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General Motors has been tapping into engineering experience that goes back to astronauts driving its Lunar Rover on the moon. GM’s Chevrolet brand paid tribute Thursday to engineers who’d designed the all-electric Lunar Rover. It had been driven by Apollo 15 astronauts on the moon during a trip there in July 1971. It may be […]

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Automotive executives and German government officials have reached agreement on software upgrades that could resolve the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Engine software updates on about 9 million diesel cars in Germany will cost automakers nearly 2 billion euros ($2.33 billion), coming out to about 100 euros ($116.77) per car. The software updates would mean the […]

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If there were an encyclopedia entry for “unrealized expectations,” the promise of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s coming to North America might be featured, but don’t let that dissuade you as it could be here by year’s end. Positive indicators include at least two Canadian dealer websites taking pre-orders for the plug-in hybrid that’s been said to […]

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The next-gen Bugatti Chiron hypercar will get hybrid tech to help make it even faster, according to the company’s CEO. “Electrification will happen,” said Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer. The current Chiron uses a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 that makes an absolutely massive 1,479 horsepower. It’s an evolution of the Veyron’s engine that started at 987 horsepower […]

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Continental is weighing in on what it thinks the future of autonomous driving will look like, and developing its own autonomous testbed. Known best for tires, Continental is also a major supplier of automotive electronics and systems. The company has built a vehicle to demonstrate driverless mobility and to develop and test autonomous driving systems […]

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The Boring Company has received federal approval to build a series of tunnels that will link major East Coast cities together and significantly cut travel time between them. The tunnels would house Boring Company founder Elon Musk’s innovative ‘Hyperloop’ – a system in which train car type pods are launched through a tunnel with a […]

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Hyundai’s electric Ioniq is too popular for Hyundai – or some of its suppliers – to handle. A report from Business Korea says that Hyundai is having trouble sourcing batteries for its Ioniq plug-in and EV. It says that Hyundai originally ordered 6,000 to 7,000 batteries from supplier LG Chem for installation in versions of […]

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More rumors that Apple is working on becoming an automaker, or at least an automotive supplier, have bubbled up thanks to a report out of China. Chinese publication Yicai Global says the tech giant is working in secret with a Chinese battery manufacturer – Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) – on research and development for […]

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What with cars like the 238-mile Chevy Bolt and 215-plus mile Tesla Model 3 making BMW’s 81-114-mile range i3 look a bit short-legged, the German carmaker may infuse a bit more range into its small EV. According to a “source,” BMW Blog says BMW is upgrading the battery pack from 94 Ah to 120, possibly […]

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Volvo and parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding are forging a new joint venture to share technology and speed up next-generation vehicle electrification. Separately, Volvo announced it will take a “significant” minority share in sibling brand Lynk & CO. The startup Geely subsidiary will tap into Volvo’s vehicle technology and dealers as it readies for a […]

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