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If you want to buy a Tesla, you have until October 15 to make sure you get the full $7,500 federal tax credit for EVs

Tesla customers must order their vehicles by October 15 to guarantee access to the full $7,500 tax credit offered by the US government to electric vehicle buyers, according to Tesla's website. Ordering by October 15 guarantees delivery by the end of the year, the website indicates.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken an unusual approach to potentially taking the company private.

The US government appeared to take a shot at Tesla after the company touted the Model 3’s safety features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement on Tuesday that it does not evaluate vehicle safety beyond its star rating system. The statement was an apparent response to claims that Tesla has made about its vehicles.
The Tesla Model 3.

Tesla says you’re less likely to get seriously injured in a Model 3 than in any other car the US government has tested

Tesla said Model 3 occupants have less than a 6% chance of suffering a serious injury during a collision. The automaker also said its Model S sedan and Model X SUV have the second and third-lowest injury probability ratings of any vehicle tested by the NHTSA, respectively.
Kimbal Musk is the brother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and a member of the company's board of directors.

Kimbal Musk said Tesla can ‘probably’ deliver customers’ Model 3 cars this week if they reach out to the company

Kimbal Musk said on Tuesday in an interview with Cheddar that Tesla Model 3 customers can likely receive their vehicles by the end of this week if they reach out to the automaker. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tesla is reportedly offering free Model 3 deliveries as the 3rd quarter comes to an end

Tesla offered free delivery to some Model 3 customers over the weekend, Electrek reports. According to the publication, Tesla will continue to offer delivery to some customers in and near Los Angeles throughout the week.
Tesla's Model 3.

Tesla Model 3 scores 5-star safety rating from NHTSA

Tesla's Model 3 received a five-star rating in the frontal crash, side crash, and rollover categories, and some of its driver assistance features — like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, crash imminent braking, and dynamic brake support — met the agency's performance tests.
Tesla's Model 3.

Elon Musk said Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 would arrive by the end of 2018. Here’s why experts say that probably won’t happen.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave a timeline in May suggesting deliveries of the $35,000 base-priced Model 3 could begin between the end of September and the end of December. But it's more likely those deliveries will begin in 2019 as Tesla focuses on generating higher profits with more expensive models.
The Tesla Model 3 Performance.

I drove the $78,000 high-performance Model 3 — and it’s now my new favorite Tesla

The Model 3 Performance has two motors and can go from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph. I drove the Model 3 Performance for only about an hour, in less-than-ideal Manhattan conditions, but my overall impression was that the car is completely brilliant.
The Tesla Model 3.

Wall Street analysts tore down a Tesla Model 3 and found ‘significant fit & finish issues’

"Beyond the build quality issues, the serviceability of the Tesla Model 3 comes into question as well," said UBS. "Many aspects of the vehicle are inaccessible to even experienced mechanics and the containment of the battery pack makes fixes complex and expensive."
Tesla owners described a range of opinions about the company's service centers.

Some new Tesla cars are being delivered with flaws, and owners say getting them fixed is a painful process

Business Insider spoke with 12 Tesla owners over the past two months, many of whom described a range of problems with their vehicles that required attention in the weeks and months after delivery.