Tesla outage hits car owners! Elon Musk says checking app server crash

    Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk said he was checking an app server outage that prevented many owners from connecting to their cars.
    By REUTERS
    | Updated on Nov 20 2021, 08:33 AM IST
    Elon Musk took to Twitter to respond to a Tesla car owner's tweet today.
    Elon Musk took to Twitter to respond to a Tesla car owner's tweet today. (REUTERS)
    Elon Musk took to Twitter to respond to a Tesla car owner's tweet today.
    Elon Musk took to Twitter to respond to a Tesla car owner's tweet today. (REUTERS)

    Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk said on Friday he was checking an app server outage that prevented many owners from connecting to their cars. Musk was responding  to a Tesla owner's tweet that he was experiencing a "500 server error" to connect his Tesla Model 3 through the iOS app. The outage was first reported  by Electrek.

    About 500 users reported they faced an error at around 1640 ET (2140 GMT), according to outage monitoring website Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform.

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    Tesla Gets a New Joint Street-High Price Target on EV Revolution

    (Bloomberg) -- Even the recent drop in Tesla shares isn’t enough to dissuade its most bullish analysts. The electric-vehicle maker, which has been under pressure amid stock sales by Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, got a new $1,400 price target at Wedbush Securities -- a joint Street-high among analysts tracked by Bloomberg. Wedbush said Tesla could win half of what is set to be a $5 trillion EV market.

    “The Street is continuing to digest the massive transformation coming to the auto industry around the electric-vehicle revolution,” analyst Dan Ives wrote in a note Thursday, raising his target from $1,100 and reiterating an outperform rating. “This green tidal wave will result in a $5 trillion market opportunity over the next decade, with Tesla leading the way.”

    Telsa should benefit from both President Joe Biden’s $550 billion infrastructure bill, which is set to boost the country’s electric vehicle industry, as well as improving demand in China, according to Ives.

    Competition in the sector is hotting up, with Apple Inc. said to be pushing to accelerate the development of its own electric car. Wedbush’s Ives said in a separate note that Apple could enter into a partnership next year to develop its cars, with Tesla a potential candidate.

    The shares were little changed in U.S. premarket trading at $1,093.96, and are down about 11% from their November peak. 

     

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