Electric automaker Tesla, fresh off its best sales year in the company’s history, announced today it will lay off about 7 percent of its full-time workforce. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the move is necessary to help lower the costs associated with production of the Model 3
Eric Walz2019-01-18 11:59 PT
When the Trump administration slapped a 25 percent tariff on the Chinese-made components, one of the items was the processing unit used in the Tesla Model 3. Now Tesla is seeking a tariff exemption for it.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-07 15:55 PT
Electric automaker Tesla said it is cutting prices of the Model 3, Model S and Model X SUV by $2,000. Tesla’s surprise announcement weighed on the stock, pushing it down nearly 7 percent, as investors see it as a sign that Tesla may experience softer demand for the Model 3 going forward as the $7,500 federal EV tax credit is halved.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-02 18:32 PT
Now that Tesla has reached sales of 200,000 electric vehicles, the $7,500 federal EV tax credit offered to buyers is being cut in half to $3,750 beginning Jan 1.
Eric Walz2018-12-31 10:05 PT
Tesla has added two new members to its board on Thursday. The electric automaker named Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board in compliance with an SEC settlement reached in September.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-28 11:36 PT
Electric automaker Tesla has opened reservations in China to purchase the Tesla Model 3. Beginning today, customers in China can reserve their Model 3 with a deposit of 8,000 yuan ($1,153.60), according to Tesla’s China website
Eric Walz2018-11-16 11:32 PT
Tesla announced its Q3 earning today and CEO Elon Musk called the company’s Q3 performance “truly historic”. The company posted a GAAP of $312 million on a record $6.8 billion in revenue, boosted by sales of the Model 3.
FutureCar Staff 2018-10-24 16:57 PT
Tesla is offering a new a mid-range version of the Model 3, with an estimated range of 260 miles. The new mid-range Model 3 is priced at $45,000 before incentives.
FutureCar Staff 2018-10-18 16:40 PT
Electric automaker Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for a 860,000 square meter parcel of land where the electric automaker plans to build its first overseas Gigafactory, Tesla said in a Chinese social media post on Wednesday.
Eric Walz2018-10-17 12:25 PT
A U.S. judge approved Tesla’s and Chief Executive Elon Musk’s $40 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving government claims that Musk misled the public with a number of tweets about plans to take the automaker private.
Eric Walz2018-10-16 13:11 PT
Musk will resign his role as Tesla’s chairman for three years, but will retain his position as the company’s CEO. In addition to paying a $20 million fine, Tesla will also have to pay a separate $20 million penalty.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-01 14:30 PT
The Securities and Exchange Commission, the government agency responsible for enforcing the federal securities laws and protecting investors, sued Tesla chief Elon Musk on Thursday, saying he lied to investors when he claimed he had secured the funding to take the automaker private.
Eric Walz2018-09-27 14:09 PT
Electric carmaker Tesla has launched a service called ‘Tesla Direct’, which is a door-to-door direct delivery service in California. The service will help Model 3 buyers get their cars faster, rather than having to wait to pick it up at a local Tesla delivery center.
Eric Walz2018-09-24 12:12 PT
Another key executive at electric automaker Tesla is stepping down, according to people with familiar with the matter. It’s another setback for Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk since tweeting on August 7 about taking the company private.
FutureCar Staff 2018-09-21 18:31 PT
As Tesla CEO Elon Musk explores taking his electric car company private, one of the top Wall Street investment firms is recusing itself from researching Tesla’s financial health.
Eric Walz2018-08-21 17:38 PT
According to a Reuters report, the Saudi Arabia sovereign wealth fund is in talks to invest in luxury electric car startup Lucid Motors, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Sources told Reuters that the PIF and Lucid Motors have drawn up a term sheet under which PIF could invest more than $1 billion in Lucid Motors and obtain a majority ownership.
Eric Walz2018-08-20 12:13 PT
In an emotional interview with the New York Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk opened up about his difficult and stressful year he’s had trying to ramp up production of the Model 3, while simultaneously trying to control the company’s massive cash bleed. On Friday, the electric car maker’s stock fell to its lowest levels in five months.
Jeremy Carlton2018-08-17 15:58 PT
Although Tesla is burning through cash at an alarming rate, it appears that the company has finally overcome what is called ‘production bottlenecks’ that were hampering production of its first mass-market electric car, the Model 3.
Eric Walz2018-08-16 11:23 PT
Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised the business world today with a tweet suggesting he might take his electric car company private at $420 a share. He wrote that funding for the move is already secured.
Eric Walz2018-08-07 11:44 PT
Electric automaker Tesla released in its Q2 earnings today, and depending on who you ask, the numbers are not so bad. The company reported losses of $2.45 per share, slightly better than the $2.92 per share analysts predicted. Total revenue rose to $4 billion from $2.79 billion, beating the $3.92 billion in revenue forecasted by Reuters.
Derrick Smith2018-08-01 18:12 PT
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