Month: January 2021

By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 26, 2021 Tesla’s efforts to established a dedicated facility to produce its custom-designed 4680 cells in Gigafactory Berlin has received a notable boost, with the European Union recently paving the way for battery projects to receive about 2.9 billion euros ($3.5 billion) worth of state aid. Tesla’s 4680 battery
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A consortium of academic and industry groups in the United Kingdom known as Tucana is developing technology for lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures to help automakers reduce the weight of their electric vehicles. The consortium, which is led by Jaguar Land Rover, is developing low-cost, scalable vehicle structures utilizing composite materials such as carbon-fiber and
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Kia Forte? What does it compare to? The 2021 Kia Forte compact sedan competes in a shrinking segment with robust contenders in the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3, and Toyota Corolla.  Is the 2021 Kia Forte a good car? Review continues below Yes. The stylish looks, roomy
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday vowed to replace the U.S. government’s fleet of roughly 650,000 vehicles with electric models as the new administration shifts its focus toward clean energy. “The federal government also owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America
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Despite a lack of information, the Ford F150 Electric is leading Tesla Cybertruck on appeal with potential electric pickup buyers, according to an interesting new survey. Electric pickup trucks The electrification of pickup trucks is critical to accelerating electric vehicle adoption in the US, where they were 2.9 million pickups sold last year. It’s the
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The data make up a new monthly feature from the Automotive News Research & Data Center and its growing roster of partners. Here’s a summary. U.S. new-vehicle registrations, from Experian. Traditionally, registration figures roughly correspond to but do not match sales figures reported by automakers. For example, Hyundai reported 8,095 Elantra sales for November, but
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Billy Walters, megadealer and professional gambler, is a free man thanks to former President Donald Trump. In his final hours in office, Trump commuted the five-year prison sentence Walters was serving for an insider-trading scheme involving Dean Foods Co.. Walters, 74, was among 143 people who received clemency from Trump last week. Walters was serving
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James David Power III, who turned a scrappy home business that tracked customer satisfaction with new-vehicle quality into a giant global market research firm that today monitors everything from consumers’ experience with new-car sales and service, to auto lenders, airlines, health care providers, homebuilders and hoteliers, died Saturday. He was 89 years old. He died
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 24, 2021 Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta may be improving at a rapid pace since its first iteration was released back in October, but Waymo CEO John Krafcik seems to be under the impression that there is a ceiling for the electric car maker’s current autonomous driving efforts. In an
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