Tesla

Government, Business, TCA

Tesla’s Ventilator Production in New York Has Yet to Begin

Signage is displayed outside the Tesla factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. Signage is displayed outside the Tesla factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk promised nearly two weeks ago that the Tesla factory in Buffalo, N.Y., would reopen for ventilator production to help with the coronavirus pandemic. But it still hasn’t happened yet.

Geoff Herbert | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
April 7, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Elon Musk Will Reopen Tesla’s Buffalo Factory for Ventilators

Tesla's solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. Tesla's solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk says the Tesla factory in Buffalo, N.Y., will reopen for ventilator production to help with the coronavirus pandemic.

Geoff Herbert | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
March 26, 2020
Government, Business

Tesla Asked by N.Y. Assemblyman to Make Ventilators in State

Vehicles sit parked outside the Tesla solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2018. Vehicles sit parked outside the Tesla solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

A New York assemblyman has asked Elon Musk to make ventilators at Tesla Inc.’s state-subsidized solar factory, which may be unable to meet hiring goals because of a shutdown order.

March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

NTSB Blames Drivers, Tesla, Lax Regulations in Florida Crash

A Tesla Model 3 departs after charging at the Tesla Supercharger station in Kettleman City, Calif., in July 2019. A Tesla Model 3 departs after charging at the Tesla Supercharger station in Kettleman City, Calif., in July 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The National Transportation Safety Board says two drivers, Tesla and lax regulation of new partially automated driving systems are to blame for a fatal 2019 crash in Florida involving a Tesla on Autopilot.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla Suspends More Production; Elon Musk Says He’s Working on Ventilators

Signage displayed outside Tesla's solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. Signage displayed outside Tesla's solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. announced March 19 that it would suspend most production and close its factories in Buffalo, N.Y., and California due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Geoff Herbert | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
March 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Tesla to Slash Workers Showing Up at Fremont Plant By Three-Quarters

The view from outside the Tesla plant in Fremont, Calif., in early 2016. The view from outside the Tesla plant in Fremont, Calif., in early 2016. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)

Tesla, the Bay Area’s largest manufacturer, has greatly reduced the number of workers coming to its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant, though it’s not clear if the cutbacks put it in full compliance with health orders Alameda County and five other Bay Area counties imposed Monday to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
March 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla’s Fremont Factory Forced to Shut Down Under Shelter-in-Place Order

An aerial view of Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant in October 2019. An aerial view of Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant in October 2019. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News)

After some confusion, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department in California said March 17 the car plant was not “essential,” and like most other businesses must shut down under the county’s shelter-in-place order that took effect March 17.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
March 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Musk Keeps Tesla Open in Shutdown Zone, Downplays Virus Risk

The Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif. The Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s factory and other California operations will remain open in spite of a San Francisco Bay Area lockdown, with Elon Musk telling employees he will keep going in to work despite the spread of the coronavirus.

March 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Scouts for Cybertruck Plant Location in Central US

Tesla Cybertruck Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., in November. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. will build its in-development Cybertruck at a new plant in the U.S., CEO Elon Musk tweeted, likely triggering a state-by-state competition similar to one he set off six years ago.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
March 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

GM Shows 13 EVs in Bid to Match Tesla

GM's all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium, on the GM Tech Center campus GM's all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium, on the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Mich., on March 4, 2020. (Steve Fecht/General Motors via Associated Press)

DETROIT — General Motors, trying to refashion itself as a futuristic company with technology to compete against Tesla, rolled out plans March 4 for 13 new electric vehicles during the next five years.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 4, 2020

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