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Tesla Cybertruck’s windows shatter during demo

Tesla Cybertruck’s windows shatter during demo

Technology
The launch event for Tesla's electric pickup truck left Elon Musk swearing when a demonstration of how strong its windows were embarassingly shattered them.While on stage with Tesla's chief designer Franz von Holzhausen, Mr Musk challenged his colleague to take a sledgehammer to the truck's door and then toss a metallic ball at its window. The window shattered, surprising the audience and prompting Mr Musk to exclaim: "Oh my f***ing god."He then suggested: "Maybe that was a little too hard." Image: Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk swore when the window broke In a second demonstration of the window's strength, the glass again shattered. Advertisement ...
Tesla driver caught on video ‘sleeping’ while car is on auto-pilot

Tesla driver caught on video ‘sleeping’ while car is on auto-pilot

Technology
Footage has emerged of a Tesla driver apparently asleep while his vehicle hurtles along a busy road in the US.The video was filmed by Alisha Gallon on Los Angeles' Interstate 5. It was tweeted by her husband, journalist Clint Olivier, who described it as a "disturbing phenomenon".In the video, Mr Olivier drives past the car, which is travelling in the middle lane. His wife can be heard saying: "He's totally asleep - this is crazy."The driver has his arms folded across his chest instead of on the steering wheel - and at the end of the video, he appears to wake up and take the wheel. Advertisement The auto-pilot feature on a Tesla allows the car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically, but the carmake...
Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

Technology
US supermarket chain Walmart and Tesla are working to solve the issues which allegedly caused solar panel fires in seven of its stores, Reuters reports.It follows a lawsuit launched by the retailer, alleging "widespread negligence" when the panels were installed on roofs.Clean energy firm SolarCity had installed panels on 240 Walmart stores, and was bought by Tesla in 2016.In a joint statement, the firms said they were addressing the concerns.Every system needed to operate safely, they added.The firms said they were looking to "re-energise Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores, once all parties are certain that all concerns have been addressed"."Above all else, both companies want each and every system to operate reliably, ...
Want to go green and get a Tesla Model 3? Here’s what you need to know first

Want to go green and get a Tesla Model 3? Here’s what you need to know first

Finance
If you're thinking of switching to an electric vehicle with a focus on environmental benefits, chances are that you have considered a Tesla. Here are a few things you should know. The debut of the Model 3 — which starts at $ 35,000 — is Tesla's most affordable model. And it has many individuals wondering if they want to convert to gas-free driving. In April, Tesla began offering leases on its Model 3. For a Tesla model with standard range plus — 240 miles — the purchase price is roughly $ 39,500 if you pay cash, excluding taxes and fees, according to