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Dealer Strap-Ons Couldn't Prevent Tesla From Getting Direct Sales In Virginia Dealer Strap-Ons Couldn't Prevent Tesla From Getting Direct Sales In Virginia

After a long fought battle in Virginia, including one unfortunate video that went viral for the wrong reasons, the commissioner of the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles has allowed Tesla Motors to open a store in Richmond. The automaker can now sell cars direct through that store.

Tesla Sued By 69 Year-Old Former Engineer For Age Discrimination Tesla Sued By 69 Year-Old Former Engineer For Age Discrimination

Thomas Flessner was hired as a materials engineer at Tesla’s Fremont factory back in 2012, and was let go in February of this year. He’s now suing Tesla for age discrimination, claiming that he was frequently isolated by his coworkers and bosses for his older age, which ultimately led to him being fired.

Tesla Believes Autopilot Update Would Have Saved Driver's Life In Fatal Crash Tesla Believes Autopilot Update Would Have Saved Driver's Life In Fatal Crash

A Tesla Model S driver became the first human to die in a vehicle driving semi-autonomously this past May when it struck an 18-wheeler with its Autopilot system enabled. In a press conference on Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company believes its new Autopilot update would have saved the driver’s life.

How Tesla's Master Plan Aims To Make Cars Cheap As Hell How Tesla's Master Plan Aims To Make Cars Cheap As Hell

One of the main barriers to car ownership these days—and especially among the Youths—isn’t so much the purchase price, but the cost of actually owning a car. Tesla’s second Master Plan looks like it’s aimed at changing that calculus, and it could mean more cars for everyone using solar power, ride-sharing and…

Tesla's Name Change: What Does It All Mean? Tesla's Name Change: What Does It All Mean?

With Tesla’s Master Plan, Volume II set to debut tonight, we’re about to find out the next big phase of Elon Musk’s grand vision for the company. There is one detail we’re pretty sure about already – the company will no longer be officially “Tesla Motors,” but just “Tesla.”

Elon Musk Shares His Miracle Strategy For Getting So Much Done

There’s no doubt that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk works a lot. The question is, rather, how he actually does it. In a recent Twitter conversation about his lack of sleep lately, he enlightened us all about his secret to keeping focused on the job at hand—“large amounts of crack.”

Tesla Is Having Trouble Delivering Its Cars To Customers Tesla Is Having Trouble Delivering Its Cars To Customers

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Tesla Reportedly Offered Its Autopilot Data To The Department of Transportation  Tesla Reportedly Offered Its Autopilot Data To The Department of Transportation 

With autonomous technology gradually making its way into passenger vehicles, the new methods of transport will likely warrant new regulations. In attempts to work toward those road regulations, Electrek reports that Tesla Motors offered to share all of its autopilot data with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

UAW Pushes To Unionize Tesla Factory As Company Expectations Rise UAW Pushes To Unionize Tesla Factory As Company Expectations Rise

Tesla’s flagship Fremont factory is the only non-unionized American-owned assembly factory in the U.S., and the United Auto Workers want to change that. With Tesla considerably upping the manufacturing expectations for its electric fleet, their motives just got stronger.

Tesla Is Developing A Growth Team With Hires From Facebook And Uber Tesla Is Developing A Growth Team With Hires From Facebook And Uber

Earlier this year, Tesla managed to snag Praveen Arichandran as a new Director of Growth Programs from a similar role he held at Facebook. The automaker has now revealed it is assembling a “growth team” similar to that of Facebook and Uber through recent job listings, suggesting the brand’s eyes for expansion continue…

Even The Tesla Charging Plug Has An Easter Egg Now Even The Tesla Charging Plug Has An Easter Egg Now

At least a few curious Tesla drivers seem to have discovered yet another easter egg built into the cars: it looks like you can turn the charging light rainbow colors. It goes great with the Rainbow Road easter egg!

Tesla Is Now Gunning To Produce Half A Million Cars Annually By 2018 Tesla Is Now Gunning To Produce Half A Million Cars Annually By 2018

Tesla has heard the concerns over its plans to produce 500,000 cars annually by 2020, so in today’s quarterly earnings call, the automaker revealed that it’s moving its production forecasts two years earlier to 2018. If we were sitting at the proverbial poker table, Tesla just went all in.

Here's The New Battery Pack Option For The Tesla Model S Here's The New Battery Pack Option For The Tesla Model S

Thanks to an update on the California Air Resource Board’s website, its been revealed (and confirmed) that Tesla will be adding a new 75 kWh battery pack option to the Model S lineup, which was supposed to be announced later this week.

Here's How Tesla Is Designing The Model 3 To Be The Most Aerodynamic Car Ever Made  Here's How Tesla Is Designing The Model 3 To Be The Most Aerodynamic Car Ever Made 

Shortly after the unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 earlier this month, Elon Musk took to Twitter in a storm of information about the new car, mentioning that the target drag coefficient was 0.21. If that target makes it to production, it would make the Model 3 the most aerodynamic high-volume production car ever made.…

Volvo Engineer Calls Out Tesla For Dangerous 'Wannabe' Autopilot System

Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system has been impressing everyone from consumers to journalists, and even other industry experts and executives. Even us! But now a Volvo engineer has called Tesla’s system out, claiming it’s a dangerous “wannabe” autonomous technology.

Apple Just Hired Aston Martin's Former Chief Engineer After Tesla Stint: Report Apple Just Hired Aston Martin's Former Chief Engineer After Tesla Stint: Report

No one knows what the Apple Car will really look like (even if some jokers out there pretend they do on Twitter) but one thing is for sure: Apple has been on a tremendous hiring binge from car world, out of Tesla Motors in particular. Now a new report says a veteran of both Aston Martin and Tesla has joined Apple’s…

Tesla To Recall 2700 Model X SUVs Over Rear Seats That Could Fold In Crash Tesla To Recall 2700 Model X SUVs Over Rear Seats That Could Fold In Crash

Tesla Motors announced to owners and reporters today that it will issue a voluntary recall for all Model X SUVs built in late March and earlier over a possible safety issue with the optional third-row seats.

The Tesla Model 3's Minimalist Interior May Be Key To Keeping The Price Down The Tesla Model 3's Minimalist Interior May Be Key To Keeping The Price Down

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Why Nissan Is Stoked Over All The Tesla Model 3 Pre-Orders Why Nissan Is Stoked Over All The Tesla Model 3 Pre-Orders

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This Is The Best Thing About The Tesla Model 3 This Is The Best Thing About The Tesla Model 3

In the first 72 hours, Tesla received 276,000 pre-orders for the upcoming Model 3. Given Tesla’s limited production capacity, the demand has by far surpassed the supply. Yet not one Tesla customer ever has to worry about paying some ridiculous dealer markup.

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