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Tesla to Build Factory in China

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Tesla is planning a factory in China with a capacity for 500,000 vehicles a year, its biggest step beyond the U.S. so far, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.  Tesla is due to sign a memorandum of understanding with local entities in Shanghai, the people said, asking not to be identified as the …

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Report: Tesla Will Close a Dozen Solar Facilities

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The sun is not shining on Tesla lately. The electric car maker’s decision last week to cut nearly 10 percent of its workforce will drastically shrink its residential solar business, the division once known as Solar City, according to internal documents and several current and former employees interviewed by the …

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Musk: Tesla Sabotaged

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees in an email that a disgruntled employee has admitted committing sabotage at the company’s Fremont, Calif., auto plant. Tesla has been struggling to meet production demands for its Model 3 sedan, and scrambling to get production to 5,000 a week by early July. Musk …

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Tesla Cutting Nearly 10 Percent of Workforce

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Tesla is cutting about 9 percent of its workforce, mostly among its salaried staff, CNBC reported today. Tesla is trying to boost Model 3 production to get to 5,000 cars per week by the end of the month after struggling to meet production goals. The company currently employs about 46,000 …

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Tesla Pausing Model 3 Production

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The troublesome Tesla Model 3 is on hold, as the company tries to correct what company founder Elon Musk has said was “over-automation.” “Humans are under-rated,” Musk said on Twitter earlier this week. BuzzFeed reported Tuesday that production on the company’s first mid-priced, mass-produced electric car would pause for four or …

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Aurora will power Byton EV’s autonomous driving features

Concept Interior of Byton SUV

Self-driving startup Aurora will provide the brains inside the developing electric autonomous SUV made by another startup, Byton. Darrell Etherington | TechCrunch Aurora, the self-driving startup founded by Google self-driving car project alum Chris Urmson, along with Tesla Autopilot developer Sterling Anderson, CMU robotics expert and Uber vet Drew Bagnell, …

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Falcon Heavy rocket set for launch

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket on Launchpad

SpaceX’s huge Falcon Heavy rocket is set for launch for this week. It will be carrying a Tesla roadster on top, but no humans. Elon Musk admits the thing might blow up. LedeTree Elon Musk’s SpaceX will attempt to blast the world’s most powerful rocket up into space this week, …

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