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Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Scouts for Cybertruck Plant Location in Central US

Tesla Cybertruck Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., in November. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. will build its in-development Cybertruck at a new plant in the U.S., CEO Elon Musk tweeted, likely triggering a state-by-state competition similar to one he set off six years ago.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
March 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

GM Shows 13 EVs in Bid to Match Tesla

GM's all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium, on the GM Tech Center campus GM's all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium, on the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Mich., on March 4, 2020. (Steve Fecht/General Motors via Associated Press)

DETROIT — General Motors, trying to refashion itself as a futuristic company with technology to compete against Tesla, rolled out plans March 4 for 13 new electric vehicles during the next five years.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Panasonic Scraps Solar Panels Partnership With Tesla

Men silhouetted against Panasonic sign Jae C. Hong/AP

TOKYO — Panasonic is pulling out of its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York state, the Japanese electronics maker said Feb. 26.

February 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NTSB Critical of Tesla, Apple in Probe of 2018 Crash

NTSB Board hearing to investigate a 2018 fatal Tesla crash NTSB board hearing on Feb. 25, 2020 via ntsb.windrosemedia.com

The 2018 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. SUV, in which an Apple Inc. employee was playing a game on his company-issued phone and the car veered into a divider, highlights the “misuses of technology,” a U.S. investigator said Feb. 25.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla to Face Fresh Autopilot Scrutiny After Company Snubs NTSB

Tesla dashboard Tesla dashboard by Christopher Godney/Bloomberg News

The National Transportation Safety Board on Feb. 25 will convene its second hearing on a fatal crash involving Tesla Inc.’s automated driver-assist technology, even though the pioneering automaker hasn’t filed formal responses to recommendations stemming from the first one more than two years ago.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
February 24, 2020
Business, Technology

Tesla Doubles Value on EV Dominance

Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck in California in November 2019. Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck in California in November 2019. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press)

As Tesla observers try to understand how and why the stock already has doubled this year, analysts and Musk’s own rivals are second-guessing the notion that the Model 3 maker will be caught anytime soon.

February 4, 2020
Business, Autonomous

GM’s Super Cruise to Join Tesla’s Autopilot in the Passing Lane

Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The race for first place in hands-free driving will intensify later this year when General Motors Co. begins selling an advanced version of its Super Cruise system.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Tesla Clears Road for Rivian, Others to Sell EVs in Michigan Without Dealers

Tesla vehicles stand at a Tesla Surpercharger station in California in October 2019. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s legal victory to sell its electric vehicles in Michigan without dealers could clear a path for other carmakers to follow.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Autonomous

Tesla Criticizes Acceleration Petition Filed to NHTSA

An aerial photograph taken above the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., in October 2019. Tesla Inc. has pushed back against a petition filed with NHTSA alleging a defect that can cause unintended acceleration in its vehicles.

Tesla Inc. fired back against a petition filed with U.S. regulators, saying in a blog post Jan. 20 that it’s “completely false and was brought by a Tesla short seller.”

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Reviews Claims of Unintended Acceleration in Teslas

Tesla A Tesla Model S. (Tesla)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is evaluating allegations that Tesla Inc. vehicles contain a defect that can cause sudden unintended acceleration, according to a notice posted on the agency’s website.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 17, 2020

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