The new technology, to be unveiled Tuesday by CEO Elon Musk, could mean a broader range of travel and improved battery durability.
A state trooper and a Nash County deputy on Wednesday were on the side of U.S. Highway 64 and responding to a previous crash when the Tesla slammed into the deputy’s cruiser.
A North Carolina doctor’s Tesla operating on Autopilot crashed into a police car early Wednesday morning as he was watching a movie on his cellphone.
The new factory will build Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck pickup and will be a second U.S. manufacturing site for the Model Y small SUV, largely for distribution to the East Coast.
Tesla overcame a seven-week pandemic-related shutdown at its U.S. assembly plant to post a surprising $104 million net profit for the second quarter.
In an email to workers Wednesday night, the company said that since January it has had fewer than 10 cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 that were transmitted in the workplace.
Messages appearing on their accounts showed statements about bitcoin and promised to “double” payments sent to a bitcoin wallet address.
Tesla workers rallied outside Alameda County Public Health Department on Thursday. They want the county to protect workers at the company's Fremont plant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workers said some who are vulnerable or who have vulnerable family members have been fired because they are concerned about returning to work.
The group wants the practice to stop, and it also wants state and county officials to do a better job making sure proper safety procedures are followed at the factory in Fremont, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
When Elon Musk reopened the Fremont plant against Alameda County orders in May he told employees they would not be penalized if they stayed home.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents that it's investigating failures in the 2012 through 2015 Tesla Model S.
Tesla restarted production against orders from county officials and employees tested positive for COVID-19 days later.
After a lot of back-and-forth, it appears county health officials have given Tesla the green light to re-open.
Musk has not commented on claims made by the protesters.
Elissa Harrington reports.
Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said Friday.
The Alameda County Public Health Department announced on Twitter late Tuesday that the Fremont plant will be able to go beyond basic operations this week and start making vehicles Monday — as long as it delivers on worker safety precautions that it agreed to.
Alameda County characterized their talks with the automaker as "productive".
In a tweet, Musk practically dared authorities to arrest him.