Month: August 2022

The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has a clever intake system to maximize airflow, but engineers didn’t ignore the exhaust, as this explainer video from Chevy shows. Thanks to its flat-plane crank and high-revving nature, the Z06’s LT6 5.5-liter V-8 produces a sound unlike any previous Chevy V-8—a distinctive wail in place of the traditional American
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Volvo Group announced this month that it intends to establish a large-scale production plant for battery cells in Sweden. The group, which is separate from Volvo Cars, is engaged in commercial vehicle applications, including trucks (Volvo Trucks), buses (Volvo Buses), construction equipment (Volvo Construction Equipment) and electric drivelines (Volvo Penta). The company currently produces electric
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Self-driving tech startup Aurora Innovation is working with several partners, including Toyota, Paccar’s Peterbilt brand and Volvo Trucks, to develop self-driving technology for trucks and robotaxis. The company also has autonomous freight hauling pilot programs with FedEx, Uber Freight and motor carriers Werner and Schneider National. “We are going to be putting more emphasis on
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After working to develop digital retailing at Ford Motor Co., longtime automaker executive Matt VanDyke is now looking to accelerate online sales throughout the broader auto industry. In June, VanDyke left Ford after 14 years, primarily in marketing roles, to become president of Shift Digital. VanDyke, who was CEO of the FordDirect joint venture with
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9:05 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Scott Dixon passed Mario Andretti for second on IndyCar’s all-time wins list with a victory Sunday in the messy Music City Grand Prix that pulled him within reach of a record-tying seventh series championship. Dixon overcame a poor qualifying effort, damage to his Chip Ganassi Racing car,
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Porsche is trying to secure anchor investments from some of the largest Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds, as the sports-car maker looks to pull off one of Europe’s biggest listings amid market headwinds and valuation concerns, people familiar with the matter said. Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co. and ADQ are among those considering committing funds
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Car dealer Pendragon said on Friday talks over a potential takeover of the company were terminated after the bidder withdrew its interest, as one of the company’s five major shareholders did not participate. The company did not disclose the identity of the bidder, who was looking to offer about 460 million pounds ($558.35 million) for
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7:57 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Scott McLaughlin won the second pole of his IndyCar career and Romain Grosjean and Christian Lundgaard earned their highest starting spots of the season in rain-delayed qualifying for the Music City Grand Prix. McLaughlin won the pole on a flying final run around the 11-turn, 2.1-mile course
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