Tesla reportedly in talks to buy low carbon nickel from Giga Metals

Giga Metals

Tesla is in talks with Canadian miner Giga Metals about helping to develop a large mine that would provide the electric automaker access to low carbon nickel for its batteries, three sources knowledgeable with the matter said. Alongside its goal to decrease pollution from driving, Tesla is also striving to decrease its own carbon footprint. […]

Institutional Shareholder Services opposes re-election of Tesla chairwoman

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS)

Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS) has urged Tesla Inc shareholders to vote against the re-election of chairwoman Robyn Denholm at the electric automaker’s annual meeting next month. The firm expressed concerns regarding Denholm’s leadership, mentioning consecutive years of high compensation for directors, without a reasonable rationale, and a steep increase in share pledging […]

Ford, GM, Tesla can go ahead with making ventilators, says Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Sunday that American automakers such as Ford Motor, General Motors and Tesla Inc have been given the green light in making ventilators and other objects required during the coronavirus crisis. “Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! […]

Panasonic to suspend production at Tesla joint venture due to coronavirus

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Panasonic stated on Saturday it will temporarily stop production at its battery joint venture with U.S. electric automaker Tesla Inc in Nevada due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Japanese electronics company, which provides battery cells for Tesla’s electric vehicles, will reduce operations at so-called Gigafactory 1 early next week before shutting down for 14 days, […]

Tesla states it plans to open China design and research center

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U.S. electric automaker Tesla prepares to open a design and research center in China to make “Chinese-style” vehicles, the company stated in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account. Wednesday’s notice sought to recruit designers and other workers to help meet the goal, and called for applications by February 1, but did not mention […]