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Tuesday 18 June 2024

2023 record year in Italy for hail-related auto damage

Climate change is impacting the auto sector in Italy, and there is an exponential increase in requests for work on cars damaged by phenomena related to extreme weather events. The data comes from Federcarrozzieri, the association of Italian auto body shops, which points out that in recent years, requests for interventions and repairs by motorists have changed significantly. In particular, 2023 was the record year for cars arriving at body shops for hail-related damage, but the trend has been growing steadily over the past decade and continues into 2024. Official ...

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Audi e-tron GT: up to 925 hp for the renewed electric Granturismo

Audi is radically expanding and renewing the e-tron GT range. The confirmed RS e-tron GT version, boosted by a 210-hp power increase over the previous model, is joined by the brand-new S e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT performance variants. The latter is the first full-electric RS performance model in Audi Sport history, as well as - thanks to the 925 hp delivered by the powertrain - the most powerful production Audi ever made. Since its debut in 2021, the e-tron GT has been at the top of Audi's full-electric range ...


Tuesday 18 June 2024

Autoliv makes airbags with 100% recycled polyester

Sweden's Autoliv continues its journey toward a sustainable future by introducing airbag cushions made from 100 percent recycled polyester that significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of products. In collaboration with key supply chain partners, Autoliv has developed yarns, fabrics and cushions. Testing of the new material shows that the airbag cushion provides the same safety functionality as a traditional polyester airbag while reducing GHG emissions by about 50 percent at the polymer level. The use of this new recycled material is a crucial step toward Autoliv's ...

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Berkshire Hathaway reduces stake in BYD again

Warren Buffett's U.S.-based holding company Berkshire Hathaway--by far one of the world's largest--has again reduced its stake in BYD, selling 1.3 million Hong Kong-listed shares for HK310.5 million (39.8 million dollars), according to a Monday filing with the China Stock Exchange. The sale reduced Berkshire's stake in BYD's H- issued shares to 6.9 percent from the previous 7.02 percent. Berkshire began investing in BYD in 2008, paying 230 million dollars for about 225 million shares, then accounting for a ...

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Curtain falls on Fisker: bankruptcy petition filed

It's been talked about for months and now it's official: U.S. electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker has filed for bankruptcy after negotiations for a deal with a major automaker fell through, exposing the startup to the fallout of rapidly consuming money to deliver its Ocean SUV in the United States and Europe. According to Reuters, the company in question was Nissan, which was in advanced talks to invest in the startup. Specifically, the company filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 in Delaware, listing estimated assets between 500 million ...

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Friday, June 21st the inauguration of the new Ferrari e-building

Sustainable innovation is the focus of a program of events that Ferrari will hold in Maranello from June 20th to 26th, with the aim of engaging with its stakeholders and continuing to act as a catalyst for change. The center and inspiration of the meetings will be the new e-building, which will be inaugurated on June 21st in the presence of Italian President Sergio Mattarella. The new building, characterized by high production flexibility and a strong focus on the environment and people, will house the entire Ferrari range equipped with ...

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Full EV charging in 10 minutes with BYD and CATL's new 6C batteries

With the new generation of CATL and BYD batteries, it will theoretically take just ten minutes for a full charge. Provided they have an equally powerful charging infrastructure. According to rumors gathered from Chinese press organs, the two companies would now be close to the commercial launch of batteries with C-Rate of 6, batteries that under ideal conditions can be recharged to 100 percent in precisely ten minutes. As for CATL, technological advancement could come as early as the next generation of Qilin batteries, which the company is expected to ...

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Jaguar, the latest F-Type enters the Jaguar Heritage collection

Fifty years after the last E-type rolled off the production line, the last F-Type model produced at the Castle Bromwich plant will join the Jaguar Heritage collection. The last F-Type will be a 5.0 V8 Convertible color Giola Green with a black roof and Tan Windsor leather interior, similar to that of the E-type Series III 5.3 V12 built in 1974 and registered as HDU 555N. This special F-Type will be delivered to the "keepers" of the brand's history, the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust in Gaydon, and ...

Tuesday 18 June 2024

JLR will adopt Chery's EOX platform for its upcoming BEVs

Confirming rumors that started in April from China, Chery's president Yin Tongyao has made it official in recent hours: Jaguar Land Rover will adopt the Chinese automaker's EOX platform for its upcoming electric cars. The British JLR Group has signed an agreement with China's Chery (the third largest automaker in China); the architecture is that of the luxury brand Exeed. The name EOX indicates the specifics of the platform: the E stands for electric, while the O and X stand for new beginning and endless possibilities for ...

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Lamborghini celebrates 45 years of the Countach LP 400 S from the movie "The Cannonball Run"

One of the cult car-themed movies is The Cannonball Run. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Countach LP 400 S featured in the film, Automobili Lamborghini brought together the female crew consisting of actresses Adrienne Barbeau and Tara Buckman for the first time since the film's June 19th, 1981 release. This Countach LP 400 S was produced 45 years ago, in November 1979. Black in color with Mustard interior, it had been shipped to the then SEA dealership in Rome and, from there directly sold in the United ...