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Model Y is revealed - but what will Tesla do next?

15 March 2019

Following the presentation of the long-awaited Model Y, now is the perfect time to have a look at what Tesla Incorporated might be planning next.


ANALYSIS - Tesla future models

12 February 2018

Tesla surprised analysts with its latest financials. Cash burn in the fourth quarter wasn't as bad as many had expected, even though the firm announced its worst quarterly figures yet, with a US$657m loss. Will the company eventually succeed in its mission to make substantial profits from electric cars?


Hands-On Tech - Tesla Model S

29 November 2017

Welcome to the second feature in our newest reporting series*. Our Hands-On Tech - HOT - Reports take you through the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail and look to benchmark the connectivity functionality based on various test criteria. This month we take a closer look at the groundbreaking system in the Tesla Model S. As the only manufacturer offering over-the-air (OTA) updates to each one of its vehicles, regardless of the date of purchase, Tesla’s unique approach in the world of connected vehicle technologies sets it apart from the rest.


Manufacturers energise the solar car roof market

19 July 2017

Despite the fascination for clean tech, commercialising solar roofs have been weighed down by the extra cost and complexity. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, we take a look at who is doing what to energise the solar roof market.

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Tesla hits record but Q3 output, but concerns remain

9 October 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told investors he expects the company produce between 360,000 and 400,000 vehicles in 2019 and has posted record Q3 volumes, as widely predicted.


Tesla 3 makes NZ top three as well

4 October 2019

Sales of rental vehicles and EVs pushed New Zealand new vehicle sales to a September record of 14,525 units, up 4.2% year on year.


Tesla updates progress on Shanghai factory

27 September 2019

US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla this week updated the progress of its new car plant currently under construction in Shanghai which will be the company's first overseas full production plant [the Netherlands factory which completes cars for Europe is only a final assembly operation].


IIHS rates Tesla Model 3 a 'top safety pick'

20 September 2019

Tesla has picked up its first award from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), as the 2019 Model 3, its most expensive sedan, achieved a 'Top Safety Pick+' rating.


Tesla might retrofit full self drive chips

15 July 2019

Tesla which launched 'fully self-driving' computers last April and has already installed them in recently built  Model S, X, and 3 vehicles, reportedly might start retrofitting the chips into older cars.


Tesla tops record March Europe electric car sales

1 May 2019

Total new car registrations in the 27 key Europe markets fell 3.6% year on year in March - the seventh consecutive monthly drop. Diesel cars counted for 31% of total registrations, the lowest monthly share since September 2000, but the newly launched Tesla Model 3 was the top market share winner.


Tesla hopes for 2,000 Chinese made cars a week by year's end

26 April 2019

Tesla production in China could reach 2,000 vehicles a week by the end of the year, CEO Elon Musk has said.


Tesla reintroduces cheaper Model S and X

24 April 2019

Tesla will bring back lower-priced versions of its Model S and X and upgrade its vehicles to improve range and recharging speed.


Tesla shares fall as Q1 sales plunge

4 April 2019

Tesla shares fell after a record decline in deliveries during the first quarter as concern arose demand for the Model 3 sedan on sale for less than two years may be falling.


just-auto Plus only NHTSA and IIHS reports on AEB equipped by automakers

14 March 2019

Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between 1 September 2017, and 31 August 2018, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for...


Tesla to complete Shanghai plant in May

8 March 2019

Construction of Tesla's new Gigafactory vehicle production plant in Shanghai is expected to be completed by May 2019 with commercial production slated for the end of this year.


Tesla Model Y factory location uncertain - report

7 March 2019

Tesla executives still have not decided where to manufacture the company's forthcoming crossover SUV, the Model Y, according six current and former employees who spoke to cnbc.com.


Tesla hits China Model 3 imports barrier - reports

5 March 2019

China suspended customs clearance for the Tesla Model 3, citing various irregularities, including improper labeling of the vehicles, financial publication Caixin reported, according to Reuters.


Tesla in profit again

31 January 2019

Tesla reported its second consecutive quarterly profit last night (30 January) and better than expected sales but its fourth quarter earnings fell short of analysts' expectations and sent its shares down after the markets closed.


Tesla axing 3,000 workers as cars too expensive

18 January 2019

Tesla CEO Musk has told employees the company will cut about 7% of its workers as its cars are too expensive.


Tesla after bids as China Gigafactory build starts

7 December 2018

Tesla has opened a tender process to build its Shanghai Gigafactory and at least one contractor has started buying materials, according to sources and documents reviewed by the Reuters news agency which said this was the clearest indication that construction was imminent.


Trump talks with China give automakers hope

3 December 2018

The US and China reportedly called a truce in their trade war on Saturday after President Trump agreed to hold off on new tariffs and President Xi Jinping pledged to increase Chinese purchases of American products.


Tesla slashes prices in China as sales tumble

26 November 2018

Tesla last week announced price cuts of up to 26% on its vehicles in China to help underpin its sales in the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) market, according to Chinese media.


Tesla targets initial output of 3,000 Model 3s per week in Shanghai

5 November 2018

Tesla said in a regulatory filing it had set a production target of 3,000 Model 3 sedans per week in the early stages of operation at its planned factory in China, according to local reports.


Tesla Q3 profit beats analysts' forecast

25 October 2018

Tesla has reported a surprise profit for the third quarter, fulfilling CEO Elon Musk's promise the company would start booking profits in the second half of 2018.


Tesla buys land for Shanghai factory

18 October 2018

Tesla has moved a step closer to manufacturing cars in China after agreeing to purchase a plot of land in the Shanghai area, according to local sources.


Cadillac's Super Cruise rated ahead of Tesla's Autopilot

4 October 2018

A new report said General Motors had developed the best system automatic driving system that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel for short periods of time.


Musk mulls Tesla colour choice reduction

11 September 2018

Tesla may reduce paint colour choices for its cars to streamline production, chief executive officer Elon Musk reportedly tweeted as the automaker tries to boost production.


German Tesla challenge starts in Stockholm

3 September 2018

Mercedes' launch of the EQC electric SUV tomorrow (4 September) marks the start of European return fire against Tesla in the luxury electric segment.


Tesla to fund Chinese plant through local loans

3 August 2018

Tesla plans to fund a new wholly-owned production plant in Shanghai by borrowing from local banks in China, the company said in its quarterly statement.


Tesla makes 200,000 US sales, incentives to fall

12 July 2018

Tesla has delivered 200,000 electric cars in the US, triggering lower tax credits for future buyers.


Tesla in mobile service van dispute with Norway

9 July 2018

Tesla is in dispute with the normally electric car-friendly Norwegian government over setting up a mobile service van operation.


Tesla hikes China prices

9 July 2018

Tesla raised prices on its Model X and S cars by over US$20,000 in China, according to media reports.


just-auto Plus only Tesla announces senior management appointments

1 June 2018

Tesla announced senior leadership appointments in US, Europe and China. Sanjay Shah is joining as senior vice president of energy operations, responsible for worldwide deployment and operations of Tesla’s energy products, including Solar, Powerwall and...


Tesla lowers China prices after tariff cut announcement

23 May 2018

Tesla was reported to have slashed up to US$14,000 off its Model X in China after Beijing announced major tariff cuts for imported cars.

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Tesla hits record but Q3 output, but concerns remain

9 October 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told investors he expects the company produce between 360,000 and 400,000...


Tesla 3 makes NZ top three as well

4 October 2019

Sales of rental vehicles and EVs pushed New Zealand new vehicle sales to a September record of 14...


Tesla updates progress on Shanghai factory

27 September 2019

US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla this week updated the progress of its new car plant curren...


IIHS rates Tesla Model 3 a 'top safety pick'

20 September 2019

Tesla has picked up its first award from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), as...


Tesla might retrofit full self drive chips

15 July 2019

Tesla which launched 'fully self-driving' computers last April and has already installed...


Tesla tops record March Europe electric car sales

1 May 2019

Total new car registrations in the 27 key Europe markets fell 3.6% year on year in March - the se...



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