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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‘Inconvenient’ Fact: Morgan Stanley Says Electric Cars Create More CO2 Than They Save

‘Inconvenient’ Fact: Morgan Stanley Says Electric Cars Create More CO2 Than They Save:

“Whilst the electric vehicles and lithium batteries manufactured by these two companies do indeed help to reduce direct CO2 emissions from vehicles, electricity is needed to power them.  The carbon emissions generated by the electricity required for electric vehicles are greater than those saved by cutting out direct vehicle emissions.

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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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Tesla’s Elon Musk Unveils Solar Roof (Video)

As if burning cars were not enough.

Waiting for the first Tesla solar powered house to burn to the ground.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRqSkR4ENAg

28.10.2016

During a press event at Universal Studios in L.A., Elon Musk announces that Tesla will build and sell its own line of solar panels with integrated batteries. Coupled with the also unveiled PowerWall 2, it will allow residential homeowners to replace their entire roof with solar panels, making it much simpler for homes to be entirely powered by solar power.

Overview:
00:00. Why solar
04:02. PowerWall 2 introduction
06:40. Solar roof introduction

H/t reader kevin a.

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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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Tesla Spontaneously Catches Fire, Burns Down During Test Drive In France

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Tesla Spontaneously Catches Fire, Burns Down During Test Drive In France:

After Tesla’s latest problem involving a Model S crash in Beijing while in autopilot mode (which has since prompted the carmaker drop remove “autopilot” from its Chinese website), Elon Musk may have to return to a more familiar problem plaguing his vehicles: spontaneous combustion.

According to Electrek, as part of its ‘Electric Road Trip’ tour for the summer, Tesla stopped in Biarritz, France to promote Model S and Model X over the weekend. During a test drive in a Model S 90D, the vehicle suddenly sent a visual alert on the dashboard stating that there was a problem with “charging”. The Tesla employee giving the test drive made the driver park the car on the side of the road and all three (the driver, the Tesla employee and another passenger) exited the vehicle.

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In First Autopilot Crash In China, Tesla Model S Driver Crashes In Beijing With Autopilot Engaged

In First Autopilot Crash In China, Tesla Model S Driver Crashes In Beijing With Autopilot Engaged:

Just two months after Elon Musk was engaged in major damage control over a scandal involving a Tesla Model S which crashed while in self-driving mode, killing its driver, China Daily reports that a Tesla Model S crashed in Beijing on August 2, while the car had its autopilot on and the driver had both hands off the steering wheel. This is the first autopilot crash in China, in which luckily nobody was killed or injured.

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Tesla Misses, Burns Nearly Half A Billion, Warns It Has Hit Bank “Funding Limit”: Stock Rises

Tesla Misses, Burns Nearly Half A Billion, Warns It Has Hit Bank “Funding Limit”: Stock Rises:

Following several repeat, and loud, warnings that sales are slowing down, moments ago Elon Musk did not disappoint and reported results that missed substantially on both the top and the bottom line, with non-GAAP EPS of (1.02) nearly twice as bad as what consensus expected, while reporting nearly half a billion in organic cash burn, while warning that “we have reached our funding limit with a banking partner”

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