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July 27, 2021, 2:57 PM

Tesla sets new record

Elon Musk’s electric car company reported more than $1 billion in net income last quarter.
July 27, 2021, 2:57 PM
Tesla sets new record
July 12, 2021, 7:01 AM

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
July 12, 2021, 7:01 AM
1 month 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
1 month ago
1 month 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.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Tesla loses 2 top safety endorsements

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2 months ago
Tesla loses 2 top safety endorsements
2 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.
2 months ago
Driver allegedly sleeps on the highway in self-driving Tesla
2 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.
2 months ago
Tesla in Autopilot mode crashes into parked police car
2 months ago

Tesla in autopilot mode crashes into police car

Authorities in Washington state said the Tesla caused "significant damage" to a patrol car.
2 months ago
Tesla in autopilot mode crashes into police car
2 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.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Tesla to stop accepting Bitcoin for car payments

Electric car maker Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment
3 months ago
3 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
3 months ago
3 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.
3 months ago
Tesla owner arrested after being caught ‘backseat driving’
3 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.
3 months ago
Autopilot likely not engaged in Texas Tesla crash, NTSB report says
3 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
3 months ago
3 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.
3 months ago
Federal agencies to probe explosive Tesla crash that killed 2 in Texas
3 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
3 months ago
3 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.
3 months ago
Deadly Tesla crash near Houston
3 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.
3 months ago
Investigation underway after 2 killed in fiery Tesla crash
3 months ago

Deadly crash involving Tesla driverless car

The car slammed into a tree and burst into flames.
3 months ago
Deadly crash involving Tesla driverless car
4 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
4 months ago
4 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
4 months ago
4 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
4 months ago
Russian man admits ransomware plot against Tesla
4 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
4 months ago
US sends investigators to probe another Tesla crash
6 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
6 months ago
6 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.
6 months ago
Tesla celebrates first ever profitable year
7 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
7 months ago
7 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.
7 months ago
By the Numbers: Tesla stock’s rapid rise
7 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.
7 months ago
7 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.
7 months ago
Tesla has become synonymous with electric vehicles. That could soon change
8 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
8 months ago
8 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
8 months ago
10 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.
10 months ago
YouTube star David Dobrik’s record-breaking Tesla giveaway
10 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
10 months ago
10 months ago

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

"Current Autopilot features require active driver supervision," Tesla says.
10 months 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
1 year ago

Tesla cuts price of their new SUV

The Model Y now starts at $50,000.
1 year ago
Tesla cuts price of their new SUV
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Elon Musk poses a 'serious risk of reputational harm' to Tesla, firm warns
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Firm urges Tesla shareholders to remove Elon Musk from board
1 year 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
1 year ago
US agency probes touch-screen failures in Tesla Model S
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla's California plant gets approval to reopen
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla plant gets approval to reopen even as sheriff's office receives 200 complaints
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Elon Musk defies orders, reopens California factory
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tesla threatens to leave California
1 year 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
1 year 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