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  • First Jaguar I-Pace U.S. retail delivery  -  October, 2018

    Jaguar confirmed its first retail delivery of the I-Pace electric crossover Monday, a few weeks ahead of the company’s early November target for retail sales. The I-Pace isn’t late, but a vehicle like it has been a long time coming. It’s the first of what we can rightfully call a rival to the Tesla Model S fastback sedan and Model X crossover, more than six years since deliveries of the Tesla Model S began, and about three years since an overdue Model X, Falcon-wing doors and all, reached first customers. Along with the first sale, Jaguar finally released an official EPA...

  • Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal
    Who should lead Tesla's board after Musk steps down? Take our Twitter poll

    As Elon Musk prepares to step aside from Tesla's board in an expected settlement with the SEC, speculation has erupted over who might replace him. According to the SEC settlement, the new chairman must be an independent board member—not one tied to Musk. Tesla's board currently has two...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Tesla sets Monday deadline for full tax credit

    Tesla has given buyers a deadline of Monday to order a car if they want the full $7,500 federal tax credit. That's 2-1/2 months before the credit officially expires, but since most Teslas are built to order, the company needs some lead time for orders. A notice on Tesla's website reads: "All orders...

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]
    Nothing comes close to Tesla: 2018 Q3 plug-in sales

    Even with solid increases, other electric-car sales paled in comparison with numbers from Tesla in September and for the third quarter of 2018. The next highest sellers, were the Chevrolet Bolt EV, with 3,949 sales from July to September, and the Nissan Leaf just behind with 3,767 for the quarter...

  • Tesla Version 9 sofwtare in Model 3
    Tesla rolls out new Version 9 software–without full-self-driving features

    Tesla chief executive Elon Musk on Friday announced that the company released its long-awaited Version 9 software update, but without the full-self-driving features that he promised back in June. Instead, the new software now rolling out to all Model 3's, Model S's, and Model X's makes improvements...

  • Consumer Reports tests Tesla Model 3 braking [CREDIT: Consumer Reports]
    Consumer Reports ranks Tesla Autopilot second among self-driving systems

    In the latest ranking of automaker self-driving systems, Tesla's popular Autopilot system ranked second to Cadillac's Super Cruise system. The ratings come from Consumer Reports, which tested the cars on its test track and on local highways, in both lead and following positions. The organization...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3

    Earlier this week we reported the Model 3 is possibly the fifth best-selling car in the U.S., based on Tesla’s update on deliveries. These Model 3 numbers released Tuesday are likely an anomaly; they’re based on a coordinated surge in U.S. deliveries in September. But also to be fair, we missed one other distinction: The Tesla Model 3 was, pending confirmation from a wide range of sources—also in September—the best-selling passenger car from a U.S. automaker. CHECK OUT: Will Tesla Model 3 be most "made in America" car, beating Toyota Camry? The website...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Tesla Model 3 is fifth bestselling car in U.S., production still short of profitability goal

    Tesla announced Tuesday that it delivered 55,843 Model 3s between July and September, confirming reports that the company's mass-market electric is the fifth bestselling car model in the United States. That slightly exceeded the number of Model 3s Tesla said it produced in the third quarter...

  • Elon Musk in his McLaren F1, 1999
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk settles lawsuit with SEC for $40M, will step down as chairman

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Saturday settled a lawsuit with federal regulators alleging that the controversial executive bilked investors and lied when he announced the automaker had "funding secured" to buy back millions in shares to take the company private. The Securities and Exchange Commission...

  • Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal
    Volkswagen electrics, Musk sued, BMW i3 range increase, California incentives: The Week in Reverse

    Which electric car will get access to a fast charger network much like Teslas? What was the result of the SEC's investigation into Tesla chief Elon Musk? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Sept. 28, 2018. Friday, Volkswagen...

  • Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal
    SEC sues Tesla CEO Elon Musk over going-private tweet

    The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla CEO Elon Musk for securities fraud Thursday over his Aug. 7 tweet when he announced he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private. In the complaint, filed in federal court in Manhattan, the SEC said Musk made "'false and misleading public...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla's head of global supply reportedly resigns in continuing exodus from automaker

    Tesla's vice president for supply management has resigned from the electric carmaker, yet another departure of a high-ranking executive from the luxury brand. The departure of Liam O'Connor, Tesla's VP of global supply management, was first reported by Bloomberg, which cited anonymous sources who...

  • Tesla Model 3 NHTSA test

    The 2018 Tesla Model 3 aced its federal crash-test regimen and earned top, five-star scores on all of its sub-tests, safety officials said this week. The Model 3 follows the Model S and Model X, which have both aced the NHTSA's tests. The insurance industry-funded IIHS has only rated the Model S sedan so far, and it earned mostly top "Good" scores on its crash tests, except an "Acceptable" rating for driver's side front small-overlap crash protection. Details of the federal crash tests weren't immediately available Thursday. The Model 3's across-the-board five-star rating is still relatively...

  • Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal
    Report: Justice Department investigating Tesla, Musk over tweets

    The U.S. Department of Justice may be investigating Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk for criminal wrongdoing related to a series of tweets its founder sent this year, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department declined to comment on the report. At issue are a series of tweets...

  • Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure
    Tesla opens its first in-house body shops to reduce repair times

    Facing reports of long wait times at Tesla-authorized collision repair centers, Tesla is bringing collision repairs in-house. The company has been opening in-house body shops at a Tesla service centers in the past month, and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the company plans...

  • Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]
    All-wheel-drive Tesla Model 3 price hiked by $1,000

    As Tesla continues to scramble to make the Model 3 profitable in time to begin making big debt payments in November, the company hiked the price of the all-wheel drive option on the car. According to Tesla's online configurator, the price has increased from $5,000 to $6,000. The change was first...

  • Tesla Model S Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]
    Thief steals Tesla from mall using smartphone

    Cybersecurity is big for cars, and a Tesla proved why last week. The thief used Tesla's smartphone app to open and drive away in a Model S from the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota, according to a Fox News report. The car was stolen from Trevla, a company that rents Teslas at the mall...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Everybody move up: Tesla shuffles executive ranks

    Late Friday evening, Tesla announced an executive reshuffling after a month or more of chaos within the company. The blog posted to the company's website from CEO Elon Musk on Friday announced that the automaker appointed Jerome Guillen president of automotive operations. Guillen, whom Musk says...

  • Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal

    Amid a topsy-turvy month of mostly bad news for Tesla, the company got one major reprieve on Monday. According to a Reuters report, a federal court in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit from shareholders over delays in Model 3 production. The suit against Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, claimed that production forecasts for the Model 3 were inflated and deceptive, leading investors to put money into Tesla based on forecasts that proved unrealistic. DON'T MISS: Tesla's CEO Elon Musk announces company will stay public, abandons private push In throwing out the lawsuit, Federal District Judge...

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013
    Tesla had VW funding lined up to go private, report says

    After Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced earlier this month that he planned to take the company private, investment advisors hooked a big fish to provide the funding, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Monday. In a long report about the Tesla board's deliberations over taking the...

  • Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal
    Tesla's CEO Elon Musk announces company will stay public, abandons private push

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced late Friday via a statement on Tesla's website the automaker would give up plans to take the company private, just 17 days after the embattled executive announced on Twitter he was considering one of the largest leveraged buyouts in corporate history. Staying Public...

  • Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure
    Tesla push for 5,000 Model 3s per week left many unfinished

    At the end of June, Tesla pushed hard to finish 5,000 Model 3s a week. It may have pushed too hard. New internal documents acquired and reported by Business Insider show that of the 5,031 cars produced in the last week of June, 4,300 had some problem that required rework. In auto industry...

  • Tesla factory, Fremont, California
    Lots of Teslas spill all over Northern California

    Watching Tesla—and Teslas—has become practically a spectator sport, especially for those who live near the factory. As production of the company's most popular car, the Model 3, has ramped up that sport has become easier—at least for people in the San Francisco Bay Area. It seems...

  • Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure
    New report inside Tesla factory says Model 3 production improving

    A new independent report from inside Tesla's Fremont factory shows production of the Model 3 is becoming sustainable. The report, from automotive analysts Eversource ISI Research in London and first carried in FT Alphaville, shows Model 3 production improving, and that the new General Assembly line...

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