An American electric automaker headed by Elon Musk, Tesla began selling the Lotus Elise-based Tesla Roadster in 2008, and has since followed with the Model S sedan and Model X SUV, both latter cars manufactured in its Hayward, California plant. The company has garnered much attention as a disruptive force in the automotive industry.
The software updates, intended to improve safety, are rolling out to the Model 3 now.
Meanwhile, a separate new update brings additional safety and convenience features.
Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler Vans, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari models are among those impacted.
The layoffs take place amid accelerating Model 3 manufacturing.
The batteries will be installed at over 100 charging stations over the course of 2019.
The acquisition will cost the automaker $218 million.
Cheaper variants are on the way, and its upcoming Chinese factory will help, too.
CEO Elon Musk surprised everyone with some Model Y stats during Tesla's Q4 earnings call.