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Tesla is seeking cash from suppliers, Wall Street Journal reports

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Tue, 07/24/2018 - 6:39pm

Tesla has asked some of its suppliers to refund a portion of what the automaker has already spent to help it become profitable, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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California and New York City: We’ll buy more electric cars. How about you?

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Thu, 07/12/2018 - 6:49pm

A coalition of states, cities and businesses determined to fight climate change announced a campaign Tuesday to buy more zero-emission vehicles for their own fleets and persuade others to do the same.

Coalition members, which include the state of California and the city of New York, also called upon automakers to develop an “endgame” for cars burning fossil fuels and commit to ensuring that a set proportion of the cars they sell in 2025 produce no emissions.

“The auto industry knows this is a global trend and many are racing to be part of it,” said Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, which runs most of the state’s climate programs, in a statement. “Companies that fail to adapt do so at their peril.”

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Tesla's China factory: Will it ever be built?

Published: 
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 6:41pm

Elon Musk in 2015 told the Chinese news media that Tesla might begin producing cars at a new China manufacturing plant “within three years.”

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Why is Tesla fighting a rule that would force electric-car manufacturers to treat their workers well?

Published: 
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:18pm

A new California rule saying that state rebates for electric cars can go only to manufacturers certified as being “fair and responsible” in their treatment of workers has put Tesla, the state’s only major EV maker, in a tough position.

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Santa Monica proposes tougher rules for Bird and other scooter rental companies

Published: 
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:32pm

When the electric scooters descended on Santa Monica in September, the city wasn’t prepared.