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Toyota will build $1.29 billion battery plant in North Carolina

Toyota has selected a site for its proposed $1.29 billion U.S. battery manufacturing facility. On Monday, the automaker said it would build the plant on the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, a tract of land located in Randolph County in central North Carolina. When the facility is complete sometime in 2025, it will consist of four production lines, …

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TEST DRIVE: BMW M4 Competition xDrive — Forget Tradition

I’ve been thinking about the late, great Leslie Neilson, lately. The Canadian-born actor, who served in the Royal Canadian Airforce during World War II, went on to become a respected and serious dramatic actor. He starred in dramatic television roles, such as several Alfred Hitchcock-product shows and even the Twilight Zone, among many others. However, …

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Future High-End BMW Models Will Differentiate Themselves with Bold Designs

At the moment, there’s some confusion as to how BMW using design to distinguish its models. For instance, some cars get big grilles (7 Series, X7, and 4 Series) while other cars do not; next-gen 5 Series, 2 Series, and 8 Series. And yet, there seems to be any specific distinction– price, performance, or luxury …

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Junkyard Gem: 1996 Toyota Corolla DX With 311k Miles

While checking car graveyards for interesting pieces of automotive history, I’m always on the lookout for vehicles showing impressive final mileage figures on their odometers. This task is made more complicated by the fact that most manufacturers stuck with five-digit odometers in their U.S.-market vehicles into the 1980s or even 1990s; after the turn of …

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