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BEIJING — Volkswagen’s vehicle plant with FAW in Tianjin, China, resumed production on Friday after shutting on Jan. 10 because of recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the eastern Chinese city, the German automaker said. “The FAW-Volkswagen vehicle plant had temporarily shut down operations due to missing parts from suppliers and pending COVID-19 test results of employees.
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WASHINGTON — Two U.S. House lawmakers who head key subcommittees on oversight and trade criticized Tesla’s recent expansion in Xinjiang, China. “Your misguided expansion into the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region sets a poor example and further empowers the (Chinese government),” said Democrats Bill Pascrell and Earl Blumenauer in a joint letter to Tesla CEO Elon
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The 2022 Lexus LC offers a masterful blend of performance, style, and pampering. What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Lexus LC? What does it compare to? The 2022 Lexus LC lineup comes in coupe and convertible forms to rival the BMW 8-Series, Mercedes-Benz SL, and Porsche 911, among others.  Is the 2022 Lexus LC
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Former Reagor-Dykes Auto Group CFO Shane Smith was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday, after pleading guilty for his role in a $50 million wire fraud conspiracy. Smith was one of 16 employees from the Lubbock, Tex.-based auto group to plead guilty to defrauding Ford Motor Credit. Smith was the last employee besides
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In this article GM 2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series Cadillac DETROIT – General Motors will offer a new performance version of its flagship Cadillac Escalade SUV, adding to a growing lineup of high-power gasoline vehicles ahead of the brand’s push toward full electrification by 2030. The Detroit automaker on Friday said the 2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series,
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ford Bronco? What does it compare to? The 2022 Ford Bronco is an off-road SUV with standard 4×4 capability on a pickup truck frame. Available in two-door or four-door, soft-top or hard-top configurations, the Bronco tries to buck the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon from its off-road throne.  Is the
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8:33 AM ET Associated Press Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham will have a boss in the second season of the Superstar Racing Experience, a made-for-CBS all-star summer series coming off a surprisingly strong debut. SRX on Thursday named Don Hawk its first chief executive, a day-to-day role with a job description that covers just about
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 BMW X3? What does it compare to? The X3 crossover melds BMW’s handling virtues into a five-seat SUV body. It’s a rival for the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Audi Q5, and Volvo XC60.  Is the 2022 BMW X3 a good SUV? Review continues below It’s a home run, with excellent
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Lidar technology startup Luminar said Thursday that it has established its latest automotive partnership with Mercedes-Benz. It will involve series production of sensors, enhancing the automaker’s automated highway driving systems. There’s not yet a timetable for when Luminar’s “Iris” lidar will be installed in passenger vehicles, nor specific vehicle models chosen. As part of the
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In this article LAZR Austin Russell, Luminar founder and CEO, with Markus Schäfer, Mercedes-Benz AG chief technology officer at Mercedes-Benz’ Sindelfingen, Germany plant. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz said Thursday it plans to use lidar technology from Luminar in its next-generation of vehicles, driving shares of the tech start-up 13% higher in trading Thursday morning. As part of
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Toyota on Tuesday revealed a new teaser photo of its redesigned 2023 Sequoia and confirmed the new full-size SUV for a reveal on January 25. The latest photo shows a portion of the Sequoia’s tailgate with the model’s name running along the base. An earlier photo showed a rear three-quarter angle, revealing the taillight design.
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Thursday released a new rating program for vehicles with partial automation, one which no car on the market can pass without changes. The rating system requires safeguards that vehicles with partial automation should employ to help drivers stay focused and not treat these systems, such as Tesla’s Autopilot
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Volkswagen Group, step by step, expands its EV-related business, including investments in battery start-ups, like QuantumScape. One of the most recent examples is a strategic partnership deal with the 24M Technologies – Cambridge-based battery start-up that offers the SemiSolid platform (dry coating) to improve battery manufacturing. 24M has just announced that the agreement has been finalized
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