Month: February 2020

AKASOL has adopted Tesla’s nomenclature, and christened its new battery plant in Darmstadt, Germany “Gigafactory 1.” The German battery maker has commissioned Manz to supply fully automated production lines for high-energy battery modules at the new plant and the company’s US site in Hazel Park, Michigan. The total order volume for production equipment could reach
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Unless you drive a rotary-powered Mazda, the characteristics of your gasoline or diesel engine are largely defined by its bore (the width or diameter of the cylinders) and stroke (the distance the piston travels within the cylinder). But if you want to make more power, is it better to increase bore or stroke? Jason Fenske
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The Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F150 tug-of-war rematch finally happened, but neither Tesla or Ford were actually involved. Instead, a bunch of engineers put a half-scale Cybertruck versus the best-selling pickup. Tesla Cybertruck vs. Ford F-150 Rematch As we reported last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk agreed to redo the Cybertruck vs. Ford F-150 tug-of-war
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TDK Ventures has dipped into its $50-million corporate venture capital fund to invest in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company AutoFlightX. With their ability to navigate dangerous or hard-to-reach environments, eVTOL vehicles can help eliminate human risk in mining inspections, or deliver payloads of supplies and medicine in emergency response scenarios. AutoFlightX says it
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Mercedes-Benz has a redesigned GLA compact crossover SUV on its way to showrooms in the summer and shortly after the market launch will be the arrival of the high-performance GLA45 variant from Mercedes-AMG. The new GLA45 was revealed late on Tuesday ahead of the world debut at next week’s Geneva International Motor Show. It’s confirmed
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