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Larry H. Miller Hyundai Peoria
Asbury Automotive Group

Larry H. Miller Hyundai Peoria

Peoria

Acura Turnersville
Penske Automotive Group

Acura Turnersville

Turnersville

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Porsche Fairfield
Penske Automotive Group

Porsche Fairfield

Fairfield

Infiniti of Warwick
Penske Automotive Group

Infiniti of Warwick

Warwick

Audi Turnersville
Penske Automotive Group

Audi Turnersville

Turnersville

Audi Bedford
Penske Automotive Group

Audi Bedford

Bedford

Jaguar-Land Rover Darien
Penske Automotive Group

Jaguar-Land Rover Darien

Darien

DCH Millburn Audi
Lithia Motors

DCH Millburn Audi

Maplewood

Jaguar-Land Rover Monmouth
Penske Automotive Group

Jaguar-Land Rover Monmouth

Eatontown

Toyota of Anaheim
Group 1 Automotive

Toyota of Anaheim

Anaheim

Mercedes-Benz of Warwick
Penske Automotive Group

Mercedes-Benz of Warwick

Warwick

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Mini of Warwick
Penske Automotive Group

Mini of Warwick

Warwick

BMW of Warwick
Penske Automotive Group

BMW of Warwick

Warwick

Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield
Penske Automotive Group

Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield

Fairfield

Audi Chantilly
Penske Automotive Group

Audi Chantilly

Chantilly

Volkswagen of Kearny Mesa
Group 1 Automotive

Volkswagen of Kearny Mesa

San Diego

Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg
Faulkner Organization

Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg

Harrisburg

Toyota of Bedford
Penske Automotive Group

Toyota of Bedford

Bedford

Porsche Monmouth
Penske Automotive Group

Porsche Monmouth

West Long Branch

Bergstrom Kia of Oshkosh
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Kia of Oshkosh

Oshkosh

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Bergstrom Infiniti
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Infiniti

Appleton

Volkswagen North Scottsdale
Penske Automotive Group

Volkswagen North Scottsdale

Phoenix

Porsche Warwick
Penske Automotive Group

Porsche Warwick

Warwick

Audi Gainesville
Warren Henry Auto Group

Audi Gainesville

Gainesville

Toyota of Turnersville
Penske Automotive Group

Toyota of Turnersville

Turnersville

Bob Howard Acura
Group 1 Automotive

Bob Howard Acura

Oklahoma City

Porsche Stevens Creek
Penske Automotive Group

Porsche Stevens Creek

Santa Clara

Kearny Mesa Toyota
Penske Automotive Group

Kearny Mesa Toyota

San Diego

Los Gatos Acura
Penske Automotive Group

Los Gatos Acura

Los Gatos

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DCH Honda of Temecula
Lithia Motors

DCH Honda of Temecula

Temecula

DCH Kay Honda
Lithia Motors

DCH Kay Honda

Eatontown

Lexus of Warwick
Penske Automotive Group

Lexus of Warwick

Warwick

Bergstrom Subaru of Green Bay
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Subaru of Green Bay

Green Bay

Jaguar-Land Rover Englewood
Penske Automotive Group

Jaguar-Land Rover Englewood

Englewood

Bergstrom Toyota of Oshkosh
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Toyota of Oshkosh

Oshkosh

Bergstrom Kia of Appleton
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Kia of Appleton

Appleton

Bergstrom Mazda/Mitsubishi of Green Bay
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Mazda/Mitsubishi of Green Bay

Green Bay

Volvo Cars Marin
Price Simms Family Dealerships

Volvo Cars Marin

San Rafael

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Porsche North Scottsdale
Penske Automotive Group

Porsche North Scottsdale

Phoenix

Friendship Nissan/Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram of Forest City
Friendship Family of Dealerships

Friendship Nissan/Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram of Forest City

Forest City

DCH Montclair Acura
Lithia Motors

DCH Montclair Acura

Verona

Capitol Toyota of Salem
Capitol Auto Group

Capitol Toyota of Salem

Salem

Audi San Juan
Continental Automotive Group

Audi San Juan

San Juan

Capitol Chevrolet-Cadillac of Salem
Capitol Auto Group

Capitol Chevrolet-Cadillac of Salem

Salem

Mercedes-Benz of Augusta
Group 1 Automotive

Mercedes-Benz of Augusta

Augusta

Don Johnson’s Hayward Motors
Don Johnson Auto Group

Don Johnson’s Hayward Motors

Hayward

Capitol Subaru of Salem
Capitol Auto Group

Capitol Subaru of Salem

Salem

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BMW of Mamaroneck
Penske Automotive Group

BMW of Mamaroneck

Mamaroneck

Bergstrom Audi-Volkswagen of Appleton
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Audi-Volkswagen of Appleton

Appleton

Audi Farmington Hills
Lithia Motors

Audi Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills

Friendship Hyundai of Johnson City
Friendship Family of Dealerships

Friendship Hyundai of Johnson City

Johnson City

Jaguar-Land Rover Paramus
Penske Automotive Group

Jaguar-Land Rover Paramus

Paramus

Kunes Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Monmouth
Kunes Auto Group

Kunes Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Monmouth

Monmouth

Bergstrom Volkswagen of Oshkosh
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Volkswagen of Oshkosh

Oshkosh

Nissan of Turnersville
Penske Automotive Group

Nissan of Turnersville

Turnersville

Hudson Toyota
Penske Automotive Group

Hudson Toyota

Jersey City

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Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich
Penske Automotive Group

Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich

Greenwich

Centereach Hyundai
JRP Auto Group

Centereach Hyundai

Centereach

Acura North Scottsdale
Penske Automotive Group

Acura North Scottsdale

Phoenix

Walker Toyota
Walker Automotive Group

Walker Toyota

Alexandria

BMW of Turnersville
Penske Automotive Group

BMW of Turnersville

Turnersville

Lithia Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Corpus Christi
Lithia Motors

Lithia Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Bergstrom Chevrolet of Madison
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Chevrolet of Madison

Madison

Honda of Mentor
Penske Automotive Group

Honda of Mentor

Mentor

Motorwerks Mini
Penske Automotive Group

Motorwerks Mini

Golden Valley

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Kunes Ford-Lincoln of Sterling
Kunes Auto Group

Kunes Ford-Lincoln of Sterling

Sterling

BMW of Greenwich
Penske Automotive Group

BMW of Greenwich

Greenwich

Audi Mentor
Penske Automotive Group

Audi Mentor

Mentor

Patriot Nissan
Patriot Auto Group

Patriot Nissan

Salem

Audi North Scottsdale
Penske Automotive Group

Audi North Scottsdale

Phoenix

Garber Nissan-Hyundai
Garber Automotive Group

Garber Nissan-Hyundai

Saginaw

Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner
Penske Automotive Group

Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner

Vienna

BMW North Scottsdale
Penske Automotive Group

BMW North Scottsdale

Phoenix

Bentley Scottsdale
Penske Automotive Group

Bentley Scottsdale

Phoenix

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Garber Chevrolet Linwood
Garber Automotive Group

Garber Chevrolet Linwood

Linwood

Hudson Nissan
Penske Automotive Group

Hudson Nissan

Jersey City

DCH Audi Oxnard
Lithia Motors

DCH Audi Oxnard

Oxnard

Scottsdale Ferrari-Maserati
Penske Automotive Group

Scottsdale Ferrari-Maserati

Phoenix

Don Johnson Auto Group
Don Johnson Auto Group

Don Johnson’s Cumberland Motors

Cumberland

LaFontaine Buick-GMC of Ann Arbor
LaFontaine Automotive Group

LaFontaine Buick-GMC of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

Toyota of Fayetteville
Penske Automotive Group

Toyota of Fayetteville

Fayetteville

Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills
Lithia Motors

Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills

Keyes Hyundai of Mission Hills
Lithia Motors

Keyes Hyundai of Mission Hills

Los Angeles

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Kunes Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Elkhorn
Kunes Auto Group

Kunes Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Elkhorn

Elkhorn

Porsche Farmington Hills
Lithia Motors

Porsche Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills

Honda of Turnersville
Penske Automotive Group

Honda of Turnersville

Turnersville

LaFontaine Volvo of Farmington Hills
LaFontaine Automotive Group

LaFontaine Volvo of Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills

Dave Wright Nissan-Subaru

Dave Wright Nissan-Subaru

Hiawatha

Jaguar-Land Rover North Dade
Warren Henry Auto Group

Jaguar-Land Rover North Dade

North Miami

Maguire Imports
Maguire Automotive Group

Maguire Imports

Ithaca

Porsche Beachwood
Penske Automotive Group

Porsche Beachwood

Beachwood

Honda of Fayetteville
Penske Automotive Group

Honda of Fayetteville

Fayetteville

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Bergstrom Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat of Kaukauna
Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat of Kaukauna

Kaukauna

Audi Fairfield
Penske Automotive Group

Audi Fairfield

Fairfield

Garber Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram
Garber Automotive Group

Garber Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram

Saginaw

Lexus of Madison
Penske Automotive Group

Lexus of Madison

Middleton

Hilton Head Buick-GMC-Cadillac
Garber Automotive Group

Hilton Head Buick-GMC-Cadillac

Bluffton

Patriot Subaru of North Attleboro
Patriot Auto Group

Patriot Subaru of North Attleboro

North Attleboro

LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run
LaFontaine Automotive Group

LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run

Birch Run

Garber Buick-GMC Fort Pierce
Garber Automotive Group

Garber Buick-GMC Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce

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Tesla autopilot recalls: 2 million vehicles need to have their defective systems fixed

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DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is recalling nearly all vehicles sold in the U.S., more than 2 million, to update software and fix a defective system that’s supposed to ensure drivers are paying attention when using Autopilot.

Documents posted Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators say the update will increase warnings and alerts to drivers and even limit the areas where basic versions of Autopilot can operate.

The recall comes after a two-year investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into a series of crashes that happened while the Autopilot partially automated driving system was in use. Some were deadly.

The agency says its investigation found Autopilot’s method of making sure that drivers are paying attention can be inadequate and can lead to “foreseeable misuse of the system.”

The added controls and alerts will “further encourage the driver to adhere to their continuous driving responsibility,” the documents said.

But safety experts said that, while the recall is a good step, it still makes the driver responsible and doesn’t fix the underlying problem that Tesla’s automated systems have with spotting and stopping for obstacles in their path.

The recall covers models Y, S, 3 and X produced between Oct. 5, 2012, and Dec. 7 of this year. The update was to be sent to certain affected vehicles on Tuesday, with the rest getting it later.

Shares of Tesla slid more than 3% in earlier trading Wednesday but recovered amid a broad stock market rally to end the day up 1%.

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The attempt to address the flaws in Autopilot seemed like a case of too little, too late to Dillon Angulo, who was seriously injured in 2019 crash involving a Tesla that was using the technology along a rural stretch of Florida highway where the software isn’t supposed to be deployed.

“This technology is not safe, we have to get it off the road,” said Angulo, who is suing Tesla as he recovers from injuries that included brain trauma and broken bones. “The government has to do something about it. We can’t be experimenting like this.”

Autopilot includes features called Autosteer and Traffic Aware Cruise Control, with Autosteer intended for use on limited access freeways when it’s not operating with a more sophisticated feature called Autosteer on City Streets.

The software update will limit where Autosteer can be used. “If the driver attempts to engage Autosteer when conditions are not met for engagement, the feature will alert the driver it is unavailable through visual and audible alerts, and Autosteer will not engage,” the recall documents said.

Depending on a Tesla’s hardware, the added controls include “increasing prominence” of visual alerts, simplifying how Autosteer is turned on and off, and additional checks on whether Autosteer is being used outside of controlled access roads and when approaching traffic control devices. A driver could be suspended from using Autosteer if they repeatedly fail “to demonstrate continuous and sustained driving responsibility,” the documents say.

According to recall documents, agency investigators met with Tesla starting in October to explain “tentative conclusions” about the fixing the monitoring system. Tesla did not concur with NHTSA’s analysis but agreed to the recall on Dec. 5 in an effort to resolve the investigation.

Auto safety advocates for years have been calling for stronger regulation of the driver monitoring system, which mainly detects whether a driver’s hands are on the steering wheel. They have called for cameras to make sure a driver is paying attention, which are used by other automakers with similar systems.

Philip Koopman, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University who studies autonomous vehicle safety, called the software update a compromise that doesn’t address a lack of night vision cameras to watch drivers’ eyes, as well as Teslas failing to spot and stop for obstacles.

“The compromise is disappointing because it does not fix the problem that the older cars do not have adequate hardware for driver monitoring,” Koopman said.

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Koopman and Michael Brooks, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, contend that crashing into emergency vehicles is a safety defect that isn’t addressed. “It’s not digging at the root of what the investigation is looking at,” Brooks said. “It’s not answering the question of why are Teslas on Autopilot not detecting and responding to emergency activity?”

Koopman said NHTSA apparently decided that the software change was the most it could get from the company, “and the benefits of doing this now outweigh the costs of spending another year wrangling with Tesla.”

In its statement Wednesday, NHTSA said the investigation remains open “as we monitor the efficacy of Tesla’s remedies and continue to work with the automaker to ensure the highest level of safety.”

Autopilot can steer, accelerate and brake automatically in its lane, but is a driver-assist system and cannot drive itself, despite its name. Independent tests have found that the monitoring system is easy to fool, so much that drivers have been caught while driving drunk or even sitting in the back seat.

In its defect report filed with the safety agency, Tesla said Autopilot’s controls “may not be sufficient to prevent driver misuse.”

A message was left early Wednesday seeking further comment from the Austin, Texas, company.

Tesla says on its website that Autopilot and a more sophisticated Full Self Driving system are meant to help drivers who have to be ready to intervene at all times. Full Self Driving is being tested by Tesla owners on public roads.

In a statement posted Monday on X, formerly Twitter, Tesla said safety is stronger when Autopilot is engaged.

NHTSA has dispatched investigators to 35 Tesla crashes since 2016 in which the agency suspects the vehicles were running on an automated system. At least 17 people have been killed.

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The investigations are part of a larger probe by the NHTSA into multiple instances of Teslas using Autopilot crashing into emergency vehicles. NHTSA has become more aggressive in pursuing safety problems with Teslas, including a recall of Full Self Driving software.

In May, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, whose department includes NHTSA, said Tesla shouldn’t be calling the system Autopilot because it can’t drive itself.

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Ford to build $3.5B electric vehicle battery plant in Mich.

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Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $3.5 billion factory in Michigan that would employ at least 2,500 people to make lower-cost batteries for a variety of new and existing electric vehicles.

The plant, to be built on land being readied for industrial development about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Detroit, would start making batteries in 2026. It would crank out 35 gigawatt hours worth of batteries, enough to supply 400,000 vehicles per year, Ford said.

The factory near the city of Marshall would produce batteries with a lithium-iron-phosphate chemistry, which is cheaper than the current nickel-cobalt-manganese chemistry now used in many EV batteries.

Consumers could then choose between a battery with lower range and cost, or pay more for higher range and power. The company wouldn’t give any prices just yet.

“The whole intent here is to make EVs more affordable and accessible to customers,” said Marin Gjaja, chief marketing officer for Ford’s electric vehicles.

Ford says a wholly owned subsidiary would own the factory and employ the workers. But China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited, or CATL, which is known for its lithium-iron-phosphate expertise, would supply technology, some equipment and workers.

The announcement comes at a time when U.S.-China relations are strained, and the Biden administration is offering tax credits for businesses to create a U.S. supply chain for EV batteries. To get a full $7,500 per vehicle U.S. tax credit to customers, EV batteries won’t be able to have metals or components from China in them.

Ford is hoping that the structure of the deal will defuse criticism of spending tax incentive money on a joint-venture factory that would be part-owned by a Chinese company. Last month the state of Virginia dropped out of the race for the same Ford plant after Gov. Glenn Youngkin characterized the project as a “front” for the Chinese Communist Party that would raise national security concerns. At the time Virginia had not offered an incentive package to Ford.

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The company expects to take advantage of U.S. factory tax credits, and says that buyers initially would get at least $3,750 in tax credits because the vehicles are produced in North America. Gjaja said that over time they could get the full $7,500 credit depending on sourcing of battery minerals.

Lithium-iron-phosphate batteries would go into standard-range versions of Ford’s EVs. For instance, the lowest price Mustang Mach-E electric SUV would get an LFP battery and would be able to travel 247 miles per charge. The long range version of the Mach-E will have a nickel-cobalt-manganese chemistry that takes it to 310 miles per charge.

The plant was revealed Monday at a meeting of the Michigan Strategic Fund, which approved a large tax incentive package for the project near the junction of Interstates 94 and 69.

About $210 million came from Michigan’s Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve Fund, known as SOAR, set up to lure industry and jobs to the state. But the total size of the incentive package wasn’t clear.

The SOAR Fund has received nearly $1.8 billion from the state’s general fund since it was first created in December of 2021.

A tax-relief bill passed in the Michigan House last week could send up to $1.5 billion over three fiscal years to the SOAR Fund in addition to an $800 million one-time deposit that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined in her budget proposal last week.

The tax-relief bill, which still needs state Senate approval, has been heavily criticized by Republicans for giving too little to taxpayers and too much to large corporations.

Last summer, Ford announced that CATL will make lithium-iron-phosphate battery packs for Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs in North America this year and for F-150 Lightning electric trucks early in 2024 “creating more capacity for high-demand products.” The batteries at first would come from China, then be switched to the Michigan plant in 2026, Ford said.

The company expects to be able to produce electric vehicles at a rate of 600,000 per year by late this year.

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Whitmer said the plant will bring “generational opportunities” for west Michigan families. It will “make sure that production lines aren’t stalled by global shocks or shipping delays,” she said.

Lithium-iron-phosphate batteries already are in use in consumer electronics and some competitors’ vehicles, but all the batteries are imported, said Lisa Drake, vice president of industrialization for Ford’s electric vehicles.

“This project is aimed at de-risking that by actually building out the capacity and capability to scale this technology in the United States,” with Ford controlling the manufacturing and the workforce.

Conrad Layson, senior analyst with AutoForecast Solutions, says the new battery factory could supply multiple Ford models. “As Ford increases the number of all-electric nameplates, the output from this factory could be used to make lower-cost versions of those future all-electric Ford vehicles,” he said.

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Associated Press Writer Corey Williams contributed to this report.

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DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has raised prices on its Model Y in the U.S., apparently due to rising demand and changes in U.S. government rules that make more versions of the small SUV eligible for tax credits.

The Austin, Texas, electric vehicle company bumped up the price of the Model Y Long Range version by about 2% to $54,990 and the Performance version by about 2.7% to $57,990, according to its website. The prices exclude shipping and an order fee.

The moves, made Friday, come three weeks after Tesla cut prices nearly 20% on some versions of the Model Y, the company’s top-selling vehicle. The price cuts were made to boost sagging demand, and also to make more versions of the Model Y eligible for the $7,500 electric-vehicle tax credit in the Inflation Reduction Act. The full tax credits will be available at least into March.

On Friday, The Treasury Department revised vehicle classification definitions to make more EVs — including SUVs made by Tesla, Ford and General Motors — eligible the full $7,500.

The change came after lobbying by automakers that had pressed the Biden administration to change vehicle definitions to allow higher priced vehicles to qualify for a maximum credit. Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with top aides to President Joe Biden last week to discuss the EV industry and the broader goals of electrification.

Under the sweeping law approved last summer, pickup trucks, SUVs and vans with a sticker price up to $80,000 qualify for EV tax credits, while new electric cars, sedans and wagons can only be priced up to $55,000. The rule had disqualified some higher-priced SUVs, such as GM’s Cadillac Lyriq and some versions of the Model Y, prompting complaints from Tesla and other automakers.

The January price cuts apparently worked. On Tesla’s earnings conference call last week, CEO Elon Musk said that so far in January the company had seen the strongest number of orders year-to-date in company history. He also said the company had raised the Model Y price “a little bit in response to that.”

After Tesla’s price cuts, Ford responded by reducing the price of its Mustang Mach-E, in part to qualify for the tax credit and also to spur buyer interest. But crosstown rival General Motors said it had no plans to cut EV prices.

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The EV tax credits are among a host of changes enacted in the Inflation Reduction Act, which Congress approved in August with only Democratic votes. The law is designed to spur EV sales as part of a broader effort to reduce planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

But a complex web of requirements, including where vehicles and batteries must be manufactured to qualify, has cast doubt on whether buyers can receive the full $7,500 credit.

The Treasury Department said Friday that it hopes to make it easier for consumers to know which vehicles qualify for the credit. Under the revised rule, vehicle classifications will be determined by a consumer-facing fuel economy labeling standard, rather than a more complicated formula set by the Environmental Protection Agency, Treasury said.

A message was left Saturday seeking comment from Tesla on the price increases. The increases were reported Friday night by Bloomberg News.

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