Tesla hands out keys to lower-priced model
30 July 2017 | 4:30 am
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk revealed advanced orders for the lower-priced Model 3 electric vehicle topped half a million as he handed over the first 30 keys to employee buyers.
6 Sep 2020
The billionaire is visiting Germany to explore a potential coronavirus vaccine made by CureVac. The biotechnology firm, which Germany has a direct stake in, is in the advanced stages of developing a vaccine candidate.
4 Sep 2020
The Tesla founder spent much of the week in Germany, hobnobbing with politicians and visiting sites of commercial interest. Between his ventures in mobility and vaccines, his stake in the country appears to be growing.
9 Sep 2020
Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wiped off the value of technology companies in recent days, after a major share sell-off. The electric carmaker Tesla was among the worst-hit companies, sliding 21 percent in trading on Tuesday. Investors are concerned that these firms' shares rose too quickly during the pandemic and are now overvalued. Despite the rout, most tech shares are still trading at much higher values than they were at the beginning of the year. Also today, we look at Uber's pledge to use more electric vehicles.
18 Oct 2020
Elon Musk's SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket transporting 60 Starlink internet satellites from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Starlink, which is part of SpaceX, aims to build a high-speed global internet network.
15 Nov 2020
The head of Berlin's Mercedes-Benz production facility has decided he'll be better off working for Tesla, which is building a Gigafactory just outside the city. Workers are not amused and are staging protests.
22 Nov 2020
Tesla's shares jumped by over 10% following the news that the electric car company will be added to the US leading S&P 500 stock index. The inclusion follows a snub in September.
11 Jan 2021
South Korea's Hyundai Motor said on Friday it was in early talks with Apple after a domestic broadcaster said the firms were discussing an electric car and battery tie-up.
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29 Jan 2021
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9 Feb 2021
News that electric carmaker Tesla has bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, and that it will start accepting payments in the cryptocurrency, sent its price to record highs. Bitcoin was trading over $47,000 early on Tuesday, according to the website Coindesk.
20 Mar 2021
Tesla has revolutionized the auto industry, building cars for the future even as legacy carmakers could barely take their eyes off the rearview mirror. But now Tesla's days as the leader of the EV pack might be numbered.
24 Apr 2021
Consumer Reports' investigation comes after a Tesla crashed into a tree in Texas, killing both men in the car. Authorities say neither of the victims were in the driver's seat at the time of the accident.
26 Apr 2021
SpaceX launched its third crew to the International Space Station, recycling a rocket and spacecraft for the first time. "I think that's one of those things that gets people fired up", says founder Elon Musk.
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Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who led the country until he was ousted in a 2020 coup, has died at the age of 76.
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The Serbian tennis star has left Australia on a flight to Dubai after a court upheld a visa cancelation. Authorities said that his decision not to be vaccinated against coronavirus posed a risk to the Australian public.
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Richard Leakey, a world-renowned Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter has died aged 77. His groundbreaking work contributed to the recognition of Africa as the birthplace of humankind. He also spearheaded campaigns to stop poaching in Kenya, famously burning the country's stockpile of poached ivory.
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With a 3-1 victory over Sudan, Nigeria's Super Eagles secure their slot in the knockout stages and gain status as a tournament frontrunner. Favorites Egypt meanwhile gets their first win thanks to star striker Mohamed Salah and after a goal from Guinea-Bissau was disallowed after VAR review. Alison Sargent is joined by France 24's James Vasina and African journalist Usher Komugisha to discuss all the action.
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Brown hyenas are valuable, social animals. But they are being hunted relentlessly. Now, there are more and more protected zones and wildlife reserves where they can live in safety.