Elon Musk says he doesn’t believe Tesla is worth the same as Ford or GM. He also says his company puts a premium on worker safety, despite a spate of complaints from assembly line workers.
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A Tesla job fair in Monterrey Mexico drew applicants from up to 600 miles away over the weekend, but stricter visa regulations may make it hard for them to get permission to work in the US.
A worker at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California says the company pays its employees too little and discourages them from speaking out about workplace grievances. Elon Musk strongly disagrees. Who is right?
Peter Hochholdinger is Tesla’s head of production. He is the person in charge of ramping up from 100,000 to 500,000 cars a year. He says Tesla is 5 to 7 years ahead of the rest of the industry.
Elon Musk has been globe trotting again and talking about what is coming down the road for the company in the coming years. Read all about it.
Tesla CTO says the GigaFactory will be net zero and have zero emissions. That will be an extraordinary accomplishment for one of the largest buildings ever.
A Stephen Powelson recently created a pretty super video of the Tesla Fremont factory using a Phantom 3 drone. I caught word of the video when Stephen dropped it over in the Tesla Motors Club forum, his first post there. Much of the discussion there tapers off into a discussion on the legality of flying […]
Originally posted on EVObsession Elon Musk has admitted that Tesla sales in China haven’t met expectations, but that doesn’t seem to have tempered his bullish attitude towards the world’s largest car market. After sitting down with the state-run news agency Xinhua, Musk said that Tesla Motors could be looking to localize production in China “in […]
If all these production numbers ring true, then Tesla should build its 50,000th Model S sedan sometime this month. That’s a milestone worth celebrating.
With production of the Tesla Model X slated to begin this fall, the electric automaker has idled its Fremont factory for retooling the next two weeks.
When Tesla first started, it used just 10% of the 5.4 million square-feet of factory space it purchased. Today, Tesla occupies at least half that space.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Tesla Gigafactory won’t be in California. So will the lucky state be Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada?
China presents a unique challenge to Tesla, including faster high-speed trains, a lack of charging infrastructure, zero government financial support, and worst of all, a lack of brand perception. Can Tesla overcome?
Not only will the Tesla Model S carry a comparatively-low price tag in China, but Musk is hopeful that sales will be so high that China will require a Tesla factory of its own.
The unparalleled success of the Tesla Model S sedan has eaten up the world’s supply of lithium-ion laptop batteries, causing the electric automaker to sign a $7 billion agreement with Panasonic for even more battery packs. But Tesla could end up building the world’s largest battery factory, with the same output as all the rest of the world’s battery producers combined.
Even though the Tesla Model S has been in production for just a year, things are looking mighty good for Elon Musk’s electric car company. While Tesla has a long way to go before it taps out the production capacity of the former NUMMI factory in California, executives are already sizing up overseas facilities that could eventually produce mass market EVs in Europe and Asia.
When GM pulled out of the NUMMI factory in Fremont, California, it looked like the end for the massive manufacturing facility. But then Tesla joined with Toyota to save the plant, and today more than 400 Model S electric luxury sedans leave the factory every week. To help expedite the testing and tuning process, Tesla even purchased the test track next door.
When Elon Musk took over Tesla Motors, he set out to create not just a different kind of electric car, but a different kind of car company. This even includes the manufacturing methods Tesla uses to put its all-aluminum Tesla Model S electric sedans together, as seen in this video from inside the Tesla Motors factory in Fremont, California.
In 1984, GM and Toyota joined forces to open the NUMMI plant in Fremont, California, a state-of-the-art factory that built such memorable vehicles as the Toyota Matrix and Pontiac Vibe. Today though, the Fremont factory produces a truly futuristic vehicle, the Tesla Model S. The National Geographic series “Megafactories” takes a look inside this futuristic facility.
As the best electric car on the market, the Tesla Model S has a global appeal that many of its competitors envy. With production of U.S. bound Tesla sedans already underway, the EV automakers is preparing to open a European production and distribution center. When it opens, the facility will build left-hand drive versions of the Model S for the European market starting next year.