Tesla gets restraining order against alleged harasser

Carmaker says man trespassed on factory in California and drove at security guardTesla has been granted a temporary restraining order to prevent an alleged harasser from approaching the carmaker’s California factory.The electric carmaker claimed in its…

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Raft of woeful forecasts spells an end to Trump’s economic bragging rights

The prospect of trade war with China has receded, but so have hopes of the US economy continuing its 2018 growth ratesThere was a sense of relief across global financial markets this weekend after the hardliners among Donald Trump’s trade negotiators a…

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Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth GardinerJohn German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The e…

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Councils stall on adding charging points for electric vehicles

Exclusive: funding cuts blamed as 107 councils say they have no plans to expand networkAt least a quarter of local authorities in England and Wales have put a brake on the expansion of charging networks for electric vehicles.More than 100 local council…

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Geneva motor show: six things we learned

Electric cars are here, autonomous vehicles are coming but petrol lives on … and then there’s BrexitWorld’s most expensive new car snapped up for £9.5mIn pictures – Geneva goes electric: 2019 motor showCarmakers gathering at the annual Geneva motor sho…

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Tesla cuts car prices and shuts stores as it shifts to online-only sales

Elon Musk says move means electric vehicle manufacturer can sell Model 3 for $35,000 Tesla is closing all of its stores in a cost-cutting measure, so it can lower the starting price of its Model 3 to $35,000 (£26,400).Elon Musk, the billionaire chief e…

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Road to nowhere: why Australia lags behind in electric vehicle revolution

Report recognises urgent need for national plan, as the rest of the world powers aheadWhen the Senate select committee on electric cars released its long-awaited report on Wednesday, it announced Australia was “on the cusp” of a change not seen since t…

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