Technology Tesla Made in Germany? So many German companies are already working on the E-cars of Elon Musk
Merkel steps down with legacy dominated by tackling crises
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel will leave office as one of modern Germany's longest-serving leaders and a global diplomatic heavyweight, with a legacy defined by her management of a succession of crises that shook a fragile Europe rather than any grand visions for her own country. In 16 years at the helm of Europe's biggest economy, Merkel did end military conscription, set Germany on course for a future without nuclear and fossil-fueled power, enable the legalization of same-sex marriage, introduce a national minimum wage and benefits encouraging fathers to look after young children, among other things.
The Gigafactory in Brandenburg awakens prior to completion of desires in the German supplier industry. In recent months, these had become increasingly struggling with hard austerity measures, redundancy waves and breaking revenues. Since the project from Elon Musk in Grünheide is just right.
, 41 German "Hidden Champions" are already involved in the production of E cars in addition to large names such as Bosch and Conti. For example, companies such as Stabilus, IFM Electronic, S1nn or Peiker Acustic are already within just under a third of around 3,000 Tesla components - including opening systems for the suitcase and front space, sensor electronics, sound systems, the hands-free facility and even the leather for seat covers and the Fairing. Although the names of the suppliers are hardly known, the average number of employees lies according to "Handelsblatt" at almost 5,000 and sales at 800 million euros.
Elon Musk loves Texas' right-wing "social policies" — at least that's what Greg Abbott says
Elon Musk appears to embrace his inner conservative just as Tesla attempts to corner the market on electric trucks . Pickups are the No. 1 bestselling vehicle type in America, and Tesla's brand-new cybertruck has the potential to be a huge moneymaker for the company if it can capture even a small chunk of the market for truck buyers. It's no coincidence that Musk is embracing Texas, either, given that more than one out of every six pickups sold in the U.S. is bought there. It appears that Musk's canny marketing for the vehicles might be working, too.
Tesla wants to produce 500,000 vehicles a year in Gigafactory 4, in start-up phases, it could beup to 3 million cars. For this purpose, Tesla should set up to 40,000 employees, so Brandenburg's Minister of Economics Jörg Steinbach (SPD). Bosch and Conti supplied Tesla for years
of the chief of suppliers Erlinklinger, Stefan Wolf, supplies Tesla and also praises with it. His company makes body structural components and cockpit cross-beams, have an extra built a work in Fremont, and is "sole supplier for Model 3 and Model Y for the cockpit crosscard in Shanghai". You have "very close relationships with Tesla," he said the "Wirtschaftswoche". Pritt manufacturer Henkel also supplies adhesives for the batteries. ThyssenKrupp is also sharp to other orders in Grünheide. But you are already represented in all "previous volume models of Tesla", according to the steel company to the "Wirtschaftswoche".
3 contrasting candidates seek chancellery in German election
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is seeing its first three-way contest for the chancellery, with the environmentalist Greens joining the country's two traditional big parties in fielding a candidate. Chancellor Angela Merkel said nearly three years ago that she wouldn't seek a fifth four-year term. That set up the first election since West Germany's inaugural vote, in 1949, in which there is no incumbent seeking re-election. The center-left SocialChancellor Angela Merkel said nearly three years ago that she wouldn't seek a fifth four-year term. That set up the first election since West Germany's inaugural vote, in 1949, in which there is no incumbent seeking re-election.
The robotic builder KUKA claims that one was supplier of robotics for the production of Tesla at various locations. Due to customer requirements, however, one can not comment on "current or individual projects".
and the two largest German suppliers, Bosch and Continental, also have been parts for Tesla for years. "Tesla has been a customer of Bosch for several years. The cooperation is therefore already established and very successful ", the company announces. Continental supplies the US car manufacturer with tires, vehicle sensors, access electronics, damping systems, interior components or driver assistance electronics.
Texas Republicans Rejoice as Tesla Ditches California HQ .
Governor Greg Abbott was one of those who praised the decision after previously claiming Musk told him he likes the "social polices" in Texas.Musk made the announcement about the relocation, which had been rumored for several months, during the annual meeting of shareholders in Austin on Thursday.