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Tesla Model 3 rollover crash has a good ending for the driver

Tesla Model 3 rollover crash has a good ending for the driver

2018 hasn’t exactly been good for Tesla, with the company being embroiled in not a few high-profile scandals. Those range from poor working conditions to low Model 3 production output to, unfortunately, an Autopilot-related death. There has, however, been no report of a rollover crash, especially involving the months-old Model 3. Now there is and, for a change, the incident doesn’t have a grizzly ending except for the Model 3 itself.

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Tesla tax credits are changing, and Model 3 buyers face a tough choice

Tesla tax credits are changing, and Model 3 buyers face a tough choice

Tesla has become the first automaker to hit the tax credit threshold, hitting the 200,000 US deliveries mark and potentially leaving buyers of its EVs hit harder in the wallet depending on when they get their new cars. The current tax incentive system, designed to encourage drivers to purchase electric or electrified vehicles, offers a $7,500 tax credit on new cars, but only up to a limit.

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Tesla ends Model 3 reservations, opens to orders in US and Canada

Tesla ends Model 3 reservations, opens to orders in US and Canada

Tesla has stopped taking new Model 3 reservations for new customers in North America, opening orders to anyone who wants to purchase a unit. Until now, customers were required to pay $1,000 as a deposit to reserve their spot in the Model 3 production line. That has changed for new buyers -- you can no longer make a reservation if you don't already have one. Orders can be placed through Tesla's website.

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Tesla sets 6,000 Model 3 goal amid car quality promise

Tesla sets 6,000 Model 3 goal amid car quality promise

Tesla more than doubled EV production in Q2 versus Q1, the automaker has confirmed today, with Model 3 cars rolling off the line - including the new tent facility - at a rate of more than 5,000 per week by the end of June 2018. All eyes had been on Elon Musk & Co. after the Tesla team promised a new Model 3 production milestone; now, a new target has been set.

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Elon Musk confirms 7,000 Tesla cars made in 7 days

Elon Musk confirms 7,000 Tesla cars made in 7 days

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to praise the team at Tesla for producing 7,000 cars in only screen days. While not all the cars were the in-demand Model 3, a full 5,000 of that number produced were Model 3 EVs. The final car in that 7,000-production run left the assembly line on Sunday morning.

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NTSB says Tesla battery reignited twice after fatal accident [Updated]

NTSB says Tesla battery reignited twice after fatal accident [Updated]

NTSB investigators are looking into a Tesla battery fire that twice reignited, after a high-speed crash caused major damage to a Model S sedan in Florida earlier this year. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the incident required emergency services to extinguish the fire three times in total, after the driver apparently lost control while doing 116 mph in a 30 mph limit zone.

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Tesla Model 3 price cuts make the EV more affordable

Tesla Model 3 price cuts make the EV more affordable

Tesla has announced that the price is getting more affordable on some versions of the Model 3 EV. It didn’t cut the pricing with fanfare, it quietly chopped the price and said nothing about it. The cuts were on the dual-motor Model 3 optional and on the Performance version of the car.

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Tesla pickup truck detailed as Elon Musk gets chatty

Tesla pickup truck detailed as Elon Musk gets chatty

Elon Musk may be busy getting the Model 3 production line up to speed, but that isn't stopping him spilling new details on the upcoming Tesla pickup truck too. The outspoken CEO has taken to Twitter once again, both to crowdsource ideas for what would-be electric pickup drivers might like to see, and to drop a few tidbits of his own.

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Tesla Semi Mad Max autopilot mode is real, says Elon Musk

Tesla Semi Mad Max autopilot mode is real, says Elon Musk

Tesla’s Autopilot not enough for “living on the edge” for you? How about a more aggressive Autopilot on a self-driving truck? That’s probably going to the be initial reaction and fears after Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that the Tesla Semi’s autopilot will have a “Mad Max” mode. But while reality is much less exciting than the fiction it cites, this news probably won’t do Tesla’s PR much good.

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Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

It's been just over two years since the Electric GT series was announced: similar to Formula E, it's an all-electric racing series, but one that uses a modified version of the consumer Tesla Model S. With the series' first season finally kicking off in November, Electric GT Holdings unveiled its race-spec Model S this week in Barcelona, and it's clear it's a Tesla ready for the track.

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Tesla rolls out remote speed limiting feature expanding on Valet Mode

Tesla rolls out remote speed limiting feature expanding on Valet Mode

One of the things that Tesla is most famous for is providing new features and fixes for complaints via over the air updates. The most famous of uses cases for this sort of upgradability was when Tesla sent out a brake update that managed to wow Consumer Reports enough to give the Model 3 its coveted Recommended rating after denying it on initial tests. Tesla has now rolled out another OTA feature that allows the speed to be limited remotely.

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Tesla Autopilot safety bypass gadget blocked by the feds

Tesla Autopilot safety bypass gadget blocked by the feds

An aftermarket gadget promising to bypass Tesla's Autopilot safety features and allow owners of the EVs to keep their hands off the wheel is being barred from sale in the US by regulators. Autopilot Buddy offered a workaround to the steering wheel sensors that Tesla uses to ensure that drivers are still paying attention and ready to take over, should the adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance need to disengage unexpectedly.

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