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A worker safety advocacy group says that injuries at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif.-based plant are much higher than the industry average. The findings by Worksafe looked at the years 2014 and 2015, with a preliminary study of 2016 data finding injury reports to be on a similar track. The advocacy group studied reports filed the federal […]

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The California Air Resources Board this week issued a letter to Volkswagen Group asking it to provide more details on the zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure it plans to implement across the United States between 2018 and 2020. CARB’s concern is over VW’s $800 million commitment to California to build out ZEV-related investments over 10 years […]

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Specifications for the upcoming Tesla Model 3 sedan have been unveiled through a leaked product sheet from an apparent inside source. The product sheet (below), which was posted on Model 3 Owners Club forum, compares the Model 3’s performance parameters and features with those of the Model S. The base Model 3’s range will sit at 215 […]

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Consumer Reports has raised Tesla’s safety scores but expects to see improvements made at highway speeds. The product review magazine has restored some of the points taken away in April from the Tesla Model S and Model X over the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system being removed as a standard feature on these vehicles in […]

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VW apprentices have created the first electrified Volkswagen GTI. Called the Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade, it combines a 404-horsepower gasoline engine driving the front wheels with a 48-volt electric motor powering the rear. The electric motor has a maximum output of 16 hp and the two drive systems can be used separately or together. […]

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Chinese tech company LeEco is cutting back its presence in the U.S., but its Faraday Future subsidiary says it’s not feeling the impact. LeEco is laying off most of its U.S. workforce – 325 employees, about 70 percent, with a lack of corporate funding cited as the reason. The company, with its video streaming and […]

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The costs of purchasing and running an electric vehicle may shrink to become even with the cost of running a standard internal combustion vehicle by as early as next year. According to research conducted by Swiss investment bank UBS, an increase in consumer demand for electric vehicles could have a significant effect on the costs […]

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A new report by environmental and labor groups applauds U.S. jobs coming from building clean, fuel-efficient vehicles – and recommends staying the course on tough emission and mpg standards. Clean vehicle technology is supporting 288,000 manufacturing and engineering jobs in the U.S. economy, says the study by Natural Resources Defense Council and the BlueGreen Alliance. […]

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German prosecutors have raided Daimler’s offices in Germany. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is under investigation for possible fraud related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas aftertreatment in its diesel cars. Reuters reports the Stuttgart prosecutor’s office said 23 prosecutors and around 230 employees, including police and state criminal authorities, were involved […]

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A new survey of drivers in the U.S. and Europe found that tech giants and traditional automakers are more trusted than Uber and Tesla to bring autonomous vehicles to roads. Connected car service company Inrix conducted a survey with 5,054 drivers in the U.S, France, Germany, Italy, and U.K., to gauge their usage of connected […]

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