Tagged: car

Apple Watch Guy Overseeing Apple Car Kevin Lynch

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What do smartwatches and cars have in common? Aside from the fact Apple is trying to make both, I’m not sure. The tech giant’s wearable software lead is taking the reins of its turbulent car project. In other news, Tesla is skirting New Mexico’s anti-direct sales laws by building a store on tribal land, and there’s actually a new Dodge for what feels like the first time in a lifetime. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, September 10, 2021.

1st Gear: Every Apple Exec Does The Car Thing Eventually

With previous lead

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This amazing electric car battery recharges in just 10 minutes

Carmakers are in a hurry to “fix” two electric car battery issues that buyers are concerned with more than anything else. One is the range and the second is charging anxiety. Drivers aren’t just worried about not having enough juice in the tank to get to their destination. They’re also concerned they’ll have to waste hours recharging their electric vehicles. That involves planning longer drivers to account for battery charging.

Several companies are working on batteries that offer more range than existing options, as well as battery packs that can recharge as fast as it takes to fill up a

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Save Thousands Yearly in Scam Car Repairs and Maintenance With This Guide

Consumer Reports Prioritizes Your Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Options

A recent Consumer Reports guide on car repair and maintenance tells us that due to the global shortage of computer chips and scarcity of used vehicles to choose from, that many car owners are turning to service centers and mechanics to fix their vehicles.

However, as we’ve recently reported, repair scams and unskilled automotive technicians are a continual problem that can leave the car owner not only with a worse or more problems than before, but also with maintenance and repair bills that can easily run into the thousands.

And, unless

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Microlino shows off production version of tiny electric car and cute scooter

Micro took to the IAA Mobility trade show in Munich, Germany, to publicly reveal the series-production version of the company’s Microlino 2.0 electric mini-car.

Considered a quadricycle in Europe, the Microlino 2.0 takes on a similar design to the BMW Isetta.

The four-wheeled electric vehicle lacks side doors and instead has a single large front door that allows occupants to enter directly from the front of the car. A number of color options offer either a two-tone retro charm or a more modern aesthetic.

Unlike the BMW Isetta, the Microlino 2.0 mixes a combination of classic styling with more modern

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Enel X builds 1MWp PV plant for Romanian car parts maker Compa

BUCHAREST (Romania), September 9 (SeeNews) – Enel X Romania, part of Italian energy group Enel, said that it built a 1 megawatt peak (MWp) solar power plant for Romanian automotive components manufacturer Compa [BSE:CMP].

The photovoltaic (PV) plant is expected to generate 1,240 MWh of electricity per year and will help reduce CO2 emissions by 390 tonnes per year, Enel X said in a press release on Tuesday.

The project involves the turnkey delivery of two subsystems, one on the roof and the other one on the ground, which integrates over 1,700 high-efficiency photovoltaic panels with single-crystal cells. For the

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VW’s ID Life concept teases a truly affordable electric car

One of Volkswagen’s latest concept cars teases what will eventually be the most affordable entry in its lineup of ID-branded electric vehicles.

Revealed at the IAA Mobility conference in Munich, Germany over the weekend, the ID Life concept is a boxy little four-door compact car that’s actually more reminiscent of the overly cute Honda E than its more streamlined ID siblings. It won’t go on sale until 2025 (meaning we’re likely at least two years away from seeing the final production version), but when it does, VW says it will cost around €20,000 (roughly $24,000).

That is an incredibly aggressive

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Probing car brains in Tampa Bay

Times Correspondent

Mario Mirabal thought he was in trouble when his high school chemistry teacher caught him reading an automobile magazine in class and had him step into the hall with him.

“I’m like, I’m going to get it now,’’ Mirabal recalled.

But his teacher told him about the automotive course his friend taught at Gaither High School, and soon Mirabal found himself having a lot more fun than he did in chemistry class. By his junior year, he was working part-time at a Toyota dealership in New Port Richey.

Mirabal, 39, born in Puerto Rico and raised in Tampa,

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