Jury finds Musk, Tesla not liable in securities fraud trial following ‘funding secured’ tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his security detail depart the company’s local office in Washington, January 27, 2023. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Elon Musk and Tesla were found not liable by a jury in a San Francisco federal court on Friday in a class-action securities fraud trial stemming from tweets Musk made in 2018. The … Read more

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Ford sold 91 million shares of EV startup Rivian last year

RJ Scaringe, Rivian founder and CEO, and Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford announce a $500 million Ford investment in Rivian. Source: Ford Motor Co. DETROIT – Ford Motor liquidated most of its ownership stake last year in electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive, according to the Detroit automaker’s annual report submitted to the Securities and Exchange … Read more

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Ford’s CEO needs to deliver by next quarter, or we’re moving on from the stock

Ford Motor (F) CEO Jim Farley said the automakers’ messy fourth quarter was a function of its transition to a new business structure that limited production capacity, combined with poor execution. But we remain disappointed in the results and need to see an increase in profitability to stick with the stock after the next quarter. … Read more

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Biden administration expands EV tax credits in boost for Tesla, Cadillac, others

A Tesla Model Y on display inside a Tesla store at the Westfield Culver City shopping mall in Culver City, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images DETROIT – The U.S. Treasury said Friday it is changing its definition of an “SUV” to make more electric vehicles from … Read more

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Deutsche Bank downgrades Ford, cites ugly fourth quarter and ‘aggressive’ 2023 guidance

A large fourth-quarter miss from Ford is sending a warning signal to analysts at Deutsche Bank. Analyst Emmanuel Rosner downgraded shares of the automaker to a sell from a hold rating in a Friday note to clients, citing the company’s high valuation and downside to its “aggressive” 2023 outlook. The guidance and fourth-quarter miss “in … Read more

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Ford CEO Jim Farley’s frustration builds as he vows to transform the automaker

Ford CEO Jim Farley is frustrated. The company’s fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday missed analyst expectations by a wide margin, as costs and supply chain issues again hurt Ford’s bottom line, Farley knows his company needs to change. “We have to change our cost profile,” Farley told CNBC after a call with analysts to discuss the … Read more

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Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng launches flagship EVs in Europe in international push

Xpeng is pushing aggressively into international markets. The Chinese electric car start-up launched its P7 sedan and G9 SUV in Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden. Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images Xpeng, a Chinese electric vehicle startup, on Friday launched two of its flagship cars across a number of European countries, as it … Read more

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Ford is set to report results after the bell. Here’s what Wall Street expects

Ford CEO Jim Farley takes off his mask at the Ford Built for America event at Fords Dearborn Truck Plant on September 17, 2020 in Dearborn, Michigan. Nic Antaya | Getty Images DETROIT – Ford Motor is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. Here’s what Wall Street is expecting, according to … Read more

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Ford’s U.S. sales start 2023 on strong footing, boosted by F-Series and Bronco

Ford workers produce the electric F-150 Lightning pickup on Dec. 13, 2022 at the automaker’s Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center (REVC). Michael Wayland | CNBC DETROIT – Ford Motor’s new U.S. vehicle sales started 2023 on stronger footing than a year earlier, but were down 18.4% from December. January is historically one of the weakest … Read more

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Saudi Aramco backs Brooklyn-based startup turning ammonia into fuel

In the race to find cleaner fuels, the heavy duty transportation sector is woefully behind because batteries don’t have enough juice to power trucks and ships. Enter ammonia. New technology and new companies are working on turning ammonia into hydrogen to power tractors, trucks and even ships. The heavy duty trucking industry alone accounts for … Read more

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