Ex Ford and Tesla officials join German electric van maker

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The German electric van maker StreetScooter has recruited executives from Tesla and Ford to assist drive its worldwide expansion. Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, who worked in Tesla’s first European Tesla team, and Ulrich Stuhec, has joined the Streetscooter, the company stated in a news release. Streetscooter is a subsidiary of the German company Deutsche Post. Bardenfleth-Hansen is going […]

Most new vehicles to get over-the-air upgrade tech by 2023, says General Motors

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General Motors stated on Monday that majority of its global models will be capable of over-the-air software upgrades by 2023, as GM presents new vehicle electrical systems aimed to securely handle heavy data traffic and software downloads from the internet. General Motors and other established auto companies have been not that quick to catch up […]

U.S. turns down Tesla bid for tariff exemption for Autopilot ‘brain’

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U.S. trade officials turned down Tesla Inc’s bid for relief from President Donald Trump’s 25-percent tariffs on the Chinese-made Autopilot “brain” of its Model 3 among other electric automobiles, one of over 1,000 product denials associated with China’s industrial development plans. According to documents submitted by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) and seen by […]

China officials accept a solution to Tesla customs issue

People visit a Tesla Model S car during the Auto China 2016 in Beijing, China, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

China’s customs officials have accepted electric automaker Tesla Inc’s plan to remedy concerns with the clearance of imported cars, a source knowledgeable with the matter informed Reuters. Tesla shares dropped over 5 percent after financial publication Caixin reported previously that China had suspended customs clearance for the automaker’s Model 3 sedans, mentioning various irregularities including […]