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Could Tesla add rockets to reborn Roadster, make it fly?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised everyone last week by unveiling the new 2020 Roadster after the debut of the upcoming semi truck. Now he wants to make it fly, literally. The performance specs for the Roadster were nearly unbelievable as they appeared on the screen behind Musk, but then he said something even more insane: these specifications were for the base...

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Did Tesla just tease its pickup truck?

It appears Tesla may have given us an early look at its pickup truck coinciding with the reveals of its new Semi and Roadster models last Thursday. A pair of sketches were posted to Tesla's Twitter feed moments before the Semi was revealed. Although they're labeled as "early sketches" for the Semi, they actually depict a pickup...

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Witness as the 2020 Tesla Roadster goes plaid

Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised the automotive world by announcing the 2020 Tesla Roadster. The company offered those who put down a tidy $5,000 reservation fee on the spot a test ride in the future electric sports car. DragTimes founder and CEO Brooks Weisblat was among what appeared to be hundreds of people who put down a reservation at the...

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Tesla Roadster returns, promises 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, $200,000 price tag

Tesla did its best Steve Jobs impersonation at its semi truck press conference on Thursday evening as it showed "one more thing" after the unveiling theoretically ended: the next Roadster. CEO Elon Musk told the crowd that everyone keeps asking when Tesla will build the next Roadster, "and we are now." With 7,375 pound-feet of torque courtesy of the three...

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Elon Musk meets Turkish President to discuss SpaceX, Tesla

Elon Musk met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday to discuss ways in which Tesla and SpaceX, both run by Musk, could aid Turkey in some ambitious projects the country is undertaking. Erdogan, who last year sought to punish a German comedian for making fun of him, met with Musk at a presidential palace complex in the capital Ankara...

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Tesla built just 260 Model 3 sedans in Q3 while losing $619M

It appears Tesla CEO Elon Musk wasn't lying when he said in October the company was in "production hell" due to problems concerning production of the Model 3 sedan. The company on Wednesday announced its results for the quarter ending September 30 and some of the numbers released are worrying, to say the least. The big one is the loss of...

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Report: Tesla receives approval for Chinese plant

Tesla has been hinting at a Chinese plant since 2014 and now it appears the company has finally received approval for one. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal on Sunday reported that Tesla has reached an agreement with officials in Shanghai to construct a plant in the city's free-trade zone without partnering with a local...

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Elon Musk is "full of crap" with self-driving car promises, says GM exec

Automakers and technology companies from around the world continue to press forward with their autonomous-driving technologies, but a handful remain standouts. Arguably, Tesla arrived on the scene first with its Autopilot system. However, despite its name, the technology is far from capable of actually driving the car itself. By 2019, Tesla CEO Elon Musk...

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FCA CEO Marchionne says Tesla, electric cars not viable

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE: FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne hasn't exactly been an ally to electric cars. This is the same executive who urged consumers to not buy the Fiat 500e electric car since FCA lost thousands of dollars with each one sold. Marchionne once again cast doubt on the viability of electric vehicles as a whole and said there isn't a...

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