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Penske Truck Leasing on April 18 announced it has ordered 750 all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans.

Thursday, 14 April 2022 13:48

California Unveils Plan to Phase Out New Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035

Written by Madison Hirneisen, The Center Square

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California air regulators are setting new targets to increase sales of electric vehicles in the coming years as the state moves to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, according to a new recommendation released April 12.

Thursday, 14 April 2022 10:59

Tesla’s $137M Racial Discrimination Verdict Reduced to $15M

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati

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On April 13, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick reduced the $137 million award granted by jurors to former Tesla employee Owen Diaz to $15 million.

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Penske Automotive Group, Inc. on April 12 announced it has acquired BMW/MINI of Escondido, along with a collision center, located in Escondido, CA.

Wednesday, 13 April 2022 11:33

Oregon Auto Body Shops Struggle Under Pressure of Parts Shortages, Many on Back Order

Written by Bola Gbadebo, News Channel 21

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If things were a struggle before, Bend, OR, body shops are working even harder these days to get their job done and satisfy waiting customers.

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Electric vehicle subscription company Autonomy, the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to get a Tesla Model 3, continues to expand its services in the state of California, adding the San Diego market to its coverage area, the company announced April 7.