The Mighty Pickup Slims Down

Small trucks from Ford and Hyundai are joining a growing field of electric models as America’s go-to vehicle adapts to an evolving market.

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Biden’s Electric Car Plans Hinge on Having Enough Chargers

The United States has about 100,000 public chargers, far fewer than Europe and China. It needs 10 times as many, auto experts say, to complete the switch from combustion engine vehicles.

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Tesla Sells ‘Full Self-Driving,’ but What Is It Really?

As the company deals with government scrutiny of its driver-assistance technology, an add-on kit sold for up to $10,000 is also getting more attention.

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Inside a Fatal Tesla Autopilot Accident: ‘It Happened So Fast’

A 2019 crash in Florida highlights how gaps in Tesla’s driver-assistance system and distractions can have tragic consequences.

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How Biden’s E.V. Plan Could Help Tesla and Squeeze Toyota

A push to increase sales of electric vehicles favors companies that already have all-electric cars on the market and could penalize those that don’t.

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Why Tesla’s ‘Beta Testing’ Puts the Public at Risk

We’re all Tesla’s guinea pigs.

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What Makes Elon Musk Different

Two new books, Eric Berger’s “Liftoff” and Tim Higgins’s “Power Play,” explore Musk’s terrestrial and extraterrestrial pursuits — and what has made him so successful.

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Tesla Says Autopilot Makes Its Cars Safer. Crash Victims Say It Kills.

A California family that lost a 15-year-old boy when a Tesla hit its pickup truck is suing the company, claiming its Autopilot system was partly responsible.

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Tesla Sales More than Double in the Second Quarter

Tesla said sales doubled in the second quarter, but Ford reported a more modest increase as the industry grapples with a semiconductor shortage.

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Boryana Straubel, 38, Dies; Philanthropist and Former Tesla Executive

She ran a family foundation that focuses on environmental sustainability and founded a jewelry company that uses recycled metals for its designs. She died in a bicycle accident.

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Crashes involving Tesla Autopilot and other driver-assistance systems get new scrutiny.

Federal safety regulators told automakers to provide more information about accidents involving cars and trucks with automation technology.

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Huge Paydays for C.E.O.s, as Gap With Workers Widened

The gap between workers and C.E.O.s widened during the pandemic as public companies granted top executives some of the richest pay packages ever.

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When It’s OK to Be a Guinea Pig

It can be fun to try out new products, but only if we know what we’re signing up for.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Is a Major New E.V. Contender

If it sells well, an electric version of the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. could help accelerate the move to electric vehicles.

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Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin as payment for its cars.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, blamed the amount of energy, increasingly generated from fossil fuels, used by Bitcoin.

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Man Riding in Driverless Tesla Is Arrested in California

Param Sharma, 25, was arrested on charges of reckless driving. “I’m about to go in the back seat right now,” he said after being released from jail.

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Elon Musk Hosts a Mother’s Day Episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

The much-discussed Tesla and SpaceX executive took a self-deprecating approach, telling viewers, “I’m pretty good at running human in emulation mode.”

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The Lithium Gold Rush: Inside the Race to Power Electric Vehicles

A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.

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E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More

Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

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Mercedes EQS Electric Sedan: The S Stands for Stunning

The automaker should be able to win back some customers who drifted to Tesla, and hold onto the Tesla-curious.

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Tesla’s Latest Solar Stumble: Big Price Increases

The company is charging tens of thousands of dollars more to cover roofs with its much-anticipated solar shingles, angering some customers.

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Tesla Earnings Set Record in First Quarter

The electric-car maker’s performance reflected increasing sales and production around the world.

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Three Electric S.U.V.s With Tesla in Their Sights

Test-driving Volkswagen’s ID.4, Ford’s Mustang Mach-E and Volvo’s XC40 Recharge: The green turf where Tesla has dominated for so long is poised to grow crowded.

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Texas Police Investigate Fatal Tesla Crash Near Houston

Two people died in the crash, and officials said no one had been behind the wheel. Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said recovered data showed “Autopilot was not enabled” in the vehicle.

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2 Killed in Driverless Tesla Car Crash, Officials Say

“No one was driving the vehicle” when the car crashed and burst into flames, killing two men, a constable said.

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Why Coinbase’s IPO Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party

With acceptance from traditional investors, a profitable start-up that eases transactions is offering proof of the industry’s staying power.

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The Next Level in Office Amenities: Wild Horses

The mustangs at a Nevada office park are an example of the outrageous perks that businesses dangle to impress job candidates, but wildlife advocates are pushing back on efforts to market them.

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Tesla’s Autopilot Technology Faces Fresh Scrutiny

Federal regulators are investigating 23 recent accidents in which drivers were, or may have been, using the automatic steering and braking system.

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Volkswagen Aims to Use Its Size to Head Off Tesla

The German carmaker outlined ambitious goals to build battery factories as it ties its fate to electric cars.

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China Turns to Elon Musk as Technology Dreams Sour

The Tesla boss and digital prankster is striking a chord, at a time of disillusionment with the tech industry and its leading tycoons.

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Why Japan Is Holding Back as the World Rushes Toward Electric Cars

The country’s stance would seem to put it on the wrong side of market trends. But with its huge investment in gasoline-electric hybrids, it has big reasons to proceed slowly.

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How To Buy an Electric Car

Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.

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Auto Dinosaurs Show They’re Not Dead Yet

Daimler reported unexpectedly strong profits, underlining a rebound by traditional carmakers despite the pandemic.

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There’s One Big Problem With Electric Cars

They’re still cars. Technology can’t cure America of its addiction to the automobile.

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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

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G.M.’s Profits From Trucks and S.U.V.s Fuel Its Electric Quest

The automaker earned more than $6 billion last year — money that it will plow into the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.

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Bitcoin and Dogecoin Are Boosted by Elon Musk

Bitcoin and even Dogecoin, which began as a playful experiment, are soaring in value as billionaires, companies and celebrities promote the digital currencies.

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G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.

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Elon Musk, GameStop and the C.E.O. as Internet Troll

The billionaire Mr. Musk has inserted himself into the confounding stock market drama and solidified his role as the ultimate insider outsider.

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Tesla Has First Profitable Year, but Competition Is Growing

The company benefited from a jump in sales of electric cars in China and Europe, but its fourth quarter earnings fell short of Wall Street’s expectations.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #tesla-motors-inc

Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker

Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.

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Tesla Might Finally Have Some Competition. From Ford.

Traditional automakers have struggled to sell electric cars. That could change as Ford, Volkswagen and others introduce new models.

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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.

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Tesla Says It Hit Goal of Delivering 500,000 Cars in 2020

The milestone seemed unreachable just three years ago and comes as Tesla has seen a string of profitable quarters and a buoyant stock.

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German Automakers Are Charged Up and Ready to Take on Tesla

As Tesla completes a factory in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are introducing electric cars in bids to defend their dominance of the luxury market.

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Trump Threatens to Reject $900 Billion Stimulus

The president threatened to upend a hard-fought compromise, but he may not get what he wants.

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Treasury Department’s Top Levels Were Breached in Russia Hack

Russian hackers appear to have attacked systems for senior officials of the department.

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A Race to Become the Tesla of Delivery Trucks and Vans

Investors are betting that small companies like Workhorse will help popularize electric commercial vehicles. And Tesla aims to extend its reach.

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Tesla, Profitable at Last, Bulls Its Way Into the S&P 500

The electric-car maker will be the biggest addition in the history of the benchmark index. Will that settle down its swings?

#corporations, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #records-and-achievements, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

Bill Ford: ‘Our Family Name Is on the Line Every Day’

The chairman of Ford Motor and the great-grandson of Henry Ford is an elder statesman in an industry where C.E.O.s come and go.

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