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BMW opens third EV plant in China as it ramps up challenge to Tesla

German automaker BMW is ramping up production of electric vehicles in China as it looks to catch up with leaders Tesla and domestic rivals like BYD. The new plant in Shenyang is BMW’s third in China and brings its annual production capacity in the country to 830,000 cars. Anadolu Agency …

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Nio car falls from third floor parking lot in Shanghai, killing two

Employees stand next to a ET7 sedan at a NIO Inc. dealership in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images A test car made by Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio fell out of a third-floor parking lot of a building in Shanghai, killing two people, the company said in a Weibo post on Thursday. The incident happened at around 5:20 p.m. Beijing time on Wednesday. One …

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Musk says Tesla Berlin and Austin factories losing billions of dollars

“The past two years have been an absolutely nightmare of supply chain disruptions, one thing after another, and we are not out of it yet,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said. Patrick T. Fallon | Reuters Tesla’s newest car factories in Texas and Berlin are losing “billions of dollars right now” …

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Chinese EV maker launches Tesla SUV rival

Nio’s ES7 sports utility vehicle adds another competitor to Tesla’s Model X and Model Y in China. Nio Nio on Wednesday launched the ES7 sports utility vehicle as competition with Tesla intensifies in China. The ES7 adds another competitor to Tesla’s Model Y and Model X in China as the competition in the electric SUV space ramps up. …

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Tesla fires Singapore country manager after Elon Musk warns of job cuts

Christopher Bousigues, the Singapore country manager from Tesla, said that his role has been cut as part of a global reduction in the electric carmaker’s workforce. Bousigues said he was responsible for launching the Model Y in Singapore. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla has laid off its …

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Goodbye gasoline cars? EU lawmakers vote to ban new sales from 2035

Traffic in Paris, France, on May 12, 2020. The European Parliament now supports the European Commission’s goal of a 100% cut in emissions from new passenger cars and vans by 2035. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images European lawmakers have voted to ban the sale of new diesel and …

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Cruise gets green light for commercial robotaxis in San Francisco

Kyle Vogt, co-founder, president and chief technology officer for Cruise Automation Inc., speaks as he stands next to the Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle during a reveal event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Autonomous vehicle venture Cruise, …

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Renault says electric-hydrogen concept will have 497-mile range

Details of Renault’s Scénic Vision concept car were presented to the public on May 19, 2022. The firm’s idea of developing a passenger vehicle that uses hydrogen technology is not unique. Benjamin Girette | Bloomberg | Getty Images Renault has released details of an electric-hydrogen hybrid concept car, with the …

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After the ‘hippie’ bus and Beetle, VW makes eyes at America once again

As Volkswagen looks to resurrect the Scout brand in the United States, CEO Herbert Diess has shed light on the decision, saying it represents an opportunity for the German auto giant to “become much more American.”  VW announced plans to re-launch the Scout as a fully-electric pick-up and “rugged” SUV …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismisses hydrogen as tool for energy storage

Elon Musk has a history of expressing strong opinions about hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cells. A few years ago, when the subject came up during a discussion with reporters at the Automotive News World Congress, the electric vehicle magnate described hydrogen fuel cells as “extremely silly.” Jim Watson | AFP …

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