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Apple, Tesla Exec Doug Field Moves Back to Ford

  • Decades ago, Doug Field worked as an engineer at Ford before leaving to work at Segway, Apple, and Tesla. He was involved in launching the Tesla Model 3 as well as Apple’s secretive automotive project.
  • Now back at Ford, Field will be “chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer” and will report directly to CEO Jim Farley.
  • Farley said Field’s work at Ford will include next-generation “digital vehicles” as well as “always-on experiences for our customers that get better and better over time.” Hiring him away from Apple is a strong sign that they’re taking this technology extremely seriously.


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    Does Tesla actually want competitors to make electric cars?

    Governments incentivize carmakers to produce electric cars by giving them emissions credits for doing so – which they can turn around and sell to other carmakers that are struggling to meet regulatory requirements. For electric carmaker Tesla, these credits are a significant revenue source. In fact, Q2 of this year was the company’s eighth profitable quarter in a row but its first to be profitable if you exclude the money it made from emissions credits.

    Jamie Kitman, an automotive journalist who wrote about Tesla CEO Elon Musk for the British magazine The Road Rat, thinks the company’s financial reliance

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    Indian auto parts makers’ shares gain on report of talks with Tesla

    The logo of car manufacturer Tesla is seen at a dealership in London, Britain, May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/File Photo

    BENGALURU, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Shares of Indian auto parts suppliers rose as much as 14% on Monday following a report electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) was in talks with at least three companies to source critical parts for its planned entry into the country.

    Tesla, which is looking to set up a factory in India if it is successful with imported vehicles, is holding early talks with some companies for the supply of components such as instrument panels, windshields,

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    How Biden’s E.V. Plan Could Help Tesla and Squeeze Toyota

    Companies that have been slower, like Stellantis, which owns Ram, Jeep and Chrysler, brands that do not yet have vehicles solely powered by batteries, face additional pressure to catch up. Jeep started selling a plug-in hybrid version of its popular Wrangler this year and plans to start selling fully electric vehicles by 2023.

    “Automotive industry leaders have seen the writing on the wall for some time now when it comes to electrification and autonomous technologies,” said Jessica Caldwell, a senior analyst at Edmunds, a market researcher.

    Ms. Caldwell added that the sales targets set by the Biden administration and the

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    Auto component makers ‘invite’ Tesla to make parts locally

    India’s $46-billion auto component industry has ‘invited’ Tesla to make parts locally in response to the American carmaker’s request for tax concessions on fully imported electric vehicles ahead of their local launch.

    Deepak Jain, president of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), said with the government committing itself to a phased manufacturing plan (PMP) and the FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) Policy, the industry would always welcome any foreign or domestic entity in any segment as long as it promotes good value addition and localisation.

    “The government is expected, as per what it has already announced

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    Tesla $25K compact electric car prototype has been completed: rumor

    It appears that Tesla China is making good progress in its development of the highly-anticipated $25k compact electric car. If recent rumors from China are any indication, it appears that the upcoming affordable EV is still planned for trial production for the end of 2021. 

    The update about Tesla China’s newest electric vehicle was shared by noted automotive segment leaker 不是郑小康, who has proven to be accurate in the past. According to the industry leaker, the prototype for Tesla’s $25K car has already been completed, and most suppliers for the vehicle’s production have already been lined up. 

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    Tesla Isn’t the Only Company Charging a Monthly Fee for Extra Features

    • In July, Tesla began offering its “Full Self-Driving” software with a $199 per month subscription option.
    • BMW, Mercedes, and Cadillac, have also explored subscription services.
    • With the services, drivers could tack on personalized features like heated seats or autopilot.

    Drivers may start paying for subscription services akin to

    as automakers develop more sophisticated and luxurious features for their cars.

    Earlier this month, Tesla began offering drivers the option to pay a monthly subscription fee for its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) software. The driver assistance program was initially launched as a service that could be bought with

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