Business, Technology

Ford Challenges Tesla to a Truck Tug of War

Cybertruck unveiling Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck Nov. 21. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk plainly says his pickup is a “better truck than an F-150.” Ford Motor Co. is taking issue with that claim.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Despite Unveiling Issues, Elon Musk Says Tesla Pickup Truck Orders Hit 200,000

Tesla Pickup Truck The Tesla pickup truck unveiling. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said orders for its Cybertruck have climbed to 200,000 even after two windows unexpectedly shattered in the big reveal Nov. 21.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Pickup Truck Demo Was Smashing, but Not a Success

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

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla Inc.’s electric pickup truck Nov. 21, but it didn’t go as planned, ending with two smashed windows and the hashtag #cybertruck trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.

November 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Selling a Truck to Detroit’s Loyal Owners May Be Tesla’s Toughest Challenge Yet

Tesla logo Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Tesla CEO Elon Musk debuts Cybertruck with lots of competition from Detroit.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Set to Bulk Up the World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery

Tesla Tesla Inc. Powerpacks that will be used to form the world's largest lithium-ion battery stand on display at the Hornsdale wind farm. (Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg News)

The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery is about to get even bigger, with Tesla Inc. set to beef up capacity at the Hornsdale site in South Australia.

James Thornhill | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla to Build Factory in Germany After Subsidies Announced

Elon Musk Elon Musk by Jae C. Hong/AP

BERLIN — Germany on Nov. 13 hailed Tesla’s decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars.

November 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Walmart, Tesla Settle Lawsuit Over Fiery Solar Panels

Outside of Walmart store The outside of a Walmart store in Walpole, Mass., on Sept. 3, 2019. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire.

November 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Hopes to Get China Carmaking License by Year-End

Tesla Elon Musk speaks at an event. (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. has completed its new factory near Shanghai and is working with local authorities to obtain a manufacturing license, which it hopes to receive by the end of the year, Chairman Robyn Denholm said.

November 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Shares Soar as Elon Musk Packs Profit Report With Positives

Tesla profits Elon Musk by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Elon Musk flipped the script on those who doubted Tesla Inc. could return to profitability and meet aggressive timelines, delivering positive earnings few saw coming and declaring he’s ahead of schedule on a new plant and product.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Evaluating Complaint About Alleged Tesla Battery Flaw

Tesla Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received a petition calling for an investigation of certain Tesla Inc. electric cars and is evaluating the complaint, according to a notice posted on regulator’s website.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2019