“This is simply great reward and a sign for the entire team that all the hard work we have put in the last month in order to make this step is paying off, so I’m very happy about that. In terms of program and test points, I'm also very happy that we could tick off a lot of boxes already of our job list. … [Read more...] about McLaren had “best start for many, many years” to F1 testing
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Speaking of colors, the report says that 2021 will see two exterior shades retired, with two new shades coming aboard. Blade Silver will be replaced by Silver Flare, and Long Beach Red will be swapped with Red Mist Metallic. It’s not exactly a mind-blowing revelation, but there will be at least some differences for 2021. … [Read more...] about 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Will Still Start At Under $60,000
“I enjoyed the little bit of Formula E that I did, I like the technology for sure,” says Speed. “Does it suit rallycross? Well, they’d be fast. Put electric motors in open-wheel and they’ll be nowhere near an F1 car, but put them in a rallycross car, and I bet you’d be the same pace straightaway, maybe even faster than a combustion engine. From the performance side, I’d say it’s the best form of motorsport for electric to come in and compete – even if it was an open playing field. … [Read more...] about Secrets of Speed: An all-American rallycross maverick
Alex Hitzinger will be the head of the “Artemis” project, reporting directly to Markus Duesmann as of June 1, 2020. Hitzinger was until now Board of Management Member for Technical Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, as well as Senior Vice President of the Volkswagen Group with responsibility for autonomous driving. “I value Alex Hitzinger for his strengths in innovation and implementation. We need both qualities to make major technological advances,” stated Audi CEO Duesmann, who also has overall responsibility for research and development at the Volkswagen Group. “I am also relying on his expertise to integrate future achievements into new products together with the development departments of our major Group brands. In the medium term, I expect ‘Artemis’ to provide a blueprint for a fast and agile development process at the Group, as agile as in a racing team.” … [Read more...] about What Is Audi’s Project ‘Artemis’?
"When we launched Prius, no one even knew what a hybrid was. Those who drove it were called geeks or other names. Today, thanks to those early adopters who gave Prius a chance, hybrids have grown in popularity, and have ridden a wave of success out of the unknown and into the mainstream," said Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Toyota and known as the father of the Prius. "We are grateful to each and every one of our customers who has helped us achieve this important milestone of 10 million hybrid sales. We are committed to continue working hand-in-hand with them to tackle global environmental issues." … [Read more...] about Toyota has sold over 10 million hybrids to date