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Budweiser brewer orders fleet of Tesla Semis

Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch wants its beer delivery process to be just a smidge more green. The company announced on Friday that it placed a pre-order for 40 Tesla Semis and proclaimed it's one of the largest orders to date. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted that the trucks will start from as low as $150,000. Anheuser-Busch's order is part of the company's...

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Report: Uber’s Chinese rival Didi to expand to North America

A Chinese rival to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft may be about to set up shop in North America. According to Reuters' sources, Didi Chuxing plans to expand its app-based service to Mexico in 2018, the first time the company would be operating outside of China. Didi has said that its goal is to expand outside of China though the company is...

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Ford to build electric SUV in Mexico instead of Michigan

Ford in 2015 outlined plans for 13 new electrified cars to be launched by 2020, one of which will be an electric SUV with a range of 300 miles. The original plan was to build the SUV at Ford's Flat Rock plant in Michigan, where Ford is spending $700 million to transform the site into a hub for electric and self-driving car development. However, Ford...

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Ford to team up with Alibaba for online car sales in China

One of the most important markets for automakers exists in China. There is an unstoppable force of buying power that is growing, and it's doing so on a massive scale. Every automaker is looking to gain an edge when it comes to the Chinese market, and Ford may have just taken a big step towards breaking new ground. The Blue Oval brand is looking to team up...

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Chevy to enter Australia with a little help from HSV

With the end of production of rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered Holden Commodores in October, Australian tuning firm HSV no longer has access to suitable donor vehicles to continue churning out its signature muscle sedans. But instead of going quietly into the night, HSV has struck a deal with General Motors to help with the soft launch of Chevrolet in...

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The Boring Company publishes map of proposed tunnels

The Boring Company, one of many projects under Elon Musk's watch, has released a map showing where it imagines its first network of tunnels to run, if and when it receives government approval. The map depicts two major arteries which follow Interstate 405 and 101 in California. It also shows that The Boring Company's proposed tunnels will feature small...

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VW manager receives 7-year prison term, $400K fine for diesel scandal

A second former Volkswagen Group employee has received a prison sentence in relation to the automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal. German citizen Oliver Schmidt was sentenced on Wednesday by United States District Court Judge Sean Cox to seven years in prison for his involvement in the scandal. Schmidt was also ordered to pay fines of...

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Honda to partner with China’s SenseTime on AI tech for self-driving cars

As part of its 2030 Vision strategy announced in June, Honda aims to have a car with Level 4 self-driving capability on sale by the year 2025. The target date is later than what rivals are promising (typically around 2021) but is probably more realistic, perhaps not because of the ability of the technology but rather an accommodative regulatory environment...

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Head Faraday Future designer resigns

Faraday Future won't necessarily end 2017 on a high note. The company's chief designer, Richard Kim, tendered his resignation on November 27, The Verge reported last Friday. Kim is a former BMW designer and one of the earlier hires at the fledgling electric-car company. The report said Kim had discussed leaving for about two or three months before...

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Shell joins major automakers on Ionity fast-charging network

Oil giant Shell has teamed up with some of the world’s biggest automakers to deploy a fast-charging network spanning Europe. The network, called Ionity, is being rolled out by a newly formed joint venture consisting of the BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group, and will offer up to 350-kilowatt charging capacity. This is enough to charge a...

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