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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


Tesla teases electric truck ahead of launch event

6 November 2017

Tesla reportedly has issued invitations to a US unveiling of its long awaited electric truck.


Analysts say Tesla should stop 'overpromising'

2 November 2017

Electric car maker Tesla is attracting attention on Thursday after last night announcing a record quarterly net loss plus production delays and problems at its car and battery factories. One analyst has been quoted as saying company chief Elon Musk should stop 'overpromising' and his company could need more finance.


Tesla strikes deal for Shanghai plant - report

23 October 2017

Tesla has reportedly struck a deal to set up a plant in Shanghai to make cars for the Chinese market.


Tesla retrofitting charging network for China

19 October 2017

Tesla is reportedly planning to modify its models sold in China and its charging network there in order to boost sales.


Tesla cites 'bottlenecks' on low Model 3 output

3 October 2017

Tesla has released third quarter sales and production numbers which show a low number on Model 3 output, although it is early in the schedule for the new high volume model.


Tesla Q3 2017 sales up 4.5%

1 October 2017

In Q3, Tesla delivered 26,150 vehicles, of which 14,065 were Model S, 11,865 were Model X, and 220 were Model 3. This was our all-time best quarter for Model S and X deliveries, representing a 4.5% increase over Q3 2016, our previous best quarter, and a 17.7%...


NTSB rules on Tesla crash cause

13 September 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board reported a truck driver's failure to yield the right of way and a car driver's inattention due to over reliance on vehicle automation are the probable cause of the fatal 7 May, 2016, Tesla crash near Williston, Florida.


Lobby group slams Tesla after NTSB crash report

13 September 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board's finding that Tesla's Autopilot shares the blame for a fatal crash with a truck in Florida last year underscores the need for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards covering automated driver assistance technologies, US lobby group Consumer Watchdog said.


Tesla extends Florida cars range with OTA update

11 September 2017

Tesla granted Florida owners extended range capabilities thanks to an over the air update in advance of Hurricane Irma's arrival, a media report said.


Goodyear adds fleet management tools to EVs

11 September 2017

Goodyear has announced that it is equipping Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that exclusively uses Tesla electric vehicles, with wireless sensors in its tyres to improve overall tyre management and maximise up time for its growing fleet.


just-auto Plus only Tesla appoints two new directors to its board

18 August 2017

Tesla welcomes 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 its board of directors. In addition to her role as chairman and CEO of JPC...


Tesla seeks further $1.5bn capital injection

7 August 2017

Tesla is to offer US$1.5bn in corporate bonds to strengthen its balance sheet as it looks to ramp-up production volumes on the Model 3.


Tesla posts net loss of $336m in Q2

3 August 2017

As it eyes higher volume and hitting profitability with the Model 3, Tesla's latest results put it firmly in loss-making territory, though with an underlying improving trend and some details that cheered investors.


Infineon supplies chips for Tesla Model 3 ramp-up

2 August 2017

Infineon says it will supply chips to Tesla's Model 3 electric car in a deal for higher volume output that appears to supplement one that it lost out on.


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 Motors, Inc. news

just-auto Plus only Hands-On Tech - Tesla Model S

13 November 2017

Welcome to the second feature in our newest reporting series. Our Hands-On Tech - HOT - Repor...


Tesla teases electric truck ahead of launch event

6 November 2017

Tesla reportedly has issued invitations to a US unveiling of its long awaited electric truck....


Analysts say Tesla should stop 'overpromising'

2 November 2017

Electric car maker Tesla is attracting attention on Thursday after last night announcing a record...


Tesla strikes deal for Shanghai plant - report

23 October 2017

Tesla has reportedly struck a deal to set up a plant in Shanghai to make cars for the Chinese mar...


Tesla retrofitting charging network for China

19 October 2017

Tesla is reportedly planning to modify its models sold in China and its charging network there in...


Tesla cites 'bottlenecks' on low Model 3 output

3 October 2017

Tesla has released third quarter sales and production numbers which show a low number on Model 3...



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