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RPM Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

The RPM Act reverses the EPA’s interpretation that the Clean Air Act does not allow a motor vehicle designed for street use – car, truck or motorcycle – to be converted into a racecar. In 2015 the EPA said that converted vehicles must remain emissions-compliant, even though they are no longer driven on public streets or highways.  Continue reading

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Shelby GT350, GT350R Heritage Packages on Sale

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 has a starting MSRP of $60,440, plus taxes, title, delivery and license fees; GT350R has a starting MSRP of $73,435, plus taxes, title, delivery and license fees. The Heritage Edition Package is available for $1,965. Continue reading

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PSA Group – Lease New Plug-In Hybrid and EVs at Free2move

“We are ideally placed to offer the wealth of forthcoming PSA LEVs to both existing and new customers, with DS Automobiles, Peugeot and Citroën having product available to order right now and Citroën in the near future,” claims Mark Pickles, General Manager, Free2Move Lease UK. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Debuts 34 New Models Worldwide in 2020

Next year the ID.31 goes on sale in the summer, followed by the ID.Next2, VW’s first electric SUV. Vehicles and the VW group are to achieve a carbon-neutral balance by 2050. CO2 emissions from production are to be halved by 2025. Ambitious and subject to the whims of bureaucrats in Brussels, Beijing and Washington. Continue reading

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High-Speed Runs Finish McLaren Speedtail’s Development

Build of the first of 106 Speedtails that will be hand-assembled to customer order has now commenced at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, UK, with deliveries scheduled from February 2020. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls Super Duty Vehicles for Carpet Fires

In affected Ford Super Duty and SuperCrew trucks, a front seat belt pretensioner that deploys during a crash can generate excessive sparks. In some cases, this could ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the area of the B-pillar, which may spread and increase the risk of injury. Continue reading

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Two New Safety Recalls at Ford Motor – F-Series and Explorer

Ford Motor Company is issuing two new safety recalls in North America on some of its newest, best-selling vehicle lines – F-Series, and Explorer. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls ‘Confused, Lost’ Emergency Call System

It’s the latest software glitch that can threaten customers lives because of bad computer code. A wrong vehicle location may delay emergency responders, increasing the risk of injury or worse. Continue reading

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First Electric Lexus Ever Debuts in China Today

Designed to meet the regulations of China and Europe, the world premier was a reminder – as if automakers need another one – that regulators and emerging green customers have a large say in their designs. Continue reading

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Continental, 3M to Develop Intelligent Infrastructure Technology

By Continental’s admission, and an awareness of the enormity of the task that is becoming more collective admitted among previously unbridled automaker promoters, “current infrastructure is lacking some aspects of consistency, uniformity, performance specifications, and maintenance standards that are important for the industry to optimize the perception and localization capabilities of automated vehicles…
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GM and Isuzu  Diesel JV Coming at New Ohio Plant

Heavy-duty trucks comprise 25% of full-size pickup sales in the U.S. The all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HDs are expected to create GM growth in the HD pickup segment.  Continue reading

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Porsche Taycan 4S, Macan Turbo, 99X Electric at Los Angeles

The new Taycan 4S, is now the starting point of a range that previously contained Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. Continue reading

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Pew Research Center on Americans’ Views About Privacy, Surveillance and Data-Sharing

Americans say they have very little understanding of current data protection laws, and most are in favor of more government regulation. Continue reading

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All-Electric Ford Mach-E ‘SUV’ Debuts in 2020

Depending on your point of view, it’s either the corruption of the Mustang brand name or a creative use of it. Continue reading

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UAW-Ford Agreement Closes Engine Plant, Protects 8500 Jobs

The International Executive Board recently put Gamble in charge to address the egregious misconduct that was revealed by FBI criminal investigations of Gary Jones, in the fraudulent diversion of funds from FCA Fiat that were supposed to support UAW worker training. Continue reading

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