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NSW is getting an electric car manufacturing facility worth $700 million
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20th Oct 2020
3 min read

NSW is getting an electric car manufacturing facility worth $700 million

There's a grand plan afoot to bring automotive manufacturing back to Australia, with the announcement of a new $700 million facility in New South Wales dedicated solely to the local production of electric cars. The facility will be owned and operated by Nexport, an electric bus company launched in 2018 that's currently working to assist the NSW government with its plans to electrify the state's 8000-strong public bus fleet.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tesla sues rival Rivian over alleged data theft scheme
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25th Jul 2020
2 min read

Tesla sues rival Rivian over alleged data theft scheme

Tesla has moved to sue high profile EV competitor Rivian Automotive, accusing the start-up of stealing trade secrets through ex-employees. The lawsuit, filed with the Superior Court of California in the County of Santa Clara, says that the dispute stems from "Rivian’s efforts to misappropriate Tesla’s trade secret, confidential, and proprietary information by recruiting Tesla employees and encouraging them to take such information as they leave Tesla."
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William Davis
2021 Ford F-150 to launch in July, electric version due 2022
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11th Jun 2020
2 min read

2021 Ford F-150 to launch in July, electric version due 2022

The fully-electric Ford F-150 is still coming to North American showrooms, it just won't be until 2022. That's according to Ford COO Jim Farley, revealing details about the F-Series launch in an interview with American broadcaster CNBC.
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Ben Zachariah
Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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22nd Aug 2019
1 min read

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download includes: Listen to the CarAdvice podcasts: iTunes | Pocket Casts (Android, iOS, web) | RadioPublic | Omny | Stitcher |TuneIn
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Mandy Turner
Amazon invests in electric ute and SUV company
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16th Feb 2019
1 min read

Amazon invests in electric ute and SUV company

Amazon, along with other investors, has injected another US$700 million ($987 million) into electric ute startup Rivian. According to Rivian, however, it will remain independent in spite of the extra investment. In a prepared statement, Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon's Worldwide Consumer division said, "We're inspired by Rivian’s vision for the future of electric transportation".
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Derek Fung