Fisker raises $50 million to bring its all-electric Ocean SUV to market in 2022

Electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. said Wednesday it has raised $50 million, much needed capital that will go towards funding the next phase of engineering work on the company’s all-electric luxury SUV. The startup is aiming to launch the Fisker Ocean SUV in 2022. The Series C funding round was led by Moore Strategic Ventures LLC, the private investment vehicle of Louis M. Bacon, the billionaire hedge fund manager . “Since we first showed the car at CES earlier this year, reaction from cust...
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Continental Predicts Worst Financial Quarter Since World War 2

Parts supplier Continental says the extended lockdown protocols that closed countless automotive factories and dealerships will result in the worst quarter witnessed since the Second World War. It also isn’t overly optimistic about Q3, as supply chain issues will continue making normal business operations difficult while the global recession begins to take hold. “The second quarter […] The post Continental Predicts Worst Financial Quarter Since World War 2 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid priced at $75,895

Filed under: Audi,Car Buying,Hybrid,Luxury,sedan Continue reading 2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid priced at $75,895 2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid priced at $75,895 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 8 Jul 2020 15:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Report: Looking for a More Expensive Way to Get Into the Least Expensive Genesis? You’re in Luck

The G70 has thus far proven to be the most popular model in the Genesis lineup, attracting new buyers in the premium compact passenger car space since its late-2018 introduction. Last year, the brand drew 56 percent of its volume from the G70. Through the first half of 2020, the G70 boasted more than double […] The post Report: Looking for a More Expensive Way to Get Into the Least Expensive Genesis? You’re in Luck appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Mercedes opts for more screens and fewer buttons in the 2021 S-Class

Teaser images and leaked photos of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class suggested the automaker was moving towards a more digital-centric interior. That might have been an understatement. Mercedes-Benz revealed Monday its second-generation MBUX infotainment system and it is loaded with new technology, including touchscreens, augmented reality head-up display as well as improved voice and facial recognition. Gone are many of the physical switches found in the older version of the S-Class. Mercedes said...
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Best-laid Plans, and All That: Daimler Cuts Likely to Continue

Daimler plans to turn up the volume on cost-cutting measures due to operating losses in the second quarter that haven’t officially manifested. CEO Ola Källenius believes the damage caused by the pandemic response will be too severe to proceed with business as usual for the rest of 2020. At the company’s annual meeting, held Wednesday, the CEO […] The post Best-laid Plans, and All That: Daimler Cuts Likely to Continue appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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3D TVs Didn't Die, They Just Ended Up in Cars

After dominating trade shows for years as the next big thing in home entertainment, 3D TVs seemingly completely disappeared overnight, replaced by technologies like OLED that are a genuine improvement on the television experience. Where all those gimmicky screens actually went was a mystery, though—until today, when …Read more...
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Cool Commuter: A Kawasaki ER-6n tracker from Jakarta

To most people, the mid-sized Kawasaki ER-6n is the quintessential no-frills commuter—it scores high on usability, but its looks don’t exactly set hearts ablaze. But to the crew at Studio Motor, it’s the perfect donor for a lively street tracker. ER-6n customs are rare, but the Indonesia shop has built several of them already, and even has a couple in their custom motorcycle rental fleet. As far as they’re concerned, the Kawasaki’s 649 cc parallel twin motor and surprisingly good chassis are ...
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Should You Purchase a Dodge Extended Warranty?

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. A Dodge extended warranty protects Dodge owners from having to pay for expensive repairs after their factory warranty expires.Dodge offers two extended warranty plans that can protect your vehicle up to 8 years/125,000 miles.You can only purchase a Dodge extended warranty if your vehicle is less than four years old and has less than 48,000 miles on it. Considering a Dodge extended war...
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Sport, Redux: Hyundai Elantra N Line Emerges From Shadows

There’s an all-new Hyundai Elantra arriving for 2021, and not a moment too soon. Your author was not a fan of the 2019 refresh, though the basic package remained as competent as before, if a little boring. And the new-generation sedan retains that basic thrift and utility, but not every Elantra driver longs for a […] The post Sport, Redux: Hyundai Elantra N Line Emerges From Shadows appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL Premium Review – Gliding Under the Radar

Have you seen a Volkswagen Arteon in traffic? Odds are, you probably haven’t. According to our friends at GoodCarBadCar, Volkswagen sold less than 3,000 units in 2019, and 788 through March of this year. To date, there hasn’t been a month in which more than 400 units were sold. To be fair, the car hasn’t […] The post 2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL Premium Review – Gliding Under the Radar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The Next-Gen Mercedes S-Class' Cabin Has A Thing For Screens

Mercedes has previewed its new S-Class by showing off parts of the interior, which is littered with displays
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Ford’s Bronco relaunch demonstrates the power of nostalgia

Ford is finally taking the wraps off the reborn Bronco next week. Literally. The company has teased the vehicle for months, showing a camouflaged SUV bouncing through rocky streams and charging over dusty hills. This week, the wraps come off and the sheet metal will finally be exposed. The launch of the Bronco looks to be a masterclass in nostalgia. For the last few weeks, Ford has been feeding journalists with media assets — pictures, staged interviews and upcoming advertisements. I’ve yet to s...
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Better Year Ahead? The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette, Maintaining Its Base Pricing, Sure Hope So

The seemingly cursed mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette, aka the C8, probably spends its nights dreaming of clear skies and a vaccine. Early development problems, a lengthy strike, a deferred production start, then a pandemic-prompted production shutdown all conspired to make for a hellish entry into the world for the new-generation 2020 ‘Vette. For 2021, the entry-level […] The post Better Year Ahead? The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette, Maintaining Its Base Pricing, Sure Hope So appeared first on The Trut...
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2021 Subaru Ascent: A Detailed Look At Every Trim Level

The Ascent is Subaru’s largest SUV and offers three-rows of seating for a starting MSRP of $32,295. For the new model year, the 2021 Ascent comes in four individual trim packages: Base, Premium, Limited, and Touring. The 2021 Subaru Ascent is standard with a host of driver assistance technologies as well. Here is a look at everything the new Ascent offers, which should be an attractive option for buyers in the market for a new SUV. 2021 Subaru Ascent: Under The Hood The 2021 Ascent c...
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2021 Mazda 3: More Power If You Want It, Even Less If You Can’t Afford It

Mazda appears to have embraced a two-pronged strategy to generate interest in its redesigned-for-2019 3 hatchback and sedan. For the coming model year, the automaker plans to add two engines to the lineup — one a potent, uplevel offering designed to give enthusiasts the oomph they so desire; the other, a returning cast member that […] The post 2021 Mazda 3: More Power If You Want It, Even Less If You Can’t Afford It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Karma Automotive raises $100 million as it looks to resell it EV platform to other automakers

Karma Automotive has raised a $100 million lifeline from outside investors, as reported by Bloomberg, with the struggling electric vehicle maker’s fortunes likely buoyed by the current market optimism on other EV companies including Tesla. Karma is the reincarnated version of Fisker Automotive, which previously faced bankruptcy before being acquired by Wanxiang Group in 2014. Karma Automotive has made more progress than Fisker ever did, including actually delivering around 500 of its inaugura...
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If You Want To Go Fast On Track, Get The PDK

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So Long, Sonic: Another GM Car Bites the Dust

This was a long time coming. In fact, Wednesday’s announcement of the discontinuation of the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact was expected to arrive by the end of last year, not halfway through the present one. Regardless, the small hatchback and sedan that greeted buyers near the outset of the 2010s will not last more than a […] The post So Long, Sonic: Another GM Car Bites the Dust appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2020 Americade Rally Is Canceled

Hopefully, It Will Return Next Year The Americade Rally isn’t postponed in 2020, it simply isn’t going to happen this year. The reason for this is that the COVID-19 pandemic is still an issue and is causing many events to be postponed or canceled. The original date for the Americade Rally was June 2-6 in Lake George, New York. From there, it got pushed out to July 21-25. Now the uncertainty about gatherings in the state of New York and the fact that many riders would not have shown up have forc...
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Your next car might double as an internet-connected doctor

Your car won't even need to spend years going to medical school
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New French Helmet Maker KSH’s Smart Helmet Calls for Help

Get the Help You Need After a Crash The French startup Kosmos Smart Helmets (KSH) is manufacturing helmets that will call for help in the event of an accident. The helmet pairs to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Then once it detects a crash, the helmet will ask if the rider can make the emergency call themselves. If it doesn’t get a response it will call for emergency services. You can add up to five emergency contacts into the app, ensuring that at least one of your loved ones will receive a notif...
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Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 gets its first price hike - IAB Report

Along with the prices of the Gixxer SF 250 BS6, Suzuki has also increased the...
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Audi Debuts Q4 Sportback E-Tron Concept

Following the triumph that was Audi’s all-electric e-tron utility (the automaker doesn’t believe in uppercase letters), the brand developed a Sportback version for 2020 that sacrificed interior volume for a fastback roofline. The manufacturer describes it as “coiled yet poised, the stylized potential of the e-tron Sportback is clear from any angle — it’s designed to […] The post Audi Debuts Q4 Sportback E-Tron Concept appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Royal Enfield Now Has a “Slide School”

Learn to Race Flat Track Always wanted to slide around a flat track racetrack like a pro? Now you can learn how thanks to Royal Enfield and Moto Anatomy. Renown racer Johnny Lewis will be teaching the classes to riders who will ride Royal Enfield FT411 and FT 650 bikes.  Lewis originally developed the racing school in India and now will be bringing it to various tracks across the U.S. as well as Moto Anatomy in Florida. “I’m excited to continue building a deeper relationship with Royal Enfield,...
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Best seven seater cars in India 2020 - IAB picks

India is a country of large families, and for such families, choosing one...
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2021 Ducati Multistrada 950 S to come with new GP White livery [Video]

Along with the iconic Ducati Red colour option, the 2021 Multistrada 950 S will...
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Uber to launch London boat taxis — but its operating license debacle remains unresolved

This summer, Uber is launching its first water-based taxi service on the Thames river that runs through the center of London. However, it still hasn’t had its taxi cab operating license  for the city renewed after being canceled by regulators last year. The American ride hailing company is going to work with Thames Clippers, a company that already runs river bus services on the city’s river, to provide the service. As with its other services, Uber is leaving the actual driving to someone else. A...
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A New Speed Triple Was Spotted Testing

A New Naked from Triumph The Triumph Speed Triple is one of those bikes that everyone seems to love, and now Triumph looks like it’s going to make it even better. A new version of the bike was spotted testing. Images of the bike were posted by Motorcycle News and other outlets.  The new Speed Triple, according to Motorcycle News, will get a bigger engine, more power, and several other updates or changes to put it on the same level as the new offerings from Ducati and KTM. The publication sugges...
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Take A Look Inside The New Ford Bronco

The interior of the full-size Bronco has been caught on camera, showing a very different cabin to the smaller Bronco Sport's
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