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Tesla firing nearly entire Supercharger team

Elon Musk has upended a deal the White House saluted early last year to open Tesla Inc.’s electric vehicle (EV) chargers to other automakers, dealing a blow to President Joe Biden’s EV agenda.

Musk decided in the last week to eliminate almost the entire Supercharger team at Tesla, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News on Tuesday.

[Bloomberg]
 
Tesla's Supercharger team is next to get the axe

The Tesla rollercoaster party keeps going. After a massive round of layoffs, which saw over 10% of its workforce cut, more job losses are rocking the company. Shockingly, Tesla's entire Supercharger team and other long-time executives have been eliminated, leading to whispers about the company's future direction.

Significant figures have left Tesla in recent layoffs. Drew Baglino, who led the 4680 cell project and had been with the company for 18 years, was among the departures. Rebecca Tinnuci, the head of the Supercharging team, who was responsible for negotiating the widespread adoption of the NACS plug standard across the EV industry, is also gone. These losses may raise serious questions about Tesla's commitment to innovation and charging infrastructure.

Daniel Ho, who oversaw the Model S, Model 3, and Model Y programs, is also out, signaling trouble in Tesla's new product development. Even Rohan Patel, who headed policy and business development, left at a critical time when Tesla faced legislative challenges and changing government support for EVs.


 
Tesla's Supercharger team is next to get the axe

The Tesla rollercoaster party keeps going. After a massive round of layoffs, which saw over 10% of its workforce cut, more job losses are rocking the company. Shockingly, Tesla's entire Supercharger team and other long-time executives have been eliminated, leading to whispers about the company's future direction.

Significant figures have left Tesla in recent layoffs. Drew Baglino, who led the 4680 cell project and had been with the company for 18 years, was among the departures. Rebecca Tinnuci, the head of the Supercharging team, who was responsible for negotiating the widespread adoption of the NACS plug standard across the EV industry, is also gone. These losses may raise serious questions about Tesla's commitment to innovation and charging infrastructure.

Daniel Ho, who oversaw the Model S, Model 3, and Model Y programs, is also out, signaling trouble in Tesla's new product development. Even Rohan Patel, who headed policy and business development, left at a critical time when Tesla faced legislative challenges and changing government support for EVs.


They will be leaving having made $millions.
 
Tesla’s Supercharger staff wipeout deals heavy blow to Biden plan
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Elon Musk does not support Joseph "four-more-years (pause, pause)" Biden

I wonder if this is related to Biden not providing subsidies to Tesla for SC as Tesla use the NACS standard and not the CCS connector (you require CCS to receive subsidy)

On X there are posts indicating that some staff will be hired back.


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Time for the other EV manufacturers to pick up the slack, no?
 
Why does this affect Bidens plans?
According to Biden Tesla does not exist and is not an electric car company.
 
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