Tesla’s July sales of Chinese-made vehicles slide due to factory line upgrades

Tesla’s July sales of Chinese-made vehicles slide due to factory line upgrades

Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) sold 28,217 Chinese-made vehicles in July, nearly two-thirds less than a month earlier as a scheduled … Read more

Automakers say U.S. Senate bill will jeopardize 2030 EV targets

Automakers say U.S. Senate bill will jeopardize 2030 EV targets

FILE PHOTO – Volkswagen employees stand next to Volkswagen electric cars during a ceremony at German carmaker Volkswagen’s first battery cell production plant ‘SalzGiga’ in Salzgitter, Germany, July 7, 2022. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – A group representing General Motors (GM.N), Toyota Motor (7203.T), … Read more

Shenzhen accelerates China’s driverless car dreams

Shenzhen accelerates China’s driverless car dreams

SHENZHEN, China, Aug 1 (Reuters) – On a busy downtown street three delivery bikes suddenly dart over the pedestrian crossing ahead of the car. On the car’s dashboard they look like small 3D blue blocks from a 1990s video game. The steering wheel turns itself a notch and the vehicle slows to a gentle halt, … Read more

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe urges energy saving

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe urges energy saving

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Russia delivered less gas to Europe on Wednesday in a further escalation of an energy stand-off between Moscow and … Read more

Indexes drop after Walmart profit warning; Nasdaq down 2%

Indexes drop after Walmart profit warning; Nasdaq down 2%

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Walmart cuts profit forecast; news hits retailers McDonald’s up as sales, profit top estimates Coca-Cola up on forecast raise Indexes down: Dow 0.8%, S&P … Read more

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

LUVERNE, Alabama, July 22 (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the family of three underage workers, and eight former and current employees of the factory. Underage workers, in some … Read more

Ford announces series of deals to accelerate EV push

Ford announces series of deals to accelerate EV push

Ford CEO Jim Farley attends the official launch of the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S. April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DETROIT, July 21 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Thursday announced … Read more

How China became ground zero for the auto chip shortage

How China became ground zero for the auto chip shortage

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) – From his small office in Singapore, Kelvin Pang is ready to wager a $23 million payday that the worst of the chip shortage is not over for automakers – at least in China. Pang has bought 62,000 microcontrollers, chips that help control a range of functions from car engines and … Read more

Hyundai Motor launches first electric sedan, taking on Tesla

Hyundai Motor launches first electric sedan, taking on Tesla

SEOUL, July 14 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) on Thursday launched its first electric sedan, Ioniq 6, which the South Korean automaker is betting will help it grab a bigger share of the electric vehicle (EV) market dominated by Tesla Inc . The Ioniq 6 is one of more than 31 electric models that … Read more

Tesla plays ‘whack-a-mole’ with snags as deliveries fall for first time in two years

Tesla plays ‘whack-a-mole’ with snags as deliveries fall for first time in two years

July 5 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) faces a series of hurdles ranging from production snags to rising inflation that may hit profits, Wall Street analysts said on Tuesday, as the electric-car maker reported a fall in deliveries for the first time in two years. Stung by China’s COVID-19 lockdowns and soaring costs, Tesla said … Read more