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GAC confirms European expansion, new A10 for 2018 Paris auto show

GAC Motor is on track to be the first major Chinese automaker to launch in the United States. The state-owned company said in 2017 that it plans to start selling its cars in the U.S. in 2019, with the mid-size GS8 SUV confirmed as one of the first models. The automaker has already been showing its current lineup at the past few Detroit auto shows. GAC...

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Jaguar Land Rover building classic car department in US

After consolidating its various operations under a single banner in 2016, Jaguar Land Rover's classic car division is set to reach the United States. The company announced last week that Savannah, Georgia will be home to the first Jaguar Land Rover Classic base outside of Europe. It will join two other bases in England and Germany; the former only opened...

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Jaguar Land Rover building classic car department in US

After consolidating its various operations under a single banner in 2016, Jaguar Land Rover's classic car division is set to reach the United States. The company announced last week that Savannah, Georgia will be home to the first Jaguar Land Rover Classic base outside of Europe. It will join two other bases in England and Germany; the former only opened...

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Saudis reportedly in talks over investment in Tesla rival Lucid

The dealings surrounding Tesla CEO Elon Musk's plan to take the company private just got a lot more complex with a report out that Saudi Arabia, via its Public Investment Fund (PIF), is in talks with rival electric car brand Lucid Motors about a potential investment. Citing two people familiar with the matter, Reuters reported Sunday that PIF and Lucid have...

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Here’s how Ford trains high-performance test drivers

Being a test driver sounds like a pretty cool job. Automakers need people to log miles at every level of vehicle produced. Of course, this means that some test drivers have a lot more fun than others, such as Ford's tier-four drivers that get to pilot vehicles like the Mustang Shelby GT350-based FP350S track car. At the moment, Ford says it has over 10,000...

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Opinion: It’s time for Tesla’s Elon Musk to step aside

It's hard to overstate Elon Musk's contributions to the 21st century. As one of PayPal's founders, Musk cemented his fortune. As the dreamer behind SpaceX, he cemented his vision for humanity's future. As Tesla's CEO, he's created an automaker that not only established itself as a major force in a few short years but also...

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Opinion: It’s time for Tesla’s Elon Musk to step aside

It's hard to understate Elon Musk's contributions to the 21st century. As one of PayPal's founders, Musk cemented his fortune. As the dreamer behind SpaceX, he cemented his vision for humanity's future. As Tesla's CEO, he's created an automaker that not only established itself as a major force in a few short years but...

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Opinion: Time for Tesla’s Elon Musk to step aside

It's hard to understate Elon Musk's contributions to the 21st century. As one of PayPal's founders, Musk cemented his fortune. As the dreamer behind SpaceX, he cemented his vision for humanity's future. As Tesla's CEO, he's created an automaker that not only established itself as a major force in a few short years but...

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Chinese luxury EV brand Gyon debuts without a car

Yet another Chinese electric car startup has announced its intentions, only this one doesn't have a flashy concept to show us just yet. The new company goes by the name Gyon, and its launch took place on August 8 in Los Angeles, California. Present at the event was Tom LaSorda, a former Chrysler CEO and a board member of Fisker before it went under in 2013...

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Ford to spend $740M to turn Detroit train station into tech HQ

Ford recently made news when it purchased the defunct Michigan Central Station. Closed in 1988, the former Amtrak hub is now going to be turned into a tech center for the Blue Oval brand. Now Ford has revealed it will shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to get the old building into shape. According to a Tuesday report from Reuters, Ford is earmarking...

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