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The Los Angeles Auto Show® announced Oct. 14 VinFast---Vietnam's first global automaker---will launch its brand and products at AutoMobility LA®.

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Mercury Insurance is reporting a dramatic increase in vehicle vandalism and auto theft in California with comprehensive auto insurance claims up 40% since pre-pandemic levels.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 17:37

Tesla Semi Megacharger Site Reportedly Under Construction at Giga Nevada

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati

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Tesla Gigafactory Nevada is building a Semi Megacharger site on its grounds, suggesting the pre-production of Tesla’s Class-8 truck may be underway in the coming months.

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 21:50

Tenant Improvements Underway for Caliber Collision Center in Spokane, WA

Written by Erica Bullock, Spokane Journal

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The city of Spokane, WA, has issued a building permit for remodel work valued at $750,000 for a new auto body shop in a building at 6430 N. Lidgerwood, east of the Lowes Cos. home improvement store on Spokane’s North Side.

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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, based in San Francisco, has relaunched its Clean Cars for All program with more than $8 million available for qualified residents to purchase a clean air vehicle. 

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California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Oct. 6 directed three auto insurance companies to reimburse California drivers the excess premiums they were charged from the start of the pandemic, or face legal action.