Toyota offers cheaper Prius if customers take software updates

Toyota offers cheaper Prius if customers take software updates

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) leasing unit said on Wednesday it will begin offering over-the-air safety updates on the new Prius, betting it can use an approach pioneered by Tesla to cut lease prices and preserve used-car values in Japan. The lease program will require customers to opt in for a … Read more

Tesla cuts Dec Model Y output at Shanghai plant by more than 20% versus Nov – sources

Tesla cuts Dec Model Y output at Shanghai plant by more than 20% versus Nov – sources

SHANGHAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) plans to cut December output of the Model Y at its Shanghai plant by more than 20% from the previous month, two people with knowledge of electric vehicle (EV) giant’s production plan said on Monday. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the planned … Read more

Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Tesla ships first Semi to PepsiCo five years after unveiling it No details on orders or capacity for electric truck Semi uses existing Tesla motors, to feature new Supercharger Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk delivered the company’s first heavy-duty Semi on Thursday to PepsiCo (PEP.O) without offering updated forecasts … Read more

U.S. to boost spending on tribal lands, protect Nevada sacred site

U.S. to boost spending on tribal lands, protect Nevada sacred site

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will give Native American tribes more say in managing federal and tribal lands as part of a plan that includes assistance for tribes whose land has been harmed by climate change, the White House said on Wednesday. President Joe Biden and other Cabinet officials announced the measures … Read more

Exclusive: Tesla readies revamped Model 3 with project ‘Highland’ -sources

Exclusive: Tesla readies revamped Model 3 with project ‘Highland’ -sources

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is developing a revamped version of Model 3, according to four people with knowledge of the effort, as the top EV maker aims to cut production costs and boost the appeal of the five-year-old electric sedan. One focus of the redesign codenamed “Highland” is to reduce the number of … Read more

Vietnam’s VinFast ships first electric vehicles to U.S. customers

Vietnam’s VinFast ships first electric vehicles to U.S. customers

HAI PHONG, Vietnam, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s electric vehicle maker VinFast said on Friday it had shipped its first batch of 999 cars to the United States, capping a five-year bid to develop an auto production hub in the Southeast Asian country for markets in North America and Europe. The first cars are expected … Read more

Elon Musk says ‘I have too much work on my plate’

Elon Musk says ‘I have too much work on my plate’

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Monday he was working “at the absolute most amount…from morning til night, seven days a week” when asked about his recent acquisition of Twitter and his leadership of automaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O). “I have too much work on my plate that is for … Read more

Toyota cuts output target amid chip crunch as profit tumbles 25%

Toyota cuts output target amid chip crunch as profit tumbles 25%

Q2 profit 562.7 bln yen vs 772.2 bln yen forecast Cuts FY production target to 9.2 mln units from 9.7 mln Unclear when chip shortage will end – executive Results ‘very unimpressive’ considering positive factors -analyst Shares end down 1.9%, Nikkei benchmark up 0.3% TOKYO, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) on Tuesday … Read more

Hyundai breaks ground on $5.5 bln U.S. EV, battery plant

Hyundai breaks ground on .5 bln U.S. EV, battery plant

ELLABELL, Ga., Oct 25 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) broke ground on a $5.54 billion electric vehicle (EV) and battery plant in the United States on Tuesday, as South Korea’s biggest automaker grapples with an uncertain outlook for its EV sales in its top market. The investment is the largest in the state’s history … Read more

Tesla slashes China prices by up to 9% as analysts warn of ‘price war’

Tesla slashes China prices by up to 9% as analysts warn of ‘price war’

SHANGHAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has cut starter prices for its Model 3 and Model Y cars by as much as 9% in China, reversing a trend of increases across the industry amid signs of softening demand in the world’s largest auto market. The price cuts, posted in listings on the electric vehicle … Read more