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Tesla Model 3 to get another chance at key recommendation after brake fix

Tesla Model 3 to get another chance at key recommendation after brake fix

Recently Consumer Reports (CR) tested the Tesla Model 3 and found that the car had braking distances that were much longer than other vehicles in its class. That poor brake performance led the publication to withhold the coveted "Recommended" rating for the car. The publication has now announced that it will give the Model 3 another chance.

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Tesla Model 3 brake controversy loses EV a key recommendation

Tesla Model 3 brake controversy loses EV a key recommendation

Tesla's Model 3 may be its most affordable car, but concerns over braking performance has seen the electric sedan miss getting the nod from Consumer Reports. Latest in a series of ongoing tensions between the testing company and the EV-maker, the decision comes as Tesla announced it was almost ready to open the order books on even more expensive versions of the electric car.

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Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source rules

Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source rules

Tesla makes some of the most popular electric vehicles out there and the systems in those cars rely on open source software for operating systems and features. Some of that open source software that is used in Tesla products has a license agreement that requires Tesla to at least offer the user access to the source code. Tesla hasn't been making that offer.

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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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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 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 sued for $2 billion by Nikola Motors over Tesla Semi design

Tesla sued for $2 billion by Nikola Motors over Tesla Semi design

A company called Nikola Motors has filed a massive suit against Tesla over the design of the electric Tesla Semi. Nikola Motors is seeking as much as $2 billion in damages.

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Don’t expect to lease a Tesla Model 3 this year

Don’t expect to lease a Tesla Model 3 this year

Tesla may be ramping up its production targets for the Model 3, but one of America's favorite methods of getting behind the wheel of a new car is still on the back-burner. The automaker has no plans to offer a Model 3 lease option this year, it confirmed as part of its Q1 2018 financial results published today.

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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 factory workplace conditions under investigation

Tesla factory workplace conditions under investigation

Tesla is under investigation by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health over workplace conditions. The probe follows a report published earlier this week claiming safety issues at Tesla's Fremont, California, facility, though the agency hasn't stated what triggered the investigation. On Monday, Tesla published a blog post denouncing the report, saying it "paints a completely false picture of Tesla and what it is actually like to work here."

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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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