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Ford, Fiat Chrysler Approach Pre-Virus Production Levels

With reopening plans continuing to roll out across the U.S., many companies have begun ramping up their production levels which were cut due to COVID-19. Recent news out of the automotive industry, which was one of the hardest hit by the shutdowns, could help lead to a potentially faster turn-around than previously expected. On Friday, Ford and Fiat Chrysler both announced that they expect to ...

Trump Backs Musk In Bid To Reopen California Plant

Since stay-at-home orders were implemented in California in the previous months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has pushed back on them in a bid to reopen his company’s main manufacturing plant in Fremont. Now, as he continues to push the local and state government for an exception, he has appeared to gain a new ally in U.S. President Donald Trump. On Tuesday, President Trump wrote on Twitter that ...

The Boring Company Expected to Reach Halfway Point on Las Vegas Tunnels

The Boring Company is anticipating good news in regard to their progress in Las Vegas. The company expects to have the first of the two tunnels finished by this week. This could then pave the way for future development plans in the city. As it stands now, The Boring Company has 3,700 feet of the planned 4,300-foot tunnel at the Las Vegas Convention Center completed. Now, the machinery will be ...

Tesla Plans to Open First European Design Center in Germany

Tesla considers a more global outreach to be one of their major goals for the year. In pursuit of this, CEO Elon Musk has recently announced plans to open a new design center for the company in Germany. This is to also coincides with the construction of the new Gigafactory 4 project, which is just outside of Berlin. Currently, Tesla designs all of its products in the U.S, in Hawthorne, ...

Here’s Why Tesla’s Cybertruck Looks Like That

When Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new Cybertruck last week, the design had a lot of people scratching their heads. The linear, angular design of the new 4-door, electric pickup truck looks more like an artist from the 1980’s rendering what trucks will look like in the year 2020 than an actual truck in 2020. The sharp angles and complete lack of any curved surface had many wondering why the ...

Hope Fades For Lordstown Plant

Workhorse, the Ohio-based electric truck company that had been involved in preliminary discussions with GM to buy their shuttered Lordstown manufacturing facility may not be the savior President Trump assured us they were. When GM started closing factories in North America last year, the Lordstown Assembly Plant in Warren, Ohio was on the list. With no plans to continue selling the Chevrolet ...

Ferrari Debuts Their First Hybrid

986 horsepower. All-wheel drive. Turbocharged V8. Hybrid? Yes, hybrid. Ferrari unveiled their most powerful production car ever this week, the SF90 Stradale. In development for a number of years, the new Ferrari is powered by a turbocharged, 90-degree, 4.0-liter dry sump V8, which is what you would expect to find in a Ferrari. What makes this car unique is the three electric motors (one ...

Hydrogen-powered Truck Manufacturer Purchases Land For New Factory

Hydrogen-powered truck manufacturer Nikola has purchased 389 acres of land in Pinal County, Arizona to build a factory to manufacture their hybrid, hydrogen-electric powered Class 8 trucks. A Class 8 truck is defined as having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) exceeding 33000 lbs. such as tractor trailers. Founded in 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah and based in Phoenix, Arizona, Nikola ...

GM Announces It’s Closing 5 Factories in North America and Cutting 15 Percent of Its Workforce in 2019

General Motors announced today that 5 manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada will be closing, in what the company referred to as an effort to continue “Transforming the global enterprise to advance the company’s vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion.” This marks the most substantial restructuring since the company filed for bankruptcy 10 years ago. The statement, ...

HRE Wheels Partners With GE Additives To Produce The First 3D Printed Titanium Wheel

Unsprung weight is a real issue for high-performance automobiles. Unsprung weight is defined as anything directly connected to the wheels such as tires, brake assemblies, differential, solid drive axles, hub motors, and of course the wheels themselves. Any reduction in unsprung weight has a tremendous effect on the performance of the vehicle. Aluminum and magnesium alloys are the materials of ...