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Engineering Firm That Panned Tesla Model 3’s Build Quality Lauds Its Electronics And Handling

Two months ago, Autoline posted a video in which engineering and manufacturing expert Sandy Munro—CEO of Munro & Associates, a Detroit-area consulting firm that dismantles and analyzes how cars are made—compared the Tesla Model 3's build quality to a Kia from the 1990s. But in a new discussion, Munro has lots of…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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An Early Design For The Ugly 1996 Ford Taurus Looked A Lot Like A Tesla Model 3 

The 1996 third-generation Ford Taurus was an unfortunate attempt by Ford to redesign the best-selling car in the country to stand out a little more, but an early concept looked much better, because it looked a lot like the Tesla Model 3, if you can believe it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Contract Workers Pressured To Accept Debit Card For Pay Instead Of Check: Lawsuit

Tesla failed to pay contract workers at its California assembly plant all required overtime wages, while also making them work without taking a legally mandated break, according to a new lawsuit filed in California state court. The employees were faced “pressure” from a temp agency that hires workers at the factory to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Yet Another Probe After Worker At Tesla Plant Had His Jaw Broken By Equipment

California regulators are investigating an incident at Tesla’s factory in the state that involved a subcontractor who broke his jaw after getting struck by a piece of factory equipment. It’s the second probe announced by the state this month, and came just days before Tesla vigorously defended its safety record. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla Switching To 24/7 Shifts To Push For 6,000 Model 3s Per Week By June, Elon Musk Says 

Tesla will operate its assembly plant in California “24/7" as part of an effort to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan to 6,000 units per week by June, CEO Elon Musk told the company Tuesday, in an email obtained by Jalopnik.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla’s War With The Media Is Just Unhinged At This Point

Over the past year, as Tesla has struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, the company has made it a priority to slam news outlets that report on its alleged labor violations and manufacturing woes. On Monday, the PR strategy became utterly unhinged. The implication has become clear to reporters…Read more… Continue […]

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Tesla Undercounts Worker Injuries To Make Safety Record Appear Better: Report (UPDATED)

Tesla has failed to report some worker injuries at its California factory on legally mandated reports, which helped make “the company’s injury numbers look better than they actually are,” according to a new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting’s magazine Reveal. Tesla disputed every one of Reval’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Wants To Start Production On The Model Y By November 2019; Which Is Also When Production On The Semi’s Supposed To Start; And That’s A Year Before Production Of The New Roadster Begins: Report 

Tesla is struggling to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, but that’s not stopping the automaker from thinking about its next vehicle, the Model Y crossover. And if a report from Reuters is accurate, Tesla wants to start production on that vehicle by 2019. In the same California factory as the Model 3. […]

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Tesla Making 2,000 Model 3s Per Week, Musk Says, Missing Target For First Quarter

In January, Tesla projected it would make 2,500 Model 3s in the first quarter of 2018. When the automaker reports delivery totals to investors this week, it’ll fall short of that amount, based on an email from CEO Elon Musk, who told employees in a companywide email Monday that Tesla just passed a rate of […]

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Here’s Why Aerodynamic Wheel Covers Don’t Come On Every New Car

Every automaker is desperate nowadays to find new ways of gaining fuel efficiency, especially now that electric cars are beginning to carve out a corner of the market. Some new cars, like the Tesla Model 3, come with cool space-age looking aerodynamic wheel covers to be more efficient—buy why doesn’t every new car do…Read more… […]

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Why Did The Detroit News Change A Snub On The Tesla Model 3’s Panel Gaps, Then Change It Back?

Earlier this week, The Detroit News published a mostly glowing review of the Tesla Model 3. The newspaper, apparently super jazzed about the take, decided to give it prominent real estate, on the front page and above-the-fold. After the story was published, someone went into the online version and made a change to its…Read more… […]

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Redditor’s Tesla Model 3 Crash Prompts Safety Changes From Elon Musk

Within days of picking up a Tesla Model 3, a Reddit user was involved in a wreck that promoted the unfortunate user name Model_3_Crash_Dummy. Fortunately, the driver and the passenger weren’t seriously injured, but the Model 3 is toast. But after the owner of the Tesla noticed a few strange things about the crash,…Read more… […]

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The Looming Problem For Tesla As It Gets Ready To Deliver Its 200,000th Car In The US

Tesla’s Model 3, is delayed again, thanks to production hell, which everyone knows about. Still, production goes on, and the company’s on track to deliver its 200,000th car in the United States probably sometime in early summer. This is both an achievement and, for Tesla, a bit of a pickle.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Model 3 Teardown By Engineering Firm Reveals Quality Flaws Like ‘A Kia In The ’90s’

For years, we’ve heard criticisms about Tesla’s fit and finish, but now Sandy Munro—CEO of a Detroit-area consultancy that tears apart and studies automobiles—has seen a new Model 3 up close. His thoughts: “I can’t imagine how they released this.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla’s Making Model 3 Batteries By Hand Amid More Gigafactory Problems: Report

The Tesla Model 3 is said to be in production hell as the automaker scrambles to ramp up and meet demand and orders for the new electric sedan. There have been multiple reports of hand-built parts that should be automated, delays and poor quality control. Now Tesla employees claim batteries are also being…Read more… Continue […]

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