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Boring Company runs Tesla Model X in prototype tunnel

The Boring Company tunnels will fit a Tesla Model X electric car. That's the latest bit of news from Elon Musk's underground adventure. The company posted a short video (taken vertically...) of a Model X moving through a tunnel on what appears to be the "skates" that propel the car. It's important that the Model X fits because Tesla and The Boring Company...

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Tesla now building cars in a tent, first AWD performance Model 3 built

After announcing a 9-percent reduction in its full-time workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that the company is now producing vehicles on a new general assembly line housed in a tent. In addition, the first Model 3 all-wheel-drive performance model has rolled off of the new line. Musk said in his tweet that the...

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818C kit car packed with Tesla and Volt components is a drag racer’s dream

The ingenuity of those who want to go fast is something to be admired. Take, for example, one plucky company that combined Factory Five's 818C kit car with powertrain components from both a Tesla Model S and the Chevrolet Volt. The resulting Frankencar is an all-electric beast that's driven to and from the dragstrip, and while it's there it turns 9.5-second...

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Tesla cutting costs by eliminating 9 percent of workforce

On Tuesday CEO Elon Musk announced the automaker is reducing its workforce by 9 percent in an effort to cut costs and become profitable. While Musk didn't mention how many employees specifically will be let go, Tesla's annual filing from December 2017 showed it had 37,543 full-time employees. Rough math indicates that around 3,400 employees will be looking...

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Investigators say Tesla Autopilot sped up before fatal Model X crash

Federal investigators said Thursday that a Tesla Model X traveling on Autopilot in California sped up before crashing into an highway barrier, killing its driver and striking two other cars. A preliminary report was made available by the National Transportation Safety Board detailing the moments before and after the March crash near Mountain View...

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Tesla Model Y teased again, reveal coming March 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday revealed new details about the Model Y electric SUV during the company's annual shareholder meeting. Among the details was a new teaser shot, which follows an initial teaser released by Tesla last June (shown below). The new teaser is once again a shadowy shot devoid of details but it does provide a glimpse of the proportions...

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RemetzCar builds beautiful Tesla Model S shooting brake

A handful of companies have announced plans to turn Tesla's Model S electric sedan into a sexy shooting brake. The first to announce such plans was Dutch firm RemetzCar, and the company has released new information on the project along with photos after completing its first bespoke shooting brake. The car looks quite good and the design has stayed true to...

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RemetzCar’s Tesla Model S shooting brake looks quite good

A handful of companies have announced plans to turn Tesla's Model S electric sedan into a sexy shooting brake. The first to announce such plans was Dutch firm RemetzCar, and the company has released new information on the project along with photos after completing the bespoke shooting brake. Briefly, the car looks quite good and the design has stayed true...

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AWD Tesla Model 3 detailed, Performance model sprints to 60 mph in 3.5 sec

Tesla is finally ready to give the Model 3 show more go. CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter early Sunday morning to announce specs for all-wheel-drive and Performance versions of the Model 3. Musk tweeted that AWD Model 3s will feature a dual-motor setup similar to the Model S. Reportedly, one motor will be optimized for power while the other for range. ALSO...

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