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Tesla V9.0 update will include Atari games as Easter eggs

Tesla V9.0 update will include Atari games as Easter eggs

There are usually plenty of reasons for Tesla owners to look forward to software updates, but those who are also retro gaming fans have even more reason to look forward to the next one. Tesla, it turns out, is looking to add some interesting easter eggs in the next update: Atari games. Yes, you read that right - in a few weeks, you'll be able to play some classic Atari games on your car's infotainment system.

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Tesla debuts Model 3 dual motor and white interior option

Tesla debuts Model 3 dual motor and white interior option

If you wanted to get a Tesla Model 3 with the slick white interior you had to order the Performance versions of the car, until now. That has changed with Tesla having confirmed that the white interior is now available as an option on the Dual Motor Model 3 AWD EV. The changed was confirmed via emails that Tesla has sent out to customers.

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Tesla pushes back on supplier renegotiation fears

Tesla pushes back on supplier renegotiation fears

Buoyed by hitting Model 3 production goals, Tesla is attempting to renegotiate supplier contracts in the hope of fulfilling Elon Musk's promise to be profitable in the second half of the year. The automaker more than doubled EV production in Q2 2018 versus the first quarter, setting a new goal of 6,000 Model 3 rolling off the line by late August.

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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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