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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla memo: Essential employees, including production, should still come to work

March 18, 2020

Via: CNBC

Tesla’s North America HR leader Valerie Workman sent an email to employees on Wednesday morning encouraging them to come work, promising they would not be “docked” points in performance reviews if they chose to stay home, and explaining why the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler shares plunge to 52-week lows; Tesla down 10%

March 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

Shares of the Detroit automakers plunged to 52-week lows Monday amid a wider market sell-off due to the sinking price of oil and fears about the economic fallout from the coronavirus. General Motors led the drop, falling as much as […]


Regulations

Tesla’s fast-track German plant charts a path through red tape

March 9, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BERLIN — Elon Musk’s plan to turn a remote wooded lot in Germany into the home of a state-of-the-art car factory in less than two years sent an unequivocal message to local authorities: make it happen or lose it. Eager […]


Regulations

Tesla sent incomplete injury reports, California regulator says

March 6, 2020

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Tesla Inc. has refuted concerns about worker safety at its main assembly plant by describing reviews from a California regulator as vindication. But new documents and statements from the agency contradict those claims. Tesla omitted […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW releases details of its new electric car to rival Tesla

March 3, 2020

Via: CNBC

BMW released Tuesday the details of an electric concept car, with production of the vehicle expected to start in 2021. In an interview with CNBC Tuesday, CEO Oliver Zipse described the BMW Concept i4 vehicle as bringing “electromobility to the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla’s China registrations plummet as holiday, virus deter buyers

February 27, 2020

Via: Automotive News

SHANGHAI — Registrations of new Tesla Inc. cars in China plunged 46 percent in January from a month earlier as the Lunar New Year holiday and an emerging coronavirus outbreak kept vehicle buyers away. Last month, 3,563 Teslas were registered […]


Process, Production

Tesla, Panasonic will reportedly stop joint solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo

February 26, 2020

Via: CNBC

In another sign of a strained partnership, Tesla and Panasonic are reportedly ending their joint production of solar cells at Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 facility in New York, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review. Tesla and Panasonic formed […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Exclusive: Tesla in talks to use CATL’s cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars – sources

February 18, 2020

Via: Reuters

Beijing (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries from CATL (300750.SZ) that contain no cobalt – one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries – in cars made at its China […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla shares fall after company announces $2 billion common stock offering

February 13, 2020

Via: CNBC

Tesla shares slid after the electric automaker said it plans a $2 billion common stock offering, just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said it would not take advantage of its surging stock by raising more capital. Musk himself will […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Carmakers to resume China output after Coronavirus forced closures

February 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Below are details on carmakers’ plans (in alphabetical order) as compiled by Reuters: BMW’s China venture with Brilliance said on February 5 the Chinese firm planned to restart production on February 17. Daimler said on February 3 it plans to […]