Elon Musk will stop and look down while speaking at a press conference at SpaceX’s Starbase facility near Bokatika Village in southern Texas on February 10, 2022.
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It was a particularly turbulent year Elon MuskThis week was obviously a tough week.
TeslaStocks, which have lost almost half of their value since their peak in November, fell more than 6% last week as investors continued to sell out their technology holdings.
Tesla has a useless internal problem. This week, they led to a safety issue with the company’s advanced driver assistance system.
SpaceX, another large Musk company, has fired a group of employees who circulated an internal letter reportedly accusing the CEO and founder of “distraction and embarrassment.” Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration passed SpaceX’s Starship Rocket Program a long to-do list on Monday before obtaining a launch license in Bocachica, Texas.
Then there is twitter.. Musk agreed to buy a social media company for $ 44 billion in April, but has since publicly abandoned it, raising all sorts of concerns about whether the deal will actually close. On Thursday, Musk spoke to a Twitter employee for the first time with a widely panned video address based on a message displayed on an internal chat board.
This is what happened in Masktown this week.
The NTSB has released this image of a 2021 Tesla Model 3 long-range dual-motor electric vehicle that was involved in a fatal accident that killed two people near Miami on September 13, 2021.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Bureau said on Wednesday Tesla vehicles have accounted for nearly 70% of reports of crashes related to advanced driver assistance systems since June last year. According to data provided by the US Safety Agency, electric vehicles were involved in 273 of the 392 accidents cited in the report containing data from 11 automakers.
Still, NHTSA said the data does not have the proper context and is intended only as a guide to quickly identify potential flaw trends.
“We encourage you to be careful before making conclusions based solely on the data we publish,” NHTSA administrator Steven Cliff said at a media event. “In fact, the data alone can raise more questions than the answers.”
Tesla model 3
When Musk announced plans to reduce Tesla’s workforce by 10% in June, the CEO said he “Super bad feeling“About the economy. For consumers, those concerns are turning into sticker shocks.
Tesla Price increases for all U.S. models.. This week, the automotive industry continues to address supply chain issues, inflation and economic uncertainty.
According to the website, the company has raised the price of the long-range version of Model Y from $ 62,990 to $ 65,990 and the performance model from $ 2,000 to $ 69,990. Electorek said The price of the Model S dual-motor all-wheel drive has risen by about $ 5,000 to $ 104,990. The Model X dual-motor four-wheel drive long range has risen by $ 6,000.
Tesla previously delayed the delivery of some long-haul models in the United States
Monday FAA Made an environmental decision that resulted in a mix of good and bad news on Mask’s SpaceXAnd the giant starship rocket the company is developing in Texas.
Regulators have issued a list of over 75 environmental mitigation measures that the company must complete before proceeding with Starship flight tests. Requirements include noise level limits and how often SpaceX can close public roads near the facility.
After the FAA decision, According to Musk, the company is “ready to fly” the Starship prototype rocket by July... The company aims to get on track with this vehicle for the first time. However, a launch license from the FAA is required first, and the mitigation required by the regulatory agency will increase significantly before the company requires it.
The good news for SpaceX is that the FAA has finished its evaluation and does not require a more detailed review.
Musk’s plans to buy Twitter have plagued policy makers around the world.
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According to media reports, the number of SpaceX employees is unknown, writing a letter critical of Mask and his public actions, circulating inside and calling him “a frequent cause of distraction and embarrassment.” explained. CNBC reported on Friday that at least five employees involved in the letter had been dismissed. as a result.
SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell, in a company-wide email obtained by CNBC, insisted on a letter and process to recruit “many” employees to signers.
“We have too much important work to accomplish and we don’t need this kind of excessive activism,” Shotwell writes. “We apologize for this distraction. Focus on SpaceX’s mission and spend your time at work to do your best.”
Elon Musk’s Twitter account can be seen through the Twitter logo in this illustration taken on April 25, 2022.
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Investors and employees are naturally worried about what the future holds, as Twitter’s share price is around $ 37, well below the $ 54.20 Musk agreed to pay the company.
Full-scale meeting with Twitter staff and masks on Thursday It seemed like an effort by potential future owners to establish a sense of trust and transparency with the people who work for him.
However, the reaction to Slack after the meeting was that employees still had questions and concerns, according to those who saw the message but asked not to name it because it was intended to be private. Was showing.
While being a former CEO Jack Dorsey To employees Permanently work remotelyMusk took a very different approach from his company and recently demanded that Tesla and SpaceX workers be at least in the office. 40 hours a week..
Musk said on the phone that it may not be as strict as Twitter employees. That’s because car manufacturing requires a physical presence, while software development is easy to handle from a distance.
But his answer didn’t seem to calm his concerns. According to familiar people, his comments also left that some of Twitter’s employees were afraid of their work. In addressing concerns about potential layoffs, Musk said Twitter needs to be in a healthy financial position, but “anyone who is a key contributor doesn’t have to worry.”
In response, Twitter employees shared messages and memes towards the end of the meeting and riffed on how to brand themselves as extraordinary.
— CNBC’s Michael Wayland contributed to this report.