No VW buybacks yet, Tesla gigafactory opens, CA electric-car sales: Today's Car News

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Lots and lots of Volkswagen news today, plus electric-car sales in California and the Tesla gigafactory too. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Some of Volkswagen's 30 upcoming electric-car models by 2025 will be built in North America, says its top executive here.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk spoke to reporters yesterday at the formal opening of the battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada.

Yesterday, a judge granted preliminary approval to the VW diesel settlement plan—but that doesn't mean buyback offers will come just yet.

Last month, California accounted for more electric car sales than the rest of the country combined. We explain why.

Who knew what, and when did they know it? That's the unanswered question of the VW diesel scandal, but new lawsuits indicate that top executives knew.

Remember Tesla's plans to build an electric semi truck in the future? Mercedes-Benz beat them to it.

Finally, Mazda says diesel cars are still "in the works" for the Zoom-Zoom brand. (We'll believe it as soon as we see them in showrooms.)

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