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Sunda? Honey? Sony and Honda confirm that the new company will make high-quality electric cars from 2025
Honda and Sony have reached an agreement to create a new company dedicated to building advanced electric vehicles. The company, which has been called Sony Honda Mobility Inc, “will aim to combine Honda’s advanced environmental and safety technologies, mobility development capabilities, bodywork manufacturing technology, and aftermarket management experience, with Sony’s expertise in the development and application of imaging and sensing technologies.” communications, networking and entertainment.
2023 BMW M3 Touring Laps The Nurburgring at 7:35,060 New record-setting for station wagons
The BMW M3 Touring 2023 broke the record for a station wagon around the Nürburgring. The M3 Touring scored better times than models like the second-generation Acura/Honda NSX, BMW M5 Competition (F90) and Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, with a 7:35:060 split.
Custom Made Pagani Huayra Codalunga Long-Tail Worth $7.3 Million At The Order Of Two Clients
The Pagani Huayra Codalunga was created to mimic the designs of the 1960s, with in-house automakers creating a long-tailed version of the supercar. The vehicle is 14 inches (360 mm) longer than the standard Hyuara Coupe and will be limited to just five examples, each costing €7 million (US$7.35 million at current exchange rates). All cars are booked, with one set to make its way to the US
Rivian and Lucid Heading to Bankruptcy According to Elon Musk
We suppose it must be a vexing time if you’re a Tesla employee. Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, appears to be indicating that 10 percent of the company’s employees will be laid off, before reversing the suspension, but there are reports of many employees losing their jobs. In contrast, though, Musk recently claimed that both Rivian and Lucid are “heading for bankruptcy.”
Tesla raises prices for most models from $2,000 to $6,000 in wake of supply issues
The entire Tesla model range has seen prices rise as supply chain issues hamper production. The Model Y earned the smallest raise, between $2,000 and $3,000, depending on the model. Meanwhile, the Model X has seen a $16,000 price increase since the beginning of the year.
Alpine A110 Tour de Corse 75 Limited Edition Honors Rally’s Legacy
Alpine has unveiled the A110 Tour de Corse 75, designed to celebrate the #7 Berlinette race car that competed in the 1975 Tour de Corse in France. Limited to just 150 units, the Special Edition features Honor Finish, 18-inch Grand Prix wheels painted gloss white, Brembo orange brake calipers and a “Tour de Corse 75” badge on the front fenders. There are no mechanical changes. However, inside the cabin, you get embroidered Sabelt seats, as well as a numbered plaque.
Ring camera captures the chaotic SUV coup that ended in Rochester, NYPD chase
It looks like a scene from a movie, but there’s nothing staged about the end of this chase. Two men were arrested in Rochester, New York, after the chase ended with a Nissan SUV approaching a corner at high speed and rolling multiple times.
What else makes the news
Elon Musk and Tesla sued Dogecoin
Elon Musk is being sued by a Dogecoin investor for $258 billion. A plaintiff has accused the Tesla CEO of carrying out a pyramid scheme to support cryptocurrency, according to reports The island. He also wants to prevent Musk and his companies from promoting Dogecoin and a judge declaring Dogecoin trading to be gambling under federal and New York law.
Millions of iPhone users can get paid for battery issues
Justin Guttman says Apple misled consumers about an upgrade that actually slowed down the performance of their iPhones rather than making them faster. The plaintiff is seeking compensation for 25 million UK phone users.
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