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In its march toward a carbon-neutral future, Volvo Cars is targeting how its steel is made. Its hope: To adopt a new “green steel” that promises to eliminate the need for coking coal in its manufacturing process. If the idea works, it could take a significant bite out of the CO2 in the automaker’s supply
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In this article TSLA Electric vehicle maker Tesla rolled out a long-awaited software update Friday night that allows customers to request access to its controversial Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software. The move delighted fans of CEO Elon Musk and Tesla, but it risks drawing the ire of federal vehicle safety authorities who are already
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7:53 PM ET Associated Press LONG BEACH, Calif. — Endless hours on iRacing trying to familiarize himself with the downtown city street course in Long Beach paid off Friday when IndyCar points leader Alex Palou sailed through his first career laps on the circuit. Palou takes a 35-point lead into Sunday’s title-deciding season finale. The
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2:11 PM ET Associated Press LONG BEACH, Calif. — The love affair between Romain Grosjean and IndyCar will continue another year. The Frenchman will move to Andretti Autosport in 2022 to drive a full season, including the Indianapolis 500. Grosjean did not commit to ovals when he left Formula One to drive for Dale Coyne
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Demand for used vehicles has been high this year, and flooding this month from Hurricane Ida just sent more customers clamoring for cars at Planet Honda in Union, N.J. Planet Honda isn’t alone facing that growing demand. In times like these, General Manager Bill Feinstein said he and other dealership leaders he knows are choosing
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Dave Snydacker is CEO and founder of Lilac Solutions, a lithium extraction startup based in Oakland, California. Courtesy: Lilac Solutions Inc. As consumers, we rely on lithium-ion batteries to power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles. Demand is soaring, and automakers can’t secure partnerships fast enough to keep up. That presents an economic challenge today.
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Consulting firm AlixPartners said Thursday the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage will cost the global automotive industry $210 billion this year, a greater revenue loss than previously thought. That figure is up considerably from the firm’s May forecast, in which it estimated a loss of $110 billion. AlixPartners also says production of 7.7 million units could
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Ford started resuming vehicle production in the U.S. on May 18, 2020 with new coronavirus safety protocols such as health assessments, personal protective equipment and facility modifications to increase social distancing. Ford With no end in sight this year, the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage is now expected to cost the global automotive industry an estimated
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