Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Scrambling to turn out its first mass-market electric car, the automaker set up multiple assembly lines and is changing production processes on the fly. Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, sees the success of the Model 3 as a crucial step on the way to offering a broad range of models and leading the transition to emissions-free transportation. Credit Christie Hemm Klok for The New York Times Supported by ByNeal E. Boudette June 30, 2018 FREMONT, Calif. — Just outside the north wing of Tesla’s sprawling electric-car plant here, an unusual structure has taken shape in the last few weeks: a tent, about 50 feet high and several hundred feet long, its taut gray canvas membrane supported by aluminum columns. Its purpose is as notable as its hasty construction. The semi-permanent structure houses a third assembly line — part of a desperate effort … [Read more...] about Can Elon Musk and Tesla Reinvent the Way Cars Are Made?
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Tariffs will be next.What happens next? The EU will discuss its list of potential retaliatory tariffs with its 28 member states before deciding on whether to enact them. U.S. denim, bourbon, motorcycles, peanut butter, motor boats and cigarettes are also in the firing line. The state sent $1.75 billion worth of goods to Canada in 2017 that could fall under the tariffs.European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom in Brussels on Friday.United Kingdom manufacturers exported more than £300m worth of steel to the USA past year.The Cabinet minister told BBC Radio 4's Today that the United Kingdom was still seeking tariff exemptions based both on specific products and also geographic location.He said: "The great weight and power of Europe they have done nothing by the way in their trade arrangements to stop the Chinese dumping steel". If the WTO has not issued a ruling within three years, the tariffs could be implemented unilaterally."No NAFTA is better than a bad deal, and we've … [Read more...] about Republicans rebuff Trump on new tariffs
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: May 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm | UPDATED: May 15, 2018 at 5:11 pm With its electric cars all over local roads, its sales and service centers springing up in new locations and its massive Fremont manufacturing plant looming beside Highway 880, Tesla is highly visible to Bay Area residents. Now, for the first time, the Bay Area is getting a detailed look at Tesla’s economic impact on the region and the state from a report Tesla released Tuesday showing it is pumping billions of dollars into California’s economy. Tesla commissioned the report, prepared by research firm IHS Markit. It says that during 2017, Tesla’s operations were directly responsible for $2 billion in California’s gross state product, and that figure grew to $5.11 billion when including what the company calls “Tier-1 suppliers” such as contractors working for Tesla that aren’t Tesla employees, Tesla supply chain … [Read more...] about Just how much is Tesla worth to the Bay Area and California?
By Kevin Dayton | PUBLISHED: May 1, 2018 at 6:45 am | UPDATED: May 1, 2018 at 7:06 am In April 2010, the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) plant in Fremont closed its doors. Several months later, the plant got a new lease on life when high-tech automaker Tesla bought it to assemble its electric cars. At the time, a local official with the United Auto Workers union said he was “thrilled” the company “would bring a lot of jobs to California.” Eight years later, the union and its allies are singing a different tune about Tesla, encouraging negative media coverage of the company as part of an attempt to organize the factory workforce. Outside observers trying to make sense of the union’s rhetoric would be wise to revisit its history at the plant. NUMMI had opened in 1984 as a joint venture of General Motors and Toyota, a successor to a GM plant that opened in 1962 and closed in 1982. Deserved or not, UAW had a notorious history at this … [Read more...] about Opinion: Would Tesla close unionized plant like GM and NUMMI did?