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Julia Ansley 2016-05-18
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Bilbyggaren Nevs be in the second half of the year, employing more than 200 people in Trollhättan.

- We will need a car builder and coach, says Mikael Östlund, head of communications at Nevs.

He states that production mainly is to produce painted bodies for electric version of the 9-3 model, which will then be shipped to China for final assembly.

Already have Nevs about 600 employees in Trollhättan.

At the end of the year will therefore be a matter of some 1 000 people, said Ostlund.

Nevs National Electric Vehicle Sweden bought the bulk of Saab Automobile's bankruptcy in 2012 and will supply electric cars to China.

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Stephen Martinez 2016-07-15
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Nevs need to hire more car builder to its factory in Trollhätten, Saab's old premises.

Photo: Adam Ihse / TT

Employment Service in Trollhättan offers free training for unemployed oil engineers who can work in the automotive industry.

Electric car manufacturer Nevs need to hire a few hundred engineers in Trollhättan, reports Swedish Radio Gothenburg.

But it has been difficult to find the right skills.

Now turn now to Norway to find the missing skills.

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Damion Gutierrez 2021-02-26
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Custom car builder and parts maker Ringbrothers has unveiled its newest 1969 Mercury Cougar restomod. Affectionately called the Coyogar, it’s a masterful interpretation of the highest-selling vehicle from Ford’s now-defunct Mercury brand. This first-gen Cougar restomod is a feast for the senses, but wait until you see what’s under the hood. “We put our heart into each car we build, … Continue reading
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Angel Collins 2021-05-05
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Switzerland-based automaker Morand Cars is building its first hypercar. Aptly named the Morand Hypercar, it will arrive by mid-2023, offering a choice of two powertrain options: Hybrid and all-electric. “Morand Hypercar is the meeting point between high technology, Swiss-made expertise, sustainability, and the story of men and women inhabited by passion, emotion, and elegance,” said Morand Cars at its official … Continue reading
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Daniel Patel 2021-01-15
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In the same way the French Renaissance ignited the artistic and cultural movement between the 15th and 17th century, Renault’s 5 prototype is ushering the brand’s Nouvelle Vague (or New Wave) era by transitioning from a dedicated car builder into an all-in-one technology company. “At Renault, we embrace the waves of disruption and create our own ‘Nouvelle Vague.’ It’s about … Continue reading
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William Figueroa 2017-05-18

p If necessity is the mother of invention, this unique build suggests creativity might be the father.

Usually, the conversions were performed with speed in mind.

However, a tuner in Japan has turned to aerospace engineering to keep his car on four wheels and pointed in the right direction, not to make it go faster.

The little jet engine is mounted on the rear end of a heavily modified Nissan Silvia, a sporty coupe known as the 240SX in the United States.

It points towards the sky so that it pushes the rear end of the car down as it generates thrust.

It’s one of the most creative forms of active aerodynamics since American race car builder Chaparral built the sucker car in 1970.

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James Desmond 2016-10-04
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For proof, look to the Paris Auto Show, open to the public this week.

The Mondial de l Automobile has the usual outrageous French concepts, but also close-to-production EVs from the likes of Volkswagen still stinging from diesel-gate , Mercedes, and Porsche.

The German auto maker unveiled its ID Concept, which it says will lead to real vehicles by 2020.

The silver and blue car is supposed to hark back to the popular VW Golf and Beetle, but with a retractable steering wheel and a trunk that can accept package deliveries.

Where we're going, we don't need doors

The Renault Trezor electric sports car concept is apparently a hint at the French car builder s future styling plans, but this thing is about as far from a production car as you can get.

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James Bice 2016-08-11
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The State of Michigan now holds $72 million of Tesla stock for state retirement funds.

That would be the same State of Michigan that still bans Tesla from selling vehicles using a direct sales model without dealerships.

According to a report by The Detroit News, the Michigan Department of Treasury increased its shares in Tesla by $48 million in June, which is a funny thing considering the state has passed legislature, backed by General Motors, banning Tesla from selling its cars in the State of Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Treasury bought about $48 million of Tesla Motors Inc. stock for state retirement funds in the second quarter, increasing its shares 224 percent in the electric-car builder that is banned from selling cars here.

The retirement funds owned 104,821 shares of Tesla as of March 30.

By the end of June they had 339,623 shares worth $72 million, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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Warren Edwards 2017-12-06
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Jaguar has worked hard over the last decade to build cars that buyers lust over, reinvent itself as a modern auto maker, and finally shake off its “old man sedan” image.

Yes, the British car builder built the E-Type, the sexiest car ever, in the 60s.

But then it bumbled along for decades until the mid 2000s, when it finally started pumping out hits to compete with the likes of Mercedes and BMW, like the XF sedan and the F-Type two seater, which is wildly good looking.

The company has carried that design DNA over into more mainstream models, like the XE sedan, and what’s become its fastest selling car ever, the F-Pace SUV.

The concept vehicle was unveiled at the LA Auto Show one year ago, where it won praise for its bold, sleek, design.

Jag isn't ready to let an outsider drive, so Simon Patel, its senior powertrain program manager, is showing me what the car can do, which you can watch in the video above.

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Melvin Bailey 2017-06-27
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Oi, tie your kangaroo down, sport ... Mad Max 2: The Roo'd Warrior ... etc etc

Kangaroos continue to be the bane of self-driving cars in Australia, as automakers say they still can't figure out how to accurately detect the presence of the pouched marsupials.

Swedish car builder Volvo told Aussie telly news that the large animal detection software it uses for its auto-pilot system is unable to accurately gauge the distance between car and roo, particularly when the animal is in mid-hop.

"We've noticed with the kangaroo being in mid-flight ... when it's in the air it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer," Volvo technical manager David Pickett tells the broadcaster.

The company said that while it doesn't reckon the problem is currently delaying the development of self-driving cars, it will be an issue that Volvo and others will need to sort out before going to market in Australia.

This isn't the first time Volvo has vented frustration over its inability to deal with kangaroos.

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Stuart Smith 2016-07-21
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Brand purists are simultaneously the best and worst buyers a car company can have flocking to its showrooms, and few automakers understand this better than Porsche.

Still, this hasn't kept the German sport car builder from pushing past the boundaries of its own illustrious past, first with front-engine V8s the 928 , then while swapping air-cooled sixes for modern water-cooled designs the 996 , and now by going all-in on the turbo zeitgeist with the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera.

If it comes across as strange that a car company would catch heat from fans for having the audacity to actually boost the power and responsiveness of its most iconic vehicles, welcome to the terrordome that is Internet owner's clubs.

Gone are the naturally-aspirated flat-six engines that have served the entry-level versions of the 911 for more than 50 years, and in their place is a new, smaller-displacement unit that counts on a turbocharger to best the output offered by the previous model year Carreras.

Specifically, the 3.0-liter, horizontally-opposed six-cylinder is available in two trim levels, developing 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque in the base 911 coupe and a hefty 450 horses and 368 lb-ft of twist when stepping up to the Carrera S. All-wheel drive is of course also available and came with my 4S tester , while transmission choices mirror those of 2016 seven-speed manual is standard, seven-speed dual-clutch PDK is optional .

This is no minor improvement over the base 3.4-liter motor that previously came with the 911 Carrera, as the smaller but more robust turbo unit offers 20 additional horsepower along with 44 extra lb-ft of twist.

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Julia Ansley 2016-05-18
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Bilbyggaren Nevs be in the second half of the year, employing more than 200 people in Trollhättan.

- We will need a car builder and coach, says Mikael Östlund, head of communications at Nevs.

He states that production mainly is to produce painted bodies for electric version of the 9-3 model, which will then be shipped to China for final assembly.

Already have Nevs about 600 employees in Trollhättan.

At the end of the year will therefore be a matter of some 1 000 people, said Ostlund.

Nevs National Electric Vehicle Sweden bought the bulk of Saab Automobile's bankruptcy in 2012 and will supply electric cars to China.

Damion Gutierrez 2021-02-26
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Custom car builder and parts maker Ringbrothers has unveiled its newest 1969 Mercury Cougar restomod. Affectionately called the Coyogar, it’s a masterful interpretation of the highest-selling vehicle from Ford’s now-defunct Mercury brand. This first-gen Cougar restomod is a feast for the senses, but wait until you see what’s under the hood. “We put our heart into each car we build, … Continue reading
Daniel Patel 2021-01-15
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In the same way the French Renaissance ignited the artistic and cultural movement between the 15th and 17th century, Renault’s 5 prototype is ushering the brand’s Nouvelle Vague (or New Wave) era by transitioning from a dedicated car builder into an all-in-one technology company. “At Renault, we embrace the waves of disruption and create our own ‘Nouvelle Vague.’ It’s about … Continue reading
James Desmond 2016-10-04
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For proof, look to the Paris Auto Show, open to the public this week.

The Mondial de l Automobile has the usual outrageous French concepts, but also close-to-production EVs from the likes of Volkswagen still stinging from diesel-gate , Mercedes, and Porsche.

The German auto maker unveiled its ID Concept, which it says will lead to real vehicles by 2020.

The silver and blue car is supposed to hark back to the popular VW Golf and Beetle, but with a retractable steering wheel and a trunk that can accept package deliveries.

Where we're going, we don't need doors

The Renault Trezor electric sports car concept is apparently a hint at the French car builder s future styling plans, but this thing is about as far from a production car as you can get.

Warren Edwards 2017-12-06
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Jaguar has worked hard over the last decade to build cars that buyers lust over, reinvent itself as a modern auto maker, and finally shake off its “old man sedan” image.

Yes, the British car builder built the E-Type, the sexiest car ever, in the 60s.

But then it bumbled along for decades until the mid 2000s, when it finally started pumping out hits to compete with the likes of Mercedes and BMW, like the XF sedan and the F-Type two seater, which is wildly good looking.

The company has carried that design DNA over into more mainstream models, like the XE sedan, and what’s become its fastest selling car ever, the F-Pace SUV.

The concept vehicle was unveiled at the LA Auto Show one year ago, where it won praise for its bold, sleek, design.

Jag isn't ready to let an outsider drive, so Simon Patel, its senior powertrain program manager, is showing me what the car can do, which you can watch in the video above.

Stuart Smith 2016-07-21
img

Brand purists are simultaneously the best and worst buyers a car company can have flocking to its showrooms, and few automakers understand this better than Porsche.

Still, this hasn't kept the German sport car builder from pushing past the boundaries of its own illustrious past, first with front-engine V8s the 928 , then while swapping air-cooled sixes for modern water-cooled designs the 996 , and now by going all-in on the turbo zeitgeist with the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera.

If it comes across as strange that a car company would catch heat from fans for having the audacity to actually boost the power and responsiveness of its most iconic vehicles, welcome to the terrordome that is Internet owner's clubs.

Gone are the naturally-aspirated flat-six engines that have served the entry-level versions of the 911 for more than 50 years, and in their place is a new, smaller-displacement unit that counts on a turbocharger to best the output offered by the previous model year Carreras.

Specifically, the 3.0-liter, horizontally-opposed six-cylinder is available in two trim levels, developing 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque in the base 911 coupe and a hefty 450 horses and 368 lb-ft of twist when stepping up to the Carrera S. All-wheel drive is of course also available and came with my 4S tester , while transmission choices mirror those of 2016 seven-speed manual is standard, seven-speed dual-clutch PDK is optional .

This is no minor improvement over the base 3.4-liter motor that previously came with the 911 Carrera, as the smaller but more robust turbo unit offers 20 additional horsepower along with 44 extra lb-ft of twist.

Stephen Martinez 2016-07-15
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Nevs need to hire more car builder to its factory in Trollhätten, Saab's old premises.

Photo: Adam Ihse / TT

Employment Service in Trollhättan offers free training for unemployed oil engineers who can work in the automotive industry.

Electric car manufacturer Nevs need to hire a few hundred engineers in Trollhättan, reports Swedish Radio Gothenburg.

But it has been difficult to find the right skills.

Now turn now to Norway to find the missing skills.

Angel Collins 2021-05-05
img
Switzerland-based automaker Morand Cars is building its first hypercar. Aptly named the Morand Hypercar, it will arrive by mid-2023, offering a choice of two powertrain options: Hybrid and all-electric. “Morand Hypercar is the meeting point between high technology, Swiss-made expertise, sustainability, and the story of men and women inhabited by passion, emotion, and elegance,” said Morand Cars at its official … Continue reading
William Figueroa 2017-05-18

p If necessity is the mother of invention, this unique build suggests creativity might be the father.

Usually, the conversions were performed with speed in mind.

However, a tuner in Japan has turned to aerospace engineering to keep his car on four wheels and pointed in the right direction, not to make it go faster.

The little jet engine is mounted on the rear end of a heavily modified Nissan Silvia, a sporty coupe known as the 240SX in the United States.

It points towards the sky so that it pushes the rear end of the car down as it generates thrust.

It’s one of the most creative forms of active aerodynamics since American race car builder Chaparral built the sucker car in 1970.

James Bice 2016-08-11
img

The State of Michigan now holds $72 million of Tesla stock for state retirement funds.

That would be the same State of Michigan that still bans Tesla from selling vehicles using a direct sales model without dealerships.

According to a report by The Detroit News, the Michigan Department of Treasury increased its shares in Tesla by $48 million in June, which is a funny thing considering the state has passed legislature, backed by General Motors, banning Tesla from selling its cars in the State of Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Treasury bought about $48 million of Tesla Motors Inc. stock for state retirement funds in the second quarter, increasing its shares 224 percent in the electric-car builder that is banned from selling cars here.

The retirement funds owned 104,821 shares of Tesla as of March 30.

By the end of June they had 339,623 shares worth $72 million, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Melvin Bailey 2017-06-27
img

Oi, tie your kangaroo down, sport ... Mad Max 2: The Roo'd Warrior ... etc etc

Kangaroos continue to be the bane of self-driving cars in Australia, as automakers say they still can't figure out how to accurately detect the presence of the pouched marsupials.

Swedish car builder Volvo told Aussie telly news that the large animal detection software it uses for its auto-pilot system is unable to accurately gauge the distance between car and roo, particularly when the animal is in mid-hop.

"We've noticed with the kangaroo being in mid-flight ... when it's in the air it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer," Volvo technical manager David Pickett tells the broadcaster.

The company said that while it doesn't reckon the problem is currently delaying the development of self-driving cars, it will be an issue that Volvo and others will need to sort out before going to market in Australia.

This isn't the first time Volvo has vented frustration over its inability to deal with kangaroos.