Tesla Beats Deadline for Building World’s Biggest Battery

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has won a $50 million (roughly Rs. 324 crores) bet by beating a 100-day deadline for building a giant battery to help South Australia avoid energy blackouts, officials said. State Premier Jay Weatherill said testing of the massive lithium ion battery would begin within days, ahead of the December 1 deadline Musk set for himself when he signed off on the project earlier this year. Musk had pledged to build the battery in the South Australian outback for free if it was not completed within the 100 days. He…

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2017 Tesla Model X reader test team review

This July, Tesla will celebrate its 14th anniversary. In that relatively short time, its Model S luxury car, which we award four stars, has helped to give established manufacturers the proverbial kick up the backside to get more electric cars onto British roads Tesla is continuing to blaze a trail here with its new Model X, the first electric SUV to go on sale. Although pricey, costing from £84,900, it’s claimed to offer a very rounded package: practicality, advanced technology that includes the ability to drive itself, a driving range…

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Tesla criticised over Autopilot safety

Tesla has “pushed the envelope” on safety, former business partner Mobileye has said. Its zeal to extend its Autopilot system had led Mobileye to stop working with Tesla, said the chairman of the computer vision company. Autopilot has been under scrutiny since a fatal crash in May caused by the technology missing a lorry. Responding to Mobileye, Tesla said Autopilot was built to help drivers, not turn cars into autonomous vehicles. Taking control Mobileye executive Amnon Shashua told Reuters that the design of Autopilot threatened to push it beyond the…

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US opens research into Tesla after fatal crash

US authorities are investigating the first loss of life potentially caused by self-driving generation. The driving force of a Tesla car died in Florida in Might also after colliding with a lorry. Beneath scrutiny is Tesla’s Autopilot characteristic, which mechanically modifications lanes and reacts to traffic. In a announcement, Tesla stated it regarded the Model S car changed into not able to realise “the white aspect of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky” that had pushed across the car‘s path. The organisation said the crash changed into a…

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Tesla unveils its Model 3 sedan as pre-orders top 198,000

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Friday that “pre-orders” for the Model 3 electric car had hit 198,000, an encouraging sign a day after the novel vehicle aimed at a mass market was unveiled here to an enthusiastic crowd. The Model 3 drove onto a stage through a curtain of fog at a lavish ceremony in a converted hangar adjoining the SpaceX factory in this Los Angeles suburb. Tesla CEO Musk vowed that the car will seat five, hit the highest safety marks and have a range of at least 215 miles a charge. While its…

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Tesla Says It Expects to Become Profitable in 2016

Tesla Motors forecast deliveries of Model S sedans and Model X SUVs that topped analysts’ estimates and said it expects to turn in a profit in 2016, sending its shares higher in after-hours trading Wednesday despite posting a much worse-than-expected quarterly loss. The electric automaker reported a fourth-quarter adjusted loss of 87 cents per share on $1.75 billion in sales. Revenue rose 59 percent from the previous year, while its loss grew from 13 cents a share. Analysts expected Tesla Motors to post earnings of 10 cents per share on…

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Start Your Chargers: Tesla Model 3 Pre-Orders Begin March 31

Tesla’s entry-level $35,000 Model 3 electric car will be available for pre-order on March 31, chief executive Elon Musk announced Thursday on Twitter. The tweets by the billionaire followed a note in the company’s earnings release on Wednesday that the Model 3 is on schedule for deliveries in late 2017. Tesla plans to begin installing production machinery this year. In his tweets, Musk said consumers could begin pre-orders next month with a $1,000 deposit. He also confirmed the rumored $35,000 price tag. The Model 3 is Tesla’s entry-level offering, whereas…

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Tesla to Sell Model X SUVs in China in First Half of 2016

Tesla Motors Inc. expects to start selling its Model X sport utility vehicle in China in the first half of next year after first introducing it in the U.S. this quarter. The electric-car manufacturer is also opening five to six new showrooms by the end of this year, bringing the total number in China to about 15, Gary Tao, a Beijing-based spokesman for Tesla, said by phone. The new outlets will be located in the center of cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to raise Tesla’s visibility, Tao said. Tesla’s…

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