Elon Musk's efforts to streamline production at Tesla have gotten down to the paintwork.
Ontario will include Tesla buyers in the wind down of its electric vehicle rebate program after a court ruled the government was wrong to exclude cars sold through the automaker's dealerships.
The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used out of Mississauga, Ont. The remaining trucks operate from Walmart's distribution centre in Surrey, B.C., set to open in 2022, which will be the company's first fully electric fleet base in the world.
Automakers are racing to recharge EVs faster so that consumers are less worried about running out of range. The batteries in EVs being developed by GM may be recharged with 180 miles of driving range in less than 10 minutes, a quicker time than drivers can get at Tesla's superchargers.
An Ontario court has ruled in favour of the Canadian arm of Tesla Inc. in its petition that it had been treated unfairly in the provincial government's cancellation of an electric vehicle rebate program.
In a document filed Tuesday, Ontario's attorney general says there is "no merit" to Tesla's application, "and it should be dismissed outright."
The Canadian arm of Tesla, Inc., is taking the Ontario government to court, claiming it has been treated unfairly in the cancellation of a program providing rebates to residents who bought electric vehicles.
Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer people into a crash if they're not paying attention, an insurance industry group in the United States warns.
Tesla, whose eroding cash position has alarmed investors, requested a "meaningful" amount of payments made since 2016 to be returned, according to a memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
Panasonic said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to U.S. sanctions. As a result, Panasonic has suspended relations with a Canadian supplier.
Despite bullish forecasts for global demand -- especially with accelerating production of electric vehicles -- lithium may have a funding problem. Banks are wary.
Tesla has invited all Model 3 reservation holders in the U.S. and Canada to confirm their orders -- for $2,500. That's welcome news for customers. It's even more welcome for Tesla's balance sheet.