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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.


What will a Tesla electric truck look like?

16 August 2016

Just what would a Tesla electric freight truck look like? It’s a question that many in the auto industry have been asking after the latest visionary bulletin (Master Plan, Part Deux) from Tesla founder and talisman Elon Musk. 


The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries

5 August 2016

August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer – well OK – it's warmish – industry tends to take a well-earned break and recharge the batteries ready for an autumn which will rapidly see the Paris Motor Show loom large.

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


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 updates self-driving capability

20 October 2016

Tesla announced all vehicles it builds from now on – including the upcoming Model 3 – would have the hardware "needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver" thanks to a variety of upgrades.


Tesla ramps up sales and output

4 October 2016

Quarterly sales and production data issued by Tesla Motors shows that the premium electric car maker is continuing to ramp up deliveries and production as it adds more output of its Model X in its mix.


just-auto Plus only Tesla Q3 2016 deliveries rise 70%

3 October 2016

Tesla delivered approximately 24,500 vehicles in Q3, of which 15,800 were Model S and 8,700 were Model X. This was an increase of just over 70% from last quarter's deliveries of 14,402. Our Q3 delivery count should be viewed as slightly conservative, as we...


just-auto Plus only Tesla names its new vice president

26 September 2016

On 23 September 2016, Tesla announced Eric Branderiz will join the company on Monday, 24 October 2016, as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Eric brings accounting and solar expertise to Tesla after six years at SunPower...


Tesla sues Michigan over ban on direct sales

23 September 2016

Tesla Motors reportedly has sued Michigan governor Rick Snyder and other state officials in federal court over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers.


Tesla to reward Chinese hackers who spotted flaw

21 September 2016

Chinese hackers who took over some control of a Tesla car from 12 miles (20km) away notified the automaker and the vulnerability was fixed quickly with an over the air upgrade. The hackers will be rewarded under Tesla's 'bug bounty program'.


Mobileye refutes Tesla allegations

19 September 2016

Mobileye has said allegations recently attributed to a Tesla spokesperson regarding Mobileye’s position in respect of Tesla internal computer vision efforts are incorrect and can be refuted by the facts.

Tesla Motors, Inc. news

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, acc...


Tesla autopilot software chief quits

21 June 2017

Tesla's head of autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company after less than six m...


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...


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 Admin...


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...


Detroit stresses environmental commitment

5 June 2017

US President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the international Paris Accord on clim...



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