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UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020

SpaceX rocket ship lifts off with 2 Americans

A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station.


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Dispute over reopening California Tesla factory may be over

The Alameda County Public Health Department announced on Twitter early Wednesday that the Fremont, California, plant will be able to go beyond basic operations this week and start making vehicles …


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Tesla ekes out 1Q profit, Elon Musk rails against virus measures

Tesla reported that it eked out a first-quarter net profit Wednesday and its CEO went on a rant about the legality of government stay-home orders issued to prevent the coronavirus …


Telsa unveils ventilator prototype made with car parts

Tesla unveiled its ventilator prototype Monday, forging ahead with its own untested design comprising repurposed electric car parts.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

NTSB: Driver in fatal Tesla crash was playing video game

The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone …


Tesla offers $2B in added shares, discloses SEC subpoena

DETROIT – Tesla said that is selling $2 billion worth of additional stock, that its U.S. revenue fell last year and that securities regulators are scrutinizing its finances. All of …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Tesla stock is soaring. Madness or visionary investing?

Eight months after it seemed headed for the corporate junkyard, Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler combined, even though the Big Three together sell …


Tesla disputes claims its cars can accelerate on their own

Tesla is disputing claims by a California man that all three models of the company’s cars can suddenly speed up on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla’s electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers

Tesla has delivered its first Chinese-made cars to customers and chief executive Elon Musk says the electric car brand plans to set up a design center in China.


Tesla 2019 sales hit goals, rise over 50% from previous year

Tesla’s global deliveries rose more than 50% last year, meaning the company surpassed the low end of its sales goals for 2019.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Stainless steel, broken glass and busted buzz: Tesla makes a pickup

Tesla’s pickup truck unveiling goes off-script when windows splintered during what was to be a strength demonstration.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Walmart, Tesla settle lawsuit over fiery solar panels

Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire.


NTSB: Tesla Autopilot let driver rely too much on automation

A government investigation has found that a design flaw in Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a …


Tesla’s Model 3 safety claims called ‘misleading’ by federal agency

The National Highway Transportation Safety Association has taken Tesla to task, sending the electric carmaker a cease-and-desist letter regarding Tesla’s claims about the federal agency’s safety rating of the Model …


Tesla: Sales record within reach but deliveries are problem

Tesla is close to setting a quarterly record for deliveries, but the company is having trouble shipping vehicles to the right places as the second quarter comes to a close, …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

Tesla shares bounce on leaked memo about rising sales

Shares of Tesla, suffering one of the worst stretches in company history, rebounded Thursday after CEO Elon Musk told employees that orders are up.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky

Consumer Reports says a new feature of Tesla’s Autopilot that automatically changes lanes doesn’t work well and could be a safety risk to drivers.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Tesla reduces prices on Models S and X amid stock slump

Faced with a slumping stock price and questions about demand for its vehicles, Tesla has lowered the U.S. base prices of its 2 most expensive models.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

A Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined.


Musk doubles down on investment as Tesla raises capital goal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is more than doubling the stock he will buy in a new public offering in an apparent bid to earn investors’ confidence as he tries to …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Musk, SEC settle legal fight over his tweets about Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a court filing Friday that they are settling a legal dispute over how Musk posts news about …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Musk tweets out another Tesla forecast in midst of SEC talks

Elon Musk, already in hot water over his Twitter use, posted another Tesla production forecast reminiscent of the one that landed him before a federal judge earlier this month.


Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Elon Musk ordered to tell judge why he’s not in contempt

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has until March 11 to explain to a federal judge in New York why he shouldn’t be held in contempt of court.


On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019

Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts’ estimates

Shares of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. tumbled Wednesday morning after the company cut vehicle prices by $2,000 and announced fourth-quarter sales figures that fell short of …


Tesla names two new directors

Tesla announced two new independent directors Friday, naming Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, a Walgreens Boots Alliance executive, to its board.


Tesla names independent board members in SEC settlement

Tesla named two independent board members Friday as part of a settlement with U.S. regulators who demanded more oversight of CEO Elon Musk.


Tesla may consider buying idle GM plants

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he may be willing to buy some of the five factories General Motors Co. will idle next year, making …