Hungary in contention to replace British Grand Prix

With the British Grand Prix looking unlikely to go ahead, reports suggest that the Hungaroring is being considered as a replacement. It was hoped that the 2020 season would start with a double-header in Austria followed by another at Silverstone, but it is now expected that the latter will be replaced. This is due to the fact that the UK […]

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Huge Changes Await Nissan In Europe

Will we see Nissan’s equivalent of the Renault ZOE? Reuters tries to further figure out Nissan’s survival plan for Europe, ahead of its official announcement expected on May 28, 2020. According to the latest unofficial reports, the Japanese brand (and part of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance) is expected to focus on crossover/SUV and commercial vehicles. “Nissan Motor Co is working on a […]

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Harvick grabs 50th win in NASCAR’s return at Darlington

One of NASCAR’s most experienced veterans helped celebrate the sport’s return to live racing Sunday at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Kevin Harvick, who was the Cup Series points leader but without a win when NASCAR suspended its season, corrected that problem with a dominating performance with his victory in the Real Heroes 400. Harvick led 159 of the 293 laps and […]

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The apparent biggest loser in Vettel’s Ferrari divorce

Daniel Ricciardo appears to be one of the big losers in the driver merry-go-round resulting from Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari departure, having been overlooked in favour of Carlos Sainz. But the team he departs, Renault, face an even bigger problem “Daniel’s signing underscores our determination to accelerate our progress towards the forefront of the sport. It is also a recognition of […]

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UMW Toyota's plant in Bukit Raja resumes operations

UMW Toyota Motor has announced that its subsidiary company, Assembly Service Sdn Bhd (ASSB) which manufactures Toyota vehicles, has resumed operations. ASSB has two assembly plants in Selangor, one at the Bukit Raja Industrial Park, and another in Shah Alam. However, only the Bukit Raja plant is back up and running – the Shah Alam facility will only resume operations […]

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France: In April 2020 Car Sales Collapsed, Including Plug-Ins

April was really bad… let’s hope it will gradually improve in the following months. France was severely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown and new car sales collapsed 88.8% year-over-year to just 20,997. New plug-in electric car registrations also followed the general trend and are down 67% year-over-year to 1,745. The only positive thing is probably that 1,317 new passenger plug-ins […]

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LG Chem Is On Top In Global xEV Battery Deployment In Q1 2020

LG Chem and Panasonic were responsible for almost 60% of the market. Global battery deployment for passenger xEVs (BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs) during the first quarter of 2020 amounted to 20.5 GWh (down 1.9% year-over-year from 20.9 GWh) according to Adamas Intelligence. The first quarter was significantly slower than the Q4 2019 (26.5 GWh), but taking into account the lockdown and seasonality, […]

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Podcast: The next steps in securing Rossi’s MotoGP future

In recent days, Petronas SRT has confirmed talks have been held with Yamaha about putting a deal in place for the 2021 MotoGP season for the legend that is Valentino Rossi. Nine-time grand prix motorcycle racing world champion Rossi has lost his place at the works Yamaha team to Fabio Quartararo for 2021, but was promised full support from Yamaha […]

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