The Daily

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp

https://www.nytimes.com/the-daily

subscribe
share






How Tesla Planted the Seeds for Its Own Potential Downfall


When Elon Musk set up Tesla’s factory in China, he made a bet that brought him cheap parts and capable workers — a bet that made him ultrarich and saved his company.

Mara Hvistendahl, an investigative reporter for The Times, explains why, now, that lifeline may have given China the tools to beat Tesla at its own game. 

Guest: Mara Hvistendahl, an investigative reporter for The New York Times.

Background reading: 

  • A pivot to China saved Elon Musk. It also bound him to Beijing.
  • Mr. Musk helped create the Chinese electric vehicle industry. But he is now facing challenges there as well as scrutiny in the West over his reliance on China.

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.


fyyd: Podcast Search Engine
share








 April 9, 2024  30m