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Report: SEC Has Its Eye on Elon Musk's Brother

Kimbal Musk sold $108M in shares the day before Elon Musk posted Twitter poll

(Newser) - In November, Elon Musk sold Tesla shares worth billions of dollars after polling Twitter users about the move. The Securities and Exchange Commission is now taking a close look at stock sales made by his brother, Kimbal Musk, a day before the poll was posted, the Wall Street Journal reports,...

Yoke Steering Wheel Blamed for Tesla's Rankings Tumble

Electric vehicle maker dropped 7 places in the 'Consumer Reports' list of 32

(Newser) - Tesla has tumbled down the rankings in the latest Consumer Reports list of car brands—and its Model 3 is no longer the top electric vehicle in the magazine's list of top picks. Tesla dropped seven places in the brand rankings to No. 23 out of 32 because of...

Tesla Tells Judge the SEC Scrutiny of Musk Is Harassment

Company says agency is picking on the CEO because he's critical of government

(Newser) - The latest tit-for-tat involving Elon Musk, his company, and the Securities and Exchange Commission could again test the patience of the federal judge who oversaw the 2018 settlement limiting Musk's tweets. When the SEC complained the next year that new tweets from Musk had broken the rules, US District...

SEC: Elon Musk Gave $5.7B in Tesla Shares
From Elon Musk,
a $5.7B Gift

From Elon Musk, a $5.7B Gift

SEC filing indicates Musk donated 5M Tesla shares to unidentified charity or charities in November

(Newser) - Elon Musk kicked off the holiday season at the end of last year with a rather large gift: about $5.7 billion in Tesla shares, donated to an unidentified charity or charities. CNN Business reports that the comped 5,044,000 shares, presented between Nov. 19 and Nov. 29, were...

Recall Affects a Goofy Feature of Tesla Horns

No more fart sounds or animal noises while the car is in motion

(Newser) - No longer will Teslas be allowed to emit fart noises or animal sounds while in motion. They can, however, still do so while parked. That, as the Miami Herald reports, is the upshot of an unusual recall involving the vehicles made by Elon Musk's company. A Tesla "Boombox"...

California Regulators Are Taking Tesla to Court

Agency says there was a 'hostile environment' for Black workers at main plant

(Newser) - Regulators in California are taking Tesla to court for allegedly operating a "racially segregated workplace." In a complaint filed in state court Wednesday, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing said there are major workplace issues at the firm's main US car plant, the Wall Street ...

Tesla Issues Recall Over 'Rolling Stops'

54K cars, SUVs recalled due to Full Self-Driving feature that critics say is unsafe

(Newser) - Tesla is recalling nearly 54,000 cars and SUVs because its "Full Self-Driving" software lets them roll through stop signs without coming to a complete halt. Documents posted Tuesday by US safety regulators say Tesla will disable the feature with an over-the-internet software update, per the AP . The "...

Charges Against Tesla Owner Appear to Be a First

Kevin George Aziz Riad faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter in 2019 crash

(Newser) - California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car, and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appears to be the first Tesla owner to be charged with a felony in the United...

Tesla Finds Way Around China for Battery Ingredient

Automaker finds a source of graphite in Mozambique

(Newser) - Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graphite. Elon Musk's company signed an agreement last month with Australia's Syrah Resources, which operates one of the...

Tesla Self-Driving Feature Puts Car in 'Assertive' Mode

It allows vehicle to shorten follow distance, come to 'rolling stops'

(Newser) - A Tesla self-driving feature is drawing backlash for what some are saying could lead to too-aggressive driving. The Verge reports that the company's Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta allows vehicle operators to choose from one of three driving modes that control how the car reacts to road conditions: "Chill,...

Tesla's New Showroom Is Subject of Much Consternation

American activists want the Xinjiang location closed immediately

(Newser) - American activists are appealing to Tesla to close a new showroom in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, where officials are accused of abuses against mostly Muslim ethnic minorities. China is one of Tesla's biggest markets, and the company on Friday announced the opening of its showroom in Urumqi,...

Fixing His Tesla Would Cost $22K. So He Blew It Up
Told His Tesla Needed a $22K
Battery, He Blew It Up Instead
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Told His Tesla Needed a $22K Battery, He Blew It Up Instead

Finnish man Tuomas Katainen teamed up with a YouTuber to get the job done

(Newser) - The first 932 miles were good miles for a Finnish man and the used 2013 Tesla Model S he bought. That's when a series of error codes began popping up, which led Tuomas Katainen to take the car to a Tesla dealer for repairs. The news he got was...

Tesla Recalls More Than 350K Vehicles
Tesla Recalls More Than
350K Vehicles

Tesla Recalls More Than 350K Vehicles

Certain Model 3's have a problem with rear camera connection

(Newser) - Tesla is recalling certain Model 3s because a coaxial cable for its backup camera can become worn and fail to transmit images to the dashboard console. All Model 3s from model years 2017 to 2020 are included in the recall, with as many as 356,309 cars affected, according to...

Tesla to Disable Gaming While Vehicle Is Moving

NHTSA has launched an investigation of 'Passenger Play' feature

(Newser) - Tesla has released a software update that will block drivers from playing video games on the front touch screen while their vehicle is in motion. Tesla announced the move after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation of the "Passenger Play" feature, the Wall Street Journal reports....

This Year's Stock Market Rise Has a Potential Hitch

It hinges on 5 big stocks, which makes investors worried

(Newser) - If your 401(k) has done well in 2021, a Goldman Sachs analysis points to five key reasons:
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • Nvidia
  • Alphabet (Google)
  • Tesla

Birth of Baby Takes Tesla Owners for Ride

Mom delivered in Tesla on autopilot

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman and her husband knew their new baby was coming soon when she went into labor in September, but they didn't know how soon. Nor did Keating and Yiran Sherry know that they wouldn't even make it to the hospital before little Maeve was born. Per...

Tesla Is Courting Kids With an Electric ATV

$1.9K miniature Cyberquad modeled after Cybertruck released ahead of adult version

(Newser) - Tesla previewed an electric ATV, the Cyberquad, with the presentation of its Cybertruck two years ago. What the company was keeping hushed up was its plans to first release a miniature $1,900 version for kids, which has arrived just in time for the holiday shopping season. The Cyberquad for...

Yet Another Major Stock Dump for Elon Musk

CEO sells off an additional $1.05B worth of Tesla shares, inching closer to his 10% goal

(Newser) - Elon Musk asked the internet, and it looks like he's going to acquiesce to the internet. Earlier this month, the Tesla CEO put up a Twitter poll asking if followers thought he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock, promising to "abide by the results" either way. The...

Tesla Users Find Out What Happens When App Doesn't Work

Drivers worldwide were stranded when apparent outage made them unable to unlock, start their cars

(Newser) - There's something to be said for a physical key to unlock and start your car. Tesla drivers around the globe found that out last week when the app they use to perform such functions was apparently affected by an outage, leaving them stranded. The BBC reports that just after...

Tesla's 'Tumultuous Year' Just Got Worse

Automaker ranked almost last for reliability in new Consumer Reports ranking

(Newser) - Lexus will be pleased with the latest Consumer Reports new-car reliability rankings , but one big name won't be. After surveying owners of more than 300,000 vehicles that were 2020 or 2021 models, the consumer group placed Tesla second to last (ahead of only the Lincoln brand owned by...

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