Tesla’s U.S.-made Model 3 vehicles now come equipped with wireless charging, USB-C ports – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla Model 3 vehicles produced at its Fremont, Calif. factory will reportedly come standard with a wireless charging pad and USB-C ports, upgrades that were first spotted by Drive Tesla Canada. Electrek also reported on the changes. The upgrades now put U.S.-made Model 3s on par with the same vehicles made at Tesla’s factory…

Tesla employees who don’t return to work could lose unemployment benefits – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Furloughed Tesla employees who are called back to work could lose unemployment benefits if they choose to stay at home due to COVID-19 concerns, the company’s head of human resources Valerie Workman wrote in an email sent to workers Wednesday. The internal email, which was viewed by , suggested that the loss of benefits…

Alameda County may allow Tesla’s Fremont factory to reopen as soon as next week – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Alameda County officials announced today that Tesla can reopen as soon as next week if it implements additional safety recommendations. The statement from the Alameda County Public Health Department said that after receiving Tesla’s COVID-19 site-specific safety plan for its Fremont plant, officials “held productive discussions today with Tesla’s representatives about their safety and…

Elon Musk just put a new person in charge of production at Tesla’s Fremont factory – TechCrunch

[ad_1] On the same day that Elon Musk defied local regulations and reopened Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, the CEO put a new person in charge of production. Musk named Richard Miller, who was director of paint operations at Tesla, to head of production at the factory, according to an internal email sent to employees…

Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla filed a lawsuit Saturday against Alameda County in an effort to invalidate orders that have prevented the automaker from reopening its factory in Fremont, California. The lawsuit, which seeks injunctive and declaratory relief against Alameda County, was first reported by CNBC. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for California’s Northern District.…

Elon Musk threatens to pull Tesla operations out of California and into Texas or Nevada – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Saturday the company will file a lawsuit against Alameda County and threatened to move its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada immediately, escalating a fight between the company and health officials over whether its factory in Fremont can reopen. Tesla had planned to bring back about 30%…

Tesla hasn’t been given the ‘green light’ to reopen Fremont factory, health official says – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla has not been given the “green light” to open its factory in Fremont, Calif., Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan said in a videostreamed town hall meeting Friday. Tesla made plans to open as early as Friday in defiance of the county’s extended stay-at-home order. Tesla said in an internal email sent…

Tesla prepares to bring back 30% of Fremont factory workers in spite of county order – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla is aiming to ramp up “limited operations” at its factory in Fremont, Calif., a decision that puts the company and its CEO Elon Musk in direct conflict with a stay-at-home order in Alameda County. Update: On Friday, Alameda County health officials said the automaker was told not to reopen. Employees received two emails…