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Detroit vs. Silicon Valley, Round 2. The EPA's decision to roll back emissions standards laid out under the Obama administration could pose an engineering problem for Detroit automakers, but it may be much more serious for California residents. Though automakers contend they will continue to make greener vehicles regardless of regulations, California will push harder to protect against what could become a public health issue in the state.
Leaky emails. After BuzzFeed reported Monday that Tesla had temporarily halted Model 3 production for the second time this year, an internal email from CEO Elon Musk began circulating Tuesday. The email was a rallying cry to ramp up production to 6,000 vehicles a week by June, working 24-hour shifts, cutting costs and increasing daily efficiency. Good thing Musk may be getting a more comfortable couch to sleep on during the next couple of months.
- China is making moves in the race to deploy 5G connectivity.
- Ford launches shuttle service for nonemergency medical visits.
- A terrifying Uber ride shows how drivers can circumvent the company's background check system.
- Volkswagen logo will get a new look for the electric vehicle era.
- San Francisco regulators vote to require companies to obtain permits for deploying dockless scooters in the city.
- Why you shouldn't sell a self-driving car you haven't made yet.
- Volvo Trucks is launching an electric truck in Europe next year.
- Boring Co. raises $113 million.
- New Hampshire self-driving vehicle regulations are facing last-minute problems thanks to aggressive lobbyists.