Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Tesla Racing to Get Model 3s to China Before Potential Tariff Hike

Tesla Thousands of Teslas are getting loaded on ships heading to China. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. is loading as many Model 3 sedans as it can onto vessels destined for the People’s Republic ahead of March 1, when a trade-war truce between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is scheduled to expire.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Visits Norway to Address Service Capacity Issues

Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk visited Norway to accelerate a fix to service capacity in a key market for the carmaker after delays and bottlenecks angered customers in Scandinavia’s richest nation.

Mikael Holter | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Automakers Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles With Potentially Lethal Air Bags

Takata Paul Sancya/Associated Press

DETROIT — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

Tom Krisher | AP Auto Writer
February 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Tesla to Cut 1,000 Jobs Starting March 20

Tesla Elon Musk at Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla’s Fremont factory will be the hardest hit in California by the global job cuts the electric vehicle maker announced last month.

Levi Sumagaysay | The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
February 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Polar Vortex Exposed Range Limitations of Electric Car Batteries, AAA Says

Cars Shannon VanRaes/Bloomberg News

DETROIT — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40% when interior heaters are used, a new study found.

Tom Krisher | AP Auto Writer
February 7, 2019
Business, Technology

Elon Musk Tweet Sparks Mercedes-Tesla Talks Over Electric Van Project

Sprinter van Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk’s praise for Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van triggered talks between the German manufacturer and Tesla Inc. over potential cooperation on an electric version.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla Cuts Model 3 Price for Second Time This Year

Tesla model 3 sedan Tesla Model 3 Sedan (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. is cutting the price of its Model 3 sedan for the second time this year, citing the end of a customer-referral program that was a more costly incentive than the company realized.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Volkswagen to Use Tesla Batteries at Car-Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s battery systems will be installed at more than 100 electric-vehicle U.S. charging stations this year.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2019
Business, Technology

Tesla to Buy Battery-Tech Firm Maxwell for $218 Million in Stock

Tesla Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. agreed to acquire battery-technology company Maxwell Technologies Inc. for about $218 million in stock, as Elon Musk’s electric-car maker adds expertise in energy storage and power delivery.

Anthony Palazzo | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

New Mexico State Senate Panel Passes Tesla-Backed Bill

Tesla Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A state Senate bill that would allow electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla and others to open stores and service centers in New Mexico was approved by the Public Affairs Committee on Jan. 31.

Marie C. Baca | Albuquerque Journal
February 1, 2019