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Engineering Firm That Said Tesla Model 3 Quality Was ‘Like A Kia in the ’90s’ Winds Up Impressed by the Car

Manufacturing expert Sandy Munro, CEO of a Michigan-based engineering firm that dismantles and studies cars, has changed his tune when it comes to the Tesla Model 3. He had criticized the car’s build quality, comparing it to that of a “Kia in the ’90s.” But now, after Munro & Associates completed a full teardown and…

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Elon Musk Told Workers Tesla ‘Would Allow’ Them To Unionize If He Couldn’t Make Them Safe: NLRB

In a June 2017 meeting with Tesla employees, CEO Elon Musk solicited their complaints about safety issues and promised to address their concerns, so long as they refrained from trying to organize a union, the National Labor Relations Board alleges.

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Craigslist Ads From The Future: Tesla Model 3

Recently, on the advice of someone online who claimed to be a doctor (I later found out it was a nine-year-old and a dog, working together) I attempted to microwave an elixir made from Propecia, Red Bull, and mildly used cat litter. Lacking cover to prevent boil-over, I used an old Hayes 300 baud modem I had laying…

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Tesla Is Laying Off 9 Percent Of Its Workforce 

Tesla is laying off approximately 9 percent of its staff across the company, CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday in a staff-wide email, which he characterized as “an effort to reduce costs and become profitable.”

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Lawsuit: Tesla Fired Exec After He Raised Concerns About Workplace Injuries Going Unreported (Updated)

Tesla has been dogged by reports that it fails to report serious workplace injuries on legally-mandated logs, and now the automaker’s former safety director is claiming in a lawsuit that he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the alleged practice. Update: Tesla has responded to the lawsuit, alleging…

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Lawsuit: Tesla Fired Exec After He Raised Concerns About Workplace Injuries Going Unreported 

Tesla has been dogged by reports that it fails to report serious workplace injuries on legally-mandated logs, and now the automaker’s former safety director is claiming in a lawsuit that he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the alleged practice.

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The First Teardown Of A Tesla Model 3 Battery Is Quite Surprising

The heart of a Tesla, or, really, any electric car, is its battery pack. Engineering a pack that’s reasonably compact, light and structurally sound while holding as much electricity as possible is no joke, so it’s always interesting to rip these things open and see what makes them tick. So far, no one (well, outside…

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Tesla Will Finally Start Making The $35,000 Model 3 In Early 2019, According To Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that full production of the entry-level $35,000 Tesla Model 3, arguably the motivating factor behind the majority of the car’s hundreds of thousands of deposits, will begin in the first quarter of next year at Tuesday’s monthly shareholder meeting.

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Consumer Reports Now Recommends Tesla Model 3 After Software Upgrade Fixes Braking Issue 

Earlier this month, Consumer Reports said it couldn’t recommend the Tesla Model 3, after finding what it called “big flaws” in the electric sedan’s braking distance. But the publication reversed its decision on Wednesday, saying an over-the-air software update promised by CEO Elon Musk fixed the issue.

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Tesla Making 500 Model 3s Per Day Now, Elon Musk Says 

Tesla is trying to ramp up production of the Tesla Model 3 to 5,000 units per week by the end of June, and it’s starting to see some progress toward that goal. This week, the automaker pushed out 500 Model 3s in a 24-hour period, according to an email from CEO Elon Musk.

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