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Discover how carbon-fiber wheels are made

We've already shown readers how carbon-ceramic brakes are made, so now let's take a look at how carbon-fiber wheels come to life. The video above comes from Australian-based company Carbon Revolution. The company, which has rocketed to success thanks to its innovative one-piece carbon-fiber wheels, announced Friday it will raise yearly capacity from 10,000...

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Volvo IPO put on hold due to trade war concerns

A plan to turn Volvo Cars into a publicly traded company by the end of the year has been put on hold due to concerns the stock price could be hurt by the escalating trade war primarily between the United States and China but also between the U.S. and Europe, the Financial Times reported Sunday. “It's important to know that we have headroom, so...

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GM trademarks DriveScription, potential name for subscription service

General Motors may be preparing to dive further into the car-subscription segment. The automaker filed to trademark the DriveScription name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on August 27. GM Authority first discovered the trademark filing on Tuesday, which was filed to the goods and services categories of automotive subscription services...

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Ford has already ended national advertising for all cars bar the Mustang

Ahead of Ford sending its passenger cars out to pasture, the automaker has ended national advertising for the Ford Taurus, Fusion, Focus, and Fiesta models. Automotive News (subscription required) reported Wednesday that Tier 1 (national) marketing efforts for the models has finished. Mark LaNeve, Ford's vice president of U.S. marketing, sales, and service...

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Geely and Toyota in talks over hybrid tech

Toyota and Geely are in talks over possible cooperation in the area of hybrid technology, the automakers confirmed Thursday to Reuters. The confirmation comes after media reports in China claimed the two were already working together on hybrid tech and were due to make an announcement soon. Partnering with Toyota, a leader in hybrid technology due to...

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Ex-Rolls-Royce design boss to pen models for Chinese luxury brand Hongqi

Chinese automaker FAW Group is in the process of reviving historic brand Hongqi as China's premiere automotive label and hired the former design chief of Rolls-Royce to pen the new models. FAW announced Friday that Giles Taylor, who led the design team at Rolls-Royce from 2012 to June of this year, will serve as its new Global Vice President of Design and...

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Walmart plans to purchase 30 more Tesla Semis

After placing an order for 15 Tesla Semis, Walmart is keen to buy even more. The discount retailer plans to purchase 30 additional electric semi-trucks from the Silicon Valley automaker. Reuters reported Thursday that the 30 additional Tesla Semi trucks would operate in Canada and join 10 trucks for which it's already placed an order. The other five Semis...

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FCA opening $30 million autonomous testing facility

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles' Chelsea Proving Grounds (CPG) is home to a new multi-million dollar autonomous technology testing facility. The automaker announced on Wednesday it has invested $30 million in the new facility, which begins testing this month. While CPG spans nearly 4,000 acres, the new autonomous testing area covers more than 35 acres and...

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