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Former Google Engineer Charged with Stealing Self-driving Car Secrets

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a criminal indictment against Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer. The indictment charges Levandowski with 33 counts of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets. In a press conference on Tuesday in San Jose, California, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment which alleges Levandowski illegally downloaded thousands of files ...

Tesla Earns Chinese Government Approval For Gigafactory 3 In Record Time

In a surprising turn of events, Tesla was able to secure an official government certificate of approval for the Gigafactory 3 ahead of production starting at the facility, which is supposed to be very soon. The Gigafactory 3 is going to be the electric automaker’s first facility located in China and it’s also the first electric vehicle factory completely owned by a foreign car producer....

Nissan Hits “Rock Bottom”

Nissan has announced that they had hit “rock bottom” last quarter, noting that all profits were totally erased in the first quarter of the fiscal year. Revenue for Japan’s second-largest automaker has plummeted 13% over last year. Operating profits fell a staggering 99% compared to last year. The company has been struggling with market share in both the United States and Europe. Last ...

Tesla Sets Record For Quarterly Deliveries

Tesla stock rose 7% in after-hours trading on Tuesday following their announcement that the electric vehicle manufacturer set a sales record for this quarter. Tesla delivered 77,550 of their Model 3 sedans. Industry analysts had predicted an average estimate of 73,144 according to Institutional Brokers' Estimate System (IBES)  data supplied by Refinitiv, a global provider of financial markets ...

Tesla Looking Into Manufacturing Its Own Batteries

The electric car manufacturer, Tesla, is looking into taking control of another essential part of their supply chain. This research is being done in a secret lab near its Fremont, California headquarters according to a report from CNBC. As of now, the company relies on Panasonic to produce the battery pack and cells that are in Tesla made vehicles, which is probably one of the most significant ...

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Expands Their Airbag Failure Investigation

Automotive Safety regulators in the U.S. have expanded their investigation into malfunctioning airbag controls to include an additional 12.3 million vehicles due to the devices not inflating properly. This issue may have led to 8 separate incidents that resulted in fatalities. Vehicles manufactured by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Fiat Chrysler between 2010 and 2019 have been ...

Take a look inside “the machine that builds the machine”

Designed from the ground up to reimagine everything about how a factory works and push the limits of the men and women who build it, Tesla’s Gigafactory, located in Sparks, Nevada has earned the nickname “the machine that builds the machine,” from Tesla founder Elon Musk. The roof of the factory alone is a marvel of green energy engineering. It’s the largest rooftop solar array on the ...

Ford Doubles Down On Electric Cars

For the second time in the last six months, Ford has increased its stake in an electric future. In a press release on Thursday, Ford announced that it would be “expanding its [battery electric vehicle] manufacturing footprint to its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in southeast Michigan. It will become the production home to vehicles from the company’s next-generation battery electric flexible ...