Tesla ‘whistleblower’ files tip with the SEC (TSLA)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Former Tesla employee Martin Tripp has filed a whistleblower tip with the Securities and Exchange Commission in which he alleges the company lied about Model 3 production numbers and put unsafe batteries in its cars, The Washington Post reports. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the company […]

Elon Musk says Tesla bears like Goldman Sachs are in for a ‘rude awakening’ (TSLA)

Joe Skipper/Reuters Goldman Sachs raised its Model 3 production estimates on Monday, but the bank is still incredibly bearish on Tesla. CEO Elon Musk sent a news article about the analyst note to the entire company. “They are in for a rude awakening :),” he said in an email reported by Bloomberg. Follow Tesla’s stock […]

Elon Musk said a Tesla employee engaged in sabotage against the company: Report (TSLA)

Tesla Tesla CEO Elon Musk said a Tesla employee has engaged in sabotage against the company, CNBC reports. Musk reportedly said the employee had changed parts of the company’s manufacturing operating system code and sent “highly sensitive” company data to outside parties. Musk reportedly said the saboteur’s actions were motivated by his desire for a […]

Tesla surges after Elon Musk says the first ‘full self-driving features’ are coming in August (TSLA)

YouTube / SpaceX Tesla‘s version 9 software should arrive in August, CEO Elon Musk said over the weekend. The first update since 2016 “will begin to enable full self-driving feature,” he tweeted. Musk also gave updates on the Roadster’s “SpaceX” package, which will include compressed air “thrusters” Follow Tesla in real-time here.  Tesla surged more […]

Tesla’s Model 3 has earned Consumer Reports’ recommendation after software update promised by Elon Musk improves braking performance (TSLA)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Tesla Model 3 has earned Consumer Reports‘ “Recommended Buy” rating after an over-the-air software update improved the car’s braking performance. Earlier this month, CR revealed that the Model 3 required an abysmal 152 feet to stop from 60 mph. The software update cut that distance by 19 feet.  A wireless update of […]

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, JPM, TSLA, ZTE, DB, XRX)

Reuters/Morris MacMatzen Here is what you need to know.  The US embassy is opening in Jerusalem. Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and other senior White House officials are in Jerusalem for the opening of the new US embassy, which is expected to take place at 4 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET).  The stock market’s biggest bear […]

Tesla needs to pull back on Autopilot before it’s too late (TSLA)

Mark Brake/Getty Tesla has been bickering with the NTSB over an investigation into a fatal crash last month in California. The NTSB says it kicked Tesla off the investigation, but Tesla says it kicked itself off. Meanwhile, Autopilot isn’t keeping pace with other self-driving technologies. The company has far more important matters to focus than […]

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, FB, TSLA, MON, UBS, PVTL)

Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez Here is what you need to know.  Chinese President Xi Jinping moved to ease concerns about global trade. Speaking at the Boao Forum, President Xi said China will protect intellectual property rights of foreign firms, helping to address one of the key concerns the Trump administration pointed to at the start of the latest trade […]

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, TSLA, FB, BLK, DB)

Here is what you need to know.  China is looking into its options for the yuan. Senior Chinese officials are looking into the impact of using the yuan in trade negotiations with the US, in addition to what would happen if the currency was used to offset any losses caused by a trade war, people familiar […]

Tesla has Supercharger stations all over the map, but the largest one sits in the middle of a folksy California town — take a look inside (TSLA)

Bryan Logan/Business Insider Tesla has Supercharger stations all over the map, and in 2018, as thousands of new Tesla owners hit the road in newly minted Tesla Model 3 sedans — the company’s first entry-level electric car — those drivers will be looking for convenient places to plug in their cars. To date, Tesla has […]