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tesla to reveal a pickup truck within two years, and final model 3 design in jul


tesla plans to show off an electric pickup truck sometime within the next two years, the company’s ceo elon musk said on twitter today. the pickup was teased originally when musk revealed the second part of his “master plan” for tesla, which began with selling expensive vehicles like the roadster and model s, and eventually leads to producing a wide range of more affordable vehicles at scale.the truck was previously described as a “new kind of pickup” by musk, though he’s alluded to the concept even prior to that. tesla’s desire to create a pickup makes sense given the success of the category in the company’s home country, and it’s likely planned alongside an upcoming lower cost compact suv, sometimes referred to the model y.musk also teased a forthcoming semi truck announcement, set for s






tesla to reveal a pickup truck within two years, and final model 3 design in jul


tesla plans to show off an electric pickup truck sometime within the next two years, the company’s ceo elon musk said on twitter today. the pickup was teased originally when musk revealed the second part of his “master plan” for tesla, which began with selling expensive vehicles like the roadster and model s, and eventually leads to producing a wide range of more affordable vehicles at scale.the truck was previously described as a “new kind of pickup” by musk, though he’s alluded to the concept even prior to that. tesla’s desire to create a pickup makes sense given the success of the category in the company’s home country, and it’s likely planned alongside an upcoming lower cost compact suv, sometimes referred to the model y.musk also teased a forthcoming semi truck announcement, set for s






tesla to reveal a pickup truck within two years, and final model 3 design in jul


tesla plans to show off an electric pickup truck sometime within the next two years, the company’s ceo elon musk said on twitter today. the pickup was teased originally when musk revealed the second part of his “master plan” for tesla, which began with selling expensive vehicles like the roadster and model s, and eventually leads to producing a wide range of more affordable vehicles at scale.the truck was previously described as a “new kind of pickup” by musk, though he’s alluded to the concept even prior to that. tesla’s desire to create a pickup makes sense given the success of the category in the company’s home country, and it’s likely planned alongside an upcoming lower cost compact suv, sometimes referred to the model y.musk also teased a forthcoming semi truck announcement, set for s






tesla now has eight announced models in various planning and development stages


why it matters to you if you've lost track of the various planned, hinted, and promised teslas, here is the current lineup plan.tesla ceo elon musk’s recently confirmed the company now has eight vehicles in development, electrek reports.the final names for all the models aren’t set and the level of detail about each ranges from fully known to vague. the lineup starts with the current model s luxury sedan and model x suv. next on the list is the model 3, tesla’s mid-market sedan with a $35,000 starting price. the model 3’s base price is less than half the $74,500 model s 75. the $68,500 model s 60 is the current lowest-priced model s, but on april 19 both the model s 60 and 60d will be discontinued.additional tesla vehicles at various development stages include the model y, tesla semi, and






tesla now has eight announced models in various planning and development stages


why it matters to you tesla vehicles are enormously popular -- and the promise of a wider lineup is sure to please fans.tesla ceo elon musk’s recently confirmed the company now has eight vehicles in development, electrek reports.the final names for all the models aren’t set and the level of detail about each ranges from fully known to vague. the lineup starts with the current model s luxury sedan and model x suv. next on the list is the model 3, tesla’s mid-market sedan with a $35,000 starting price. the model 3’s base price is less than half the $74,500 model s 75. the $68,500 model s 60 is the current lowest-priced model s, but on april 19 both the model s 60 and 60d will be discontinued.additional tesla vehicles at various development stages include the model y, tesla semi, and the as-y






tesla model 3 | performance, specs, release date, news, and rumors


the finalized tesla model 3 hasn’t been officially unveiled, yet it’s already one of the most eagerly anticipated vehicles of all time. the california-based company received nearly 400,000 pre-orders worth upwards of $10 billion simply by showing off a close-to-production prototype. no other automaker has ever pulled off such a feat.more: how tesla came out of nowhere and reinvented the car as we know itthat’s because the all-electric model 3 is the car motorists all over the globe have been waiting for since the launch of the original roadster — a tesla designed and built for the masses. from its range, its features, and its launch date, here’s everything we know about it.designbuilt atop tesla’s third-generation platform, the model 3 is a compact four-door sedan aimed at well-established






tesla model 3 | performance, specs, release date, news, and rumors


the finalized tesla model 3 hasn’t been officially unveiled, yet it’s already one of the most eagerly anticipated vehicles of all time. the california-based company received nearly 400,000 pre-orders worth upwards of $10 billion simply by showing off a close-to-production prototype. no other automaker has ever pulled off such a feat.more: how tesla came out of nowhere and reinvented the car as we know itthat’s because the all-electric model 3 is the car motorists all over the globe have been waiting for since the launch of the original roadster — a tesla designed and built for the masses. from its range, its features, and its launch date, here’s everything we know about it.designbuilt atop tesla’s third-generation platform, the model 3 is a compact four-door sedan aimed at well-established






tesla model 3 | performance, specs, release date, news, and rumors


the finalized tesla model 3 hasn’t been officially unveiled, yet it’s already one of the most eagerly anticipated vehicles of all time. the california-based company received nearly 400,000 pre-orders worth upwards of $10 billion simply by showing off a close-to-production prototype. no other automaker has ever pulled off such a feat.more: how tesla came out of nowhere and reinvented the car as we know itthat’s because the all-electric model 3 is the car motorists all over the globe have been waiting for since the launch of the original roadster — a tesla designed and built for the masses. from its range, its features, and its launch date, here’s everything we know about it.designbuilt atop tesla’s third-generation platform, the model 3 is a compact four-door sedan aimed at well-established






tesla model 3 | performance, specs, release date, news, and rumors


the finalized tesla model 3 hasn’t been officially unveiled, yet it’s already one of the most eagerly anticipated vehicles of all time. the california-based company received nearly 400,000 pre-orders worth upwards of $10 billion simply by showing off a close-to-production prototype. no other automaker has ever pulled off such a feat.more: how tesla came out of nowhere and reinvented the car as we know itthat’s because the all-electric model 3 is the car motorists all over the globe have been waiting for since the launch of the original roadster — a tesla designed and built for the masses. from its range, its features, and its launch date, here’s everything we know about it.designbuilt atop a new platform, the model 3 is a compact four-door sedan aimed at well-established players in the lux






2018 mercedes-amg gt c roadster first drive


if the gt c roadster is the “lifestyle” version of amg’s sports car, that lifestyle better include a speeding ticket budget.first introduced in the fall of 2014 as the successor to the somewhat polarizing sls, mercedes-amg made it clear from the outset that the gt was designed to go toe to toe with the porsche 911 in terms of performance, accessibility, refinement, and available variations on the sports car theme. to satisfy the latter, affalterbach has been busy fleshing out the gt lineup for the past few years, and the latest result of that effort comes in the form of the gt c roadster.vehicle introduction & overviewthough drop-tops are typically considered “lifestyle” models by automakers in the sense that they’re inherently less performance-oriented than their coupe variants, the gt ro






tesla reports record deliveries of vehicles in 1st quarter


palo alto, calif. — electric car maker tesla inc. says it delivered a record 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, up 69 percent from the same period last year.tesla said sunday that it delivered about 13,450 model s cars and about 11,550 model x suvs.tesla says another 4,650 vehicles were being transported to customers at the end of the quarter and will be included in second-quarter deliveries.production in the first quarter totaled 25,418 vehicles, also a record, tesla said.tesla posted its first profit in three years in the third quarter of 2016, but it followed that with a $121 million loss in the fourth quarter. analysts expect another loss for the first quarter.






tesla ceo musk hints at new products, model 3 details


a peek at the model 3. hints for ordering solar roofs. the ceo’s travel plans.it’s not only president donald trump stirring up followers on twitter. tesla ceo elon musk friday took to social media for his occasional series of product promotion, fan q&a and company cheerleading.musk posted a six-second video of a production-ready model 3 driving along a dark street. the company plans to begin wide production of the car in july and deliver it to consumers this year. the first models are expected to go to tesla employees.musk said the first model 3s off the line will be only rear-wheel drive, to keep production simple as manufacturing ramps up. all-wheel drive functions, he said, could reach consumers six to nine months later.https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/845287211306139648the model 3,






tesla reports record deliveries of vehicles in 1st quarter – the mercury news


palo alto, calif. (ap) — electric car maker tesla inc. says it delivered a record 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, up 69 percent from the same period last year.tesla said sunday that it delivered about 13,450 model s cars and about 11,550 model x suvs.tesla says another 4,650 vehicles were being transported to customers at the end of the quarter and will be included in second-quarter deliveries.production in the first quarter totaled 25,418 vehicles, also a record, tesla said.tesla posted its first profit in three years in the third quarter of 2016, but it followed that with a $121 million loss in the fourth quarter. analysts expect another loss for the first quarter.






tesla is discontinuing its model s 60 and model s 60d


tesla is doing away with its most accessible car. late last week, tesla began emailing folks who had previously expressed interest in the model s 60 and 60d, noting that the least expensive members of the tesla family will soon be discontinued. while the tesla model 3 will be cheaper when it finally becomes available, starting at $35,000, the model s 60 and 60d were otherwise the most affordable tesla cars, starting at $68,000. but no longer — the last day to order such vehicles will be april 16 of this year, so if you’re interested, you’d better make a move within the next month.both the discontinued models had 75 kwh battery packs that were software-locked to 60 kwh. buyers were able to access the extra 15 kwh by choosing to update their software (for a fee) after making their initial ca






tesla settles lawsuit against ex-autopilot lead’s self-driving startup aurora


tesla has settled a lawsuit it filed against sterling anderson, a former employee and past director of autopilot. anderson was a key leader of tesla’s semi-automated highway driving features, prior to leaving the company to found his own self-driving startup, aurora, along with former google self-driving car project cto chris urmson.the settlement clears aurora and anderson of wrongdoing, and includes a one-time “reimbursement” payment of $100,000 from the startup to tesla. tesla had accused aurora and anderson of poaching tesla employees for the new venture, and the settlement also includes a provision whereby aurora agreed not to hire anyone away from tesla, either full-time employees or contractors, until at least next february.tesla will also be conducting an “audit” of aurora devices






tesla settles lawsuit against ex-autopilot lead’s self-driving startup aurora


tesla has settled a lawsuit it filed against sterling anderson, a former employee and past director of autopilot. anderson was a key leader of tesla’s semi-automated highway driving features, prior to leaving the company to found his own self-driving startup, aurora, along with former google self-driving car project cto chris urmson.the settlement clears aurora and anderson of wrongdoing, and includes a one-time “reimbursement” payment of $100,000 from the startup to tesla. tesla had accused aurora and anderson of poaching tesla employees for the new venture, and the settlement also includes a provision whereby aurora agreed not to hire anyone away from tesla, either full-time employees or contractors, until at least next february.tesla will also be conducting an “audit” of aurora devices






nvidia pits tesla p40 inference gpu against google’s tpu


nvidia compared its tesla p40 gpu against google's tpu and it came out on top. however, the comparison may not be quite fair given that we don't know how much a tpu costs and that it uses three times less power than the tesla p40, costing less to run.






tesla settles lawsuit against ex-autopilot lead’s self-driving startup aurora


tesla has settled a lawsuit it filed against sterling anderson, a former employee and past director of autopilot. anderson was a key leader of tesla’s semi-automated highway driving features, prior to leaving gate company to found his own self-driving startup, aurora, along with former google self-driving car project cto chris urmson.the settlement clears aurora and anderson of wrongdoing, and includes a one-time “reimbursement” payment of $100,000 from the startup to tesla. tesla had accused aurora and anderson of poaching tesla employees for the new venture, and the settlement also includes a provision whereby aurora agreed not to hire anyone away from tesla, either full-time employees or contractors, until at least next february.tesla will also be conducting an “audit” of aurora devices






tesla cfo jason wheeler is leaving, former cfo deepak ahuja returns


tesla announced on its earnings call that cfo jason wheeler has decided to leave the company in april to pursue opportunities in public policy. he’ll be replaced by deepak ahuja, who was tesla’s first cfo when he joined the company in 2010, doing from 15 years of experience at ford motor company.elon musk sounded upbeat and jocular about the news on the call, and he also noted, as did wheeler, that wheeler would be heading to a role in the public sector from his position at tesla.ahuja retired from tesla in 2015 following the hiring of his replacement, wheeler. he was a crucial part of tesla’s process of going pubic , which the company did in 2010.developing…






tesla cfo jason wheeler is leaving, former cfo deepak ahuja returns


tesla announced on its earnings call that cfo jason wheeler has decided to leave the company in april to pursue opportunities in public policy. he’ll be replaced by deepak ahuja, who was tesla’s first cfo when he joined the company in 2010 after 15 years of experience at ford motor company.elon musk sounded upbeat and jocular about the news on the call, and he also noted, as did wheeler, that wheeler would be heading to a role in the public sector from his position at tesla.ahuja retired from tesla in 2015 following the hiring of his replacement, wheeler. he was a crucial part of tesla’s process of going pubic, which the company did in 2010.developing…






tesla gets backing of chinese internet giant tencent


tencent holdings ltd. bought a 5% stake in tesla inc., giving the backing of china’s most valuable company to the silicon valley electric-vehicle maker as it prepares to launch its first car aimed at the mass market.the $1.8 billion tencent paid makes it tesla’s fifth-largest shareholder, according to data from s&p capital iq. it marks a vote of confidence in tesla chief executive elon musk at a time when he faces questions...






tesla's market value overtakes ford


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption tesla chief executive elon musk launches the model x tesla's market value has overtaken that of ford after shares in the electric car maker added more than 7%.at the close of trading tesla had a market value of $49bn (£38bn), compared with ford's value of $46bn.tesla's shares rose on monday after the company announced record vehicle deliveries in the first three months of the year.the firm delivered more than 25,000 cars in the first quarter, up 70% on the same quarter last year.while tesla's sales are growing fast they are still a fraction of ford's, which sold almost 6.7 million vehicles in 2016. tesla delivered 76,000 electric cars last year."magic dust"however, investors are excited about the growth potential of tesla.this year it plans to start






tesla's market value overtakes ford


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption tesla chief executive elon musk launches the model x tesla's market value has overtaken that of ford after shares in the electric car maker added more than 7%.at the close of trading tesla had a market value of $49bn (£38bn), compared with ford's value of $46bn.tesla's shares rose on monday after the company announced record vehicle deliveries in the first three months of the year.the firm delivered more than 25,000 cars in the first quarter, up 70% on the same quarter last year.while tesla's sales are growing fast they are still a fraction of ford's, which sold almost 6.7 million vehicles in 2016. tesla delivered 76,000 electric cars last year."magic dust"however, investors are excited about the growth potential of tesla.this year it plans to start






elon musk’s tesla drops ‘motors’ from name


elon musk’s tesla motors has changed its name to tesla inc., as the auto maker repositions itself as an integrated clean-energy company after its tie-up with solarcity corp. tesla closed its $2.6 billion acquisition of solarcity in november, combining mr. musk’s electric-car and solar-energy companies. mr. musk, who was chairman of...






tesla’s latest easter egg is an in-dash sketch pad


the latest tesla software update brings anticipated new features to autopilot 2.0 cars, including summon, which calls your car to you from its parking spot – but it also has a lighter side, as tesla software updates tend to.tesla added a new easter egg (a goofy software gag generally slightly hidden from view) to its vehicles with the 8.1 update, and this time it’s a sketch pad. the 17-inch touchscreen that dominates the tesla model s center panel is basically already a huge digital surface primed for drawing, so it’s a natural add-on – not counting that most of the time you’re going to be using the screen while driving, of course.above, you can see twitter user and canadian tesla owner nik jovanovic using the new easter egg virtual easel in his car. the choice of subject is excellent, dep






tesla’s latest easter egg is an in-dash sketch pad


the latest tesla software update brings anticipated new features to autopilot 2.0 cars, including summon, which calls your car to you from its parking spot – but it also has a lighter side, as tesla software updates tend to do.tesla added a new easter egg (a goofy software gag generally slightly hidden from view) to its vehicles with the 8.1 update, and this time it’s a sketch pad. the 17-inch touchscreen that dominates the tesla model s center panel is basically already a huge digital surface primed for drawing, so it’s a natural add-on – not counting that most of the time, you’re going to be using the screen while driving, of course.above, you can see twitter user and canadian tesla owner nik jovanovic using the new easter egg virtual easel in his car. the choice of subject is excellent,






china’s tencent buys 5% stake in tesla


tencent holdings ltd. has taken a 5% stake in tesla inc., making china’s most valuable company one of the largest owners of elon musk’s cash-hungry electric car maker.the internet giant paid about $1.8 billion to take the passive stake in tesla this month, according to a filing, amid mr. musk’s recent push to raise money. the move puts tencent among the biggest owners of tesla’s shares, according to the latest publicly available...






china’s tencent buys 5% stake in tesla


tencent holdings ltd. has bought a 5% stake in tesla inc., making china’s most valuable company one of the largest owners of elon musk’s cash-hungry electric car maker.the internet giant paid about $1.8 billion to take the stake in tesla this month, according to a filing, amid mr. musk’s recent push to raise money. the move puts tencent among the biggest owners of tesla’s shares, according to the latest publicly available data....






tesla's project loveday invites fans to submit tesla advertisements


“ten-year-old bria loveday sent us a letter and suggested we hold a video contest,” tesla explains on its website. “we thought that was a great idea (thanks, bria). over the next couple of months we will collect videos from around the world as part of the “project loveday” video contest.”entering the contest is easy — simply shoot some footage, keep it at 90 seconds or less, then upload the video to youtube and send the link (alongside your entry form) to tesla. then, the waiting game begins — tesla will announce its top candidates at some point after may 8, when the contest ends.more: tesla driver error caught on dashcam; autopilot needed help but didn’t get itso who’s eligible? as per project loveday’s terms and conditions, all entrants must be at least 18 years old or have the express p






according to the stock market, tesla is now worth more than ford


tesla’s market capitalization is now higher than ford’s.tesla is trading up on the day, sending its market cap to $47.46b. and then there’s ford, the blue chip automaker that’s exactly 100 years older than tesla, which is trading down on the day, causing its market cap to dip to $44.89b. general motors’ market cap is only a stone’s throw away at $51b.this fluctuation in valuation comes on the back of tesla reporting good news and ford reporting bad news. tesla saw vehicle production and deliveries rise during the first quarter of the year at a pace that beat analysts expectations. meanwhile, ford is recalling some of its f-150 pickup trucks and its u.s monthly sales fell 7% during last month.tesla’s stock has been steadily gaining value since the latter weeks of 2016. it’s now trading at a






according to the stock market, tesla is now worth more than ford


tesla’s market capitalization is now higher than ford’s.tesla is trading up on the day, sending its market cap to $47.46b. and then there’s ford, the blue chip automaker that’s exactly 100 years older than tesla, which is trading down on the day, causing its market cap to dip to $44.89b. general motors’ market cap is only a stone throw away at $51b.this fluctuation in valuation comes on the back of tesla reporting good news and ford reporting bad news. tesla saw vehicle production and deliveries rise during the first quarter of the year at a pace that beat analysts expectations. meanwhile, ford is recalling some of its f-150 pickup trucks and its u.s monthly sales fell 7% during last month.tesla’s stock has been steadily gaining value since the latter weeks of 2016. it’s now trading at an






tesla announces low-profile solar panels made by panasonic for tesla use exclusi


why it matters to you if solar panels are in your future, tesla is developing a new, sleeker panel that blends into your roof.tesla boosted its solar catalog with new panels that blend into your roof with no visible hardware. the low-profile panels will be manufactured by panasonic in buffalo, new york, at tesla’s gigafactory 2 starting this summer, tesla told electrek. the new panels will be exclusively for tesla’s distribution.the panels are rated at 325 watts and will be in addition to, not a replacement for the 160- to 250-watt panels tesla has available from other manufacturers. full specifications are not yet available but electrek cited other 325-watt panels panasonic currently manufactures with 21.76 percent module efficiency ratings and 25-year power output warranties.more: tesla’






tesla announces low-profile solar panels made by panasonic for tesla use exclusi


why it matters to you if solar panels are in your future, tesla is developing a new, sleeker panel that blends into your roof.tesla boosted its solar catalog with new panels that blend into your roof with no visible hardware. the low-profile panels will be manufactured by panasonic in buffalo, new york, at tesla’s gigafactory 2 starting this summer, tesla told electrek. the new panels will be exclusively for tesla’s distribution.the panels are rated at 325 watts and will be in addition to, not a replacement for the 160- to 250-watt panels tesla has available from other manufacturers. full specifications are not yet available but electrek cited other 325-watt panels panasonic currently manufactures with 21.76 percent module efficiency ratings and 25-year power output warranties.more: tesla’






tesla's stock value just surpassed general motors


why it matters to you you can use this factoid the next time conversation gets boring in the coffee shop or bar.tesla, the only major all-electric car company in the u.s., is now worth more than either ford or general motors, cnn money reports.this is based on the market value of their respective stocks. on monday, april 10, 2017, tesla was valued at $50.84 billion, surpassing gm’s $50.79 billion. tesla passed ford’s $45 billion last week. honda is next on the list, currently worth $54 billion. when and if tesla passes honda, that would leave only toyota as the world’s most valuable car maker, cnn money says. surpassing toyota will be a long pull. toyota’s 1.494 billion shares are worth a bit north of $158 billion, more than three times tesla’s current value.more: tesla model 3 performance






tesla reports record car deliveries


image copyrightgetty imagesin a record quarter, tesla delivered just over 25,000 cars in the first three months of the year.the electric car maker said that was a 70% rise on the same period of 2016.it is a rebound for the us company after production problems late last year resulted in a 9% fall in deliveries in the fourth quarter.tesla was founded in 2003 and is controlled by entrepreneur elon musk, who also owns the space rocket firm, spacex.last week china's tencent holdings bought a 5% stake in tesla for almost $1.8bn.that was a boost for the company which has been investing heavily in raising production and faces an expensive year, with the launch of the new model 3.it is a medium-sized car which tesla describes as its "most affordable" car yet and it hopes will have mass market appea






tesla reports record car deliveries


image copyrightgetty imagesin a record quarter, tesla delivered just over 25,000 cars in the first three months of the year.the electric car maker said that was a 70% rise on the same period of 2016.it is a rebound for the us company after production problems late last year resulted in a 9% fall in deliveries in the fourth quarter.tesla was founded in 2003 and is controlled by entrepreneur elon musk, who also owns the space rocket firm, spacex.last week china's tencent holdings bought a 5% stake in tesla for almost $1.8bn.that was a boost for the company which has been investing heavily in raising production and faces an expensive year, with the launch of the new model 3.it is a medium-sized car which tesla describes as its "most affordable" car yet and it hopes will have mass market appea






tesla stock value overtakes ford as elon musk disses short sellers


elon musk is gloating.“stormy weather in shortville…” the chief executive officer of tesla tweeted monday, as the company’s stock price reached a record high and topped ford motor in market value.musk was poking at short sellers, who make money when stock prices go down — but lose big when their bets are wrong.for them, the weather is stormy indeed. “yeah, i had to take some off the table today,” said mark spiegel of stanphyl capital management. that means he sold some of tesla’s high flying stock at a loss.but short sellers still hold a large tesla position, and spiegel is sticking with his bet. as for musk’s tweet, the investor said, “there’s something called karma. i’m looking forward to it. i can tell you, time is not on tesla’s side.”maybe. but right now, tesla bulls are on a thundero