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Musk Says Tesla Gearing Up To Make Its First Model 3

Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan, the electric car maker’s first mass-market car, has passed all regulatory requirements for production, CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday night. The Model 3 got past the regulatory hurdle two weeks ahead of schedule. Musk said production was on track to start in July as planned, with…

Tesla Autopilot Kills Its Driver [VIDEO]

The first American killed by a self-driving car died when the Tesla he was operating on “autopilot” mistook a tractor trailer for a bright sky, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. The driver, identified as 40-year-old Josh Brown, was using his Tesla Model S’s built-in system in Florida in May when the truck made…

New Tesla Model 3 Gets 115K Preorders [VIDEO]

Before Tesla had even unveiled its new electric wonder sedan, the Model 3, on Thursday, the company had already amassed $130 million from preorder deposits for the vehicle. The 115,000 preorders were garnered in a 24-hour period. “This is kind of crazy,” Elon Musk said when he announced the number at a launch event late…

Tesla Unveils Model X SUV [VIDEO]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the long-awaited Model X sport-utility vehicle Tuesday night at the company factory just south of San Francisco. Billed as the world’s quickest SUV, the electric crossover can go from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds and has a range of 250 miles per charge. The new…

Tesla Solar Battery to Power Homes, Businesses [VIDEO]

Tesla on Thursday introduced Tesla Energy, a suite of batteries that can power homes, businesses, and public utlities. The system consists of the Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery system designed to store solar power and enable homes to go completely off the power grid, as well as the Powerback, which is directed toward business or…

Ben & Jerry’s New Tesla Now Selling Directly in New Jersey

Ben & Jerry’s Save Our Swirled tour combating climate change kicks off next month, but something is different. There’s no ice-cream truck but instead, ice cream will be scooped out of the back of a modified Tesla Model S. The tour starts April 1 in San Diego, and ends in Miami on October 31. In…

Tesla unveils new Model S with autopilot mode

Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off a new line of dual-motor, all-wheel-drive versions of its Model S sedans. Musk also announced a new autopilot system that can sense objects around the car and can tell “if there’s a car in your blind spot, or if you’ve got a highway barrier on one side.” The new…

Tesla stores may be closed after New Jersey blocks direct sales

Tesla Motors Inc., the electric-car company that doesn’t have franchised retail dealers, may be forced to close stores in New Jersey after a state commission voted to bar automakers from selling directly to customers. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission unanimously approved the proposal today in Trenton, delaying public comment on the matter until the…

Tesla Model S named top overall pick by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports named the Tesla Model S the top overall pick in its annual automotive survey. A score of 99 out of 100 made the Tesla Model S Consumer Reports’ highest-rated model. It’s also the best score a model has ever received from the magazine. “Tesla is going up against established brands, and yet it…