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Nikola selects Arizona to manufacture electric semi-trucks

Nikola has taken a major step toward bringing its extended-range electric semi-trailer truck to market. The company announced on Tuesday that Buckeye, Arizona will be home to its future manufacturing facility. The American startup debuted its One electric semi in December 2016. At that time, Nikola said production would start in 2020. The latest update from...

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VW Group holds onto title of world’s biggest automaker

The Volkswagen Group was the biggest automaker by volume in 2017 after its various brands delivered a combined 10.74 million vehicles, representing a substantial rise of 4.3 percent on 2016's total. It means the VW Group has now been the biggest automaker for two consecutive years. In second place was the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, which delivered...

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Volvo Trucks plans electric semi for 2019

Not to be left out of the push for electric and electrified commercial vehicles, Volvo Trucks announced Tuesday that it will begin selling electric semi-trailer trucks in 2019. The company sees its electric semis as a way to not only reduce pollution but also alleviate traffic congestion and improve logistics. Volvo Trucks, a separate entity to the Volvo...

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Elon Musk to stay another decade at Tesla, has strange compensation scheme

Tesla's face and shining star won't be leaving any time soon. Elon Musk, the carmaker's chief executive officer, has agreed to remain CEO for another 10 years. With the announcement, The New York Times reported on Tuesday on Musk's somewhat bewildering new compensation plan. Long story short, it's all or nothing for Musk. Tesla has set a dozen targets for...

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8 questions about the Lamborgini Urus with R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani

Lamborghini is preparing to take a big step that could define the future of the quintessential Italian supercar builder. Yes, the brand has had an SUV before. The LM002 was a Hummer-like SUV from 1986 to 1993, but it didn't have the impact the new Urus promises to deliver. The Urus, set to go on sale in U.S. in September, should double the size of the...

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8 questions about the Lamborgini Urus with R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani

Lamborghini is preparing to take a big step that could define the future of the quintessential Italian supercar builder. Yes, the brand has had an SUV before. The LM002 was a Hummer-like SUV from 1986 to 1993, but it didn't have the impact the new Urus promises to deliver. The Urus, set to go on sale in U.S. in September, should double the size of the...

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Mercedes-Benz phasing out V-6 engines in favor of inline-6s

Mercedes-Benz V-6 engines are not long for this world, but it's not all bad news. Ola Källenius, head of Mercedes research and development, did confirm the brand will phase out V-6 engine, but it means a return of the inline-6. Road & Track reported on Källenius' comments on Tuesday after a roundtable interview at the 2018 Detroit auto show...

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No plans to sell off any FCA brands, says Machionne

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has come out and denied that any of the automaker's brands could be up for sale. His comments were made on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and finally put an end to the speculation that one or more FCA brands could be sold to a Chinese automaker. The speculation surfaced...

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