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…

the Tesla Cybertruck isn’t getting any smaller – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In the days and weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the cybertruck — a post-apocalyptic inspired vehicle made of cold-rolled steel — there was a lot of speculation about whether it would be smaller once it actually made it to market. Production of the Cybertruck is still a long ways off. There isn’t…

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…

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…

Tesla shares fall on Elon Musk ‘stock price too high’ tweet – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that the company’s stock price was “too high” in his opinion, immediately sending shares into a free-fall and in possible violation of an agreement reached with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last year. Tesla shares fell nearly 12% in the half hour following his stock price tweets…

Tesla to reduce price of standard range Model 3 in China – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla said it will reduce the price of its standard range Model 3 vehicle in China to meet the government’s new eligibility requirements for subsidies. This marks the second time this year that the automaker has reduced the price. Several months ago, the base version of China-made Model 3 was lowered by 9%. Tesla…

Tesla pushes Tesla Semi deliveries to 2021 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla is pushing back plans to produce and deliver its all-electric Class 8 truck until 2021, the company said in its quarter earnings report Wednesday. The move puts the Tesla Semi two years behind the automaker’s previous target. “We are shifting our first Tesla Semi deliveries to 2021,” the company said without providing any…