Lordstown Motors Invites Investors and Analysts to Its Factory

After an executive shake-up and conflicting statements about its prospects, the start-up demonstrated prototypes of its pickup.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors-corp, #trucks-and-trucking

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Touring Alaska in an R.V.

For a photographer based in Juneau, two Alaskan roads — the Glenn Highway and the Richardson Highway — formed the backbone of a stunning late-spring road trip.

#alaska, #automobiles, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #mines-and-mining, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #recreational-vehicles, #travel-and-vacations

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G.M. to Boost Electric Vehicle Spending, Build Battery Plants

General Motors’ push to increase E.V. spending follows an announcement by Ford that it would start making an electric version of its F-150 pickup truck this year.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #batteries, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #general-motors, #production

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Lordstown Motors’ Top Executives Resign After Board Investigation

The resignations were announced after the struggling carmaker released the results of an investigation into an investor’s report on the company’s viability.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #lordstown-motors-corp

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Flying Car Makers Want to Build ‘Uber Meets Tesla in the Air’

Inside Silicon Valley’s 10-year quest to make soaring above a crowded city street as easy as calling an Uber.

#automobiles, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #federal-aviation-administration, #flying-cars, #joby-aero-inc-joby-aviation, #page-larry, #thrun-sebastian, #waymo, #wisk-aero-llc

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Ford Motor Shows Signs of Revival Under Jim Farley

Analysts credit the new chief executive, Jim Farley, with energizing the automaker, which still faces challenges.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #executives-and-management-theory, #farley-james-d-jr-1962, #ford-motor-co, #hackett-jim, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #stocks-and-bonds

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R.V. Life Means Never Having to Leave Home (or the Office)

Ownership of recreational vehicles is on the rise and with improved technology, an attractive lure for those who can hit the road to travel, or work, wherever they choose.

#automobiles, #batteries, #innovation, #recreational-vehicles, #wireless-communications

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Blinded by Brighter Headlights? It’s Not Your Imagination.

The rising use of light-emitting diodes and the popularity of pickups and S.U.V.s have prompted complaints about the glare and intensity of headlights.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #eyes-and-eyesight, #glare, #headlights, #light-emitting-diodes, #lighting

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Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

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Memorial Day Travel Forecast: Crowds, Traffic and Where is Our Waitress?

As Americans hit the road for the holiday, they may find things crowded, more expensive and with less staff to keep things running smoothly.

#american-automobile-assn, #american-hotel-and-lodging-assn, #automobiles, #camps-and-camping, #cape-cod-mass, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mackinac-island-mich, #memorial-day, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #outer-banks-nc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #shortages, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations

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How Mazda Rode Out the Pandemic While Rivals Slipped

Its sales climbed, and it racked up awards for safety and more.

#alabama, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mazda-motor-corp, #small-cars-compact-subcompact-and-microcars, #toyota-motor-corp

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The Costly Pursuit of Self-Driving Cars Continues On. And On. And On.

Many in Silicon Valley promised that self-driving cars would be a common sight by 2021. Now the industry is resetting expectations and settling in for years of more work.

#accidents-and-safety, #aurora-innovation-inc, #automobiles, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #google-inc, #musk-elon, #trucks-and-trucking, #uber-technologies-inc, #urmson-chris-p-1976, #waymo

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Odometer Rollbacks: A Hard-to-Spot Nuisance for Car Shoppers

Nearly half a million vehicles with illegally altered mileage are sold each year, according to federal estimates.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #computers-and-the-internet, #frauds-and-swindling, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #used-cars

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Ford F-150 Lightning Is a Major New E.V. Contender

If it sells well, an electric version of the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. could help accelerate the move to electric vehicles.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #dearborn-mich, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #ford-william-clay-jr, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #production, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Electric Pickups Could Make or Break Biden’s Infrastructure Plans

The transition to an electric-car future will be an uphill battle, with the president and Republicans in Congress at odds over his $4 trillion economic agenda.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Your Car, Toaster, Even Washing Machine, Can’t Work Without Them. And There’s a Global Shortage.

This is what supply chain fragility looks like.

#automobiles, #china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foxconn-technology, #nvidia-corporation, #playstation-5-video-game-system, #qualcomm-inc, #renesas-electronics-corp, #samsung-group, #shortages, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #texas, #united-states

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Crackdown on Emissions ‘Defeat Devices’ Has Amateur Racers Up in Arms

A recent court decision against a maker of aftermarket parts, coupled with the new possibility of criminal charges, has jolted an industry.

#air-pollution, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #california-air-resources-board, #clean-air-act, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #specialty-equipment-market-association, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Lordstown Motors Shares Plunge as Investors See Problems

Lordstown Motors said it would start producing and selling electric pickup trucks this year, but there is little evidence it is ready to do so. Its stock has tumbled from a high of about $30 last year to around $8.

#automobiles, #burns-steve-automotive-executive, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #general-motors, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors-corp, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies-spac, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

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Man Bought Lamborghini With PPP Loan, Prosecutors Say

A California man was indicted on charges that he used money from the Payment Protection Program to buy a Lamborghini, a Ferrari and a Bentley, federal authorities said.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frauds-and-swindling, #hines-david-t, #identity-theft, #irvine-calif, #money-laundering, #price-lee-iii

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When One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Transmission

Building cars from old fridges and junkyard parts, these tinkerers make the most of castoff materials to build an array of wild and impressive cars.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #do-it-yourself, #salvage

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The Lithium Gold Rush: Inside the Race to Power Electric Vehicles

A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #arkansas, #automobiles, #batteries, #berkshire-hathaway-inc, #california, #controlled-thermal-resources, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #federal-lands, #ford-motor-co, #geothermal-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #imperial-calif, #lakes, #lithium-metal, #lithium-americas, #mines-and-mining, #nevada, #standard-lithium, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water-pollution, #wells

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E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More

Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #content-type-service, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lucid-holdings-llc, #mercedes-benz, #musk-elon, #nissan-motor-co, #personal-finances, #rivian-automotive-llc, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

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China Is Set to Rule Electric Car Production

Fueled with money from Wall Street and local officials, automakers plan to build eight million electric cars a year there, more than Europe and North America combined.

#automobiles, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nio-ltd, #start-ups, #subsidies-for-corporations, #xpeng, #zhejiang-geely-holding-group

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Widespread Commodity Shortages Raise Inflation Fears

For products as diverse as lumber and microchips, price increases are filtering through the economy.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #commodities, #computer-chips, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #united-states-economy

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Mercedes EQS Electric Sedan: The S Stands for Stunning

The automaker should be able to win back some customers who drifted to Tesla, and hold onto the Tesla-curious.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mercedes-benz, #tesla-motors-inc

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Tesla Earnings Set Record in First Quarter

The electric-car maker’s performance reflected increasing sales and production around the world.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

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A Computer Chip Shortage Has Hobbled the Auto Industry

Almost every carmaker has had to curtail production, hampering the economic recovery.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #daimler-ag, #kallenius-ola, #mercedes-benz, #porsche-ag, #renesas-electronics-corp, #shortages

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Arrival Developing Electric Vehicles Without Assembly Line

Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #buses, #charlotte-nc, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #initial-public-offerings, #inventions-and-patents, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #robots-and-robotics, #rock-hill-sc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vans

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That Popular S.U.V. Is Going to Cost You

Demand plus production delays have tightened the supply of new models. That means fewer deals. The only good news? Your trade-in may get a better price.

#automobiles, #carvana-co, #consumer-federation-of-america, #consumer-reports, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #truecar-inc, #used-cars

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Hot Hatchbacks: Party in the Front, Business in the Back

The “hot hatch” concept — sporty but practical, with plenty of horsepower — is being swallowed by (what else?) S.U.V.s.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #mazda-motor-corp, #mercedes-benz, #small-cars-compact-subcompact-and-microcars, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

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Jaguar’s Dynamic Duo, the E-Type Coupe and Convertible, Gets One Last Parade

To celebrate 60 years of the E-Type, the British automaker is selling six pairs and will drive them from Coventry to Geneva, as a tribute to their introduction.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #geneva-international-motor-show, #jaguar-land-rover

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From the Charred Wreck of a Lamborghini, a D.I.Y. Supercar

It’s still not cheap, and it’ll take some skill, but finding the totaled car of your dreams and rebuilding it can give you bragging rights, and a sweet new ride.

#auctions, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #computers-and-the-internet, #engines, #ferrari-spa

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Car Maintenance During the Pandemic

Many people may have deferred maintenance because their cars mostly sat around in the pandemic. But that creates its own ills.

#automobiles, #content-type-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Biden’s Push for Electric Cars: $174 Billion, 10 Years and a Bit of Luck

The president is hoping to make electric vehicles more affordable to turn a niche product into one with mass appeal.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #farley-james-d, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #infrastructure-public-works, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-automobile-workers, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #volkswagen-ag

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A Man Demanded His Final Paycheck. The Auto Shop Delivered 91,500 Greasy Pennies.

It’s not technically illegal to do so, according to the Department of Labor, but that doesn’t make it OK, according to the former employee’s new Instagram fans.

#automobiles, #georgia, #labor-and-jobs, #peachtree-city-ga, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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Why the Paint Job on Your Car Is Crucial to Its Resale Value

The paint job on your car is crucial to its resale value.

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #color, #consumer-behavior, #paint, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

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How Volkswagen’s Sins Fueled Its Redemption

In the aftermath of a diesel scandal five years ago, executives made a commitment to electric vehicles that now is paying off.

#automobiles, #chattanooga-tenn, #diess-herbert, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #saxony-germany, #volkswagen-ag, #wolfsburg-germany

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A Postwar Mercedes, Still Overshadowed by Its Racing Cousins

The Adenauer Benz helped lift the automaker after its work for the Nazis. Today, pristine models go for a small fraction of Gullwings from the same era.

#adenauer-konrad, #antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #mercedes-benz, #restoration-and-renovation

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A Legendary Designer Strikes Out on His Own to Redesign Legends

For two decades, Ian Callum led the look at Jaguar Land Rover. Now he’s reimagining some vintage cars, including the Jag Mark 2 and a classic Corvette.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #callum-ian, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #england, #jaguar-land-rover

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Recall of Kia Vehicles Comes With a Special Caution: Don’t Park in the Garage

A concern over fire risk for nearly 380,000 Kia Sportage and Cadenza vehicles is underscored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

#associated-press, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #kia-motors-corp, #transportation

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Now Making Electric Bikes: Car and Motorcycle Companies

They see branding opportunities as the pandemic and a desire by cities to curb traffic propel e-bike sales to new heights.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ducati-motor-holding-spa, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #harley-davidson-inc, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #urban-areas

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Volvo Plans to Sell Only Electric Cars by 2030

It plans to convert its entire lineup to battery power by 2030, phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles faster than other automakers.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #volvo-car-corp

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

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Chief of Cherokee Nation Asks Jeep to Stop Using Tribe’s Name

The carmaker that owns Jeep defended its use of the Native American tribe’s name on its S.U.V. and said it was “committed to a respectful and open dialogue.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #cherokee-indians, #discrimination, #hoskin-chuck-jr, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #stellantis-nv, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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The Future of Car Navigation Has Arrived

Augmented reality and directions in the windshield: Integrated systems run (precise) laps around earlier technology, like a piano-roll device from the 1930s.

#automobiles, #cadillac-division-of-general-motors-corp, #ford-motor-co, #global-positioning-system, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #maps, #navigation

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In China, an Electric Car Maker Loses Money but Thinks Big

Nio can tap an extensive supply chain that Beijing has built to achieve its dream of dominating the manufacture of electric cars.

#automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hefei-china, #nio, #politics-and-government, #start-ups, #william-li

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How To Buy an Electric Car

Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #hyundai-motor-co, #nissan-motor-co, #polestar-performance-ab, #porsche-ag, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag

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Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival

A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #shortages, #taiwan, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Car Collecting Powered Through the Pandemic

The virus hastened the rise of online sales, as connoisseurs of vintage vehicles found more time to spend with their socially distanced hobby.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #collectors-and-collections, #e-commerce, #nonnenberg-randy, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #innovation, #lithium-metal, #start-ups, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

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