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Tesla Model 3 Performance and AWD specs, price, and Musk’s big boast

Tesla Model 3 Performance and AWD specs, price, and Musk’s big boast

Elon Musk has revealed the key specs and pricing of the Tesla Model 3 Performance version and the AWD Model 3, as well as throwing down the gauntlet to one of BMW's most popular track cars. The outspoken CEO got chatty about the specs of the two most eagerly-anticipated variants of the more affordable electric car on Twitter late on Saturday, as the automaker put the final touches on the configurator.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company reveals exciting ambitions

Elon Musk’s Boring Company reveals exciting ambitions

Christening a drilling company "The Boring Company" is both the worst way to name a baby and also a stroke of genius at the same time. The tongue-in-cheek but totally official and legal name belies Musk's ambitions to get rid of the bane of his existence: LA traffic jams. At a press conference held, almost by fate, at the Leo Baeck Temple near the Interstate 405 freeway, the illustrious revealed details of his tunnel vision that proves just how un-boring his youngest company is.

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Smarter Autopilot attention tracking reportedly vetoed by Tesla execs [Updated]

Smarter Autopilot attention tracking reportedly vetoed by Tesla execs [Updated]

Tesla engineers considered adding a driver attentiveness system to Autopilot to ensure users weren't leaving their electric car to its own devices, but Elon Musk and other executives overruled the suggestion, according to a new report. The leak is likely to bring Autopilot safety back into the spotlight, amid long-standing suggestions that some Tesla owners over-estimate - intentionally or otherwise - just how capable the semiautonomous system actually is.

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Tesla Model 3 AWD and Performance orders open next week

Tesla Model 3 AWD and Performance orders open next week

Tesla plans to open the order books for two of its most-anticipated Model 3 options next week, with AWD and the Performance package finally going on sale. Production of the Model 3 began in mid-2017, but so far Tesla has been focusing on a single drivetrain configuration.

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Elon Musk to offer free Boring tunnel rides

Elon Musk to offer free Boring tunnel rides

The most interesting thing about the Boring Company, the Elon Musk helmed tunnel digging company, so far has been that Musk and co-built and sold flamethrowers. The actual purpose of the Boring Company is to dig tunnels to help people get out of the traffic many sit in daily. Boring Company's very first underground tunnel is nearly finished.

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SpaceX live: Falcon 9 Block 5 launch time [UPDATE]

SpaceX live: Falcon 9 Block 5 launch time [UPDATE]

UPDATE: At approximately 3:20 MP Eastern Time it was announced that the SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 debut launch was rescheduled. At the time of this update, the rescheduled time for liftoff was aimed at 5:47 PM Eastern Time (that's 21:47 GMT). This event will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will hopefully blast the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite into space this afternoon.

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Elon Musk goofed, but the Tesla CEO is unlikely to change

Elon Musk goofed, but the Tesla CEO is unlikely to change

Elon Musk has admitted it was "foolish" to ignore analyst questions on Tesla's financial results call this week, though insists he had good reason to shut down the "boneheaded" comments. The outspoken CEO managed to overshadow Tesla's financial results this week, when he berated analysts for asking uninteresting questions during the Q&A session.

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Tesla Q1 2018: Model 3 helps drive $3.41bn revenue

Tesla Q1 2018: Model 3 helps drive $3.41bn revenue

Tesla coaxed Model 3 production to 2,270 cars per week in April, the electric automaker confirmed today, after CEO Elon Musk took drastic steps to boost manufacturing. The company announced a Q1 2018 update today, addressing widespread concerns about just how many of the more affordable electric sedans it could ramp up to producing.

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Tesla Model 3 assembly line shut down for the second time this year

Tesla Model 3 assembly line shut down for the second time this year

Production of Tesla's Model 3 has been a hot topic lately. From missing production goals to Elon Musk taking control of the process himself, whether or not Tesla can eventually scale to meet its own production goals has been given a lot of focus. Today, however, we're learning that Model 3 production has suddenly been halted, albeit temporarily.

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SpaceX Mars BFR rocket Port of Los Angeles plans confirmed

SpaceX Mars BFR rocket Port of Los Angeles plans confirmed

Following information revealed in a document published in mid-March, Los Angeles officials have confirmed that SpaceX will be leasing space at the Port of Los Angeles to work on its Mars rocket. The plans must be approved by the board of harbor commissioners, however that approval is expected this upcoming Thursday. The city is offering extensive perks to SpaceX for its work there.

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Elon Musk made a robot mistake with Model 3 production

Elon Musk made a robot mistake with Model 3 production

Tesla counted too much on automation to boost Model 3 production, Elon Musk has admitted, with the automaker pulling out some of the tech the outspoken CEO had not long ago been praising. The automaker has been a voracious early-adopter of robotic production methods, with Musk suggesting before that the end result would be mechanized car construction so fast you'd need a strobe light to see them moving.

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The Model 3 was delayed, but Elon Musk keeps saying differently

The Model 3 was delayed, but Elon Musk keeps saying differently

Elon Musk may be sleeping on the Tesla factory floor to get Model 3 production on track, but he's still finding time to think up new entries in his CEO lexicon. It's fair to say that building a new car isn't an easy process, something Tesla has now discovered several times, but Musk remains reluctant to call it a delay.

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