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Tesla's Autopilot was scary to use at first, but I eventually saw how it can be useful.

I tried Tesla’s Autopilot for the first time — and it was nerve-racking at first

In June, I tried Tesla's Autopilot for the first time in a Model 3. Using Autopilot was scary at first, But I eventually realized how it could ease some of the foot and ankle fatigue driving on crowded streets can cause.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the Model 3 is the third product on which the company has gambled its existence.

Elon Musk said the Model 3 is the last product he’ll have to gamble the company’s existence on

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he believes the Model 3 is the last product on which the company will have to bet its livelihood in an interview with Bloomberg. The Model 3 has caused production problems and strained Tesla's finances.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained the company's production mistakes in an interview with Bloomberg.

‘We were huge idiots and didn’t know what we were doing’: Elon Musk blames Tesla’s Model 3 production issues on being ‘n...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said "we were huge idiots and didn't know what were doing" when attempting to redesign Tesla's production process for the Model 3, according to a report in Bloomberg. Musk said faulty robots and "naive" designers contributed to Tesla's production problems.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has slept in multiple locations at the company's vehicle assembly plant this year.

Elon Musk said he slept on the floor of Tesla’s factory because he wanted to suffer more than any other employee during Model 3 ‘productio...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he slept on the floor of the company's vehicle assembly plant because he wanted to suffer more than any other employee during the troubled production ramp-up for the Model 3 sedan, Bloomberg reported.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China.

Tesla customers will start losing a $7,500 tax credit in 2019

Tesla has sold 200,000 electric vehicles in the US, Electrek first reported, which means its customers will start to lose access to a $7,500 tax credit. The credit will begin to phase out for Tesla customers in January and will no longer be available in January 2020.

Tesla produced three times as many Model 3s in Q2 as it did in Q1

At a total of 53,339 vehicles, Tesla's vehicle production is up 100% year-over-year, and for the first time more than half of those vehicles are Model 3s.
Field oversaw the troubled rollout of Tesla's Model 3.

Tesla’s head of engineering is officially leaving the company as Elon Musk celebrates Model 3 production milestone

Doug Field, Tesla's head of engineering, won't return to the company after a taking a leave of absence, The Wall Street Journal first reported. Field joined Tesla in 2013 and led production for the Model 3, which the company struggled to ramp up in the months after it was launched in July 2017.
Tesla made 28,578 Model 3s during the second quarter of this year.

Tesla made more Model 3s in the last 3 months than in the previous 9 months combined

Tesla produced more vehicles during the second quarter of this year than in any previous quarter in the company's history. The company made more Model 3 sedans than in the previous three quarters combined and hit its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s in one week.

Elon Musk told employees Tesla is finally a ‘real car company’ after making 5,000 Model 3 sedans in a week

Elon Musk told employees Tesla was finally a 'real car company" after making 5,000 Model 3 cars in a week, Bloomberg reported, citing an internal email. Employees celebrated at the plant in Fremont, California, and Musk suggested that the company would produce 6,000 cars a week next month.
The Tesla Model 3.

All Model 3 reservation holders in the US and Canada can order their car now, but the $35,000 option still isn’t available

All Tesla Model 3 reservation-holders in the US and Canada can now configure and order their vehicles, a Tesla representative confirmed to Business Insider. For now, the Model 3 is only available with a long-range battery.