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Nikola patented a stolen truck design, Tesla claims in legal response

Nikola Chairman Trevor Milton unveils the Nikola One truck in December 2016. Nikola A sketch of Adriano Mudri’s Road Runner design. Tesla / Adriano Mudri An image of Mudri’s design included in Tesla’s lawsuit. Tesla The Tesla Semi. Tesla The Concept S, a 2010 design from the German company MAN, has important similarities to Nikola’s …

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Tesla lays out ‘Battery Day’ plans that lead to a $25,000 electric car

Tesla The Tesla Battery Day presentation is under way, and CEO Elon Musk has shown off a number of changes the company is making that he says can halve the cost per kWh of building electric vehicle battery cells. Just before showing off the $140,000~ Model S Plaid and its 200MPH+ top speed, Musk said …

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Elon Musk warns that Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ tech is two years away

NurPhoto via Getty Images The Tesla “battery day” presentation is almost here, set to take place tomorrow after being rescheduled from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with just hours to go until the company reveals something — the expectation is that it has developed at least one new type of battery cell that …

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Tesla wins key ruling in legal battle against former employee

Enlarge / The Tesla Gigafactory under construction in 2016. Tripp would start work there the following year. Troy Harvey/Bloomberg via Getty Images A federal judge in Nevada has thrown out a defamation case by former Tesla employee Martin Tripp against his former employer. At the same time, Judge Miranda Du refused to dismiss Tesla’s charge …

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Tesla Supercharger flaw lets rival EVs top up for free in Europe

REUTERS/Michele Tantussi Tesla’s Supercharger stations normally aren’t very welcoming places to competing electric cars, but European chargers may be another story — for now. Electrek pointed to reports from Nextmove and others that Supercharger V3 stations in Europe are letting people with non-Tesla EVs (like the VW ID.3 and Hyundai Kona Electric) charge for free. …

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For Lucid’s Air EV sedan, performance and prestige come at a price

After multiple production delays and setbacks, Lucid Motors gave the EV driving public its first look at the upcoming Lucid Air sedan during a live streamed reveal event on Wednesday. With an expected range far exceeding even the most robust Tesla Model S, Lucid’s all-electric sedan is poised to give its EV competitors a run …

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Tesla Foils Ransomware Attack After Employee Rejects Bitcoin Bribe Worth $1 Million

Tesla’s Elon Musk has said the company recently foiled attempts to infect its computer network with malicious software, after an employee cooperated with the FBI in an investigation. The malicious software would create an opportunity for criminals to extort money from Tesla. Musk’s revelation comes after the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) had brought …

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Tesla Autopilot now detects speed limit signs

REUTERS/Amanda Voisard Tesla cars are now smarter about recognizing street signs. Electrek reports that the automaker is pushing a software update that lets Autopilot detect speed limit signs using the EV’s cameras. Your car should stick to the limit more accurately than it did before, when it was relying solely on GPS data. You shouldn’t …

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Russian tourist offered employee $1 million to cripple Tesla with malware

Enlarge Tesla Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory was the target of a concerted plot to cripple the company’s network with malware, CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Thursday afternoon. The plan’s outline was divulged on Tuesday in a criminal complaint that accused a Russian man of offering $1 million to the employee of a Nevada company, identified only …

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