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Elon Musk says dual motor Model 3 coming in July

Elon Musk says dual motor Model 3 coming in July

Even though Tesla has been unable to produce as many Model 3 EVs as it wanted to, a new model is coming this summer. When July rolls around Tesla will roll out a dual motor version of the Model 3 that has all-wheel drive. That version of the EV was originally set for a mid-2018 launch.

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Tesla builds 9,766 Model 3 in Q1, missing Musk’s target

Tesla builds 9,766 Model 3 in Q1, missing Musk’s target

Tesla produced 9,766 Model 3 electric cars in Q1 2018, the automaker confirmed today, gaining a surge in the final days of the quarter though still missing its self-imposed targets. The Californian car company has been under the spotlight over just how quickly it can ramp up production of its most affordable vehicle, the Model 3, after Tesla conceded that its initial goal had been too aggressive.

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Video shows Tesla Model S Autopilot veering towards barrier where fatal crash occurred

Video shows Tesla Model S Autopilot veering towards barrier where fatal crash occurred

You can imagine that in California there are lots of Tesla cars cruising the roads. The EVs are popular in many areas, but California happens to be one of the largest markets. Recently a man driving a Model X using Autopilot was involved in a fatal crash on a section of the 101 in Mountain View, California.

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Elon Musk is back in charge of Tesla Model 3 production “hell”

Elon Musk is back in charge of Tesla Model 3 production “hell”

Elon Musk has retaken the car production reins as Tesla faces increased pressure to ramp up Model 3 manufacturing, the company has confirmed. The automaker has spent the past three months attempting to reach its self-imposed target of 2,500 Model 3 cars rolling off the production line each week.

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Tesla stock dives amid Model 3 pessimism and X crash scolding

Tesla stock dives amid Model 3 pessimism and X crash scolding

Elon Musk's big April Fools' Day joke was that Tesla was going bankrupt, but the chief exec may be struggling to find the funny side today amid stock price slumps and criticism from numerous angles. The automaker is under the magnifying glass again this week over just how many of its more affordable Model 3 electric sedans it managed to pump off the production line as Q1 2018 came to a close.

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Tesla Model 3 software update puts Autopilot controls on steering wheel

Tesla Model 3 software update puts Autopilot controls on steering wheel

One of the big complaints among Tesla Model 3 owners is that all the functions of the car were controlled via the large touchscreen on the dash. The problem with that was that to adjust any settings, the driver had to look away from the road. That is not ideal in a time when distracted driving is a major hazard for all on the road.

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Tesla: Autopilot was on – and ignored – in fatal Model X crash

Tesla: Autopilot was on – and ignored – in fatal Model X crash

Tesla has confirmed that Autopilot was enabled on the Model X that crashed, fatally, in California last week, though says the driver ignored multiple warnings before the incident. The crash saw driver Wei Huang collide with a concrete highway lane divider last Friday, March 23. He later died in hospital from his injuries.

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Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S cars over power steering issue

Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S cars over power steering issue

Tesla has announced the voluntary recall of 123,000 Model S cars over a potential problem with power steering. The affected vehicles were made before April 2016, according to the auto maker, which says Model 3 and Model X vehicles aren't impacted. At the heart of the issue is a possibly faulty power steering component that could experience "excessive corrosion."

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20 new Tesla Semi electric trucks joining FedEx fleet

20 new Tesla Semi electric trucks joining FedEx fleet

FedEx will add twenty Tesla Semi trucks to its fleet, with the delivery firm planning to trial the all-electric big rigs into its FedEx Freight division. The trucks, which were announced last year by the California electric car company, are expected to go into production in 2019.

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Elon Musk removes Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages in protest

Elon Musk removes Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages in protest

Elon Musk has apparently deleted the SpaceX Facebook page, in what appears to be a move of privacy solidarity after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The outspoken CEO was challenged to remove the social network page on Twitter, though commented that he has "literally never seen it even once."

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Siri can now control your Tesla Model 3

Siri can now control your Tesla Model 3

AI assistants can do a lot for us these days, from telling you jokes to warming up your home just the way you want it. How about opening your car? If you have a Tesla Model S or Model X, that has been on the table since November last year. But what if all that you have is the more budget-friendly Model 3? If you update your Tesla iOS app to the latest version, you will. Now you can finally tell Siri to unlock your Tesla Model 3. Hopefully, it’s really you telling it to do so.

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Tesla’s Superchargers just got more expensive

Tesla’s Superchargers just got more expensive

Tesla has quietly increased the cost of using its Superchargers, with rates as much as doubling depending on state. The electric car manufacturer's charger network is undoubtedly one of its key differentiators versus rival EV-makers; however, it also leaves Tesla at the mercy of local energy prices.

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