Tesla's China factory could be a model for U.S. automakers

Dec 27, 2019
The electric vehicle company is avoiding steep import tariffs by building cars in Shanghai.
Elon Musk walks with Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong during the groundbreaking ceremony for a Tesla factory in the city in January.
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Daimler cutting jobs as it prioritizes electric vehicles

Nov 29, 2019
Daimler, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, is cutting at least 10,000 jobs as it aggressively makes a shift toward electric car production. The news comes on the heels of German rival carmaker, Audi, announcing a similar job cut for similar reasons. “We seem to be close to an inflection point in terms of demand in production […]
A model poses next to a Mercedes-Benz New A Class at the Seoul Motor Show 2019 at KINTEX on March 28, 2019 in Goyang, South Korea.
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Tesla's Cybertruck tries to make a dent in a tough market

Nov 28, 2019
Detroit dominates U.S. pickup truck sales. Traditionally it's been hard for newcomers to break in.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck.
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Threats against unionizing are on the rise — on Twitter

Oct 1, 2019
The founders of Tesla, Barstool Sports and the publisher of the Federalist have tweeted anti-union threats.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gives an update on the next-generation Starship spacecraft at the company's Texas launch facility on September 28, 2019 in Boca Chica near Brownsville, Texas.
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Tesla's plan for simple solar rentals could increase competition

Aug 20, 2019
The company has seen a drop in solar power installations. Is the new plan sustainable?
Tesla plans to rent solar panel systems to customers starting at $50 per month.
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Why Tesla's raising a new round of cash

May 2, 2019
The fundraising comes at a pivotal time for the company.
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Electric vehicles in the spotlight at Shanghai Auto Show

Apr 18, 2019
Electric cars are drawing attention and Chinese automakers are to the fore.
Chinese automaker BYD, a firm backed by Warren Buffet, unveiled an electric sports car at the Shanghai auto show. It’s not available for sale yet but many live streamers and car bloggers were surprised that this sleek design came from a Chinese automaker.
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Tesla is moving ahead on driverless tech while others are slowing down

Apr 15, 2019
The company is making semi-autonomous features standard and briefing investors on what's next.
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Rocky past in tow, Fisker promises a new electric SUV

Mar 28, 2019
Industry adviser Chelsea Sexton explains why she's skeptical.
A logo is seen on a Fisker EMotion all-electric vehicle that uses LiDAR technology at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2018.
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If Tesla makes a less fancy SUV... can it make it faster?

Mar 18, 2019
The new Model Y is — technically — a lot like the Model 3.
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