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VW Boss Confident Carmaker’s EV will overtake Tesla by 2025
Herbert Dice, CEO of Volkswagen, has high ambitions for the brand’s EV sales, predicting that the company will be able to capture and pass Tesla’s global sales figures by 2025. This is not the first time Dice has commented on CNBC’s Squawk Box in Europe. Benchmark Tesla CEO; GM’s Mary Barra wants her company to become the world leader in EV sales by 2025.
The 2023 Honda CR-V has been teased ahead of its summer debut for North America
A new teaser from Honda gives us the first look of the 2023 Honda CR-V in North America. The new SUV has sharper headlights, more prominent grille and modified LED taillights. The images point to the North American CR-V, which is virtually identical to the Chinese version (twelve small trim variations), when the car launches later this summer, with production set to begin in the fall.
329-HP Volkswagen Golf R 20 year version is still the most powerful golf
The new Special Edition Gold R20 Years is the most powerful golf that starts from the factory floor. The engine is tuned to produce 329 hp (333 PS), which is 13 hp (13 PS) compared to the standard Euro-spec Golf R. There’s an acropovic titanium sports exhaust, while the DSG gearbox has been redesigned to give a “noticeable response” when moved upwards. And the door card has real carbon-fiber trim 7
Elon ‘Rambo’ Musk says there will be “blood” as he seeks to prosecute Tesla chief following reports of sexual harassment
Elon Musk appears to be threatening new outlets with allegations against him, using Twitter to claim “there will be blood”, following reports that he has sexually harassed an employee. A day after the initial Business Insider report, Musk told the public that Tesla would “create a hardcore litigation department where we can initiate and execute lawsuits directly. The team will report directly to me.” He added that he was looking for a “hardcore street fighter” for the team and asked for applicants on Twitter.
2023 Toyota 4Runner celebrates its 40th birthday with retro striped version
The new 2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Edition is a retro-inspired take on the brand’s iconic body-on-frame SUV. Highlights include a 17-inch bronze alloy wheel, a body-colored heritage grille with the letter “TOYOTA” and a heritage graphics package. Inside, the 40th Anniversary Edition features black SofTex seats with bronze contrast stitching and a 40th Anniversary badge on the headrest, a dashboard blade, special floor mats and a standard Power Moonroof.
Nissan is preparing a modified area to drive about 17,000 miles from north to south pole
Nissan will transform an area to travel 27,000 km (16,777 miles) from north to south pole. If successful, it will be the first vehicle to accomplish such an achievement, which is doubly impressive because it is an EV. The car is previewed in a set of sketches featuring large wheels with all-terrain tires, a new suspension setup, a sick body kit with skid plates, plastic cladding on wheel arches and a roof-mounted structure with extras. Not to mention an upgrade to the LED drivetrain, the “pole to pole” adventure will begin in March 2023.
Electric Mercedes-Benz EQG can turn revive-style tanks
Utilizing the benefits of having individually controllable wheel motors seems to be the latest trend among off-roaders today, where EQG is performing a revion-style tank turn. Branded ‘G-Turn’, EQG will probably hit the US market in 2024, featuring the same basic ladder frame as the regular G-Class.
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The BBC has been forced to apologize for the soccer slur
Error … What about the BBC News Ticker? pic.twitter.com/fofbiGyMfs
– Scott Brian (cotscottygb) May 24, 2022
The BBC has apologized for a message on the news ticker at the bottom of the screen saying “Manchester United rubbish”. Another note states, “Weather rain everywhere.” One trainee was blamed for making the mistake of learning to operate the system and writing random things.
The Ferrari driver will make a cameo in the Disney movie
Ferrari’s Formula 1 drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Senz, will make a cameo in Disney’s upcoming Buzz Lightyear movie. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The two drivers will lend their vocal talents to the same role: Senj is dubbing the Spanish version and Leclerc is Italian.