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Tesla Is Now the Most Valuable US Automaker

Investors aren't put off by lack of profits

(Newser) - Tesla sent a jolt through the auto industry Monday by becoming the most valuable American automaker, overtaking General Motors, which sold more than 100 times as many cars last year. GM also made a profit of around $9 billion in 2016, while Tesla—which has had only two profitable quarters... More »

Elon Musk Snarks on Twitter Over Tesla Record

Company just surpassed Ford, now right behind GM with $47.8B valuation

(Newser) - The casual observer checking out Elon Musk's Twitter feed Monday may not have sensed the shade he was throwing with his one short tweet proclaiming, "Stormy weather in Shortville…," but the Tesla CEO was actually crowing a bit at some news about his company's stock, as... More »

Elon Musk Has a Big Offer for Australia

It even comes with a money-back guarantee

(Newser) - Elon Musk may be just one of several entrepreneurs to claim he can solve power shortages causing blackouts in south Australia, but he's definitely the most confident. On Thursday night, he promised he could get it done in 100 days or the system he'd build is free, reports... More »

More Silicon Valley Sexism Accusations—This Time, Tesla

Employee files harassment suit against company on tail of complaints against Uber

(Newser) - Is it something leaking out from under the hood? First Uber was hit with sexism and harassment allegations ; now Tesla is under the microscope. But the difference between AJ Vandermeyden, who's just lodged a lawsuit against Elon Musk's electric-car giant for "pervasive harassment," and Susan Fowler,... More »

Tesla May Bring Big Change to Car Insurance

It plans to bundle it, and maintenance, into total price of car

(Newser) - If cars are becoming safer as they incorporate self-driving features—the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last month confirmed Tesla's first-gen Autopilot reduced Tesla vehicles' crash rate by 40%—consumers and experts alike are wondering when auto insurers will slash rates to reflect the minimized risk. Tesla CEO Elon... More »

Driver Deliberately Crashes Fancy Tesla to Save Lives

He was able to stop an out-of-control Passat whose driver was in distress

(Newser) - The driver of a $70,000 Tesla Model S put his fancy car on the line to save lives with an impressive maneuver Monday in Germany. Jalopnik reports the driver was on the autobahn near Munich when he saw an out-of-control Volkswagen Passat swerve across the road and repeatedly hit... More »

Tesla Owner Stranded in Desert, and Not for Lack of Charge

Ryan Negri relied on phone to start car, but they were out of range

(Newser) - One Tesla Model S driver learned the hard way that technology has its limits. In a story he tells on Instagram , Ryan Negri describes venturing out into the Nevada desert with his wife and two dogs: "The thought was to go for a quick drive to take some photos... More »

Twitter Complaint Prompts Elon Musk to Adopt Big Change

Tesla owners will face small fines if they leave cars parked at charging stations

(Newser) - Some owners of electric cars have made it a habit to use charging stations as parking spots well after their charge is complete, and other electric car drivers are getting sick of it. One took the problem straight to Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week when he tweeted to him,... More »

Elon Musk Makes Surprising Claim About New Tesla Solar Roof

He says power-generating shingles will cost less to install than regular roof

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company's new solar roof will actually cost less for homeowners to install than a regular roof, Bloomberg reports. “So the basic proposition will be: Would you like a roof that looks better than a normal roof, lasts twice as long, costs less... More »

Tesla Pulls Plug on Unlimited Free Supercharges

Starting Jan. 1, new owners will get 1K miles in credits, then have to pony up

(Newser) - Tesla Motors has decided to stop offering unlimited free use of its 734 fast charging stations worldwide, reports the AP , just months before it's set to start selling a mass-market electric car. Tesla says cars ordered after Jan. 1, 2017 will get roughly 1,000 miles worth of credits... More »

Tesla Owners Sue, Say Car Not 'Insane' Enough

Model S acceleration mode doesn't go fast enough, Norway suit says

(Newser) - Tesla owners in Norway are suing the electric-car maker, claiming the car's "insane mode" of acceleration is too, well, sane. The lawsuit filed by 126 owners of the P85D version of the Model S sedan says it falls short of claims it can go from 0 to 60mph... More »

Tesla: We're Fixing Autopilot

Company says improved radar will result in fewer crashes

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car company is making major improvements to the Autopilot system used by its vehicles, which will dramatically reduce the number and severity of crashes they're involved in, the AP reports. Sunday's news comes in the wake of a May crash involving... More »

Tesla Hits a 'Profound Milestone'

100kWh battery extends range, amps up acceleration

(Newser) - Tesla on Tuesday introduced a car battery that's being hailed for two reasons: its ability to power an electric vehicle 315 miles on one charge, and the fact that it makes a four-door sedan the fastest accelerating production car (with an *; more on that below). The Wall Street ... More »

87% of Drivers Could Switch to Electric Car With Little Hassle

Almost all daily driving needs fall within once-a-day charging range

(Newser) - Drivers are generally leery of electric cars over the simple fear that the battery's charge will run out and leave them stranded. But now researchers from MIT and the Santa Fe Institute report in Nature Energy that range anxiety is overblown in the vast majority of the US. They... More »

After China Crash, Tesla Scrubs 'Autopilot'

Hello, 'self-assisted driving'

(Newser) - Weeks after the first crash of a Tesla in China, the US carmaker has deleted the terms “self-driving” and “autopilot” from its website in that country, Reuters reports. The move came after the 33-year-old driver accused Tesla salespeople of misleading him about the capabilities of the automated driving... More »

Tesla's Autopilot Might've Saved Driver's Life

'I'm very thankful I had it for this experience'

(Newser) - If Joshua Neally had been in any other car, it's possible he might not have survived. But when the 37-year-old lawyer began having "the most excruciating pain" that felt like "a steel pole through my chest" while driving home from work in Missouri on July 26, he... More »

Tesla Will Buy SolarCity, Says Elon Musk

Merger must still be approved

(Newser) - Tesla wants to put its car and energy storage businesses under one solar-powered roof. Tesla said Monday it will buy solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in an all-stock deal worth $2.6 billion, the AP reports. The deal must still be approved by the government and shareholders at both companies.... More »

Report: Tesla Car Was Speeding in Fatal Autopilot Crash

Joshua Brown was going 9mph over the speed limit

(Newser) - The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal accident investigators said Tuesday. Data downloaded from the Tesla Model S shows the vehicle was traveling at 74mph in a 65-mph... More »

Heads Up, Uber: Tesla 'Master Plan' Sees Ride-Sharing

Elon Musk unveils his vision, including Tesla trucks

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk has released his "master plan" for the electric-vehicle company, one that comes 10 years after his first such plan. The nitty gritty:
  • Bigger vehicles: New vehicles in the works "range from a commercial truck called the Tesla Semi to a public transport bus, a
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3rd Tesla Autopilot Crash Reported

But this one may have been due to driver error

(Newser) - A Tesla Model X owner tells CNN Money that his car crashed while in Autopilot mode over the weekend in Montana. The owner, who identified himself only by his last name, Pang, says he wants to talk to Tesla to determine whether the accident was the car's fault or... More »

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