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Manufacturers energise the solar car roof market

19 July 2017

Despite the fascination for clean tech, commercialising solar roofs have been weighed down by the extra cost and complexity. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, we take a look at who is doing what to energise the solar roof market.


Tesla hits a bit of resistance - COMMENT

18 July 2017

The world's most famous make of electric cars is being assailed from many quarters. And this just as the Model 3, a car with the potential to stop the EV specialist losing vast amounts of money, is finally going into production.


Tomorrow's winners prepare for change today

25 April 2017

How much disruption will the auto industry experience over the next ten years or so? It's a question that many are asking as attempts to sketch out the future of mobility - or, more accurately, urban mobility - gather pace.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016

Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news again this week, neither for entirely good reasons. Let's start with VW and its supplier row.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Mentor Graphics

18 September 2014

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.


INTERVIEW: Tesla UK country manager Georg Ell

31 July 2014

With a background in IT and start-ups, Georg Ell isn't your typical car company boss. But he seems a perfect fit in his role as UK and Ireland country manager for Tesla Motors.


Q&A with Delphi: Fuel injection systems and EVs

30 June 2014

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to James Zizelman, engineering director gasoline powertrain, Delphi about fuel injection systems and briefly with Andrew Lasley, director electronic controls advanced engineering, Delphi about electric vehicles.


Q&A with Takata: Occupant restraint systems

7 October 2013

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global players in the occupant restraints market, Matthew Beecham talked with Claus Rudolf, Vice President of Global Engineering at Takata Corp. Headquartered Tokyo, Japan, Takata's products are primarily sold in Japan, the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Latest news


SolarCity founder exits Tesla

19 July 2017

SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive is leaving Tesla, according to a media report.


just-auto Plus only Tesla appoints independent directors to its board

18 July 2017

We would like to welcome Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), and James Murdoch, chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox (21CF), to Tesla’s board of directors. In addition to her role as...


Tesla knocked off most-valuable perch

7 July 2017

Tesla's reign as most valuable carmaker appears to have been short lived.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for six large cars

6 July 2017

The Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon come out at the top of a group of six large cars recently evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The three cars qualify for Top Safety Pick+, the Institutes highest...


Tesla reports Q2 deliveries down

4 July 2017

Tesla says it delivered just over 22,000 vehicles in Q2, of which just over 12,000 were Model S and just over 10,000 were Model X. This represents a 53% increase over Q2 2016, but was down on the first quarter.


just-auto Plus only Tesla Q2 2017 sales up 53%

4 July 2017

Tesla delivered just over 22,000 vehicles in Q2, of which just over 12,000 were Model S and just over 10,000 were Model X. This represents a 53% increase over Q2 2016. Total vehicle deliveries in the first half of 2017 were approximately 47,100. The major...


Elon Musk says Model 3 production starts this week

3 July 2017

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has said that the first Model 3s bound for customers will come off the production line on Friday of this week, some two weeks ahead of schedule.


Tesla eyeing Shanghai for new assembly plant

23 June 2017

Tesla is considering a location in the Shanghai area for a plant to serve the Chinese market, according to reports.


Tesla autopilot software chief quits

21 June 2017

Tesla's head of autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company after less than six months with the electric carmaker.


Tesla death crash driver ignored warnings

20 June 2017

A man killed in a crash last year while using semi-autonomous driving in his Tesla Model S sedan kept his hands off the wheel for extended periods of time despite repeated automated warnings not to do so, a US government report said.


just-auto Plus only Tesla Model X earns NHTSA five star rating

19 June 2017

Tesla engineered Model X to be the safest SUV ever, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced, after conducting independent testing, has awarded Model X a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category, making it the...


Toyota sells all Tesla stake

6 June 2017

Toyota has sold all of its shares in Tesla as it shapes up to rival Elon Musk's electric car start-up.


Detroit stresses environmental commitment

5 June 2017

US President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the international Paris Accord on climate change has been met with reaffirmed commitments to environment friendly policies from US automakers.


just-auto Plus only Tesla US recalls 2016 Model S/X vehicles

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V260000 Manufacturer: Tesla Motors Components: Parking Brake Potential number of units affected: 31,472 Summary Tesla is recalling certain 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles. The electric parking brake callipers have an...


Tesla denies China plant reports

11 April 2017

Tesla has denied media reports in China that it is planning a vehicle manufacturing plant in south China's Guangdong province.


Tesla becomes more valuable than GM

10 April 2017

Elon Musk's Tesla has passed General Motors to become America’s most valuable carmaker, according to reports.


Tesla's market value exceeds Ford's

4 April 2017

Tesla's market capitalisation has risen to a level higher than that of Ford. Tesla's share price rose on Monday after it posted record quarterly deliveries.


Tesla Q1 sales surge 69%

3 April 2017

Tesla sales have surged to a new quarterly record in Q1 as the company rebounded from weaker sales and production problems at the end of last year.


Tesla axes 60kWh Model S in UK

27 March 2017

Tesla is axing its entry level Model S in the UK after just a year on sale.


just-auto Plus only Tesla’s first CFO returns

23 February 2017

Tesla on 22 February 2017 announced that CFO Jason Wheeler has decided to leave the company in April to pursue opportunities in public policy. Jason will be replaced by Deepak Ahuja, who was Tesla’s first CFO and worked for the company for more than...


Tesla starts Dubai sales

13 February 2017

Tesla has started selling its luxury electric cars in Dubai, its first venture into the Middle East, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Tesla and BMW EVs fail to earn IIHS rating

1 February 2017

Two all-electric vehicles fall short of meeting the Institute's awards criteria, but consumers who want to minimise gas consumption while also prioritising safety can choose from two plug-in hybrids that earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award. The two...


NHTSA clears Tesla autopilot after fatal crash

20 January 2017

US investigators have cleared a 2015 Tesla Model S which collided with a tractor trailer crossing an uncontrolled intersection in Florida, resulting in the death of the driver. The decision resulted on Consumer Watchdog accusing regulators of falling for Tesla "propaganda".


Panasonic to go beyond batteries with Tesla

19 January 2017

Panasonic reportedly wants to extend its partnership with Tesla Motors beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese supplier focuses more on the automotive business.


just-auto Plus only Tesla names new VP of Autopilot Software

12 January 2017

We would like to welcome Chris Lattner, who will join Tesla as our vice president of Autopilot Software. Chris’s reputation for engineering excellence is well known. He comes to Tesla after 11 years at Apple where he was primarily responsible for...


European carmakers hope to catch Tesla chargers

11 January 2017

Aiming to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler plan to build about 400 next-generation charging stations in Europe that can recharge an electric car in minutes instead of hours.


just-auto Plus only Tesla sells 22,200 vehicles globally in Q4 2016

4 January 2017

Tesla produced 24,882 vehicles in Q4, resulting in total 2016 production of 83,922 vehicles. This was an increase of 64% from 2015. Tesla delivered approximately 22,200 vehicles in Q4, of which 12,700 were Model S and 9,500 were Model X. When added to the...


Tesla buys German engineering firm

8 November 2016

Tesla Motors, which plans to be building half a million electric vehicles a year at its only production plant, has bought Grohmann Engineering. Much of the reason for buying the firm is to tap its expertise in robotics for the production of cars and battery packs at Tesla's existing and future factories.


Tesla to limit free supercharging

7 November 2016

Tesla is to limit free supercharging for all cars ordered after 1 January, 2017.


Panasonic and Tesla broaden battery partnership

24 October 2016

Panasonic and Tesla Motor are broadening their battery partnership to include the manufacture and marketing of storage batteries for homes. They will be built at the Gigafactory and boost that plant's capacity utilisation.

Tesla Motors, Inc. news

Manufacturers energise the solar car roof market

19 July 2017

Despite the fascination for clean tech, commercialising solar roofs have been weighed down by the...


SolarCity founder exits Tesla

19 July 2017

SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive is leaving Tesla, according to a media report. Reuters noted S...


Tesla hits a bit of resistance - COMMENT

18 July 2017

The world's most famous make of electric cars is being assailed from many quarters. And this just...


just-auto Plus only Tesla appoints independent directors to its board

18 July 2017

We would like to welcome Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Publ...


Tesla knocked off most-valuable perch

7 July 2017

Tesla's reign as most valuable carmaker appears to have been short lived. Shares in the el...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for six large cars

6 July 2017

The Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon come out at the top of a...



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