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One of Tesla’s senior directors has left the company to work for Airbnb

Dan Kim, a former Tesla senior director of global sales, marketing, and delivery has left the automaker for Airbnb,Bloomberg first reported. Tesla and Kim told Business Insider that he departed in November. Airbnb did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Dan Kim, a former Tesla senior director of […]
One of Tesla’s senior directors has left the company to work for Airbnb
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Employees at Tesla’s solar panel factory in Buffalo are trying to unionize

Tesla employees at the company’s solar panel factory in Buffalo will hold a union organising drive, the United Steelworkers (USW) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) said on Thursday in a press release. The unionization effort will involve production and maintenance employees. “Ultimately, it’s up to our employees to […]
Employees at Tesla’s solar panel factory in Buffalo are trying to unionize
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Elon Musk has stopped meetings to watch ‘Monty Python’ clips

Tesla CEOElon Musk has stopped meetings to watch clips from the British sketch comedy show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” Wired first reported. Musk reportedly did this during the second half of 2017, as Tesla struggled to ramp up production of its Model 3 sedan. Musk said Thursday via Twitter that […]
Elon Musk has stopped meetings to watch ‘Monty Python’ clips
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Tesla is suing former employee Martin Tripp for more than $167 million

Tesla is suing former employee Martin Tripp for over $US167 million, according to a legal filing from Tripp’s defence team. Robert Mitchell, an attorney for Tiffany and Bosco who is representing Tripp, told Business Insider that Tesla‘s damage claims are “absurd.” Tripp has alleged that Tesla used batteries with puncture […]
Tesla is suing former employee Martin Tripp for more than $167 million
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Elon Musk says Tesla will ‘retire’ the board chairman title in 3 years

Tesla’s board of directors may not have a chairman in three years, CEOElon Musk suggested on Tuesday via Twitter. “‘Chairman’ is an honorific, not executive role, which means it’s not needed to run Tesla. Will retire that title at Tesla in 3 years,” Musk said. Tesla did not immediately respond […]
Elon Musk says Tesla will ‘retire’ the board chairman title in 3 years
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Elon Musk says Tesla ‘might have a prototype’ pickup truck next year

Elon Musk has hinted again at Tesla‘s forthcoming electric pickup truck. The CEO tweeted Tuesday that a prototype could arrive as soon as next year. However, Musk addressed his historical trouble with deadlines during a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday, saying punctuality was not his strong suit. A Tesla pickup […]
Elon Musk says Tesla ‘might have a prototype’ pickup truck next year
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Elon Musk broke one of Tesla’s biggest Autopilot rules in a TV interview

Tesla tells owners they must keep their hands on the wheel at all times when using Autopilot, the automaker’s semi-autonomous driver-assistance feature. But TeslaCEO Elon Musk took his hands off the wheel after activating Autopilot in a Model 3 sedan during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired on Sunday. Tesla […]
Elon Musk broke one of Tesla’s biggest Autopilot rules in a TV interview
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Elon Musk on missing Model 3 production deadlines: ‘I’ve never made a mass-produced car. How am I supposed to know with precision when it’s going to get done?’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday evening that missed Model 3 production timelines were because he is “dumb at predicting dates.” “I’ve never made a mass-produced car. How am I supposed to know with precision when it’s going to get done?” Musk said. Musk […]
Elon Musk on missing Model 3 production deadlines: ‘I’ve never made a mass-produced car. How am I supposed to know with precision when it’s going to get done?’
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Elon Musk: ‘I want to be clear — I do not respect the SEC’

During a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday evening,Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he had no respect for the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Musk also said no one had reviewed any of his tweets posted since his settlement with the SEC. According to the settlement, Tesla has until December […]
Elon Musk: ‘I want to be clear — I do not respect the SEC’
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Tesla’s top lawyer is the latest executive to leave the company

Tesla is replacing its general counsel with one it hired in the aftermath of Elon Musk’s failed bid to take the company private, it said late Thursday. Dane Butswinkas is replacing Todd Maron, who has served as legal chief since 2013. The company has had a spate of legal issues […]
Tesla’s top lawyer is the latest executive to leave the company
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Tesla’s Model 3 has ‘biblical simplicity’ according to its most bullish Wall Street analyst — and he says the car can be made even less complicated

Tesla’s most bullish analyst, Pierre Ferragu of New Street Research, toured the company’s Fremont, California factory last week. The Model 3’s “biblical simplicity” blew him away, taking far fewer steps than traditional vehicles. Now the challenge for Tesla becomes maintaining production and increasing its rate. Tesla’s Model 3 sedan continues […]
Tesla’s Model 3 has ‘biblical simplicity’ according to its most bullish Wall Street analyst — and he says the car can be made even less complicated
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Tesla’s factory is a ‘crowded mess,’ according to its most bullish Wall Street analyst, who says production is about 30% below the original target

Tesla’s most bullish analyst, Pierre Ferragu of New Street Research, toured the company’s Fremont, California, factory last week. He says the factory is a crowded mess, with production 30% below targets, but isn’t dissuaded by the missteps. “Failure is where one learns the most,” he told clients of Elon Musk’s […]
Tesla’s factory is a ‘crowded mess,’ according to its most bullish Wall Street analyst, who says production is about 30% below the original target
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5 reasons why Elon Musk should rescue a GM factory in Ohio

GM is likely to close a factory in Ohio next. Tesla has already taken over one shuttered GM plant in California. Tesla CEOElon Musk could revisit that playbook, saving millions if not billions and cutting a deal with President Trump. Last week, General Motors ripped a Band-Aid off one of […]
5 reasons why Elon Musk should rescue a GM factory in Ohio
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Tesla vehicles have racked up one billion miles driven on Autopilot

Tesla’s cars have driven one billion miles with the Autopilot semi-self-driving feature engaged, the company said. That’s 10% of all Tesla miles driven since 2012. Autopilot was launched in 2015. Tesla has passed an impressive milestone. The carmaker’s vehicles have racked up one billion miles driven on Autopilot, the company’s […]
Tesla vehicles have racked up one billion miles driven on Autopilot
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Some Tesla Gigafactory workers will have to work through Thanksgiving as the company pushes to make 7,000 Model 3s per week and keep the company profitable

Tesla‘s Gigafactory will stay open during Thanksgiving as CEO Elon Musk attempts to ramp up production to 7,000 Model 3s a week, according to an internal email viewed by Business Insider. “For Thanksgiving, we will be working in Model 3 Module and Pack Production,” the email said. “We’re asking for […]
Some Tesla Gigafactory workers will have to work through Thanksgiving as the company pushes to make 7,000 Model 3s per week and keep the company profitable
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Apple CarPlay is Business Insider’s 2018 Infotainment System of the Year

AppleCarPlay is the winner of Business Insider’s 2018 Infotainment System of the Year. AppleCarPlay beat out four other systems, from Audi, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, and Tesla. CarPlay is unique in that it can be used in different vehicles from different manufacturers, overriding the quirks of proprietary infotainment systems. […]
Apple CarPlay is Business Insider’s 2018 Infotainment System of the Year
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Tesla customers in China can now order the Model 3

Chinese customers are now able to order Tesla‘s Model 3 sedan, according to the automaker’s Chinese website. A translated version of the website says Model 3 deliveries will begin for Chinese customers in 2019. TeslaCEO Elon Musksaid on Thursday via Twitter that deliveries to China will start in March or […]
Tesla customers in China can now order the Model 3
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One of Tesla’s top lawyers has left the company

One of Tesla‘s most senior lawyers has left the automaker, Bloomberg first reported. Phil Rothenberg, who was a vice president in Tesla‘s legal department, started a new position as the general counsel at the hospitality startup Sonder on November 5, a Sonder representative confirmed. Tesla and Rothenberg did not immediately […]
One of Tesla’s top lawyers has left the company
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Tesla is getting rid of a perk new Model S and Model X customers loved

Tesla customers who purchase a Model S sedan or Model X SUV will no longer receive credits for free charging at the automaker’s Supercharger stations. A Tesla representative told Business Insider that the automaker sometimes changes its Supercharger offerings to better reflect the value of its products. The representative added […]
Tesla is getting rid of a perk new Model S and Model X customers loved
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It’s a complete myth that the rest of the auto industry is chasing Tesla

Tesla has mastered electric cars, but the technology is nothing that the rest of the auto industry can’t easily replicate. Traditional carmakers know that vehicles can be a low-margin business, so it’s pushing toward mobility-as-service undertakings. Tesla has no meaningful mobility business and might struggle to catch up in this […]
It’s a complete myth that the rest of the auto industry is chasing Tesla
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A former Tesla employee was charged with embezzling $9.3 million from the company

A federal grand jury on Thursday charged former Tesla employee Salil Parulekar with embezzling around $US9.3 million from the automaker, the Department of Justice said in a press release. Parulekar, who worked in Tesla‘s supply management division, allegedly sent money meant for one supplier, Hota Industrial Manufacturing, to another supplier, […]
A former Tesla employee was charged with embezzling $9.3 million from the company
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Tesla supporters are making 5 crucial mistakes

Tesla is heading into 2019 in better shape than it ever has been in the past. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to let Tesla bullishness run free. Many of Tesla’s ambitious supporters are making big mistakes about the company. Tesla turned an important corner a few weeks back when […]
Tesla supporters are making 5 crucial mistakes
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Elon Musk says Tesla might make an electric bike

TeslaCEO Elon Musk said in an interview with Recode published on Friday that Tesla might make an electric bike. In the coming years, Tesla‘s product lineup will expand beyond electric sedans and SUVs to include a pickup truck and a semi-truck, called the Semi. The automaker also plans to make […]
Elon Musk says Tesla might make an electric bike
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Elon Musk buys $10 million worth of Tesla stock

Elon Musk has purchased $US10 million worth of Tesla stock just over a week after the company said he intended to buy $US20 million. The CEO now owns 19.8% of the company’s equity, making him the largest shareholder. Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased 29,844 shares of the company, worth $US9.997 […]
Elon Musk buys $10 million worth of Tesla stock
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Elon Musk says Tesla’s plan to not raise more cash ‘may change’

TeslaCEO Elon Musk has been adamant in his goal to not raise more capital. “I specifically don’t want to,” he said earlier this year in regards to new debt or equity rounds. His tone changed dramatically on Tesla’s third-quarter conference all Wednesday, when he said the plan “may change.” Tesla […]
Elon Musk says Tesla’s plan to not raise more cash ‘may change’
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Trump’s trade war with China is starting to get nasty for US companies

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has dragged on for nearly four months, and American businesses are starting to feel the pain. Surveys from Markit and the Federal Reserve found that businesses face increasing costs that are in some cases being passed on to consumers because of Trump’s tariffs. […]
Trump’s trade war with China is starting to get nasty for US companies
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