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26 August 2016
Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news again this week, neither for entirely good reasons. Let's start with VW and its supplier row.
16 August 2016
Just what would a Tesla electric freight truck look like? It’s a question that many in the auto industry have been asking after the latest visionary bulletin (Master Plan, Part Deux) from Tesla founder and talisman Elon Musk.
5 August 2016
August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer – well OK – it's warmish – industry tends to take a well-earned break and recharge the batteries ready for an autumn which will rapidly see the Paris Motor Show loom large.
5 April 2016
Tesla unveiled its Model 3 last week and it’s already clear that the model is going to be of great significance to both Tesla Motors and the future of the burgeoning electric vehicle segment.
18 September 2014
Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.
31 July 2014
With a background in IT and start-ups, Georg Ell isn't your typical car company boss. But he seems a perfect fit in his role as UK and Ireland country manager for Tesla Motors.
30 June 2014
Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to James Zizelman, engineering director gasoline powertrain, Delphi about fuel injection systems and briefly with Andrew Lasley, director electronic controls advanced engineering, Delphi about electric vehicles.
7 October 2013
Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global players in the occupant restraints market, Matthew Beecham talked with Claus Rudolf, Vice President of Global Engineering at Takata Corp. Headquartered Tokyo, Japan, Takata's products are primarily sold in Japan, the Americas, Europe and Asia.
23 February 2017
Tesla on 22 February 2017 announced that CFO Jason Wheeler has decided to leave the company in April to pursue opportunities in public policy. Jason will be replaced by Deepak Ahuja, who was Tesla’s first CFO and worked for the company for more than...
13 February 2017
Tesla has started selling its luxury electric cars in Dubai, its first venture into the Middle East, a media report said.
1 February 2017
Two all-electric vehicles fall short of meeting the Institute's awards criteria, but consumers who want to minimise gas consumption while also prioritising safety can choose from two plug-in hybrids that earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award. The two...
20 January 2017
US investigators have cleared a 2015 Tesla Model S which collided with a tractor trailer crossing an uncontrolled intersection in Florida, resulting in the death of the driver. The decision resulted on Consumer Watchdog accusing regulators of falling for Tesla "propaganda".
19 January 2017
Panasonic reportedly wants to extend its partnership with Tesla Motors beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese supplier focuses more on the automotive business.
12 January 2017
We would like to welcome Chris Lattner, who will join Tesla as our vice president of Autopilot Software. Chris’s reputation for engineering excellence is well known. He comes to Tesla after 11 years at Apple where he was primarily responsible for...
11 January 2017
Aiming to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler plan to build about 400 next-generation charging stations in Europe that can recharge an electric car in minutes instead of hours.
4 January 2017
Tesla produced 24,882 vehicles in Q4, resulting in total 2016 production of 83,922 vehicles. This was an increase of 64% from 2015. Tesla delivered approximately 22,200 vehicles in Q4, of which 12,700 were Model S and 9,500 were Model X. When added to the...
8 November 2016
Tesla Motors, which plans to be building half a million electric vehicles a year at its only production plant, has bought Grohmann Engineering. Much of the reason for buying the firm is to tap its expertise in robotics for the production of cars and battery packs at Tesla's existing and future factories.
7 November 2016
Tesla is to limit free supercharging for all cars ordered after 1 January, 2017.
24 October 2016
Panasonic and Tesla Motor are broadening their battery partnership to include the manufacture and marketing of storage batteries for homes. They will be built at the Gigafactory and boost that plant's capacity utilisation.
20 October 2016
Tesla announced all vehicles it builds from now on – including the upcoming Model 3 – would have the hardware "needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver" thanks to a variety of upgrades.
4 October 2016
Quarterly sales and production data issued by Tesla Motors shows that the premium electric car maker is continuing to ramp up deliveries and production as it adds more output of its Model X in its mix.
3 October 2016
Tesla delivered approximately 24,500 vehicles in Q3, of which 15,800 were Model S and 8,700 were Model X. This was an increase of just over 70% from last quarter's deliveries of 14,402. Our Q3 delivery count should be viewed as slightly conservative, as we...
26 September 2016
On 23 September 2016, Tesla announced Eric Branderiz will join the company on Monday, 24 October 2016, as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Eric brings accounting and solar expertise to Tesla after six years at SunPower...
23 September 2016
Tesla Motors reportedly has sued Michigan governor Rick Snyder and other state officials in federal court over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers.
21 September 2016
Chinese hackers who took over some control of a Tesla car from 12 miles (20km) away notified the automaker and the vulnerability was fixed quickly with an over the air upgrade. The hackers will be rewarded under Tesla's 'bug bounty program'.
19 September 2016
Mobileye has said allegations recently attributed to a Tesla spokesperson regarding Mobileye’s position in respect of Tesla internal computer vision efforts are incorrect and can be refuted by the facts.
15 September 2016
The new revelation of a second fatal Tesla crash while the vehicle was likely on autopilot shows the company cannot be trusted to deal with deadly failures in its vehicles and underscores the need for enforceable federal safety standards covering autonomous vehicle technology, the US group Consumer Watchdog said.
12 September 2016
Tesla said at the weekend there are dozens of small refinements to version 8 of its software but the most significant upgrade to Autopilot will be the use of more advanced signal processing to create a picture of the world using the onboard radar. The radar was added to all Tesla vehicles in October 2014 as part of the Autopilot hardware but was only meant to be a supplementary sensor to the primary camera and image processing system.
24 August 2016
Tesla has revised the Model S and added a larger battery pack which gives the car jaw-dropping acceleration and a longer range on full charge.
23 August 2016
Tesla Motors has opened an official website and started accepting pre-orders in South Korea for its three models, a local report said.
15 August 2016
Tesla reportedly has removed the word 'autopilot' and a Chinese term for 'self-driving' from its China website after a driver in Beijing who crashed in 'autopilot' mode complained that the car maker overplayed the function's capability and misled buyers.
4 August 2016
Tesla has recorded a US$292m loss for the second quarter, while the automaker also delivered fewer cars in Q2 than originally planned as a result of what is says is the company's steep production ramp.
1 August 2016
Tesla says it has reached agreement to purchase SolarCity for US$2.6bn to create what it maintains is the world's only vertically integrated sustainable energy company.
27 July 2016
Tesla is reportedly dropping Mobileye, a supplier to its Autopilot partial self-driving system, in the wake of an accident that killed a Tesla driver in May.
21 July 2016
Tesla chief Elon Musk's just-announced Master Plan, Part Deux, announced in the US last night (20 July) has attracted a mixed reaction from some US auto industry analysts.
20 July 2016
This week's internet address change from teslamotors.com to tesla.com is leading to speculation about what the EV specialist might be planning for its future direction.
12 July 2016
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent Tesla Motors a detailed list of questions regarding its Autopilot feature and a 7 May fatal crash in Florida in which the system was in use, it was reported on Tuesday.
7 July 2016
Tesla has said it produced some 18,345 vehicles in the second quarter, an increase of 20% from Q1, and exited the quarter consistently producing just under 2,000 vehicles per week. The company is ramping up rapidly after production delays to its Model X.
Tesla Motors, Inc. news
23 February 2017
Tesla on 22 February 2017 announced that CFO Jason Wheeler has decided to leave the company in Ap...
13 February 2017
Tesla has started selling its luxury electric cars in Dubai, its first venture into the Middle Ea...
1 February 2017
Two all-electric vehicles fall short of meeting the Institute's awards criteria, but consumer...
20 January 2017
US investigators have cleared a 2015 Tesla Model S which collided with a tractor trailer crossing...
19 January 2017
Panasonic reportedly wants to extend its partnership with Tesla Motors beyond batteries and into...
12 January 2017
We would like to welcome Chris Lattner, who will join Tesla as our vice president of Autopilot So...