A Tesla employee with knowledge of the situation told Electrek that four workers on the company’s main Model S/X assembly line tested positive for coronavirus today. The affected employees, who have the title of production associates, worked on the same part of the assembly line. expand full story
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206 multinational and national companies and investors in the UK have signed a letter that calls on the British government to deliver a sustainable coronavirus recovery program.
Coronavirus Stories May 13
The nation’s top transit systems have experienced 70% to 90% declines in ridership during the pandemic. Analysts believe that some of these losses could be sustained for years. As lockdowns get lifted, workers will need new socially distanced strategies to get to work.
Coronavirus Stories April 16
Volkswagen is restarting production at its Zwickau plant on April 20, one week ahead of when most of its global factories will resume. The much-anticipated ID.3 EV, the first of a wave of new VW electric vehicles, is produced in Zwickau. The move comes as the company acknowledges new challenges in meeting EU CO2 targets during the pandemic.
Coronavirus Stories March 25
Transport for London (TFL) this week suspended charges for its Ultra Low Emission Zone. London Mayor Sadiq Khan asked TFL to make these changes to allow key workers, including the National Health Service staff and those delivering medicine and groceries, to get around “as easily as possible.”
Coronavirus Stories March 19
Several automakers offered today to turn their manufacturing expertise toward helping alleviate medical device shortages as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to overload hospitals. GM, Tesla, and Ford were among those who offered help in the US.
Coronavirus Stories March 17
Tesla must obey the “shelter in place” order put into place in the San Francisco Bay Area and is not allowed to build new cars at its Fremont factory, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s office.
Tesla will be allowed to maintain “minimum basic operations” at the plant, but this does not include building new cars.
Coronavirus Stories March 16
WeRide resumes robotaxi service in China with extreme precautions to keep riders and drivers safe after COVID-19. expand full story
Coronavirus Stories February 27
It will take months to figure the extent of the catastrophic Coronavirus outbreak. To help fight off the Covid-19 epidemic, eHang is lending its eVTOL for medical relief. expand full story