What’s Up, Elon: Tesla Fined $29,365 for Tent Safety Hazards in Model 3, Stephen King Owns a Tesla and More

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Nexter.org tells about the most interesting things and events that happened with Elon during the last seven days.

Turns out, Stephen King owns a Tesla

On Sunday, Stephen King tweeted to , telling him that he’s “sort of liking” Tesla’s silly “Fart” app.

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While King didn’t outright say he owned a Tesla, it’s quite possible that he does, especially since Musk replied and thanked him for “owning a Tesla.”

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As far as we know, this could be two famous men just chatting on Twitter or it could be good old paid-for advertising, but it’s still notable.

Fremont police replaced an old Dodge Charger with a Tesla cop car

The police department in Fremont, Calif., the same Fremont where the Tesla factory is, just bought a used Tesla Model S 85 to replace a retiring Dodge Charger. The car has been fitted with all the standard cop-spec accessories and will soon go on duty as part of a pilot program to see if a Tesla is up to the task of police work.

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You might remember that the LAPD conducted its own “pilot program” for running Model S cop cars a few years ago, which sort of quietly petered out. More recently, local news figured out that Los Angeles’ electric cars weren’t getting a lot of mileage.

SpaceX’s broken Starship rocket prototype to take ‘weeks to repair’

has said that it will take “a few weeks” to repair the company’s Starship rocket prototype, which collapsed yesterday morning in strong winds.

The stainless steel “hopper” craft is designed for “takeoff and landing tests” and had only just been revealed by Musk on social media earlier this month, CNet reports.

A new view tonight. SpaceX suffered the loss of their star Hoppers nose cone in early morning storm.

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But Maria Pointer, a resident near the company’s Starship assembly site in Boca Chica Village, Texas, posted images on social media that revealed that the top section of the vehicle had separated from the rest of the rocket in the gusty conditions.

Tesla fined $29,365 for safety hazards in Model 3 production tent

Tesla has been fined $29,365 for violating California labor laws in the parking lot tent where Model 3s are assembled. California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) recorded six violations between June 2018 (when the tent was erected) and December 2018, according to Business Insider.

Tesla failed to obtain a permit before building the tent, and failed to inspect it for potential safety hazards, according to Cal-OSHA. The company also failed to cover a hole in the floor that measured 22 inches wide, 14 inches long, and eight inches deep.


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