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NPS Is Leading the Electric Vehicle Revolution

In February, park officials announced that Zion National Park would receive a $33 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace its aging, 21-year-old fleet of shuttle buses with 26 electric shuttles and 27 charging stations. The move came just as new Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, was confirmed, and it promises to be one of many monumental efforts to electrify the 645,000-plus government vehicles, an aggressive benchmark set by President Biden to help get the country to net-zero emissions by 2050.

“The federal government owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean

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JLR seeks partner for Jaguar EV platform

Automakers are increasingly looking outside their company for platforms to increase scale and reduce development costs. Ford  Motor, for example, will use Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric-only platform to develop its first Europe-focused battery-powered car, due in 2023.

The choice of partner and platform will be partly dictated by the designs being drawn up by JLR’s head of design, Gerry McGovern. “It has to respect the proportion of the designs,” Bollore said.

McGovern is being given a high level of freedom to decide what type of car the new models will be, and the new architecture will have to fit in

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Automakers Delay Recalls to Minimize Negative Attention: Study

  • Automakers tend to delay announcing recalls until they can “hide in the herd” of other recalls, lessening the attention paid to their recall and the negative impact on their stock price, a recent study suggests.
  • The study found that 73 percent of recalls are announced in clusters, suggesting that there is a pattern to recall announcements, rather than recalls being randomly called.
  • The study authors recommended that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) require automakers to promptly disclose the date they first became aware of a problem.

    Rather than announce recalls as soon as they surface, automakers wait until

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    DEVELOPING: Lyons Road Closed In Delray Due To Crash Involving Bicycle

    Crash reporting from BocaNewsNow.com

    Crash Reportedly Critical.

    BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

    UPDATE: 11:38 a.m. Saturday — name of deceased, crash details here.

    DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A portion of Lyons Road is closed right now (1:41 p.m. Friday) as police investigate what we understand to be a critical crash on the busy road.

    The section of Lyons between Atlantic and Boynton Beach Blvd. is blocked to traffic. The road is closed in both directions.

    The crash involves someone on a bicycle and at least one car.

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says the closure is likely to last “quite a while”

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    Driver dies after being ejected from vehicle in Trempealeau County

    TOWN OF PRESTON, Wis. (WKBT) — A driver died Thursday evening after being ejected and pinned under their vehicle.

    According to the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe was driving north on Hwy. 53 when they made a left hand turn onto Hwy. 95 in front of a southbound Chevrolet C1500. The driver was ejected and pinned under their vehicle.

    The driver was extracted from under the vehicle and transported to Tri-County Memorial Hospital but died from

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    Subaru will launch an off-road subbrand

    Subaru of America is readying an off-road subbrand to expand the reach of its two most successful nameplates.

    The Wilderness subbrand will launch with the 2022 Outback and Forester, dealers were told last week during the Subaru make meeting at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s virtual show. The two crossovers accounted for 54 percent of the brand’s 2020 U.S. sales.

    Patrick Wergin, chairman of the Subaru National Retailer Advisory Board, told Automotive News the Wilderness models will feature a rugged appearance package and better tires for off-road pursuits.

    Spy photographers have spotted a similarly equipped Forester and Outback, which also

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