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Tesla Model Y: 5 things to know as the unveil dust settles

Tesla Model Y: 5 things to know as the unveil dust settles

Excited fans, disappointed investors, and big promises by Elon Musk: the Tesla Model Y unveil had it all. Set to be the fourth car in the California automaker's current line-up, the new electric crossover could well be the most successful. Indeed, Musk predicted Tesla would end up selling more Model Y than it has sold Model 3, S, and X combined. Read on for five things you need to know as the dust settles on the Model Y reveal.

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Elon Musk made a risky Tesla Model Y prediction

Elon Musk made a risky Tesla Model Y prediction

The dust hadn't even settled on the Model Y unveil before Tesla CEO Elon Musk was making a bold prediction about just how many of the new electric crossovers he believes the company will sell. Expected to arrive in late 2020, with up to 300 miles of range and seating for up to seven inside, the Model Y may be the fourth of the modern Tesla range, but Musk is confident it will take pole position.

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Tesla Model Y reveal: What we know

Tesla Model Y reveal: What we know

Tesla's family is about to grow again, with the Model Y SUV set to make its official debut later this week. Slotting in between the Model 3 and the larger, more expensive Model S and Model X, the all-electric crossover could well be Tesla's most popular car so far.

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Tesla deletes “Pole Position” Atari Easter Egg from its cars

Tesla deletes “Pole Position” Atari Easter Egg from its cars

Tesla has removed its Pole Position Easter Egg from its cars, after failing to secure the rights to distribute the classic Atari title. The game was added to the Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3 last year, as part of the Tesla v9.0 update, alongside two other classics from the back-catalog.

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Tesla Model Y will finally be unveiled next week

Tesla Model Y will finally be unveiled next week

After a long period of being an industry favorite and the scorn of rivals, Tesla has lately been pushed into the hot seat more than the spotlight. Financials are disappointing if not grim and scandals and lawsuits have become more common of late, casting doubts on whether Elon Musk can deliver on his admittedly ambitious promises. Still, those have never really stopped the luminary from pushing his vision come what may and, on March 14, he will finally be announcing an all-electric SUV that is years in the making.

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Tesla Model S and Model X price cuts: The numbers you should know

Tesla Model S and Model X price cuts: The numbers you should know

Tesla's $35k Model 3 isn't the only good news if you're in the market for an Elon Musk EV this week, with the automaker also slashing sizable amounts from the Model S and Model X. The change in pricing comes after Tesla announced a huge shake-up in how it will be selling cars, which means bad news for Tesla store staff, but good news for potential buyers.

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SEC claims Elon Musk violated 2018 settlement with new Tesla tweet

SEC claims Elon Musk violated 2018 settlement with new Tesla tweet

In a newly filed complaint, the SEC alleges a tweet published by Tesla CEO Elon Musk on February 19 violates the September 2018 settlement that, among other things, required Musk to get approval before tweeting things that could materially affect the auto company. A legal document filed in the Southern District of New York asks a judge to hold Musk in contempt of court for the February 19 tweet.

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SpaceX just fired its Mars rocket engine and it didn’t explode

SpaceX just fired its Mars rocket engine and it didn’t explode

While we were sleeping, SpaceX and Elon Musk were firing a rocket engine that'll one day propel a spaceship to Mars. This is a Raptor rocket engine, and it's been fired at the SpaceX's Rocket Development and Test Facility in McGregor, Texas. This is generally where the most intense and explosive testing work is done by the company - out in the flat fields, amongst the farms about halfway between Dallas and Austin.

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SpaceX Starship prototype nosecone topples in high Texas winds

SpaceX Starship prototype nosecone topples in high Texas winds

Part of SpaceX's Starship prototype toppled over due to recent strong winds in Texas, causing damage that will take weeks to repair. The prototype spaceship is being built in southern Texas, where a storm recently caused 50MPH winds strong enough to break mooring blocks and knock over the test rocket's nosecone. The rocket's base remained undamaged, however.

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Tesla cuts jobs as it pushes for cheaper Model 3

Tesla cuts jobs as it pushes for cheaper Model 3

Elon Musk delivered a company update for Tesla today, and it's basically a rollercoaster of ups and downs. The update - an email that was sent to employees this morning and later shared on Tesla's website - details the successes and difficulties the company faced throughout 2018. It also talks about goals for 2019, and what the company needs to sacrifice in order to meet those goals.

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Tesla ends controversial referral program that got some owners free cars

Tesla ends controversial referral program that got some owners free cars

The Tesla customer referral program is being closed down, with CEO Elon Musk claiming the word-of-mouth promotion was costing too much. The scheme gave new Tesla owners who had been referred by an existing owner a bonus, as well as rewarding those existing owners with a series of awards.

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SpaceX will lay off 10% of workers in bid to get ‘leaner’ for projects

SpaceX will lay off 10% of workers in bid to get ‘leaner’ for projects

SpaceX has confirmed a recently reported layoff, stating that it must get "leaner" in order to achieve its ample goals. News of the layoff first surfaced from an email sent by SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, who reportedly called the business move "a very difficult but necessary decision." The company cited global space-based Internet and developing interplanetary spacecraft as projects that necessitate the layoff.

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