Tesla Semi goes on its first production cargo trip, transporting battery packs


"Do you think the US & China should have equal & fair rules for cars?", Musk tweeted.

Baillie Gifford & Co. and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. - firms which own a combined 14 percent worth of Tesla shares - have both announced their support for Musk's proposed 10-year compensation plan.

In a series of tweets aimed at the president, Musk said he was "against import duties in general, but the current rules make things very hard".

Musk gave an example of this noting that a auto produced in the United States and imported into China pays a 25 percent import tax but that China only pays a 2.5 percent import tax when sending their cars to the U.S.

On Twitter, Musk complained this was unfair since there are "five 100 [percent] China-owned EV auto companies in the USA", (presumably referring to startups like NIO, Faraday Future, SF Motors, and Byton).

"We raised this with the prior administration and nothing happened", Musk wrote.

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Trump did not immediately respond to Musk's flurry of tweets. The tweets came as Trump prepared to make an announcement on tariffs for imported steel and aluminum. On Thursday afternoon, Trump signed two proclamations that implement tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, but exempt Canada and Mexico. But, President Trump urged that the United States must "act soon" to increase tariffs. The President did not specify which goods would be involved, and did not provide details, other than mentioning China and India, and saying of the reciprocal taxes, "We're going to be doing a lot of that". First, he explained to the president how the United States places a 2.5 percent tariff on cars imported to the U.S. from China, while China places a 25 percent tariff on USA imports.

"We're changing things", Trump added.

Inverse pointed out this is the first time since Tesla unveiled the Semi late a year ago we've glimpsed the vehicle with an attached trailer.

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholders Services said on Thursday Tesla Inc TSLA.O shareholders should vote against a proposal for a $2.6 billion performance-based stock option grant for Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk. He made a pointed nod toward the launch last month of Musk's SpaceX Falcon Heavy rockets, whose boosters returned to launch pads in order to be reused.

Trump gushed about the spectacle to reporters on Thursday. "To me, that was more wonderful than watching the rocket go up, because I've never seen that before. They came back without wings or without anything, they landed so beautifully", Trump said.