Volkswagen not interested in acquiring stake in Tesla: Herbert Diess

Potential headwinds include getting the consent of Volkswagen’s controlling Piech and Porsche families to fund the purchase of the stake. Denying a media report, which stated Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess as wanting to purchase a stake in Tesla, the German carmaker stated, it was not interested in doing so. “The speculation about buying a stake…

All Tesla cars made within the last 2 years to receive auto-parking feature within 6 weeks

The ‘Summon’ feature, part of Tesla’s driver-assist Self-Pilot system, is currently limited to only the Model S cars. On Thursday, Tesla’s Inc’s Chief Executive Elon Musk stated, an upgrade to Tesla’s ‘Summon’ auto-parking feature will be ready within six weeks; following the upgrade select models will be able to drive around a parking lot, find…

Daimler AG to begin battery production for its electric line up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The German carmaker is preparing to transition from producing combustion engine powered vehicles to battery powered electric vehicles. Automotive giant Daimler AG stated, it will commence the building of a battery plant as part of its planned $1 billion investment to upgrade its factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The development comes in the wake of this…

Musk’s showmanship on Twitter raises concerns of corporate governance

While Musk’s last Tuesday’s tweets must have given a series of palpitations to those who were betting against Tesla’s stock, while many investors believed it to be a prank which is in line with the Tesla brand, SEC lawyers aren’t amused since these could potentially trigger non-compliance of disclosures. Elon Musk’s proposal to take Tesla…

California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration opens third probe into Tesla’s Fremont factory

According to Jalopnik, an auto news website, the latest investigation was prompted by a complaint from one of the automaker’s employees at the plant. Following a complaint, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) stated, it has opened a third investigation into Tesla Inc’s factory in Fremont, California. This latest case was opened on June…