Month: May 2021

Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited the automaker’s delayed factory near Berlin on Monday. A number of young Tesla fans gathered at the edge of the factory’s construction site in Gruenheide after hearing about Musk’s visit. Tesla last month delayed the opening of the factory to late 2021 from an initial July 1 date, because of
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A U-turn by Tesla Inc. on Bitcoin last week sent the cryptocurrency market plunging by hundreds of billions of dollars and caused some loyalists to change their tune against CEO Elon Musk. Musk cited concerns about “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal,” in a Twitter post saying Tesla
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MILAN — Stellantis and iPhone assembler Foxconn will announce a strategic partnership on Tuesday. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, now part of Stellantis, said in January it planned to set up a joint venture with Hon Hai Precision Industry, Foxconn’s parent company, to build electric cars and develop Internet-connected vehicles, initially focused on the Chinese market. Efforts
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The industrywide shortage of microchips is adding an extra layer of tension to an automotive ritual that is tense in normal times: factory launches of critical new products. The chip shortage and its resulting drag on production flow is striking as Nissan Motor Co. orchestrates a product overhaul that is central to reviving consumer interest
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — On a recent Friday afternoon, a delivery robot made its way along a crowded sidewalk on State Street. It made an abrupt stop in front of Amer’s Deli, spun itself 90 degrees and backed into a parking space with the precise movements of a Revolutionary War soldier. Some passersby were taken
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Amid a fresh push to commercialize its self-driving technology, Waymo has found its senior executive team in flux. CFO Ger Dwyer and Chief Automotive Officer Adam Frost said last week they intended to leave the company by the end of May. They’re the latest of a half-dozen longtime executives who have left or announced their
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While the current-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been around since 2017, it recently benefited from a facelift and as Doug DeMuro recently discovered, it is a seriously impressive car. The example featured in this review is the E 450 4Matic variant in All-Terrain guise. As such, it is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six that features
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There’s something timeless about the appeal of Jeeps. So, on Roadkill Garage, Freiburger and Dulich rehabilitate an old Jeep Scrambler rockcrawler and a 1967 Jeep J100. Then they take them out for some brutal offroad tests! #RoadkillGarage #Jeep #MotorTrend Get a fast, simple and free car quote ➡️ https://quotes.motortrend.com/ MotorTrend is the ultimate streaming destination for gearheads coupled
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Fiat Chrysler is no more, but Fiat and Chrysler have been given at least another decade to show they’re worth keeping around. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares says he’s affording each of the 14 brands melded together from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group a 10-year window to execute a business plan. For Chrysler, a brand
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This bright blue 1992 Geo Metro Convertible was the headliner of RM Sotheby’s “Handle With Fun” online auction that ended today. The time-limited auction featured a variety of rare and vintage collectibles and memorabilia, including several gumball cross-country racing machines, but this humble subcompact stood out. How could it not? It just seems so wonderfully
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