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Stellantis will produce nearly all its electrified vehicles for Europe and North America on four “battery-focused” platforms with ranges up to more than 800 km (497 miles) by the middle of this decade. The automaker, which was formed in January by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group, is speeding up its transition
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Walmart and Cruise will begin testing deliveries by driverless car in 2021. Walmart Walmart is investing in Cruise, General Motors’ majority-owned self-driving vehicle subsidiary, as part of a new $2.75 billion funding round for the company. The decision to invest comes about five months after the companies started developing a pilot program to use Cruise
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Volkswagen brand is targeting family buyers in China with the ID6, its biggest battery-powered model to date. The three-row, seven-seat crossover is tailored specifically to the needs and wishes of Chinese customers “in terms of space, functionality, design and, in particular, user experience,” VW said in a statement on Saturday ahead of the model’s public
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12:58 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Jimmie Johnson hopped on a scooter and navigated his way through an unfamiliar Alabama paddock. He stopped to lean against a stack of tires for a quick conversation with childhood hero Rick Mears then went to work on his new career. The seven-time NASCAR champion turned 22
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Volkswagen is expanding its electric vehicle family with two versions of a production-ready, three-row, seven-passenger crossover that it will begin producing in China with two joint-venture partners. A version of the Atlas-sized ID6 — the latest in the automaker’s global lineup of EVs, following the debut last year of the Golf-sized ID3 and Tiguan-sized ID4
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11:39 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Robert Hight raced to the provisional No. 1 spot with a standout performance in Funny Car qualifying Friday night, the first NHRA four-wide race in two years. Hight, the runner-up at this year’s season opener, had a run of 3.922-seconds at 327.59 mph in his Camaro at
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At a time of social unrest stemming from incidents of police violence and questions of injustice, industries across the country are facing heightened concern over issues of diversity and inclusion. The auto industry is no exception, a gathering of suppliers said last week. From hiring practices to ad spending to minority-owned supplier procurement, the sector
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SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group said Friday it has formed a new mobility division to launch more service models and named an outsider as its chief following his tenure with global tech giants such as Apple Inc and Microsoft. Song Chang-hyeon will lead the newly established Transportation-as-a-Service division, which will oversee mobility business for Hyundai
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12:57 PM ET Formula One champions Mercedes are chasing rather than being chased now that Red Bull have a faster car, according to Valtteri Bottas. 1 Related Although the Finn’s seven-times champion team mate Lewis Hamilton won last month’s Bahrain season opener, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was quickest in every practice session and started on
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Mercedes-Benz has prepared the EQS full-electric sedan for Level 3 automation that will let the driver disengage mentally and physically from the task of driving. “Thanks to its comprehensive sensor technology and intelligence, the EQS sees practically everything around it and becomes a co-pilot,” Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius said in a news release to launch
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