Response to Mercury News article, entitled “The Hidden Workforce Expanding Tesla’s Factory”

At Tesla, we aspire to operate on the principles of hard work and exceptional performance, but always tempered by fairness, justice and kindness. There are times when mistakes are made, but those are the standards to which we hold ourselves. With respect to the person at the center of this weekend’s article in the Mercury News, those standards were not met. We are taking action to address this individual's situation and to put in place additional oversight to ensure that our workplace rules are followed even by sub-subcontractors to prevent such a thing from happening again.

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Thema:  Factory and Workplace

Der Tesla HEPA Filter und Bioweapon Defense Mode auf dem Prüfstand

Luftverschmutzung hat einen signifikanten und durchdringenden Effekt auf die öffentliche Gesundheit. Laut der Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO wird sie aktuell als „grösster Umweltfaktor in Bezug auf menschliche Krankheitsfälle“ angesehen. Über drei Millionen Menschen sterben jährlich an den Folgen von Umweltverschmutzung – das sind mehr als doppelt so viele wie Zahl der Todesopfer durch Verkehrsunfälle.

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The Week that Electric Vehicles Went Mainstream

A week ago, we started taking reservations for Model 3, and the excitement has been incredible. We’ve now received more than 325,000 reservations, which corresponds to about $14 billion in implied future sales, making this the single biggest one-week launch of any product ever. This interest has spread completely organically. Unlike other major product launches, we haven’t advertised or paid for any endorsements.

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Thema:  Model 3 und Vorbestellungen


Reserving your Model 3

Along with the excitement and anticipation for Model 3, we know everyone has a few questions. Here are the details so that you know what to expect both on March 31st when reservations open and in the months ahead before you take delivery of your Model 3.

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Thema:  Model 3, Ordering, and Reservations


Enhancing Safety and Convenience with Summon

Early this year, Tesla 7.1 software introduced an array of new Autopilot features to further enhance the convenience and safety of the driving experience. While many of these features move the ball forward toward a safer autonomous future, none is more significant than the remote parking technology known as Summon.

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Thema:  Model S, Model X, und Autopilot


Summon Your Tesla from Your Phone

Last Fall, Tesla Version 7.0 software introduced a range of new Autopilot active safety and convenience features to give you more confidence behind the wheel, increase your safety on the road, and make highway driving more enjoyable. The release of Tesla Version 7.1 software continues our improvements to self-driving technology. This release expands Autopilot functionality and introduces the first iteration of Summon.

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Thema:  Model S, Model X, und Autopilot


Ihr Autopilot ist da

Im Oktober letzten Jahres haben wir begonnen, das Model S mit Hardwarekomponenten auszustatten, die es uns erlauben, schrittweise Technologien für das selbstfahrende Auto einzuführen: ein Frontradar, 12 Ultraschallsensoren mit hoher Reichweite, welche die Umgebung des Fahrzeugs im Umkreis von 4,9 Metern bei jeder Geschwindigkeit erfassen, eine Frontkamera sowie ein hochpräzises, digital gesteuertes elektrisches Bremsassistenten-System. Außerdem verfügt jedes Model S über ein GPS-Navigationssystem mit digitalen Straßenkarten. Die Einführung der Tesla Softwareversion 7.0 ermöglicht diesen Komponenten nun, eine ganze Reihe von Komfort- und aktiven Sicherheitsfunktionen bereitzustellen. In ihrer Gesamtheit bilden sie das einzige voll integrierte System mit vier verschiedenen Rückmeldungs-Modulen: Kamera, Radar, Ultraschall und GPS.  

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Thema:  Model S und Autopilot

Journalists Trespass, Assault Tesla employees at the Gigafactory

Last Friday at approximately 11:50 am, a Tesla safety manager received a complaint about two trespassers taking pictures at the Gigafactory. The Tesla employee requested assistance and the Storey County Sheriff’s department was alerted. 

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Thema:  Gigafactory


Tesla All Wheel Drive (Dual Motor) Power and Torque Specifications

Attempting to directly correlate horsepower ratings in petroleum burning vehicles to horsepower in an electric vehicle is a difficult challenge. The physics of an electric vehicle propulsion system are very different from a gasoline one. In an EV, electrochemical reactions in the lithium ion cells create electricity. That electricity flows through power electronics that control the voltage and current, then it flows to electromagnets in the motor that create powerful magnetic fields rotating the shaft to turn the wheels. The power required to rotate this shaft has the most correlation to traditional measures of horsepower. However, the chain actually begins in the electrochemical reactions that happen in the battery pack. Depending on the battery's temperature, state of charge and age, the amount of electricity extracted can vary widely.

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Introducing the All-Wheel Drive Model S 70D

Today, we are introducing the Model S 70D, an all-wheel drive electric car with a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds and a 240 mile range at 65 mph.

Even at a starting price of $75k, the Model S 70D offers a broad and compelling set of features. Moreover, when one factors in the cost advantages over an internal combustion engine vehicle, including fuel savings and incentives, the actual cost of owning Model S 70D comes to about $55k over five years (the average length of new car ownership).

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Thema:  Model S