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Communist China Believes Tesla Will Help It Take Over the Electric Car Industry

China’s state-run newspaper Global Times questions in a recent article whether Tesla’s new commitments in China will help the country to take over the electric car market, as Apple’s investment in Chinese factories helped it to dominate the smartphone manufacturing industry.

President Trump on Elon Musk: ‘One of Our Great Geniuses’

In an interview with CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump praised Tesla CEO Elon Musk stating that he is “one of our very smart people, and we want to cherish those people.”

Feds Will Review Tesla ‘Sudden Unintended Acceleration’ Complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced plans to review a petition requesting that the administration investigate 500,000 Tesla vehicles over reports of sudden unintended acceleration, in which vehicles suddenly accelerate without human control — complainants often report their foot wasn’t even on the gas pedal when incidents occur.

Tesla Owners Are ‘Butt Dialing’ $4,000 Software Upgrades – and Having Refunds Refused

According to recent reports, Tesla owners are unintentionally purchasing software upgrades for their vehicles which range from $4,000 to almost $10,000. Despite the fact that the purchases were unintentional and compared by one Tesla owner to a “butt dial,” Elon Musk’s company initially refused to refund the purchases. 

Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Tunnel Project Has Turned Into a 1-Mile Tesla Track

Urban Design blog Curbed published an article recently which takes issue with Elon Musk’s Boring Company tunnel, which was unveiled at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. According to the article, what was once touted as an underground transportation system has turned into a “mechanism for giving one-minute test rides in Teslas.”

Feds Opens Special Investigation into Fatal Tesla Crash in Indiana

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reportedly launched an investigation into the crash of a Tesla Model 3 that resulted in the death of a passenger after the car smashed into a fire truck. The agency suspects that Tesla’s so-called “Autopilot” system contributed to the crash.

Tesla Becomes Most Valuable U.S. Car Maker with $81 Billion Valuation

Elon Musk’s Tesla has become the most valuable carmaker in America with a market value of $81.39 billion. Analysts foresee trouble in the future, with one writing “”We think questions remain about first half 2020 results and gross margin sustainability.”

Report: Tesla Solar Customers Waiting Months for Repairs

According to a recent report, Tesla solar panel owners across Massachusetts have had issues receiving customer support for their panels, with some left waiting almost a full year without any help from Elon Musk’s company.

Elon Musk Dances for China, Promises ‘Super Cool’ Tesla Designed in Country

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently stated during an event in Shanghai, China, that the electric car manufacturer plans to design its next vehicle in China for the global market, an idea Musk called “super cool.” Musk also drew attention at the event by showcasing his bizarre dance moves.

Feds Investigate Tesla Crash that Killed Two

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reportedly set to investigate a recent Tesla crash in Los Angeles which took the lives of two people. The NHTSA has sent a special crash team to investigate the incident, which may have involved Elon Musk’s “Autopilot” software.

Car and Driver: Our Tesla Model 3 Suffered ‘Catastrophic Failure’ – While Parked

Car and Driver reports that a Tesla Model 3 belonging to its staff photographer suffered a “catastrophic failure” on Christmas Day — becoming completely undrivable — while sitting parked in his driveway.

Lawsuit: Apple, Google, Tesla Profit from African Child Labor

A slew of high-tech companies including Apple, Google, and Tesla are being sued by a group of Congolese families whose children allegedly died or were severely injured while mining cobalt that is used to produce lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones and electric cars.

Elon Musk’s Lawyers Pressure British Cave Rescuer He Smeared as ‘Pedo Guy’ to Apologize

Lawyers for Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly pressured British cave rescuer Vern Unsworth for criticizing Musk during a trial on claims of defamation after Musk smeared Unsworth as “Pedo Guy.”