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Thu 23rd September 2021

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Watch A Helicopter Land On A Skoda Kodiaq As Nod To Old Top Gear Episode

In a bid to show the toughness of the Kodiaq facelift, Skoda landed a helicopter on the SUV's roof without having to make any significant changes to the vehicle. Read more

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Lewis Hamilton Is Trying To Get In Max Verstappen's Head

The two are engaged in the best Formula 1 championship battle in years. Read more

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| Sep 23 21:14 |  |  
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Laurent Diot is the new FIAT & Abarth Global Marketing & Communications Director, completing FIAT’s global set-up

Laurent Diot is appointed FIAT & Abarth Global Marketing & Communications Director effective 1st October 2021, reporting to Olivier Francois, FIAT & Abarth Chief Executive Officer and Global Chief Marketing Officer Stellantis. Read more

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| Sep 23 15:59 |  |  
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Michelin (Finally) Puts Us Close To Eliminating Tires

"Yeah, yeah, yeah. We've heard all that before." — Casanova Frankenstein, Mystery Men If you've been following automotive news at all for the last couple of decades, you'll remember that airless tires (or "tweels", a Read more

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| Sep 23 21:10 |  |  
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Supplier Award: Schaeffler honors its top suppliers

Sustainability is central to Schaeffler’s supply chain and procurement operations Partners for Performance: 17 companies receive Schaeffler Supplier Award Andreas Schick: “Despite high volatility in the markets, Schaeffler has continued to be a reliable partner throughout more than one and a half years.” Read more

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| Sep 23 15:18 |  |  
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2021 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD Review: A Solid SUV With Too Many Tech Bugs

That said, it's still a fashionably refreshed SUV, with the best standard tow rating in its class. Read more

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| Sep 23 21:04 |  |  
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Toyota Prius With Hydrogen-Fueled Combustion Engine Coming In 2025

A rumor from Japan strengthens previous reports of an upcoming Toyota Prius with a hydrogen-powered combustion engine. Read more

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| Sep 23 8:02 |  |  
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What channel is IndyCar on? Long Beach start time, TV, and more

When is the IndyCar race at Long Beach?The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is held over three days – Friday, Sept. 24 features one practice session, the Saturday, Sept. 25 schedule includes second practice and qualifying, while Sunday, Sept. 27 sees a morning warm-up followed by the race.Friday, Sept. 24• 3.00-3.45pm Pacific time – Practice 1Saturday, Sept. 25• 9.00-9.45am  Read more

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| Sep 23 21:00 |  |  
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Leclerc not expecting ‘big changes’ from new Ferrari MGU-H as he prepares for Russian GP grid penalty | Formula 1®

Charles Leclerc will start the Russian Grand Prix from the back of the grid, after Ferrari kitted him out with a new hybrid power unit element, with the intention of gathering data for their all-new 2022 PU. But Leclerc denied that the new part would see Ferrari take a leap up the order in the coming races. Read more

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| Sep 23 15:56 |  |  
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F1 team bosses: We must listen to the fans’ opinions in survey

A Global Survey run by Motorsport Network and supported by the F1 organisation has provided an opportunity for fans around the world to air their views.It comes at a time when the sport is making the transition to new technical regulations in 2022, and other ideas are being mooted or even trialled. The experiment with a sprint weekend format – tried thus far at Silverstone and Monza – has  Read more

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| Sep 23 20:59 |  |  
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2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Concept: What the TrailSport Should Have Been

The redesigned 2022 Honda Passport gets an off-road makeover with Honda's newest Rugged Roads project. Read more

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| Sep 23 15:54 |  |  
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Ford unveils new-look F-150 for 2022 NASCAR Truck Series

Ford on Thursday unveiled a new design for its F-150 truck that is used for competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The new truck features styling which allowed it more closely mirror its production counterpart.Changes include an all-new composite nose surface that incorporates design character from the production F-150, as well as newly designed composite hood and tail  Read more

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| Sep 23 20:59 |  |  
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Citroen to launch electric Ami microcar in the UK

The Ami will remain a left-hand-drive vehicle in the UK. First-year orders have totaled 9,000, mostly in France and Italy, Citroen said. Read more

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| Sep 23 15:18 |  |  
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VW will build $164M battery factory in China

The plant is part of automaker's goal to produce more than 1 million battery systems annually in Europe, U.S. and China. Read more

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| Sep 23 20:59 |  |  
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Ford Bronco Raptor teased ahead of 2022 reveal | Evo

Ford's answer to the Defender and Wrangler is officially receiving the Raptor treatment Read more

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| Sep 23 14:59 |  |  
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Containers Piling Up at Rail Yards Add to Port Strains

To understand why more than 100 containerships are waiting to enter U.S. ports from Southern California to Savannah, Ga., it helps to keep tabs on the congestion that’s building at another key junction of freight transportation: rail yards. Read more

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| Sep 23 20:58 |  |  
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Bottas says he'll ‘take one for the team’ if Mercedes use team orders to help Hamilton title bid | Formula 1

Alfa Romeo-bound Valtteri Bottas says he has discussed the potential use of team orders internally with Mercedes and will move over if asked to do so to aid Lewis Hamilton’s championship bid.  Read more

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| Sep 23 14:32 |  |  
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Employees shape transformation: Digital qualification at Audi continues to pick up speed

“Digital Shift”, a future-oriented pilot project that aims to transform the workforce, has been launched at Audi site at Neckarsulm. The project gives employees the opportunity to qualify for future jobs in Digital Production. An unconventional recruiting concept puts the focus on interests instead of qualifications. This qualification initiative will serve as the blueprint for additional pilot projects. Under the project name “Digital Future”, IT-minded employees at the Ingolstadt site will also have the opportunity to upgrade their qualifications. Read more

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| Sep 23 20:57 |  |  
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Volvo to ditch leather in all cars by 2030 | Auto Express

New C40 Recharge will be first Volvo to be offered without the option of leather upholstery Read more

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| Sep 23 13:02 |  |  
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Semiconductor firms can’t find enough workers, worsening chip shortage

Material costs are rising too, and the shortage will continue into 2022. Read more

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White House seeks to address semiconductor chips crisis harming automakers

The White House will discuss ways to overcome a semiconductor chip supply crisis that is cutting auto production around the world in a new round of meetings with major companies on Thursday. Read more

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| Sep 23 10:23 |  |  
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Jeep, Fiat, Ram to raise money for fighting pandemics in deal with Bono brand company

The Stellantis brands will release special edition vehicles as part of a multiyear partnership with Red, a brand licensing company that raises money to fight global health emergencies. Read more

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| Sep 23 20:55 |  |  
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EU court adviser finds VW software to alter emissions is illegal

Software Volkswagen AG used to alter pollutant emissions based on the outside temperature and altitude is illegal and cannot be justified by its role in protecting the engine, an adviser to the EU's top court said on Thursday. Read more

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| Sep 23 10:19 |  |  
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Polestar 2 Finds Sweet Spot Among Bevy of Winning BEVs

What makes the Polestar 2 a Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems winner is its near-perfect blend of the BEV formulation. Read more

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| Sep 23 20:54 |  |  
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Supply chain problems could cost automakers $210 billion this year, forecast says

A shortage of semiconductors is just part of the industry's supply chain problems. High prices and tight supplies of commodities such as steel and plastic resin are driving up costs and forcing automakers to curtail production. Read more

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| Sep 23 10:15 |  |  
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That Happened: Our First Electrify Expo Live Show in Orange County!

That Happened: Our First Electrify Expo Live Show took Orange County by storm with 16,000 people checking out the latest in emobility! Read more

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| Sep 23 20:53 |  |  
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Former Supercars driver accused of drug trafficking

According to a report in The Courier Mail, Wakefield was charged with trafficking offences back in 2019 before being freed on bail.However he was arrested back in May this year for possession, his second offence while on bail, and has been in custody since.He faced the Supreme Court in Brisbane yesterday and, according to newspaper reports, could face at least four years in prison.His  Read more

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| Sep 23 7:54 |  |  
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Here’s What’s Really Going on With Ford Bronco Dealer Markups

Reports of Bronco markups set the internet on fire last week. The truth is they're less common than you'd think—at least for reservation holders. Read more

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| Sep 23 20:51 |  |  
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Wrangler 4xe Brings New Level of Efficiency to Jeep

Wrangler 4xe is noteworthy for its rough-and-tumble off-road readiness, while clocking in at nearly 30 mpg during testing. Read more

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| Sep 23 4:50 |  |  
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Volvo reveals new materials for its leather-free vehicles

So far, Volvo is among the very few brands to say it will not offer any leather at all. Read more

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