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Tesla pickup reveal coming in '2 or 3 months'
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30th Jul 2019
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Tesla pickup reveal coming in '2 or 3 months'

Tesla's first light-commercial vehicle, the as-yet unnamed pickup, could launch before the end of October. Using his preferred method of sharing details, Twitter, Elon Musk said Tesla is "close" to having the pickup ready, but "the magic is in the final details". The reveal is "maybe 2 to 3 months" away, Musk said.
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Scott Collie
PSA prepared to close Ellesmere Port plant after no-deal Brexit - report
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30th Jul 2019
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PSA prepared to close Ellesmere Port plant after no-deal Brexit - report

The PSA Group could close the Vauxhall production plant in Ellesmere Port if the UK leaves the European Union with a 'no-deal Brexit'. Speaking with the Financial Times, PSA Group boss Carlos Tavares said the company already has alternative production site in Southern Europe lined up for the Astra.
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Scott Collie
2019 Hyundai Kona recalled
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29th Jul 2019
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2019 Hyundai Kona recalled

Hyundai Australia has extended its recall for turbocharged versions of the Kona crossover, adding 1115 MY19-plated vehicles to a brake recall first issued in January. "During assembly the vehicles may not have had the front brake tube fitted correctly," Hyundai says in the recall notice. "The tube may come in contact with the exhaust system and the braking performance could be compromised. In addition, a fire could result."
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No-deal Brexit an 'existential' threat to UK car industry
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28th Jul 2019
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No-deal Brexit an 'existential' threat to UK car industry

Britain's car industry has warned new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, about the risk of a 'hard' exit from the European Union. A letter from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to Boris Johnson said a "no-deal Brexit presents an existential threat" to the British car industry.
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Tesla loses $560.36m during Q2
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27th Jul 2019
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Tesla loses $560.36m during Q2

Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle specialist Tesla has posted a significant financial loss during the second quarter of 2019, to the tune of US$389 million ($560.36m). Reported by industry journal Automotive News Europe, the company's financial loss is "far more than analysts" had projected despite sales rising by over 50 per cent to US$6.35 billion ($9.15b). As expected, though, the company's outspoken CEO, Elon Musk, remains positive about the company's fortunes looking forward.
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