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Elon Musk agrees to new tweeting rules with SEC
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28th Apr 2019
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Elon Musk agrees to new tweeting rules with SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, have come to a more detailed agreement regarding tweets which could affect the automaker's share price.
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Derek Fung
2019 Volkswagen Caddy recalled
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27th Apr 2019
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2019 Volkswagen Caddy recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for the 2019 Caddy van over concerns the backrest padding in the front seats may stop the side airbags from deploying correctly. "On Caddy vehicles of a limited production period, the front backrest padding may have been fitted incorrectly," the company says in its recall notice. "In the event of a collision, the side airbags may not adequately deploy."
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James Wong
BMW to source cobalt from Australia for EV batteries
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26th Apr 2019
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BMW to source cobalt from Australia for EV batteries

BMW will buy cobalt from Australia and Morocco to ensure the mineral is responsibly sourced, shunning the Democratic Republic of Congo and its questionable mining practices. According to Bloomberg, the decision coincides with a London Metal Exchange review into whether its cobalt is linked with child labour. Andreas Wendt, BMW board member responsible for procurement, told media the decision will affect the next generation of battery-electric models, set to arrive in 2020.
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Scott Collie
CarAdvice podcast: Celebrating our 150th episode at Zagame Autobody!
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26th Apr 2019
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CarAdvice podcast: Celebrating our 150th episode at Zagame Autobody!

To celebrate our 150th episode, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and James Wong broadcast from Zagame Autobody (check out the photos below) in Tullamarine, Victoria. In car news, the 2020 Lexus LM and the Nissan Slyphy have been unveiled, Tesla has revealed the full self-driving computer described by Elon Musk as 'the best chip in the world', and Great Wall is preparing a 500Nm diesel engine for its new ute.
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Mandy Turner
Chalking tyres ruled illegal in four US states
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25th Apr 2019
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Chalking tyres ruled illegal in four US states

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled traffic enforcement officers cannot chalk tyres as it is a violation of the fourth amendment to the country's constitution. The fourth amendment guarantees protection from "unreasonable searches and seizures" by the government. According to the judges, chalking is a form of trespass on private property, and requires a warrant.
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Derek Fung
Tesla plunges back into the red
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25th Apr 2019
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Tesla plunges back into the red

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Derek Fung
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25th Apr 2019
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Tesla plunges back into the red

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Derek Fung