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24.06.2018 - 19:43

Chevy’s bold sense of Schadenfreude

We thought “Schadenfreude” is a German-only trait but it appears that GM got their share of it. Following the recent burn out of a Tesla vehicle in motion, they offered the owners a brand new Chevy Bolt.

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20.06.2018 - 13:20

Tesla CEO favours Gigafactory in Germany

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter – no surprises here – to add some detail to plans for a Gigafactory in Europe. And – here’s the surprise – he named Germany as a “leading choice” mainly due to its location in the centre of Europe.

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19.06.2018 - 12:35

Elon accuses employees of sabotage

After technical problems on the assembly line, now apparently Tesla is being plagued by a saboteur from the internal ranks. The reason proclaimed for the disloyalty is apparently a snubbed promotion.

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19.06.2018 - 12:27

Tesla to receive royal approval?

Prince Charles says he is looking to add more electric cars to the royal fleet, but seems to be torn between Tesla and Jaguar so far. His Royal Highness has met with Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal and tested a Model X on the occasion.

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14.06.2018 - 15:19

Elon Musk purchases another 72,500 Tesla stocks

Elon Musk has deepened his financial participation in Tesla. After Musk purchased 33,000 stocks in May, worth around 10 million dollars, he purchased another 72,500 stocks worth 25 million dollars on the 12 and 13 of June, according to the SEC.

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13.06.2018 - 12:27

Tesla making 9% of workforce redundant

Elon Musk continues shaking up Tesla. The CEO now announced that his “reorg” will effectively see 9 percent of their workforce laid off. The cuts have already been made. Musk claimed Tesla needed this cost reduction to prove they are on a sustainable mission, that is profitable.

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11.06.2018 - 11:17

Tesla now runs 10,000 Superchargers worldwide

Tesla has reached a milestone as their network of electric car charging stations now includes more than a thousand sites with over 10,000 Superchargers installed worldwide. Still the EV maker is a little behind schedule but says they are catching up quickly.

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31.05.2018 - 16:39

Tesla Model 3 found profitable

German engineers “dissected” the Tesla Model 3 and its battery and found that costs for materials and suppliers come down to no more than 18,000 dollars. They also analysed the battery chemistry in detail, coming to exact and similar results, thus concluding Tesla could be making real money from the Model 3.

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31.05.2018 - 15:44

Panasonic to cut all cobalt from EV batteries

Tesla’s Gigafactory partner Panasonic says it is developing cobalt-free batteries to become independent of the rare and expensive material in the near future. Meanwhile, Tesla released their ‘Conflict Minerals Report’ and also aims for further reductions in cobalt use.

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23.05.2018 - 17:07

New Tesla Supercharger with up to 250 kW performance

Tesla is planning the presentation of the next Supercharger generation for late summer this year. This was admitted by Elon Musk on Twitter after a user queried him. The Superchargers of the third generation will feature “major improvements all round.”

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22.05.2018 - 13:44

Tesla Model 3 does not win consumer report’s recommendation

Tesla’s Model 3 did not receive a purchase recommendation from the Consumer Reports magazine published by the consumer watch group. The testers did make some positive remarks, but particularly the breaking distance did not measure up to expectations, prompting Elon Musk to promise improvements.

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17.05.2018 - 16:14

Tesla to get Lithium from Kidman Resources

Australia is growing its lithium mining and Tesla is intent on exploiting that fact. Their latest contract with Kidman Resources will see them supply Tesla with battery material lithium hydroxide for their electric cars for 3 years initially.

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16.05.2018 - 18:19

A whole new kind of Tesla taxi (video)

Remember Boeing’s infamous Dreamliner and its burning batteries? Well, its reputation has been repaired and the following clip may elevate the plane into the hall of fame, just because it is in tow of a Tesla Model X.

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16.05.2018 - 13:15

Tesla Model 3 production rising before stops

There is not a day without Tesla news and most revolve around the happenings behind the gates of the Fremont factory. Elon Musk has taken over the reigns of production for the time being and has since been fighting to bring the Model 3 making up to speed and there is progress.

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15.05.2018 - 15:46

Tesla to restructure C-level and streamline production

Elon Musk is busy exercising his role as CEO and has written another email to staff to announce a “thorough reorganisation” of Tesla, especially on the exec level. Meanwhile, the shopfloor reports advances in Model 3 production, whilst hackers race to code out remaining robotic flaws.

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14.05.2018 - 16:45

Tesla sets up electric car company in Shanghai

Tesla has registered a firm for electric cars in Shanghai ahead of the planned change of rule in Beijing. The EV maker had been negotiating to open business in China without the previously required local joint venture partner before but to no avail.

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14.05.2018 - 13:40

Tesla is gearing up for AWD and Performance Model 3

Tesla got news with Elon Musk tweeting to announce the opening of order books for the Model 3 with two electric motors for the all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the first Canadians will receive their economy Tesla while their chief engineer is taking a time out.

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09.05.2018 - 12:36

Tesla changes credit conditions for capital increase

Tesla has made some major changes to their banking credit in order to be able to invest more capital. Hence Musk has offered up the Fremont factory as collateral as Tesla’s existing 1.8BN dollar credit only has another 543M dollars left to use.

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08.05.2018 - 14:34

Elon Musk is taking tough stock of Tesla

Elon Musk is gripping the reigns on the EV maker ever tighter as he introduces a tough review of all contractors while at the same time buying Tesla shares back en masse. The latter is to curb speculations he says and warns against betting against Tesla.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/05/06/tesla-grants-insight-to-2170-battery-cell-technology/
06.05.2018 15:14