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First Drive: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition

First Drive: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition

After an unexpectedly long wait, Chevrolet finally brings the retail version of its new, all-electric pickup to market with the arrival of the 2024 Silverado EV RST. The initial First Edition package is loaded with an array of features that should  grab potential buyers’ attention. It’s now the longest-range EV pickup on the market at up to 440 miles per charge, and delivers up to 750 hp in WOW mode. It’s also targeted at those with deep pockets – until later, more affordable trims arrive. Here’s our review of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition.

Musk’s Antics Could Cost Him $56 Billion Pay Package

Musk’s Antics Could Cost Him $56 Billion Pay Package

Elon Musk’s increasingly mercurial behavior is having a substantial impact on the Texas-based EV maker. But it may also have a serious impact on the Tesla CEO himself as shareholder resistance grows to the $50 billion pay package the automaker wants to give Musk. A key investor, and former Musk “fanboy,” voting no.

Chinese EV Imports Pose “An Extinction Level Event”

Chinese EV Imports Pose “An Extinction Level Event”

President Joe Biden raised tariffs on an assortment of Chinese-made goods, including the battery-electric vehicles manufacturers like BYD, Geely and Great Wall have been hoping to start selling in the U.S. The threat of these inexpensive EVs – some starting at barely $10,000 – has sent shivers through the American auto industry, one trade group warning their arrival poses an “extinction-level event.” Headlight.News explains why.

Musk Appears to Reverse Course on Tesla Supercharger Cuts

Musk Appears to Reverse Course on Tesla Supercharger Cuts

Just days after firing the head of Tesla’s Supercharger operations – and dismissing her entire 500-person staff – CEO Elon Musk appeared to reverse course, announcing on his social media site X that the automaker still will invest “well over” $500 million on “new sites and expansions” of the public charging system. The apparent turnaround comes as Tesla comes under increasing pressure from Tesla investors, analysts, owners and other automakers who have done deals to gain access to the Supercharger network for their own EV customers.

Fed Probe of Tesla Autopilot, FSD Raises Securities, Wire Fraud Concerns

Fed Probe of Tesla Autopilot, FSD Raises Securities, Wire Fraud Concerns

Tesla now faces a criminal probe, federal prosecutors raising questions about the way the automaker has promoted its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving technology which – despite what Tesla and CEO Elon Musk have implied to investors and consumers – are not capable of being driven hands-free.

Still More Layoffs at Tesla

Still More Layoffs at Tesla

Tesla launched yet another round of layoffs this week as CEO Elon Musk struggles to compensate for slowing sales and a 55% drop in first-quarter earnings. The latest cuts mean Tesla will see total U.S. employment drop as much as 20%, according to one report, with some departments, including its Supercharger operations, eliminated entirely.

Cadillac Likely Won’t Be All-Electric by 2030

Cadillac Likely Won’t Be All-Electric by 2030

Cadillac has backed away from its plan to offer “an all-electric portfolio by 2030,” the luxury brand’s global boss acknowledged Wednesday. While that could yet happen, said General Motors Vice President John Roth, Caddy is likely to continue offering vehicles using internal combustion engines well into the next decade.

Major New Layoffs Take Steam out of Tesla Stock Rebound

Major New Layoffs Take Steam out of Tesla Stock Rebound

It was looking to be a very good week for Tesla, news of a weekend deal with the Chinese government sending the EV maker’s stock soaring. But that’s so yesterday in the 24-hour news cycle. And word that CEO Elon Musk has dismissed two key executives – with their entire staff set to follow – took the steam out of Tesla’s nascent stock rebound.