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Mercedes-Benz‘s full-size electric SUV will carry a hefty sticker price when it arrives in stores this fall. The EQS SUV starts at $105,550, including shipping, and is available in three variants. The top-of-the-line EQS 580 4Matic version starts at $127,100, including the $1,150 shipping charge. While the Alabama-made SUV qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit
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SHANGHAI — China has said that automakers must apply for licences to collect geographic data using sensors on intelligent vehicles, highlighting Beijing’s security concerns about the growing sophistication of smart cars’ mapping capabilities. The statement, a clarification of China’s surveying and mapping law, reflects regulators efforts to prevent any scenario where highly-detailed visual data collected
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Seven years after Volkswagen’s effort to evade vehicle requirements with rigged software came to light, the automaker has paid an enormous price for landing on the wrong side of the green line — the tally of costs, penalties and fines incurred by the company is well into the tens of billions of dollars. And that’s
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Commercial vehicle manufacturer Shyft Group is developing a portable charging system it believes will help fleets transition to electric vehicles without making costly infrastructure investments. Shyft, which was formerly Spartan Motors, launched marketing of its Blue Arc Power Cube remote-controlled, portable charging station in July. The Power Cube carries three megawatts of onboard power, enough
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Automakers are caught in a conundrum of whether to quickly adopt new technologies that risk increased complaints from car buyers when they don’t work as expected, according to a J.D. Power study. Consumers routinely punish automakers in quality ratings for car technology not meeting expectations. But consumers will credit automakers when innovations are properly executed,
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Automakers want to tap space-based communications to obtain precise positioning data and more robust connectivity for vehicles that will increasingly drive themselves. As such, Toyota Ventures joined a 2021 funding round to invest in Xona Space Systems, a San Mateo, Calif., startup that plans to launch low-Earth orbit satellites. Last month, Mercedes-Benz held a Car2space
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A mobility company founded by Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has left some U.S. cities littered with nonfunctional electric bikes and scooters after abruptly shutting down. Bolt Mobility, in an Aug. 3 statement on its website, said investors had failed to deliver on commitments to the company, forcing it to “significantly scale back operations.” It said
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