Uber plans to build its flying taxis in France

Uber has selected France as the future home for flying taxi production and will invest $23.4 million in the country over the next five years. According to a CNN report on Thursday, the money will be spent to develop the flying taxis. Uber also announced a five-year research partnership with Ecole Polytechnique, a leading French institute of technology...

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Volvo introduces electric delivery/garbage truck with 186-mile range

Volvo Trucks has introduced its first battery-electric truck meant for commercial duty: the FL. The company said the FL will bring the benefits of battery-electric vehicles to the inner-city distribution and garbage collection industries. Per Volvo’s announcement, the FL will go up to estimated 186 miles on a single charge with between two and six lithium-ion batteries providing 100-300 kwh …

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Volkswagen goes lightweight with the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric race car

Aerodynamics and power are two very important focus points for any race car. Another is dropping as much weight as possible. If you have a vehicle that doesn't weigh much, offers substantial power, and grips the road, then you have a recipe for success come race day. Volkswagen is hoping it's worked that recipe well with its I.D. R Pikes Peak race car. A...

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Report: reborn Dodge Viper returning in 2021 minus V-10

Is Dodge's halo sports car set for a return? That's the word from Car and Driver, which reported on the Viper's rebirth with new speculative details. Recall, the Dodge Viper ended production on August 31 last year at the Connor Avenue assembly plant. The Viper was truly the only American sports car built in Detroit. However, C&D's report claims Dodge's...

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Reborn Dodge Viper allegedly returning in 2021 minus a V-10 engine

Is Dodge's halo sports car set for a return? So is the word from Car & Driver, which reported on the Viper's rebirth with new speculative details. Recall, the Dodge Viper ended production last year on August 31 at the Connor Avenue assembly plant; the Viper was truly the only American sports car built in Detroit. However, C&D's report claims Dodge's...

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US probe into car imports might lead to new tariffs

Just as China prepares to ratchet down tariffs on car imports, President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into whether car imports into the United States are hurting national security. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has since initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which grants the president the ability to restrict imports considered …

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Small bump in power for 2019 Subaru WRX STI

Subaru on Thursday announced a round of updates for the 2019 WRX and WRX STI, and for the latter there's extra power to be had. But before you get too excited we'll point out that there's only five extra horses, bringing total output of the 2019 WRX STI to 310 horsepower. The new total matches the output of limited edition WRX STI Type RA introduced for...

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How much does it cost to use your turn signals?

We'll state it upfront: it doesn't cost a lot to use turn signals, so drivers should absolutely take advantage of them. With that out of the way, the video above goes through an incredible amount of detail to show how much energy turn signals consume, and how much it costs drivers to activate them while driving. The figures come from the amount of energy...

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