French car plants are only just starting to rev up production after the coronavirus lockdown, which hit the auto sector badly,
Environmental activists are up against Tesla and the law as they try and stop the march of capitalism on their environment.
The step amounts to a victory for electric cars that if copied globally could hit the wealth of oil producers, as well as transform the car industry and one of the icons of 20th Century capitalism: the automobile itself.
The $110 million bet on the five-year-old technology firm comes as some manufacturers abandon Britain because of uncertainties about how it will trade with EU nations once it leaves the bloc this month.
Musk has transformed Tesla from a niche car maker with production problems into the global leader in electric vehicles, with US and Chinese factories
"If today Libya becomes like Syria, then the turn will come for the other countries in the region," Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu cautions in governing AK Party's consultation meeting.
President Erdogan tests the country's first fully homebred electric SUV, which will be on the market by 2022.
Dutch adventurer Wiebe Wakker's aim was to promote a carbon-free future by traveling over 95,000 kilometers across the world over a period of 1,119 days in his converted electric Volkswagen Golf.
Tesla said a "supermajority" of shareholders rejected a proposal to force Musk to step down as Tesla's chairman, a position he has held since 2004.
BMW however said currency effects slowed both its turnover and operating profit, arguing sales would otherwise have remained around the same level as last year.
The country's economy minister has warned that carmakers in Europe's powerhouse economy needed to invest billions in electric car technology to avoid losing out to Asian competitors.
Turkey's president and Musk, the CEO of electric car giant Tesla, also discussed the launch of Turksat 5A-5B satellites into space.
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