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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla in advanced talks with LG Chem on battery supply in China: source

August 23, 2019

Via: Reuters

The move represents a push by Tesla to diversify sources of the key component for its electric vehicles from its exclusive supplier, Japan’s Panasonic Corp (6752.T). Another source said LG Chem agreed to supply batteries for Tesla’s China plant, without […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla gains EV share in California

August 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Electric vehicles are poised to top 100,000 registrations in California this year as their share of the state’s light-vehicle market rose to 5.6 percent through June compared with 4.7 percent for all of 2018. That’s counter to a downward trend […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Tesla sued by family of Florida man killed in Autopilot crash

August 2, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. was sued for the second time in three months by the family of a car owner who was killed in a crash while using the driver-assistance system Autopilot. Jeremy Banner, 50, died when the Model 3 sedan he […]


Process, Production

Tesla prepares to boost production

July 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — Tesla is getting ready to increase electric-vehicle production, according to an internal email, after achieving record deliveries in the second quarter. The company is “making preparations” to raise output at its plant in Fremont, California, Tesla’s automotive president, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla says single battery module caused car fire in Shanghai, has changed vehicle settings

June 28, 2019

Via: Reuters

The company said in a statement posted on its Weibo social media account that the joint investigation team had conducted an investigation and analysis of the battery, software, manufacturing data and vehicle history. The investigation found no system defect, and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla has to go ‘all out’ to hit new delivery record, Musk says

June 26, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. could be on the verge of a quarterly record for vehicle deliveries, though the electric carmaker will need to go “all out” in the last few days of the month, CEO Elon Musk wrote in an internal memo. […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Exclusive: Tesla woes send Panasonic’s U.S. solar cells to Philippines

May 30, 2019

Via: Reuters

Reuters reported on May 15 that Panasonic planned to ship most cells from the plant overseas, instead of selling them to Tesla for its trademark Solar Roof as initially intended, because of low demand from Tesla and a trade loophole […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Exclusive: Tesla’s solar factory is exporting most of its cells – document

May 15, 2019

Via: Reuters

The exporting underscores the depth of Tesla’s troubles in the U.S. solar business, which the electric car maker entered in 2016 with its controversial $2.6 billion purchase of SolarCity. Tesla has only sporadically purchased solar cells produced by its partner […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla closes $2.7 billion mixed offering of shares, debt

May 8, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc said on Wednesday it closed its $2.7 billion offering of stock and convertible notes and that it was over-subscribed, giving the electric carmaker much needed cash as it ramps up production. Tesla sold about $860 million […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla’s China plant takes shape as key to Musk’s future ambitions

April 29, 2019

Via: Automotive News

SHANGHAI — Three months after groundbreaking, Tesla Inc. is rushing to complete its multibillion-dollar factory on the outskirts of Shanghai to capitalize on growing demand in the world’s largest electric-car market. Foundations for the plant have been laid, and construction […]