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Lamborghini builds 8,000th Aventador, 11,000th Huracán

It's been seven years since Lamborghini began production of the Murciélago-replacing Aventador, and five since the Gallardo left us in favor of the Huracán. On Tuesday, both nameplates reached significant milestones. Lamborghini announced it has produced the 8,000th Aventador and the 11,000th Huracán. The milestone Aventador, an S...

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Production versions of ID Buzz and Crozz concepts to be made in US

Volkswagen is developing a family of electric cars based on a modular platform dubbed the MEB, and at least two of them will be made in the United States. The confirmation was made by Volkswagen Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken in an interview with Autocar published Tuesday. Woebcken confirmed the two vehicles as the production versions of the ID Buzz...

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Porsche begins installing 800-volt electric charging stations at dealerships

After installing the first of many 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging stations in Berlin, Germany, last year, Porsche has begun erecting the so-called Turbo Charging stations at dealerships. The first dealership is the Porsche Center in Berlin-Adlershof. Four parking spaces feature the new chargers, which offer double the voltage over current DC fast-charging...

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McLaren lineup will go all-hybrid by 2025, 18 cars in the pipeline

Electrification has swept across the auto industry, and McLaren is the latest to commit to an electrified future. McLaren Thursday announced an expansion of its previous Track22 business plan, fittingly called Track25. The updated vision calls for all McLaren cars to feature a hybrid system by 2025, up from half of its cars by 2022 in the Track22 plan...

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Report: Jaguar Land Rover mulls Lynk & Co. rival with Chinese partner

Jaguar Land Rover may have plans for a new brand in China with its local joint venture partner, Chery. According to a report from Autocar published Thursday, JLR is keen to improve its presence in China and may do so with a new brand to rival Volvo and Geely's Lynk & Co. While Lynk & Co. is meant to expand outside of China, JLR's new brand will...

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Bosch and Daimler pick Nvidia AI chip for self-driving cars

Bosch and Daimler, two of Germany's biggest automotive firms, announced Wednesday that they have selected Nvidia's Drive Pegasus artificial intelligence computer chip and supporting software to power their future self-driving systems. The computer chip can handle over 320 trillion operations per second and a terabyte of data bandwidth each and every second...

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Tesla reveals plans for Chinese plant as new tariffs start to bite

Tesla has been hinting at a Chinese plant since 2014 and now the automaker has finally confirmed one. Following a meeting Tuesday with Chinese officials, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Shanghai would become the first location for one of its so-called Gigafactories outside the United States. The new plant will be operational in the next two years and at full...

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Chinese-made BMW iX3 electric SUV will be sold globally

BMW and its Chinese partner Brilliance on Monday announced plans to further expand their joint manufacturing operations in China, known as BMW Brilliance Automotive, or BBA for short. Namely, the automakers said they planned to increase capacity at their jointly run plants in order to build as many as 520,000 BMWs per year, including the upcoming iX3. The...

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Toyota supports hydrogen-powered autonomous boat

Toyota is one of a few major automakers that has thrown its weight behind hydrogen as a future fuel source, and the Japanese firm is taking its learnings around the globe and to the open seas. Toyota announced last week that it will support the Energy Observer, a hydrogen-powered autonomous boat. During the voyage, Energy Observer will promote renewable...

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