DALLAS — Toyota Motor North America’s new CEO, Ted Ogawa, spent the past several years under the direct tutelage of the man he succeeded: longtime CEO Jim Lentz, who retired April 1. Ogawa, who cut his teeth in the U.S. as a purchasing coordinator at the joint Toyota-General Motors NUMMI assembly plant in Fremont, Calif.,
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Tesla Chief Executive Office Elon Musk speaks at his company’s factory in Fremont, California. Noah Berger | Reuters The Fremont Police Department inspected the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, on Wednesday, after CEO Elon Musk reopened it this weekend in defiance of public health orders. The Covid-19 orders had restricted operations at Tesla’s facility since
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McLaren is considering raising money by mortgaging its historic car collection and factory to see it through the coronavirus crisis. The Formula One team owner and supercar maker has seen sales and F1 advertising revenues hit as countries globally went into lockdown. Cars on show at McLaren’s Surrey HQ include F1 winners from the 1980s
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s plan for a factory Texas, our article on the Tesla superfan problem, Elon Musk’s California fight update, and more. The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher
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Volvo Car USA’s vehicle subscription program violates several California franchise and consumer protection laws, according to a six-month investigation by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. In a letter dated April 28, the department warned Volvo that future violations might lead to “enforcement actions” but stopped short of taking any punitive steps now. The California
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Daimler is suspending production at a Mercedes-Benz SUV plant due to a shortage of parts supplied from Mexico. The Vance, Alabama, operation won’t build vehicles next week, according to an internal notice viewed by Bloomberg. Workers are being given the option to use vacation time or go without pay and file for state and federal
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Even though it’s relatively compact, the 2021 Sportage heaps on features like a daylong movie marathon. Even base versions get in on the good stuff. Every Sportage gets at least 17-inch wheels, power features, cloth upholstery, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and active safety tech (that we cover above). All
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Porsche is looking to increase its online marketplace presence with the launch of Porsche Finder, a pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicle search platform. The website searches through the inventory of all 192 Porsche dealerships across the United States. Customers can optimize their search results for model and generation as well as vehicle equipment and packages,
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Watch full episodes of Roadkill Extra on Motor Trend On Demand: http://bit.ly/2Ir2j9w Sometimes we do things the right way, other times we build what we can get away with. You need to know a little of both options in order to successfully build a cheap engine, and on this Roadkill Extra, Steve Dulcich gives you
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