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January 8, 2021, 7:28 PM

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
January 8, 2021, 7:28 PM
1 month 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.
1 month ago
By the Numbers: Tesla stock’s rapid rise
1 month ago

German court upholds tree-felling ban at Tesla plant site

A German court has ruled that automaker Tesla has to stop clearing trees.
1 month ago
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Tesla has become synonymous with electric vehicles. That could soon change
2 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
2 months ago
2 months 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
2 months ago
3 months ago

YouTube star David Dobrik’s record-breaking Tesla giveaway

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

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

"Current Autopilot features require active driver supervision," Tesla says.
4 months ago
Man cruises down highway in passenger seat of self-driving Tesla
5 months 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
5 months ago
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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
6 months ago
Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant
6 months 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
6 months ago
Tesla tries to assure workers there's no big virus outbreak
6 months ago

Tesla cuts price of their new SUV

The Model Y now starts at $50,000.
6 months ago
Tesla cuts price of their new SUV
7 months ago

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

Shareholders are being advised to remove Musk from the board.
7 months ago
Elon Musk poses a 'serious risk of reputational harm' to Tesla, firm warns
7 months ago

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.
7 months ago
Firm urges Tesla shareholders to remove Elon Musk from board
7 months ago

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
7 months ago
US agency probes touch-screen failures in Tesla Model S
8 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
8 months ago
8 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.
8 months ago
Tesla's California plant gets approval to reopen
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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.
8 months ago
Tesla plant gets approval to reopen even as sheriff's office receives 200 complaints
8 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.
8 months ago
Elon Musk defies orders, reopens California factory
9 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.
9 months ago
Tesla threatens to leave California
9 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
9 months ago
1 year ago

Panasonic scraps solar panels partnership with Tesla

The companies refused to comment on the reports.
1 year ago
Reports: Panasonic, Tesla to scrap solar panels partnership
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Driver in Tesla crash was playing video game: NTSB
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Distracted driver in fatal 2018 Tesla crash was playing video game: NTSB
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla asked by court to stop cutting down trees at site of new factory
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla asked by court to stop cutting down trees at site of new factory
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla discloses that the SEC is looking into its 'regular financing arrangements'
1 year ago

Tesla hit with new SEC subpoena

The SEC subpoenaed information in December about the company's financing arrangements, the electric carmaker disclosed.
1 year ago
Tesla hit with new SEC subpoena
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Driver complained of autopilot issue before fatal Tesla crash: NTSB
1 year 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%.
1 year ago
Tesla stock tumbles after reaching historic highs
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Elon Musk teases a Tesla Gigafactory in Texas
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla now the world's 2nd most valuable carmaker
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla overtakes Volkswagen for No. 2 spot among world's most valuable carmakers
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla calls unintended acceleration complaints 'completely false'
1 year ago

Tesla disputes claims its cars can accelerate on their own

Tesla is disputing claims that its vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Feds looking into complaints of unintended acceleration in some Tesla cars
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla announces design center for 'Chinese-style' vehicles in China
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla to open a design center for 'Chinese-style' vehicles in China
1 year ago

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers

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

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

The planned plant will assemble entire electric vehicles, including batteries
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
Tesla 2019 sales hit goals, rise over 50% from previous year
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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
1 year ago
3 crashes, 3 deaths raise questions about Tesla's Autopilot
1 year ago

Feds will investigate deadly Tesla crash in California

Authorities have not said whether the vehicle was on autopilot.
1 year ago
Feds will investigate deadly Tesla crash in California
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla begins delivery of its first Chinese-made cars
1 year ago

Tesla begins delivery of its first Chinese-made cars

The company broke ground on the Gigafactory Shanghai approximately a year ago.
1 year ago
Tesla begins delivery of its first Chinese-made cars
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser; driver says he was checking on dog
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Questions surround Tesla crash police say was in autopilot mode