Tesla is giving current owners a one-month free trail of Autopilot

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Are you a current Model S or Model X owner and wish you could try out Autopilot before you shell out for it? Well, there’s good news. Tesla will now give you can a free one-month trial of the semi-autonomous system.

Now, of course, there’s a bit of a catch to all of this. All Model X and recent Model S vehicles left the factory with Autopilot hardware. If the owner wanted it activated at the time of purchase, they paid $ 2,500 for the tech suite.

If they wish to have it activated after the one-month free trail, however, the price jumps to $ 3,000 — $ 500 more than if they’d ordered it before testing it. Read more…

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Tesla Stock Falls as Model S Sales Miss Highest Estimate

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Tesla beat analysts’ projections for its first quarter, but shares in the company fell more than 8% in after-hours trading after the company’s Model S sales didn’t hit analysts’ highest estimate.

Tesla reported sales of 6,457 cars for the quarter, which was below the top estimate of 6,600. Tesla had predicted it would sell 6,400 in the quarter, but many analysts assumed the company was lowballing its estimate

The 8% drop may also have come after investors digested CEO and Founder Elon Musk’s statement that the company will be “slightly free cash flow negative in 2014.” The drop comes after the company’s stock price rose 269% over the past year Read more…

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