Tag: Tesla Motors

Wrecked Cars Are Now a Treasure Trove of Personal Information

<img data-attachment-id="1635120" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving.jpg" data-orig-size="1060,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Tesla Baby self-driving" data-image-description=" Tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-450×255.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-610×345.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1635120″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-610×345.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”345″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-610×345.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-450×255.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-768×435.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving.jpg 1060w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> As cars grow more dependent upon computer-controlled driving aids and automakers implement permanent internet connectivity, we’ve grown […]

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Hackers Digitally Invade Tesla Model 3, Winning One

<img data-attachment-id="1583932" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368.png" data-orig-size="920,480" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="tesla model 3" data-image-description=" Image: Tesla Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368-450×235.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368-610×318.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1583932″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368-610×318.png” alt=”tesla model 3″ width=”610″ height=”318″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368-610×318.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368-75×39.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368-450×235.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368-768×401.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368-120×63.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-08-at-3.58.07-PM-e1502222455368.png 920w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Computer experts successfully broke a Tesla Model 3 at the “Pwn2Own” hacking event […]

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Tesla Raises Prices, Eliminates Maintenance Plans, Claims EVs Are Too Reliable

<img data-attachment-id="1589046" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267.jpg" data-orig-size="773,380" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1503326745","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Tesla Model S Grey" data-image-description=" Image: Tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267-450×221.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267-610×300.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1589046″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267-610×300.jpg” alt=”Tesla Model S Grey – Image: Tesla” width=”610″ height=”300″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267-610×300.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267-75×37.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267-450×221.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267-768×378.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267-120×59.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tesla-Model-S-grey-e1547136329267.jpg 773w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked the […]

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Sex, Drugs, and Electric Cars: Report Claims Elon Musk Tried to ‘Destroy’ Whistleblower, Spied on Union Meetings

<img data-attachment-id="1652870" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tesla-1724773_1920-e1544814318794.jpg" data-orig-size="1670,1190" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4.5","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"85","iso":"10000","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Tesla charger" data-image-description=" tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tesla-1724773_1920-e1544814318794-450×321.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tesla-1724773_1920-e1544814318794-610×435.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1652870″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tesla-1724773_1920-e1544814318794-610×435.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”435″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tesla-1724773_1920-e1544814318794-610×435.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tesla-1724773_1920-e1544814318794-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tesla-1724773_1920-e1544814318794-450×321.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tesla-1724773_1920-e1544814318794-768×547.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tesla-1724773_1920-e1544814318794-120×86.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A recent report from Bloomberg frames Tesla CEO Elon Musk as quite the jerk in relation to […]

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Tesla Announced Layoffs to Public Before Telling Employees: Report

On Thursday, Tesla announced it will finally begin delivering the Model 3’s long-awaited base trim to the public through direct online sales. By eliminating storefronts, the automaker believes it can reduce costs — helping to get that pesky profit situation under control. Unfortunately, reports have emerged that claim those employees had no idea their jobs […]

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California Is, Once Again, Considering Tesla Police Vehicles

Ever since Ford discontinued the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, it’s become much harder to watch out for cops. Initially, you just had to keep tabs on any Dodge Charger in dark paint, but that quickly evolved into drivers becoming suspicious of every monochrome Explorer, Taurus, Durango, Tahoe, or Fusion Hybrid on the road as law […]

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Tesla Leasing Partner Embroiled in Financial Trouble

Tesla’s Dallas-based leasing partner, MUSA Auto Finance, finds itself in a tough spot. Apparently, the business is having trouble keeping up with all the business the automaker is doing. Founded in 2016, MUSA joined up with Tesla in June of this year. However, it has reportedly been unable to finance new leases since October. According to […]

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Tesla Workers Are Attempting to Unionize Again

Employees at Tesla’s solar-panel factory in Buffalo, New York, are launching a drive to unionize with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the United Steelworkers. The campaign aims to unify about 300 production and maintenance employees at the the facility.  If it succeeds, it will be the first time the automaker has failed to stop its […]

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Tesla Could Be Building Cars In China By 2019, According to Shanghai

The city of Shanghai claims Tesla could begin production in China in the second half of 2019, which would be an incredible achievement for the automaker. China is Tesla’s biggest market after the United States and assembling product within its borders would be a good way to avoid the nation’s aggressive tariffs on U.S autos, […]

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Video: Elon Musk Admits Tesla Almost Died Over the Summer

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the automaker was teetering on the edge of disaster earlier this year. “Tesla faced a really severe threat of death due to the Model 3 production ramp,” Musk told Axios during a video interview on HBO. “Essentially the company was bleeding money like crazy and just if we didn’t solve these […]

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Tesla Streamlines Larger Models, Adjusts Pricing in Bid for Production Simplicity

Hoping to simplify vehicle assembly, Tesla tweaked its online car configurator over the weekend, culling numerous options from both the Model S and X. This translates into a price bump for more-basic models and a few dollars saved on the higher trims, but less choice overall. The Model S ($78,000) and X 75D ($84,000) now cost […]

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Side-stepping Tariffs: Tesla Sets Chinese Target of 3,000 Model 3s Per Week

Due to China’s increased tariffs on U.S.-manufactured vehicles, Tesla’s sales have taken a moderate beating there. Like any automaker hoping to move metal within the region, it wants a solution and seems to have come up with one. While there appears to be little hope of the brand’s larger vehicles circumventing the nation’s 40 percent […]

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Tesla Places Pointless ‘Self-Driving’ Option On Hiatus

Tesla Motors is abandoning the “fully self-driving” purchasing option on all of its vehicles. The option debuted in 2016 as a way to ensure your new car would be future-proofed and able to incorporate autonomous features. But those upgrades never really came — leaving customers who spent $8,000 angry enough to file a class-action lawsuit against […]

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Audi Electric Sport Utility: Big Auto’s First Real Tesla Rival

The mainstreaming of electric cars took a big step forward when the Volkswagen Group, the largest global automobile manufacturer, unveiled the Audi e-tron in late September. The rollout of the electric sport utility offers a window into how car manufacturers with global scale will approach the electric market. And for the first time, a major […]

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Panasonic Attempts to Pull Tesla Out of Production Hell

When Tesla Motors began production of its Model 3 sedan, CEO Elon Musk announced the firm was entering into a kind of “production hell.” He probably didn’t realize just how accurate a statement that would turn out to be. Already contending with a backlog of orders for the Model 3, Tesla simply couldn’t meet the […]

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Tesla Flings Incentives, Builds Volunteer Army in End-of-Quarter Push

Tesla Motors is currently offering up a bevy of incentives, even a few it once discontinued, in order to maximize deliveries before the end of the quarter. The brand has also reached out to enthusiastic owners who may want to help during its time of need, creating a weird sort of volunteer army for itself. […]

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Tesla’s Latest Update Killed Some Vehicles’ Autopilot

Tesla’s latest over-the-air update appears to have caused at least a few drivers to lose all Autopilot functionality. While the vehicles seem otherwise intact, the semi-autonomous driving mode that was supposed to be improved by the latest firmware installation ended up a little buggy. That’s unfortunate for Tesla — a company that could do without […]

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Tesla Streamlines Paint Options to Simplify Production

Tesla’s Elon Musk announced Tuesday that the automaker will limit its paint options to simplify production and, hopefully, improve volume. “Moving [two] of [seven] Tesla colors off menu on Wednesday to simplify manufacturing,” said the CEO via social media. “Obsidian Black and Metallic Silver will still be available as special request, but at higher price.” The […]

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Tesla’s ‘Affordable’ Model 3 Costs a Bundle to Insure, Study Claims

The Model 3 was intended to be Tesla’s affordable alternative for the mass market and, for the most part, that’s what it has been. Granted, the automaker did opt to prioritize the production of higher trim levels as a way to maximize profitability. But, given its financial situation, it was an understandable strategy. The Model […]

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