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Volvo embraces America — ‘our new home market’

New billion-dollar South Carolina factory drives plan to double sales here

When the plant's running at full 150,000-unit capacity, making 90,000 XC90s on top of the S60s, head count will double to around 4,000 employees, half working on export cars, half on local cars.

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Jaguar Land Rover data leak reveals employee records, upcoming layoffs

Personnel files also revealed in huge data breach

A massive data leak has revealed the personnel files of hundreds of employees at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Solihull, England. The documents reveal details such as sick days used, disciplinary issues and — most notably — red lines indicating potential firings in the weeks or months ahead. In total, the personal records of more than 600 workers were released. JLR is scrambling to contain the crisis. The breach was first reported by the Huffington Post UK, with the automaker initia

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Tesla names new head of HR amid working-conditions controversy

Gaby Toledano comes to Tesla from Electronics Arts.

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Tesla's Model 3 rides on risky assembly-line strategy

Once more, Elon Musk flaunts convention.

Skipping a traditional step in the prototype process.

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Tesla's Musk engages German workers to try to stave off strike

Tesla chief Elon Musk tries to ward off a strike that could threaten the Model 3 debut.

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Possible German factory strike threatens Tesla Model 3 deadline

Model 3 is expected to start deliveries in July

Workers at Tesla Advanced Automation Germany, which Tesla bought last year when it was called Grohman Engineering, may strike.

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Tesla's Elon Musk promises roller coasters, fro yo at factory

That thrill ride will be electric powered, of course

Tesla chief Elon Musk doubles down on his effort to stave off unionization at the company's Northern California plant by offering perks such as a roller coaster and free frozen yogurt.

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Tesla to announce four more Gigafactory plants by end of year

No locations specified beyond New York solar plant.

Tesla is planning to convert the old Solar City plant in New York to Gigafactory 2 and will add three more plants worldwide.

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EV startup Rivian buys old Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois

Detroit-based start-up may start making EVs by 2019.

Rivian acquired old Mitsubishi-Chrysler factory in Illinois, with plans to hire 1,000 people there by 2024.

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Drone footage shows Tesla's Gigafactory taking shape

Fresh footage shot with a DJI Phantom 3 drone in 4K shows how far Tesla's Gigafactory has progressed.

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Tesla's Fremont factory workforce could be former NUMMI plant's highest ever

Tesla plans to employ more people in Fremont than during the plant's 1979 peak.

Tesla plans to boost its workforce to about 9,300 people.

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Current Ram 1500 sticking around into 2019

Move lets Ram target low-cost fleet users without sacrificing retail capacity.

So, you know, don't feel like you need to rush out and buy one.

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Is Faraday Future dragging on $46 million worth of construction payments?

Work will not stop, though, AECOM says.

Faraday Future once received $215 million in incentives from Nevada.

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Tesla's expansion, acquisition could cause cash crunch

Automaker's growth may require enlarging its Bay Area factory.

But who's to say, really?

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Subaru builds 3 millionth car in America

With Impreza production an a three-row crossover on the way, this is just the start.

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Volkswagen could build electric vehicles in North America by 2020

VW reportedly considering Tennessee or Mexico for EV production.

Nothing says 'diesel? What diesel?' like building EVs in the US.

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With VW running from diesel, Panasonic may get an electric boost

Volkswagen could help out Panasonic's battery production expansion.

Panasonic looks to double automotive battery revenue within three years thanks to demand from Tesla and VW.

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VW may be eying China for its first battery factory

Green-vehicle emphasis, co-investment puts China at the top of VW's factory list.

Volkswagen may be planning a giant battery-making factory in China, as the automaker looks to expand plug-in fleet.

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Tesla looking to build a factory in China

Tesla looks to spur Asia sales in China and South Korea.

Shanghai factory, South Korea entry, and China financing program are all part of Tesla's Asian expansion plans.

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