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Unfortunately, the Raptor production crisis is much worse

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in an email to his company's employees asked them to work over the weekend on SpaceX's Raptor engine as the company faces "genuine risk of bankruptcy" unless it speeds up the production.

In the email, Musk revealed that the company faces a "genuine risk of bankruptcy" if production does not increase to support a high flight rate of the company's new Starship rocket next year, reports The Verge.

"Unfortunately, the Raptor production crisis is much worse than it had seemed a few weeks ago," Musk reportedly wrote.

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Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company Tesla's app server went down this week, leading to a worldwide app outage that left owners unable to connect to their cars.

Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company Tesla's app server went down this week, leading to a worldwide app outage that left owners unable to connect to their cars. For those who have been mostly dependent on their phones instead of their keycards, that means being locked out of their vehicles, reports Engadget. Electrek first reported the issue after receiving complaints from Tesla owners on Friday night, and for a while, it seemed like the problem only affected drivers in North America.

But then, an owner from Seoul, South Korea tweeted at Musk about getting a server error on their app, to which the Tesla CEO replied that he is "checking" it out. Other tweets show owners calling for roadside assistance and delaying their plans for the night. The outage came shortly after the automaker rolled out an update to its application, which Electrek said includes a feature that Tesla had issues implementing. Being locked out of vehicles could be an ongoing problem as automakers move to cloud services and increase reliance on smartphone apps, the report said. (IANS/ MBI)


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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it is "totally cool" if his employees listen to music at work as long as the colleagues around them are happy with their music choices.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it is "totally cool" if his employees listen to music at work as long as the colleagues around them are happy with their music choices. CNBC reported that they have obtained a pair of e-mails Musk sent to Tesla employees in the first week of October, where he expressed his views about listening to music at the workplace.

"An associate just sent me a note asking if we could have one earbud for music so the other ear can listen for safety-related issues. That sounds fine to me," Musk said in the letter. "Also, ambient music from speakers is also totally cool so long as there is reasonable agreement among your colleagues as to the music choices," he added.

According to the report, Musk is known for his spontaneous mass communication, from rants on Twitter to "everybody" e-mails he sends to all employees at his electric vehicle company. The first one said listening to music at work with one earbud out to listen for safety-related issues was OK.A The second, harsher email reminded employees there are only three options when Musk sends directions -- explain why he's wrong, request further clarification or execute. At the time, Tesla had just announced record third-quarter deliveries despite supply chain pressures, most notably a chip shortage. (IANS/ MBI)


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Elon Musk's electric vehicle company Tesla has pushed the delivery timeline for the new Model S and Model X orders all the way to 2023 for the cheapest version.

Elon Musk's electric vehicle company Tesla has pushed the delivery timeline for the new Model S and Model X orders all the way to 2023 for the cheapest version. According to the auto-tech website Electrek, the reason behind this is because the gap between demand and supply appears to be widening.

In an update to its online configurator, Tesla has pushed the delivery timeline of both Model S Long Range and Model X Long Range to "March 2023". That's with the base 19-inch wheels, which makes it the cheapest version of the flagship sedan, the report said.

For the Model S, the bigger 21-inch Arachnid wheels increase the price by $4,500. Even with those wheels, you do not get the vehicle that much faster, with a 'November 2022' delivery timeline. Model X is on the same delivery timeline for the Long Range version, which Tesla only recently started to deliver with the refreshed version, after the electric SUV was out of production for almost a year.

Supply chain issues and increasing demand for electric vehicles are coming simultaneously, creating long delivery timelines across the industry. Tesla is one of the rare automakers that has been able to ramp up deliveries during these industry-wide supply chain issues, but its delivery timelines have also been slipping. (IANS/ MBI)


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