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Tesla disputes claims its cars can accelerate on their own


January 19, 2020

Tesla is disputing claims by a California man that all three models of the company's cars can suddenly speed up on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal.

Tesla said Monday it checks when drivers report that their car accelerated on its own, and in every case where the company has the car's data, it drove as designed.

The company also claimed the man who filed a petition with federal safety officials is a short-seller of Tesla shares, referring to investors who borrow shares in a company's stock and try to profit by replacing them after the share price falls.

On Friday,...

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