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Trump tweets support for Elon Musk and Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s dispute with county authorities over the reopening of the company’s California car factory was injected into President Donald Trump’s Twitterstream today. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Tesla’s Cybertruck rollout shatters expectations

Amid clouds of smoke and “Blade Runner” hype, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled a hard-edged, all-electric pickup truck that will cost as little as $39,900 and is due to hit the market by as early as 2021. And then, with … Continue reading

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Tesla gets a boost after $2.7 billion offering

Tesla has increased the size of its stock and bond offering to $2.7 billion, and CEO Elon Musk has raised the amount of stock he’d be buying, sparking an additional rise in the controversial electric-car company’s share price. The company’s … Continue reading

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Despite big losses, Tesla plans new products

Tesla today reported wider-than-expected financial losses in the first quarter — due to what the company said were delivery challenges, a seasonal dip in demand and the unanticipated effects of pricing decisions. Despite the downturn from what had been a … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Elon Musk unveils Model Y crossover SUV

Tesla CEO Elon Musk finished spelling out an all-electric acronym by lifting the veil on the Model Y, a crossover SUV that’s due to hit the market in the fall of 2020. “We are bringing ‘sexy’ back, quite literally,” he … Continue reading

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Tesla sells $35,000 cars and shifts to online sales

Tesla is finally following through on its pledge to sell its Model 3 electric cars at the standard price of $35,000, but says it’s shutting down on-the-spot showroom sales to remain “financially sustainable” at the lower price point. Going forward, … Continue reading

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Tweets get Tesla’s Elon Musk in trouble again

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in trouble again with the Securities and Exchange Commission, this time over a 13-word tweet. The SEC filed a motion in federal court on Feb. 25, claiming that a tweet that Musk sent out last … Continue reading

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Tesla places future bets of Model Y — and China

As big as the Model 3 electric car is for the future of Tesla, the sport utility vehicle known as the Model Y could be bigger, according to CEO Elon Musk. “I would expect that the demand for the Model … Continue reading

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GM Cruise works to get Seattle operation in gear

The Seattle “tech talk” sponsored this week by GM’s autonomous-vehicle subsidiary, Cruise Automation, had all the hallmarks of a recruiting event for software engineers, plus an extra twist: the self-driving Chevy Bolt that was parked outside the Flatstick Pub in Pioneer … Continue reading

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GM shifts its president to CEO spot at Cruise

General Motors has shuffled its executive team to put its president, Dan Ammann, into the CEO spot at its autonomous-vehicle subsidiary, Cruise Automation. Cruise co-founder Kyle Vogt will move out of the CEO role and partner with Ammann to set the … Continue reading

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