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Coronavirus: Elon Musk vows to move Tesla factory in lockdown row

Coronavirus: Elon Musk vows to move Tesla factory in lockdown row

Business
Billionaire Tesla boss Elon Musk has said he will move the electric carmaker's headquarters out of California, after he was ordered to keep its only US vehicle plant closed."Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately," the CEO tweeted.The company is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County, he added.The county's health department had refused to let the Tesla factory reopen on Friday, citing lockdown measures. According to figures from John's Hopkins University, 2,632 people in California have died with coronavirus.Since 23 March, all but "basic operations" have been suspended at Tesla's Fremont plant, near San Francisco, because of "shelter in place" orders enacted ...
China’s battered Tesla rival Nio brushes off coronavirus impact, says the worst is over

China’s battered Tesla rival Nio brushes off coronavirus impact, says the worst is over

Finance
The NIO Inc. ES6 electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) stands on display at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesFor Chinese electric vehicle company Nio, the worst of the coronavirus impact is pretty much over, CEO William Li said Wednesday."Nio hasn't lowered its annual forecast as a result of the virus," Li said in a call with reporters, according to a CNBC translation of his Mandarin-language remarks. "There was certainly some impact in the first quarter, but for the second quarter, right now we don't think there is much of an impact to the original plan."He said the virus had primarily affected Nio's supply chain, which has been fine since the second half of March. The company's product release schedule and...
Tesla Autopilot crash driver ‘was playing video game’

Tesla Autopilot crash driver ‘was playing video game’

Technology
An Apple employee who died after his Tesla car hit a concrete barrier was playing a video game at the time of the crash, investigators believe.The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the car had been driving semi-autonomously using Tesla's Autopilot software.Tesla instructs drivers to keep their hands on the wheel in Autopilot mode.But the NTSB said more crashes were foreseeable if Tesla did not implement changes to its Autopilot system.The authority has published the results of a two-year investigation, following the crash in March 2018.Tesla's Autopilot software steered the vehicle into the triangular "gore area" at a motorway intersection, and accelerated into a concrete barrier. ...
Reports: Panasonic, Tesla to scrap solar panels partnership

Reports: Panasonic, Tesla to scrap solar panels partnership

Technology
Japanese electronics maker Panasonic has declined to comment on reports it is planning to end its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York stateByThe Associated PressFebruary 26, 2020, 7:03 AM2 min readTOKYO -- Japanese electronics maker Panasonic declined to comment on reports Wednesday that it is planning to end its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York state. The Japanese business daily Nikkei and other media reported, citing unnamed sources, that Panasonic is preparing to withdraw from the solar cell partnership, though it would continue making batteries for Tesla's electric vehicles. The company refused comment, and Tesla did not immediately respond to queries requesting comment. The two companies' agreement to work ...
German court halts site preparation for Tesla factory

German court halts site preparation for Tesla factory

Technology
A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in EuropeByThe Associated PressFebruary 16, 2020, 9:28 PM2 min read A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in Europe. The Higher Administrative Court for Berlin-Brandenburg ordered Tesla to stop clearing trees on the wooded site near Berlin until it considers an environmental group's appeal. In a statement Sunday, the court said it had to issue the injunction because otherwise Tesla might have completed the work over the next three days. A lower court in Germany ruled last week that Tesla could clear the trees for its factory. But the environmental group Green League Brandenburg appealed, citing the potential for the factory ...