Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states, report says

Tesla's move to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial transaction, Reuters reported.


Uber driver was watching video before fatal self-driving crash, police say

Police in Arizona said evidence showed the safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was streaming a TV show on her phone before a fatal accident in March.

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GM adjusts executive roles for Ammann, Reuss

General Motors is realigning responsibilities of two of its top executives, allowing GM President Dan Ammann to better concentrate on the automaker's development and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Ammann, who was already overseeing the operations, is relinquishing responsibilities for Cadillac and GM's global portfolio planning to product chief Mark Reuss.

Study questions massive investments in AVs

Billions of dollars will be lost by many automakers that continue to invest in autonomous and electric vehicles while consumer buy-in remains low, a study from consulting firm AlixPartners says.

Audi, Hyundai to cooperate on fuel cell vehicles

Audi and Hyundai said they will cooperate on developing fuel cell vehicles. The agreement will give Audi and other brands in the Volkswagen Group access to parts that are based on Hyundai's development of the ix35 Fuel Cell and its successor, the Nexo.

Continental board plans powertrain IPO, report says

Continental's supervisory board is moving ahead with plans for an initial public offering of its powertrain unit and a new corporate structure by early July, a sign the supplier's biggest overhaul in decades is taking shape, according to people familiar with the matter.

Volvo extends global footprint with U.S. factory opening

Volvo is expanding its global manufacturing footprint with the inauguration of its first U.S. assembly plant, where it is investing about $1.1 billion to launch output this autumn of the redesigned S60 sedan for domestic and global markets.


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