Musk from board

An advisory firm said that the company co-founder presents a risk to Tesla’s reputation.
July 1, 2020, 9:48 PM
Firm urges Tesla shareholders to remove Elon Musk from board
June 24, 2020, 1:26 PM

US agency probes touch-screen failures in Tesla Model S

Complaints that Tesla’s giant touch screens can fail have drawn the attention of U.S. safety regulators
June 24, 2020, 1:26 PM
US agency probes touch-screen failures in Tesla Model S
2 months ago

Elon Musk becomes champion of defying virus stay-home orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has emerged as a champion of defying stay-home orders intended to stop the coronavirus from spreading, picking up support as well as critics on social media
2 months ago
2 months ago

Tesla's California plant gets approval to reopen

The controversial reopening of Tesla's California plant comes as some states are lifting pandemic restrictions and authorities weigh the potential health risks of reopening local economies.
2 months ago
Tesla's California plant gets approval to reopen
2 months ago

Tesla's California plant gets approval to reopen even as sheriff's office receives 200 complaints

Elon Musk defied local lockdown restrictions to reopen on Monday.
2 months ago
Tesla plant gets approval to reopen even as sheriff's office receives 200 complaints
2 months ago

Elon Musk defies orders, reopens California factory

Tesla, the largest car manufacturing employer in California, brazenly defied the county’s public health order and opened its doors Monday after putting some safety precautions in place.
2 months ago
Elon Musk defies orders, reopens California factory
2 months ago

Tesla threatens to leave California

CEO Elon Musk wants to reopen the electric automaker's northern California plants, but the county says he can’t.
2 months ago
Tesla threatens to leave California
2 months ago

Tesla says cars can automatically stop for traffic lights

Tesla is rolling out a new feature of its partially automated driving system designed to spot stop signs and traffic signals
2 months ago
4 months ago

Panasonic scraps solar panels partnership with Tesla

The companies refused to comment on the reports.
4 months ago
Reports: Panasonic, Tesla to scrap solar panels partnership
4 months ago

Driver in Tesla crash was playing video game: NTSB

Walter Huang's distracted driving led to his death in March 2018 in Mountain View, California.
4 months ago
Driver in Tesla crash was playing video game: NTSB
4 months ago

Distracted driver in fatal 2018 Tesla crash was playing video game: NTSB

Probable cause of the accident was determined during a board meeting on Tuesday.
4 months ago
Distracted driver in fatal 2018 Tesla crash was playing video game: NTSB
5 months ago

Court asks Tesla to temporarily stop cutting down trees at site of 1st European Gigafactory

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in November that the company's first Gigafactory in Europe would be in the Berlin area and would make batteries, powertrains and electric vehicles.
5 months ago
Tesla asked by court to stop cutting down trees at site of new factory
5 months ago

Court asks Tesla to temporarily stop cutting down trees at site of 1st European Gigafactory

After legal complaints from an environmental group, a court in Germany has ordered construction at the site of Tesla's first European Gigafactory be temporarily halted.
5 months ago
Tesla asked by court to stop cutting down trees at site of new factory
5 months ago

Tesla discloses that the SEC is looking into its 'regular financing arrangements'

Tesla has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for financial information, the electric carmaker disclosed to investors this week.
5 months ago
Tesla discloses that the SEC is looking into its 'regular financing arrangements'
5 months ago

Tesla hit with new SEC subpoena

The SEC subpoenaed information in December about the company's financing arrangements, the electric carmaker disclosed.
5 months ago
Tesla hit with new SEC subpoena
5 months ago

Tesla on autopilot had steered driver towards same barrier before fatal crash, NTSB says

The NTSB released a trove of documents detailing two Tesla autopilot crashes.
5 months ago
Driver complained of autopilot issue before fatal Tesla crash: NTSB
5 months ago

Tesla stock tumbles after reaching historic highs

After a historic rally that baffled many investors and analysts, Tesla stock had one of its worst days in years Wednesday, plummeting nearly 20%.
5 months ago
Tesla stock tumbles after reaching historic highs
5 months ago

Elon Musk teases building a new Tesla Gigafactory in Texas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased his Twitter followers on Wednesday with a poll asking them if they want a Gigafactory built in Texas.
5 months ago
Elon Musk teases a Tesla Gigafactory in Texas
6 months ago

Tesla now the world's 2nd most valuable carmaker

The U.S. electric car company has topped Germany's Volkswagen to become the second most valuable automaker in the world.
6 months ago
Tesla now the world's 2nd most valuable carmaker
6 months ago

Tesla overtakes Volkswagen for No. 2 spot among world's most valuable carmakers

The U.S. electric car company Tesla has topped Germany's Volkswagen to become the second most valuable automaker in the world.
6 months ago
Tesla overtakes Volkswagen for No. 2 spot among world's most valuable carmakers
6 months ago

Tesla blames stock short-seller for 'completely false' claims of unintentional acceleration

A government agency announced it will look into driver complaints that Tesla electric vehicles may suddenly accelerate on their own.
6 months ago
Tesla calls unintended acceleration complaints 'completely false'
6 months ago

Tesla disputes claims its cars can accelerate on their own

Tesla is disputing claims that its vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own
6 months ago
6 months ago

Feds looking into complaints of unintended acceleration in some Tesla cars

A government agency announced it will look into driver complaints that Tesla electric vehicles may suddenly accelerate on their own.
6 months ago
Feds looking into complaints of unintended acceleration in some Tesla cars
6 months ago

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own
6 months ago
6 months ago

Tesla announces design center for 'Chinese-style' vehicles in China

The American electric automaker announced the new design and research facility in a post on WeChat, one of China's most popular internet platforms.
6 months ago
Tesla announces design center for 'Chinese-style' vehicles in China
6 months ago

Tesla to open a design center for 'Chinese-style' vehicles in China

Tesla announced it is opening a new design center in China, and already recruiting talent to help make "Chinese-style" cars.
6 months ago
Tesla to open a design center for 'Chinese-style' vehicles in China
6 months ago

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers

Musk presided at a ceremony where a buyers drove away their cars.
6 months ago
Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers
6 months ago

Tesla aims to build 500,000 vehicles per year near Berlin

The planned plant will assemble entire electric vehicles, including batteries
6 months ago
6 months ago

Tesla stock hits record as 2019 sales rise more than 50%

Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. hit a record closing price Friday after the company reported that its global deliveries rose more than 50% last year
6 months ago
Tesla 2019 sales hit goals, rise over 50% from previous year
6 months ago

3 crashes, 3 deaths raise questions about Tesla's Autopilot

Three crashes involving Teslas last month that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system
6 months ago
3 crashes, 3 deaths raise questions about Tesla's Autopilot
6 months ago

Feds will investigate deadly Tesla crash in California

Authorities have not said whether the vehicle was on autopilot.
6 months ago
Feds will investigate deadly Tesla crash in California
6 months ago

Tesla begins delivery of its first Chinese-made cars

Tesla has officially began delivering its "made in China" cars to customers from its Gigafactory in Shanghai.
6 months ago
Tesla begins delivery of its first Chinese-made cars
6 months ago

Tesla begins delivery of its first Chinese-made cars

The company broke ground on the Gigafactory Shanghai approximately a year ago.
6 months ago
Tesla begins delivery of its first Chinese-made cars
7 months ago

Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser, driver claims he was checking on his dog

A Tesla on Autopilot crashed into a police cruiser and another car in Connecticut.
7 months ago
Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser; driver says he was checking on dog
7 months ago

Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser

The driver of the Tesla told police that he put the car on Autopilot because he was checking on his dog in the backseat, according to a statement from Connecticut State Police.
7 months ago
Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser
7 months ago

Questions surround Tesla crash police say was in autopilot mode

The Tesla crashed into a police cruiser and authorities want to know what caused it.
7 months ago
Questions surround Tesla crash police say was in autopilot mode
7 months ago

A Connecticut driver said his Tesla collided with a police car while on autopilot

Plus, Ryan Reynolds was almost crushed by fans toppling a barricade at Comic-Con in Brazil.
7 months ago
A Connecticut driver said his Tesla collided with a police car while on autopilot
7 months ago

Why did Tesla Cybertruck's 'armor glass' windows shatter? Elon Musk has an answer.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk explains the viral fail from his Cybertruck demo that shattered expectations.
7 months ago
Why did Tesla Cybertruck's 'armor glass' windows shatter? Elon Musk has an answer.
8 months ago

Tesla's Cybertruck has 200,000 preorders, Elon Musk says

Tesla CEO Elon Musks suggests the angular electric pickup truck, which won't hit the road until late 2021, is in high demand.
8 months ago
Tesla's Cybertruck has 200,000 preorders, Elon Musk says
8 months ago

Plenty of interest for new Tesla pickup truck

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says more than 200,000 trucks have already been pre-ordered.
8 months ago
Plenty of interest for new Tesla pickup truck
8 months ago

Musk touts 146,000 orders for Tesla’s electric pickup truck

Elon Musk says Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck since the automaker revealed the futuristic vehicle earlier this week to mixed reviews
8 months ago
8 months ago

Tesla truck’s ‘unbreakable’ windows shatter during demonstration

The truck is the company’s sixth vehicle since it was founded in 2003 and its most experimental; production will begin in 2021.
8 months ago
Tesla truck’s ‘unbreakable’ windows shatter during demonstration
8 months ago

Tesla unveils James Bond-inspired Cybertruck

Elon Musk unveiled the bullet-proof, electric pickup truck, which he said was influenced in part by a design from “The Spy Who Loved Me.”
8 months ago
Tesla unveils James Bond-inspired Cybertruck
8 months ago

Tesla debuts futuristic new electric pickup Cybertruck to applause and derision

Elon Musk revealed the new pickup Cybertruck Thursday night.
8 months ago
Tesla debuts futuristic new electric pickup Cybertruck to applause and derision
8 months ago

Tesla's 1st European Gigafactory will be in Berlin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the location of the company's first Gigafactory in Europe: Berlin, Germany.
8 months ago
Tesla's 1st European Gigafactory will be in Berlin
8 months ago

Elon Musk announces Tesla's 1st European Gigafactory will be in Berlin

Elon Musk announced Berlin as the site of the new Tesla Gigafactory, saying he avoided the U.K. due to Brexit uncertainty.
8 months ago
Elon Musk announces Tesla's 1st European Gigafactory will be in Berlin
8 months ago

Federal probe launched into Tesla for possible battery defects after 'alarming number of car fires'

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into the possibility that battery defects in Tesla vehicles may have caused fires.
8 months ago
Federal probe launched into Tesla for possible battery defects
8 months ago

Tesla faces federal investigation after claims of cars bursting into flames

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a letter citing an “alarming number of car fires.”
8 months ago
Tesla faces federal investigation after claims of cars bursting into flames
8 months ago

Federal regulators look into possible defect in Tesla batteries

Tesla has until Nov. 28 to turn over information requested in an investigation after a few Tesla cars have caught on fire both after crashes and seemingly out of nowhere.
8 months ago
Federal regulators look into possible defect in Tesla batteries