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1HomePageMap small w 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, NevadaOregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the BMW Group on March 22 announced an expansion of their partnership focused on smart charging electric vehicles (EVs) with excess renewable energy to support grid reliability.

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Tesla is set to deliver 15 all-electric Semis to PepsiCo by the end of 2021, according to reports.

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Laramie County (WY) Community College’s decision to deactivate its automotive body repair program is raising concerns with some industry partners, who say it’s one more blow to an industry already struggling to find talent.

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A Russian man, Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, pleaded guilty March 18 in the U.S. District Court in Reno, NV, to offering a Tesla employee $1 million to cripple the EV company’s battery plant in Nevada and steal trade secrets, the AP reported. 

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As Rivian moves closer to the highly anticipated upcoming launch of its R1T and R1S, it's also working with Amazon to ramp-up testing of its electric delivery van.

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Lee Mejorado of KYB Americas Corp has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council.