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Tesla, adding to its ambitions, wants to electrify big trucks

After more than a decade of making cars and sport utility vehicle — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its electric [Read entire story]

Auto sales down in July, the worst month of the year

July saw the biggest decline in U.S. vehicle sales this year, leaving automakers to hope that people are just waiting to pounce on Labor Day deals. Ford’s sales were down 7.5 percent, Fiat Chrysler’s declined 10 [Read entire story]

Tesla expanding service operations, hiring techs for Model 3

Electric car maker Tesla is expanding its service operations and hiring more than 1,000 technicians to meet expected demand for its new Model 3 sedan. The vans are equipped with tools and replacement parts as well as an [Read entire story]

Toyota, 3 others settle suit over Takata air bags

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for money they lost due to the massive recall of Takata air bags. In documents filed Thursday with a [Read entire story]

Tesla starts selling solar roof; says savings to cover costs

The glass tiles were unveiled by Tesla last fall just before the company merged with San Mateo solar panel maker SolarCity. The solar tiles contain photovoltaic cells that are invisible from the street. Tesla CEO Elon [Read entire story]

Tesla loss widens on higher spending ahead of Model 3

Tesla’s first-quarter loss grew by 17 percent to $330 million as it boosted spending ahead of the release of its Model 3 sedan and the start of its solar panel business. The company’s desire to move beyond its [Read entire story]