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Hybrid

Yes, Hybrids Still Matter

And hybrid—mild, full and plug-in—are likely to continue to be important as the industry makes the transition to full electrification. An examination in three parts.
#Ford #BMW #GeneralMotors

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing for Supercars

Bugatti’s titanium tailpipe cuts weight by 39%
#Volkswagen #HP #Bugatti

GM Drops Facebook, Again

Joins Ford, Honda, VW in protest over hateful content
#HarleyDavidson #Chevrolet #Ford

Economics

A Tough Week for Carmakers

Lousy financial results but considerable optimism that the worst is over.
#Ford #Volkswagen #Chevrolet

Mobility

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts
#Geely #Hyundai #Honda

Production

SEAT Knows C-19 Isn’t Over

Preparing for when its people come back from their August holidays
#SEAT #Volkswagen #europe

Regulations

Foretellix Aims to Fortify Autonomous Testing

Much more testing is needed, but it’s the quality not quantity that will make the difference
#tech #Volkswagen #Volvo

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota’s New World View: A “Woven Planet”

Software holding company includes former TRI-AD autonomous vehicle unit
#Google #Toyota #Bosch

Lidar Supplier Luminar Adds Auto Veterans as Production Nears

Team will support 2022 launch with Volvo Cars
#Aptiv #TRW #Lear

AI

JLR Develops Touchless Touchscreen

AI-based system promises to reduce driver distraction and alleviate COVID-19 risks
#BMW #Land Rover #Volkswagen

Diesel

FCA Offices in Europe Raided in Diesel Cheating Probe

Under scrutiny, again, for using illegal control software
#Jeep #Fiat #AlfaRomeo

Design

Convert a 1990s Land Rover to Electric Power—for $185,000+

Pricey retrofit package includes California dreaming color combos  
#Land Rover #BorgWarner #Volkswagen

Business

Suppliers’ Legal Battle Rattle EV Plans at Ford, GM, VW

Outcome could threaten timing of EV programs at all three carmakers
#Ford #asia #GeneralMotors

Hybrid

Startup Plans U.K.’s First Big EV Battery Plant

Aim is to begin lithium-ion cell production in 2023.
#Volkswagen #europe #facilities

Infrastructure

New York Charges Ahead on EVs

Funding approved for 55,000 charging stations by 2025
#Volkswagen

Regulations

Ex-VW Manager Will Finish U.S. Prison Term in Germany

Two more years to serve for role in diesel emission cheating scandal
#europe #people #emissions

Sales

June Car Sales Fell 23% in Europe

Month-to-month shortfall narrows from April and May
#Renault #Volkswagen #Volvo

Hybrid

BMW Inks $2.3 Billion Battery Deal with Northvolt

Swedish supplier joins CATL and Samsung SDI as BMW ramps up EV efforts
#BMW #europe #Volkswagen

Business

New Name in the Auto Industry: Stellantis

FCA, PSA reach for the stars with corporate identity
#Citroen #Chrysler #Dodge

Design

Nissan Looks to the Future with Ariya EV

New look, more tech. The first in a wave of new models. 
#asia #Mitsubishi #Renault