The first connectors will soon be available at EVgo’s charging stations in the San Francisco area.

Tesla owners will be able to charge their vehicles at EVgo charging stations and a Tesla Supercharger station will no longer be the only public option. EVgo announced via Twitter that it will now accept any Tesla model as it starts distributing the company’s connectors at all public fast-charging stations in the city.

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Chinese authorities have recently given Tesla the green light for production in its huge factory in Shanghai. Europe could be next.

Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Shanghai started trial production ahead of schedule this month and is starting to build “full vehicles”, “from the body to paint”, officials from the company told investors Wednesday.  In addition, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is planning to announce the location of its Gigafactory that will be built in Europe by the end of the year.

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Just like a year ago, they did it again.

Security researchers at a Belgian university have demonstrated that they could steal Tesla Model S vehicles by cloning the key fob and cracking the replacement that was meant to fix the problem.

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This is not a joke but a real story that happened a few days ago in Lake Worth, Florida.

A Florida guy left his Tesla Model 3 on a homeowner’s lawn for 12 hours to charge using his electricity without asking for permission and walked off in the middle of the night. The downside of driving electric vehicles is that unlike gas stations, there are not charging stations every few miles. That was the reason a man decided it was OK for him to plug his Tesla Model 3 into a random person’s electrical outlet on the outside of their home. He not only unashamedly stole someone’s electricity without the owner’s knowledge, but the intruder also decided that the other person’s lawn would be a good place to park.

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Chinese hackers tricked Tesla’s Autopilot into suddenly switching lanes.

A group of Chinese cyber security researchers published a report showing how they tricked Tesla’s self-driving autopilot and made it swerve into an oncoming traffic lane.

The researchers are from Keen Security Labs in China, one of the most widely respected cyber security research groups in the world. They have successfully hacked a Tesla Model S autopilot self-driving system and forced the car to drive into an oncoming lane.

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Elon Musk teases Tesla-branded tequila update while trademark’s fate is uncertain.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has once again teased the arrival of the all-electric car maker’s own brand of agave liquor, Teslaquila with a “Coming soon!”.

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Tesla Model Y prototype has been approved by Elon Musk, and its production will start in 2020.

Elon Musk had approved the production of a prototype of the Model Y and the company is targeting 2020, Tesla CEO said during the automaker’s third-quarter earnings call a few days ago. The CEO only said they had made significant progress on the Model Y and didn’t give any further details. Musk has previously teased a March 2019 reveal of the SUV. More »

Tesla stock drops after Musk smokes joint on live web show.

The billionaire CEO Elon Musk Friday lit up a cigarette described as containing tobacco and marijuana during a chat on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a popular YouTube talk show.

The two-and-half-hour chat on the streamed podcast late on Thursday touched upon a wide range of topics, including the Boring Company, artificial intelligence, Musk’s plan to use SpaceX’s yet-to-be-built BFR rocket for suborbital travel, and his idea for an electric-powered supersonic airplane that takes off vertically.
Just hours after the interview, two of Tesla key executives quit and the electric car maker’s share prices fell as much as 10 percent to reach a five-month low on Friday morning. The company’s head of accounting, Dave Morton, and head of human resources, Gaby Toledano, said they were leaving the company.

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A BritishTesla owner has been banned from driving for 18 months for climbing into the passenger seat of his Model S after turning on its semi-autonomous feature. Tesla instructs its drivers to keep hands on the steering wheel while Autopilot is engaged. More »

Tesla has installed the world’s largest battery storage system in South Australia.

The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery was plugged into an Australian state grid at Hornsdale Wind Farm, near the outback town of Jamestown, about 120 miles north of the state capital, Adelaide. The news was announced by officials two days ago.

Musk signed the contract at the end of September and promised to build the 100-megawatt battery within 100 days or the company would hand it over to Australian state government for free.

The battery began dispatching power into the state grid, providing 70 megawatts, announced South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill Thursday afternoon when temperatures topped 86 degrees. The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery came on the first day of the Australian summer — the season when power usage increases significantly due to air conditioning use. More »