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Auto Express News Feed: Toyota e-Palette to get solid-state batteries for 2020 Olympics

The Top Zones - 5 hours 16 min ago
News 22 Oct, 2019

Toyota likely to fit one of its all-electric shuttle buses with a new solid-state battery pack for next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games

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Auto Blog News Feed: Honda Aircraft expansion could lead to increased jet production

The Top Zones - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 19:39

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Nearly four years after delivering its first jet, Honda is facing decisions as the company better known for cars and lawnmowers considers whether to sink billions more into its decades-in-the-making aircraft division. Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujino said in an interview that a current plant expansion aimed at improving efficiency is part of the aviation division's long-term strategy and should also slightly increase production of the seven-seat, $5.2 million HondaJet Elites. "We are lookin

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Auto Blog News Feed: Tesla's Nurburgring run revs up debate over speed records

The Top Zones - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 14:00

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Tesla Inc's attempts to humble Porsche with a new lap record on Germany's legendary Nordschleife racetrack have reignited a controversy about the value of lap times, as the circuit steps in to quash claims of cheating. Porsche and U.S.-based Tesla are battling to establish supremacy in lap times for four-door electric sportscars, but comparisons are not exact, as conditions, ranging from car modifications to tyre types, vary with each test. "We want to have circumstances that can be u

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Auto Blog News Feed: GM adds labor costs with new UAW deal, but it's a much healthier company today

The Top Zones - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 15:00

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A decade ago, high labor costs helped drag a bloated and debt-ridden General Motors into a government-funded bankruptcy. Now, a contract deal reached this week with the United Auto Workers union will raise the company's costs once again, at a time when the auto industry is facing the uncertainty of tariffs and trade wars, slowing global sales and rising capital expenses to develop autonomous and electric vehicles. Analysts say the four-year deal, if approved next week by 49,000 striking worker

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Auto Blog News Feed: This gadget lets you stop a moving car like Spider-Man

The Top Zones - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 13:00

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Spiderman-like net stops speeding cars. ArrestNet by Pacsci EMC is a vehicle arresting system. Designed for applications like high-speed pursuits. The non-lethal vehicle system deploys in 3 seconds via remote control. When a speeding vehicle runs over ArrestNet spikes penetrate the tires. This triggers the net to deploy and wrap around the tires and stopping a dangerous situation without the use of lethal force. Each strand of the net can hold up to 1,200 lbs of force. ArrestNet by PacSci EMC

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Auto Blog News Feed: Hummer EV could be part of GM's move into electric trucks and SUVs

The Top Zones - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 20:57

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WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021, possibly reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them, several people familiar with the plans said. The so-called BT1 electric truck/SUV program is the centerpiece of a planned $3 billion (2.3 billion pounds) investment in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant to make electric trucks and vans, and part

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