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Fiat will restore classic Italian cars

Fiat will restore classic Italian cars

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Concern Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced the launch of an official program for the restoration of classic cars of Italian brands Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth. The new unit was called Reloaded by Creators. The new service will look for rare cars, their full restoration, and then add them to the already existing historical collection of the automaker. In this case, only carefully selected machines will undergo restoration. Buyers will receive a guarantee and a certificate of authenticity. The Reloaded by Creators subdivision has already restored five retro cars. The list of refurbished cars included the Alfa Romeo Spider in 1991 and the 1989 SC of 1989, the Lancia Fulvia Coupe Montecarlo in 1973 and the Appia Coupe of 1959, as well as the Fiat 124 Sport Spider Spide...
In India built a sports car with a maximum speed of 200 km / h

In India built a sports car with a maximum speed of 200 km / h

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Indian company DC Design has presented at the Auto Expo exhibition a mid-engine sport car TCA with a maximum speed of 200 kilometers per hour. The car, whose name is an abbreviation for "Titanium, Carbon and Aluminum", will be released in a limited edition of 299 copies. This is reported by RushLane. DC TCA is built on the modified platform of the first car of the brand - sports car Avanti. Under the hood of the TCA is a 3.8-liter V8 engine with 320 horsepower. The box is a six-speed automatic transmisson. The power unit supplier is not called. To accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour DC TCA need 4.5 seconds. The price of the car is 61 000 dollars. 60 cars have already been ordered. The first car DC Design - sports car Avanti - debuted in 2012. The car is equipped with a four-...
Tesla will produce 100,000 trucks a year

Tesla will produce 100,000 trucks a year

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Tesla is going to produce 100,000 Semi electric trucks a year. This is with reference to the head of the American automaker Ilona Mask, the publication Electrek. The top manager noted that the figure of 100,000 trucks produced in 12 months can be achieved in four years of Semi production. At the same time, he described such volume as "reasonable". The debut of Tesla Semi took place in November 2017. The truck is equipped with four electric motors, which are mounted on the rear axles. The maximum tractor run reserve is 805 kilometers. The minimum cost of a truck, which will begin production no earlier than 2019, will be $ 150,000. Tesla has already received several pre-orders for Semi. The applications were left by such companies as PepsiCo, Bee'ah, Anheuser-Busch, and the U...
The most valuable British sports car will be auctioned

The most valuable British sports car will be auctioned

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Auction house Bonhams will exhibit one of the most valuable British cars - Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato 2 VEV of 1961 - for the summer auction of the festival of speed in Goodwood. This is one of two machines unofficially released by the Works division, and one of three in the ultralight specification of the DP209. Estimated price DB4GT Zagato - 15 million pounds. For sale DB4GT Zagato participated in international racing competitions throughout 1961 and 1962, where he competed with such models as Ferrari 250 GT SWB and Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta. One of the riders who got behind the wheel of DB4GT Zagato was a two-time champion of Formula-1 and winner of "Indi-500" Jim Clark. The last 50 years DB4GT Zagato was in private hands. The car has repeatedly participated in the race of ret...
The Subaru will turn the Toyota Prius into its own hybrid

The Subaru will turn the Toyota Prius into its own hybrid

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The company Subaru this year will introduce a new hybrid with the ability to recharge batteries from household electricity. At the same time, the model will use aggregates and technologies from Toyota Prius Prime. This is reported by Automotive News with reference to Takeshi Tachimori, the head of the unit responsible for the technical filling of cars. On the basis of which model the hybrid will be built, the top manager Subaru did not specify. Tachimori only added that the car is planned to be assembled in Japan and delivered to the US market, especially to those states that accepted the California's proposed program for the development and regulation of environmental transport. In Subaru also added that they used the technologies of Toyota to the maximum. Nevertheless, some mod...
The French were banned from using the mobile phone in the car. Even during a stop

The French were banned from using the mobile phone in the car. Even during a stop

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The Supreme Court of France has forbidden drivers to use a mobile phone while driving, stopping and staying in a car with a muffled engine. A fine of 135 euros is provided for violation of the law. This is reported by the newspaper Le Figaro. Drivers can not just stop to check the phone. Instead, they must park the car in a predetermined place. An exception is made only in the event of an accident or breakdown. Opponents of the new law consider it short-sighted and suggest that the government, on the contrary, should encourage drivers who stop to use the phone. The ban was one of the last measures in the fight against the increased number of road accidents. Earlier, it was decided to reduce the speed on two-lane roads from 90 to 80 kilometers per hour.
Toyota will combine 10 thousand batteries from old Prius in a supercharge battery

Toyota will combine 10 thousand batteries from old Prius in a supercharge battery

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Toyota is developing ways to reuse batteries from power plants of old hybrid and electric cars that have served their end. As the Auto Express magazine writes, the manufacturer wants to build a "super-accumulator" and connect it to the city's electricity network. For the project, Toyota intends to take 10,000 old batteries from Prius hybrids and electric cars iQ, combining them into one battery with a capacity of 10,000 kilowatts. It will absorb surplus electricity during the period of minimal network use, and also store energy generated by stations with windmills and solar panels. Then, under peak loads or emergency situations, the superacumulator will return energy back to the household network. In the Toyota are sure that even old batteries with reduced capacity can cope with ...
How many auto companies spend on lobbying new norms of fuel consumption

How many auto companies spend on lobbying new norms of fuel consumption

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US manufacturers and importers spent in 2017 $ 49 million to lobby for interests related to fuel economy. In particular, it is about making changes to the standard, which provides for by 2025 to reduce the average fuel consumption produced in the country of cars to 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers. This is reported by the non-profit organization The Center for Responsive Politics. The five largest lobbyists from the auto industry were headed by General Motors - the concern, a significant part of whose profits is formed due to sales of SUVs and pickups, spent 8.64 million dollars. Following it, Toyota spent 5.79 million, Ford - 4,295,718, Fiat Crysler Automotive - 4,270,000, and Honda - 3,265,330 dollars. During the same period Tesla's spending on lobbying amounted to 740 thousand do...
Land Rover released a multitool in the Defender form

Land Rover released a multitool in the Defender form

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The company Land Rover released a pocket multitool in the form of a silhouette of the classic Defender. It consists of six keys of different sizes, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, a tool for stripping wires and measuring the depth of the tread of tires. The multitool is made of stainless steel and is offered together with the brand suede bag with the Land Rover logo. Price - £ 12 In honor of the 70th anniversary of the model, which was removed from production in 2016, Land Rover also developed a modification of the SUV with a V8 engine and automatic transmission. It was presented in January. In total, 150 such cars are planned to be built. The SUV will be equipped with a five-liter atmospheric eight-cylinder with a capacity of 405 horsepower (515 Nm) and an eight-speed automat
Hyundai has updated the hybrid Sonata

Hyundai has updated the hybrid Sonata

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Hyundai company brought to the showroom in Chicago, the updated version of the Sonata sedan with a hybrid power plant. The car is available in the US market in two versions - Hybrid and PHEV (plug-in hybrid). Sales of new items will begin in the second quarter of this year. The restyling sedan received major changes in design. The car was equipped with new bumpers, LED optics, and a modified grille. In the cabin of the sedan, another instrument panel and a large screen of the multimedia system are installed. Hybrid version of Hyundai Sonata is equipped with a power plant consisting of a two-liter motor, a six-speed automatic transmission, connected to the electric motor box, and also batteries with a capacity of 1.76 kilowatt-hours. The total power of the sedan is 195 horsepower....