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‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

Demand for Tesla's new Model 3 sedan is already at an all-time high, meaning their Gigafactory, the huge Nevada facility where Tesla mass produces batteries for their electric vehicles and Powerpack storage systems, is going to be very busy for the foreseeable future. But while the first Gigafactory isn't even completed yet, CEO Elon Musk says they already have plans to build "2 or 3" additional facilities in the US.

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This is the first production Tesla Model 3… guess who owns it

This is the first production Tesla Model 3… guess who owns it

The Tesla Model 3 has not only started production, but the first example of the California automaker's newest all-electric car has rolled off the line. Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a photo of the first production Model 3 on Twitter on Saturday evening. Roughly four hours earlier, the billionaire inventor had confirmed that the car, "production unit 1", was off the assembly line and going through its final checkout.

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Tesla gets go ahead for 100MW Powerpack system in South Australia

Tesla gets go ahead for 100MW Powerpack system in South Australia

Remember when Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that he could have a backup power solution in place for South Australia in 100 days? The promise came after South Australia experienced severe storms that caused a blackout, leaving 1.7 million residents without power. Musk and his company will now get the chance to make good on that promise, as Tesla has been given the go ahead to proceed with its energy storage system.

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As Tesla protests, what exactly is IIHS’ small overlap front test?

As Tesla protests, what exactly is IIHS’ small overlap front test?

The Tesla Model S and Model X are the safest cars in history... unless they're not. The variations in automotive crash testing are once again under the microscope, with Tesla protesting the latest batch of IIHS results after the Model S electric sedan failed again to ace the controversial small overlap frontal test. It's a frustrating blip for the EV company, which actually redesigned the car in the hope of performing better in the crash testing.

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Tesla Model S again fails to earn Top Safety Pick+ grade

Tesla Model S again fails to earn Top Safety Pick+ grade

The Model S is Tesla's crowning glory. Although really its second electric car, it is the first of its kind to reach international renown and commercial success. It is also the one that has earned the biggest scrutiny and criticism, particularly over driver safety. And while it may have just recently received accolades from the US NHTSA, it has, for the second time this year, failed to get the highest thumbs up from one nonprofit safety organization: the coveted Top Safety Pick+ of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or IIHS.

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Tesla’s 22k car Q2 2017 paves way for Model 3

Tesla’s 22k car Q2 2017 paves way for Model 3

Tesla delivered more than 22,000 electric cars in Q2 2017, the automaker has confirmed today, blaming battery manufacturing headaches for limiting potentially even greater performance. The California car firm put the keys for over 12,000 Model S sedans and over 10,000 Model X SUVs into the hands of new owners, during the three month period. Meanwhile, as the first production Model 3 nears, Tesla also finally addressed an issue that had been lingering for more than two years.

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First Tesla Model 3 this week as Elon Musk shares roadmap

First Tesla Model 3 this week as Elon Musk shares roadmap

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced via Twitter that the highly-anticipated Model 3 has been given the regulatory go-ahead for production. Crucially, this means that the Model 3's production run can soon begin, and Musk unsurprisingly wants to waste little time in getting that underway. In fact, he says that the first Model 3 should roll off the production line this Friday.

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Tesla looks to begin car manufacturing in China

Tesla looks to begin car manufacturing in China

Tesla is interested in opening a factory in China to begin building its all-electric vehicles in the country, the company revealed this week. But before fans of American manufacturing start getting worried, know that this isn't about Tesla looking for a cheaper workforce or anything like that. Instead the car maker is looking to improve its appeal among buyers by making the vehicles more affordable for the local market.

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A Tesla streaming music rival to Spotify makes perfect sense

A Tesla streaming music rival to Spotify makes perfect sense

The next Tesla perk could well be the automaker's own streaming music service, with industry insiders claiming a rival to Spotify and Apple Music is being explored. The car company, which is readying for production of its most affordable model, the Tesla Model 3, currently leads the auto industry in the high-tech functionality of its dashboards. Now, so the rumors suggest, that might see an expansion from merely packaging other entertainment services to a completely independent version.

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Tesla driver ignored repeat Autopilot warnings before fatal crash

Tesla driver ignored repeat Autopilot warnings before fatal crash

The driver killed in a high-profile Tesla crash last year repeatedly ignored warnings by the semi-autonomous Autopilot system to take control, US investigators have concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had been digging into the May 2016 incident in which Ohio resident Joshua Brown's Tesla Model S collided with a tractor-semitrailer truck near Williston, Florida, and has now released its accident docket. More than 500 pages of information have been revealed about the fatal crash, including technological reports, interview transcripts, and photographs.

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Tesla Model X is safest SUV says NHTSA: Watch it get smashed up

Tesla Model X is safest SUV says NHTSA: Watch it get smashed up

The Tesla Model X has become the first SUV to ever score a full 5-stars in NHTSA crash testing, with the all-electric car credited as being the safest SUV around. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration examines crash performance in categories like frontal impacts, side impacts, and pole impacts. For SUVs, though, the most arduous challenge is often the risk of overturning in an incident, which the NHTSA calls the rollover probability.

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Tesla brings in new HR leader following mistreatment allegations

Tesla brings in new HR leader following mistreatment allegations

Tesla is in the midst of heavy criticism following allegations from workers and others over working conditions. A report surfaced recently via The Guardian claiming poor Tesla factory worker conditions resulting in one hundred ambulance visits over the last three years. While these allegations continue to roll in, Tesla has announced the appointment of a new HR leader, not stating the reasons for its former HR chief's departure.

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