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  • July 20- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan to expand the company into electric semi trucks and buses, car sharing and solar energy systems. In a blog post titled "Master Plan, Part Deux," Musk sketched a vision of an integrated carbon-free energy enterprise offering a wider range of vehicles, and products and services...

  • DETROIT— Electric car maker Tesla Motors is working on multiple new vehicles, including heavy trucks and buses that could be unveiled as early as next year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company also plans a compact SUV and "a new kind of pickup truck" to complement its existing fleet. The government is investigating the system after a Tesla driving in Autopilot mode...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON July 20- The top U.S. auto safety regulator said the government will not abandon efforts to speed the development of self-driving cars, despite a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S operating on an autopilot system. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind said at a conference Wednesday the agency is...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari NV are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a U.S. Senate report said on Wednesday. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, said the vehicles include the 2016 Mercedes-Benz...

  • July 20- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday he will roll out a new master plan for the electric luxury car maker this evening, after hints he intends to make Tesla a renewable energy enterprise offering products and services beyond vehicles. Musk told more than 4 million Twitter followers that a "post should go live on Tesla website" around...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- The large volume of data Tesla Motors Inc collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar with such cases. It has come under increased scrutiny since a driver died in a May 7 Florida...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari NV are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a U.S. Senate report said on Wednesday. The vehicles are legal to sell since the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has...

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    Colin Rusch, Oppenheimer senior analyst, discusses the future of Tesla.

  • LONDON, July 20- Substantial improvements in vehicle fuel economy are a centrepiece of the U.S. government's plan to cut greenhouse emissions and meet commitments made under the Paris Climate Agreement. The standards were based on projections which saw gasoline prices steadily increasing from $2.80 per gallon in 2011 to $3.40 in 2020 and $3.55 by 2025.

  • *Car manufacturers battle for control of insurance market. LONDON, July 20- As Internet-connected and, eventually, driverless vehicles roll off production lines, traditional motor insurers need to adapt to ward off competition from car manufacturers. Kenny Leitch, telematics director at British insurer RSA, said car manufacturers will want to offer...

  • FRANKFURT, July 20- Volkswagen said cost cutting and rising European car sales helped it to beat first-half underlying profit forecasts, though it set aside another 2.2 billion euros to cover costs related to its "dieselgate" emissions scandal. Europe's biggest carmaker is battling to restore its reputation after admitting in September to fitting illegal...

  • New cars of several brands of German carmaker Volkswagen AG are covered with protective covers before they are loaded for export on a transport ship at the harbour of the Volkswagen plant in Emden, Germany

    Volkswagen reported its operating profit came to 7.5 billion euros ($8.3 billion) in the first half of 2016, beating market expectations.

  • FRANKFURT, July 20- Volkswagen said on Wednesday its first-half operating profit beat expectations, helped by cost cutting at its core VW brand and rising European car sales, but announced another 2.2 billion euro provision related to its emissions scandal. Europe's biggest carmaker said its operating profit for the six months ended June, excluding one-off...

  • *New York, Massachusetts and Maryland sue in state courts. New York, Massachusetts and Maryland filed separate, nearly identical lawsuits in state courts, accusing the world's No. 2 automaker of violating their environmental laws. The suits outlined more than a decade of efforts by VW to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing internal VW...

  • *New York, Massachusetts and Maryland sue in state courts. New York, Massachusetts and Maryland filed separate, nearly identical lawsuits in state courts, accusing the world's No. 2 automaker of violating their environmental laws. The suits outlined more than a decade of efforts by VW to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing internal VW...

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, July 19- Getting automakers to commit to new vehicle models in Canada will be a top union priority when contract talks kick off with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co in August, but with General Motors Co already pushing back, reaching consensus may not be easy. "We're going to have one heck of a fight with General Motors...

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology before people entrust their vehicle's steering and brakes to a robot. Foxx told about 1,200 people at a self-driving convention in San Francisco that a more rigorous review of robotic...

  • *New York, Massachusetts and Maryland sue in state courts. New York, Massachusetts and Maryland filed separate, nearly identical lawsuits in state courts, accusing the world's No. 2 automaker of violating their environmental laws. The suits outlined more than a decade of efforts by VW to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing internal VW...

  • DETROIT, July 19- Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc has changed its internet address from teslamotors.com to tesla.com, hinting at a possible company name change as part of CEO Elon Musk's latest and still undisclosed "master plan." The domain name and address were updated on Monday, according to internet accreditation company ICANN.

  • DETROIT, July 19- Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc has changed its internet address from teslamotors.com to tesla.com, hinting at a possible company name change as part of CEO Elon Musk's latest and still undisclosed "master plan." The domain name and address were updated on Monday, according to internet accreditation company ICANN.