Panasonic To Exit Solar Production At Tesla’s New York Plant As Partnership Frays

Panasonic Corp said it would exit solar cell production at Tesla Inc’s New York plant, the latest sign of strain in a partnership where Panasonic’s status as the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker’s exclusive battery supplier is ending. The move increases uncertainty over Tesla’s solar business which is already under scrutiny, having been drastically scaled back since the U.S. firm […]

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Which Cars Have CVTs for 2020?

Continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, are a type of transmission that trades the fixed-ratio gears of conventional automatic transmissions for a system involving two pulleys and an intervening belt or chain, which can infinitely vary gear ratios in real time. CVTs are hardly new; Subaru marketed the first stateside example in the late 1980s. But their usage spans a wide […]

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CIRAS Certification Offered at International Car Rental Show

At this year’s International Car Rental Show, Jim Schalberg, owner of Auto Rental Solutions, will once again offer attendees the CIRAS Certification session.  The Center for International Rental Automotive Standards (CIRAS) certification program aims to equip car rental employees with the knowledge and tools needed for success in the car rental industry. Topics include customer service procedures, incremental sales, insurance […]

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Hertz Named Among World’s Most Ethical Companies

The assessment includes more than 200 questions on culture; environmental and social practices; ethics and compliance activities; governance; diversity; and initiatives to support a strong value chain.  Photo via Depositphotos. The Hertz Corporation has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies of 2020. […]

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Spa-winning GPX squad gets factory Porsche drivers

The Spa 24 Hours-winning GPX Racing team will field two Porsches featuring the German marque’s factory drivers in the new GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup season. GPX participated in what was then known as the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup last year with one season-long Porsche 911 GT3 R entry in the Silver Cup. However, it entered an extra […]

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US Agency Slams Brakes On Self-Driving EasyMile Shuttles After Passenger Injury

U.S. vehicle safety regulators on Tuesday said they had ordered a suspension of passenger operations for 16 autonomous shuttles operated by France-based EasyMile after a passenger was injured in an unexplained braking incident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said operation of the battery-powered buses in 10 U.S. states would be suspended pending an examination of “safety issues related […]

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Ford Endeavour: New Vs Old

It was just last year around the same time we drove the facelifted Ford Endeavour, and the American carmaker has yet again introduced an updated version, but with a greater purpose. While the outgoing model just received a couple of feature updates like a panoramic sunroof and parallel park assist, the 2020 model SUV gets an all new heart under […]

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