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50th Anniversary of Moon Landing: 10 Auto Technologies Brought To Earth

Today, July 19th 2019 is exactly 50 years since humans first landed on the moon. For many reasons, the feat is worth celebrating. Over the years, one major benefactor of the expedition has been the automotive industry. So are auto buyers, drivers, enthusiasts and fleet operators. While in the years since this successful mission, numerous leaps in space-age technology have ...

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Electric Bus Demand Surging Outside China

In electric vehicles, China is not what it used to be. Electric bike demand collapsed five years ago, and electric bus demand followed two years ago. With electric buses, the reason was entirely a precipitous drop in government financial support of demand and production, the peak being accentuated by pulling forward to grab subsidies while there were available. In 2020 they will be zero but despite ...

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Getting To Know the All-New 2020 Toyota GR Supra

Performance, capability and style are on full display with the launch of the all-new 2020 Toyota GR Supra campaign on Monday. In a nod to Toyota’s sports car heritage, the campaign, titled: “This Is Our Sport.”  reflects the excitement Supra drivers will feel in an iconic car designed with them in mind—a car that pushes the limits. “The return of ...

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Electric Vehicle Energy Storage: Big Changes Ahead

Is it all about cars and extrapolation? Not anymore. The unique new IDTechEx report, “Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030“ avoids mindless extrapolation. It uses fundamentals to predict huge changes in the electric vehicle EV business and the way these vehicles store electricity. For example, rejection of poisons and the fact that herbicides becoming ineffective anyway heralds a huge new market for ...

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Focus: Bugatti’s 40,000 Days of Existence

The Bugatti brand is one of the oldest of the automotive world. Since its creation in 1909 by an Italian immigrant named Ettore Bugatti, all the way to its modern era with the hyper sports cars such as the Chiron1 or the Divo2, the constructor has known many events. Yesterday, Monday, Marked Bugatti’s 40,000th day of existence and very few automotive brands ...

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Shortage of Lithium-Ion Batteries: How to Cope

Shortage of lithium-ion batteries is probable. Too few gigafactories. Too many burning batteries: factories shut to sort out their problems. The US-China trade war cuts off materials. Inadequate lithium or cobalt mining. Electric vehicle demand is probably being underestimated. Expect cost parity with conventional cars in 3-7 years when range demanded by most prospective buyers – 300 miles/ 480 km – is also met.  IDTechEx 2020-2030 projections of battery capacity for all100 IDTechEx EV categories reveals pent-up demand if promised cell cost reduction is met – a staggering 3,900 GWh in 2030, ...

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Michelin Unleashes World’s Most Powerful Garage

The Michelin Supercar Paddock is in a new location next to the start line, offering more cars and an immersive walkthrough experience for fans. With everything from unique start-up brands to the latest race iterations from the world’s most famous marques, the Paddock is guaranteed to have a supercar for everyone. Here’s an exclusive preview of some of the stunning ...

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Driving Tips for Expectant Mothers(Also watch video)

Your journey to parenthood is an exciting time that requires much preparation, and also includes staying safe on the road. During pregnancy, mothers-to-be need to continuously make in-vehicle adjustments to ensure optimal positioning and safety while driving. To help engineers better understand the needs of expectant mothers, Ford Motor Company designed an “empathy belly” – or pregnancy suit. This pregnancy suit adds ...

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 “What Toyota and sports have in common…” – Long-distance runner, Yuma Hattori

Long-distance runner Yuma Hattori, 25, works in Toyota Motor Corporation’s Tahara Plant/Tahara Plant Administration Division. It was September, and we were waiting in the lobby of the office building at the Toyota Tahara plant for a young man, Yuma Hattori, that we expected would be donning the familiar Toyota work uniform. Hattori, a long-distance runner, had just finished working from ...

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Final Limited Edition in Bentley’s Centenary Trilogy

Bentley has created a unique, Limited Edition model that pays homage to the legendary No. 1 Bentley Blower of 1929. The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is a modern interpretation of a truly iconic racing car, and features 18 carat gold plated fender badging and a remarkable piece of history, cast from a piston from the original ...

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