Autos

Haas Formula 1 Team Makes Big Changes for 2024 and Beyond

The name above the door of the Haas Formula 1 team remains unaltered. But, heading into the 2024 Formula 1 season, there’s been a major leadership change. Guenther Steiner, the founding team principal of the only American Formula 1 squad, is gone. In his place, Haas has promoted Ayao Komatsu, who had been the team’s engineering director. Like Steiner, Komatsu …

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F1 Teams Sauber and AlphaTauri Get New Names

Formula 1 has two new team names this season, which follow a trend in the sport to focus on marketing: Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team and Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber. Sauber Motorsport has been racing since 1993 under various names, most recently as Alfa Romeo. For this season and next it will take the Stake name, with …

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Volkswagen Sees Electric Vehicles as a Way to Grow in the U.S.

Probably only Americans of a certain age remember when the Volkswagen Beetle was the best-selling imported car in the United States and the hippest ride to a Grateful Dead concert was a Volkswagen Microbus. Volkswagen is trying to tap some of that nostalgia in its latest push to regain the status and sales it enjoyed in the United States during …

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Volkswagen Sees Electric Vehicles as a Way to Grow in the U.S.

Probably only Americans of a certain age remember when the Volkswagen Beetle was the best-selling imported car in the United States and the hippest ride to a Grateful Dead concert was a Volkswagen Microbus. Volkswagen is trying to tap some of that nostalgia in its latest push to regain the status and sales it enjoyed in the United States during …

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Biden Administration Is Said to Slow Early Stage of Shift to Electric Cars

In a concession to automakers and labor unions, the Biden administration intends to relax elements of one of its most ambitious strategies to combat climate change, limits on tailpipe emissions that are designed to get Americans to switch from gas-powered cars to electric vehicles, according to three people familiar with the plan. Instead of essentially requiring automakers to rapidly ramp …

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Vision Pro Goggles are not Safe While Driving a Tesla, U.S. Says

Videos being shared across social media this week depict an almost dystopian, futuristic scene: drivers of Teslas in Autopilot mode while wearing Apple Vision Pro headsets, seemingly unaware of the road in front of them. The videos led federal transportation officials to issue warnings. But are people really mindlessly riding around in Teslas in Autopilot mode, wearing Apple’s futuristic new …

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Elon Musk’s $50 Billion Tesla Pay Was Struck Down. What Happens Next?

A Delaware judge’s decision to void the pay package that helped make Elon Musk the world’s richest person leaves Tesla’s board of directors with some difficult decisions to make. Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery on Tuesday ordered Tesla to cancel stock options awarded to Mr. Musk, the electric car company’s chief executive, worth about …

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G.M. Profits Hurt by Electric Car Business and Strike

General Motors said on Tuesday that its profit in the final three months of 2023 was depressed by the cost of a 40-day strike at some of its U.S. plants and an accounting charge related to electric vehicles. The automaker, which has been banking on a rapid rise in sales of battery-powered models, earned $2.1 billion in the fourth quarter, …

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Truck Makers Team Up to Push for Electric Vehicle Chargers

There are more than four million electric vehicles on American roads, but fewer than 1,000 of them are heavy-duty trucks. On Tuesday, the three largest truck makers plan to announce a push to remedy that deficit by calling on governments and utilities to help them build many more places to charge big rigs. Daimler Truck, which owns Freightliner; Navistar, which …

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Phones Track Everything but Their Role in Car Wrecks

Cellphones can track what we say and write, where we go, what we buy and what we search on the internet. But they still aren’t being used to track one of the biggest public health threats: crashes caused by drivers distracted by the phones. More than a decade after federal and state governments seized on the dangers that cellphone use …

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