BMW i3 Sales In U.S. Down 85% In Q2 2020

Hopefully, BMW’s plug-in hybrids will cope better than the i3 has most recently. BMW Group (BMW and MINI), like most of the other automotive manufacturers, was highly affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the U.S., and Q2 sales of BMW decreased by 39% year-over-year to 50,957. For MINI, it was down 41.5% to 5,288. The German company stopped reporting results […]

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Report Calls For Gas And Diesel Ban To Start In 2032 In UK

That would be eight years earlier than originally suggested. A new report has advised the government to bring the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars forward to 2032. The ban was originally slated for 2040, before being moved to 2035, but the government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change says the date should move further still. Back in […]

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Freyr Intends To Build Norway’s First Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Plant

The company secured initial financing to start the project, but needs much more to start construction of the plant Freyr is a new Norwegian company, which intends to become a major player in the lithium-ion battery market and basically the first with a manufacturing plant in Norway. This month the company has announced that “successfully completed NOK 130 million of […]

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Mitsubishi Plug-In Car Sales In The U.S. Decreased In Q2 2020

Year-to-date Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales comprise only 4% of regular Outlander sales. Mitsubishi results for the second quarter of 2020 were significantly affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the U.S., as the company reports 12,197 sales (down 58% year-over-year). The brands’ only plug-in model, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, noted just 285 sales, which is 54% less than a year ago. […]

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5 American cars that are better than fireworks

Organized fireworks during this year’s July 4th festivities will be as hard to find as a manual transmission. But the domestic auto industry has plenty of fireworks of its own. America suffers no shortage of pomp and whomp, and American muscle has reached steroidal strength with these chest-thumpers. While the lunatics at Dodge keep squeezing out more from an old […]

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Mercedes-Benz And Farasis Energy Announced Strategic Partnership

Daimler to take a 3% stake in Farasis Energy, which will build a new battery cell plant in Germany Mercedes-Benz has announced today a strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd. The two already partnered for quite some time and in 2019 Daimler officially selected Farasis Energy as a battery cell supplier for […]

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New 2020 Ford Puma ST teased for the first time

The sporty new Ford Puma ST will make its debut later this year, with the same 197bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine as the Fiesta ST Ford’s new range-topping Puma ST is nearing its official launch date. The brand’s first sporty compact crossover will make its debut later this year, with a range of performance, technology and styling upgrades over the standard […]

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Mazda 3 and CX-30 Skyactiv-X launched in Australia – up to 35% more expensive than 2.0L petrol variants – paultan.org

The Mazda 3 and CX-30 with the mild-hybrid Skyactiv-X Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) engine have been announced for the Australian market, arriving in the country as top trim level variants for both the C-segment hatchback and SUV models. to recap, the Skyactiv-X 2.0 litre engine produces 180 PS at 6,000 rpm and 224 Nm of torque at 3,000 […]

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Trail Less Traveled: Brand-New Tesla Model X Hit-And-Run Crash Repair

Thankfully, Tesla’s Sentry Mode feature saved the day. Our friends over at the Trail Less Traveled YouTube channel haven’t been making videos about the new Tesla Model X lately. This is because, before they even removed the brand-new electric crossover’s temporary tags, someone backed into it and sped away, running red lights. We were concerned for them and shared that it […]

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BMW to release OTA updates for Operating System 7 – navigation, Connected Charging, Digital Key support – paultan.org

BMW will be releasing a vehicle software upgrade this month with new and improved features for vehicle connectivity and navigation, according to the German automaker. This will be its most comprehensive software upgrade to date, and the revisions will be included from the factory for every new BMW model that features on Operating System 7, such as the latest G30 […]

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