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6:17 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Tim Wilkerson raced to his second Funny Car victory in three weeks Sunday, beating Cruz Pedregon in the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Wilkerson had a 3.927-second run at 331.36 mph in a Ford Shelby Mustang in the final for his 22nd career victory. He
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Progressive pressure group MoveOn.org has released a digital ad slamming General Motors for making donations to Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s election in January months after it had paused contributions. The online video, which plays on traditional car commercials by presenting GM’s political donations in the form of specs
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11:05 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying for the 163rd time in his career Saturday in the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. The 72-year-old Force’s run of 3.860 seconds at 332.18 mph in his Chevrolet Camaro on Friday held up, for his third No. 1 qualifier
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TOKYO — Japan’s auto industry is warning that the government’s push for carbon neutrality could cost the country millions of jobs and millions of units of lost vehicle output. The doomsday scenario was floated this month by Akio Toyoda, in his role as chairman of Japan’s automaker association. He attacked what he sees as potentially
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WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board said Friday it will send a team to investigate a Tesla vehicle crash this week that killed two people in Coral Gables, Fla. Coral Gables police have said it is unclear whether the Tesla Model 3 involved in the crash in a residential area on Monday evening was
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9:39 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — – The father-daughter duo of John and Brittany Force topped the first round of qualifying Friday night in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Brittany Force matched her Top Fuel track record set this year with a run of 3.662-seconds at 331.85 mph in her dragster.
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Headlights are quietly undergoing a technological revolution, and regulators are trying to catch up. For much of automotive history, innovation came to headlights gradually. But over the last few decades, the pace has quickened. Now, automakers are using LED technology to create arrays of tiny lights that can cast complex beam patterns. The so-called adaptive
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In this article TSLA Tesla CEO Elon Musk lauded Chinese automakers Friday, calling them the “most competitive in the world,” during a pre-recorded question-and-answer stream at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress, which is hosted in China’s Hainan province. Musk was highly complementary of the nation that’s imperative to his electric vehicle company, and the
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DETROIT — General Motors said it is extending downtime at several crossover assembly plants in North America as the global microchip shortage drags on, but production at plants that make its lucrative full-size pickups and SUVs will continue. “These most recent scheduling adjustments are being driven by the continued parts shortages caused by semiconductor supply
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DETROIT — General Motors’ defense arm said it has won a $36.4 million contract to build 10 heavy-duty armored Suburban SUVs for the U.S. Department of State. GM Defense said Wednesday it plans to deliver the purpose-built Suburbans over the next two years as part of a development contract for the department’s Diplomatic Security Service.
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