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The Tesla Model S.

NHTSA is investigating a claim that a Tesla software update meant to prevent battery fires hurt the range of some Model S and Model X vehicles

Tesla is the subject of a NHTSA investigation into a software update it rolled out to the Model S and Model X earlier this year.

Videos showing Tesla’s Smart Summon feature doing bizarre things have gotten the NHTSA’s attention

Tesla's Smart Summon allows some of the company's vehicles to drive in parking lots without anyone in the car.

This 40-second video perfectly captures why people shouldn’t use their phones while driving

Using your phone while driving is becoming popular, but it's a bad idea. You'll get hurt, or kill someone. Seriously.

GM calls for an emissions-credit program that will cover the entire US

GM proposed a National Zero Emissions Vehicle program that would be based on a current system of ZEV credits used by California and nine other states.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken an unusual approach to potentially taking the company private.

The US government appeared to take a shot at Tesla after the company touted the Model 3’s safety features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement on Tuesday that it does not evaluate vehicle safety beyond its star rating system. The statement was an apparent response to claims that Tesla has made about its vehicles.
The Tesla Model 3.

Tesla says you’re less likely to get seriously injured in a Model 3 than in any other car the US government has tested

Tesla said Model 3 occupants have less than a 6% chance of suffering a serious injury during a collision. The automaker also said its Model S sedan and Model X SUV have the second and third-lowest injury probability ratings of any vehicle tested by the NHTSA, respectively.
Houses sit in floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence, in this aerial picture, on the outskirts of Lumberton, North Carolina, U.S. September 17, 2018.

The Trump administration says the climate will warm by a disastrous amount — and there are few plans to address it

The report was written to justify President Trump's decision to freeze federal gas-mileage standards for cars and light trucks by 2020. The predicted effects of climate change, including increased flooding associated with hurricanes, wildfires, and heat waves are already becoming a reality.
Tesla's Model 3.

Tesla Model 3 scores 5-star safety rating from NHTSA

Tesla's Model 3 received a five-star rating in the frontal crash, side crash, and rollover categories, and some of its driver assistance features — like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, crash imminent braking, and dynamic brake support — met the agency's performance tests.

The feds are investigating a crash involving a Tesla Model S whose driver says she was using her phone while Autopilot was engaged

The Tesla Model S crashed into a fire-department vehicle last Friday in South Jordan, Utah. The 28-year-old woman behind the wheel told the police that the semiautonomous technology Autopilot was activated and that she was looking at her phone at the time of the crash. The NHTSA is investigating.

I checked out Tesla Autopilot — and there’s no way it can drive a car by itself

The technology is good, but after using it for just 15 minutes, it was clear that Autopilot is a long way from the magical experience of a car driving itself.