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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 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.


Consumer groups ask US agency to probe Tesla Autopilot ads

23 May 2018

Two US consumer advocacy groups urged the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to investigate what they called Tesla's "deceptive and misleading" use of the name Autopilot for its assisted-driving technology, a news agency reported.


Tesla still has $35,000 Model 3 on hold - report

23 May 2018

Tesla is adding two top specification versions of the Model 3, suggesting those waiting for a 'base' version may be kept waiting for some time.


Tesla's Musk admits Model 3 brake problem

22 May 2018

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has admitted there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it could be fixed with a firmware update that the electric car maker will be rolling out in a few days.


Tesla reports record net loss

3 May 2018

Tesla boosted first quarter 2018 automotive revenue to US$2,735,317,000 from $2,702,195 in Q1 2017.


Passenger seat Tesla Autopilot 'driver' fined and loses licence

30 April 2018

A British man who switched on his Tesla's Autopilot before moving to the passenger seat while travelling along a motorway has been banned from driving for 18 months.


Tesla aims for high output after shutdown

18 April 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told employees - who must take leave or do other work in and around the plants, if available - the reason for the Model 3 production shutdown in Fremont and Gigafactory 1 is to prepare to increase production, a media report said.


Tesla under fire after latest crash statement

12 April 2018

Tesla is in hot water again over Autopilot-related crashes.


NTSB and Tesla chiefs discuss latest crash - report

10 April 2018

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk reportedly had a "constructive conversation" on the agency's investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle that was operating in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode.


Tesla nixes capital need as Model 3 output rises

3 April 2018

Tesla has quashed any speculation it might need to raise more capital this year on Tuesday, as its shares rose after it announced it built 2,020 of its cheaper Model 3 sedans in the last seven days of March.


Germany again subsidising Tesla buys

29 March 2018

German Tesla buyers reportedly can again apply for subsidies after a government agency has ended its dispute over whether its Model S was too expensive to qualify for the incentives scheme.


Another fatal crash prompts Tesla shares sell off

28 March 2018

Announcement of a federal investigation into a fatal crash and vehicle fire prompted a big sell off of Tesla stock and a plunge in the share price, a media report said.


PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis - report

12 December 2017

PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions, a company executive told Reuters.


Tesla opens second large charging station in China

24 November 2017

Tesla has opened its second large charging station in China in the Fengtai district of Beijing.


Tesla's Semi concept draws focus on electric trucks

20 November 2017

Following last week's announcement of a Tesla electric truck with first deliveries in 2019, just-auto's QUBE research database has updated its section covering such vehicles. We note that, while the rise of electric passenger vehicles is firmly established, it's taken longer for electric trucks and commercial vehicles to appear in the mainstream automotive industry. The drive towards electrified powertrains stems from the worldwide effort to lower emissions, significantly hastened by toughened legislation in the wake of the Dieselgate emissions fixing scandal. Some European nations are already introducing bans on the future sale of non-electrified vehicles, so the inevitable turn toward electric power is a considerable concern for vehicle manufacturers.


Tesla teases electric truck ahead of launch event

6 November 2017

Tesla reportedly has issued invitations to a US unveiling of its long awaited electric truck.


NTSB rules on Tesla crash cause

13 September 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board reported a truck driver's failure to yield the right of way and a car driver's inattention due to over reliance on vehicle automation are the probable cause of the fatal 7 May, 2016, Tesla crash near Williston, Florida.


Lobby group slams Tesla after NTSB crash report

13 September 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board's finding that Tesla's Autopilot shares the blame for a fatal crash with a truck in Florida last year underscores the need for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards covering automated driver assistance technologies, US lobby group Consumer Watchdog said.


Tesla extends Florida cars range with OTA update

11 September 2017

Tesla granted Florida owners extended range capabilities thanks to an over the air update in advance of Hurricane Irma's arrival, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Tesla appoints two new directors to its board

18 August 2017

Tesla welcomes Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), and James Murdoch, chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox (21CF), to its board of directors. In addition to her role as chairman and CEO of JPC...


just-auto Plus only Tesla appoints independent directors to its board

18 July 2017

We would like to welcome Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), and James Murdoch, chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox (21CF), to Tesla’s board of directors. In addition to her role as...

Tesla Motors news

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...


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 allo...


Musk mulls Tesla colour choice reduction

11 September 2018

Tesla may reduce paint colour choices for its cars to streamline production, chief executive offi...


German Tesla challenge starts in Stockholm

3 September 2018

Mercedes' launch of the EQC electric SUV tomorrow (4 September) marks the start of European r...


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...


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 buye...



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