Tesla cuts contractors from California, Nevada factories as shutdown extends

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Tesla Inc is axing contractors from its American car and battery plants, CNBC reported on Friday, mentioning workers and a contract staffing agency. The electric automaker is cutting contractors at both its vehicle assembly plant located in Fremont, California, and at its Gigafactory located outside of Reno, Nevada, according to the CNBC report. The cuts […]

Tesla to cut on-site staff at Nevada factory by 75% due to coronavirus

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U.S. electric automaker Tesla Inc prepares to slash on-site staff at its Nevada battery plant by about 75% because of the coronavirus pandemic, the local county manager stated on Thursday. The move comes following its Japanese battery partner Panasonic stated it would decrease operations at the Nevada factory this week before shutting it for 14 […]

Not investing in UK electric car battery production could cost jobs, study says

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The UK auto industry risks losing out to Europe in the race to create significant battery factories that are important to the sector’s future, putting jobs at risk throughout the country, a government-backed research body has cautioned. A failure to attract so-called gigafactories for making batteries for electric cars could cost the UK 105,000 jobs by 2040, […]

Shanghai to help Tesla restart production despite coronavirus spread

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Tesla’s factory in China’s financial hub of Shanghai will restart production on February 10 with assistance to help it cope with a growing epidemic of coronavirus, a Shanghai government official stated on Saturday. Many factories throughout China closed in late January for the Lunar New Year holiday that was initially due to end on January […]

Chemicals spill at Tesla Gigafactory battery plant, no severe injuries

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A dangerous material spill at Tesla’s Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada on Monday was being examined by emergency workers however there were no major injuries, the company informed. Tesla representative Dave Arnold said a drum of “standard construction cleaning solvent” was spilled at a loading dock and a small location of the structure was evacuated. […]

Former Tesla Manager Peter Carlsson aims to raise $4 billion for Europe’s biggest battery plant

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A previous Tesla executive, Peter Carlsson, is aiming to raise a minimum of $4 billion to develop Europe’s biggest battery factory in Sweden to fulfill an anticipated rise in demand as the area’s automakers switch to electric vehicles. Carlsson, who managed automaker’s supply chain before going back to his native country, thinks European automakers’ push […]