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UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

7 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector


Tesla sales in China double in Q2 2020

3 August 2020

Tesla reported a 103% year on year jump in revenues from its Chinese operations to US$1.4bn in the second quarter of 2020, to account for just over 23% of the company’s global sales.


South Korea looks into possible Tesla Model 3 defects

29 July 2020

The South Korean government has ordered an investigation into the Tesla Model 3 for possible faulty parts, according to local reports.


Tesla CEO asks miners to produce more nickel

23 July 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has urged miners to produce more nickel, a key ingredient for EV batteries, and warned the current cost of batteries remained a big hurdle to his company's growth.


Profit sets Tesla fair for S&P 500 entry

23 July 2020

Tesla last night (22 July) announced a second quarter profit as cost cuts and strong sales helped offset coronavirus-related factory shutdowns, sending its stock up 4.4% in after hours trading and clearing a hurdle which could lead to the electric carmaker's inclusion in the S&P 500 index.


Midas Musk Tesla CEO qualifies for $2.1bn payout

22 July 2020

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has qualified for a payout worth an unprecedented US$2.1bn, his second jackpot since May following the electric car maker's massive stock surge, media reports said.


Level 5 fully self-driving cars not due anytime soon

15 July 2020

In widely reported remarks, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk said last week that he believed the electric car company would have "basic functionality" for level 5 vehicle autonomy complete by the end of the year. He was speaking in video comments made at Shanghai's annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC). We believe that market-ready level 5 vehicles will not be available for several more years.


China NEV sales fall 22% in June

14 July 2020

Sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China, comprising mainly electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, declined by over 22% to 104,000 units in June 2020 from a peak year earlier level of 134,000 units, according to wholesale data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Tesla 'very close' to level 5 autonomous driving technology - Elon Musk

9 July 2020

Tesla is "very close" to achieving level 5 autonomous driving technology, chief executive Elon Musk was quoted as saying on Thursday.


Tesla resilience continues to confound COVID-19 crisis

2 July 2020

Tesla's market capitalisation now exceeds that of Toyota, making it the most valued carmaker in the world.


China scraps foreign ownership limits on commercial vehicle manufacturers

29 June 2020

The Chinese government plans to scrap the 50% limit on foreign ownership of commercial vehicle manufacturing companies in the country next month, according to local reports.


Tesla eyes new US factory start this summer - reports

19 June 2020

Tesla would like to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United States as early as the third quarter of this year, the company reportedly told Texas officials in documents made public this week.


Panasonic and Tesla talking battery spend again

19 May 2020

Panasonic and Tesla have revived talks on investment to boost output of electric vehicle batteries at the Gigafactory in Nevada, the Japanese company told Nikkei.


Tesla to continue expanding recharging network in China

18 May 2020

Tesla said it would continue to expand its electric vehicle recharging network in China by an additional 4,000 supercharging sites by the end of the year, as it looks to strengthen its position in the world's largest electric vehicle market.


Tesla cuts prices in China to qualify for subsidies

1 May 2020

Tesla is to cut the entry price for its Shanghai built Model 3 by 10% to ensure it qualifies for subsidies in the world's largest car market.


Tesla opens virtual store on Alibaba Tmall

20 April 2020

Tesla opened an official virtual store on China's Tmall site last week, as the US electric vehicle manufacturer continues its efforts to expand its share of the world's largest vehicle market.


Tesla prepares pay cuts and furloughs

8 April 2020

Tesla reportedly has told workers to brace for pay cuts and furloughs as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts its operations and cripples demand.


Ford toppled as UK market leader

6 April 2020

Ford has lost its long held position as the UK market's number one passenger vehicle brand. SMMT data for March show that during the first quarter, Volkswagen became the top selling marque.


Italy - Fiat fewer than 500 cars ahead of VW in March

3 April 2020

Due to the sudden collapse of sales, the Italian market's leading brand was only 478 vehicles ahead of Volkswagen in March, a month when the overall market plunged to levels not seen since 1959.


Are suppliers better placed than OEMs to make ventilators?

26 March 2020

COVID-19  has  created  a  sudden  dramatic  need  for  ventilators  in  the world's healthcare  system.


just-auto Plus only COVID-19: Tesla operational update

23 March 2020


GM, Ford, Tesla 'go' to make ventilators

23 March 2020

General Motors said it was collaborating with Ventec Life Systems, in cooperation with StopTheSpread.org, the nation's coordinated private sector response to the COVID-19, to increase production of Ventec's respiratory care products to support the growing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


The virus gets worse - the week

20 March 2020

There was a glimmer of hope in all the bad news this week - Wuhan, aka Coronavirus Central (thanks a lot) on Thursday reported no new cases, the first such report since the bug started to take hold last January. So, perhaps, this, or some of this, might be over for the rest of us in two, maybe three, months? Let's hope so. Or maybe not.


Sharp sues Tesla in Japan for patent infringement

20 March 2020

Japanese electronics giant Sharp Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Tesla's Japanese subsidiary, seeking an injunction to halt imports of some of the carmaker's electric vehicles (EVs) into Japan, according to a report by Kyodo News citing 'sources familiar with the matter'.


Tesla and Toyota top vehicle maker rankings after COVID-19 review

20 March 2020

A ranking of top vehicle manufacturing companies worldwide compiled by data and analytics company GlobalData shows the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis will be strongly adverse across the industry this year, with all major companies impacted.


Tesla says essential employees, including production, should still come to work

18 March 2020

CNBC has just reported an e-mail sent to Tesla employees by the company's head of human resources (HR) for North America, Valerie Workman, encouraged employees to work if they feel comfortable doing so on 18 March.


Virus, virus, virus - the week

13 March 2020

Our continually updated Future Models series has always been a smash hit with just-auto readers so, unsurprisingly, even in the midst of coronavirus fact, rumour, misinformation and lemming-like panic (got enough toilet paper, hand sanitiser, pasta and rice in for a siege yet?), our latest look at What Lies Ahead for a couple of brands from FCA, soon to merge with PSA, drew the most eyeballs this week.


Tesla under fire for cheaper China chip

11 March 2020

It's never been uncommon for automakers to vary specification by market - emissions control and safety equipment not being fitted for markets where not compulsory - but now Tesla is under fire in China for using lower specification computer chips than in other markets.


Tesla tree cutting continues after court ruling

24 February 2020

Tesla reportedly resumed cutting down trees to clear land in in Gruenheide, Germany for its first European car and battery factory after environmentalists lost a court case.


Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily due to the coronavirus, media reports on Monday ( February) said.

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Tesla Motors, Inc. news

Daily COVID-19 autos briefing FREE TO READ

7 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automot...


Tesla sales in China double in Q2 2020

3 August 2020

Tesla reported a 103% year on year jump in revenues from its Chinese operations to US$1.4bn in th...


South Korea looks into Tesla Model 3 defects

29 July 2020

The South Korean government has ordered an investigation into the Tesla Model 3 for possible faul...


Profit sets Tesla fair for S&P 500 entry

23 July 2020

Tesla last night (22 July) announced a second quarter profit as cost cuts and strong sales helped...


Tesla CEO asks miners to produce more nickel

23 July 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has urged miners to produce more nickel, a key ingredient for EV batteries, a...


Midas Musk Tesla CEO qualifies for $2.1bn payout

22 July 2020

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has qualified for a payout worth an unprecedented US$2.1bn, his s...



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