Mar 22, 1:17 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Arthur Villasanta 03/22/19 AT 12:28 AM It seems China has gone mad over the Tesla Model 3.A month after the first arrivals in China of the Model 3 was greeted with a mania befitting a touring boy band, proud owners of this battery electric vehicle are flooding the six Beijing offices of the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), China's equivalent of the U.S. DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).A barrage of posts on social media platforms such as Sina Weibo report the same thing -- owners of Tesla Model 3s descending in droves on MVA offices and wanting to get their license plates now.One social media post dated March 20 said this about the arrival of the Model 3s: “Hi @elonmusk , u just created a huge problem for the Chinese DMV. Many #Tesla r waiting in line to get license plates this morning (9am, not even pike [sic] hrs yet), this is only 1 of the 6 … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 Owners Flood Beijing MVA For License Plates
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Feb 19, 11:40 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 02/19/19 AT 11:07 PM Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the company will start producing fully operational self-driving cars by the end of 2019. However, their upcoming Tesla Model Y crossover SUV is about to be released this year. Here’s what we know about this development.According to CNBC, Musk confirmed in a podcast, with ARK Invest’s Tasha Keeney and Cathie Wood, that Tesla now has the technology to produce true self-driving cars by the end of the year. As of now, Tesla’s self-driving system, Autopilot, has been popular for its elaborate features, but it also developed a bad reputation due to its record of high-profile accidents.While talking about the potential of the Autopilot’s systems, Musk said, "I think we will be feature complete — full self-driving — this year, meaning the car … [Read more...] about Tesla CEO Elon Musk Promises Real Self-Driving Cars Ahead Of Model Y Unveiling
Feb 13, 12:33 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 02/12/19 AT 11:31 PM Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed many details about their upcoming Model Y. However, the new Tesla vehicle seems to be based on cars from both its sedan and SUV line. What is the real deal about the Tesla Model Y?According to Roadandtrack’s report, the Tesla Model Y will share most of its parts with the Tesla Model 3 sedan. This design was to help speed up the Model Y’s production and reduce costs in making it. However, the Model Y has been confirmed to be the next in line for its SUV series after the Model X. Due to the source of its parts, the Tesla Model Y could be a vehicle in middle of the two types as it could be larger than a sedan but not as large as the Model X SUV.We've yet to know if it's going to be a crossover SUV built for city use or a full SUV that can go on off-road without … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Tesla Model Y: An Electric Crossover Or SUV?
Elon Musk has described Tesla’s troubles in getting cars to customers as “delivery logistics hell.” Jim Fyfe knows what Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, was talking about. A 44-year-old technology specialist at a bank in Jacksonville, Florida, Fyfe paid a $2,500 deposit in June to order a black Performance version of the Model 3 priced at $70,000. He was given a delivery date in early September, but when he went to collect the car, he was told that it was still in California, Fyfe recalled. Two weeks later, with no update, Fyfe called the delivery center and was given bad news: His Model 3 had been involved in an accident in transit. Days later, Fyfe asked for his money back, but quickly received an email saying Tesla had another car for him. Delivery was set for Oct. 27, but as Fyfe was heading to the rendezvous, his phone rang. A Tesla sales representative said this second car was no longer available because it, too, had been in an accident. A Tesla spokeswoman … [Read more...] about What Tesla’s ‘delivery logistics hell’ is like for Model 3 buyers
By Michael Liedtke and Cathy Bussewitz Published 3:21 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 The Model 3 rolled off the production line faster in the third quarter, but Tesla is having problems delivering it to buyers. The Model 3 rolled off the production line faster in the third quarter, but Tesla is having problems delivering it to buyers. Photo: Eric Piermont / AFP / Getty Images Photo: Eric Piermont / AFP / Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Model 3 rolled off the production line faster in the third quarter, but Tesla is having problems delivering it to buyers. The Model 3 rolled off the production line faster in the third quarter, but Tesla is having problems delivering it to buyers. Photo: Eric Piermont / AFP / Getty Images … [Read more...] about Tesla boosts 3rd-quarter production, but questions remain