Audi Pauses e-tron Production For 'A Few Days'

Because of lithium-ion battery cell constraints? Audi was forced to stop production of its flagship all-electric model, the e-tron, at the Brussels plant in Belgium for “a few days” due to undisclosed supply chain issues. We previously heard that the German manufacturer had some constraints, that not only prevented an increase in the production rate, but even was limiting the […]

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Aric Almirola tops Friday’s first Cup practice at Vegas

Aric Almirola led the way in Friday’s first NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Almirola, who has finished in the top-10 three of the four races at Vegas since joining Stewart-Haas Racing, posted an average lap speed of 178.654 mph late in the session to top the speed chart. “I’m looking forward to Vegas,” Almirola said. […]

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Volvo Updates S90, V90 With New Look, Mild Hybrid

Much of Volvo’s lineup includes some type of electrified powertrain option — from the all-electric XC40 SUV to plug-in options and mild-hybrid setups — and now the automaker is expanding the technology to the V90 Cross Country wagon. Related: New Volvos After 2019 Will Be Hybrid or Electric Volvo began rolling out its mild-hybrid powertrain in the 2020 XC90 large […]

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Porsche Opens Europe's Most Powerful Fast-Charging Park

Twelve 350 kW CCS DC fast chargers for all and an additional six for internal use. This week Porsche opened a new fast-charging park in Leipzig, Germany, called “Europe’s most powerful” one. According to the German manufacturer, the total capacity of the facility is 7 MW. “This means that Porsche Leipzig currently has Europe’s most powerful rapid-charging park, which is operated […]

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Daniel Ricciardo praises Mercedes for continued innovation

Daniel Ricciardo has praised Mercedes for continuing to raise the bar in Formula 1 during pre-season testing. The dual-axis steering (DAS) system raised plenty of eyebrows up and down the Formula 1 paddock after it was debuted on Thursday by Lewis Hamilton and the conversations regarding it have not stopped since. Ricciardo, though, could only take his proverbial hat off […]

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Mattia Binotto 'not as optimistic' as 2019, Ferrari pace concerns

Mattia Binotto has revealed concerns over Ferrari’s pace in testing and is “not as optimistic” as he was at this stage in 2019. Ferrari are usually the ones pumping up the hype machine with headline times in pre-season testing, but they have stayed firmly off the radar on the fastest lap timesheet so far with the Scuderia posting a best […]

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First F1 test finishes in Barcelona with a Mercedes 1-2

The first F1 test of the 2020 season is in the books with Valtteri Bottas heading a Mercedes 1-2 at the top of the timesheet. Valtteri Bottas upped the ante during Friday’s morning session with the softest C5 tyres strapped on, setting an eye-catching 1:15.732 which is the quickest time of testing so far and half a second quicker than […]

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