Tesla’s U.S.-made Model 3 vehicles now come equipped with wireless charging, USB-C ports – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla Model 3 vehicles produced at its Fremont, Calif. factory will reportedly come standard with a wireless charging pad and USB-C ports, upgrades that were first spotted by Drive Tesla Canada. Electrek also reported on the changes. The upgrades now put U.S.-made Model 3s on par with the same vehicles made at Tesla’s factory…

Honda halts production at some plants after being hit by a cyberattack

[ad_1] Honda halted manufacturing at some of its plants around the world on Tuesday after being hit by a cyberattack that’s widely reported to be ransomware. “Honda has experienced a cyberattack that has affected production operations at some US plants,” the automaker told Ars. “However, there is no current evidence of loss of personally identifiable…

the Tesla Cybertruck isn’t getting any smaller – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In the days and weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the cybertruck — a post-apocalyptic inspired vehicle made of cold-rolled steel — there was a lot of speculation about whether it would be smaller once it actually made it to market. Production of the Cybertruck is still a long ways off. There isn’t…

Polestar to open first U.S. stores in the second half of 2020 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of…

Tesla scouts head to Tulsa, Austin as hunt for Cybertruck gigafactory location nears end – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla officials visited two sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week to search for a location for its future and fifth gigafactory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, a source familiar with the situation told . Company representatives also visited Austin. A final decision has not been made, but Austin and Tulsa…

Elon Musk just put a new person in charge of production at Tesla’s Fremont factory – TechCrunch

[ad_1] On the same day that Elon Musk defied local regulations and reopened Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, the CEO put a new person in charge of production. Musk named Richard Miller, who was director of paint operations at Tesla, to head of production at the factory, according to an internal email sent to employees…

Elon Musk threatens to pull Tesla operations out of California and into Texas or Nevada – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Saturday the company will file a lawsuit against Alameda County and threatened to move its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada immediately, escalating a fight between the company and health officials over whether its factory in Fremont can reopen. Tesla had planned to bring back about 30%…

Tesla hasn’t been given the ‘green light’ to reopen Fremont factory, health official says – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tesla has not been given the “green light” to open its factory in Fremont, Calif., Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan said in a videostreamed town hall meeting Friday. Tesla made plans to open as early as Friday in defiance of the county’s extended stay-at-home order. Tesla said in an internal email sent…

Volkswagen to start sales of first-edition all-electric ID.3 hatchback in June – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Volkswagen plans to start selling the launch edition of its ID.3 vehicle next month to customers who placed pre-orders of the all-electric hatchback. Customers who made reservations for the launch edition, known as ID.3 1st, will be able to order their vehicle starting June 17, according to a tweet posted by Volkswagen board member…