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Faraday Future selling land purchased for proposed Nevada plant

Faraday Future only a few short years ago planned to spend $1 billion to build a sprawling high-tech facility north of Las Vegas to churn out its electric cars. However a cash crunch in late 2016 meant the Chinese-backed, Californian EV startup had to scale back its plans, including abandoning the construction of the North Las Vegas plant in favor of leasing a former tire plant in Hanford, California. Faraday Future on Wednesday finally announced that it is seeking a buyer for the North Las Vegas site. The automaker had…

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Porsche’s 8 goals for the 2020 911

Automakers often use focus groups made up of current owners to help them develop the next model of any given vehicle. They want to know what works and what doesn’t, so they “clinic it.”Porsche didn’t bother with that for the 992-generation 911. Motor Authority spoke with August Achleitner, vice president of the 911 and 718 product lines, about what Porsche’s goals were for the 2020 911. “Mr. 911,” as he is known, told us that the company already knew from feedback from owners what it wanted to work on, what…

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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots

Mercedes-Benz used March’s Geneva International Motor Show to unveil a redesigned CLA Shooting Brake, and sadly the automaker has no plans to introduce the second-generation model here. That means we’ll miss out on cool AMG-enhanced version of the svelte compact wagon that are still being developed. One of them, the CLA35 Shooting Brake, has just been spotted in prototype form. Yes, AMG is introducing two performance levels for the latest generation of Mercedes compact cars. There will be direct replacements for the current crop of 45 series cars, plus a…

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Toyota lunar rover concept is out of this world

Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have their sights set on sending humans back to the moon. The automaker and Japanese space agency announced an agreement to study the possibility of collaborating on international space exploration. What Toyota brings to the agreement is its technology expertise, which it showcased with its lunar rover concept. The vehicle is about 20 feet long, 17 feet wide, and 12 feet tall with space for two astronauts in a fully pressured cabin. The max capacity is four in case of an emergency,…

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