Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow

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Tesla’s troubles with media reports on working conditions and union organizing took a hard right turn on Monday. In response to Reveal’s report on Tesla’s workplace safety, the auto manufacturer accused the Pulitzer-finalist of being “an extremist organization working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla.”

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Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal

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Porsche’s head of powertrain development has been arrested by German police in the sweeping investigation of diesel emissions violations by parent company Volkswagen Group, sources told German media outlets.

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Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Autoblog 2018-04-19 12:45:00

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Volkswagen AG unit Electrify America will install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 100 Walmart store locations in 34 U.S. states by mid-2019 as part of Electrify’s plans to bolster charging infrastructure across the country, the two companies said on Wednesday.

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Chevrolet owners can pay for gas without leaving their cars

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Chevrolet will introduce a new technology feature that will allow drivers to pay for gas at the pump from inside their vehicles without having to swipe a credit card or use their smartphone.

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Chevrolet owners can pay for gas without leaving their cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Does Elon dream of electric robots?

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Elon Musk is not using one of those tarps that cover coils of aluminum delivered to the Tesla stamping facility as his blanket. Nor is he resting his head on a pillow made from absorbent mats used to deal with factory spills. At least it is unlikely.

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Does Elon dream of electric robots? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tesla Model 3 production shuts down for 4-5 days

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esla has temporarily suspended its Model 3 assembly line in what the company said on Monday was a planned production pause, as the automaker continues to face challenges ramping up its new sedan.

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Tesla Model 3 production shuts down for 4-5 days originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Toyota lineup of vehicles will talk to each other to prevent accidents

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Toyota lineup of vehicles will talk to each other to prevent accidents originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds

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Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over 350 owners, the EVs dropped about 5 percent of their capacity after 50,000 miles, but lose it at a much slower rate after that. If the trend holds, most Tesla vehicles will still have 90 percent capacity after around 300,000 km (185,000 miles), and 80 percent capacity after a whopping 800,000 km (500,000 miles).

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Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Zellmer: Porsche building 500 fast-chargers in U.S.

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When we talked with folks at Porsche about introducing the Mission E here in the U.S., they acknowledged that charging infrastructure was a challenge the company must face head-on. “We have to work on our charging infrastructure [across] the nation, so that range anxiety — despite the fact that we have a bigger range than 300 miles — is not a barrier,” Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Klaus Zellmer told us. Now we know a little more about that plan, as Zellmer told Automo

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VW to introduce autonomous parking in 2020

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Last year, we brought you news of an automated valet parking system that would allow visitors to the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart to have their cars drop them off and then go park itself autonomously. Now, one of Daimler’s German rivals plans to offer similar capabilities. Volkswagen Group, which includes Porsche and Audi, is currently testing autonomous parking at the Hamburg Airport, with plans to put the technology into consumer vehicles beginning in 2020.

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VW to introduce autonomous parking in 2020 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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