Government “Flabbergasted” After Elon Musk’s Most Bizarre Claim Yet

Government “Flabbergasted” After Elon Musk’s Most Bizarre Claim Yet:

Musk:  “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.”NYC:  “This is news to City Hall.”

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Tesla Stock Slips After German Watchdog Warns Self-Driving Cars Unsafe

Tesla Stock Slips After German Watchdog Warns Self-Driving Cars Unsafe:

Tesla stock price is extending its declines from yesterday’s tumble after reports that Tesla’s first generation self-driving cars may not be safe on public roads, the German central vehicle inspection agency said, according to a report in Handelsblatt.

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It’s Confirmed: Without Government Subsidies, Tesla Sales Implode

It’s Confirmed: Without Government Subsidies, Tesla Sales Implode:

In 2015 Tesla sold a total of 2,738 cars in Denmark. In 2016 – when Denmark phased out subsidies for electric vehicles – the number crashed by 94% to just 176 units.

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Female Engineer Sues Tesla For Sexual Harassment

Female Engineer Sues Tesla For Sexual Harassment:

A female engineer at Tesla has accused Elon Musk’s car company of ignoring her complaints of “pervasive harassment”, paying her a lower salary than men doing the same work, promoting less qualified men over her and retaliating against her for raising concerns.

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Caught On Tape: Hackers Take Control Of A Moving Tesla From Miles Away

Caught On Tape: Hackers Take Control Of A Moving Tesla From Miles Away:

The first video evidence emerges of hackers taking remote control of Tesla Model S vehicles and controlling everything from internal displays to slamming on the brakes while in motion. 

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Dutch Tesla Model S Driver Dies After Hitting Tree, Battery Catches Fire

Dutch Tesla Model S Driver Dies After Hitting Tree, Battery Catches Fire:

Less than a month after the latest incident involving a Tesla, when a Model S spontaneously burst into flames in France during a European “electric road trip”, early this morning in Baarn in the Netherlands, a 53-year old Tesla Model S driver tragically died in a crash Electrek reports. His Model S left the road and hit a tree at high speed. The vehicle caught on fire and the driver was reportedly dead by the time the firefighters were on the scene.

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Tesla Spontaneously Catches Fire, Burns Down During Test Drive In France

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Tesla Spontaneously Catches Fire, Burns Down During Test Drive In France:

After Tesla’s latest problem involving a Model S crash in Beijing while in autopilot mode (which has since prompted the carmaker drop remove “autopilot” from its Chinese website), Elon Musk may have to return to a more familiar problem plaguing his vehicles: spontaneous combustion.

According to Electrek, as part of its ‘Electric Road Trip’ tour for the summer, Tesla stopped in Biarritz, France to promote Model S and Model X over the weekend. During a test drive in a Model S 90D, the vehicle suddenly sent a visual alert on the dashboard stating that there was a problem with “charging”. The Tesla employee giving the test drive made the driver park the car on the side of the road and all three (the driver, the Tesla employee and another passenger) exited the vehicle.

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In First Autopilot Crash In China, Tesla Model S Driver Crashes In Beijing With Autopilot Engaged

In First Autopilot Crash In China, Tesla Model S Driver Crashes In Beijing With Autopilot Engaged:

Just two months after Elon Musk was engaged in major damage control over a scandal involving a Tesla Model S which crashed while in self-driving mode, killing its driver, China Daily reports that a Tesla Model S crashed in Beijing on August 2, while the car had its autopilot on and the driver had both hands off the steering wheel. This is the first autopilot crash in China, in which luckily nobody was killed or injured.

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Tesla Misses, Burns Nearly Half A Billion, Warns It Has Hit Bank “Funding Limit”: Stock Rises

Tesla Misses, Burns Nearly Half A Billion, Warns It Has Hit Bank “Funding Limit”: Stock Rises:

Following several repeat, and loud, warnings that sales are slowing down, moments ago Elon Musk did not disappoint and reported results that missed substantially on both the top and the bottom line, with non-GAAP EPS of (1.02) nearly twice as bad as what consensus expected, while reporting nearly half a billion in organic cash burn, while warning that “we have reached our funding limit with a banking partner”

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See Motorists Play, Read and Relax In Self-Driving Cars As Second Tesla Crashes (Video)

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From playing patty cake to taking part in arm wrestling matches, these motorists appear to be concentrating on anything but the road. The startling videos posted to YouTube show people lounging around while their self-driving cars do all the work. A second serious crash involved a Tesla on autopilot has also been reported. Police in Pennsylvania say the motorist smashed into a guardrail and a concrete median before his car rolled onto its roof on July 1.

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Driver In Fatal Self-Driving Tesla Crash Had Recently Posted Video Praising Car’s Autopilot

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In an image from an online video posted by Brown driving his Tesla Model S.

Driver In Fatal Self-Driving Tesla Crash Had Recently Posted Video Praising Car’s Autopilot:

Call it a case of tragic irony.

Earlier today, Tesla reported (with a one day delay so that perhaps its stock wouldn’t get clobbered ahead of quarter end rebalancing) that a 40-year-old Ohio man, named Joshua Brown, was killed when his 2015 Model S drove under the trailer of an 18-wheeler on a highway near Williston, Florida, sending Tesla stock lower nearly 3%.

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Tesla signs $9 billion agreement to build factory in China, report says

Tesla signs $9 billion agreement to build factory in China, report says:

Tesla Motors has reportedly signed a non-binding agreement with Chinese government-owned company Jinqiao Group to construct a Tesla production plant in the city of Shanghai.

All told, the investment could cost $9 billion, a person close to the matter told Bloomberg.

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