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Tesla is an American electric automobile manufacturer headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Named after the famous scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla, the company was founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Elon Musk, who had invested major funds at the beginning, took over as the CEO in 2008. In 2009, Tesla began the production of its first car, the Roadster, which was followed by the Model S (sedan), Model X (SUV), Model 3 (sedan), and Model Y (crossover). Apart from the EVs, the company also manufactures battery energy storage, solar panels, as well as solar roof tiles.

Highway projects haven't had Chinese investment since some time: Gadkari

21 Sep 2021

Highway projects haven't had Chinese investment since some time: Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said that Chinese companies have not made investments in highway projects in India in recent times.

Elon Musk takes his 'last remaining' house off the market

20 Sep 2021

Elon Musk takes his 'last remaining' house off the market

Elon Musk is putting his vow to sell all "physical possessions" on hold.

Ahead of launch in India, Tesla Model Y spotted testing

12 Sep 2021

Ahead of launch in India, Tesla Model Y spotted testing

US automaker Tesla is expected to launch its Model Y electric SUV in India in early 2022.

Tesla Model S electric sedan sets lap record at Nurburgring

10 Sep 2021

Tesla Model S electric sedan sets lap record at Nurburgring

Tesla's Model S Plaid has set a new lap record for production electric cars at the Nurburgring Nordschleife racing circuit in Germany.

Four Tesla models receive nod from Indian testing agencies

01 Sep 2021

Four Tesla models receive nod from Indian testing agencies

After facing several hurdles, Elon Musk-led American carmaker Tesla appears to be inching closer to launching its products on Indian shores.

Prior to launch, Tesla Model Y spied testing in India

21 Aug 2021

Prior to launch, Tesla Model Y spied testing in India

American auto giant Tesla is expected to enter the Indian market later this year.

Federal investigation launched into Tesla Autopilot-related crashes

19 Aug 2021

Federal investigation launched into Tesla Autopilot-related crashes

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has commenced an investigation into the Tesla Autopilot system.

Rejecting Tesla's appeal, government says won't slash duties on EVs

03 Aug 2021

Rejecting Tesla's appeal, government says won't slash duties on EVs

Since 2018, American carmaker Tesla has repeatedly expressed interest in entering the Indian market. However, weeks after Tesla appealed to reduce taxes, the Indian government stated that it has no plans to slash import duties for electric vehicles.

Samsung reveals its automotive image sensor; signs pact with Tesla

13 Jul 2021

Samsung reveals its automotive image sensor; signs pact with Tesla

Eyeing an expansion into the automotive sector, Samsung has unveiled an image sensor for vehicles, called ISOCELL Auto 4AC.

Prior to launch, Tesla Model 3 spotted testing in Pune

11 Jun 2021

Prior to launch, Tesla Model 3 spotted testing in Pune

Tesla Model 3 is expected to be launched in India later this year. In the latest development, a test mule of the car's Long Range Dual Motor variant has been spotted testing on the roads in Pune.

Tesla launches its quickest and most powerful production car ever

11 Jun 2021

Tesla launches its quickest and most powerful production car ever

Tesla has commenced deliveries of its quickest and most powerful production car, called the Model S Plaid. It was announced in January this year.

World's quickest car axed before entering production: Details here

07 Jun 2021

World's quickest car axed before entering production: Details here

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the Model S Plaid+, which was unveiled in January, has been canceled.

Elon Musk attributes Tesla price hikes to 'supply chain pressure'

02 Jun 2021

Elon Musk attributes Tesla price hikes to 'supply chain pressure'

Prices for Tesla car models have been steadily rising. The company's CEO Elon Musk recently took to Twitter to explain that the price hike is primarily due to the increasing costs of raw materials.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla gets dearer due to pandemic, and more

02 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla gets dearer due to pandemic, and more

The pandemic has made life hard for everyone across the board. Gamers can't buy graphics cards and carmakers can't, well, make cars due to lack of essential chips.

Musk establishes Bitcoin Mining Council with leading North American miners

30 May 2021

Musk establishes Bitcoin Mining Council with leading North American miners

Elon Musk held a meeting with "leading Bitcoin miners in North America" recently. The discussion aimed "to promote energy usage transparency [and] accelerate sustainability initiatives worldwide."

Musk's Boring Company tests underground Tesla tunnel system in Vegas

27 May 2021

Musk's Boring Company tests underground Tesla tunnel system in Vegas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Boring Company has partially delivered on its promise to shuttle passengers through tunnels underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Partially, because the original concept involved autonomously moving entire cars on magnetic rails up to speeds of 124mph.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla doesn't like Bitcoin anymore, and more

14 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla doesn't like Bitcoin anymore, and more

Not long after allowing Tesla electric vehicles to be bought using Bitcoin, CEO Elon Musk has had a change of heart.

Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin as it is not environment-friendly

13 May 2021

Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin as it is not environment-friendly

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been a vocal promoter of cryptocurrency and electric mobility. Late in March, Tesla announced that it would accept Bitcoin as payment for its cars.

2021 Tesla Model X review: Is it worth the hype?

01 May 2021

2021 Tesla Model X review: Is it worth the hype?

Tesla is arguably the biggest name when it comes to electric cars and the good news is that it is finally coming to India. The automaker has opened a registered office here and is chalking out plans for a probable entry later this year.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

28 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

In January everyone had dismissed Apple CEO Tim Cook's privacy campaign as a PR stunt. We had called it back then that it was no ordinary PR stunt, and Cook was setting up a booby trap to gut rivals Facebook and Google.

Elon Musk to host 'Saturday Night Live,' fans lash out

26 Apr 2021

Elon Musk to host 'Saturday Night Live,' fans lash out

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to become the first non-actor or athlete to host Saturday Night Live since Donald Trump.

Tesla crash kills two, CEO Musk denies Autopilot use

22 Apr 2021

Tesla crash kills two, CEO Musk denies Autopilot use

On April 18, two men aged 59 and 69 years old met a fiery demise when the 2019 Tesla Model S that they were traveling in collided with a tree and went up in flames just outside Houston.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook announces its Clubhouse clone, and more

21 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook announces its Clubhouse clone, and more

You can find everything in Silicon Valley except originality. Sure enough, Facebook joins the mad rush to clone Clubhouse.

NewsBytes Briefing: Domino's leaks all your data, and more

20 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Domino's leaks all your data, and more

So you thought you'd order pineapple topping on your pizza and no one would find out? Well, think again because Domino's India has somehow managed to leak 180 million order details, which include names, phone numbers, addresses, and even credit card details.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook refuses to inform leak victims, and more

09 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook refuses to inform leak victims, and more

By now everyone knows how a Facebook security breach leaked personal data belonging to its 533 million users. That means one in five active Facebook users has been compromised.

Following outcry, Tesla refunded customers who were double-charged for cars

08 Apr 2021

Following outcry, Tesla refunded customers who were double-charged for cars

Late last month, we reported that several Tesla customers were charged twice for their new electric cars. One of the affected customers, Christopher T. Lee, who goes by the name Everyday Chris on YouTube even made a video detailing his experience.

Musk wants to hire you even without a college degree

05 Apr 2021

Musk wants to hire you even without a college degree

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, may want to hire you.

Tesla sold more cars than it produced in Q1 2021

04 Apr 2021

Tesla sold more cars than it produced in Q1 2021

Tesla has announced that it has delivered more cars in the first quarter of 2021 than it produced in the same period.

Tesla customers double charged; Forced to seek help from banks

31 Mar 2021

Tesla customers double charged; Forced to seek help from banks

In a strange development, multiple Tesla customers have reported being charged twice for their new electric cars. Christopher Lee is one such customer who documented his ordeal in a YouTube video, where he was billed $56,579 twice for the Tesla Model Y.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla surprises customers with two-for-one offer, and more

31 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla surprises customers with two-for-one offer, and more

Tesla customers were in for a surprise when they received two withdrawals instead of one for vehicles that cost anywhere between $37,000 and $100,000.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple Card isn't sexist after all, and more

24 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple Card isn't sexist after all, and more

Back in 2019, prominent Silicon Valley millionaires accused a credit card of being sexist, because their wives were given lower credit limits compared to them.

Elon Musk officially crowns himself Technoking through Tesla's regulatory filing

16 Mar 2021

Elon Musk officially crowns himself Technoking through Tesla's regulatory filing

Elon Musk's love for bizarre names and antagonizing investors continues with its latest regulatory filing. Tesla has given its CEO Musk the peculiar title Technoking through its new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more

11 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more

Hackers broke into the secure networks of Verkada Inc., which provides video surveillance and facial recognition solutions to Tesla, Cloudflare, and several government organizations. By "broke in," we mean it used the publicly exposed master password to simply log into their network.

Massive video surveillance hack exposes Tesla, US hospital/jail security feeds

10 Mar 2021

Massive video surveillance hack exposes Tesla, US hospital/jail security feeds

There have been a number of hacks in recent times, but the latest security breach involving Silicon Valley start-up Verkada Inc. strangely doesn't seem to be the malicious kind.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla hooking up Texas to mega-battery, and more

10 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla hooking up Texas to mega-battery, and more

Battery backup is a necessity in Third World countries, where the power grid is unreliable. However, First World countries are trying to replicate the same conditions by embracing fickle wind and solar energy.

Tesla covertly installing mega-battery to stabilize Texas power grid

09 Mar 2021

Tesla covertly installing mega-battery to stabilize Texas power grid

While Tesla is famous for its electric cars, the company's official mission is to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy". Bloomberg reports that the company is currently building a battery facility at Angleton, Texas.

Gadkari assures Tesla of lower cost of manufacturing than China

03 Mar 2021

Gadkari assures Tesla of lower cost of manufacturing than China

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that India is ready to offer incentives to US automaker Tesla to ensure that its production cost here is cheaper than China.

Tesla to open manufacturing unit in Karnataka, says CM Yediyurappa

14 Feb 2021

Tesla to open manufacturing unit in Karnataka, says CM Yediyurappa

American electric car giant Tesla will set up its first manufacturing unit in India in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.

Tesla must recall 12,300 units of Model X: Germany's KBA

13 Feb 2021

Tesla must recall 12,300 units of Model X: Germany's KBA

Tesla will possibly be recalling 12,300 units of the Model X with faulty body moldings globally, according to a declaration made by KBA - Germany's motor vehicle authority.

Bitcoin surges past $44,000 after Tesla invests about $1.5 billion

08 Feb 2021

Bitcoin surges past $44,000 after Tesla invests about $1.5 billion

Elon Musk is out ruffling feathers yet again. Bitcoin hit record levels surpassing $44,000 after Tesla invested a massive $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency.