Amid Management Exodus, Tesla Fires Hundreds Of Workers

Amid Management Exodus, Tesla Fires Hundreds Of Workers:

In an absurd demonstration of Musk’s bizarre management style, the company said the mass terminations have “generally boosted worker morale”, as high-performing employees have been rewarded; it was unclear what the up to 700 layoffs, pardon, exit events did to worker morale.

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Elon Musk Magically Extends the Battery Life of Tesla Vehicles Fleeing Hurricane Irma

Magic!

Elon Musk Magically Extends Battery Life Of Teslas Fleeing Irma:

In what is either a generous act of charity or an unnerving example of the control Tesla exercises over the vehicles it producers, or perhaps both, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has magically unlocked the batteries of every Tesla in Florida to maximize the distance that people fleeing from Hurricane Irma can travel before stopping to refuel at one of the company’s “superstation” charging centers.

Typically, these types of over-the-air upgrades can cost thousands – if not tens of thousands – of dollars.

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Tesla Ignores Q2 Record Cash Burn And Slashes Its Model X And Model S Prices

Tesla Ignores Q2 Record Cash Burn And Slashes Its Model X And Model S Prices:

So what do you do when you’ve just burned through a record $1.2 billion of cash in one quarter, expect to burn an additional $2 billion in capex in the second half of the year and haven’t a prayer of generating positive earnings at any point in the near future?  Well, you slash your product prices, of course.

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Government “Flabbergasted” After Elon Musk’s Most Bizarre Claim Yet

Government “Flabbergasted” After Elon Musk’s Most Bizarre Claim Yet:

Musk:  “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.”NYC:  “This is news to City Hall.”

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Tesla Stock Slips After German Watchdog Warns Self-Driving Cars Unsafe

Tesla Stock Slips After German Watchdog Warns Self-Driving Cars Unsafe:

Tesla stock price is extending its declines from yesterday’s tumble after reports that Tesla’s first generation self-driving cars may not be safe on public roads, the German central vehicle inspection agency said, according to a report in Handelsblatt.

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It’s Confirmed: Without Government Subsidies, Tesla Sales Implode

It’s Confirmed: Without Government Subsidies, Tesla Sales Implode:

In 2015 Tesla sold a total of 2,738 cars in Denmark. In 2016 – when Denmark phased out subsidies for electric vehicles – the number crashed by 94% to just 176 units.

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Female Engineer Sues Tesla For Sexual Harassment

Female Engineer Sues Tesla For Sexual Harassment:

A female engineer at Tesla has accused Elon Musk’s car company of ignoring her complaints of “pervasive harassment”, paying her a lower salary than men doing the same work, promoting less qualified men over her and retaliating against her for raising concerns.

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Caught On Tape: Hackers Take Control Of A Moving Tesla From Miles Away

Caught On Tape: Hackers Take Control Of A Moving Tesla From Miles Away:

The first video evidence emerges of hackers taking remote control of Tesla Model S vehicles and controlling everything from internal displays to slamming on the brakes while in motion. 

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Dutch Tesla Model S Driver Dies After Hitting Tree, Battery Catches Fire

Dutch Tesla Model S Driver Dies After Hitting Tree, Battery Catches Fire:

Less than a month after the latest incident involving a Tesla, when a Model S spontaneously burst into flames in France during a European “electric road trip”, early this morning in Baarn in the Netherlands, a 53-year old Tesla Model S driver tragically died in a crash Electrek reports. His Model S left the road and hit a tree at high speed. The vehicle caught on fire and the driver was reportedly dead by the time the firefighters were on the scene.

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