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BMW eyes China joint venture with Great Wall-source

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

German luxury automaker BMW is looking to form a joint venture with Great Wall Motor, a source familiar with the matter said, sending shares in the Chinese automaker up by nearly a fifth on Wednesday. 340 more words

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Learning Points from Elon Musk's TED Talk on "The Future We're Building - and Boring"

If I needed a word to describe Elon Musk, it probably would have to be visionary. I’m grateful for people like him who take active steps to solve the world’s problems. 195 more words

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Charged EVs | Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class 8 truck

Nikola Motor Company is partnering with Bosch on the development of its hydrogen fuel cell range-extended electric Class 8 long-haul truck, which was unveiled as a prototype last December.By 2021, the company intends to bring the Nikola One and Two to market, each of which will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 lb-ft (2,712 N·m) of torque – nearly double the horsepower of any semi-truck on the road – with zero tailpipe emissions. 11 more words

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Charged EVs | BYD expands California electric bus factory

BYD says the latest expansion of its Lancaster, California plant makes it North America’s largest battery-electric bus manufacturing facility. The grand opening was attended by a coterie of local politicians.The new wing brings the total size of the facility to nearly 450,000 square feet, almost four times its initial 2013 footprint. 100 more words

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Powerful Polestar, banning cars with engines, Best Car To Buy 2018, wireless charging: Today's Car News

The United States Postal Service’s rendering for a self-driving mail delivery truck

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Today, the three finalists for our annual Best Car To Buy award, a powerful plug-in hybrid coupe from Volvo’s Polestar, the importance of wireless charging, and the Netherlands takes the lead. 165 more words

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How much does wireless charging matter for electric cars? Poll results

The announcements by BMW and Mercedes-Benz that they would offer wireless charging as an option next year raise a question for electric-car advocates.

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Volvo's new Polestar electric-car brand to launch 600-hp model in 2019

Polestar, formerly Volvo’s in-house tuning division, was recently separated from the Swedish brand; Volvo plans to turn it into a standalone brand.

Polestar has now announced plans to build electric and electrified performance cars in the near future, and the brand revealed its first attempt with what it calls the Polestar 1. 431 more words

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