Manufacturing

Tesla scrambles jets to boost Model 3 battery output

Tesla has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for the Model 3 electric sedan. The move underscores Tesla CEO Elon Musk's urgency to get a grip on manufacturing problems that have hobbled the launch of the high-volume Model 3.


China said to back private investment in state automakers

China is considering encouraging state-owned automakers to bring in private car manufacturers as investors as it seeks to create an industrial champion to compete with global companies such as Toyota and Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported.

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