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    Tesla shareholders back Elon Musk $56B pay package

    “Hot damn, I love you guys,” the CEO said on stage during the company’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

    By June 14, 2024
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    EV adoption falls to its lowest point since 2021: JD Power

    Meanwhile, electric vehicles are more available than they’ve ever been.

    By Kalena Thomhave • June 13, 2024
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    Musk redirected Tesla’s Nvidia chip shipment to X, xAI

    Tesla may face months of delays for a $500 million order of data center GPUs used to train its autonomous driving systems.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Amazon’s Zoox expands robotaxi testing to Austin, Miami

    The company will use retrofitted Toyota Highlanders with safety drivers instead of its autonomous robotaxi to gather "valuable insights and feedback."

    By June 6, 2024
  • The 17-inch infotainment screen of the 20204 Chevy Silverado EV showing icons on the home screen.
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    GM promotes 2 former Apple execs to lead its software organization

    The executive appointments come as the automaker aims to make software a core component of its vehicle and customer experience.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Ford shows off renovated tech and innovation hub in Detroit

    The automaker’s Model e and Integrated Services teams will work out of a former train station that underwent an extensive restoration project.

    By June 4, 2024
  • Fermata Energy has partnered with the City of Boulder on a vehicle-to-grid charging project
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    Vehicle-to-everything bidirectional charging pilot launches in Colorado

    The pilot will explore reducing the costs of electric vehicle adoption.

    By Robert Walton • May 31, 2024
  • Toyota's chief technology officer, Hiroki Nakajima, speaks at a presentation with a yellow Toyota Prius and engine on display.
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    Toyota, Subaru and Mazda to develop new engines for hybrid vehicles

    Each automaker will develop a signature engine design that represents its respective brands and customer preferences.

    By May 30, 2024
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    How manufacturers are reskilling factory workers for AI adoption

    Companies are leveraging the metaverse and augmented reality to train workers to use artificial intelligence for assembly and maintenance tasks.

    By Sakshi Udavant • May 30, 2024
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    Toyota debuts renewable energy system at Port of Long Beach

    The resources generated by the new system will support Toyota Logistics Services’ vehicle-processing and distribution center at the port.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 24, 2024
  • A Ford Pro electric vehicle charger with a F-150 Lightning pickup truck parked in the background.
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    Ford Pro lands EV charging deal in Dallas

    The agreement follows other investments in charging infrastructure as the automaker looks to grow its commercial EV business.

    By May 23, 2024
  • An illustration depicting Volkswagen's vehicle-to-home electric vehicle charging technology.
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    With limited public charging infrastructure, EV owners love charging at home: JD Power

    Owners of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are increasingly satisfied with home charging and are especially satisfied with their faster Level 2 chargers, the study found.

    By Kalena Thomhave • May 23, 2024
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    GM China names new president to lead growth strategies

    Julian Blissett, president of GM China, has decided to retire after a 28-year career with the automaker.

    By May 22, 2024
  • A 2022 Chevy Bolt EV parked in front of a bakery in an urban setting.
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    GM, EV battery suppliers establish $150M fund to reimburse Chevrolet Bolt owners

    The automaker reached a previous agreement with LG Electronics in October 2021 to cover roughly $2 billion in recall costs.

    By May 21, 2024
  • A autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-PACE SUV yields to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
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    NHTSA probes Waymo, Zoox over ‘unexpected’ self-driving behavior

    The robotaxi companies are facing investigations after their autonomous vehicles behaved erratically, causing collisions.

    By May 20, 2024
  • Protesters hold up signs with messages proclaiming "Tariffs are taxes" and "We don't want tariffs" in front of the U.S. Capitol
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    Industry leaders react to tariff hikes on China-made goods

    “Automakers embrace fair competition. We’re not shrinking from it, but China’s EV overcapacity and subsidy issue is real," said Alliance for Automotive Innovation President and CEO John Bozzella.

    By Philip Neuffer • May 17, 2024
  • The Honda 0 Series Saloon electric vehicle concept on stage at a media event at the Consumer Electronic Shows in Las Vegans in January.
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    Inside Honda’s updated multibillion-dollar electrification strategy

    The massive investments will be used to establish a comprehensive electric vehicle value chain.

    By May 16, 2024
  • A 2023 Honda CR-V hybrid crossover on a highway with trees and homes in the background.
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    Honda banks on hybrid profits to fund EV transition

    The automaker announced it will increase R&D spending by almost 25% over the next year to gain a competitive advantage in the hybrid vehicle segment.

    By May 15, 2024
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    How 4 technology trends are shaping automotive design

    Some design trends are partly a reaction to design aesthetics that preceded them; others are responses to changes in technology, consumer preferences and government regulation, experts said.

    By May 15, 2024
  • Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares and Leapmotor CEO Jiangming Zhu pose for a photo on stage at a press conference in China announcing the launch of the new joint venture..
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    Stellantis, Leapmotor JV to launch 2 EV models in Europe this year

    As part of the partnership, Stellantis has exclusive rights to manufacture, export and sell Leapmotor EVs outside of China.

    By May 15, 2024
  • Two workers inspect a vehicle body on the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.
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    Toyota CEO: ‘Next-generation BEVs must change the factories themselves’

    The automaker aims to reconfigure its factories to cut the number of processes in half.

    By May 14, 2024
  • The BMW Vision Neue Klasse X electric Sport Activity Vehicle.
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    BMW’s future EVs will support bidirectional charging

    The automaker’s next generation of vehicles will be able to store energy to send back to the grid.

    By May 7, 2024
  • The Tesla Cybertruck.
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    Automotive design: Professor explains why minimalism is having a renaissance

    An academic specialized in automotive design broke down recent models and what they say about how executives are adapting to trends for 9da.

    By May 6, 2024
  • New Ford trucks parked outside at a dealership in Long Beach, California.
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    Ford invests in dealer education to improve customer experience

    With Ford University, the automaker is banking on highly informed dealers to serve as guides to customers throughout the buying process.

    By Kristen Doerer • May 3, 2024
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    NHTSA finalizes rule requiring automatic emergency braking on vehicles by 2029

    Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Porsche expressed concerns last year when the NHTSA opened public comments for the proposed rule.

    By May 1, 2024