Tag Archives: Autos

Tesla adds Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia to board

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb and chairman of Airbnb.org, during South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Matthew Busch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla has added Airbnb co-founder, designer, and billionaire Joe Gebbia as an independent member to its board of directors …

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China’s new electric cars cost more to insure than fuel-powered cars

In China, new energy vehicles typically receive green license plates – which is often easier for residents to apply for versus the blue license plate of a traditional fuel-powered car. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — While Chinese companies churn out new electric cars, local insurance …

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China extends EV tax break; Li Auto shares fall after delivery outlook cut

Li Auto warned that “supply chain constraint” would mean the company will deliver fewer cars than expected in the third quarter. Meanwhile, China has extended a tax exemption for new energy vehicles until the end of 2023 as it looks to spur growth for electric cars. CFOTO | Future Publishing …

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Elon Musk direct reports at Tesla

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China. Bobby Yip | Reuters Elon Musk has run two ambitious tech companies at the same time ever since he became chairman and later CEO of electric vehicle maker Tesla while …

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Tesla supplier CATL evaluating battery swapping business overseas

CATL is the world’s largest electric vehicle battery maker and supplier to the likes of Tesla and Ford. Pavlo Gonchar | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images The world’s largest electric vehicle battery maker CATL is evaluating whether to expand its battery swapping business to international markets, a senior …

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Xpeng breaks out of a lower price range with its more expensive car G9

Xpeng has announced its most expensive car to date. Pictured here at a store in Shanghai, China, on July 2021 are two of Xpeng’s previously released models, a P7 Wing Limited Edition in green and a G3 SUV in blue. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese …

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Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at PG&E substation in California

A Tesla Megapack in Moss Landing, California Andrew Evers | CNBC At least one Tesla Megapack caught fire early Tuesday morning at the energy storage facility operated by utility PG&E in Monterey, California. As of late Tuesday morning, there were no power outages for PG&E customers, nor any injuries to …

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Chinese EV maker Xpeng launches rival to Tesla’s Full Self Driving system

Xpeng launched a feature that allows its cars to semi-autonomously navigate urban environments, marking its latest challenge to U.S. electric vehicle giant Tesla. The Chinese start-up announced Monday that it was piloting a feature known as City NGP, which stands for navigation guided pilot. Xpeng claims that City NGP will allow …

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Tesla Nevada Gigafactory works to cut Mosquito Fire smoke exposure

Water tender crews monitor a backfire during the Mosquito fire in Foresthill, an unincorporated area of Placer County, California on September 13, 2022. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images As a massive wildfire chewed through tens of thousands of acres in California over the past week, smoke and ash …

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Tesla struggles with Elon Musk’s strict return to office policy

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk attends the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China August 29, 2019. Aly Song | Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk enacted a strict return-to-office policy this spring, informing employees suddenly by email on May 31 that they would need to “spend a minimum of …

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