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'The most difficult and painful year of my career'

He called 2018 'the most difficult and painful year of my career'

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Says claims he intended to 'shoot the place up' have caused him harm

Martin Tripp says he fears for his personal safety after claims he intended to "shoot the place up."

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Ex-worker alleges Tesla mislead investors, installed damaged batteries

Former employee alleges Tesla mislead investors and installed damaged batteries.

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It gets a fuel-efficient diesel I6 variant branded as the 840d xDrive

It gets a fuel-efficient diesel I6 variant branded as the 840d xDrive

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Automakers detail what they — and the American public — stand to lose

They're building a new $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama .

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Martin Tripp says he grew alarmed by what he saw at Tesla's Gigafactory

Defendant in Tesla lawsuit says he's a whistleblower.

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A former technician allegedly hacked Tesla network

A former technician allegedly hacked Tesla network

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It's refunding twice as many deposits as it's taking in, analyst firm says

It's refunding twice as many deposits as it's taking in, according to Second Measure.

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It's building a new engine plant for the Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe

It's building a new engine plant to support the Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe.

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The previous-generation Insight peaked around 21,000 units in 2010

Yesterday we told you about Honda's production launch of the all-new 2019 Insight in Indiana. That comes after the hybrid spent five years wandering in the automotive wilderness and following a $61.5 million investment to prepare plants in Ohio and Indiana for more electrified vehicles. Today, Honda responded to Autoblog with some comments about its expectations for the resurrected nameplate.

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Honda's East Liberty plant gets $54M to build the popular crossover

Acura has kicked off production of the all-new 2019 RDX, capping a $54 million investment in new technologies and processes at its plant in East Liberty, Ohio, where the compact crossover will be built. It goes on sale starting in June, though prices are yet to be announced.

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Honda invests $61.5 million in plants in Indiana, Ohio to build the hybrid

Honda has launched production of the 2019 Insight at its plant in Greensburg, Ind., capping $61.5 million the automaker has invested there and at three plants in Ohio to build the all-new hybrid sedan and pave the way for more electrified vehicles.

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It follows a fire last week at a factory that supplies instrument panels

Ford Motor Co. says it will halt production of its top-selling F-150 and Super Duty pickup trucks at several of its U.S. plants where they are built following a fire at a plant in Michigan that produces instrument panels.

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It arrives at showrooms in June and starts at $32,970

Subaru began production Monday of the new Ascent, its much-anticipated three-row crossover, at its plant in Lafayette, Ind. It's set to arrive at dealers in June as a 2019 model and will start at $32,970, including shipping.

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Sterling Heights Assembly is running two shifts, seven days a week

Fiat Chrysler is spending more than $300 million to fix production issues with the new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup as the plant where it's built is running below capacity and suppliers reportedly struggle to keep up with building it and the 2018 version simultaneously.

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This adds to the 20,000 that are already atop the factory

Bentley has started construction on what it says will be the U.K.'s largest solar-powered car port at its factory headquarters in Crewe, England. When completed, the array will have a capacity of 2.7 megawatts, enough to cover 24 percent of the company's energy requirements on the site.

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2019 Fusion one of first Fords to reduce complexity, follow 'operational fitness'

While its long-term future remains uncertain, Ford signaled that it isn't giving up yet on its best-selling car when it unveiled the 2019 Fusion on Tuesday. But the refreshed midsize sedan, along with the 2018 EcoSport compact crossover before it, also illustrate the first attempts by the company to limit complexity by drastically lowering the number of buildable configurations.

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Tesla nearing 10,000 Model 3s produced to date, per latest estimates

"This is not unusual and is in fact common in production ramps like this," says Tesla.

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The president again takes credit for unrelated automotive manufacturing moves.

It's the latest example of the president wading awkwardly into the global automotive industry.

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$25 million more invested to crank out the full-size SUVs in high demand

A $25 million investment adds to $900 million already announced to meet demand for the hot-selling full-size SUVs.

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