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Tesla Leaker Is 'Looking Forward To The Lawsuit' Over Alleged Stolen Documents  Tesla Leaker Is 'Looking Forward To The Lawsuit' Over Alleged Stolen Documents 

Former Tesla technician Martin Tripp told Jalopnik on Thursday that he’s lawyering up and plans to file a countersuit against the automaker, which accused him on Tuesday of stealing reams of confidential data and making false claims to news outlets. That’s all to say nothing of his heated, headline-grabbing email…

Here's The Wild Email Exchange Between Tesla's Alleged 'Saboteur' And Elon Musk Here's The Wild Email Exchange Between Tesla's Alleged 'Saboteur' And Elon Musk

Late Wednesday, after Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Gigafactory technician Marty Tripp, the ex-technician shared emails with the Washington Post that highlighted a heated back-and-forth between him and CEO Elon Musk. At first, it seemed like Musk fired off a quick jab before the suit was filed, calling Tripp a…

Tesla Sues Ex-Employee For Allegedly Stealing Confidential Data And Lying To Media Tesla Sues Ex-Employee For Allegedly Stealing Confidential Data And Lying To Media

After cryptically saying in an email over the weekend that Tesla had been sabotaged by a recently-fired employee, the automaker sued a former technician on Tuesday, alleging he stole reams of confidential data and made false claims to news outlets.

Feds Declare Tesla Autopilot-Tricking 'Autopilot Buddy' Unsafe Because Yeah It's Unsafe Feds Declare Tesla Autopilot-Tricking 'Autopilot Buddy' Unsafe Because Yeah It's Unsafe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a cease and desist letter to Dolder, Falco and Reese Partners, LLC, the company that makes an idiotic and dangerous product called the Autopilot Buddy, a $199 lump of plastic and magnets that fools a Tesla’s Autopilot system into thinking you’re paying…

Elon Musk Reportedly Claims 'Extensive And Damaging Sabotage' By Tesla Employee Elon Musk Reportedly Claims 'Extensive And Damaging Sabotage' By Tesla Employee

In a bizarre email sent out on Sunday, Elon Musk apparently claimed a Tesla employee sabotaged the company’s manufacturing operations and leaked sensitive information to third parties. On top of that, CNBC reports, the billionaire sent another email on Monday implying that someone may have intentionally started a fire…

GM Offers Bolt EV To 'West Wing' Actress After Her Husband's Tesla Model S Burst Into Flames  GM Offers Bolt EV To 'West Wing' Actress After Her Husband's Tesla Model S Burst Into Flames 

Actress Mary McCormack, best known for her role on the political drama “The West Wing,” called Tesla out on Saturday after her husband’s Model S abruptly caught fire while in traffic, a sight she captured on video and has since been shared widely on social media. The incident caught the attention of General Motors,…

Tesla Adds Third Assembly Line In A Tent Outside Its Huge Factory Tesla Adds Third Assembly Line In A Tent Outside Its Huge Factory

In order to achieve production goals, Tesla started up a third production line this weekend. The two existing lines must take up quite a lot of space inside the former GM/Toyota facility, as the third line was built not in the factory, but in a temporary tent structure outside. The tent and the assembly line it houses…

Tesla Employees Still Love Elon Musk Even After They're Laid Off Tesla Employees Still Love Elon Musk Even After They're Laid Off

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

This Test Shows Why Tesla Autopilot Crashes Keep Happening

The first thing that happened when I drove a Tesla on Autopilot was an instant, unsettling feeling of not being comfortable in the car at all, thinking it’s always a moment away from crashing. Slowly, I got used to it and calmed down, just like everyone else I’ve talked to who has used Autopilot. This video from a…

The Chevrolet Bolt Is Doing Pretty Well Actually The Chevrolet Bolt Is Doing Pretty Well Actually

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I Had A Look Around The Tesla Model S Shooting Brake And It’s
Pretty Cool I Had A Look Around The Tesla Model S Shooting Brake And It’s Pretty Cool

There’s a new Tesla in town. It’s a shiny new Tesla Model S Shooting Brake built by coach uilders RemetzCar and penned by London-based Niels van Roij Design. It was launched at the Dutch Embassy in London so I went to have a look at it, and to be given a passenger ride by the man who commissioned it: Dutch car…

Tesla Is Laying Off 9 Percent Of Its Workforce  Tesla Is Laying Off 9 Percent Of Its Workforce 

Tesla is laying off approximately 9 percent of its staff across the company, CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday in a staff-wide email, which he characterized as “an effort to reduce costs and become profitable.”

Lawsuit: Tesla Fired Exec After He Raised Concerns About Workplace Injuries Going Unreported (Updated) Lawsuit: Tesla Fired Exec After He Raised Concerns About Workplace Injuries Going Unreported (Updated)

Tesla has been dogged by reports that it fails to report serious workplace injuries on legally-mandated logs, and now the automaker’s former safety director is claiming in a lawsuit that he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the alleged practice. Update: Tesla has responded to the lawsuit, alleging…

This Sure Looks Like A Tesla Employee Asleep While Using Autopilot This Sure Looks Like A Tesla Employee Asleep While Using Autopilot

Want to know an interesting factwich about Tesla’s self-driving Autopilot system? Here it is: it’s not really a self-driving system! It’s a start, sure, but it’s a Level 2 autonomous system, which means a moist, fuzzy human being has to be ready to take over at a moment’s notice if the system fails to perform like it…

Elon Musk's Tweet About Rockets On A Car Is The Same Idea I Had Six Years Ago Elon Musk's Tweet About Rockets On A Car Is The Same Idea I Had Six Years Ago

Come on, Elon, try to keep up. I know you’re busy running all those companies and spending some quality Grimes-times, but if you took a minute or two to do a quick Google search, you’d have noticed that I wrote about incorporating small rockets into a car just like you proposed in your tweet. This was back in 2012! I…

Tesla Will ‘Begin To Enable Full Self-Driving Features’ In August, But It’s Unclear What That Means Tesla Will ‘Begin To Enable Full Self-Driving Features’ In August, But It’s Unclear What That Means

Tesla has been a leader in semi-autonomous driving tech for some time, but that’s been a double-edged sword. While ahead of many competitors, it now faces several investigations over crashes involving its Autopilot system and a flurry of criticism from safety advocates over how it is advertised. Nonetheless, CEO Elon…

Freightliner's New Electric Trucks Probably Aren't Tesla Killers Freightliner's New Electric Trucks Probably Aren't Tesla Killers

Daimler debuted two new fully-electric Freightliner commercial trucks today, adding to the company’s growing fleet of electric vehicles spread among the Mercedes, FUSO, Freightliner and Thomas Built brands.

Who's At Fault When Crashes Happen With Tesla's Autopilot? Who's At Fault When Crashes Happen With Tesla's Autopilot?

Tesla regularly implores drivers that use the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system to pay attention to the road and keep their hands on the steering wheel at al times. But a new report on a fatal March crash involving a Tesla Model X says the driver only had his hands on the wheel for 34 of the final 60 seconds…

Lamborghini: No Battery On Earth Has The Savagery We Require For An Electric Car Lamborghini: No Battery On Earth Has The Savagery We Require For An Electric Car

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The First Teardown Of A Tesla Model 3 Battery Is Quite Surprising The First Teardown Of A Tesla Model 3 Battery Is Quite Surprising

The heart of a Tesla, or, really, any electric car, is its battery pack. Engineering a pack that’s reasonably compact, light and structurally sound while holding as much electricity as possible is no joke, so it’s always interesting to rip these things open and see what makes them tick. So far, no one (well, outside…

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