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04.20
2017
by Kartikay Mehrotra | Bloomberg Markets, April 20, 2017 | 04-20-2017

Tesla Inc. is facing its first legal challenge over self-driving technology in a case alleging the electric carmaker sold 47,000 vehicles with Autopilot software that’s “dangerously defective” when engaged.

02.08
2017
by Edward E. Whitacre Jr. | Trib Talk | 02-08-2017

If whispered conversations around the Texas Capitol are to be believed, there is a chance that state legislators might overturn half a century’s worth of vehicle distribution laws just to please a niche California car company that continues to rely heavily on government subsidies for its survival. The spike in prices, decline in customer service and reduced purchasing options likely to result are harmful to Texas car buyers.

12.12
2016
by Matt Shapiro | Paradox | 12-12-2016

After the news broke, the were accusations of crony capitalism, claims that this deal isn’t really that great, detailed objections based on economic realities, and worries that it could inspire other government deals that would end up costing taxpayers.

12.12
2016
by JIM MALEWITZ | Texas Tribune | 12-12-2016

Giving a nod to franchised auto dealerships, Gov. Greg Abbott has suggested that Texas doesn’t need to carve out a loophole in its laws that would allow Tesla to sell its high-end electric cars directly to consumers.

12.09
2016
by Kristofer Harrison | The National Interest | 12-09-2016

In a sense, Musk is a tragic story of how one of the world’s most talented entrepreneurs has become sidetracked by crony capitalism.

12.01
2016
by Hannah Lutz | Automotive News | 12-01-2016

General Motors’ captive finance company will open a financial servicing center in San Antonio early next year, pending state approval, the company said. It plans hire 490 employees there.

11.21
2016
by Staff | North Dallas Gazette | 11-21-2016

Four architectural students from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, won top honors at the 2016 Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge with a software app that enables homeowners to monitor water and energy use in real-time.

11.14
2016
by Ken Wysocky | Automotive News | 11-14-2016

At Street Auto Group in Amarillo, Texas, charitable giving used to be a fairly straightforward affair. A golf tournament fundraiser, for example, might merit a check for $500, plus a box of beer koozies adorned with the company's name.

But since 2013, when Street Volkswagen joined the company, the dealership group has taken a more systematic and hands-on approach to community involvement.

11.01
2016
by David Williams | The Daily Signal | 11-01-2016

From Enron to Bernie Madoff, at the end of every great American financial scandal, the totality of the perpetrators’ greed seems to be matched only by the public’s incredulity at how such a thing could be allowed to happen.

And thanks to Elon Musk, there’s a good chance we may all be asking this question again soon.

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