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Optimus Humanoid Robot Struts It’s Stuff

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Ridgewood NJ, Tesla’s latest clip of its Optimus humanoid robot shows it smoothly walking around one of its testing facilities. The robot can currently walk at around 0.6 meters per second, a 30% speed boost compared to the robot’s last appearance. Tesla is aiming for the robot to be eventually able to walk up to five miles per hour.

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Tesla Plans New $25K Electric Car For 2025

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Paramus NJ, Tesla has told suppliers it wants to start production of a new electric vehicle in mid-2025. Codenamed ‘Redwood’, the next-generation vehicle is expected to drive a new wave of growth. Tesla has forecasted a weekly production volume of 10,000 vehicles. The new vehicle may be the entry-level $25,000 car that Elon Musk first promised to build in 2020. Tesla plans to make an inexpensive robotaxi based on the same vehicle architecture as the $25,000 electric car.

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The Murphy Administration Continues to Push, but Reality has Hit Home for the EV Market

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Trenton NJ, while Governor Murphy continues to push his all electric vehicle mandate ,Toyota’s Chairman and former CEO, Akio Toyoda, has been a vocal skeptic of the electric vehicle (EV) hype, which contributed to his stepping down from the CEO role earlier this year. With Tesla reporting disappointing third-quarter earnings, it seems that some investors are reevaluating the profitability of EVs. In an “I told you so” moment Toyoda said, “People are finally seeing reality.”

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Two Tow Trucks Needed to Pull Tesla Up an Embankment off Grove Street in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police issued one (1) summons in connection with an early Tuesday morning, 10/17, motor vehicle crash in which the driver of a white colored Tesla lost control of her vehicle while driving westbound on Grove Street, Ridgewood, veered off of the roadway, and down an embankment. No injuries were reported in the mishap, but it took two (2) tow trucks more than one (1) hour to remove the Tesla from its predicament. Paramus Police assisted with traffic control while the prolonged removal process took place.

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Tesla Charging Partnerships with Ford and GM attempt to Level the Playing Field

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Paramus NJ, last month, Ford announced it had made a deal with Tesla that will allow Ford EVs to use Tesla’s charging stations with an adapter — and that starting in 2025, it will make Tesla’s charging tech standard on its own EVs. It was a surprising partnership between rivals, and on Thursday, General Motors said it struck a nearly identical deal with Tesla.

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Teen Crashes Tesla Through Fence Tumbles Down Stream Embankment in Westwood

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Westwood NJ, an 18-year-old driver crashed through a chain link fence and down a stream embankment after losing control of her Tesla sedan at the intersection of Mill Street and 1st Avenue, in Westwood late Tuesday afternoon, 05/23. Neither the driver nor her two (2) male passengers were injured in the mishap. Two (2) tow trucks were involved in recovering the white colored Tesla from its predicament. Westwood Police responded to the incident along with a Hillsdale EMS ambulance.

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Tough Day for Elon Musk Tesla Stock Cratered after Earnings Miss and SpaceX’s Starship Exploded on Takeoff

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Paramus NJ, Tesla stock cratered more than 10% on Thursday as investors assessed the impact of the electric vehicle (EV) giant’s aggressive price cuts and what CEO Elon Musk calls an “uncertain” economic environment.

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Tesla Hits Home in New Milford

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New Milford NJ, Tuesday at 5:38pm City of Hackensack Fire Department received a mutual aid request from New Milford Fire Department for an occupied vehicle that crashed into a structure with entrapment at 495 River Road. Hackensack Deputy 1, Safety Chief, UASI Special Operations, Hackensack Shoring Unit and Hackensack Rescue 1 responded. Upon arrival units assisted New Milford Firefighters with extracting one victim from the vehicle. At 6:07 Deputy 1 reported victim was placed in the care of BLS for treatment and transport to local hospital. City of Hackensack units remained on scene to assist with shoring up the damaged area of the structure so the vehicle can be safely removed.

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Tesla reduces prices for its car models sold in the US and Europe

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Paramus NJ, Tesla’s latest slate of price cuts is a sign the company is getting more aggressive as competition heats up in electric vehicles, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. Prices of the Model 3 and Model Y were slashed on Thursday, with discounts ranging from 6% to 20%.

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Has Tesla’s Market Share Peaked ?

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Paramus NJ, Tesla has revealed a wireless charging mat inspired by its Cybertruck’s angled design. The mat supports Qi-compatible devices and can charge up to three devices at a time at 15 watts each. It uses a charging technology called FreePower that allows devices to be charged in any position on the mat. Tesla’s Wireless Charging Platform can be preordered for $300 and will start shipping in February.

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US auto-safety regulators have a message for Tesla owners, Don’t Use Your Children to Test Automated-driving Technology

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Ridgewood NJ, the NTSB warns , kids don’t try this at home.  US auto-safety regulators have a message for Tesla  owners intending to use their children to test automated-driving technology: Don’t.

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Tesla deploys cube lounges at Supercharger station

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Ridgewood NJ, Tesla and bk World have deployed a large cube lounge at a Supercharger station in Germany. The lounge features vending machines, bathroom facilities, gaming consoles, and areas for people to work or charge their devices. bk World’s lounges are easily deployable and can be moved quickly. They can be expanded to meet the requirements of the site. bk World plans to open 300 locations across Europe, but it is unclear how many of those will be in partnership with Tesla.

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Tesla is aiming for same-hour service with ‘Formula 1 pit crew techniques’

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Ridgewood NJ, Elon Musk says Tesla is working to achieve same-hour service on its vehicles using Formula 1 pit crew techniques. Tesla is aiming to make the majority of appointments same-day repairs. It will achieve that goal with bigger centers and more specialization, with each service center having service bays that perform very specific services.

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Tesla’s New Pothole Avoidance System

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Ridgewood NJ, residents of Ridgewood are going to love this ,Tesla’s 2022.20 update enables Tesla vehicles to scan the road ahead for potholes and adjust the suspension for rough roads. The feature can be activated by selecting ‘Comfort’ under the Adaptive Suspension Damping setting. It will not affect Autopilot or Full Self-Driving, meaning that vehicles won’t try to automatically steer around or avoid road damage. The update also includes a green light chime for vehicles equipped with the hardware 3.0 computer.

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Electric Vehicles Won’t Save The Planet And Won’t Even Save You Money

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Ridgewood NJ, Patrick Anderson of Anderson Economic Group has released a new study. As  it turns out, buying a Tesla or another EV won’t save money.

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