The Securities and Exchange Commission has been investigating German automaker BMW. The news was confirmed by a company spokesperson a few days ago. The investigation is regarding BMW’s sales practices, specifically whether the company is “punching” its sales.

The German automaker confirmed it has been contacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, however, declined to provide further comment on the ongoing investigation.

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The first connectors will soon be available at EVgo’s charging stations in the San Francisco area.

Tesla owners will be able to charge their vehicles at EVgo charging stations and a Tesla Supercharger station will no longer be the only public option. EVgo announced via Twitter that it will now accept any Tesla model as it starts distributing the company’s connectors at all public fast-charging stations in the city.

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An airport in Lithuania is getting in the holiday spirit with a Christmas tree made of banned items that passengers had to leave behind during screening at the airport in Vilnius, Lithuania. The confiscated items surely landed some passengers on Santa’s naughty list this year.

The festive display of knives, toy guns, and corkscrews – all taken from passengers’ carry-on luggage during security screenings at the airport over the year is a friendly reminder on the importance of aviation security, said the officials from the airport. 

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A Denny’s waitress was surprised by Texas couple who gave her a brand new car when they found out she walks over five hours to and from work every day.

Adrianna Edwards’ walking days are finally over. A couple she served at the restaurant a few days ago bought her a new car, just hours after they had met.

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Chinese authorities have recently given Tesla the green light for production in its huge factory in Shanghai. Europe could be next.

Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Shanghai started trial production ahead of schedule this month and is starting to build “full vehicles”, “from the body to paint”, officials from the company told investors Wednesday.  In addition, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is planning to announce the location of its Gigafactory that will be built in Europe by the end of the year.

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A $1.5billion electric guitar-shaped hotel opened in Hollywood, Florida Thursday with a star-studded red carpet event.

The 36-story venue that boasts a 7,000-seat casino floor, 1,200 hotel rooms, and more than 3,000 slot machines and gaming tables, is the latest creation of the wealthy Native American Seminole Tribe who boast a huge Hard Rock empire.

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The Starlink constellation may soon have 42,000 satellites in low Earth orbit.

SpaceX has filed documents with the International Telecommunication Union, to launch up to 30,000 more satellites for its Starlink global broadband constellation. That number is in addition to the 12,000 satellites already approved by the Telecommunication Union and the US Federal Communications Commission. There are 20 filings submitted in total, each for 1,500 satellites structured in various low Earth orbits between 204 and 360 miles in altitude. SpaceX says that it’s about ensuring its network can meet anticipated demand “responsibly.”

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California start-up ZeroAvia wants to fill the skies with hydrogen-powered planes by 2022

ZeroAvia recently announced that it has been working on hydrogen fuel airplane technology for years and made significant advancements in developing a zero-emission electric power train. Their goal is the powertrain to deliver the same performance as a conventional aircraft engine at a lower operating cost.

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Just like a year ago, they did it again.

Security researchers at a Belgian university have demonstrated that they could steal Tesla Model S vehicles by cloning the key fob and cracking the replacement that was meant to fix the problem.

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Starhopper test rocket has made its highest and final test flight.
SpaceX Starhopper prototype took flight around 5 p.m. CT on August 27 and successfully completed its 150-meter test. The whole flight lasted a little under a minute. You can watch whole launch right here.
From start to finish, the test rocket spent almost a full minute, approximately 57 seconds, in-flight, showing off the first-ever public view of a Raptor engine fired in daylight.

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