#TESLA

Quality

Tesla Hikes Price of “Full Self-Driving” Tech as Beta Testing Begins

NHTSA to keep close tabs on safety
#tech #Tesla

Sales

Tesla Posts 3Q Profit, Affirms 2020 Sales Target

Company sheds startup status, moves into full-fledged carmaking
#asia #europe #facilities

Batteries

Tesla to Supply EVs to Europe from China

A quick way to quickly tap Europe's booming EV market
#asia #europe #Tesla

Batteries

Engineering the 2020 Nissan Sentra

An inside look on how an impressive compact sedan came to be
#GeneralMotors #autolineafterhours #Nissan

Economics

Outlook for North American Tooling Firms: Not Good

Harbour Results sees bumpy times ahead for North American producers of things like molds and dies
#people #Tesla

Assembly

Tesla to Debut “Risky” Production System in Germany

Push for extremely modular design could backfire
#people #Tesla #tech

Design

Talking Powertrains with IAV’s Mike Kenhard

The engineering firm does work for the auto industry on everything from embedded software systems to automated technology. But here we’re learning about powertrains—and an unexpected development
#people #Tesla #IAV

Design

3 Things with Derek Jenkins, Sandy Munro and Brett Smith

Automotive insights from three leaders in the industry, including Lucid’s Derek Jenkins on design, Sandy Munro on manufacturing, and CAR’s Brett Smith on suppliers.
#LucidMotors #people #Tesla

Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells, Ballard, China and Mahle

Ballard once had as much attention as Tesla. (Well, maybe not quite that much, but. . . .) It may turn out that the fuel cell tech developer was right
#Ford #GeneralMotors #tech

Interiors & Electronics

Cadillac Is Designing for the Future Today

Here’s how Cadillac is transforming its look as it transitions to an electric future while not ignoring the wonderful time that brought it to today
#autolineafterhours #Cadillac #GeneralMotors

Batteries

Tesla Tweaks Battery Plans in Germany

Company envisions in-house battery production at all its vehicle assembly plants
#facilities #Tesla

Economics

Tesla, Ford, Daimler, Volvo Sue U.S. Over China Tariffs

Carmakers press for a resolution to 2-year-old trade war
#asia #Tesla #legal

Hybrid

Tesla Outlines Next-Gen Battery and Other Future Plans

Breakthrough battery tech and $25,000 EV teased, but Wall Street wasn’t impressed
#tech #sustainability #Tesla

Design

Engineering the GM Full-Size Utes and More

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have the man who is in charge of global products for General Motors
#Jeep #Chevrolet #engineer

Production

Tesla Goes Large on Aluminum Castings

House-sized aluminum casting machines would replace most robots.
#chassis #body #tech

Assembly

VW Aims to Surpass Tesla in EV Output by 2023

Friendly rivals move toward direct competition in the small crossover segment.
#europe #Tesla

Business

Tesla Cashes in on Surging Stock

No immediate plans for $5 billion capital hike other than a show of strength
#Tesla #Toyota

Interiors & Electronics

Polestar: How to Launch an EV Company

Polestar USA head Gregor Hembrough on the challenges of creating a new brand
#Geely #autolineafterhours #Nissan

Batteries

Rivian Lands Former Tesla Engineering Exec

Nick Kalayjian to helm the company’s engineering operations as it prepares to launch its first EVs
#Rivian #Lotus #Ford

Hybrid

Tesla Employee Helps Thwart Cyber Attack on Nevada Gigafactory

Good guy saves EV maker $400 million in ransomware payments
#Tesla