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GM bets on Brazil with millions of cheap cars developed for China

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:45:00 EDT

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(image) General Motors is planning for long-term profitability in South America built on the back of draconian cost cutting during Brazil's recession and the same low-cost vehicles it is developing for Chinese consumers, which are due to hit dealerships in 2019.

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GM Korea drops bankruptcy plan after last-minute wage deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:38:00 EDT

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(image) General Motors' South Korean unit dropped a plan to consider filing for bankruptcy after winning concessions on pay, bonuses and benefits from its labor union in a tentative deal reached on Monday.

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Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla's troubles with media reports on working conditions and union organizing took a hard right turn on Monday. In response to Reveal's report on Tesla's workplace safety, the auto manufacturer accused the Pulitzer-finalist of being "an extremist organization working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla."

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GM Korea delays vote on bankruptcy protection to Monday as talks fail

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:00 EDT

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(image) General Motors' South Korean unit delayed a decision to file for bankruptcy protection until Monday afternoon, after the automaker failed to reach a wage deal with its labor union in time to meet a Friday deadline.

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Tesla Model 3 production to run 24 hours, trying to overshoot June goal

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:00:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla will attempt to ramp up production to 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June to reach its weekly goal of 5,000 and allow for a margin of error, Electrek reported, citing a letter to employees from Chief Executive Elon Musk.

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Does Elon dream of electric robots?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:02:00 EDT

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(image) Elon Musk is not using one of those tarps that cover coils of aluminum delivered to the Tesla stamping facility as his blanket. Nor is he resting his head on a pillow made from absorbent mats used to deal with factory spills. At least it is unlikely.

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China says it's scrapping ownership limits on foreign automakers

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:45:00 EDT

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(image) China is scrapping a limit on foreign ownership of automotive ventures, representing a major shift from policy in place for more than two decades, even as trade tensions simmer between Washington and Beijing.

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Tesla Model 3 production shuts down, stirs up new concerns

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:00:00 EDT

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(image) esla has temporarily suspended its Model 3 assembly line in what the company said on Monday was a planned production pause, as the automaker continues to face challenges ramping up its new sedan.

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Elon Musk agrees robot glut slowed Model 3 production

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:10:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla's affordable Model 3 has been trapped in development hell for what seems like ages now, and in an interview with CBS's Gayle King, CEO Elon Musk offered a little more insight into how the production process has fallen short. While escorting King through the company's Fremont, California-based factory, Musk conceded that Tesla might've been too many robots involved in its car production process and that the company would benefit from having more humans on the line. And when King opined out

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Jaguar Land Rover to cut output and jobs due to Brexit, diesel slump

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:40:00 EDT

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(image) Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in sales caused by uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy, a source told Reuters.

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Ford to ramp up Lincoln rollout in China in bid to catch rivals

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:05:00 EDT

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(image) DETROIT/BEIJING — Ford Motor Co's premium Lincoln brand plans to build as many as five new vehicles in China by 2022, according to two U.S. sources, in a move to expand sales in the world's largest vehicle market that would also blunt the impact of trade U.S.-China trade spats.

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Tesla targets November 2019 for start of Model Y production

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla Inc is targeting November 2019 as the start of production for its Model Y sport utility vehicle, with production in China to begin two years later, two sources told Reuters this week, shedding some light on the electric vehicle maker's next project that could tax its resources and capacity.

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Tesla reports official Model 3 numbers, says no need to raise capital

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:17:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla quashed any speculation it might need to raise more capital this year on Tuesday, driving the company's battered shares higher as it announced it built 2,020 of its Model 3 sedans in the last seven days of March.

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Tesla Model 3 reportedly misses target as Musk takes charge of production

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla will reportedly fall short of its 2,500-per-week target for production of the crucial Model 3 sedan when it reports its numbers this week, but the news isn't entirely bad.

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Tesla stock falls another 5 percent ahead of Model 3 production report

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:05:00 EDT

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(image) Shares of Tesla fell 5 percent in premarket trading on Monday ahead of the electric car maker's announcement of quarterly production numbers for its crucial Model 3 sedan.

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Tesla Model 3 production ‘going to be worse before it gets better’

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EDT

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(image) Gene Munster, an analyst from Loup Ventures, said on Bloomberg that Tesla is "probably going to miss" its Model 3 production targets this quarter, but that the news won't be a surprise to investors. "It's going to be worse before it gets better," he said. Munster told Bloomberg that he predicts that Tesla will be able to churn out between 1,500 and 2,000 Model 3s per week, falling far short of the company's goal of 2,500 per week.

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Ford and Mahindra will develop an SUV and electric car together

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:40:00 EDT

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(image) Ford has announced that it will co-develop an SUV with Mahindra, the Indian manufacturer of tractors, EVs, and most importantly for this story, trucks. The new SUV will use a Mahindra platform, and it's implied that Ford will do the heavy lifting on the rest of the vehicle. The two companies will also develop an electric vehicle, perhaps with input or branding with Mahindra's Pininfarina subsidiary.

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BMW raided by police, denies ‘targeted’ diesel emissions cheating

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:00:00 EDT

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(image) BMW's headquarters were raided on Tuesday by German prosecutors investigating the suspected use of illegal emissions control software capable of manipulating exhaust levels.

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Ford reportedly interested in Detroit’s infamous abandoned train depot

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:40:00 EDT

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(image) Ford Motor Co. is reportedly in discussions to purchase one of the largest, most well-known eyesores in Detroit as part of a bid to move more staff into the city from its headquarters in neighboring Dearborn and attract young talent to the company.

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VW to import a new China-origin compact crossover to U.S.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:35:00 EDT

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(image) Volkswagen is about to introduce a new compact crossover that will slot underneath the Tiguan, and it won't be sold in Europe. Using the MQB platform, Volkswagen will start building the "Volks-SUV," as it's nicknamed in-house, in China first.

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Tesla employees report flawed parts are causing Model 3 delays

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:30:00 EDT

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(image) Days after it was announced that Tesla Model 3 production was halted in February, CNBC reports that the automaker is churning out a significant number of flawed parts leading to reworking and remanufacturing. This was causing significant delays on a car that's already behind the schedule Tesla CEO Elon Musk initially touted. This same facility builds the Tesla Model S and Model X.

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