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Tesla, Former Supplier Continue their Vicious Public Row

Tesla Motors isn’t backing down in its public falling out with Mobileye N.V., and neither is its former supplier. This week has seen a constant back-and-forth between the two companies after Mobileye claimed it broke ties with Tesla after becoming concerned about the safety of its Autopilot system. Clearly, it …

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Michigan to Tesla: Sorry, No Stores For You. Next!

Tesla’s dream of establishing a sales footprint in America’s auto manufacturing heartland is dead, at least for now, after Michigan lawmakers slammed the door on its direct sales bid. The electric automaker’s application for a dealership license was denied after state representatives claimed it violated a law specifically designed to …

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Tesla Sues Michigan After State Bars Vehicle Sales

After its two-year-long bid to gain a sales foothold in Michigan hit a brick wall, Tesla has filed a lawsuit against the state. The suit, filed in a U.S. District Court in Michigan, targets governor Rick Snyder and other top officials, Reuters reports. Unlike other automakers, Tesla uses a direct …

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Large Group of Angry Vikings Sues Tesla, Claims Model S is Too Slow

Electric-vehicle buyers in Norway enjoy hefty perks, from tax exemptions to free parking, but not everything is rosy in the world’s EV-friendliest country. A group of 125 Norwegians has sued American automaker Tesla, alleging that the company’s Model S P85D with “Insane Mode” is simply not fast enough, Bloomberg reports. …

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Tesla’s Production Push Pays Off, But Stock Remains Stagnant

After a second quarter that was anything but hot, Tesla Motors surprised analysts by delivering 24,500 vehicles in the third quarter — a 10,000-unit jump over the previous tally. The healthy delivery numbers allow CEO Elon Musk to stick to his promise of 50,000 deliveries in the second half of this year, …

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Ex-employee Sues Tesla, Claims Age Discrimination Led to Firing

A materials engineer fired by Tesla Motors earlier this year is suing the automaker, claiming that his age led to the dismissal. The discrimination suit filed by Thomas Flessner, 69, paints a picture of a Logan’s Run-like corporate atmosphere that values youth above all else, Fusion reports. It’s the latest …

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Tesla Just Can’t Catch a Stock Market Break

The brief uptick in share price Tesla enjoyed after beating production estimates this week was swiftly erased by a newly critical Goldman Sachs Group. The investment bank downgraded the company on Thursday, sending its stock back down the hillside, Bloomberg reports. It’s bad news for CEO Elon Musk’s fundraising plans. …

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Musk’s Math: Tackling Tesla’s Dubious Autopilot Safety Stats

Tesla CEO Elon Musk vigorously defended his Autopilot system when accident reports rolled in earlier this year. Even when a fatal Florida crash was blamed on a temporarily blinded Autopilot, Musk assured citizens, Tesla owners, regulators and everyone else that the semi-autonomous driving system made his vehicles the safest things …

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