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    GM nixes Nikola Badger electric pickup and investment, will supply fuel-cell tech

    General Motors and Nikola Corporation have finalized a partnership first announced in September. But unlike the deal originally discussed, the memorandum of understanding announced by the two companies Monday does not include plans for GM to manufacture the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck. GM will, however, supply its Hydrotec fuel-cell system for Nikola’s Class 7 […] More

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    Bentley embraces its true self with tweed interior options

    Bentley is launching four tweed interior options for the Continental GT, Flying Spur, and Bentayga. The options use sustainably sourced materials, the automaker said in a press release Monday. The tweed inserts are offered as part of Bentley’s traditional leather interiors. Patterns include Cheltenham (green), Glen Plaid–Tolsta Beach (a check pattern), and Charcoal and San […] More

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    Lamborghini Urus recalled because it could catch on fire

    The Lamborghini Urus is being recalled over an issue that could lead to fuel leaks and possible fires. “High temperatures in the engine compartment may damage the fuel line quick connector, possibly resulting in a fuel leak,” according to a summary on the NHTSA’s safercar.gov website. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition […] More

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    1 of 100 1964 Fairlane Thunderbolts for sale

    One of the rarest muscle cars ever produced was the 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt. It was an experimental car created for the sole purpose of winning professional drag races and a NHRA Championship. Ford only built 100 Thunderbolts, of which around 60 are still known to exist. The Thunderbolt was a sort of option for […] More

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    Hydrogen fuel-cell off-roader, Tesla suspension issue, diesel truck tampering: Today’s Car News

    Audi’s shift to fully electric vehicles is adding urgency to the carbon-neutral rethink it’s giving manufacturing. Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel-cell system could be destined for an SUV throwback. The Tesla Model S and Model X aren’t being recalled yet, but an investigation could lead to one. And hundreds of thousands of diesel pickups could be violating […] More

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    2021 Genesis G80 tested, Porsche 911 GT3 preview, illegal diesel trucks blow smoke: What's New @ The Car Connection

    Review update: 2021 Genesis G80 carves out a spot at the luxury table The redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan might not the performance chops of BMW’s M models or Mercedes’ AMGs, but it’s a great alternative to German luxury sedans. Tesla suspension investigated by the NHTSA; Model Y, Model X recalled Regulators are […] More

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    Tesla Model S and Model X suspension failures prompt US safety investigation

    The federal government has opened a safety probe into a suspension issue that potentially affects up to 115,000 vehicles and could suddenly leave owners stranded.  According to the Preliminary Evaluation, issued Friday by the NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation, front-suspension fore links (on the left or right side) could fail in 2015-2017 Tesla Model S […] More

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    Audi quits Formula E to focus on Dakar Rally, Le Mans return via LMDh

    Audi on Monday made several major motorsport announcements. The brand with the four rings confirmed it will exit the Formula E Championship at the end of the 2020/2021 season, leaving Porsche to represent the Volkswagen Group in the electric open-wheel series. Instead, Audi will enter the Dakar Rally for the first time, using an electric […] More

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    Tesla suspension investigated by the NHTSA; Model Y, Model X recalled

    Dozens of Tesla owner complaints prompted an investigation into suspension issues for older model Tesla vehicles built in the early half of 2016, the NHTSA announced on Friday.  Regulators are investigating the 2015-2017 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2017 Model X SUV for a front suspension link issue that can cause the tire to rub […] More

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    GM scales back deal with Nikola, will no longer build Badger pickup

    General Motors has ended a previously announced deal with Nikola, which would have seen it supply production capacity, engineering services and technology to the Utah-based startup in exchange for shares. Instead, the two companies have hammered out a new deal much smaller in scope than the previous deal announced on September 8. The new deal, […] More

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    Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell system might power French-made Grenadier off-road SUV

    The Ineos Grenadier is a throwback to a previous era of SUVs, when off-road capability was a given—along with poor fuel economy. But the Grenadier could soon get a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain from Hyundai. On Monday, Ineos and Hyundai announced a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on fuel-cell projects. The agreement includes plans for Ineos […] More

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