November

Model S Receives 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating

With its launch in 2012, Model S set the standard for Tesla vehicle safety: a rigid safety cell, large front and rear crumple zones, and fortified battery pack. It also set a new bar for the automotive industry—in 2014, it was the only vehicle to achieve a 5-star Euro NCAP rating and 5 stars in every NHTSA category.

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Model 3 Scores 5-Star Green NCAP Rating

Model 3 has been awarded 5-stars with a Weighted Overall Index of 9.8/10 by Green NCAP, an independent initiative helping consumers evaluate vehicle sustainability. In its analysis, Green NCAP considers a vehicle’s energy efficiency, as well as its emission of greenhouse gasses and air pollutants.

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Opening the North American Charging Standard

With more than a decade of use and 20 billion EV charging miles to its name, the Tesla charging connector is the most proven in North America, offering AC charging and up to 1 MW DC charging in one slim package. It has no moving parts, is half the size, and twice as powerful as Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors.

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September

Tesla Welcomes Joe Gebbia as New Independent Director to its Board

We are pleased to welcome Joe Gebbia to Tesla’s Board of Directors, effective September 25, 2022.

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Model Y Earns 5-Star Safety Rating From Euro NCAP

At Tesla, vehicle design is an iterative process through which we aim to make some of the safest cars on the road even safer. Today, Model Y is our latest vehicle to earn a 5-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).

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February

The DFEH’s Misguided Lawsuit

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) intends to file a lawsuit against Tesla alleging systematic racial discrimination and harassment. This follows a three-year investigation during which the DFEH—whose mission is supposedly to protect workers—has never once raised any concern about current workplace practices at Tesla. Rather, the lawsuit appears focused on alleged misconduct by production associates at the Fremont factory that took place between 2015 and 2019.

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January

Introducing Plaid Track Mode

Since Track Mode was launched in 2018 on Model 3 Performance, we have taken advantage of instant motor torque to make cornering on the track feel as natural as forward acceleration.

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December

Introducing Software V11.0

Software Version 11.0 is here as part of our biggest holiday release yet. Introducing some of our most creative features, from a new Light Show function that lets you (or anyone with a computer) choreograph light shows to your own music, to new games and entertainment experiences, safety features, customizable controls and an all-new user-interface design.

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Model Y Awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Every Tesla is engineered to provide maximum safety for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. In 2020, Model Y earned a 5-star safety rating in every category from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), achieving our goal of making Model Y one of the safest vehicles available.

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October

Regarding Today’s Jury Verdict

*Sharing this recent note to employees from Valerie Capers Workman, VP People:

Hi Team,

Earlier today, a jury in San Francisco decided that in late 2015 and early 2016 Tesla failed to make sure that one contract employee (Owen Diaz) was not racially harassed while he worked at the Tesla Fremont factory. I heard the testimony of every witness. I was at the defense table for Tesla every day during the trial because I wanted to hear firsthand what Mr. Diaz said happened to him.

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