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Porsche plans EV battery cell factory in Germany

BERLIN — Porsche is speeding up its e-mobility drive with plans for a German factory to manufacture battery cells for electric vehicles, CEO Oliver Blume told a German newspaper.

“Battery cells are a key technology for Germany’s automobile industry which we must also have in our own country,” Blume told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

Porsche wants to play a pioneering role in this,” he said, adding that the battery cell factory would be built in the Swabian town of Tuebingen.

European automakers are looking to reduce their dependence on Asian manufacturers as they ramp up production of electric cars

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Lucid Motors Shares a New Video of the Vehicle Production Process at its EV Factory in Arizona – FutureCar.com

author: Eric Walz   

Construction of the Lucid Motors EV factory in Casa Grande, Arizona began in Dec 2019. The plant is now ready to start production of the Lucid Air sedan.

California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors shared a new video showing the vehicle production process at its state of the art electric vehicle factory in Arizona. Lucid’s factory is dubbed the Advanced Manufacturing Plant 1 or AMP-1.

The advanced EV factory, which is located on a 590 acre site in Casa Grande, is where Lucid Motors will build its electric vehicles, beginning with the Lucid Air Sedan. The

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How Nissan’s Bizarre Pike Factory Built Retro Masterpieces

Excitement thrummed through the crowd around the Nissan booth at the 1985 Tokyo motor show.

As the throng pressed close, you could hear two phrases: kawaii —“cute,” and hoshii—“I want it.” Nearby, a state-of-the-art, mid-engine sports-car concept called the MID4 sat overlooked. Instead, people had fallen in love with a 51-hp compact.

This story originally appeared in Volume 3 of Road & Track.

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That little car was the Be-1, and it was a stroke of genius. Beneath its skin lay the mechanical underpinnings of the deeply ordinary

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False news reports claim Elon Musk is dead after Tesla factory explosion

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Reports circulating on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram claim that tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is dead following a “Tesla factory explosion”. The claim is false; the reports are not genuine news articles and there are no credible reports of Musk’s death as of March 9, 2021. 

The report was shared in this Instagram post on March 6, 2021.

“Elon Musk declared dead after Tesla factory explosion,” the headline on an article featured in the post reads. The logo of Fox News is partly visible in the top-left corner. 

A screenshot of the misleading post as
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