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Assembly

Tesla to Debut “Risky” Production System in Germany

Push for extremely modular design could backfire

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.

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

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

Assembly

Tesla Tweaks Battery Plans in Germany

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

Economics

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

Carmakers press for a resolution to 2-year-old trade war

Production

Tesla Outlines Next-Gen Battery and Other Future Plans

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

Interiors & Electronics

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

Aluminum

Tesla Goes Large on Aluminum Castings

House-sized aluminum casting machines would replace most robots.

Assembly

VW Aims to Surpass Tesla in EV Output by 2023

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

Business

Tesla Cashes in on Surging Stock

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

Batteries

Polestar: How to Launch an EV Company

Polestar USA head Gregor Hembrough on the challenges of creating a new brand

Hybrid

Tesla Employee Helps Thwart Cyber Attack on Nevada Gigafactory

Good guy saves EV maker $400 million in ransomware payments

Design

Rivian Lands Former Tesla Engineering Exec

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

Sales

Simple Questions of Electric Vehicle Considerers

Some simple things are all they really want to know

Marketing

Buy an EV, Lease Its Battery

Company partners with CATL to test low-cost option

Batteries

Lucid Charges Ahead with Super-Fast 900-Volt EV System

Got a minute? Add 20 miles of range. 

Batteries

Northvolt Gets $525 Million German Loan Guarantee

Startup’s funding war chest tops $3.1 billion

Intelligent Transportation

Lidar Scanning Streets in Reno

Smart sensors are needed to develop smart cities

Batteries

Lucid Puts EVs in Range with 517-Mile Air Sedan

Tests show record-setting performance

Production

Could GM Spin Off EV Business?

An intriguing way to get Wall Street’s attention

Cadillac Intros Lyriq EV Crossover

Maybe this will bring more people into GM’s electric vehicle future

Labor

CAR MBS: Manufacturing Ops Need Better Tech, Experts Say

Equipment needs updating—as do the personnel in the industry

Hybrid

Cheap Chinese EVs Coming to Texas

Geely affiliate to launch U.S. sales this year