Tesla won’t face a fight over California’s latest COVID-19 restrictions

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California is once again instituting restrictions to keep COVID-19 in check, but it’s not going to risk pushback from Tesla this time around. Reuters reports the state’s Health Department has determined that workers at Tesla’s Fremont factory …

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Tesla reportedly orders factory workers to show up despite shelter orders

By alameda county, Business, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, essential, factory, fremont, gear, production, shelter in place, sheriff's office, tesla, Transportation

Earlier today, it looked like Tesla would have to pause production at its factory in Fremont. Now, TechCrunch reports, the company says employees in essential roles — including production, service, deliveries, testing and supporting groups –…

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Tesla must pause production at its Fremont factory to shelter in place

By alameda county, Business, coronavirus, covid-19, electric vehicle, elon musk, engadget, ev, factory, fremont, gear, Model Y, production, shelter in place, shut down, tesla, tomorrow, Transportation

Yesterday, it looked like Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, would remain open despite being in one of the California counties under a shelter in place order. Today, a spokeswoman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said otherwise. The facto…

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LG Display halts work at phone screen factory after coronavirus infection

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Samsung isn’t the only Korean tech giant grappling with coronavirus infections. LG Display has temporarily halted work at a smartphone screen factory in Gumi, South Korea after a bank worker near the facility tested positive for COVID-19. The compa…

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Samsung temporarily shuts down phone factory following coronavirus case

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Samsung’s coronavirus problems extend beyond people steering clear of phone stores. The company has closed a phone factory in Gumi, South Korea until February 24th after confirming that a factory worker was infected with COVID-19. The company told…

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Tesla ordered to halt early work on its German Gigafactory

By berlin, car, cars, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, environment, ev, factory, gear, Germany, gigafactory, green, tesla, Transportation

Tesla’s Berlin area Gigafactory is running into trouble before the EV maker has even laid the foundations. The higher administrative court for Berlin-Brandenburg has ordered Tesla to halt forest clearing for the factory while waiting on a decision f…

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President Trump will visit Apple’s Mac Pro factory on November 20th

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Apple is determined to win as as many tariff exemptions as it can, it seems. The White House has confirmed that President Trump will visit Apple’s Mac Pro factory in Austin, Texas on November 20th, backing up rumors of an impending tour. It’s not c…

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Volkswagen begins pre-production of its ID.3 EV in China

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Just days after Volkswagen showed off the first all-electric ID.3 produced at its Zwickau plant in Germany, the company announced that it has entered pre-production in China, too. Like the Zwickau factory, the new plant in Anti, Shanghai, will…

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Volkswagen’s attempt at a bold, cleaner future starts with the ID.3

By Business, dieselgate, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, factory, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, green, id3, meb, robots, services, tomorrow, Transportation, Volkswagen, zwickau

With much pomp and circumstance, the first all-electric ID.3 produced at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant rolled down a hall of flashing lights and pulsating music. A badge on the fender signifies it’s one of the “1st” of a 35,000 run of vehicles pre-order…

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A worldwide material shortage is delaying cassette production

By av, cassette, cassette tape, engadget, entertainment, factory, gamma ferric oxide, magnetic tape, material, nac, national audio company, production, refinery, shortage

Just when cassette tapes appeared to be making a comeback, a worldwide shortage of gamma ferric oxide has slowed production. National Audio Company (NAC), the largest cassette tape manufacturer in the US, sent a letter to its customers explain…

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Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant opens next May with fewer jobs than promised

By Business, engadget, factory, Foxconn, gear, jobs, LCD, manufacturing, politics, production, subsidies, tax credits, wisconsin

Foxconn’s long-promised factory in Wisconsin will finally begin production in May 2020, but to start, it’s only creating 1,500 jobs. That’s far fewer than the 13,000 jobs it once said it would add. At this rate, Foxconn will likely lose out on hundre…

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Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

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As clean as fuel cell cars and EVs may be, they’re still made using pollution-producing factories — and Toyota wants to help solve this. The company has introduced what it says is the first-ever general-purpose hydrogen burner built for use at fact…

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