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Hyundai promises 310-mile range, sporty driving with new EV platform

Hyundai promises 310-mile range, sporty driving with new EV platform

Hyundai said the EV system has been developed to achieve long range, dynamic driving and low energy consumption. Its rear- and all-wheel drive layouts, with wheels pushed to the edges, accommodates a range of body types, from sedans and crossovers to performance cars.


Brockman lawyers, citing client

Brockman lawyers, citing client's declining health, want case tried in Texas

A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 15 to consider a request to move the federal government's tax fraud case against former Reynolds and Reynolds CEO Bob Brockman from California to Texas.


Sonic Automotive CEO David Smith to plead not guilty to assault charges

Sonic Automotive CEO David Smith to plead not guilty to assault charges

Smith, whose case will move to Mecklenburg County Superior Court in North Carolina, faces charges including felony assault by strangulation.


Automakers pledge to work with Biden to reduce emissions

Automakers pledge to work with Biden to reduce emissions

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation, representing General Motors, Volkswagen, Toyota, Ford and most major automakers, said after a meeting Tuesday that it "looks forward to engaging with the incoming Biden administration."


Musk says EVs will double electric demand; Tesla would consider merger

Musk says EVs will double electric demand; Tesla would consider merger

Once EVs become the norm, electricity from intermittent generating energy sources such as wind and solar will need to be stored, probably through battery technology, Musk said. He also said he was open to discussing a merger of Tesla with a rival.


Audi of America names Toyota vet, tech founder as new VP of strategy

Audi of America names Toyota vet, tech founder as new VP of strategy

Sara Whiffen, 47, will begin immediately in the newly created role, reporting to Audi of America President Daniel Weissland, the brand said.


Waymo

Waymo's self-driving systems will be vetted at two proving grounds

Waymo said it will expand testing of its fifth-generation self-driving technology to new closed-course facilities in East Liberty, Ohio, and Menlo Park, Calif.


Former Tesla employee to pay $400,000 to end lawsuit over tips to reporters

Former Tesla employee to pay $400,000 to end lawsuit over tips to reporters

Tesla and Elon Musk became embroiled in a public dispute with Martin Tripp in June 2018, when it fired and then sued him.


Nikola

Nikola's new CEO overhauls Milton's vision, forges new path

The no-nonsense Russell, who became Nikola's CEO in June and took full directional control of the company three months later, now has to turn Milton’s dreams of a hydrogen-powered future into a real business.


VW Group puts Audi at forefront of EV, software push

VW Group puts Audi at forefront of EV, software push

Group CEO Herbert Diess has tasked Audi with key roles in developing technology to share across the automaker's 12 brands.