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Sun Kil Moon – “Lemon Balm” (Feat. Petra Haden)

A few weeks ago, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek announced a new album called Welcome To Sparks, Nevada and shared its first single, a mellow and ruminative 11-minute song called "The Johnny Cash Trail." Today, Kozelek has dropped a video for another song from the album. The new joint "Lemon Balm" is just … More »
Tags: Music, Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek, Kozelek, Sparks Nevada, Petra Haden


Tesla scouts head to Tulsa, Austin as hunt for Cybertruck gigafactory location nears end

Tesla officials visited two sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week to search for a location for its future and fifth gigafactory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, a source familiar with the situation told TechCrunch. Company representatives also visited Austin. A final decision has not been made, but Austin and Tulsa are among the finalists, according to the source. The AP also reported Tulsa and Austin as top picks for the gigafactory. Tesla expects to make a d...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Berlin, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ap, Austin, Automotive, United States, Transport, Gm, Nashville, Toyota, Panasonic, Oklahoma


Tesla turns Q1 profit on cost reductions, rising car margins, credits

Tesla reported Wednesday that it earned $16 million and generated $5.985 billion in revenue in the first quarter, results buoyed by improved automotive margins and reductions in operating expenses. Tesla’s first quarter earnings were lower than the previous period as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted operations and dampened sales. But the company still managed to squeeze in a profit, its third consecutive quarter of profitability, despite the COVID-19 related disruption. Its automotive gross ma...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, US, Tech, Tesla, Palo Alto, Automotive, Shanghai, Automotive Industry, Tesla Model 3, Bay Area, Buffalo New York, Fremont Calif, Sparks Nevada, Model Y Tesla


Tesla partner Panasonic is shutting down its operations at Nevada gigafactory

Panasonic is pulling its 3,500 employees from the massive Nevada factory it operates with partner Tesla over concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The company said Friday it will ramp down operations early next week and then close for 14 days. The move only affects Panasonic employees. Tesla also employs thousands of workers at the so-called Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada. Tesla could not be reached for comment. Gigafactory 1, which broke ground in June 2014, is a critical ingredient i...
Tags: TC, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Companies, Automotive, Panasonic, Nevada, Home Appliances, Gigafactory, Powerwall, Fremont Calif, Industries, Sparks Nevada, Sparks Nevada Tesla, Panasonic Tesla


Elon Musk says Tesla is scouting locations for a Cybertruck factory in the 'central USA' (TSLA)

Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday that Tesla is scouting possible locations in the "central USA" to produce its all-electric Cybertruck. Musk also tweeted that the automaker is looking to produce its Model Y crossover SUV on the east coast. Tesla has proven itself to be an innovative company, but has struggled to produce its cars. Tesla currently has factories in California, Nevada, and New York, as well several overseas. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, US, Trends, Tesla, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Buffalo New York, Berlin Germany, Shanghai China, California Nevada, Fremont California, Sparks Nevada, Panasonic Tesla, Cybertruck Musk


Tesla to begin deliveries of Model Y by end of first quarter

Tesla said Wednesday that production of the Model Y started this month with the first deliveries of the all-electric compact crossover to begin by the end of the first quarter as the company pushes to extend its profitability streak. Production of the Model Y is at limited volume for now, CEO Elon Musk said during a call after earnings was released. Musk added that Tesla’s engineers have been able to increase the maximum EPA range of all-wheel drive version of the Model Y to to 315 miles. ...
Tags: Elon Musk, California, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, Epa, Nevada, Tesla Model S, Musk, FREMONT, Fremont Calif, Model Y, Sparks Nevada


Trump’s tariffs could knock Tesla’s Autopilot off course

The White House has refused to exempt the “brain” of Tesla’s Autopilot technology from punitive import tariffs, a decision that could endanger the company’s self-driving ambitions, TechCrunch has learned. At a special “autonomy day” event last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled advanced Autopilot 3.0 hardware, including a new custom chip intended to enable full self-driving (FSD) operation for all of its new vehicles. This hardware is now standard in all new Model 3, S and X vehicles. Custom...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, Verizon, Japan, Elon Musk, White House, China, Samsung, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Washington Dc, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs


A Tesla analyst who just toured the electric-car maker's California and Nevada factories reveals what he saw (TSLA)

Tesla has faced a host of challenges in recent months. But one optimistic analyst who toured Tesla's Fremont, California, plant and its Nevada Gigafactory in recent days is doubling down on his bull thesis. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives described his time at the factories to Markets Insider, and explained why he walked away feeling optimistic about the company's direction.  Watch Tesla trade in real-time. Dan Ives really likes Tesla . He and his fellow Wedbush analyst Strecker Backe, along with...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, Wtf, California, China, US, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, SEC, Nevada, Morgan Stanley, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, FREMONT, Wedbush


Tesla is reportedly sending hourly employees home early and asking them to take time off as the company cuts costs (TSLA)

Tesla is engaging in a significant cost-cutting effort that has affected employee work schedules and the supply of some small parts used to make vehicles, CNBC reports. Tesla declined Business Insider's request for comment. CNBC also reports that Tesla has laid off around 8% of its employees in the last week, a move Tesla CEO Elon Musk said was necessary to lower the price of the automaker's Model 3 sedan. Tesla is engaging in a significant cost-cutting effort that has affected employee work ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, Cnbc, Musk, Milo, Fremont California, Sparks Nevada


I Am the Night Series Premiere Recap

I Am the Night series premiere recap TNT’s I Am the Night is a six-episode limited series from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and star Chris Pine. The story follows Pat, a.k.a. Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a naive young girl growing up outside of Reno, Nevada who embarks on a quest to discover who she is, and Jay Singletary (Chris Pine) a former Marine turned drug addict and hack reporter who covers a gruesome murder. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB...
Tags: TV, Movies, Los Angeles, Marine, Marines, TNT, Recap, Jay, Chris, Pat, TV Recap, Lewis, Tamar, Reno Nevada, LA Times, Sullivan


Panasonic's North American CEO says solid-state batteries are at least a decade away from mass adoption in the auto industry

Auto and tech companies are reinventing themselves as the transportation industry nears a historic transformation, but one of their suppliers, Panasonic, is taking a different approach. Tom Gebhardt, Pansonic's North American CEO, told Business Insider that Panasonic is modifying products it has previously made for new uses. Panasonic makes infotainment systems for cars and batteries for electric vehicles. Gebhardt said he anticipates incremental, rather than transformative, changes in battery...
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Panasonic, Business Insider, Mercedes Benz, Audi BMW, Gebhardt, Sparks Nevada, Tom Gebhardt, Tom Gebhardt Pansonic, Business Insider Instead Panasonic, Hirokazu Umeda Panasonic


Larry Ellison reportedly slams media's coverage of Elon Musk and says Tesla is his 2nd-largest investment (ORCL, TSLA)

Oracle founder, CTO, and executive chairman Larry Ellison defended Tesla CEO Elon Musk during an analyst meeting on Thursday and said Tesla is his second-biggest investment, Bloomberg reports. Ellison reportedly criticized media coverage of Musk, who has attracted controversy in recent months. "He’s landing rockets on robot drone rafts in the ocean," Ellison reportedly said. And you’re saying he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Well, who else is landing rockets? You ever land a rocket on a robot...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, California, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Larry Ellison, Panasonic, Ellison, Cto, Musk, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, Fremont California, ITO, Sparks Nevada


Ex-Tesla employee alleges Elon Musk authorized spying on workers in bombshell SEC tip (TSLA)

Another former Tesla employee has filed a whistleblowing tip with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The tip alleges that Tesla did not disclose to shareholders the theft of raw materials and unauthorized surveillance and hacking of employee devices and that the company did not tell federal authorities about information it received from former employee Karl Hansen about alleged drug trafficking at the company's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, SEC, DEA, The Washington Post, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Gigafactory, Jpmorgan, Hansen, Drug Enforcement Administration, Tripp, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Sparks Nevada


Tesla is reportedly flying in non-manufacturing employees to help with Model 3 production (TSLA)

Tesla is bringing in non-manufacturing employees to help at its vehicle and battery production factories as it seeks to maintain a production rate of 5,000 Model 3 sedans each week, CNBC first reported. While Tesla has reassigned workers in the past to help boost production, the company is including a wider range of employees in the effort, including some from its energy business, according to CNBC. The move has reportedly put pressure on some of Tesla's other divisions, including vehicle serv...
Tags: Uber, Trends, Tesla, Airbnb, Cnbc, Musk, Fremont California, Sparks Nevada


A Tesla telenovela

Tesla’s lawsuit against a former employee was filed just 24 hours ago and it’s already ripe fodder for Hollywood. As CEO Elon Musk has noted in the past, Tesla is a real drama magnet. Get ready, it’s exhausting. Tesla filed the lawsuit against former employee Martin Tripp for $1 million, alleging the man, who worked as a process technician at the massive battery factory near Reno, hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties,...
Tags: Post, Elon Musk, Lawsuit, Washington Post, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Reno, TechCrunch, Musk, Tripp, Harwell, Storey County, Drew Harwell, Sparks Nevada, Martin Tripp


Elon Musk says Tesla is considering building a Gigafactory in Germany (TSLA)

Tesla may build a Gigafactory in Germany, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday. Tesla has a Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, that makes batteries and powertrains for its vehicles. Future Gigafactories will house battery, powertrain, and vehicle production. During the company's annual shareholder meeting on June 4, Musk discussed Tesla's plans to build a Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. Tesla may build a Gigafactory in Germany, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday. Musk said on Twitter that Germany is one of ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, Germany, Trends, Tesla, Musk, Business Insider, Gigafactory, Fremont California, Benelux, Sparks Nevada, Nevada Gigafactory, Shanghai China Tesla, France Tesla, Netherlands Musk, Shanghai China Musk


Elon Musk reveals new details about Tesla's plans to build Gigafactories around the world (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided details about the company's plans for its current and future Gigafactories at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday.  Musk discussed Tesla's plans to build Gigafactories in China and Europe. He also said the Nevada Gigafactory is about one-third of its planned size and "will be, by far, the biggest building in the world."  Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided details about the company's plans for its current and future Gigafactories at Tesla's annual shareholder ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, Cnbc, Musk, Gigafactory, Fremont California, Sparks Nevada, Gigafactories, Nevada Gigafactory, Shanghai Musk


Nevada pilot tasked with taking down Flight 93 on 9/11

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sparks, Nevada, native Heather “Lucky” Penney would take any chance she got while growing up to head up to the Stead airfield, where her father — a Vietnam veteran — worked at one point as the chief test pilot. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Penney, years later as an Air Force pilot, […]
Tags: News, Nevada, Vietnam, Air Force, Penney, Reno Gazette Journal, RENO Nev AP, Nation & World, Sparks Nevada, Heather Lucky Penney


Tesla is about to make its first delivery with its all-electric Semi (TSLA)

Elon Musk posted a picture showing Tesla's electric semi-truck before it set out on its first cargo delivery on Wednesday. The Semi was unveiled in November and wowed observers with its specs, like a range of 500 miles per charge. Since November, a number of major companies have ordered Semis, including Pepsi, Walmart, and Anheuser-Busch. Tesla's electric semi truck, the Semi, impressed observers when it was unveiled in November. CEO Elon Musk had hinted that the truck's specs would top anal...
Tags: Elon Musk, California, America, Trends, Tesla, Nevada, Musk, Trump, Anheuser Busch, Semi, Sparks Nevada, Tesla Semi, Pepsi Walmart, Anheuser Busch Tesla


Tesla rolls out new policies to help keep factory workers safe in wake of backlash (TSLA)

A new post on Tesla's blog outlines how its infamous Fremont, California, factory has become safer for its workers. Employees had previously described long hours and injuries that came from uncomfortable, repetitive movements. Tesla said it has seen its rate of workplace injuries fall nearly 25% since 2016 after working to make the production process more comfortable for employees. The company also said it has a new policy to better care for workers who are injured on the job.  Tesla has fac...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Cnbc, Shelby, United Auto Workers, Fremont California, Sparks Nevada, Tesla Fremont, TRIR, Laurie Shelby Tesla


Tesla Employees Say Gigafactory Problems Are Worse Than Known (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Tesla's problems with battery production at the company's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are worse than the company has acknowledged and could cause further delays and quality issues for the new Model 3, according to a number of current and former Tesla employees. These problems include Tesla needing to make some of the batteries by hand and borrowing scores of employees from one of its suppliers to help with this manual assembly, said these people....
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Tesla, Panasonic, Cnbc, Gigafactory, BeauHD, Sparks Nevada, Gigafactory On Nov


Tesla Employees Say Gigafactory Problems Are Worse Than Known

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Tesla's problems with battery production at the company's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are worse than the company has acknowledged and could cause further delays and quality issues for the new Model 3, according to a number of current and former Tesla employees. These problems include Tesla needing to make some of the batteries by hand and borrowing scores of employees from one of its suppliers to help with this manual assembly, said these people....
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Panasonic, Cnbc, Gigafactory, Sparks Nevada, Gigafactory On Nov


Tesla is still reportedly making batteries for the Model 3 by hand as the company fights to get out of 'production hell' (TSLA)

A new report from CNBC claims Tesla is struggling to make Model 3 batteries at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. The report includes claims from current and former employees who raised concerns about inexperienced employees and the fact that some parts of the batteries were being made by hand as recently as mid-December. A Tesla spokesperson told Business Insider that the report is "extremely misinformed and misleading" and denied that Model 3 batteries are potentially dangerous. Tesla has ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Wall Street, Trends, Tesla, Cnbc, Musk, Gigafactory, CEO Elon Musk, Sparks Nevada


Man swept out to sea along Oregon coast

BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a 21-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea by a wave. Sgt. Jeff Proulx says Christopher Kareck of Sparks, Nevada, was standing on some rocks Wednesday morning when the wave carried him into the Pacific Ocean near Brookings, Oregon. Searchers spent the afternoon searching […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, Pacific Ocean, Oregon State Police, Nation & World, Sparks Nevada, Jeff Proulx, Christopher Kareck, Brookings Oregon


Elon Musk is trying to recruit people to work at Tesla's giant battery factory in the middle of the Nevada desert (TSLA)

Elon Musk went on Twitter to promote job openings for Tesla's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. The factory is used to make battery cells and drivetrains for the company's electric cars. While Tesla has struggled to produce its first mass-market electric car, the Model 3, so far, Musk hopes to accelerate production in 2018. Elon Musk went on Twitter to promote job openings for Tesla's Gigafactory, which the company is using to make battery cells and drivetrains for its electric cars. The factor...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, Nevada, Boeing, Musk, Gigafactory, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sparks Nevada


Tesla just told Model 3 reservation holders it is pushing back delivery dates (TSLA)

Tesla reservation holders say their delivery window to receive the Model 3 has been pushed back by one month. Tesla has struggled to mass produce the highly-anticipated vehicle, citing issues with two production lines at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. Tesla has bumped back the delivery date for its Model 3 after admitting the company has struggled to mass produce the highly-anticipated vehicle. Reservations holders received an email on Wednesday saying that the "estimated delivery timing...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Panasonic, Gigafactory, Electrek, Sparks Nevada, Sparks Nevada Tesla, Chad Hurin, Tommy Gaessler, Gaessler


Elon Musk doesn't have a desk at the office and has slept on the floor of his factories (TSLA)

Elon Musk says he doesn't have an office desk. Instead he moves to whatever part of his business needs him most. He slept at the Gigafactory when problems arose with the Model 3. Ask Elon Musk where his main office is, and he probably won't have a clear answer for you.  That's because the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX makes his home base wherever his current problem is, Fortune reported. "I always move my desk to wherever — I don't really have a desk actually — I move myself to wherever the...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, Gigafactory, Tesla Musk, Sparks Nevada


Tesla just revealed why Model 3 production is behind schedule (TSLA)

Tesla has been struggling to build the Model 3.  The company said in its Wednesday that the biggest constraint has been an issue with an assembly line for battery production at Gigafactory 1, the company's battery plant in Nevada.  Because of the restraints, Tesla is pushing back its production timeline for the Model 3.  Tesla shared details about why it is struggling to build its first mass-market car, the Model 3, on Wednesday.  Production delays for the Model 3 stem from manufacturing rel...
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Nevada, Gigafactory, Sparks Nevada


Tesla's struggling with Model 3 production because of delays at its massive Gigafactory (TSLA)

Panasonic assembles batteries at Tesla's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said Tuesday that there have been delays to automating the battery production line at the Gigafactory, slowing Model 3 output. Tesla only produced 260 Model 3 sedans in the third quarter; it had targeted 1,500 vehicles for September alone. Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga gave everyone a better understanding of why Tesla missed its target for Model 3 production in the third quarter. Tsuga said du...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Panasonic, Gigafactory, Reuters, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Sparks Nevada, Tsuga, Kazuhiro Tsuga, Sparks Nevada Panasonic


Tesla is struggling with Model 3 production because of delays at its massive Gigafactory (TSLA)

Panasonic assembles batteries at Tesla's Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said Tuesday that there have been delays to automating the battery production line at the Gigafactory, slowing Model 3 output. Tesla only produced 260 Model 3 sedans in the third quarter; it had targeted 1,500 vehicles for September alone. Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga gave everyone a better understanding of why Tesla missed its target for Model 3 production in the third quarter. Tsuga said du...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Panasonic, Gigafactory, Reuters, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Sparks Nevada, Tsuga, Kazuhiro Tsuga, Sparks Nevada Panasonic