China extends EV tax break; Li Auto shares fall after delivery outlook cut

Li Auto warned that “supply chain constraint” would mean the company will deliver fewer cars than expected in the third quarter. Meanwhile, China has extended a tax exemption for new energy vehicles until the end of 2023 as it looks to spur growth for electric cars. CFOTO | Future Publishing | Getty Images Shares of […]

Buyers are paying ‘well above sticker’

Forget getting a deal; these days, anyone in the market for a new car could pay thousands over the sticker price before they drive off the lot. Limited inventory due to a persistent shortage of computer chips, along with other supply-chain challenges, helped propel new car prices up 10% from a year ago, according to […]

Volkswagen targets $70.1 billion to $75.1 billion valuation in planned Porsche IPO

The name of the car manufacturer Porsche is attached to the curved facade of the newly built Porsche Centre in Magdeburg. Stephan Schulz | picture alliance via Getty Images Volkswagen is targeting a valuation of 70 billion to 75 billion euros ($70.1 billion to 75.1 billion) for luxury sportscar maker Porsche as part of a […]

How Amazon is giving Rivian an edge in the EV industry

Following in Tesla’s footsteps, another electric vehicle company has been making a name for itself, with a unique spin: Rivian Automotive. Founded in 2009, Rivian is focusing on upscale electric trucks and SUVs with an emphasis on outdoor adventure. CNBC’s John Rosevear calls them the “Patagonia of electric vehicles.” Rivian launched its first vehicle, the […]

SpaceX and T-Mobile team up to use Starlink satellites

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announce partnership plans on Aug. 25, 2022. Screenshot SpaceX founder Elon Musk and T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said that their companies are working to “end mobile dead zones,” and will launch a new mobile service enabled by Starlink second-generation satellites and T-Mobile bandwidth. Starlink is comprised […]

Elon Musk says Tesla has made over 3 million cars

17 May 2021, Brandenburg, Grünheide: Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, stands on the construction site of the Tesla factory and greets with his hard hat. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Tesla has made over three million cars, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday. Of that total, Tesla’s Shanghai factory has made one million […]

Elon Musk sells 7.92 million Tesla shares worth $6.88 billion

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: Elon Musk attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue) Dimitrios Kambouris | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Tesla CEO […]

GM reveals Chevrolet Blazer EV with pricing up from $45,000

2024 Chevrolet Blazer SS EV GM DETROIT – General Motors on Monday revealed its new electric Chevrolet Blazer that’s expected to compete against the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y crossover EVs. The vehicle marks an important launch for the Detroit automaker in attracting attention and more mainstream consumers to EVs. The 2024 Blazer […]

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electric crossover awards could help it take on Tesla

Ford’s first real attempt at an electric vehicle has been quite a hit with critics. The Mustang Mach-E replaced the Tesla Model 3 as Consumer Reports’ Top Pick in February 2022. It was named the Top Car in the Automobile Association of America (AAA) Car Guide in May. Car and Driver awarded it the magazine’s […]

German road traffic agency says 59,000 Tesla vehicles have software glitch

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the official opening of the new Tesla electric car manufacturing plant on March 22, 2022 near Gruenheide, Germany. Christian Marquardt | Getty Images Germany’s road traffic agency said it was recalling Tesla models Y and 3 because of a fault in the automatic emergency call system that affects 59,000 vehicles […]

Tesla (TSLA) Q2 2022 vehicle delivery and production numbers

A giant cowboy boot is on display outside the Tesla Giga Texas manufacturing facility during the “Cyber Rodeo” grand opening party on April 7, 2022 in Austin, Texas. Suzanne Cordeiro | AFP | Getty Images Tesla just posted its second-quarter vehicle production and delivery numbers for 2022. Here are the key numbers: Total deliveries Q2 […]

Tech execs react to Roe v. Wade reversal: Gates, Sandberg, Wojcicki

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and departing Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg were among noteworthy tech executives speaking out publicly on Friday’s Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade. The ruling ends constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., which has stood since 1973. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon […]

Toyota issues recall for electric SUV following concerns about wheels

Toyota’s bZ4X electric sport utility vehicle photographed in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Feb. 24, 2022. The Japanese automotive giant has issued a safety recall related to the bZ4X’s wheels. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Japanese automotive giant Toyota issued a safety recall for more than 2,000 of its all-electric SUV, the bZ4X. Announced […]

Solid Power begins pilot production of solid-state EV battery

Solid Power’s 22-layer, 20Ah all solid-state lithium metal cell compared to the company’s first-generation 10-layer, 2Ah cell. Solid Power Solid Power, a Colorado-based battery start-up backed by BMW and Ford Motor, said it has begun pilot production of an innovative “solid state” battery cell that promises to offer electric vehicle owners more range and shorter […]

Self-driving car companies’ first step to making money isn’t robotaxis

A WeRide robotaxi with health supplies heads to Liwan district on June 4, 2021, in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Southern Metropolis Daily | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — While governments may be wary of driverless cars, people want to buy the technology, and companies want to cash in. It’s a […]

Autoworker union accuses GM’s joint venture of denying access for organizing

Striking United Auto Workers members and supporters attend a speech by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders outside General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant on Sept. 25, 2019 in Detroit. Michael Wayland / CNBC DETROIT – The United Auto Workers union is accusing a new General Motors joint venture of denying access to workers to conduct a preliminary […]

Electric vehicle prices rise at Tesla, Rivian, GM and other carmakers

Tesla’s Model 3 at the Tesla store in Washington, D.C. Salwan Georges | The Washington Post | Getty Images Automakers from Tesla to Rivian to Cadillac are hiking prices on their electric vehicles amid changing market conditions and rising commodity costs, specifically for key materials needed for EV batteries. Battery prices have been declining for […]

Hyundai to invest $5.5 billion to build EVs and batteries in Georgia

The logo of Hyundai is shown at the #WeAreMobility fair at the 97th edition of the Brussels Motor Show on 18 January 2019, in Brussels. Dirk Waem | AFP via Getty Images Hyundai Motor on Friday confirmed plans to spend $5.54 billion to build its first dedicated electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities in the […]

Tesla investor calls for $15 billion stock buyback after share price falls

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to buy Twitter and manage multiple companies at the same time. James Glover II | Reuters Billionaire Leo Koguan, who claims to be the third largest individual shareholder of Tesla stock, is calling on the carmaker to announce a $15 billion stock buyback as the company’s share price continues […]

U.S. traffic deaths hit 16-year high in 2021, DOT says

Investigators look over the scene of a crash between an SUV and a semi-truck full of gravel near Holtville, California on March 2, 2021. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images More people died on U.S. roadways last year than any year since 2005, according to new data released Tuesday by federal vehicle safety […]

Elon Musk has wrong approach to count fakes, spam on Twitter: experts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent Twitter shares tumbling on Friday when he said he was going to put his $44 billion acquisition of the social network “on hold” while he researches the proportion of fake and spam accounts on the platform. Though Musk later clarified that he remains committed to the deal, he continued to hammer […]

Rivian (RIVN) Q1 2022 earnings preview

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe inside the company’s customer experience center outside of its plant on Aptil 11, 2022 in Normal, Ill. Michael Wayland / CNBC Electric-vehicle maker Rivian Automotive will report its first-quarter earnings after market close on Wednesday. Wall Street analysts polled by Refinitiv expect a loss of $1.44 per share on revenue of […]

Uber to cut down on costs, treat hiring as a ‘privilege’: CEO email

Uber will cut back on spending and focus on becoming a leaner business to address a “seismic shift” in investor sentiment, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees in an email obtained by CNBC. “After earnings, I spent several days meeting investors in New York and Boston,” Khosrowshahi said in the email, which was sent out late […]

Ford reports smaller sales decline in April while chip shortage weighs on supply

Ford F-150 Lightning pickup trucks sit on the production line at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center on April 26, 2022 in Dearborn, Michigan. Bill Pugliano | Getty Images DETROIT – Ford Motor on Wednesday reported a 10.5% decline in April sales compared to a year ago, notably narrowing its losses compared to recent months. […]

Elon Musk sold around $4 billion worth of Tesla shares as he moved to buy Twitter

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla, waves while arriving to a discussion at the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 9, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Elon Musk sold roughly $4 billion worth of Tesla shares in the days following his bid to take […]

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