Tag Archives: Tesla

Comment of the Day: Tesla Versus the World Edition

These days, we’ve had plenty of head-to-heads featuring a Tesla—everyone wants to know how Elon Musk’s brainchildren are going to compare to other cars on the market. Recently, we’ve had the Tesla up against the Kia Stinger. But I’m thinking it’s time for a change.

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Tesla Employee Claims It’s Still Preventing Union Organizing

Tesla has kept up practices to prevent workers from organizing a union, even as it battles with a U.S. labor agency over allegations that its management violated federal labor laws, a new complaint alleges.

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BMW and Porsche’s Three-Minute Ultrafast Charger Is Here to Cure Your Range Anxiety

BMW and Porsche unveiled a prototype ultrafast electric car charger capable of charging specially designed research cars to 100 kilometers, or about 62 miles, worth of charge in just three minutes and to 80 percent of battery life within 15 minutes. And just like that, the era of electric range anxiety is over.

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Elon Musk On Losing Chairman Title, $20 Million Over a Tweet: ‘I Do Not Respect the SEC’

Elon Musk trash-talking the SEC on national television, Ghosn and Nissan indicted, China’s car sales are still slipping, and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.

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Here’s What Could Be In Congress’s Last-Minute Push For Autonomous Car Legislation

U.S. senators are making a last-ditch effort to pass self-driving car legislation just before the new year, and have made a number of changes to earlier versions in an attempt to appease critics, according to a copy of the draft bill obtained by Jalopnik. But safety exports say the effort doesn’t go far nearly far…

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Tesla Model S Appeared to Drive Seven Miles on Autopilot While Drunk Driver Slept: Police

Police in California on Friday arrested a 45-year-old man who was spotted by officers cruising in a Tesla Model S down highway 101, fast asleep behind the wheel, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s unclear if the car was in Autopilot mode at the time, but authorities believe that had to be the case, as it…

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Tesla Needs Subaru or Maybe Mazda to Succeed

The recent reports that Elon Musk told his employees that the $35,000 Model 3 would cost $38,000 to build made me realize some things: first, -$3,000 is a pretty crappy profit margin, and second, Tesla needs some friends. Specifically, they need some friends who build lots of good cars yet have no clear plans to build…

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Ten Percent of All Tesla’s Mileage Has Been Driven on Autopilot

When Tesla’s Autopilot program launched in 2015, it seemed like a revolutionary bit of technology to be adding into our cars. With only the most minimal amount of driver engagement, our cars would basically be driving themselves from Point A to Point B. All we’d need to do as human beings is paying attention to make…

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Toyota Is Slowing Camry Production Due to Slumping Sedan Sales

Toyota has to scale back sliding sedans, Jaguar’s in a pickle, Tesla needs money for Chinese push, Volkswagen is betting big again on EVs, and Brexit is bothering BMW and Rolls-Royce. That and more on The Morning Shift on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

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Tesla Model 3 Owner Recharges Car by Having It Towed

The Tesla Model 3, like most electric vehicles, uses regenerative braking to help trickle charge the car’s battery and extend the range. In theory, one could use the regenerative powers of the car’s motors to charge the battery by having the whole thing towed, and now a Model 3 owner has put that to the test.

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