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Bursting at the seams? Tesla CEO Elon Musk said last June that the company would need a new factory for the Model Y crossover since the current production plant in Fremont, Calif., was "bursting at the seams," but a new report says the vehicle will start production as early as November 2019 at Fremont. Meanwhile, Musk is assuaging concerns of Model 3 reservation holders claiming they've been leapfrogged in line.
Uber for ... everything? In its third-straight day of news announcements, Uber said it was expanding its services into short-term car rentals and public transit. The company is partnering with peer-to-peer car-sharing startup Getaround and Masabi, a mobile ticketing platform for public transportation, to allow customers more mobility options within the Uber app. Despite the expansion, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the company is still pursuing autonomous vehicles.
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