• Car & Automotive

    Why Tesla Soared as Other Automakers Struggled to Make Cars

    For much of last year, established automakers like General Motors and Ford Motor operated in a different reality from Tesla, the electric car company. G.M. and Ford closed one factory after another — sometimes for months on end — because of a shortage of computer chips, leaving dealer lots bare and sending car prices zooming. Yet Tesla racked up record sales quarter after quarter and ended the year having sold nearly twice as many vehicles as it did in 2020 unhindered by an industrywide crisis. Tesla’s ability to conjure up critical components has a greater significance than one year’s car  

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    6 Automakers and 30 Countries Say They’ll Phase Out Gasoline Car Sales

    GLASGOW — At least six major automakers — including Ford, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors and Volvo — and 30 national governments pledged on Wednesday to work toward phasing out sales of new gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 worldwide, and by 2035 in “leading markets.” But some of the world’s biggest car manufacturers, including Toyota, Volkswagen, and the Nissan-Renault alliance did not join the pledge, which is not legally binding. And the governments of the United States, China and Japan, three of the largest car markets, also abstained. The announcement, made during international climate talks here, was hailed by climate  

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