Icons of Italian Automotive Style Struggle to Go Electric

Ferrari and Lamborghini are trying to design battery-powered cars that inspire the same devotion as their costly internal combustion models.

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How Elon Musk and Tesla Helped Make C.E.O Pay Even Richer

The gap with workers widened even further as public companies granted top executives rich pay packages partly inspired by Tesla.

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Tesla Is Forcing the Auto Industry to Rethink How It Sells Cars

Tesla shifted to selling cars entirely online in 2019. Now, some established automakers, like Ford, are talking about taking a similar approach.

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In Twitter Meeting, Elon Musk Fields Questions From 8,000 Employees

Mr. Musk answered questions from Twitter’s 8,000 workers for the first time in a virtual meeting on Thursday.

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Elon Musk addresses Twitter’s employees for the first time.

Mr. Musk answered questions from Twitter’s 8,000 workers in a virtual meeting on Thursday.

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Self-Driving and Driver-Assist Technology Linked to Hundreds of Car Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data on 10 months of crashes involving systems like Tesla’s Autopilot. A handful of accidents turned deadly.

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Auto Safety Agency Expands Tesla Investigation

NHTSA will take a broad look at whether the electric carmaker’s driver-assistance system can increase the risk of crashes.

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With Elon Musk, the Drama Is the Point

Will he buy Twitter? Nobody knows — but what does it matter, as long as you keep paying attention?

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What Texas Gains by Investigating Twitter’s Fake Accounts

For Ken Paxton, the state attorney general, there are positives. Aligning with Elon Musk? Check. Politically helpful? Check.

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How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot? No One Knows.

Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.

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Elon Musk, Mars and the Modern Economy

What space fantasies can tell us about terrestrial trade.

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Tesla to Cut 10% of Salaried Staff, Musk Tells Employees

The electric carmaker has been growing fast in recent years, but Elon Musk, its chief executive, appears to be concerned about a weakening economy.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

Elon Musk Tells Tesla and SpaceX Workers to Return to Office 40 Hours a Week

In emails to workers at SpaceX and Tesla, Mr. Musk said they were required to spend a minimum of 40 hours a week in the office.

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Management Is a Bad Sign for Twitter

His long list of unfulfilled commitments wildly exceeds his achievements.

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Musk and Bezo Show the Perils of Plutocratic Pettiness

Technology titans are missing that old adulation.

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Elon Musk, Chaos Monkey

The billionaire’s increasingly erratic behavior on Twitter distracts from the terrible math behind his bid to buy it.

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The Problem With Elon Musk’s Vision of Tesla’s Autopilot Future

Our documentary explores Tesla’s difficulty in making automated driving a reality.

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The Tesla Effect: Snowmobiles, Boats and Mowers Go Electric

They’re quieter and better for the climate. But snow and water create new technological challenges for designers.

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GM’s Mary Barra Has a Plan to Win the Electric Vehicle Race

The General Motors chief says efficiencies, innovations and learning from mistakes will allow her company to become a leader in electric vehicles.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #production, #tesla-motors-inc

What Does Elon Musk Want? Is Twitter the Way to Get It?

America’s richest man tries to halt the liberal retreat from dynamism.

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Why Musk’s Twitter Bid Has Shaken Tesla Investors

The chief executive’s debt load, his divided attention and Twitter’s own challenges could all take a toll on his electric-car company.

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Elon Musk’s Growing Grab Bag of Investors

Twitter’s would-be owner brings a slew of financiers into the fold — and a wide range of views.

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Elon Musk Left a South Africa That Was Rife With Misinformation and White Privilege

The apartheid era created all-white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid.

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Hurdle to Broad Adoption of E.V.s: The Misperception They’re Unsafe

Fully electric vehicles have fewer fires than gasoline-powered and hybrid cars, and their crash protection is at least equivalent.

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How Elon Musk Winged It With Twitter, and Everything Else

To a degree unseen in any other mogul, the world’s richest man acts on impulse and the belief that he is absolutely right.

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Musk’s Ties to China Could Create Headaches for Twitter

Elon Musk has invested heavily in China, where officials are willing to influence or punish companies that cross political red lines.

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Is Elon Musk Really That Bad?

His products are good for customers and good for the world.

#musk-elon, #social-media, #tesla-motors-inc, #twitter

Is Elon Musk About to Be the ‘King of Nothing’?

The billionaire’s $44 billion deal to buy Twitter and what comes next.

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Elon Musk Got Twitter Because He Gets Twitter

Elon Musk reveals what he wants Twitter to be by how he actually acts on it.

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Elon Musk Is a Typical Twitter User, Except for One Thing

The platform has always been the perfect place to indulge your whims. But when you’re the richest man in the world, those whims can grow significantly.

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Stocks drop 2.8%, led lower by tech, as April’s slump continues.

Big technology companies are set to report earnings starting Tuesday. The S&P 500 has dropped nearly 8 percent this month, its worst monthly showing since March 2020.

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Technology stocks lead Wall Street lower as April slump continues.

Big technology companies are set to report earnings starting today.

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Twitter Employees Search for Answers as Musk Deal Takes Shape

Workers say they have been left largely in the dark about what a sale to the billionaire would mean for them and their shares in the company.

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With Elon Musk, You Can’t Spell ‘Funding Secured’ Without ‘Fun’

The rocket man shored up $46.5 billion for his Twitter bid, pushing the drama toward its third week.

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Elon Musk Details Plan for $46.5 Billion Twitter Takeover

Mr. Musk has been building a stake in the social media company and last week made an unsolicited offer to acquire it outright.

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Tesla’s Profits Jumped in the First Quarter but Challenges Loom

The electric carmaker had to close an important factory in Shanghai because of China’s efforts to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

Elon Musk Races to Secure Financing for Twitter Bid

The world’s richest man is trying to shore up debt financing, including potentially taking out a loan against his shares of Tesla, so he can buy Twitter for $43 billion.

#computers-and-the-internet, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #morgan-stanley, #musk-elon, #private-equity, #social-media, #tesla-motors-inc, #twitter

The Elusive Politics of Elon Musk

The billionaire in pursuit of Twitter has often been described as a libertarian, but he has not shrunk from government help when it has been good for business.

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Elon Musk, After Toying With Twitter, Now Wants It All

The billionaire executive recently became one of the company’s largest shareholders. Now he says he wants to buy the whole thing and change how it handles speech.

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Twitter’s Elon Musk Problem

The billionaire’s investment in the social media giant has plunged the platform into a debate about its future.

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How Lockdowns in China Have Further Bogged Down the Supply Chain

China’s Covid lockdowns and restrictions are holding up truck drivers who carry crucial components among factories and bring products to ports, posing a new disruption to the global supply chain.

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Lockdowns in China Block Truck Shipments and Close Factories

China’s Covid lockdowns and restrictions are holding up truck drivers who carry crucial components among factories and bring products to ports, posing a new disruption to the global supply chain.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russia, #shanghai-china, #shenyang-china, #shenzhen-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

Tesla Will Sell Its Cybertruck Next Year, Elon Musk Says

Delays in producing the pickup have allowed rivals like Ford to beat Tesla to market with electric pickups.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

Elon Musk Joins Twitter Board

After becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, is joining the social media company’s board of directors.

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Tesla’s Sales Jumped in the First Quarter, Bucking Industry Trend Again

The electric carmaker maintained its momentum from last year even as larger automakers continue to struggle with parts shortages.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #shortages, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp

Tesla Wins Approval to Open European Assembly Plant

German authorities cleared the plant, which was built near Berlin, to open for production. Tesla plans to build 500,000 electric cars a year there.

#brandenburg-germany, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

Rivian Loses Its Shine as Investors Fret About Production Delays

The electric vehicle maker’s stock surged after a public offering last fall but has since plunged, in part because the company failed to meet its 2021 goals.

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As Automakers Add Technology to Cars, Software Bugs Follow

Faulty computer systems are prompting class-action lawsuits by disgruntled car owners, a symptom of automakers’ bumpy transition to the digital age.

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Why This Could Be a Critical Year for Electric Cars

Booming in a depressed market, battery-powered vehicles are a plus for the climate but pose a big threat to carmakers and parts suppliers that are slow to change.

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A Teenager Tracked Elon Musk’s Jet on Twitter. Then Came the Direct Message.

Jack Sweeney, a freshman at the University of Central Florida, said that Mr. Musk raised privacy and security concerns about his popular Twitter account, @ElonJet.

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