Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local officials who have stopped the company from reopening its electric vehicle factory.
Environmental activists are up against Tesla and the law as they try and stop the march of capitalism on their environment.
In rearranging its global operations, GM is accelerating its retreat from unprofitable markets, becoming more dependent on the United States, China, Latin America and South Korea.
Musk has transformed Tesla from a niche car maker with production problems into the global leader in electric vehicles, with US and Chinese factories
The "people's car" once had fans across the world but its popularity waned in face of competition from other models.
The announcement gives a boost to Britain's automotive sector hit this year by Honda and Ford's plans to close factories.
About half of the 16,000 registered cars in the Croatian town of Imotski are Mercedes cars, which symbolise success for its rural inhabitants.
Hyundai’s comments come a day after a report cited unnamed industry sources on as saying the two companies planned to conduct joint research and development on safety and security systems for self-driving cars.
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