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Tesla to reduce on-site staff at Nevada gigafactory by 75%

Tesla is reducing number of on-site workers at its Nevada gigafactory by 75% in response to the growing spread of COVID-19, according to an update from Storey County, where the massive plant is located. The information, which was first reported by Bloomberg, was part of a larger update on the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and its response to COVID-19, a disease caused by coronavirus. The privately owned privately owned 107,000-acre industrial park, known as TRIC, is home to the Tesla gigafacto...
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Tesla email reveals two employees have tested positive for COVID-19

Two Tesla employees, who had been working at home for nearly two weeks, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal email sent Thursday morning by the company’s head of environmental, health, and safety department and viewed by TechCrunch . The employees were not symptomatic in the office, and both are quarantined at home and recovering well, according to the email from Tesla’s EHS department head Laurie Shelby. Their co-workers, who were already working from home for nearly...
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Tesla workers say they've been left confused, scared, and frustrated as the coronavirus spreads rapidly through the US (TSLA)

Nine Tesla employees criticized the company's response to the novel coronavirus in interviews with Business Insider. They said Tesla has been slow to act and hasn't done as much as it can to keep workers safe. Tesla has closed its California car plant and New York solar roof-tile factory, but has left its Nevada battery factory open, as well as at least some of its stores and service centers. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on this story. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk: New York gigafactory will reopen for ventilator production

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the company’s factory in Buffalo, New York will open “as soon as humanly possible” to produce ventilators that are in short supply due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. His comments, which were made Wednesday via Twitter, follows previous statements by the CEO outlining plans to either donate ventilators or work to increase production of the critical piece of medical equipment needed for patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19, a respirator...
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Tesla could actually be in the best position of any automaker to deal with the coronavirus pandemic (TSLA)

Tesla announced last week that it would suspend production at its California factory as the state locked down to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the entire North American auto industry effectively shut down manufacturing as well, an unprecedented move to contain the outbreak. Tesla has around $8.5 billion in cash on its balance sheet, which should be enough to hold out for a market downturn that doesn't last for more than a year. Tesla is also bringing its China factory...
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Tesla relents and shuts Fremont plant in response to coronavirus crisis

The temporary closure affects more than 10,000 factory workers
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Tesla to suspend California factory operations starting Monday

Tesla will suspend operations at its Fremont factory beginning Monday, the company said Thursday, ending a days-long standoff with local officials over whether the electric car maker could continue manufacturing under the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order. Tesla said the decision to cease vehicle production in Fremont, where more than 10,000 Tesla employees normally work, came after days of talks with local, state and federal officials over what aspects of the electric carmaker’s operations coul...
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Tesla to temporarily shut down Fremont factory

Tesla will suspend production at its Fremont, Calif., factory beginning March 23, days after a shelter in-place order went into effect in Alameda County due to the COVID-19 pandemic and sparked a public tussle between the automaker and local officials over what was consider an “essential” business. Tesla will also suspend operations at its factory in Buffalo, New York except for “those parts and supplies necessary for service, infrastructure and critical supply chains,” the company said in...
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Stocks rise after mixed day, with tech leading and SaaS outperforming

The wild ride that has been U.S. stock market over the past couple of weeks may be settling down — at least for the moment — from the whiplash-like swings that helped set global markets on edge. The new economic normal that the pandemic has brought to countries across the world seems to be settling on weary investors as the extent of COVID-19 becomes more clear and as proper testing begins to roll out along with massive trillion dollar aid packages. Wall Street responded to reports of possible b...
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Tesla is shutting down its factory due to coronavirus, but it has enough cash to stay in business for a while (TSLA)

Tesla said that it would suspend production at its Fremont, California, factory beginning March 23. The company said that "continued operations" had caused challenges for employees and suppliers. The San Francisco Bay Area is under a shelter-in-place order among a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the US. In shutting down its plant, Tesla joins the Detroit Big 3 and much of the rest of the auto industry operating manufacturing facilities in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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NYC mayor pleads with Elon Musk to start producing ventilators

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a direct plea to Elon Musk, asking the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX to produce ventilators to help alleviate a shortage at hospitals gearing up to combat COVID-19. Updated below with comment from mayor’s office.  The mayor’s tweet came out of a discussion on Twitter that began Wednesday evening between Musk and Nate Silver, the author and editor-in-chief of @FiveThirtyEight. Musk, who has in the past downplayed COVID-19 in emails to employees and on s...
Tags: Health, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hardware, White House, New York City, Tech, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Bill De Blasio, De Blasio, Cnbc, Musk, Honeywell, Mike Pence


Does Tesla Have an Obligation to Close the Fremont Plant?

Tesla has earned no shortage of criticism for being the only American manufacturer yet to suspend production as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Rather than enact a full-blown shutdown, the California-based automaker opted to reduce its active workforce to just 2,500 employees — about a quarter of its total strength. Six counties in the San […] The post Does Tesla Have an Obligation to Close the Fremont Plant? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Tesla faces order to stop making cars at California factory, under coronavirus lockdown

Tesla has agreed to cut down on the number of active workers inside Elon Musk's electric vehicle factory in Fremont, CA, but authorities say they have yet to comply with other coronavirus lockdown measures, like not making more cars right now. “Tesla needs to comply with the health order,” said a county spokesman Wednesday. The factory in Fremont is the only Tesla auto factory in the United States, and more than 10,000 people work there. From Reuters: “They told us they had gone from about 1...
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The show Musk go on: Tesla defies SIlicon Valley coronavirus lockdown order, keeps Fremont factory open

Elsewhere, Geek Squad still sending out techies to elderly people's homes Tesla CEO Elon Musk said employees should continue to work at the automaker's Fremont factory despite the site falling under the San Francisco Bay Area's strict near-lockdown order.…
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Tesla orders factory workers to come to work in spite of shelter in-place directive

Tesla will continue to keep its Fremont, Calif., factory open for production, because it has had “conflicting guidance from different levels of government” over whether it could operate during a shelter-in place order in Alameda County, according to an email sent to employees Wednesday by the company’s human resources department. The human resources department told employees to come to work if their job is to produce, service, deliver or test its electric vehicles, in spite of an order from Alam...
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Leaked email reveals Tesla employees have to use PTO to get paid if they're staying home because they're sick, scared of the coronavirus, or unable to work (TSLA)

Tesla is continuing production at its California car factory, Valerie Workman, the company's head of HR for North America, said in an internal email on Wednesday. Alameda County had suggested on Tuesday that Tesla might have to stop production at the facility as part of an order that nonessential businesses cease most activity. Workers who stay home because they're sick, unable to work, or worried about the coronavirus have to use paid time off (PTO) to continue getting paid, Workman said. Tes...
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Tesla will have to close its Fremont factory because it's a 'non-essential' business

Tesla has been ordered to halt activity at its Fremont factory except for "minimum basic operations." That's because a new order in Alameda County, California means all non-essential businesses must close to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had reportedly told employees the factory could stay open because it was deemed an essential business. But in a tweet sent Tuesday, the Alameda County sheriff clarified Tesla is "not an essential business" sending the firm'...
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Tesla will have to close its Fremont factory because it's a 'nonessential' business

Tesla has been ordered to halt activity at its Fremont, California, factory except for "minimum basic operations." That's because of a new order in California's Alameda County requiring all nonessential businesses to close to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had reportedly told employees the factory could stay open because it was deemed an essential business. But in a tweet sent Tuesday, the Alameda County sheriff clarified Tesla was "not an essential business...
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County deems Tesla a ‘non-essential’ business during shelter-in-place order

Tesla is not an essential business according to the Alameda County Sheriff, a declaration that could force the automaker to shutter some of its operations in the county under a shelter in-place directive that was ordered  because of the global spread of COVID-19, a disease caused by coronavirus. The county, which includes Fremont, where Tesla’s factory is located, issued Monday a shelter-in-place order that requires all nonessential businesses to close, including bars, gyms and in-dine restau...
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San Francisco's police department says it will only impose fines or punishments on residents violating 'shelter in place' as a last resort, as the city navigates an unprecedented public health crisis

The San Francisco Bay Area has ordered its residents to "shelter in place" until April 7 in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak, requiring people stay indoors except for essential tasks like paying a visit to the grocery store.  While not complying with the rules will be considered a "misdemeanor" punishable by fines or imprisonment, the city of San Francisco has stressed that it is relying on the public's "voluntary compliance" to go through with the rules.  "We are not interested ...
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Tesla's Fremont factory will be allowed to keep building cars despite "shelter in place" lockdown order in the Bay Area

The Los Angeles Times reports that Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, will keep building cars despite a "shelter-in-place" order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Alameda County, where the plant is located, considers Tesla an "essential business" that can continue operating while the order is in effect.  Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees in an email on Monday that he will continue reporting to work, but they can stay home if they are sick or fearful of contracting the virus. ...
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Tesla Begins Model Y Deliveries

Tesla has begun deliveries for its Model Y crossover SUV, the company announced on Twitter Monday, matching analyst expectations on timing. CNBC reports: Tesla's announcement comes as many companies are being forced to revise their product timelines, and shift their manufacturing plans as the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down normal business operations around the world. The accomplishment marks a win for Tesla, which has previously fallen short of self-imposed, start of delivery deadlines. Users have...
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We talked to 42 insiders about Tesla's factory of the future. They revealed the corners cut to hit ambitious production targets. (TSLA)

Tesla has pushed the boundaries of electric-vehicle engineering and technology, but it has struggled with manufacturing. Interviews with 42 current and former Tesla employees depicted the company as one that has cared more about production numbers and engineering than quality and safety. Some of those employees said that despite Tesla's ambitions to reinvent auto manufacturing, its Fremont, California, car factory ran better under NUMMI, a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors that u...
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Some Tesla factory workers say things are worse now than they were 20 years ago when Toyota and GM ran the car plant (TSLA)

Tesla has pushed the boundaries of electric-vehicle engineering and technology, but it has struggled with manufacturing. Interviews with 42 current and former Tesla employees depicted the company as one that has cared more about production numbers and engineering than quality and safety. Some of those employees said that despite Tesla's ambitions to reinvent auto manufacturing, its Fremont, California, car factory ran better under NUMMI, a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors that u...
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Some Tesla factory workers say the company still struggles with broken robots (TSLA)

Tesla has had trouble with the machines at its California car factory in recent years, 10 people who worked at Tesla between 2017 and now told Business Insider. They described frequent breakdowns from a wide variety of machines involved in areas like paint application, assembly, welding, and conveyance.  Tesla did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Before Tesla started making its Model 3 sedan in 2017, Elon Musk, the electric-car ...
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Tesla is eyeing Nashville for Cybertruck gigafactory

Tesla is in talks with Nashville officials to locate a factory there that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, according to a source familiar with the discussions. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday evening that the company is “scouting” locations to build a new U.S. gigafactory that will produce Cybertruck and Model Y crossover. “Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be central USA,” Musk tweeted Tuesday. He added that the factory would be used to...
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Tesla is searching “central” U.S. for a Cybertruck gigafactory site

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is “scouting” locations to build a new U.S. factory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover. The “gigafactory,” the unit of measurement representing billions and a term Musk has used for its massive factories in Nevada, New York, China and soon Germany, will be located somewhere in “central” region of the country, according to his tweet. “Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be central USA,” Musk tweeted Tuesda...
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Elon Musk wanted to create the factory of the future. But some Tesla workers say the car plant was better when Toyota and GM ran it 20 years ago. (TSLA)

Tesla has pushed the boundaries of electric-vehicle engineering and technology, but it has struggled with manufacturing. Interviews with 42 current and former Tesla employees depicted the company as one that has cared more about production numbers and engineering than quality and safety. Some of those employees said that despite Tesla's ambitions to reinvent auto manufacturing, its Fremont, California, car factory ran better under NUMMI, a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors that u...
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'Production hell' is a big part of Tesla's story — but the company's struggle to build cars could soon be a huge competitive problem (TSLA, GM)

Tesla is bad at building cars, but getting better. Rival General Motors is better at building cars, but the company has never used its manufacturing power as a weapon in the electric-car market. That's about to change, as GM launches 22 new electric vehicles by 2023. Tesla needs to rapidly overcome its manufacturing weaknesses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Production hell" is part of Tesla lore. CEO Elon Musk has even joked about it. When the carmaker first showcased t...
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'Product hell' is a big part of Tesla's story — but the company's struggle to build cars could soon be a huge competitive problem (TSLA, GM)

Tesla is bad at building cars, but getting better. General Motors is good at building cars, but the company has never used its manufacturing power as a weapon in the electric-car market. That's about to change, as GM launches 22 new electric vehicles by 2023. Tesla needs to rapidly overcome its manufacturing weaknesses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Production hell" is part of Tesla lore. CEO Elon Musk has even joked about it. When the carmaker first showcased the Model...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Mary Barra, Shanghai, Gm, Michigan, Toyota, Volkswagen, FREMONT, Hummer, Mark Reuss