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Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

As it seeks to expand its electric-car production, Tesla Motors may also be attempting to bring more of that process in-house. Carmakers are backed by a complex chain of suppliers, and a recent move by Tesla will give it oversight over another link in that chain. This week, Tesla confirmed that it... read more

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Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model S P85D Hot Rod Now Has Shortest Delivery Time

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car is arguably the world's quickest production sedan, but it now seems to have another speedy distinction. That's because the most expensive... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Smaller Chevy Colorado Pickup A Hit: Plant Adds 3rd Shift To Meet Demand

It's often hard to tell if a new model is a success after just a short time on sale, but a boost in production is usually a good sign. General Motors is increasing production... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

How Many Tesla Model S Electric Cars Have Been Built So Far?

While Tesla likely won't reveal last year's total production of Model S electric cars until it releases year-end financial results, it has said it expected to build 33,000... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

Strong Demand For BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe May Presage Production Rise

The 2015 BMW i8 coupe's futuristic styling gained our attention when we test drove it earlier this year, and apparently we're not the only ones. Demand for the sleek plug-in... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Hiring At Second California Facility, Ex-Chrysler Plant

While its proposed $5 billion "Gigafactory" grabs headlines, Tesla Motors has quietly been setting other expansion plans in motion as well. The company is seeking workers for... read more April 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Production Rises To Meet Strong Demand

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has represented a major risk for its maker, but at the moment, it seems to be paying off. BMW has recently had to increase i3 production to meet... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Why A Gigafactory? Tesla Used 1/3 Of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year

The 210,000 plug-in electric vehicles sold around the world last year used a lot of lithium-ion batteries. But if startup automaker Tesla Motors has its way, it will soon... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
Slide from Tesla Motors press conference at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

How Many Tesla Model S Electric Cars Have Been Built So Far?

Car production data may cause some eyes to glaze over, but the numbers are closely followed in the auto industry. Electric-car maker Tesla Motors doesn't report its exact... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
GM Announces $24-Million Landfill Gas Investment

GM Expands Landfill-Gas Use To Power Car Assembly Plants

Car production isn't the greenest of processes, but in recent decades many automakers have at least made attempts to reduce environmental impact--and General Motors is the... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Supplies Tight In 'Rolling Release'

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is proving unexpectedly popular, both in Japan and the U.S., and that's causing supply challenges for Honda. Two readers have contacted us in the... read more November 22, 2013 by 


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric Sports Cars Delayed Over Factory Deal

Detroit Electric, which earlier this year unveiled an electric sports car designed to rival vehicles like the Tesla Roadster, was set to produce its first car this month... read more August 26, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Quality Testing: 5 Hours Of Indoor Inspection (Video)

Thorough pre-delivery testing is commonplace in the modern automotive industry, and means the shiny new cars we pick up from dealerships are of higher quality than ever... read more August 15, 2013 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Car Manufacturing, Assembly Gets Greener As Plants Cut Waste, Energy Use

You could produce the cleanest, greenest vehicle on the road, but if your factory belches out black smoke and creates thousands of tons of landfill, that car's green... read more August 13, 2013 by  5


 
Red 2013 Tesla Model S cars roll down the production line (Photo: @elonmusk on Twitter)

Tesla Model S Electric-Car Production Above 400 A Week, Musk Says

All is still well at Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it seems, with CEO Elon Musk announcing the company is beating its self-imposed production targets. As Bloomberg reports, Tesla... read more July 11, 2013 by  11


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Delays At Detroit Electric Postpone Electric Sports Car By A Month

Forgive the cynicism, but color us not all that surprised at the news that startup automaker Detroit Electric is postponing production of its SP:01 electric sports car by "at... read more June 2, 2013 by  5


 

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