Ford and VW Teaming Up on Electric Vehicles

Auto manufacturers Ford and the Volkswagen Group have announced plans to strengthen their global alliance and release an electric vehicle by 2023. Much to Elon Musk and Tesla’s dismay, VW CEO Herbert Diess explained their goal is to “turn the electric car from a niche product into a mass phenomenon.”

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Tesla Continues to Lose Key Executives

Elon Musk’s Tesla is losing two key executives, with one joining rival startup Lucid Motors. The troubled car company has lost its VP of production to a competitor and is now losing its VP of engineering as well.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the new Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. The new Tesla factory is the former NUMMI plant. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Elon Musk Hypes Tesla Insurance and Batteries, Backs Off Robotaxi Claims

Elon Musk took to the stage at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting to hype the company’s future in everything from selling insurance to mining rare elements for battery production, while admitting that “profitability is challenging” and also backing away from recent claims about a Tesla robotaxi fleet running by 2020.

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Elon Musk Launches ‘Hardcore’ Cost-Cutting Measures at Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly implementing new “hardcore” cost-cutting efforts at Tesla. The Company’s new CFO will review every outgoing payment, and Musk himself will review every tenth payment. Musk reportedly told employees that the company’s recent cash raise only gives it enough money to last ten months.

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Report: Tesla Is in Deep Trouble with Solar Power

Tesla’s solar ambitions are in deep trouble according to reports. Solar cells designed to replace roofing shingles are reportedly not working out well for the company, with the majority of solar cells being exported overseas. The company is facing fresh scrutiny about its factory in Buffalo, New York, and the promises it made to the state to employ a certain number of workers at the facility.

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