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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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World’s largest hybrid ship to ferry passengers between UK, France

An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the U.K. and France in the next few years will be the largest hybrid-vessel ever built, according to operator Brittany …

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Electric vehicle raw material costs doubled during pandemic

Workers inspect a Rivian R1T electric vehicle (EV) pickup truck on the assembly line at the company’s manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, US., on Monday, April 11, 2022. Jamie Kelter Davis | Bloomberg | Getty Images Raw material costs for electric vehicles more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according …

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Elon Musk clarifies Tesla layoffs after ex-employees sue company

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Patrick Pleul | AFP | Getty Images Elon Musk has sought to clarify how many Tesla workers will lose their jobs, following the launch of a lawsuit by former employees who claim the automaker breached U.S. labor laws. Speaking at an event hosted by Bloomberg Tuesday, …

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Volvo has started testing trucks with fuel cells powered by hydrogen

According to Volvo Trucks, fuel cells for the vehicles will be provided by cellcentric, a joint venture with Daimler Truck that was established in March 2021. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Volvo Trucks said Monday that it had begun to test vehicles that use “fuel cells powered by …

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Elon Musk had a bad week at Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter

Elon Musk pauses and looks down as he speaks during a press conference at SpaceX’s Starbase facility near Boca Chica Village in South Texas on February 10, 2022. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images In what’s been a particularly eventful year for Elon Musk, this was a decidedly rough …

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SpaceX fires employees after internal letter criticizes CEO Elon Musk

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk participates in a postlaunch news conference inside the Press Site auditorium at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020, following the launch of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station. NASA/Kim Shiflett SpaceX has fired at least five employees involved …

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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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