Tesla today announced that CFO Jason Wheeler has decided to leave the company in April to pursue opportunities in public policy. Jason will be replaced by Deepak Ahuja, who was Tesla’s first CFO and worked for the company for more than seven years before stepping away in 2015. Deepak will formally take over as CFO in early March, with Jason remaining at Tesla through early April to ensure a smooth transition.
We would like to welcome Chris Lattner, who will join Tesla as our Vice President of Autopilot Software. Chris’s reputation for engineering excellence is well known. He comes to Tesla after 11 years at Apple where he was primarily responsible for creating Swift, the programming language for building apps on Apple platforms and one of the fastest growing languages for doing so on Linux. Prior to Apple, Chris was lead author of the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure, an open source umbrella project that is widely used in commercial products and academic research today.
Tesla與Panasonic在本周達成最終協議，將會在美國紐約州水牛城工廠開始生產太陽能光伏(PV)電池及模組。這些高效能太陽能光伏電池及模組會用於生產非太陽能屋頂(non-solar roof)的太陽能電池板。 而當太陽能屋頂(Solar roof)正式投入量產時，Tesla亦會應用Panasonic電池於未來數款將會生產的太陽能玻璃屋頂產品中。上述的太陽能產品都可以與Tesla的Powerwall和Powerpack等能源儲存產品流暢相容使用。首批太陽能光伏模組會在2017年夏天開始量產；而至2019年，模組的產量更將會增長至1兆瓦。
Tesla’s shareholders have overwhelmingly approved our acquisition of SolarCity. Excluding the votes of Elon and other affiliated shareholders, more than 85% of shares voted were cast in favor of the acquisition. With SolarCity’s shareholders also having approved the acquisition, the transaction will be completed in the coming days.