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SpaceX Starlink launch suffers last-second scrub, ULA up next [update: double scrub]

By Eric Ralph Posted on September 28, 2020 SpaceX’s eleventh Starlink launch of the year was scrubbed ~30 seconds before liftoff by bad weather, likely delaying the mission a few days and leaving ULA’s latest Delta IV Heavy launch attempt next in line. Scheduled to lift off at 10:22 am EDT on Monday, September 28th, …

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Tesla’s Berlin and Shanghai plants will produce ‘original cars,’ Musk says

By Joey Klender Posted on September 28, 2020 Tesla’s Giga Berlin and Giga Shanghai production facilities will produce “original cars,” CEO Elon Musk said in a Tweet on September 28th. The Tweet was derived from the idea that Tesla will produce a new $25,000 model within the next few years. Musk announced this development at …

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Tesla Cybertruck gets fun paintball accessory for that hardcore apocalyptic look

By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 28, 2020 The Tesla Cybertruck is an extremely tough vehicle that’s quite literally designed to outlast the most durable vehicles in the market. Yet inasmuch as the Cybertruck is capable of performing real work, the vehicle in itself will likely be extensively used for recreation as well. Teslas, after …

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Tesla (TSLA) bull and ARK founder shows where Wall St goes wrong

By Joey Klender Posted on September 28, 2020 Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) stock fell last week unexpectedly after the company’s Battery Day event. But Cathie Wood, a TSLA bull and the founder of ARK Invest, broke down Wall Street’s response and showed why analysts misunderstood some of the electric automaker’s revealings at the event. Wood, who …

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Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted on Fremont production lines

By Joey Klender Posted on September 28, 2020 A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted on production lines at the company’s Fremont factory in Northern California. The Cybertruck is not expected to be produced until late 2021, but Tesla has several prototypes floating around, and it may be adding to the list. Fremont is the only …

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Tesla (TSLA) spikes 4.5% on lithium supply deal

By Joey Klender Posted on September 28, 2020 Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) investors enjoyed a sizeable 4.5% gain during early trading hours on Monday morning, after the automaker and Piedmont Lithium announced a five-year supply deal for the material. A press release from Piedmont indicated that about a third of its 160,000-tones-per-year spodumene concentrate produce would …

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Tesla is looking to acquire a 10% stake in LG Chem to strengthen its battery supply: report

By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 28, 2020 Local media reports from South Korea have stated that Tesla is looking to acquire a stake in LG Energy Solution, which will soon be separated by LG Chem. The initiative is reportedly intended to procure a stable supply of batteries for the American electric car maker and …

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Tesla is building a lithium hydroxide refinery in Texas for its Cybertruck factory

By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 28, 2020 A recent report from market intelligence publisher Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has revealed that Tesla is poised to build a lithium hydroxide chemical plant in Texas. The lithium hydroxide refinery will reportedly be situated in Texas, and it will be used to feed the upcoming Cybertruck Gigafactory. The …

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SpaceX go for Starlink launch, landing as ULA rocket delays persist

By Eric Ralph Posted on September 28, 2020 SpaceX is on track for Falcon 9’s latest Starlink launch and landing later today as delays continue to hamper a United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket meant to lift off more than a month ago. In fact, an almost identical scenario played out a month ago as SpaceX …

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Tesla gets closer to volume battery cell production with 5-year lithium supply deal

By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 28, 2020 Australian mining firm Piedmont Lithium announced on Monday that it has signed a five-year supply deal with Tesla. Under the terms of the two companies’ agreement, Piedmont would be supplying about a third of its planned 160,000-tonnes-per-year spodumene concentrate produce from its North Carolina mines to the …

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