Tesla halts Model 3 production as firm scrambles to improve automation

Firm struggles to hit targets for mass-market electric car after reeling from excessive automation and mounting pressure

Tesla has temporarily suspended its Model 3 assembly line as Elon Musk’s electric car firm struggles to deliver on targets.

The company said the move was a planned production pause of up to five days. It is the second time since February that Tesla has halted its production line for the Model 3 at its Fremont, California plant.

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Vivendi defends its strategy for Telecom Italia

PARIS (Reuters) – French media group Vivendi defended its strategy for Telecom Italia (TIM) in a document released on Tuesday, insisting it is best placed as the number one shareholder to provide stability for the former monopoly.

National energy guarantee will ‘lock in’ poor climate outcomes, ACT says

ACT will push for improvements as federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg urges states and territories to get behind scheme

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The Australian Capital Territory says the national energy guarantee will “lock in poor outcomes for the climate, for renewable energy, for states and territories who are pursuing strong climate actions and, ultimately, for electricity consumers” – but will push for improvements at a critical meeting this Friday.

As the federal energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, used interviews on Tuesday to urge state and territory governments to get behind the proposal, arguing it was in the national interest, the ACT’s climate change minister, Shane Rattenbury, continued to highlight deficiencies in the scheme.

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