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VW will stop developing piston-powered race cars to focus on EVs

That means ID-badged performance cars are in the work

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What is Roadie?

The short- and long-haul delivery gig, explained

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Rimac CEO rules out SUVs, says brand will stay focused on supercars

Meanwhile, the production version of the C_Two will be at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show

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In ride-hail boom, New York livery cabs feel squeezed and forgotten

There were nearly 22,000 livery cabs in New York in 2015, and there are approximately 9,600 now

As a livery cab driver in the Bronx for more than a decade, Orlando Lantigua knows some of his customers well. In the outer boroughs and low-income New York neighborhoods — where yellow cabs rarely go and public transportation is sometimes sparse — residents who lack smart phones or credit cards have relied on livery cabs for generations. More than 100 livery cab bases have closed their doors since 2015, when ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft began to provide a large number of trips, cuttin

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Fisker Ocean will start at $379 per month under subscription service

That’s lower than many other subscription services, but there are some buts

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Musashi Seimitsu and Aquarius sign deal to develop free piston engine

The engine can be used as an onboard power generator or as a standalone electricity generator

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Tesla Cybertruck hits 250,000 preorders, according to Musk tweet

Potential buyers can book a truck with a fully refundable $100 deposit

Musk has been promoting the Cybertruck on Twitter and cryptically tweeting out updates to the number of orders the company has received since the launch late Thursday. After more than 50 interaction on Twitter since the launch, he tweeted "250k" on Tuesday night in an apparent reference to the number of orders. Tesla opened preorders immediately after the unveiling and allowed potential buyers to book the truck by depositing a fully refundable $100, compared with the $1,000 it charged for book

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BMW reaches cost savings agreement with workers to slash bonuses

Deal allows BMW 'to avoid drastic measures that others are currently taking'

BMW management and labour have reached an agreement on measures to reduce costs that avoids "drastic measures", the German carmaker said on Wednesday. BMW had been in talks with labour representatives and its top suppliers as it seeks to achieve cost savings of more than 12 billion euros ($13.23 billion) by 2022.

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Elon Musk won't settle 'pedo guy' defamation lawsuit, lawyer says

An attorney for Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of electric car maker Tesla, said on Tuesday that his client had no intention of settling a defamation suit brought by a British cave explorer before the case goes to trial on Dec. 3. Vernon Unsworth is suing Musk for calling him a "pedo guy" in one of a series of tweets. Musk posted the tweets after Unsworth accused Musk in a CNN interview of grandstanding by offering to help Unsworth's diving team rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cav

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Lego's take on the Tesla Cybertruck comes with innovative roof racks

It's 'guaranteed shatterproof'

Lego seems to have been inspired by recent events to bring its own vision fo the truck of the future to the world – behold this bold design statement in all its glory. Clearly, Lego is having a go at Elon Musk and the Tesla Cybertruck that he unveiled last week – which was... divisive in its reception, to say the least. The Lego version is "guaranteed shatterproof," Lego notes on Twitter, which is a jab at the failed demo wherein Musk had designer Franz von Holzhausen hurl a large metal ball

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Lincoln electric SUV to use Ford-backed Rivian's 'skateboard' chassis

The same platform will be used on the Rivian R1S

A battery-powered Lincoln SUV, due in mid-2022, will be the first Ford Motor Co vehicle built on a custom electrified chassis that resembles a skateboard, which was developed by Ford-backed startup Rivian, according to several people familiar with the program. The all-wheel-drive Lincoln SUV could compete against Rivian's R1S, an electric sport utility vehicle slated to go into production in early 2021 that will be priced from $72,500. Both models will use Rivian's so-called skateboard,

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F-150 vs. Cybertruck tug-of-war rematch? Ford challenges, backs off

Musk accepts Ford VP's challenge, but now Ford is saying, eh, never mind

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Elon Musk will testify in his own defense in 'pedo guy' defamation trial

Vernon Unsworth will also testify, according to his attorney

Tesla Inc's chief executive, Elon Musk, will testify in his own defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by a British cave explorer, Musk's lawyer said on Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Vernon Unsworth is suing Musk for calling him a "pedo guy." Musk posted the tweet after Unsworth accused Musk in a CNN interview of grandstanding by offering to help Unsworth's diving team rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thailand cave in July 2018.

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Audi will slash 9,500 jobs to save $6.6 billion by 2029

At the same time, the automaker will add 2,000 workers who specialize in electric mobility

Audi on Tuesday announced a major restructuring scheme, slashing around 9,500 jobs until 2025 in an effort to adopt production to the e-mobility era and achieve billion-euro cost savings. "The resulting savings of around 6 billion euros will secure the strategic operating profit margin corridor of 9 to 11% and will be invested in projects of the future such as electrification and digitalisation," the company said in a statement. Audi said that the cost savings would be achieved by 2029.

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New Porsche hypercar could use F1-spec hybrid powertrain

Porsche has a 1.6-liter V6 hybrid on the test bench right now

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Eight electric pickup truck manufacturers to load up U.S. market by 2021

Analysts predict supply will be vastly bigger than demand

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his spacy Cybertruck have ignited a frenzy over electric pickups, and at least seven other U.S. automakers expect to build new battery-powered trucks by 2021. Companies ranging from General Motors Co to startup Lordstown Motors Corp have said they plan to introduce electric pickups over the next two years, and are scheduled to build up to 250,000 a year by 2024, according to industry analysts. If demand falls that far short of production targets, "there are going to be

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Uber loses license in London over safety, vows to appeal

Transit agency says drivers are defeating identification and security systems

London’s transit authority on Monday refused to renew Uber’s license to operate, with the ride-hailing company vowing to appeal the decision as it struggles to secure its future in the British capital. It’s the latest chapter in Uber’s rocky history with London transport officials, who have subjected the San Francisco-based tech company to ever tighter scrutiny over concerns about passenger safety and security. Transport for London cited “several breaches that placed passengers and their safety

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