Tesla withdraws Alameda County lawsuit as Fremont plant operations normalize

The drama is over.

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Tesla made a lot of noise in the past couple weeks as it fought back against Alameda County’s stay-at-home order, but hopefully, that’s all in the past.

Reuters reported Wednesday the electric carmaker dropped a lawsuit against the county after the local government and Tesla agreed to a deal to reopen its plant in Fremont, California officially. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made headlines after he confirmed the company would openly defy the local stay-at-home order earlier this month. The order remained in place despite California allowing manufacturing to restart, and it left Tesla only

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Tulsa Mayor wants Tesla Cybertruck police vehicles, if company builds plant

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Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum has a simple proposition: If Tesla builds its future Cybertruck Gigafactory in the Oklahoma city, he wants Cybertruck police vehicles.

Mayor Bynum on Sunday tweeted a rendering of a Cybertruck decked out in a local police livery following reports his city is a finalist among Tesla’s choices. As in past renderings, the Cybertruck actually looks pretty boss as a police car. Mayor Bynum’s tweet added it would “only be right to buy local,” referring to purchasing the electric trucks if they’re built in the city.

The mayor did not speak to reports

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Tesla names new boss for Fremont plant amid chaotic restart

There’s a new person in charge at the Fremont plant.

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The Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, California, has a new boss in Richard Miller. According to a report from TechCrunch on Monday, Miller will handle oversight of the entire factory as the automaker returns to work in a… let’s say chaotic fashion.

The news comes from an internal email the website obtained and viewed, and congratulates Miller’s move from director of paint operations to head of production. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Miller’s promotion.

Tesla, which hasn’t been public about leadership changes

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Tesla’s China plant goes offline due to component shortage, report says

Not a single Tesla is in production right now.


Tesla currently isn’t building a single car worldwide after the EV maker reportedly took its plant in Shanghai, China, offline.

Bloomberg reports that Tesla told workers to return to work on May 9 after a planned five-day Labor Day break in the country, extending a work stoppage by two days minimum. Bloomberg cited Chinese website 36kr as reporting that Tesla is experiencing component shortages affecting the Model 3, as well as problems with a piece of production equipment. Tesla only builds the Model 3 in China, but CEO

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