Our selected Tweets (from ‘X’) this week:
Tesla seems to be in hot water as US federal prosecutors are turning their investigative lens towards the electric car giant’s ‘rosy’ performance claims. A secret internal project at the company also has people scratching their heads as corporate funds may have been used to build Elon Musk a house near Texas. Musk has remained tight-lipped on these matters.
US federal prosecutors are investigating Tesla’s performance claims after a @Reuters report said that the cars often failed to achieve their advertised range, the Wall Street Journal says. More here: https://t.co/XHlZqIGe0Y pic.twitter.com/CDbYoebyxy— Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) August 31, 2023
Former US President Donald Trump is turning to a new topic: electric cars.
Trump’s understanding of electric cars 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/5AGa9HXsRR— Tesla and Doge (@TeslaAndDoge) August 25, 2023
This month VinFast became valued by investors at more than Ford and BMW, but short-seller Jim Chanos branded it a ‘meme stock’ shortly before the price collapsed.
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The Wall Street speculator that famously bet against Enron this time took aim at the inflated value of VinFast. https://t.co/4qytFl25JV— FORTUNE (@FortuneMagazine) August 31, 2023
Good chart this one.
Bubble? What bubble? https://t.co/iMsOzXaaNl— Jean-Yves Jault (@jyjault) September 1, 2023
The Carlos Ghosn saga had to make it to big/small screen at some point. It is, as they say, onehelluva story. Catch it on Netflix.
Just finished the Netflix doc on Carlos Ghosn. I was part of the global comms team working in Tokyo on the Nissan Revival Plan. I have very mixed emotions 🤯 pic.twitter.com/hzOvboJQ3e— Tim Holmes 🌏🇪🇺 🇺🇦🌱 (@HolmesTW) September 1, 2023
February 1937 to February 1962 to August 2023. The UAW continues to challenge Detroit’s ‘Big Three’ automakers and UAW President Shawn Fain will not (yet) back down, apparently.
An autoworker gets a visit from his dog during the Flint Sit-down Strike of 1936/37.@UAW publication commemorating the strike, 1962. From the archives at the @ReutherLibrary. pic.twitter.com/m5j6bQTMNC— UAW Archivist (@UAW_Archivist) August 30, 2023
McLaren says a new era of hybrid is here. With the traditional joy of the power slide.
“I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it.” EV adoption still faces obstacles, but could the transition have begun sooner? Discuss…
A story on electric cars from 1968.pic.twitter.com/UNfrGnWhwq— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) August 24, 2023
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NB: Despite the Twitter rebrand as ‘X’, we’re still calling the platform’s postings tweets for now.