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Elon Musk ‘not sure’ Twitter will accept his buyout offer

It was a classic Elon Musk move: announce a new offering that would radically transform the technology landscape, flog it onstage and in social media posts, only for it to turn out that the offering in question was nowhere close to market-ready. Only this time, it wasn’t a self-driving taxi or domestic robot or electric …

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News Analysis: Elon Musk’s record on free speech, transparency

Elon Musk might be serious about taking over Twitter. Or his hostile bid might be just a rich man’s whim, a distraction he’ll abandon when it begins to bore him. Or maybe he’s punking everybody. Because it’s Elon Musk, it’s hard to tell. Yes, he transformed the automobile industry with electric-car maker Tesla. His rocket …

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States push EPA on California vehicle emission standards

The attorneys general of 17 states have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider an Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing California to set its own vehicle emission standards. The policy was struck under President Trump and reinstated by the Biden administration earlier this year. California’s vehicle emission standards are some of the toughest in the …

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Jimmy Kimmel, Dax Shepard, Tom Brady on new car freak podcast — hosted by Ford’s CEO

When Spotify first approached Jim Farley with the idea of hosting a podcast, he gave it a cool reception. The pitch: Farley, Ford Motor Co.’s chief executive, could interview his peers about leadership. He could record it on Saturdays, it was suggested. “My initial reaction was I have absolutely no interest in spending my Saturdays …

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Elon Musk doc tackles Tesla safety, Twitter fans. What to know

If you own a Tesla, or a loved one does, or you’re thinking about buying one, or you share public roads with Tesla cars, you might want to watch the new documentary “Elon Musk’s Crash Course.” Premiering Friday on FX and Hulu, the 75-minute fright show spotlights the persistent dangers of Tesla’s automated driving technologies, …

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Why is the DMV’s Tesla investigation so slow?

It’s been a year since the California Department of Motor Vehicles opened an investigation into Tesla’s sales pitch for its Full Self-Driving feature, the $12,000 software package that supposedly enables a Tesla car to drive itself through city and neighborhood streets. It’s been nearly six months since the agency, under pressure from the state Senate …

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Cruise gets approval for California’s first robotaxi service

Robotaxis are now a real thing in California. On Thursday, state officials green-flagged the launch of a fare-based ride-hailing business featuring cars with no human driver at the wheel. Robot-operated Chevy Bolt EVs will be rolled out over the next few weeks by autonomous vehicle maker Cruise. The San Francisco company, owned by General Motors, …

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28 arrested, 112 catalytic converters seized in Inland Empire

Authorities arrested 28 people and confiscated 112 catalytic converters in a sweeping investigation of an illegal car parts operation in the Inland Empire, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said. Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in the investigation, which included 64 automotive repair shops and recycling facilities in Chino Hills, Chino, Upland, Montclair, Ontario, Fontana and …

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