Daily Archives: February 5, 2018

Porsche investing $7.5B in electrification over next 4 years

Porsche will aid VW Group's electrification charge with an even larger investment than it had originally planned. Through 2022, Porsche has $7.5 billion earmarked for electrification, up from $3.7 billion. The investment will focus on plug-in hybrids, pure electric cars, the brand's Turbocharger fast-charging stations, and various other "smart mobility"...

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Waymo-Uber court battle gets underway over self-driving car technologies

A high-profile legal battle begins to play out in San Francisco on Monday as Alphabet's self-driving car division, Waymo, meets Uber in court. The court will ultimately decide which company will forge ahead as a leader in self-driving cars and autonomous technology. Waymo's lawsuit alleges that Uber stole thousands of documents and trade secrets that the...

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Nissan Armada Snow Patrol ready to tackle any frozen tundra

Nissan revived the Armada for the 2017 model year based on the global Patrol nameplate. At the Chicago Auto Show, the brand wants to show just how capable the SUV can be—especially in wintry conditions. Ahead of its debut in Chicago, Nissan revealed the Armada Snow Patrol, with an emphasis on "snow." The Armada Snow Patrol can tackle a lot of frozen...

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Lotus planning two new sports car for 2020, then an SUV

In the spring of 2017, 51 percent of Lotus was acquired by Chinese automaker Geely. Since that time, rumblings about some much-needed fresh product have been trickling out of Lotus HQ. Now, according to a report today from Automotive News (subscription required), two new sports cars are being prepped for 2020, with an SUV to follow. Lotus CEO Jean-Marc...

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