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Elon Musk Told Workers Tesla ‘Would Allow’ Them To Unionize If He Couldn’t Make Them Safe: NLRB

In a June 2017 meeting with Tesla employees, CEO Elon Musk solicited their complaints about safety issues and promised to address their concerns, so long as they refrained from trying to organize a union, the National Labor Relations Board alleges.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Is Still In Hell With Model 3 Production

Bloomberg is out this morning with a a well-reported, well-sourced deep-dive into Tesla’s ongoing Model 3 production hell, which is worth reading in full. I will highlight a few passages here, though, one revealing an episode of absurdist horror and the other, well, the other is just very, very bleak.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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DHL’s Weird Mix Of Delivery Vans Proves EV Automakers Are Overlooking The Courier Industry

Last year, DHL announced its commitment to net-zero emissions for its logistics operations by 2050, and the company has been slowly making the switch to hybrid and electric vehicles for years. But it’s the odd mix of delivery vans in the company’s fleets that proves automakers have been overlooking the opportunity to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Porsche’s Super-Fast Electric Charging Stations Are Coming

Porsche has rolled out a smart gameplan for the debut of its Misison E all-electric sport car—now unfortunately dubbed the Taycan—by coupling efforts to install super-fast DC chargers at all of its U.S. dealerships with the car’s release. Now, Porsche says it has its first set of 800-volt, 320 kW chargers connected to…Read more… Continue […]

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Tesla’s Alleged Saboteur Is Doubling Down

A former Tesla technician accused by the automaker of stealing reams of confidential data and leaking it to outside sources now has an attorney, and he’s doubling down on his allegation that Tesla made misstatements to investors about placing punctured batteries into Model 3s that were shipped to customers.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Facing New Investigation From California Regulators, As It Builds Cars In A Tent

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has opened a new investigation into Tesla, after receiving a complaint from one of the automaker’s employees at its assembly plant in Fremont, California, a spokesperson confirmed. It’s not immediately clear what the complaint entailed. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Leaker Is ‘Looking Forward To The Lawsuit’ Over Alleged Stolen Documents 

Former Tesla technician Martin Tripp told Jalopnik on Thursday that he’s lawyering up and plans to file a countersuit against the automaker, which accused him on Tuesday of stealing reams of confidential data and making false claims to news outlets. That’s all to say nothing of his heated, headline-grabbing email…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s The Wild Email Exchange Between Tesla’s Alleged ‘Saboteur’ And Elon Musk

Late Wednesday, after Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Gigafactory technician Marty Tripp, the ex-technician shared emails with the Washington Post that highlighted a heated back-and-forth between him and CEO Elon Musk. At first, it seemed like Musk fired off a quick jab before the suit was filed, calling Tripp a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla Sues Ex-Employee For Allegedly Stealing Confidential Data And Lying To Media

After cryptically saying in an email over the weekend that Tesla had been sabotaged by a recently-fired employee, the automaker sued a former technician on Tuesday, alleging he stole reams of confidential data and made false claims to news outlets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Doesn’t Punish You For Wanting An Electric Vehicle

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is quite an achievement. While the entire automotive industry is scrambling to get electric vehicles out by the end of the decade, Jaguar will begin delivering its new EV crossover before the end of this summer with the performance, style and range to challenge Tesla and everyone else. Read more… Continue […]

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The Electric Byton K-Byte Comes With Big Promises And A Huge Dash Screen

Electric car startup Byton made a big splash at this year’s CES Conference, introducing an SUV concept with a whopper of a center dash screen. Now, it has a half-billion dollars more in funding to get off the ground, along with a new concept, a fully-autonomous, all-electric sedan called the K-Byte. It looks sharp.Read more… […]

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Maserati Claims A Bonkers 0-60 MPH Time Of Under 2 Seconds For First Electric Car

Are you piping hot mad? Fiat Chrylser’s departing chief Sergio Marchionne said last summer that Maserati would lead the automaker’s way into the electric vehicle future, surely pissing off traditionalist fans of the brand. Now we have an idea of what that might look like: 0-60 sprint in under 2 seconds, and a top…Read more… […]

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The Oil Industry Is Finally Being Affected By Norway’s Electric Vehicle Adoption

Norway’s adoption of electric vehicles is miles ahead of any other country. As of right now, electric vehicles overtook combustion engines in the market, with 52% of cars sold being EVs. Now, it’s looking like that might have a pretty big impact on the oil industry.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ford’s Mustang-Inspired ‘Mach 1’ Electric SUV May Not Be Based On The Focus After All

On Tuesday, Autocar reported that Ford’s upcoming Mustang-inspired electric performance SUV for 2020—a real thing, yes—will be built on the new Ford Focus platform. But! A source with knowledge on the matter told Jalopnik this may not be the case after all.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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