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Model X owner claims confused Autopilot causes crash; Tesla rejects blame

Model X owner claims confused Autopilot causes crash; Tesla rejects blame

The driver of a Tesla Model X told New Jersey police he veered off the road and crashed after the Autopilot system malfunctioned. He wasn't hurt or charged, but the crossover sustained significant damage. Tesla denies the claims and it stresses Autopilot is safe to use and easy to override if needed.
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Zero DS police edition electric motorcycle stops a Telsa Model S

Zero DS police edition electric motorcycle stops a Telsa Model S

A powerful and quiet Zero DS electric motorcycle police edition pulled over an also silent and fast Telsa Model 3 the Bay Area recently. Zero's electric motorcycles require no drivetrain maintenance and fuel costs are a fraction of gas-powered motorcycles, both big pluses for police department budgets.
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Tesla cuts the price of the Model 3 again, this time by $1,100

Tesla cuts the price of the Model 3 again, this time by $1,100

The Tesla Model 3 is getting its second price cut of 2019. Tesla reduced the price by $1,100, bringing the base price of the electric car down to $42,900 before government incentives. That's still above the $35,000 base price Tesla has been aiming for since the Model 3's launch.
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Tesla buys a company that could help make the next breakthrough in batteries

Tesla buys a company that could help make the next breakthrough in batteries

Tesla purchased a company named Maxwell Technologies that specializes in battery tech and capacitor technology. Tesla co-founder Elon Musk is a big fan of capacitors because they store and release energy much faster than a conventional battery pack. We could one day see this tech in Tesla's cars.
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Tesla Model 3 handles are stylish but can freeze shut in cold temperatures

Tesla Model 3 handles are stylish but can freeze shut in cold temperatures

The Tesla Model 3 is undoubtedly a high-tech vehicle, with futuristic features built in an elaborate and innovative construction process. But owners of the cars who are currently living through the polar vortex-induced cold are having a rather old-fashioned problem: the door handles are freezing in place.
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Redesigned Jeda Wireless Pad charger for Tesla Model 3 piles on new features

Redesigned Jeda Wireless Pad charger for Tesla Model 3 piles on new features

Redefined and redesigned, the second generation Jeda Wireless Pad charger for the Tesla Model 3 adds new functionality and user convenience features. Users can position smartphones in portrait mode on the Wireless Pad in the Model 3 console for everyday use, but switch to landscape mode for Google Maps or Waze.
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Tesla’s profitable fourth quarter sets the pace for the EV sector

Tesla’s profitable fourth quarter sets the pace for the EV sector

Palo Alto, Califrnia-based Tesla released its fourth-quarter 2018 earnings statement, reporting that the EV company turned a profit for the second consecutive quarter. Tesla's long-sought profitability is a bellwether for the electric vehicle industry as it maintains pressure on other brands.
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Tesla: Model Y to share 75 percent of its parts with Model 3, coming in 2020

Tesla: Model Y to share 75 percent of its parts with Model 3, coming in 2020

Tesla boss Elon Musk on Wednesday confirmed the Model Y crossover is expected to arrive in 2020, with the vehicle sharing about 75 percent of its parts with the Model 3. He said the Model Y is likely to be made at its massive Gigafactory 1 facility in Nevada. The tentative unveil date is March, 2019.
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Tesla revamps pricing, naming system for Model S and Model X

Tesla revamps pricing, naming system for Model S and Model X

Tesla is changing its naming scheme for the Model S and Model X trim levels, dropping the old system based on battery-pack capacity. The automaker is also cutting prices on both vehicles by $1,000. The naming changes bring the Model S and Model X in line with the Model 3.
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The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California

The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California

The police department in Fremont, California, will soon add a 2014 Tesla Model S 85 to its fleet as part of a pilot program. The agency worked with suppliers to install equipment like a light bar, a prisoner partition, and a push bumper. Police officers will test the Model S in real-world conditions during 2019.
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Tesla’s Advanced Summon feature will soon turn vehicles into ‘giant RC cars’

Tesla’s Advanced Summon feature will soon turn vehicles into ‘giant RC cars’

You never know what is going to happen when Elon Musk takes to Twitter. Thankfully, his most recent venture onto the platform was just to announce a new feature called Advance Summon. It will allow Tesla owners to have their car come to them or control it like a big RC car.
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Tesla given go-ahead to start deliveries of Model 3 to Europe

Tesla given go-ahead to start deliveries of Model 3 to Europe

Tesla has been given the green light to start deliveries of its Model 3 electric sedan to Europe. The launch of its most popular and competitively priced vehicle give it the chance to compete more effectively with the likes of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz in Europe's premium car market.
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Prices for using Tesla Supercharging just skyrocketed

Prices for using Tesla Supercharging just skyrocketed

Tesla is apparently moving away from a regional pricing structure for Supercharging to a per-station pricing structure in which the cost of charging will be based on local electricity rates and customer demand. This has lead to an increase in charging costs by as much as 33 percent in some regions.
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Tesla cuts workforce by 7 percent, ends referral program to trim costs

Tesla cuts workforce by 7 percent, ends referral program to trim costs

Tesla has announced plans to trim its workforce by seven percent, and will end the referral program that rewards customers who help it sell cars. These measures are ways to cut costs and boost profits. The company needs to sustainably and profitably build the long-promised $35,000 version of the Model 3.
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Rocket technology will allow the 2020 Tesla Roadster to hover above the road

Rocket technology will allow the 2020 Tesla Roadster to hover above the road

Tesla has started developing the second-generation Roadster. Due out in 2020, the model will be developed entirely in-house, and it will boast a jaw-dropping specifications sheet. It will take 1.9 seconds to reach 60 mph from a stop, and rocket technology will allow the Roadster to hover above the road.
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Tesla will discontinue entry-level Model S and Model X cars with 75-kWh battery

Tesla will discontinue entry-level Model S and Model X cars with 75-kWh battery

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will stop selling versions of its Model S and Model X electric cars with 75-kilowatt-hour battery packs. That just leaves the more-expensive 100-kWh models. The change could help further separate the Model S and Model X from the Model 3.
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Elon Musk breaks ground on the first Tesla factory outside the U.S.

Elon Musk breaks ground on the first Tesla factory outside the U.S.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was in China on Monday to break ground on a manufacturing facility, its first outside the U.S. It'll assemble Tesla's mass-market Model 3 vehicle, as well as the upcoming Model Y, as part of a major push into the world's biggest — and fastest-growing — market for electric cars. 
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Tesla cuts prices by $2,000 to offset reduced tax credit

Tesla cuts prices by $2,000 to offset reduced tax credit

Tesla cut the price of the Model S, Model 3, and Model X by $2,000 to compensate for the halving of its federal tax credit from $7,500 to $3,750. The tax credit is being phased out because Tesla has reached 200,000 electric car sales. Tesla also said it delivered 245,240 cars in 2018.
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Mesmerizing time-lapse video provides rare look at how Tesla makes a Model 3

Mesmerizing time-lapse video provides rare look at how Tesla makes a Model 3

This 48-second time-lapse gives us a rare look inside the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. It shows how the company makes a Model 3 from start to finish. The process requires 40 basic steps that are accomplished in 90 minutes. The video notably illustrates Tesla's approach to streamlining its production process.
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These are the 10 most important tech news stories of 2018

These are the 10 most important tech news stories of 2018

From Facebook scandals to unprecedented space travel, 2018 has been a year of important, turbulent, exciting, worrying, and delightful tech news. In light of that, we count the 10 tech stories that will be influencing the future and impacting the way we use and think about technology.
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Tesla wants more employees to participate in Autopilot Hardware 3 testing

Tesla wants more employees to participate in Autopilot Hardware 3 testing

Tesla, which is currently testing its new neural network computer named Autopilot Hardware 3, is looking for more employees to participate in the program. To make signing up more attractive, the company is offering its workers up to $13,000 in discounts for buying a Model 3 electric vehicle.
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Elon Musk promises 100-percent Tesla Supercharger coverage for Europe in 2019

Elon Musk promises 100-percent Tesla Supercharger coverage for Europe in 2019

Elon Musk has said Europe-based Tesla drivers can expect to see a major increase in Superchargers in 2019, with coverage extending to "100 percent of Europe next year. From Ireland to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey." Europe currently has more than 3,200 Superchargers in operation.
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Musk’s Boring Company unveils its first high-speed, Tesla-launching tunnel

Musk’s Boring Company unveils its first high-speed, Tesla-launching tunnel

Almost exactly two years to the day since Elon Musk announced his tunnel-constructing Boring Company, the company has unveiled its first stretch of high-speed tunnel in Hawthorne, California. The 1.14-mile tunnel was used to transport a modified Tesla Model X SUV at 50 miles per hour.
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Cops chased a Tesla for 7 miles while its driver appeared to be sleeping

Cops chased a Tesla for 7 miles while its driver appeared to be sleeping

Cops in California recently spotted a Tesla Model S motoring along the highway at 70 mph with the driver apparently asleep at the wheel. The case is still being investigated, but it appears that the Tesla's self-driving features and the officers' skillful driving helped to safely end the incident.
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Tesla’s Model 3 currently costs $38,000 to produce but will sell for $35,000

Tesla’s Model 3 currently costs $38,000 to produce but will sell for $35,000

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told employees that the current cost for producing a Model 3 is $3,000 over the ticket price of the car. Tesla hopes that with improvements in production efficiency, this number can be brought down so that the Model 3 can become profitable to produce or at the very least break even.
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Tesla’s next-generation Superchargers will arrive in 2019

Tesla’s next-generation Superchargers will arrive in 2019

Tesla's network of Superchargers, the charging stations that allow vehicle owners to power up their vehicles, are getting an upgrade next year. The company will start rolling out the next generation of Superchargers starting in 2019, and they will be within range of at least 95 percent of active markets.
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Tesla owners will soon be able to summon a repair van in a few taps

Tesla owners will soon be able to summon a repair van in a few taps

When something goes wrong with your car, you wish there was someone there immediately to make it right. If you own a Tesla, that just might be possible. Company CEO Elon Musk tweeted out plans to expand the Tesla mobile app so users can request service for common problems in just a few taps.
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Tesla brings track mode to Model 3 Performance

Tesla brings track mode to Model 3 Performance

Being behind the wheel of a Tesla sometimes feels like you're in a race car, especially when accelerating. Now a new mode literally makes the Tesla 3 Performance model ready to take home the checkered flag. The new Track Mode adds stability to the drive and is designed for closed track courses.
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Tesla raises prices and simplifies options on Model S and Model X

Tesla raises prices and simplifies options on Model S and Model X

Tesla is making changes to its offerings of the Model S and Model X. The lower-range 75D models will increase in price, while the higher-range 100D models will decrease in price. Fewer options for the interiors and configurations will be offered in the future in order to streamline production.
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Ares turns the Tesla Model S into a two-door roadster with Italian flair

Ares turns the Tesla Model S into a two-door roadster with Italian flair

Italian coachbuilder Ares has done what Tesla won't. It's taking a Model S, chopping off the roof, and sending the rear doors back to the parts bin to create a roadster ready for the French Riviera. The model is at the embryonic stage of development and technical specifications haven't been released yet.
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Tesla appoints Robyn Denholm as chair, Elon Musk steps down

Tesla appoints Robyn Denholm as chair, Elon Musk steps down

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk agreed to step down from his role as chairman as part of a settlement deal with the SEC. Tesla has named a 55-year-old Australian businesswoman named Robyn Denholm as his successor, though Musk will remain CEO. Denholm brings decades of experience in finance to Tesla.
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Behind the Wheel episode 1: Martell Webster’s Tesla Model X

Behind the Wheel episode 1: Martell Webster’s Tesla Model X

Digital Trend's video series Behind the Wheel takes you inside some of the fastest, most exotic, and most unique cars on the planet. The most advanced SUV on the planet gets pushed to its limits in this episode. Former NBA player Martell Webster joins Tim Walbridge in testing the tech inside his Tesla Model X.
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Starman and his Tesla Roadster continue lonely journey out beyond Mars

Starman and his Tesla Roadster continue lonely journey out beyond Mars

Elon Musk's SpaceX company has confirmed that its space-faring Tesla Roadster and its driver Starman have passed beyond Mars and will soon reach their point furthest from the Sun. In a few days, the car will swing around and head back towards the Sun and will eventually pass closest to Earth in 2020.
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Rapper Goon Des Garcons talks about new music and his love for Elon Musk

Rapper Goon Des Garcons talks about new music and his love for Elon Musk

Rapper Goon Des Garcon just released a brand new music video where he is rapping inside a moving Tesla and is using a flamethrower. He joined us on DT Daily to talk about that music video, why he'd be the first rapper in space, and his new music project slated for early 2019.