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Rebooted Smart to preview electric crossover at 2021 Munich auto show

A rejuvenated Smart will use the inaugural international mobility show taking place in Munich, Germany, in September to present a concept car previewing an upcoming electric crossover. Daniel Lescow, Smart’s vice president for sales and marketing, posted the first details on the concept, including a trio of teaser images, to his LinkedIn page on Tuesday. …

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EV startup Canoo’s first vehicle is a compact minivan priced from $34,750

It’s been almost two years since electric-vehicle startup Canoo first turned up on the scene with its roomy, distinctive-looking minivan. A lot has happened to the company since then, including a change in senior management, a stock market listing, and the reveal of two more vehicles. It seems Canoo is finally ready to get to …

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Pirelli launches first tires certified by Forest Stewardship Council

MILAN — Italian tiremaker Pirelli said on Wednesday it was producing the world’s first FSC-certified range of tires, which it designed for BMW’s X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid model. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit organization which sets standards for environmentally responsible management of forests and certifying environmental policies. The new tires contain …

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Stellantis and Foxconn’s new joint venture will focus on connectivity

MILAN — Carmaker Stellantis and Taiwan’s Foxconn announced plans to develop a jointly operated automotive supplier focusing on technology to make vehicles more connected, including artificial intelligence-based applications and 5G communications. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said the services that will be developed through the tie-up “will mark the next great evolution of our industry,” alongside …

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IAAD and Kawasaki challenge you to imagine the vehicle of the future and win a scholarship for IAAD’s Transportation Bachelor Degree Course

The scholarships offered by the Turin-based University – dedicated to international students only (residents outside Italy)  – are three in all and are characterized by different types of coverage: one with 100% coverage (for a total value of 7,400, covering the entire Attendance fee) and two partial, covering 50% of Attendance fee (with a value …

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2023 BMW 7-Series spy shots and video: Redesigned flagship sedan takes shape

BMW is working on a redesign for its 7-Series and new prototypes have been spotted. The seventh-generation flagship is expected to debut in 2022 as a 2023 model. Previously we brought you spy shots of a new battery-electric variant that may end up being called an i7. The latest prototypes are for variants equipped with …

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First Lexus plug-in hybrid to debut in 2021, followed by dedicated EV in 2022

Lexus in March said it will have 20 electrified vehicles in its lineup by 2025, encompassing hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery- and hydrogen-electric vehicles. On Tuesday, the automaker announced that its first plug-in hybrid vehicle would arrive in 2021, and its first dedicated EV would arrive the following year. Lexus didn’t say what the vehicles …

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