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Saving the Planet With Electric Cars Means Strangling This Desert

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Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:56pm

The oases that once interrupted the dusty slopes of the Atacama desert in northern Chile allowed humans and animals to survive for thousands of years in the world’s driest climate. That was before the mining started.

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Tesla's chief financial officer quits as Musk addresses demand questions for its Model 3

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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 5:08pm

Tesla watchers were rocked by another high-level departure Wednesday when the company’s chief financial officer, Deepak Ahuja, announced his retirement at the end of an earnings conference call with analysts.

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Tesla layoffs loom and its stock price plunges as Musk shifts focus from growth to survival

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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 2:05pm

In an email to employees Friday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk painted a dim picture of the company’s near future. He said Tesla’s cars are “still too expensive for most people,” and that to cut costs, the company would have to cut 7% of its full-time workforce.

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PG&E bankruptcy plan threatens California’s electric car goals

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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 1:59pm

California has set its sights on having millions more electric cars on the road over the next decade, but the planned bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the state’s largest investor-owned utility, could complicate efforts to achieve that goal.

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My kingdom for a charging station: one electric-vehicle driver’s frustrating search

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Sun, 12/30/2018 - 12:17pm

It seemed like a simple plan.

Halfway through a week of test-driving the new all-electric Jaguar I-Pace, and intending to drive the following day to Palm Springs, I decided to find a charging station to bring the car’s battery up to full capacity.