Month: July 2021

Johan van Zyl, the former president and CEO of Toyota Europe, died Friday in his native South Africa. He was 63. The cause was related to COVID-19 complications, according to people familiar with the matter. The automaker said Saturday he would be remembered for his humor, calmness and personal empathy. Van Zyl led Toyota’s European
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Rivian Automotive Inc., the EV startup backed by Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., is in talks with the U.K. government on building its first manufacturing plant outside the U.S. near the English city of Bristol, Sky News reported. The investment would probably include a large state-support package, but the U.K. faces competition from Germany
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group’s top three brands have pointed to an ongoing shortage of automotive chips that could intensify in the coming months, highlighting the industry’s difficulty in tackling the issue. “Although there are signs that the supply bottlenecks for semiconductors are beginning to ease, we expect a very challenging third quarter from a supply
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7:27 PM ET Associated Press FAIRMONT, Minn. — An auto racing announcer in southern Minnesota is out for the rest of the season following a racist rant he made during a side gig in Iowa last month, and the Minnesota track promoter who supported him is now apologizing. Fairmont Raceway promoter Jon McCorkell, in southern
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Dana Inc. and American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., two of the world’s largest axle suppliers, reported on Friday multiple gains in the second quarter as the industry continues the long haul of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dana said its performance in the second quarter benefited from ongoing strong demand across its three business
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In this article TSLA SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk looks on as he visits the construction site of Tesla’s gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2021. Michele Tantussi | Reuters During a Securities and Exchange Commission press conference Thursday concerning fraud charges against Nikola founder Trevor Milton, a member of the press asked
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What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Accent? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Accent wrings economy-car fuel economy out of an equally efficient subcompact shape. The four-door sedan rivals economy cars like the related Kia Rio, the Nissan Versa, and the newer Kia Seltos crossover and Hyundai Venue hatchback.  Is the
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In this article NKLA Trevor Milton, founder of Nikola Corp., exits federal court in New York, U.S., on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images Nikola founder Trevor Milton pled not guilty to fraud charges in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday afternoon after federal prosecutors accused him of misleading investors about the capabilities
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Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. unveiled a sodium ion battery Thursday, a type of lower-density cell that uses cheaper raw materials than batteries made from lithium ion metals. As well as a first generation of sodium batteries, the Chinese auto supplier also launched a battery-pack solution that can integrate sodium ion cells and lithium ion
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Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will reinstate a mask mandate for workers at facilities in Kentucky, two days after making a similar announcement for workers in Missouri and Florida. The automaker informed workers the mandate will go into effect Saturday. Ford has two assembly plants in the state: Kentucky Truck Plant, where workers build
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Daimler released teaser pictures of the Mercedes-Benz EQE full-electric sedan. The EQE, an electric version of the E-Class will go on sale next year. It will debut at the IAA Munich auto show on September 6. The sedan uses Mercedes’ EVA electric platform that also underpins the EQS, the electric version of the S-Class that
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