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Maxwell and Tesla sign agreement for merger

8 February 2019


Volkswagen to use Tesla batteries (in charge stations)

4 February 2019

Tesla battery systems will be installed at more than 100 electric vehicle US charging stations this year, Bloomberg reported.


Tesla in profit again

31 January 2019

Tesla reported its second consecutive quarterly profit last night (30 January) and better than expected sales but its fourth quarter earnings fell short of analysts' expectations and sent its shares down after the markets closed.


Tesla axing 3,000 workers as cars too expensive

18 January 2019

Tesla CEO Musk has told employees the company will cut about 7% of its workers as its cars are too expensive.


Tesla adds two independents to board

2 January 2019

Tesla has announced that Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson have joined Tesla’s Board of Directors. Each joined the board as an independent director, effective 27 December 2018.


China to suspend July’s tariff hikes in Q1 2019

17 December 2018

The Chinese government has said it would cut import tariffs on US-made vehicles and components for three months from the beginning of next year, according to media reports.


Tesla after bids as China Gigafactory build starts

7 December 2018

Tesla has opened a tender process to build its Shanghai Gigafactory and at least one contractor has started buying materials, according to sources and documents reviewed by the Reuters news agency which said this was the clearest indication that construction was imminent.


Trump talks with China give automakers hope

3 December 2018

The US and China reportedly called a truce in their trade war on Saturday after President Trump agreed to hold off on new tariffs and President Xi Jinping pledged to increase Chinese purchases of American products.


Trump threatens to axe GM tax credit it's losing anyway

28 November 2018

US president Donald Trump last night (27 November) threatened to strip General Motors of a tax credit that makes its electric vehicles more affordable for car buyers, escalating a dispute with the automaker over its plan to halt production at several American plants.


Tesla slashes prices in China as sales tumble

26 November 2018

Tesla last week announced price cuts of up to 26% on its vehicles in China to help underpin its sales in the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) market, according to Chinese media.


Tesla appoints new chair of the Tesla Board

13 November 2018

Tesla’s Board of Directors has announced that Robyn Denholm has been appointed as chair of the Tesla Board, effective immediately.


Tesla targets initial output of 3,000 Model 3s per week in Shanghai

5 November 2018

Tesla said in a regulatory filing it had set a production target of 3,000 Model 3 sedans per week in the early stages of operation at its planned factory in China, according to local reports.


Tesla Q3 profit beats analysts' forecast

25 October 2018

Tesla has reported a surprise profit for the third quarter, fulfilling CEO Elon Musk's promise the company would start booking profits in the second half of 2018.


Tesla buys land for Shanghai factory

18 October 2018

Tesla has moved a step closer to manufacturing cars in China after agreeing to purchase a plot of land in the Shanghai area, according to local sources.


Cadillac's Super Cruise rated ahead of Tesla's Autopilot

4 October 2018

A new report said General Motors had developed the best system automatic driving system that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel for short periods of time.


Model 3 ramp-up boosts Tesla Q3 output

3 October 2018

Tesla has said it produced a record number of vehicles in the third quarter as Model 3 output was ramped up.


Musk and US financial regulator agree a settlement after lawsuit

1 October 2018

Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk have reached a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that will see Musk step down as the company's chairman but retain his CEO position.


US regulator sues Musk for fraud

28 September 2018

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk of fraud.


Musk mulls Tesla colour choice reduction

11 September 2018

Tesla may reduce paint colour choices for its cars to streamline production, chief executive officer Elon Musk reportedly tweeted as the automaker tries to boost production.


German Tesla challenge starts in Stockholm

3 September 2018

Mercedes' launch of the EQC electric SUV tomorrow (4 September) marks the start of European return fire against Tesla in the luxury electric segment.


Musk does U-turn on taking Tesla private

28 August 2018

After publicly trailing plans to de-list Tesla and take it private, Tesla founder Elon Musk has met with the board and decided that the company should stay public.


China EV sales dominate in second quarter

24 August 2018

Unsurprisingly, given its 'new energy vehicles' policy, China dominated for sales of electric vehicles in the second quarter of 2018.


Saudi sovereign fund involved in Tesla buyout deal - report

13 August 2018

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund (called the 'Public Investment Fund' - PIF) is reportedly working to be part of any investor pool that emerges to take Tesla private.


Tesla board to meet on Musk's 'go private' plan

10 August 2018

Tesla's board of directors is taking Elon Musk's offer to take the company private seriously and plans to meet with financial advisors next week to explore his proposal, reports say.


Elon Musk mulls taking Tesla private

8 August 2018

Elon Musk appears to be seriously considering turning publicly listed Tesla into a private company.


Tesla starts recruitment for Chinese EV factory

7 August 2018

Tesla reportedly has started recruiting workers for its new Shanghai factory, according to job postings on its website, just a month after it signed agreements with local authorities for the US$2bn project.


Traverse, the great divide - a tough CASE to crack

6 August 2018

There’s a great deal of consternation in the auto industry presently, but that concern is divided in to two camps. On the one hand, there are those in the here and now anxious about whether total industry volume in the US this year will be 18m or 17.8m. On the other hand, there are those more concerned about the future and whether CASE (connected, autonomous, shared and electrified) or ACES (to put it another way) will fundamentally challenge the industry’s business model that’s been built up over the last 100 years or so. The differences in approach were there for all to see at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan last week.


Tesla to fund Chinese plant through local loans

3 August 2018

Tesla plans to fund a new wholly-owned production plant in Shanghai by borrowing from local banks in China, the company said in its quarterly statement.


Tesla appoints new chief accounting officer

31 July 2018


Tesla makes 200,000 US sales, incentives to fall

12 July 2018

Tesla has delivered 200,000 electric cars in the US, triggering lower tax credits for future buyers.

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just-auto Plus only Maxwell and Tesla sign agreement for merger

8 February 2019

Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of energy solutions, announced it has...


Volkswagen to use Tesla batteries

4 February 2019

Tesla battery systems will be installed at more than 100 electric vehicle US charging stations th...


Tesla in profit again

31 January 2019

Tesla reported its second consecutive quarterly profit last night (30 January) and better than ex...


Tesla axing 3,000 workers as cars too expensive

18 January 2019

Tesla CEO Musk has told employees the company will cut about 7% of its workers as its cars are to...


Tesla adds two independents to board

2 January 2019

Tesla has announced that Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson have joined Tesla's Board of...


China to suspend July’s tariff hikes in Q1 2019

17 December 2018

The Chinese government has said it would cut import tariffs on US-made vehicles and components fo...



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