Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster reaches its furthest point from the Sun

Enlarge / A launch-day photo of Starman leaving Earth orbit. (credit: SpaceX) Since its launch on February 6 atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla Roadster and its “passenger” Starman have been moving away from the Sun. Today, according to the Where is Roadster? website, the vehicle has reached its first apogee […]

Tesla replaces Elon Musk as board chair with Telstra CFO Robyn Denholm

As part of his settlement with the SEC over tweets about taking Tesla private, Elon Musk agreed to step down from his post as chairman of the board of directors. Now, while he’s still CEO and retains his seat on the board, Tesla has announced his replacement: Robyn Denholm. Already a Tesla board member, she […]

Side-stepping Tariffs: Tesla Sets Chinese Target of 3,000 Model 3s Per Week

Due to China’s increased tariffs on U.S.-manufactured vehicles, Tesla’s sales have taken a moderate beating there. Like any automaker hoping to move metal within the region, it wants a solution and seems to have come up with one. While there appears to be little hope of the brand’s larger vehicles circumventing the nation’s 40 percent […]

Musk: new Tesla summon feature will “follow you like a pet”

Enlarge / Elon Musk in Adelaide, Australia in 2017. (credit: Mark Brake/Getty Images) Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Wednesday night to tout Tesla’s forthcoming “advanced summon” feature, which he says is due out in about six weeks. “Car will drive to your phone location & follow you like a pet if you hold […]

Tesla rolls out Navigate on Autopilot

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Green,Tesla,Technology,Autonomous,Luxury,Performance The car will change lanes and take off-ramps if it’s OK’d by the driver. Continue reading Tesla rolls out Navigate on Autopilot Tesla rolls out Navigate on Autopilot originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 27 Oct 2018 14:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. […]

FBI Now Probing Lofty Tesla Production Promises

Given that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account now has third-party oversight, it’s unlikely we’ll see angry missives about the Fun-Busting Interrogators this weekend. However, that won’t stop the FBI from probing Musk’s past production promises for the Model 3 sedan. As part of an ongoing Department of Justice investigation that kicked off after Musk’s […]

FBI investigating whether Tesla misstated Model 3 production numbers

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Tesla,Sedan,Electric ‘Tesla’s philosophy has always been to set truthful targets’ Continue reading FBI investigating whether Tesla misstated Model 3 production numbers FBI investigating whether Tesla misstated Model 3 production numbers originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 16:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of […]

Report: Tesla faces “deepening criminal investigation” into Model 3 production

Enlarge (credit: Troy Harvey/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Tesla is reportedly undergoing a “deepening criminal investigation” by the FBI into whether the company misled investors with respect to production of Model 3 vehicles, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper cited “people familiar with the matter,” who said that federal prosecutors based in San Francisco have […]