If you did not order your Tesla Model 3, it might feel like you are the only one. In just the first weekend, Tesla got 276,000 orders. That is a pretty astounding number. It is even more impressive when you consider that the cars will not be delivered until late 2017, at the earliest. The number so overwhelmed Tesla that CEO Elon Musk (@elonmusk) said that Tesla might need to build a second factory.That is so many orders that not everyone will even get the $7,500 U.S. electric car tax credit which phases out at 200,000 sales.That is so many orders, that it would put the Model 3 in the top 10 sales for 2015 – with all those sales coming in one weekend.At $1,000 deposit per order, that is a nice bit of capital investment as well. Not to mention the potential eventual booking of close to $10 Billion (yes, with a “B”) in sales based on an average sales price of $35,000 for every Model S. That is the very definition of a game changer for Tesla (unless of … [Read more...] about Did You Order Your Tesla Model 3?
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Peter Holley, The Washington Post Published 4:14 pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into a crash involving a Tesla Model S that was reportedly in autopilot mode when the accident occurred, according to the agency. The crash last week in South Jordan, Utah - 20 miles south of Salt Lake City - occurred when the Tesla, traveling about 60 miles per hour, rear-ended a truck stopped at a red light. The driver, who sustained a broken right ankle, told police that her car was in autopilot mode and failed to brake before the violent impact decimated its front end. The crash is the third accident in recent months that has occurred when a Tesla was in the semiautonomous driving mode. Local police told CNBC that NHTSA representatives had already arrived at the scene of the accident. "Consistent with NHTSA's oversight and authority over the safety of all motor vehicles and equipment, the agency has launched its … [Read more...] about Federal investigators are looking into Tesla’s latest autopilot crash in Utah
A Tesla caught fire Tuesday in a business parking lot in Los Gatos, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department. The silver Tesla Model S caught fire a little after 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Los Gatos Tire and Auto Repair at University Avenue and Industrial Way, fire officials said. Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was not involved in a collision nor was their work being done on it, fire officials said. Firefighters investigate a vehicle fire involving a Tesla Tuesday in Los Gatos. (Dec. 18, 2018) Photo credit: NBC Bay Area An employee of the tire shop said the vehicle was brought in on a tow truck, and he noticed a hissing sound coming from it, then within minutes, the vehicle was on fire. Fire crews responded and extinguished the blaze, but the batteries continued to burn long after the larger flames were put out, fire officials said. Crews remained at the scene to keep the batteries cool … [Read more...] about Tesla Model S Catches Fire in Calif.: Officials
Faiz Siddiqui, The Washington Post Published 6:16 pm PDT, Friday, September 27, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO - A judge ruled Friday that Tesla and its chief executive, Elon Musk, broke federal labor law by targeting union activity, the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the electronic vehicle company. The violations included a 2018 tweet from Musk's personal account that said nothing was stopping employees from voting, "but why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare." Tesla also introduced rules requiring permission for the distribution of union pamphlets and other materials in addition to threatening the loss of stock options if unionization occurred. The company also told employees that it would be "futile" to unionize because they would lack a voice, according to the ruling. Those constituted "unfair labor practices" under the National Labor Relations Act, … [Read more...] about Tesla and CEO Elon Musk violated federal labor law, judge rules
A vigil was held Wednesday night for the two South Florida teens killed after a Tesla Model S crashed and caught fire, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department said. FLPD said the single-car crash that happened around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday killed two 18-year-old males. Another 18-year-old male, who was in the back seat, was ejected from the vehicle and transported to the hospital. Police identified the driver who died as Barrett Riley and the passenger who died as Edgar Monserratt Martinez. The passenger who was ejected was identified as Alexander Berry. Riley and Martinez attended Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale. The school is providing grief counselors to students Wednesday. NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia reports on the death of two teens who were driving a Tesla. Another teen was injured. (Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018) "These two members of our senior class should be finishing their AP exams and celebrating things like the prom and their upcoming graduation. Instead, we are … [Read more...] about ‘Pray for the Families’: Vigil Held for Teens Killed in Fort Lauderdale Tesla Crash