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The release of the Model 3 was supposed to be the moment when Tesla finally made a car that was affordable for the masses. “In terms of price, it’ll be $35,000,” Musk said at the March 2016 Model 3 announcement event. “And I want to emphasize that even if you buy no options at all, …

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Enlarge / An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco in 2017. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Uber is laying off its safety drivers in Pittsburgh and San Francisco—about 100 people in total. It’s the latest sign that Uber is scaling back its testing operations as it tries to move beyond the March crash that killed a pedestrian …

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Enlarge / The Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) headquarters and manufacturing complex is reflected in a mudflat in Ningde, Fujian Province, China, in January 2018. CATL already sells the most batteries to the biggest electric-vehicle makers in the biggest EV market: China. A Chinese battery company called Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) has chosen a …

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Enlarge / Tesla workers celebrate a record production quarter. Tesla Tesla on Monday touted record second quarter production numbers for the Model 3 alongside continued strong output of the more expensive Model S and Model X. For the final week of June, Tesla says it produced 5,031 Model 3 and 1,913 Model S and Model X vehicles. …

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Enlarge / Anthony Levandowski, then VP of engineering at Uber, speaking to reporters at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Anthony Levandowski, one of the most controversial figures in the self-driving car business, is connected to a new driverless truck startup, TechCrunch has reported. Called Kache.ai, the company is …

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This is the Porsche 919 Evo, the ultimate version of its three-time Le Mans-winning hybrid race car. Timo Bernhard is one of Porsche’s racing drivers and the man who just shattered a 35-year lap record at one of the scariest race tracks in the world. Porsche In May of this year, Porsche treated the fans …

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Enlarge / The front view of Tesla’s new Model 3 car on display is seen on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Tesla store in Washington, D.C. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images Tesla v. Tripp View more stories In an ongoing high-stakes lawsuit, Tesla has now asked a judge for emergency permission to …

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Tesla is now wholly refuting the claims made by an ex-employee and self-proclaimed whistleblower who previously leaked information to the press. In a lengthy statement provided Friday to Ars via a Tesla spokesperson, the company flatly denied that Martin Tripp, the man that the company sued earlier this week for alleged trade secrets violations, had …

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Enlarge / Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, speaks at a press conference at the Nevada State Capitol, September 4, 2014 in Carson City, Nevada. Max Whittaker/Getty Images On Wednesday, Tesla sued a former employee who worked in its Gigafactory in Nevada, accusing him of stealing trade secrets. The lawsuit appears to be what CEO …

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This two-door SUV can be yours for just $360,000 Eric Bangeman The cockpit of the SV Coupe Eric Bangeman It’s like a Land Rover that costs $300,000 less, but much fancier. Land Rover A close-up of the veneer on the inside of the doors. That’s the birthdate of the designer’s daughter. Eric Bangeman Each SV …

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