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    • US investigates 10 Tesla crash deaths

      US investigates 10 Tesla crash deaths

      The US auto safety agency announced it was investigating accidents with vehicles of leading electric car maker Tesla that had resulted in at least 10 fatalities, Reuters reported. The probe is targeted at the usage of the advanced driver assistance systems and have happened since 2016. The agency had already confirmed some specific Tesla crash investigations but had not previously released a full accounting of all Tesla crashes.

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    • Tesla hikes prices on soaring raw materials

      Tesla hikes prices on soaring raw materials

      US producer of electric cars Tesla is forced to raise the prices of vehicles due to surging costs of raw materials, Reuters reported citing Tesla's CEO and majority stock holder Elon Musk. Musk elaborated on increased prices during an exchange of messages on Twitter. "Prices increasing due to major supply chain price pressure industry-wide. Raw materials especially," Musk added.

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    • Tesla attracts Chinese cheap battery maker

      Tesla attracts Chinese cheap battery maker

      US producer of electric vehicles Tesla is in talks to attract the Chinese producer of cheap batteries EVE Energy to join the Asian part of the conglomerate, controlled by billionaire Elon Musk, Reuters reported. EVE makes lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, which are cheaper to produce because they use iron instead of more expensive nickel and cobalt.But LFP batteries generally offer a shorter range on a single charge than more popular nickel/cobalt alternative.

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    • Tesla halts accepting bitcoin payments

      Tesla halts accepting bitcoin payments

      US maker of electric vehicles Tesla announced it would stop accepting bitcoins as an alternative payment method. This statement was unveiled by founder and majority shareholder Elon Musk, AP reported. He said on Twitter that bitcoins have a very harmful effect on environment and therefore will be excluded from Tsla's approved methods of payments.

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    • Tesla misses key technology target

      Tesla misses key technology target

      The producer of electric cars Tesla admitted it would miss a target set by its majority owner Elon Musk - to develop full self-driving vehicles by the end of 2021, Reuters reported. The announcement seriously undermines Tesla ambitions to influence the global EV market. Documents released in media earlier this week showed that the company is falling behind announced deadlines while incidents with EVs continue to rise.

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    • Tesla bets on recycling EV components in Shanghai

      Tesla bets on recycling EV components in Shanghai

      The US producer of electric vehicles Tesla announced it was moving ahead with using components that may be recycled, Reuters reported. Tesla’s majority shareholder Elon Musk is known for his ambitions to use components that later may be recycled, but at this stage the recycling approach was used mainly in relation to the production of space ships. Now Tesla confirmed it planned to add facilities at its Shanghai factory to repair and reproduce key components such as electric motors and battery cells, a document submitted by Tesla to Shanghai authorities showed.

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