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Wednesday, 05 January 2022 15:11

Tesla Giga Nevada to Start Using Redwood’s Recycled Battery Components

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati

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On Jan. 4, Panasonic announced Redwood Materials would start supplying copper foil to its battery production facility in Giga Nevada.

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Collision repair facilities in Hawaii now have the opportunity to take part in a variety of industry educational classes, thanks to Island Concepts’ new training facility.

Wednesday, 05 January 2022 10:47

First Tesla Supercharger Opens in Hawaii, Last of the 50 States

Written by Andrei Nedelea, Inside EVs

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The Tesla Supercharger network already covers most of the U.S., making journeys from and to pretty much any major destination not only possible, but easy. 

Tuesday, 04 January 2022 15:26

Classic Collision Acquires Medford, OR, Auto Body Shop

Written by Kevin Opsahl, Mail Tribune

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For 17 years, David Husel gave “blood, sweat and tears” to his family business, New Stage Collision in Medford, OR.

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When any business---auto body shop or otherwise---lasts 75 years and is still going strong, that’s surely something to celebrate.

Monday, 03 January 2022 10:04

Tesla Leasing New Land as Part of CA Expansion for $1 per Year

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati

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True to CEO Elon Musk’s word, Tesla is expanding its presence in California despite the company officially moving its headquarters to Texas.