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Exclusive: CEO Elon Musk defends workplace, saying [we are not] just greedy capitalists who skimp on safety and declares his $50bn company overvalued When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted Ford and, briefly, 500,000 cars in 2018 (a 495% increase from 2016) […]

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Company report describes network of aircraft that can take off and land vertically and lays out plan in support of companies attempting to build them Ubers eyes are on a new prize: flying cars. Outlined in a Hyperloop transport system, which two independent companies are battling to implement. On-demand aviation has the potential to radically […]

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Number of vehicles needing repair more than doubles as company says cracks could cause fuel leakage coming on top of faulty welds on airbag inflators A recall initially announced by Toyota over airbag faults has ballooned to 3.37m vehicles after the carmaker said there were problems with emissions control systems as well. The company on […]

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Alert covers inflators on 2010-2012 vehicles but carmaker says they were not produced by Takata, the automotive supplier at heart of global safety scare Toyota Motor Corp has said it is recalling 1.43m hybrid Prius and Lexus CT200h cars worldwide because of a possible airbag inflator defect. The recall covers 2010-2012 vehicles with air bag […]

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Lifting of sanctions allows French carmaker PSA to resume partnership with Tehran-based Iran Khodro, while Boeing confirms contract for airliners The French carmaker Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) has announced its return to Iran under a 400m joint venture with its old partner Iran Khodro in Tehran that has been made possible by the lifting of nuclear sanctions. […]

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Womens groups condemned references to short skirts, nice legs and wandering hands in the booklets handed out with new cars Fiat Argentina has said it is removing one of the handbooks it distributed with its cars from circulation, following criticism by womens groups that it is misogynistic. The booklet handed out to every new car […]

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