Tesla settles lawsuit with Walmart over solar panel installations, fires

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Walmart Inc has settled its lawsuit alleging Tesla Inc of negligence in installing solar panels atop hundreds of the retailer’s stores and resulting in at least seven fires. In a joint statement on Tuesday, both companies stated were “pleased to have resolved the issues raised by Walmart” regarding the installations, and looked forward to “a […]

Dealerships in the Tampa Bay area are selling vehicles under recall for fire risks

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Used car dealerships throughout the Tampa Bay area are selling vehicles under recall for fire risks, an I-Team investigation discovered. I-Team Investigator Jackie Callaway spent only some hours visiting local lots, from Lakeland to St. Petersburg, and discovered a dozen used Kia and Hyundai vehicles for sale – regardless of being flagged as fire risks […]

Germany looks forward to 1 million electric car charging points by 2030

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Germany should have one million electric car charging stations by 2030, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated in a video message on Sunday, ahead of meetings with the car industry regarding the move to low-emission battery-powered vehicles. “For this purpose, we want to create a million charging points by the year 2030 and the industry will have […]

Ford has other plans for electric cars, new UAW agreement tells

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Ford may be moving its electric car strategy, the recent agreement with UAW tells Ford Motor’s tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) suggests that a plan to bring electric vehicle production to Flat Rock, Michigan, factory that produces the Ford Mustang and Lincoln Continental has been modified. Ford announced in March that the factory would start building […]

Italian, French unions say FCA-Peugeot deal only benefits shareholders

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A planned merger between Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA is only going to benefit shareholders, two of the biggest Italian and French unions stated on Thursday, criticising a decision to invite labour groups in the decision. “The decision by FCA and PSA to start negotiations to merge the two groups without any involvement of […]

General Motors recalls 638,000 U.S. SUVs

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General Motors is recalling an estimated 638,000 U.S. sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks as a wheel-speed sensor could fail and cause unintended braking, it stated Thursday. The recall concerns 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon and 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles geared up with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear […]

UAW union president takes leave of absence under cloud of a federal investigation

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The president of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, who has been connected to an ongoing corruption investigation by U.S. federal officials, has taken a leave of absence, the union stated on Saturday in a statement. Gary Jones’ leave of absence, that follows a vote by the executive board, will be effective starting from Sunday, the […]