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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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Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:19:00 EDT

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(image) Porsche's head of powertrain development has been arrested by German police in the sweeping investigation of diesel emissions violations by parent company Volkswagen Group, sources told German media outlets.

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VW's Electrify America to install EV chargers at Walmart stores

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:45:00 EDT

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(image) Volkswagen AG unit Electrify America will install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 100 Walmart store locations in 34 U.S. states by mid-2019 as part of Electrify's plans to bolster charging infrastructure across the country, the two companies said on Wednesday.

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Chevrolet owners can pay for gas without leaving their cars

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:05:00 EDT

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(image) Chevrolet will introduce a new technology feature that will allow drivers to pay for gas at the pump from inside their vehicles without having to swipe a credit card or use their smartphone.

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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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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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Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:15:00 EDT

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(image) Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over 350 owners, the EVs dropped about 5 percent of their capacity after 50,000 miles, but lose it at a much slower rate after that. If the trend holds, most Tesla vehicles will still have 90 percent capacity after around 300,000 km (185,000 miles), and 80 percent capacity after a whopping 800,000 km (500,000 miles).

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Zellmer: Porsche building 500 fast-chargers in U.S.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:39:00 EDT

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(image) When we talked with folks at Porsche about introducing the Mission E here in the U.S., they acknowledged that charging infrastructure was a challenge the company must face head-on. "We have to work on our charging infrastructure [across] the nation, so that range anxiety — despite the fact that we have a bigger range than 300 miles — is not a barrier," Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Klaus Zellmer told us. Now we know a little more about that plan, as Zellmer told Automo

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VW to introduce autonomous parking in 2020

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:40:00 EDT

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(image) Last year, we brought you news of an automated valet parking system that would allow visitors to the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart to have their cars drop them off and then go park itself autonomously. Now, one of Daimler's German rivals plans to offer similar capabilities. Volkswagen Group, which includes Porsche and Audi, is currently testing autonomous parking at the Hamburg Airport, with plans to put the technology into consumer vehicles beginning in 2020.

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Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:20:00 EDT

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(image) One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

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Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:02:00 EDT

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(image) JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren't officially ready for it, but that support is finally here... more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (built-in or aftermarket), but only if you have a relatively recent Google phone running Oreo -- that means a Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.

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Tesla to be profitable in Q3, Q4 Musk tweets

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:20:00 EDT

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(image) Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday his Tesla Inc company will not need to raise any money this year because the electric car maker will have positive cash flow and be profitable in the third and fourth quarter.

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Volvo introduces its first all-electric truck

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:40:00 EDT

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(image) Volvo has introduced its first all-electric commercial truck. The FL Electric is a 16-ton delivery truck, meant to handle urban distribution and waste management jobs silently and without belching exhaust fumes. As cities limit diesel vehicle usage, electric trucks will continue to have access everywhere they need to go.

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China's solar road will charge cars as they drive

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:30:00 EDT

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(image) In Jinan, China, there's a section of highway over which some 45,000 vehicles drive every day. A company called Qilu Transportation Development Group is converted about two-thirds of a mile of that roadway to generate solar electricity — enough to power the highway lights and 800 homes. Qilu Transportation isn't stopping there, though. Looking forward to a future of electric and autonomous driving, the goal is to make the road smart. Eventually, it will be able to provide more accurate tra

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Toyota group truck maker Hino enters strategic tie-up with VW truck unit

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:20:00 EDT

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(image) Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Ltd and Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH said on Thursday they have agreed to form a strategic tie-up to better compete in the commercial vehicle industry, which is undergoing transformation due to the need for lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities.

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Family of Tesla crash driver hires law firm, questions Autopilot

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:33:00 EDT

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(image) The family of a driver killed in a Tesla car crash has hired law firm Minami Tamaki LLP to explore legal options, the law firm said on Wednesday, adding that the Autopilot feature in the electric carmaker's vehicle probably caused his death.

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New Orleans resident keeps getting speeding tickets for his parked car

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:15:00 EDT

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(image) Speed cameras have dipped below the surface of the news cycle, yet the programs often remain a nuisance. New Orleans resident Donald Schultz provides the latest example of municipal malfeasance: A speed camera has issued at least ten speeding citations since 2011 to the Nissan Frontier that Schultz parks in front of his house. A car doing more than the posted 35-mph limit triggers the camera, located in the median of Canal Boulevard, but the camera reads the stationary Frontier's license plate i

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Chinese EV startup Xiaopeng Motors plans to raise $1.6B this year

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:01:00 EDT

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(image) If you haven't already picked your Chinese-backed electric vehicle startup that plans to challenge Tesla, you've got your work cut out for you. This list keeps growing. If you haven't included Xiaopeng Motors (A.K.A. Xpeng Motors) to your short list, the up-and-comer has 1.6 billion reasons you should.

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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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Uber still believes autonomous vehicles have a future, says CEO

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:03:00 EDT

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(image) Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month.

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