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Ford Shows Renewed Interest in Getting into EV Batteries

While companies like Tesla are known for their electric cars, they’re also regarded for their advancements in electric vehicle battery technology. While other auto manufacturers are beginning to compete with them in the auto market, very few have signaled that they plan to also start producing their own batteries as well. However, in a new reversal, Ford is signaling that they may be interested ...

GM To Continue Discussing Nikola Deal After Latest Controversies

As the Tesla juggernaut continues to dominate the electric vehicle (EV) market, a number of other manufacturers are looking for ways to jump into the rapidly growing EV market. In an effort to quickly make up for lost time, major auto manufacturers are pursuing partnerships with smaller EV start-ups. One partnership in particular, between GM and Nikola, remains questionable after a recent string ...

Ford’s Q3 Results Place Them Ahead of Competitors

Auto sales in the United States have begun to recover in recent months following the initial Covid-19-induced downturn. However, some companies have been recovering faster than others. Among the big three automakers, it appears that Ford has managed to eek out an edge based on their recent Q3 report. According to Ford, their third-quarter sales fell by just 4.9% compared to last year. This is ...

Ford Set to Challenge Tesla and GM with New Electric Pickup

Across the auto manufacturing industry, companies are preparing to take on Tesla in the all-electric vehicle market. Tesla, known for its all-electric sedans, is also branching out into the truck market with its new Cybertruck pickup model. However, Ford is aiming to set its own offering apart from the rest by sticking closer to its roots. Earlier in June, Ford announced that they would have ...

Tesla Levels Lawsuit Against Rival Rivian Over Stolen Trade Secrets

Tesla has been the premier company when it comes to all-electric automobiles for some time. However, competition has begun ramping up in recent years, as both established auto manufactures and startups prepare to enter the market and become direct competitors. One of those startups, Rivian, may now also be facing Tesla in court regarding a lawsuit filed by Tesla. Last week, Tesla filed suit in ...

Ford, Fiat Chrysler Approach Pre-Virus Production Levels

With reopening plans continuing to roll out across the U.S., many companies have begun ramping up their production levels which were cut due to COVID-19. Recent news out of the automotive industry, which was one of the hardest hit by the shutdowns, could help lead to a potentially faster turn-around than previously expected. On Friday, Ford and Fiat Chrysler both announced that they expect to ...

Trump Backs Musk In Bid To Reopen California Plant

Since stay-at-home orders were implemented in California in the previous months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has pushed back on them in a bid to reopen his company’s main manufacturing plant in Fremont. Now, as he continues to push the local and state government for an exception, he has appeared to gain a new ally in U.S. President Donald Trump. On Tuesday, President Trump wrote on Twitter that ...

The Boring Company Expected to Reach Halfway Point on Las Vegas Tunnels

The Boring Company is anticipating good news in regard to their progress in Las Vegas. The company expects to have the first of the two tunnels finished by this week. This could then pave the way for future development plans in the city. As it stands now, The Boring Company has 3,700 feet of the planned 4,300-foot tunnel at the Las Vegas Convention Center completed. Now, the machinery will be ...

Tesla Plans to Open First European Design Center in Germany

Tesla considers a more global outreach to be one of their major goals for the year. In pursuit of this, CEO Elon Musk has recently announced plans to open a new design center for the company in Germany. This is to also coincides with the construction of the new Gigafactory 4 project, which is just outside of Berlin. Currently, Tesla designs all of its products in the U.S, in Hawthorne, ...

Here’s Why Tesla’s Cybertruck Looks Like That

When Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new Cybertruck last week, the design had a lot of people scratching their heads. The linear, angular design of the new 4-door, electric pickup truck looks more like an artist from the 1980’s rendering what trucks will look like in the year 2020 than an actual truck in 2020. The sharp angles and complete lack of any curved surface had many wondering why the ...