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Can any new Tesla chairman stand up to Elon Musk?

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Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:54pm

In a deal struck Saturday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle fraud charges, Tesla Inc. agreed to bring in two new independent directors to its nine-member board and name an independent chairman to replace Elon Musk. Musk keeps a seat on the board and remains the company’s chief executive.

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Musk declares Tesla 'just became a real car company.' But can it keep building Model 3 vehicles at this pace?

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Mon, 07/02/2018 - 2:48pm

Tesla Inc. reached a milestone crucial to Elon Musk’s goal to bring electric cars to the masses — and earn some profit in the process — by finally exceeding a long-sought production target with the Model 3. By building more than 5,000 of the sedans in the last week of the second quarter, Tesla “just became a real car company,” the chief executive said in an internal email Sunday obtained by Bloomberg News.

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Why is Tesla fighting a rule that would force electric-car manufacturers to treat their workers well?

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Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:18pm

A new California rule saying that state rebates for electric cars can go only to manufacturers certified as being “fair and responsible” in their treatment of workers has put Tesla, the state’s only major EV maker, in a tough position.

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What happened to the 'affordable' $35,000 Tesla Model 3?

Published: 
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:51pm

It's March 2016. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is on stage for the dramatic unveiling of the Tesla Model 3.