Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Autonomous Coast-to-Coast Tesla Trip Past Deadline, Still Coming

Tesla Inc. Model X P100D sports utility vehicles sit on display at the company's new showroom in New York. Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. hasn’t thrown its plan to demonstrate an autonomous cross-country drive out the window — it’s just tapped the brakes.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Second US Safety Agency to Investigate Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Crash

Culver City Firefighters Local 1927

A second federal safety agency has opened an investigation of an accident in which a Tesla car on “Autopilot” rammed into a parked fire truck.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Crash With Autopilot Triggers Safety Board’s Interest

A Tesla rear-ended a fire truck parked to respond to an accident on I-405 in Culver City, Calif. on Jan. 22, 2018, according to the Culver City Fire Department and California Highway Patrol. (Culver City Firefighters Local 1927)

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information about an accident involving a Tesla Inc. Model S sedan that rear-ended a firetruck on a freeway near Los Angeles on Jan. 22, the agency said.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

UPS Orders 125 Tesla Semi-Trucks

Elon Musk unveils the new semi Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

The market for the Tesla Class 8 truck keeps growing as UPS Inc. put in an order for 125 electric trucks, the largest order to date that has been made public.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Truck Stocks Rebound After Tesla Leaves Crucial Details Out of Semi Plan

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s superstar chief executive Elon Musk unveiled a futuristic looking electric semi truck last week that surpassed analyst expectations and weighed heavily on the shares of truck and truck component makers.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Can Tesla Make Electric Work for Trucking?

A side view of the Tesla Semi Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla’s success in the passenger-car arena has changed consumers’ perceptions and pushed the limits of what’s possible with electric cars.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Wal-Mart Joins Retailers Planning to Try Out Tesla Truck


Customers are starting to place orders for Tesla Inc.’s new all-electric Semi truck, with retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. preordering for both its U.S. and Canadian units.

Dana Hull and Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Tesla Unveils Electric Semi-Truck

Tesla unveiled its highly anticipated electric-powered semi-truck on Nov. 16, 2017. Here are its first public moments and the introduction by company co-founder Elon Musk. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla, Elon Musk Unveil Electric Semi-Truck

The Tesla Semi unveiling Tesla Inc.

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla Inc. has unveiled its long anticipated, all-electric Class 8 tractor, marking the electric car maker’s entry into the commercial truck industry and reinventing the heavy-duty truck as we know it.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Here Are Eight Things to Watch for in Tesla’s Big Rig Reveal

Tesla’s teaser photo for the unveiling of its electric semi-truck.

Tesla Inc. is finally ready to introduce its first all-electric heavy-duty truck. In the works for two years, it’s a project that’s aimed squarely at cleaning up the freight industry, which accounts for one-fifth of global oil demand.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2017