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Elon Musk goes 'absolutely hard core' in another round of layoffs at Tesla

Elon Musk goes 'absolutely hard core' in another round of layoffs at Tesla

Just two weeks after starting layoffs of at least 14,000 employees, Tesla is now reportedly laying off hundreds more — including top executives and the majority of its Supercharger team.

According to an email first reported by the information And then ElectricRebecca Tinucci, the automaker's senior director of electric vehicle charging, will leave the company on Tuesday, along with most of the 500-person team she oversaw. Tesla's new vehicle program head, Daniel Hu, is also out with his team. These cuts come in addition to a recent 10% workforce reduction, and Musk's email leaves room for more.

In the email sent to executives last night, Musk said he wanted Tesla to be “very aggressive” on cuts, and that employees working under executives who “clearly don't pass the excellent, necessary, trustworthy test” would be… Also out of service. Of function. While the full scope of these new layoffs is unclear, Bloomberg I previously reported that Tesla's overall headcount reduction that began earlier this month may be coming to an end Up to 20 percent of its workforce, or more than 20 thousand employees.

Tinucci was specifically responsible for launching the Tesla Supercharger network during her six years at the company, including efforts to get other companies to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) developed by Tesla. Musk says in his email that Tesla will continue to build new Superchargers and complete those already under construction.

Others affected by the new layoffs include Daniel Ho, a ten-year Tesla veteran who served as director of vehicle programs and new product initiatives, and program manager for the Model S, 3, and Y vehicles. Most of the public policy team led by former head of policy and business development Rohan Patel (who left the company during the previous wave of layoffs) has also been let go.

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