Tesla will make 12-seater electric van for Boring airport tunnel

[ad_1] A Southern California airport connector project will work with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground tunnel and a new Tesla vehicle is reportedly part of the plan.  The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority approved a connector line between Rancho Cucamonga with the Ontario International Airport last week. The proposal is…

Tesla scouts head to Tulsa, Austin as hunt for Cybertruck gigafactory location nears end – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla officials visited two sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week to search for a location for its future and fifth gigafactory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, a source familiar with the situation told . Company representatives also visited Austin. A final decision has not been made, but Austin and Tulsa…

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…

Former Tesla president and Lyft COO Jon McNeill on what both companies have gotten right and wrong – TechCrunch

[ad_1] We recently interviewed Jon McNeill to learn more about his newest project, a startup studio called DeltaV Ventures. But we also wanted to hear about what it’s like to work inside of Tesla and Lyft. McNeill spent two-and-a-half years as the carmaker’s president, heading up global sales, marketing, delivery and government relations before heading…

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 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 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’s newest board member has a long stance against short selling – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla has added Hiromichi Mizuno as a new member to its board of directors and audit committee — the former chief investment officer of Japan’s $1.5 trillion pension fund and a longtime opponent of common market practices like short selling. With Mizuno’s appointment the Tesla board now has 10 members, including Oracle founder, chairman…