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Cordray to step down from CFPB; GM plans new EV platform, lower-cost batteries; Lincoln, Benz, Buick win in sales satisfaction; Hyundai light-truck blitz; Hard road for Tesla semi?
Perfect time to lure Tesla fans?; Alabama, N. Carolina said to be on Toyota-Mazda short list; Volvo drops 'Hannity'; Matter of trust for suppliers; 24 hours in life of Aston's CEO.
Tesla's semi truck being unveiled Thursday is a major part of CEO Elon Musk's master plan in which he vowed to expand the company's lineup to "cover the major forms of terrestrial transport."
Even as Tesla struggles with manufacturing bottlenecks for its new Model 3 and pushes back production targets by at least a quarter, many reservation holders aren't budging.
The company is also challenging lawsuits accusing it of discrimination against gay and older workers. It has denied those claims. The suits also come amid a unionizing campaign by the UAW.
Chevy appears to be doing little to nothing to attract the hundreds of thousands of consumers who could wait years for a Tesla Model 3 into a Chevrolet Bolt EV — an actual all-electric car not from "manufacturing Hell."
Nine automakers are among the record-breaking number of 609 companies that garnered a perfect score for LGBTQ equality in an annual study.
Ford is going all-in on electric cars in China, the world's largest market for battery-powered vehicles, and it wants President Donald Trump to know about it.
Tencent Holdings has developed its own autonomous driving system, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Dyson's secretive plan to develop an EV was revealed to Tesla two years before being made public after Tesla employed a Dyson engineer in a move that began months of legal battles.
Tesla has acquired Perbix, a closely held maker of automated machines used for manufacturing, as the electric-carmaker struggles to boost production of its most important new model.
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California.
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