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UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

6 July 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector


Tesla resilience continues to confound COVID-19 crisis

2 July 2020

Tesla's market capitalisation now exceeds that of Toyota, making it the most valued carmaker in the world.


China scraps foreign ownership limits on commercial vehicle manufacturers

29 June 2020

The Chinese government plans to scrap the 50% limit on foreign ownership of commercial vehicle manufacturing companies in the country next month, according to local reports.


Tesla eyes new US factory start this summer - reports

19 June 2020

Tesla would like to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United States as early as the third quarter of this year, the company reportedly told Texas officials in documents made public this week.


Panasonic and Tesla talking battery spend again

19 May 2020

Panasonic and Tesla have revived talks on investment to boost output of electric vehicle batteries at the Gigafactory in Nevada, the Japanese company told Nikkei.


Tesla to continue expanding recharging network in China

18 May 2020

Tesla said it would continue to expand its electric vehicle recharging network in China by an additional 4,000 supercharging sites by the end of the year, as it looks to strengthen its position in the world's largest electric vehicle market.


Tesla cuts prices in China to qualify for subsidies

1 May 2020

Tesla is to cut the entry price for its Shanghai built Model 3 by 10% to ensure it qualifies for subsidies in the world's largest car market.


Tesla opens virtual store on Alibaba Tmall

20 April 2020

Tesla opened an official virtual store on China's Tmall site last week, as the US electric vehicle manufacturer continues its efforts to expand its share of the world's largest vehicle market.


Tesla prepares pay cuts and furloughs

8 April 2020

Tesla reportedly has told workers to brace for pay cuts and furloughs as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts its operations and cripples demand.


Ford toppled as UK market leader

6 April 2020

Ford has lost its long held position as the UK market's number one passenger vehicle brand. SMMT data for March show that during the first quarter, Volkswagen became the top selling marque.


Italy - Fiat fewer than 500 cars ahead of VW in March

3 April 2020

Due to the sudden collapse of sales, the Italian market's leading brand was only 478 vehicles ahead of Volkswagen in March, a month when the overall market plunged to levels not seen since 1959.


Are suppliers better placed than OEMs to make ventilators?

26 March 2020

COVID-19  has  created  a  sudden  dramatic  need  for  ventilators  in  the world's healthcare  system.


just-auto Plus only COVID-19: Tesla operational update

23 March 2020


GM, Ford, Tesla 'go' to make ventilators

23 March 2020

General Motors said it was collaborating with Ventec Life Systems, in cooperation with StopTheSpread.org, the nation's coordinated private sector response to the COVID-19, to increase production of Ventec's respiratory care products to support the growing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


The virus gets worse - the week

20 March 2020

There was a glimmer of hope in all the bad news this week - Wuhan, aka Coronavirus Central (thanks a lot) on Thursday reported no new cases, the first such report since the bug started to take hold last January. So, perhaps, this, or some of this, might be over for the rest of us in two, maybe three, months? Let's hope so. Or maybe not.


Sharp sues Tesla in Japan for patent infringement

20 March 2020

Japanese electronics giant Sharp Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Tesla's Japanese subsidiary, seeking an injunction to halt imports of some of the carmaker's electric vehicles (EVs) into Japan, according to a report by Kyodo News citing 'sources familiar with the matter'.


Tesla and Toyota top vehicle maker rankings after COVID-19 review

20 March 2020

A ranking of top vehicle manufacturing companies worldwide compiled by data and analytics company GlobalData shows the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis will be strongly adverse across the industry this year, with all major companies impacted.


Tesla says essential employees, including production, should still come to work

18 March 2020

CNBC has just reported an e-mail sent to Tesla employees by the company's head of human resources (HR) for North America, Valerie Workman, encouraged employees to work if they feel comfortable doing so on 18 March.


Virus, virus, virus - the week

13 March 2020

Our continually updated Future Models series has always been a smash hit with just-auto readers so, unsurprisingly, even in the midst of coronavirus fact, rumour, misinformation and lemming-like panic (got enough toilet paper, hand sanitiser, pasta and rice in for a siege yet?), our latest look at What Lies Ahead for a couple of brands from FCA, soon to merge with PSA, drew the most eyeballs this week.


Tesla under fire for cheaper China chip

11 March 2020

It's never been uncommon for automakers to vary specification by market - emissions control and safety equipment not being fitted for markets where not compulsory - but now Tesla is under fire in China for using lower specification computer chips than in other markets.


Tesla tree cutting continues after court ruling

24 February 2020

Tesla reportedly resumed cutting down trees to clear land in in Gruenheide, Germany for its first European car and battery factory after environmentalists lost a court case.


Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily due to the coronavirus, media reports on Monday ( February) said.


Tesla agrees battery supply deal with CATL

3 February 2020

Tesla announced it was partnering with China's largest electric vehicle battery manufacturer CATL, according to local reports in China.


Chinese auto industry impacted hard by coronavirus

3 February 2020

China's automotive industry is expected to take a massive hit from the rapid spread of the corona virus in the last two weeks, at least in the first quarter of the year but very possibly for longer.


Tesla Model 3 takes 3rd spot in Europe's Dec car market

29 January 2020

The Tesla Model 3 was the third best-selling model in Europe in the month of December, according to data released by JATO Dynamics.


Tesla worth more than VW

23 January 2020

Tesla has displaced Volkswagen as the world's second most valuable carmaker, after a dramatic rise in share price pushed its market value to more than US$100bn (GBP76.1bn).


Tesla to build R&D centre in China

16 January 2020

Tesla said it plans to establish an R&D centre in China to support its newly opened vehicle production plant in Shanghai.


Tesla to produce Model Y in China from 2021

8 January 2020

Tesla has confirmed the Model Y battery-powered compact SUV would be the second model to be produced at its new plant in Shanghai, China.


just-auto Plus only Tesla Q4 2019 vehicle production & deliveries

7 January 2020


Tesla begins deliveries of China-made Model 3s

2 January 2020

Tesla began deliveries of its locally-made Model 3 electric car in China on 30th December, in a widely-publicised media event held at its newly-built plant in Shanghai.

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Tesla Motors, Inc. news

Daily COVID-19 autos briefing FREE TO READ

6 July 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automot...


Tesla resilience continues to confound COVID-19

2 July 2020

Tesla's market capitalisation now exceeds that of Toyota, making it the most valued carmaker in t...


China scraps foreign ownership limits on CV makers

29 June 2020

The Chinese government plans to scrap the 50% limit on foreign ownership of commercial vehicle ma...


Tesla eyes new US factory start this summer

19 June 2020

Tesla would like to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United Stat...


Panasonic and Tesla talking battery spend again

19 May 2020

Panasonic and Tesla have revived talks on investment to boost output of electric vehicle batterie...


Tesla to expand China recharging network

18 May 2020

Tesla said it would continue to expand its electric vehicle recharging network in China by an add...



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