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Tesla factory workers test positive for coronavirus - report
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2 days ago
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Tesla factory workers test positive for coronavirus - report

Two Tesla employees have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, according to a leaked email obtained by US media outlets. The Reuters news agency and the Business Insider website said Tesla did not disclose which facility or which site the employees were based at, but an email communication to staff said the workers were “quarantined and recovering well”.
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Joshua Dowling
Coronavirus: Car industry could help save lives by making emergency equipment, but not in Australia
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6 days ago
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Coronavirus: Car industry could help save lives by making emergency equipment, but not in Australia

The world’s biggest car makers are being enlisted by their respective governments to make emergency medical equipment vital to treating and preventing coronavirus – however Australia does not have the same capacity since the end of local automotive manufacturing in 2017. The announcements come after US President Donald Trump put the wartime Defense Production Act into action to aid the fight against coronavirus.
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Joshua Dowling
Artists post car colouring pages for grownups and kids alike to weather the weeks ahead
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20th Mar 2020
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Artists post car colouring pages for grownups and kids alike to weather the weeks ahead

When I was about seven years old, I traced a drawing of the Transformers and mailed it into a TV show called The Cartoon Company (which, funnily enough, ran on the Nine Network, my current employer). The hosts of the show held it up to the cameras, declared it a cracking good effort, and mailed me a box of Posca paint markers as a prize – and, terrible child that I was, I promptly set about painting the town red. And green. Blue, yellow, purple…
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Mike Stevens
Munich motor show to begin in 2021, replacing Frankfurt
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4th Mar 2020
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Munich motor show to begin in 2021, replacing Frankfurt

Munich has won its bid to host the German leg of the international motor show roster, beating out Berlin and Hamburg for the honours. The decision comes after a decision by the German Association of the Automotive Industry lobby (VDA) to axe the Frankfurt motor show earlier this year, due to dwindling attendance numbers and public interest.
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Liam Murphy
Nissan to halt production at Japanese plant due to coronavirus
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10th Feb 2020
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Nissan to halt production at Japanese plant due to coronavirus

Japanese automaker Nissan has been forced to temporarily cease production over two days at its plant in Kyushu as a result of parts shortages caused by the widespread coronavirus epidemic. UPDATE (11/02/20): We've updated this story with a statement from Nissan below. "Due to supply shortages of parts from China, Nissan Kyushu in Japan will carry out temporary production adjustments on February 14 and 17," a Nissan spokesperson said.
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Susannah Guthrie