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Why Tesla May Move To Less Energy-Dense Batteries For Its China-Built Cars

Why Tesla may put a less energy-dense battery type in some of its Chinese-built cars; Europe wants to compete with Asian battery manufacturers, but it won’t be easy; GM is making major changes that will affect plant workers; Renault is struggling; More on the GM-FCA racketeering lawsuit. All that and more in the…Read more… Continue […]

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The Coronavirus Is Hitting China’s Car Market Hard

The coronavirus evidences the truly international nature of the automotive industry, some virus-related Hyundai woes and air quality concerns in Beijing. All that and more in a very China-heavy The Morning Shift for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Electric Cars Are Better For The Environment Than A 50 MPG Gasoline Car: Report

Electric cars increasingly seem to be the answer for lowering America’s transportation emissions numbers. Not only do they already produce zero emissions in the process of driving, but even pollute far less than gasoline cars when you take into account the emissions generated in the production of the electricity…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Jaguar Hits Pause On i-Pace Production With Battery Shortage: Report

Jaguar’s electric tall wagon the i-Pace is a pretty good car, and it’s finally selling reasonably well for the British automaker, moving some 18,000 units across 2019. Unfortunately, that good sales streak may be coming to an end shortly as Jag pauses production for a week starting Monday, according to The Times. A…Read more… Continue […]

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The Porsche Taycan Comes In Pink Oh My God

As humans, we have the exquisite ability to see a whole range of wonderful colors. Researchers have chalked healthy humans eyes up to being able to distinguish around a million. So why are most of our cars the same shade of sludge? If you wind up getting a Porsche Taycan and you don’t immediately paint […]

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Americans Bought More EVs Than Manual-Transmission Cars In 2019

Sigh. Sigh. I know it’s pointless banter to lament about the demise of the manual transmission in the United States, but I’m going to do it anyway because I’m told it’s healthy to let it all out. The fact is fewer and fewer people are buying new, stick-shift cars. This was clearer than ever last […]

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House Democrats Have a Plan to Build High-Speed EV Charging Stations Across the U.S.

Cars are bad, especially the ones that run on gas, which are most of them. The average car emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year (that equals roughly one shitload), and the transportation sector is responsible for 29 percent of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions. All those emissions not only…Read more… […]

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Detroit-Hamtramck Is Officially GM’s First Dedicated EV Assembly Plant

After months of uncertainty regarding General Motors’ “unallocated” Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly in Detroit, Michigan, there’s finally official word on the plant’s future. Today, the automaker announced Detroit-Hamtramck will serve as its first, fully dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Harley-Davidson’s Next Electric Motorcycle Has Incredible Flat Track Energy

Harley-Davidson desperately needs a change. It is working very hard to revamp its image in a more youth-friendly way, which includes a plan for a full lineup of electric-powered two-wheelers. For now, Harley has the very good [and very expensive] LiveWire, but has hinted that more electric bikes are coming to fill in…Read more… Continue […]

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No, I Would Not Like A Honda E Type R

You read the headline and then perhaps you read the byline. “How could this be?” you wondered. “How could Kristen, whose policy is to generally sportify everything, possibly reject the idea of a Honda E Type R?” Well, it’s true. This is a car I don’t want and nobody needs.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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