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Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk gets in a Tesla car as he leaves a hotel in Beijing in May last year.
Apr 22, 2024
Elon Musk’s robotaxi dreams plunge Tesla into chaos
The idea of creating an autonomous taxi service has been kicking around Tesla for at least eight years.
Tesla's troubles started in October when it warned that demand for EVs was starting to slow, but the full extent of that weakness only became apparent this month.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 17, 2024
Tesla’s value dips below $500 billion in blow to stock bulls
The electric vehicle maker's troubles started in October when it warned that demand for EVs was starting to slow.
Hideyuki Sakamoto, executive vice president for manufacturing and supply chain management at Nissan, speaks during a media briefing at the company's plant in Yokohama on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 16, 2024
Nissan looks to Tesla’s style of carmaking to build cheaper EVs
The carmaker will use machines with about 6,000 tons of force to make the rear floors of EVs to be sold from fiscal 2027 onward.
Tesla says that Autopilot enables its vehicles to steer, accelerate and brake automatically, but that the system’s features require "active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous.”
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2024
Tesla settles over fatal Autopilot crash on eve of trial
The case centered on a 38-year-old Apple engineer whose Model X veered off the highway and slammed into a roadside barrier on his way to work.
A lone Tesla charges in the basement of a commercial property in Tokyo. One of Japan’s biggest obstacles to electric vehicles is subpar charging infrastructure.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 8, 2024
How three high-tech countries became laggards in electric vehicles
Japan's slow adoption traces back to a decade-old bet on hydrogen fuel-cell technology, while U.S. and South Korea have hit bottlenecks.
A Tesla Model 3 vehicle drives using FSD (Full Self-Driving) in Encinitas, California, in October.
Apr 6, 2024
Tesla's bet on robotaxis is a long way from paying off
A greater emphasis on robotaxis comes with more risk for Tesla due to the complexity of the technology involved, analysts said.
Tesla Model 3 vehicles are seen for sale at a Tesla facility in Fremont, California, last May.
Apr 6, 2024
Tesla scraps low-cost car plans amid fierce Chinese EV competition
The automaker will continue developing self-driving robotaxis on the same small-vehicle platform, the sources said.
Tesla Model 3 assembly line at Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, in 2018. Before the Shanghai plant opened, Fremont was Tesla’s principal factory.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 27, 2024
A pivot to China saved Elon Musk. It also binds him to Beijing.
Musk is now treading a fine line, sounding the alarm about Chinese rivals, even as he remains reliant on the Chinese market.
Earl Stewart, a Toyota dealer, says he was shocked when he first heard about Toyota’s strategy.
Mar 13, 2024
Toyota’s hybrid-first strategy is delivering big profits
Toyota’s sales are booming, and the company is reporting huge profits.
Apple started working on a car around 2014, setting its sights on a fully autonomous electric vehicle with a limousine-like interior and voice-guided navigation.
Feb 28, 2024
Apple to wind down electric car effort after decadelong odyssey
Many employees on the team will be reassigned to focus on generative artificial intelligence projects, an increasingly key priority for the company.
Tech behemoths have lavished their CEOs with astronomical salaries under the guise of retaining top talent, instead of spreading the wealth.
Feb 25, 2024
Tech CEOs need to start sharing the wealth
The time has come to curb Big Tech's market power and establish the mechanisms to prevent the benefits of technological innovation from being monopolized.
Brooklyn-based startup HEVO is working with other firms to develop wireless EV charging systems.
Feb 22, 2024
Wireless charging for electric cars is inching closer to reality
Major hurdles include slow charging speeds and the money and interest needed to build stations and get more carmakers on board.
Volkswagen ID.3 and Cupra Born electric cars on the production line at the company’s plant in Zwickau, Germany.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 21, 2024
Europe is being forced to reboot its car industry
Unless they can get strategies back on track, Europe’s automakers risk falling further behind China and Tesla
The tail of a BYD electric vehicle sports the company’s motto, “build your dreams,” at a dealership in Shenzhen, China, on Jan. 29.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 12, 2024
How China built BYD, its Tesla killer
BYD’s sales, over 80% of them in China, passed Tesla in worldwide sales of fully electric cars late last year.
After suffering a bruising loss this week in Delaware's Chancery Court that voided his $56 billion pay package, Musk said that Tesla would "move immediately to hold a shareholder vote to transfer state of incorporation to Texas."
Feb 2, 2024
Shifting Tesla incorporation to Texas may not give Musk what he wants
Musk is not the first corporate leader to suffer a loss in a Delaware court and question the state's position on companies.
Elon Musk
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 31, 2024
Musk’s $55 billion Tesla pay package struck down, threatening status
Worth some $51.1 billion, Musk's Tesla options were one of his most valuable assets. Without them his net worth would drop to $154.3 billion.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2024
Musk's warning about Tesla stake raises governance questions
CEOs and directors are prohibited from taking any business opportunity for themselves that belongs to the firm.
BYD exhibits its cars ahead of the Munich Motor Show in September.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 27, 2023
China's BYD set to overtake Tesla as world’s most popular EV maker
Its ascent will be both a symbolic turning point for the market and further confirmation of the growing Chinese clout in the global automotive sector.
Tesla's new Cybertruck is displayed at a Tesla store in San Diego on Nov. 20.
Dec 1, 2023
Tesla's Cybertruck is priced 50% higher than initial estimate
Cybertruck's new body material and unconventional, futuristic styling has added complexity and costs to production.
Executives were scrambling for seats for dinner with Xi or to be put on a waiting list, according to people familiar with the situation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2023
Elon Musk among cadre of CEOs hoping to woo China’s Xi
CEO summit on the sidelines of APEC will coincide with the most challenging trade climate in a generation.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on