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Christian von Koenigsegg explains how Jesko’s V-8 is world’s fastest revving production engine

The Koenigsegg Jesko boasts what the automaker claims is the world’s fastest-revving production-car engine. In this video produced by the company, founder Christian von Koenigsegg shows exactly what that means. Hopping into an orange Jesko, von Koenigsegg revs the 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 from idle to 7,800 rpm. That’s as high as the engine will rev …

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Acura wants to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs

Acura’s current flagship may be a hybrid supercar but the automaker is looking more toward battery-electric vehicles for its future lineup. That’s according to Emile Korkor, assistant vice president of Acura national sales, who in an interview with Automotive News (subscription required) published on Monday said Acura, rather than parent company Honda, will spearhead the …

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Tesla Cybertruck range-topper with 4 motors, crab mode promised

It’s now been two years since Tesla revealed the Cybertruck, and during that time other automakers have launched electric pickup trucks with features the Tesla lacks, meaning for once Tesla is the one in catch-up mode. In response, Tesla plans to offer a new range-topping version of the Cybertruck sporting four individually controlled electric motors, …

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Mexico Considering Tariffs Due To Proposed US EV Tax Credit

We’ve shared plenty of recent coverage about the Biden Administration’s proposed US EV tax credit, which would provide an additional $4,500 for union-produced US electric cars. Based on the information that’s available so far, if the proposal passes, only the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV will be eligible for the credit, at least initially. …

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GM And POSCO Chemical Hint At Battery Materials JV

General Motors and POSCO Chemical announced a plan to form a joint venture related to lithium-ion battery materials – specifically, Cathode Active Material (CAM). The joint venture – if approved – is expected to construct a factory in North America to process critical battery materials for GM’s Ultium electric vehicle platform. Those cathode active materials …

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Toyota says North Carolina battery plant will pave the way for US-built EVs

A Toyota battery plant in North Carolina will make cells starting in 2025, bound for American-built hybrid and electric vehicles, the company confirmed on Monday.  Called the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, the $1.29 billion plant in Randolph County, North Carolina, will provide 1,750 jobs and builds on a commitment to U.S.-built batteries that Toyota made in October. The …

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