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These were the biggest automotive stories of the 2010s

The 2010s were among the most eventful decades since the invention of the automobile in the late 1900s. From Tesla’s rise to the advent of self-driving vehicles, from Dieselgate to an historic GM strike and the arrival of Uber, the decade was action-packed and defined by big personalities and crazy […]
These were the biggest automotive stories of the 2010s
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5 failed tech predictions for the 2010s that didn’t work out

After the advent of iPhones and other innovations in the new millennium, the 2010s started with promise of technological progress. Some predictions, like increased tech surveillance and a few companies dominating the internet, have proven true. Others, like the promise of AR, autonomous vehicles, and AI, have made progress, but […]
5 failed tech predictions for the 2010s that didn’t work out
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Tesla’s biggest Chinese competitor surges 35% after losing less money than expected last quarter

Nio,Tesla’s chief competitor in China, reported 2019 fiscal third-quarter earnings Monday that beat analyst expectations and showed a smaller-than-anticipated loss. Shares surged as much as 35% in early trading Monday. The company delivered more vehicles than analysts expected, boosting quarterly revenue. It also reported a narrower-than-anticipated loss for the quarter. […]
Tesla’s biggest Chinese competitor surges 35% after losing less money than expected last quarter
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Tesla had a wild 2019. Here’s what the year looked like in pictures.

Tesla’s2019 was a wild, wild ride. The year started with a groundbreaking on a new China factory and ended with the stock at an all-time high. In between, Tesla revealed its Model Y SUV and a controversial Cybertruck. Here’s a month-by-month visual review of Tesla’s 2019. Sign up for Business […]
Tesla had a wild 2019. Here’s what the year looked like in pictures.
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Ferrari was by far the best stock investment you could have made in the auto sector in 2019, but a closer look at GM, Ford, FCA, and Tesla tells a stunning story

Of the five automaker stocks I cover, only Ferrari has beaten the S&P index in 2019, year-to-date. Surprisingly, Ford has been the No. 2 performer. Tesla was the big underperformer for most of the year, until Q4. Sign up for Business Insider’s transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories […]
Ferrari was by far the best stock investment you could have made in the auto sector in 2019, but a closer look at GM, Ford, FCA, and Tesla tells a stunning story
Tech

Tesla sold a giant battery to an electric co-op in Alaska

An electric cooperative in Alaska has purchased a 93 MWh battery from Tesla. The Homer Electric Association announced the deal on December 3, saying the battery will improve “grid stability, electric power reliability, and system efficiency.” The battery will likely begin operation in the fall of 2021. While energy products […]
Tesla sold a giant battery to an electric co-op in Alaska
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Tesla has lost its top lawyer for the third time in the past year

Tesla‘s general counsel, Jonathan Chang, has left the company, Bloomberg‘s Dana Hull first reported. The artificial-intelligence startup SambaNova Systems announced in a press release on Thursday that Chang has become the company’s general counsel. Chang’s departure marks the third time a top lawyer at Tesla has left the electric-car maker […]
Tesla has lost its top lawyer for the third time in the past year
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Some 1,100 car shoppers said they’d rather buy an electric pickup truck from Ford or GM than Tesla’s Cybertruck — but there’s a silver lining for Tesla in the survey

Tesla‘s Cybertruck may have a hard time converting Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado owners, but it might open up a new segment of the pickup-truck market, according to a survey from the automotive research site Autolist. The roughly 1,100 respondents were asked, assuming they had to buy one and their […]
Some 1,100 car shoppers said they’d rather buy an electric pickup truck from Ford or GM than Tesla’s Cybertruck — but there’s a silver lining for Tesla in the survey
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The best tech of the decade

The 2010s had some really great tech – like the iPhone 4,Roku, and SpaceX. At one point it felt like the whole world was playing Pokémon Go Insider reflected on the technology that really felt like it won the decade. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a […]
The best tech of the decade
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Tesla on Autopilot crashes into parked police car

A Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot enabled crashed into a parked police car on Saturday. The driver was reportedly checking on his dog in the backseat when the crash occurred. The crash happened on Interstate 95 in Norwalk, Connecticut. The police car was stationary behind a disabled vehicle, with flashers […]
Tesla on Autopilot crashes into parked police car
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Tesla refused to help the police with an investigation into stolen copper wire after Elon Musk learned about the incident because the company was scared of bad press

Tesla declined to help local authorities with an investigation into stolen copper wire at its factory in Sparks, Nevada, out of fear that it could make the electric-car maker look bad, the Reno Gazette Journal‘s Benjamin Spillman first reported, citing a police report from June 2018. Tesla declined to assist […]
Tesla refused to help the police with an investigation into stolen copper wire after Elon Musk learned about the incident because the company was scared of bad press
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Videos of long lines at Tesla Supercharger stations in the US reveal a big hurdle that companies like Tesla and Volkswagen need to clear before more people will buy EVs

People have cited the speed and availability of charging stations as two of their biggest concerns about electric vehicles. Owners can do the vast majority of their charging at home or at work, but on rare occasions demand spikes, said Karl Brauer, the executive publisher of Autotrader and Kelley Blue […]
Videos of long lines at Tesla Supercharger stations in the US reveal a big hurdle that companies like Tesla and Volkswagen need to clear before more people will buy EVs
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Why the Cybertruck is a breakthrough for Tesla and designer Franz von Holzhausen

Tesla’sCybertruck has provoked a polarising reaction to its exotic design. The electric-car company’s first pickup truck is radical, but it also signals artistic growth for the designer Franz von Holzhausen. Von Holzhausen has created a beautiful and durable design language for Tesla vehicles, but he was falling into an aesthetic […]
Why the Cybertruck is a breakthrough for Tesla and designer Franz von Holzhausen
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Elon Musk says there are 250,000 pre-orders for Tesla’s Cybertruck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said there have been 250,000 pre-orders for Tesla’s futuristic Cybertruck pickup truck in an ultra-brief tweet on Monday. Early on Monday morning, Musk tweeted the word “250k”, implying the new pre-oreder figure. Tesla is currently taking pre-orders for the Cybertruck for $US100 each. The vehicle […]
Elon Musk says there are 250,000 pre-orders for Tesla’s Cybertruck
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African-American and Hispanic former Tesla employees allegedly said they heard racial slurs and were passed over for promotions that went to less-qualified white colleagues at Tesla’s Buffalo factory

Six African-American and Hispanic former employees at Tesla‘s factory in Buffalo, New York, have filed discrimination complaints with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York Division of Human Rights, WIVB-4 TV’s Daniel Telvock reported. The former employees reportedly alleged that they lost out on promotions to […]
African-American and Hispanic former Tesla employees allegedly said they heard racial slurs and were passed over for promotions that went to less-qualified white colleagues at Tesla’s Buffalo factory
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Watch Tesla unveil its pickup truck in under 6 minutes

Tesla revealed its newest offering, the Cybertruck, at an event near the SpaceX facility in Los Angeles. Cybertruck has a range of up to 500 miles and can tow up to 14,000 pounds. It seats up to six passengers and starts at $US39,900. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Watch Tesla unveil its pickup truck in under 6 minutes
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People have been ridiculing Tesla’s new Cybertruck for its unusual design — but some big names in Silicon Valley say they love the pickup

Tesla’s new Cybertruck drew criticism following its unveiling last Thursday, but several prominent figures in the technology industry have come forward in praise of the company’s first pickup truck. Executives from Twitter and Facebook, as well as a longtime former Microsoft executive, all had positive things to say about the […]
People have been ridiculing Tesla’s new Cybertruck for its unusual design — but some big names in Silicon Valley say they love the pickup
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Tesla is asking for just $100 for a Cybertruck reservation after initially making Model 3 reservation-holders pay $1,000. Here are 3 possible reasons why the Cybertruck deposit is lower.

The $US100 deposit required to reserve a TeslaCybertruck is much lower than those the electric-car maker previously set for its Model 3 sedan ($US1,000) and Model Y SUV ($US2,500). Tesla has not yet explained why it set the Cybertruck deposit at $US100, but there are a number of possible reasons […]
Tesla is asking for just $100 for a Cybertruck reservation after initially making Model 3 reservation-holders pay $1,000. Here are 3 possible reasons why the Cybertruck deposit is lower.
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Here’s how to preorder Tesla’s new Cybertruck

Tesla finally revealed its long-awaited electric pickup trucklast week. Deposits came flooding in nearly immediately, and have totaled over 200,000 so far, CEO Elon Musk said. Ordering your truck is simple on Tesla’s website, just like its other models. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Ready to join the […]
Here’s how to preorder Tesla’s new Cybertruck
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Elon Musk says Tesla has already received 200,000 orders for the Cybertruck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Saturday his company has already received 200,000 orders for the new Cybertruck. The passenger pickup truck was unveiled Thursday night and immediately sparked headlines and viral reactions. The vehicle is set to begin production in 2021. Musk said Saturday that the orders had come despite […]
Elon Musk says Tesla has already received 200,000 orders for the Cybertruck
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The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.

Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the “PayPal Mafia.” Some are household […]
The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.
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Tesla now does sedans, SUVs, sports cars, semis, and pickups — here are 5 more segments for the company to attack

Tesla unveiled its much-anticipated Cybertruck last week. Reaction was … mixed. But the arrival of the Cybertruck suggests some new, untapped vehicle segments that Tesla could move into. These include full-size SUVs, convertibles, and even motorsports. Sign up for Business Insider’s transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like […]
Tesla now does sedans, SUVs, sports cars, semis, and pickups — here are 5 more segments for the company to attack
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A self-declared space nation called Asgardia is planning a fully functioning space economy and wants help from Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Asgardia is a non-governmental organisation that wants to become the first kingdom and nation-state in space. On Saturday, the group’s 150 elected representatives met for Asgardia’s first parliamentary session in Tallinn, Estonia. Asgardia chairman Lembit Opik told Business Insider the group has considered approaching Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to […]
A self-declared space nation called Asgardia is planning a fully functioning space economy and wants help from Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos
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Blade Runner’s art director Syd Mead is a huge fan of Tesla’s new Cybertruck

Blade Runner artistic director Syd Mead called the Cybertruck “stylistically breathtaking.” Elon Musk had previously said the truck would look like a vehicle from the popular sci-fi movie. Mead also told Business Insider that he was “truly flattered” that Musk had taken inspiration from the movie. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Blade Runner’s art director Syd Mead is a huge fan of Tesla’s new Cybertruck
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The 12 coolest features of Tesla’s new $39,900 Cybertruck pickup

Tesla on Thursday unveiled its first pickup truck: the six-seat Cybertruck. The automaker says the truck’s body – made of “ultra-hard” stainless steel and “armour glass” – is almost impenetrable, though the reveal proved otherwise. Here are 12 other features the automaker says the truck will have when it goes […]
The 12 coolest features of Tesla’s new $39,900 Cybertruck pickup
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‘Looks weird… like, really weird’: Wall Street isn’t sold on Tesla’s new Cybertruck design. Here’s what 7 analysts think about the electric pickup.

Tesla unveiled it’s Cybertruck on Thursday in a live event at which its design leader accidentally broke two of the car’s windows. Many Wall Street analysts think the truck’s strange design could negatively impact the car’s performance. Credit Suisse said rivals Ford and General Motors can “breathe a sigh of […]
‘Looks weird… like, really weird’: Wall Street isn’t sold on Tesla’s new Cybertruck design. Here’s what 7 analysts think about the electric pickup.
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Ford responds to Tesla’s new Cybertruck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck, the company’s first passenger truck, on Thursday night. During the presentation, Musk, in his usual fashion, took shots at traditional automakers. “We’ve always focused on serving our truck customers regardless of what others say or do,” a Ford representative told Business Insider. Sign […]
Ford responds to Tesla’s new Cybertruck
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‘Oh my f—ing god’: Watch Elon Musk’s reaction after Tesla’s lead designer cracked a window on the Cybertruck that Musk suggested was stronger than normal car glass

Tesla unveiled its Cybertruck pickup truck on Thursday. During the event, TeslaCEO Elon Musk suggested that the vehicle’s window glass was stronger than that of a typical car. But two windows on the vehicle cracked when Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s head of design, threw a metal ball at them. Sign […]
‘Oh my f—ing god’: Watch Elon Musk’s reaction after Tesla’s lead designer cracked a window on the Cybertruck that Musk suggested was stronger than normal car glass
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How Tesla’s Model Y compares to Ford’s first EV

Ford recently revealed its first-ever all-electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E. Despite having the iconic Mustang badge on its front and rear bumpers, the Mach-E is far from a pony car, similar in size to Tesla’s upcoming Model Y crossover. So just how does the Mach-E stack up against the next […]
How Tesla’s Model Y compares to Ford’s first EV
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Tesla reveals Cybertruck, a 6-passenger pickup featuring 3 motors, armoured glass, and up to 500 miles of range

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Cybertruck, the company’s first passenger truck, on Thursday night. The truck is made of a heavy-duty stainless steel and armoured glass and advertises three configurations: single-motor rear-wheel-drive, dual-motor all-wheel-drive, and tri-motor all-wheel-drive. It can seat up to six passengers and travel up to 500 miles […]
Tesla reveals Cybertruck, a 6-passenger pickup featuring 3 motors, armoured glass, and up to 500 miles of range