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Tesla recalls Model X SUVs over faulty third-row seat backs

Tesla Motors has reportedly issued a voluntary recall of some Model X SUVs today, citing a need to check for faulty seat backs in the vehicle’s third-row. The ones affected are those built before March 26 at the company’s plant in Fremont, California. The company issued an email to those customers that purchased the Model X […]

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Tesla Model 3 preorder frenzy should have Chevy Bolt EV green with envy

ANALYSIS: More than 325,000 potential buyers have put down $1,000 apiece for a Tesla Model 3 electric car that they won’t get for two years, if not considerably longer than that. Which must frustrate the electrification team at General Motors deeply. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV with more than 200 miles of range and a starting […]

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Would Tesla want a former nuclear plant as a French factory? Government offers it up

What do you do with a decommissioned nuclear power plant? If you’re the French government, you offer the land it sits on to Tesla Motors as a potential new factory site. Tesla has mulled large-scale European production for some time, and French Energy Minister Segolene Royal believes she can get the company to commit with […]

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Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 orders surpass $14 billion in one week

One week after Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Model 3, the company’s first mass-market car, hundreds of thousands of people have paid $1,000 to reserve the car despite its expected late-2017 launch. That reservation figure totals to $14 billion dollars in sales, or 325,000 cars, with one big caveat: with only $1,000 down, some, perhaps many, of these orders […]

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Tesla Model 3 preorders have likely doubled the electric cars sold by GM, Toyota, Ford, BMW, or VW in past 5 years

Three days ago, when Global Equities Research projected more than 300,000 reservations for the Tesla Model 3 electric car by the start of this week, that number seemed outlandish. And yet, by the end of Saturday, the global total had reached 276,000, according to a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. When the Model 3 […]

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Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 preorders equalled $7.5 billion worth of sales on day 1

Anticipation for Tesla’s new “affordable” electric car reached fever pitch in the build up to the big unveil yesterday, with 115,000 people having paid $1,000 to get on the list to buy a Model 3 shortly after it was unveiled yesterday. After a full day taking orders, Elon Musk has now revealed that orders totalled […]

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Tesla finally unveils the Model 3: Its first car for the masses

At long last, here’s our first look at the Tesla Model 3, the company’s debut mass-market electric car starting at $35,000 and (perhaps) launching next year. Telsa CEO Elon Musk unveiled the vehicle to the press and relentless devotees during an event at the company’s design studio in Hawthorne, California this evening. We’ll update this story as the event unfolds (and, by the way, […]

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Tesla’s Model 3 event: Everything we know, plus how to watch live

The tedious wait for Tesla’s Model 3 continues. Tonight Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to unveil the company’s first mass-market car, the Model 3, and you can watch the event live on Tesla’s website starting at 8:30 p.m. PT (11:30 p.m. ET)  — or maybe later, Tesla isn’t always punctual. Like an iPhone launch, excitement for the Model […]

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How to reserve your $35,000 Tesla Model 3 when it launches on Thursday

We’re pretty much expecting Tesla Model 3 enthusiasm to build to a fever pitch over the coming week. Thursday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will reveal the design of the $35,000, 200-mile electric car that the company plans to use to vault itself into sales of hundreds of thousands of cars a year. And reservations […]

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Inside the Tesla Gigafactory, Elon Musk’s secretive battery production facility

Elon Musk likes his secrets. Tesla Motors isn’t known for being particularly open to the media, especially when it comes to major projects like the lithium-ion battery cell “Gigafactory” taking shape just outside Reno, Nevada. Billed as the largest factory of its kind in the world, the Gigafactory has been strictly off limits to the […]

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