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Inflation turns EVs into luxury items, threatening broader electric shift

An electric car now costs $61,000 on average

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Elon Musk says Twitter’s lack of info on bots breaches merger deal

Last month, Elon Musk said he wouldn’t proceed with his $44bn takeover unless the social media giant can prove bots make up fewer than 5 per cent of users

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Elon Musk says Tesla’s total headcount will rise despite cuts

Shares of the automaker slumped more than 9 per cent on Friday after news of the job cuts emerged

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Musk says Tesla may have ‘Optimus’ robot prototype within months

Optimus, first introduced in August 2021 during Tesla’s inaugural AI Day, is a human-sized robot

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Musk boosts equity component of Twitter bid to $33.5bn

The Tesla chief executive is continuing to seek additional financing commitments to fund the $44bn deal

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The big EV charging mystery: How long does it take?

The charging curve of any particular vehicle is closely tied to the longevity of its battery

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Bitcoin tests $39,000 in push toward high end of trading range

Crypto assets have all been weighed down as the Federal Reserve and other global central banks raise interest rates

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Twitter eyes deal with Musk as soon as Monday

Elon Musk is lining up partners for the acquisition and continues to speak to potential co-investors

Tesla notches record profit, sees big 2022 production gain

It delivered about 936,000 cars in 2021

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Elon Musk offers to buy 100% of Twitter

The billionaire said that ‘Twitter has extraordinary potential’

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Elon Musk poll may prompt a Twitter edit button, CEO hints

Musk revealed this week that he’s acquired a 9.2 per cent passive stake in Twitter

Panasonic readies new battery Tesla sees as key to $25,000 EVs

Panasonic will start mass production of 4680 batteries in the fiscal year starting April 2023

How 2021 was a promising year for global equities

Several trends emerged over last year

Tesla delivers record 308,600 cars in quarter, beating estimate

The results pushed Tesla’s total sales for the year to more than 936,000

Seven Elon Musk tweets that sent Tesla shares on a wild ride

There’s also the influence Musk wields in crypto markets

Hertz says it’s already receiving Teslas; doesn’t address Musk tweet

The rental-car company unveiled its EV initiative last week

Tesla-Hertz blockbuster deal paves way to take EVs mainstream

Hertz gets to tap into the growing interest in electric vehicles

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Bitcoin hovers around $32,000 after boost from Musk

Musk said Bitcoin mining is “shifting towards renewable energy” and his company will likely resume accepting it as payment for electric cars

Tesla delivered a record 201,250 cars in second quarter

Quarterly deliveries are one of the most closely watched indicators for Tesla

Tesla dealt big blow as almost all cars in China need safety fix

In most cases, the fix should be able to be made remotely with an online update to the cars’ active cruise control feature

Elon Musk’s Mars ambition could be the riskiest human quest ever

NASA wants to send astronauts to Mars, perhaps at some point in the 2030s

Bitcoin fluctuates around $40,000 as Musk-fuelled rally collapses

The cryptocurrency is now down around 40 per cent from its record of almost $65,000 set in April

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Elon Musk’s bitcoin concerns sink crypto-linked stocks

Bitcoin plunged as much as 15 per cent, sinking to as low as $46,045, before trimming the decline

Saudi Arabia considers starting homegrown electric-car maker

The project is linked to existing plans to build up automotive infrastructure in the country

Tesla with ‘no one’ driving crashes in Texas, killing two

One victim was found in the front passenger seat of a 2019 Model S and the other was in the rear

Bitcoin rallies to all-time high as traders eye Coinbase listing

The token rose as much as 4.3 per cent to $62,531

Bitcoin hits another record and leaves other asset classes trailing

Bitcoin is up about 1,000 per cent in the past year amid signs of increasing institutional interest as well as speculative demand

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Lucid Motors agrees to go public with $24bn valuation

Lucid will now start production of its debut EV, a luxury sedan called the Air, in the second half of this year

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Phi Trends: Cleantech – ideology or opportunity?

The focus on sustainability means that cleantech offers strong potential for growth, states entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash, who shares his market perspective in this monthly column

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The rise of electric mobility in the Middle East – time to make the switch?

The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook 2020 report found that sales of electric vehicles topped 2.1 million globally in 2019