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The ex-Tesla employee Elon Musk called a ‘horrible human being’ just slapped the company with a countersuit alleging defamation

The ex-Tesla employee whom Elon Musk called a 'horrible human being' just slapped the company with a countersuit alleging defamation.
Byton will start producing its K-Byte electric sedan in 2021.

A Chinese electric car startup is trying to take on Tesla by making its cars more like an iPhone

The Chinese electric vehicle startup Byton is developing three vehicles, the first of which will hit the market in 2019. The company has prioritized interior features, like touchscreens and adjustable seats, over traditional performance metrics, like range and acceleration.
Royal Dutch Shell CEO van Beurden speaks during the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris

Shell CEO calls for 2040 ban on new petrol car sales to be bought forward

Shell, one of the world’s largest oil companies, has supported calls for the UK to bring forward its 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, accelerating the move to greener energy, The Guardian reported.

Elon Musk ordered Tesla engineers to stop doing a critical brake test on Model 3s

Internal documents show that Tesla CEO Elon Musk ordered his staff to remove the brake-and-roll test from mandatory tasks on the Model 3 production line. This is a standard test that checks wheel alignment and brake function.

Amazon is adding 100 electric Mercedes-Benz vans to its fleet of delivery vehicles

The eVito transit van will be released in 2019, Mercedes-Benz says, and Amazon will be adding them to its fleet upon release.

Here’s how many Model 3 cars Tesla has made so far this year

Tesla is in a race to ramp up its manufacturing of the Model 3 — a process CEO Elon Musk has called "production hell." The effort has been beset by bottlenecks, and the company has gone as far as flying equipment in from Germany to speed up the process.
Audi's electric car plans won't be deterred by the arrest of company CEO Rupert Stadler.

The downfall of Audi’s CEO won’t affect the company’s plans to take on Tesla, experts say

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday in Germany. Like the rest of the auto industry, Audi is on the verge of a significant shift toward electric vehicles. But analysts said Stadler's arrest won't disrupt Audi's electrification plans.
The Porsche Taycan will arrive in 2019.

Porsche’s Tesla rival will be called the Taycan — here’s what we know about the car

Porsche's first fully-electric car will be called the Taycan, the company revealed on Friday. It will have a range of over 300 miles, produce over 600 horsepower, and accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.

Tesla’s new Gigafactory robots that are supposed to help it ramp up Model 3 production aren’t working yet

The new robots Tesla had flown in from Germany in May that are supposed to help with battery production are still not fully operational. Yet, CEO Elon Musk said he remains confident that the company will be able to reach its goal of making 5,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June.

The number of electric cars on the road has more than doubled over the last three years

Electric cars that can cover more distance, are more aesthetically pleasing, and give drivers flexibility are contributing the rapid growth, as is an increase in the number of charging points.