Ex-Tesla employee accused of sabotage is crowdfunding $500k to support legal battle

Former Tesla employee and alleged saboteur Martin Tripp is taking the next step in his fight against the Elon Musk-led company. Just recently, Tripp started a crowdfunding campaign to raise half a million dollars for his legal fees and possible travel expenses as he prepares to face the electric car maker in court. The GoFundMe […]

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Tesla’s Elon Musk receives snappy retort from Ford after “morgue” comment

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently found himself on the receiving end of a snappy retort from Detroit, after describing Ford’s energy as similar to a “morgue.” In a response on Twitter, Mark Truby, Ford’s Vice President of Communications, fired back at Musk, throwing some shade at the electric car maker’s recently-built sprung structure and touting […]

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Tesla owner tests Autopilot’s reaction to unique driving scenarios

Tesla owner-enthusiast Erik Strait, otherwise known as DÆrik on YouTube, recently conducted a brief test on how Tesla’s Autopilot system reacts to a number of driver misuse. Strait’s tests involved actions such as unbuckling the seatbelt while Enhanced Autopilot is engaged, taking the pressure off the driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving, as well […]

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The Boring Co. Chicago tunnel project under discussion with DOT officials

The Boring Company’s plans of building a high-speed underground transit system connecting downtown Chicago and O’Hare airport has taken a step forward, with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel meeting with senior Department of Transportation officials on Monday. The meeting, which lasted for an hour, was held at the DOT headquarters in Washington. “Mayor Emanuel provided DOT […]

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Tesla Fremont factory building permits reveal facilities and expansion costs

A compilation and analysis of building permits filed by Tesla since July 2016 has revealed that the Elon Musk-led company spent over $51.3 million in construction permits for the Fremont factory over the past two years. Tesla also invested more than $30 million in permits for nearby facilities, including its new offices located at Dumbarton […]

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Tesla aids Sydney’s 50% renewable energy goal with new Powerpack installation

Tesla’a industrial-grade Powerpack batteries have been deployed on Sydney’s new renewable energy project at the Alexandra Canal transport depot. The installation, comprised of 1,600 solar panels and a 500 KWh Tesla Powerpack battery system, was opened by Lord Mayor Clover Moore on Wednesday. The Alexandra Canal transport depot system is part of Sydney’s ongoing initiative […]

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Tesla flyover captures Model 3 rolling off Fremont’s giant tent assembly line

A recent flyover of Tesla’s Fremont factory has captured a rare footage of a freshly-built Model 3 rolling off GA4, the company’s newest general assembly line set up in a massive sprung structure. Located in the northeast end of Tesla’s main factory, the giant tent is currently seeing a flurry of activity as employees assemble […]

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Tesla pickup truck’s 300k-lb towing capacity is crazy but feasible

In a series of tweets on Tuesday night, Elon Musk provided a number of new details about the Tesla pickup truck. Among these is the massive electric vehicle’s insane towing capacity of up to 300,000 pounds, or 150 tons. Such a figure is pretty much unheard of among pickup trucks, especially considering that even Class […]

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Tesla reveals Model 3 Performance “Dual Motor” badge and new pricing

Tesla has given the Model 3 Performance and Dual Motor AWD a considerable price cut. Now, a fully-loaded Model 3 Performance costs $72,000 without Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, $6,000 less than its initial price of $78,000. Buyers opting for the non-performance variant Model 3 with dual motors and a Long Range battery pack can expect […]

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Elon Musk polls fans for Tesla pickup truck features wish list

Elon Musk recently conducted a brief brainstorming session with his followers on Twitter, discussing possible features of the upcoming Tesla pickup truck, or Tesla Truck, as the CEO referred to the vehicle. As noted by Musk, the yet-to-be-released pickup truck would feature small, “important nuances” that would be “next level.” Tesla’s pickup truck is expected […]

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