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  • ‘Vapor ware’ and a power cord: Nuggets from Nikola founder indictment

    Nikola founder Trevor Milton leaves a federal courthouse in New York Thursday. (AP)   Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton is in federal custody Thursday, charged with misleading investors about the state of the company, which he left in September. “Trevor Milton is innocent,” his lawyers said in a statement. “This is a new low in the government’s efforts to criminalize…

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  • Biden seeks automakers’ pledge for 40% of sales to be electric by 2030

    President Joe Biden drives the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup. (Reuters)   WASHINGTON — The White House is negotiating to have automakers pledge that 40 percent or more of the vehicles they sell in the U.S. will be electric by the end of the decade, something the companies say will require the government to help promote the use of the…

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  • Audi teases Sky Sphere that is somehow both a sports car and a lounge

    Audi has revealed a few glimpses of its upcoming Sky Sphere concept, a car that will in part define the future of the brand. It’s the second in Audi’s trio of Sphere concepts, which the company will put forth as a showcase of its upcoming technologies and design. In the video, the car is described by Marc Lichte, Audi’s head…

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  • 2022 Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition is a throwback for North America

    Earlier this year, Land Rover announced it was building a limited run of classic Defenders with big V8s with the color scheme of the Camel Trophy Land Rovers. The Camel Trophy, in case you’re not familiar, was an off-road competition that took participants to remote locations and featured yellow-ish Land Rover models. It lasted for decades, and, yes, it was…

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  • Rinspeed 969 looks like a 930 Turbo seduced a Testarossa

    Every year before the Geneva Motor Show, we post about some peculiar yet highly thought-out concept from Swiss company Rinspeed that will debut in the city by the lake. Thing is, these fantastical Geneva jewels aren’t new; company founder Frank Rinderknecht has been working them up since he founded his company in 1977, and back then they were a lot…

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  • Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class-sized EQE EV will make its debut in Munich

    Mercedes-Benz will bring an armada of electric vehicles to the 2021 Munich Motor Show. One is the EQE, an E-Class-sized battery-powered sedan that will slot beneath the flagship EQS in the firm’s growing line-up of EVs. It doesn’t require a degree in marketing to tell that the EQE will be to the E-Class what the EQS is to the S-Class.…

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  • 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition launches the hybrid in style

    The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid will be the second plug-in hybrid in the company’s lineup. And the brand is bestowing it with a special model called the Odyssean Edition to kick it off. It has some unique interior features that Bentley claims are more sustainable, but we would argue they don’t do much to make the big sedan particularly…

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  • Drivers for Elon Musk’s Loop get a script about their ‘great leader’

    Drivers for Elon Musk’s underground Loop system in Las Vegas have been instructed to bypass passengers’ questions about how long they have been driving for the company, declare ignorance about crashes, and shut down conversations about Musk himself. Using public records laws, TechCrunch obtained documents that detail daily operations at the Loop, which opened in June to transport attendees around…

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  • Nikola founder Trevor Milton charged with securities fraud

    NEW YORK — The founder and one-time executive chair of Nikola surrendered Thursday in New York on criminal charges alleging that he made false and misleading statements about the electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup, duping some novice investors looking to earn money to replace income lost during the pandemic. Trevor Milton resigned from Nikola in September amid allegations of fraud.…

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  • BRX unveils the off-roader it will enter in the 2022 Dakar Rally

    Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) took the rally world by surprise when it unveiled a Prodrive-developed, Ian Callum-designed racer for the 2021 edition of the Dakar Rally. Known as the Hunter, it struggled during the race due to a variety of problems, but it will return with a vengeance in 2022 after receiving a round of important updates. Learning from past…

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