Panasonic said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to U.S. sanctions. As a result, Panasonic has suspended relations with a Canadian supplier.
Despite bullish forecasts for global demand -- especially with accelerating production of electric vehicles -- lithium may have a funding problem. Banks are wary.
Tesla has invited all Model 3 reservation holders in the U.S. and Canada to confirm their orders -- for $2,500. That's welcome news for customers. It's even more welcome for Tesla's balance sheet.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan — which began arriving in Canada last week — pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update.
Elon Musk's responses to recent crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot software suggest a lack of regard for people who share the road with the cars his company sells.
A Tesla supplier in Quebec is getting $11 million from the federal and provincial governments to help pay for a $19 million expansion that will increase production there.
Mercedes is developing a battery-powered sedan about the size of its S class, dubbed the EQ S, which will challenge Tesla's Model S for high-end electric-car buyers.
Tesla is recalling Model S sedans built before April 2016 in order to replace power-steering bolts that can corrode after contact with road salt in cold temperatures.
Tesla temporarily suspended production of the Model 3 electric sedan at its lone auto plant for a week in late February, a planned breather that ultimately may help increase output of the closely watched vehicle.
Tesla is building fast-charging stations for its electric vehicles in Atlantic Canada, opening up the East Coast to owners of the California automaker's cars. Nova Scotia's energy board denied other charging stations.
Tesla will build a pickup truck soon after producing electric crossover vehicle Model Y, CEO Elon Musk said.
Autonomous trucks are moving towards commercial reality on Canadian highways as companies look to boost productivity amid a driver shortage and governments seek to reduce deadly crashes.