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Tesla lawyer leaves following SEC settlement

November 13, 2018

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — An experienced securities lawyer has left Tesla Inc. just as the company needs one under its fraud settlement with U.S. regulators. Phil Rothenberg, a vice president in Tesla’s legal department, became general counsel at Sonder, a hospitality […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW capable of building 50 million electric vehicles: CEO in Automobilwoche

November 12, 2018

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) electric vehicle platform and battery procurement plans are being readied to handle production of 50 million vehicles, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told German trade publication Automobilwoche. The electric vehicle platform has been “booked” for 50 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford and Baidu set to launch joint venture to test autonomous vehicles in China

November 1, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The agreement will see the two companies team up to develop and test driverless vehicles that meet the Level 4 standard ordered by US industry organisation, SAE International. In a statement on Wednesday (31 October), Sherif Marakby, President and CEO […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla may post profit with Model 3 surge, but is it repeatable?

October 24, 2018

Via: Reuters

Since May, Musk has pledged to post quarterly profits in the second half of this year as it gained traction with production, and deliveries, of its new Model 3 sedan. The results end a turbulent quarter in which U.S. security […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford set to test self-driving vehicles in Washington in 2019

October 23, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company’s self-driving car startup, Argo AI, has begun to map out the city with Washington selected due to its progressive mayor and young population. Washington is due to become the second city after Miami to trial Ford’s self-driving vehicles, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan Leaf approved for vehicle-to-grid use in Germany

October 23, 2018

Via: Reuters

So called vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is a connection between the EV and the grid through which power can flow from the grid to the vehicle and vice-versa, potentially enabling car owners to sell energy to the network. This would allow […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan and EDF Energy confirm joint venture to support electric vehicles

October 12, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

In a first of its kind joint venture, the agreement will examine how second-life Nissan electric vehicle batteries will support demand side management. Through the system, electricity stored in the batteries will be released back to the grid through EDF […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW set to increase stake in China’s Brilliance Automotive

October 11, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Germany-based firm will also invest over $3.4bn to enhance its existing production capacity in China, BBC News reports. As a result of the joint venture contract, the new agreement is valid for 22 years until 2040 and will further […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

France’s EDF aims to be market leader in electric vehicle charging

October 10, 2018

Via: Reuters

Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy said EDF was targeting a 30 percent market share in electric vehicle charging in its main markets of France, Belgium, Italy and the United Kingdom. “We want to become the uncontested leader in electric mobility in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Every part of a self-driving car will change, even the doors

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Even if self-driving cars never make it to the streets in large numbers — or if they are deployed only in geofenced areas — the huge amount of money invested in the technology will have benefits that could improve all […]