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Tech execs react to Roe v. Wade reversal: Gates, Sandberg, Wojcicki

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and departing Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg were among noteworthy tech executives speaking out publicly on Friday’s Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade. The ruling ends constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., which has stood since 1973. Apple CEO Tim Cook, …

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BMW opens third EV plant in China as it ramps up challenge to Tesla

German automaker BMW is ramping up production of electric vehicles in China as it looks to catch up with leaders Tesla and domestic rivals like BYD. The new plant in Shenyang is BMW’s third in China and brings its annual production capacity in the country to 830,000 cars. Anadolu Agency …

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Nio car falls from third floor parking lot in Shanghai, killing two

Employees stand next to a ET7 sedan at a NIO Inc. dealership in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images A test car made by Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio fell out of a third-floor parking lot of a building in Shanghai, killing two people, the company said in a Weibo post on Thursday. The incident happened at around 5:20 p.m. Beijing time on Wednesday. One …

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Musk says Tesla Berlin and Austin factories losing billions of dollars

“The past two years have been an absolutely nightmare of supply chain disruptions, one thing after another, and we are not out of it yet,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said. Patrick T. Fallon | Reuters Tesla’s newest car factories in Texas and Berlin are losing “billions of dollars right now” …

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Electric vehicle raw material costs doubled during pandemic

Workers inspect a Rivian R1T electric vehicle (EV) pickup truck on the assembly line at the company’s manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, US., on Monday, April 11, 2022. Jamie Kelter Davis | Bloomberg | Getty Images Raw material costs for electric vehicles more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according …

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Elon Musk clarifies Tesla layoffs after ex-employees sue company

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Patrick Pleul | AFP | Getty Images Elon Musk has sought to clarify how many Tesla workers will lose their jobs, following the launch of a lawsuit by former employees who claim the automaker breached U.S. labor laws. Speaking at an event hosted by Bloomberg Tuesday, …

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Elon Musk had a bad week at Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter

Elon Musk pauses and looks down as he speaks during a press conference at SpaceX’s Starbase facility near Boca Chica Village in South Texas on February 10, 2022. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images In what’s been a particularly eventful year for Elon Musk, this was a decidedly rough …

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Chinese EV maker launches Tesla SUV rival

Nio’s ES7 sports utility vehicle adds another competitor to Tesla’s Model X and Model Y in China. Nio Nio on Wednesday launched the ES7 sports utility vehicle as competition with Tesla intensifies in China. The ES7 adds another competitor to Tesla’s Model Y and Model X in China as the competition in the electric SUV space ramps up. …

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NHTSA data shows Tesla accounts for most driver-assist crashes

The NTSB released this image of a 2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor electric car that was involved in a fatal accident near Miami that killed two people on Sept. 13, 2021. NTSB Tesla vehicles have accounted for nearly 70% of reported crashes involving advanced driver-assist systems since last …

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Tesla fires Singapore country manager after Elon Musk warns of job cuts

Christopher Bousigues, the Singapore country manager from Tesla, said that his role has been cut as part of a global reduction in the electric carmaker’s workforce. Bousigues said he was responsible for launching the Model Y in Singapore. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla has laid off its …

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