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The first-generation Toyota Mirai was never a particularly desirable vehicle. In fact, it was quiet the opposite. Now, with the launch of the second-generation model, has Toyota delivered a hydrogen-powered vehicle that people might actually want to own? Shortly after the 2021 Mirai landed in the United States, Doug DeMuro has had the opportunity to
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What kind of SUV is the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque? What does it compare to? The Evoque is a five-seat luxury crossover that trades on the Land Rover and Range Rover names for its SUV credibility—but dresses in runway-fashion attire. It’s sleek and talented like its rivals—the BMW X3, the Volvo XC60, and
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Departing President Donald Trump pardoned Anthony Levandowski, saving the engineer from more than a year in prison for stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Alphabet’s Waymo. The pardon was supported by venture capitalist and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, virtual-reality developer Palmer Luckey and former Walt Disney executive Michael Ovitz, among others, according to a
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Porsche announced today the entry-level Taycan variant,that is available for order now and should reach U.S. dealerships in early Spring 2021. It’s rear-wheel-drive (which saves some 200 lbs of weight by not having the front motor) and is less powerful than the 4S, Turbo and Turbo S versions, but other than that, it’s like all other
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Aurora has made no secret its first foray into autonomous driving will come aboard big rigs. The self-driving tech company underpinned that strategy in a big way Tuesday, unveiling a partnership with truck manufacturer PACCAR. The two companies plan to collaborate on integrating Aurora’s virtual driver onto Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. While there’s not yet
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Ford has filed a new trademark application for the Thunderbird name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to documents spotted by Muscle Cars & Trucks. But that doesn’t mean a new Ford Thunderbird is on the way. The application was filed on January 13, and specifies that Ford is applying to use
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What kind of SUV is the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport? What does it compare to? The Discovery Sport scales down the classic Land Rover look and adapts it to a five- or seven-seat crossover cabin. It’s practical, affordable, and comfortable, but it’s not as ruggedly capable as other Landies. Compare it to a Mercedes
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One thing Steve Rowley said he noticed when he joined the auto industry last summer after more than three decades in telecommunications was how similar the two industries are. New technology is creating innovation, he said. The industry is competitive. And it’s in growth mode. Rowley, 55, will draw on skill sets developed in the
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 19, 2021 Tesla has taken legal action against Chinese media outlet PingWest over an alleged hit piece which claimed that Gigafactory Shanghai was being operated like a “sweatshop.” In a statement on Sunday, Beijing PingWest Interact Technology Co, the parent company of PingWest, noted that it received the indictment,
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Nissan Motor Co. is moving to promote all contract workers in Japan to full-time positions as the automaker’s push to cut fixed costs gives it more room to invest in its talent pool. About 800 contract employees will become full-time employees from April, Azusa Momose, a spokeswoman for the company said, confirming an earlier Bloomberg
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Renault plans to strengthen its collaboration with alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi even as it undertakes a major overhaul itself, Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said in interviews with Japanese media.  Among the areas where the three automakers will seek more commonalities to increase profits include platform sharing, electric vehicles and the Chinese market.  “In a very
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Chuck Cook knew exactly what he wanted for his 90th birthday. When he picked it up at Cecil Clark Chevrolet last week, the Florida dealership threw him a party. Cook bought the store’s first 2021 Corvette, a Torch Red midengine C8. It’s the Air Force veteran’s fourth Corvette over 40 years. “This is my birthday
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If you’re steeped in 1990s nostalgia, but think a Ferrari or Lamborghini is too common, this 1993 Cizeta V16T is for you. Scheduled to cross the block January 22 at an RM Sotheby’s auction, it’s one of just nine built. Cizeta was the brainchild of former Lamborghini test driver and engineer Claudio Zampolli. After leaving
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