Month: June 2020

Bentley’s Bentayga has long polarized opinion. The EXP 9F concept that teased Bentley’s first-ever SUV, unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, was panned for its ostentatious detailing and oversized design cues shoehorned onto a platform that didn’t allow the graceful proportions expected from the iconic British luxury brand. The ostentation was toned down by
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CITROEN E-C4 ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/driveev.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CL20.019.003.jpg?fit=3496%2C1796&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/driveev.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CL20.019.003.jpg?fit=3496%2C1796&ssl=1″> During a wholly online reveal the all-new, all electric  Citroen e-C4 was launched to an expectant sea of journalists.  Focussing on technology and design to create car that hopes to live up to the Citroen legend. Over the last 5 years Citroen have repositioned themselves to provide innovative, comfortable and
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/06/Quick-Charge-6.29.20.mp3 New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast
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The 2020 Toyota Sienna balances impressive power and available all-wheel drive with unimpressive crash-test scores. The 2020 Toyota Sienna minivan is an older design that hasn’t changed much in a decade, but it remains a good choice for its value and its optional all-wheel drive. This year we’ve scored the 2020 Sienna at 5.5 out
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The Geneva auto show will not be held in 2021, the organizers have announced. The reasons for the cancellation were lack of interest from automakers as well as the uncertain situation over the control of the coronavirus, the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Foundation said in a statement on Monday. The Geneva event is Europe’s
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Last week’s announcement that professional baseball will return this year, at least in a limited format, was cause for celebration for fans who have been sports-starved since the rise of the coronavirus pandemic. Equally hopeful are automakers that have been missing out on one of their key marketing platforms — live sports. But physical distancing
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The joint fuel cell operation run by General Motors and Honda is producing 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to keep the automakers’ facilities and nearby medical centers safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. The companies are making the sanitizer in Brownstown Township, Mich., where the partnership has been developing fuel stacks for next-generation hydrogen vehicles. “It
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Car dealership Lookers has agreed to correct its accounts after auditors found it overstated profitability by a total of £19m over several years. Auditors Grant Thornton have been investigating potential fraud at the Altrincham-based firm. Their draft report found some “fraudulent expense claims” and “several areas” where financial controls “require strengthening”. Earlier this month, Lookers
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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may be removed by the president for any reason, reversing the agency’s foundational pillar that it should operate independent of presidential or congressional intervention. The court in a 5-4 ruling said the current structure of the federal watchdog is “unconstitutional” without
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It started with a cup of coffee. In attempts to curb drowsy driving, Mercedes-Benz introduced a system that identified clues that a motorist was growing tired, such as how often they departed their lane. If the system detected trouble, it illuminated an icon resembling a steaming cup of coffee on the instrument cluster. Roughly a
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Chrysler is continuing its series of ads for the Pacifica minivan with actress Kathryn Hahn, but with the added complication of social distancing. The latest campaign, which the brand is using on social media and other websites, is called “Pacifica Mom on Quarantine.” The confessional-style ads were shot via iPhone with just two crew members
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DETROIT — Lorenzo Seldon swore he could be a stand-up comedian. Instead, he worked as a union steward in the paint shop of Warren Truck Assembly Plant, where he greeted people coming through the doors each morning with a smile. Co-workers at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant in suburban Detroit said you couldn’t find anyone
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Electric motors are coming to the Ford F-150. The 2021 F-150’s PowerBoost gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain comes first, which combines a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission with an integrated 35-kW electric motor. The hybrid merely marks the beginning of the F-150’s electric embrace. Come model-year 2022, the F-150 will add a true battery-electric drivetrain to
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Burt Jordan, Ford Motor Co.’s vice president for global purchasing and supply chain sustainability, will retire effective July 1, the company said Thursday. The automaker has not determined whether the role will be filled or the responsibilities distributed among other employees, according to a Ford spokesperson. Jordan, 53, has reported to Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief
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