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BMW follows Audi to the Formula E exit

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 23:04

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Audi said on Monday it would withdraw as a works team to focus on the Dakar Rally and endurance racing including an eventual return to Le Mans. BMW said in a statement a day after pre-season testing ended in Spain that its journey in Formula E was "hitting the home stretch" and the group's strategic focus was shifting. "When it comes to the development of e-drivetrains, BMW Group has essentially exhausted the opportunities for this form of technology transfer in the competitive environment of

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The complexity of new cars will lead to consolidation, says VW's Hitzinger

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 13:46

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The auto industry faces a new wave of consolidation as cars become electric, connected and add highly automated driving functions, Alexander Hitzinger, head of Volkswagen's Project Artemis said on Wednesday. Project Artemis is VW's attempt to do just that. "Cars are so complex that the traditional concept where you outsource to tier one manufacturers does not work any more," Hitzinger explained in a Webcast.

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Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, to race for Haas F1 in 2021

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 13:21

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The Schumacher name will return to Formula One next season with Mick, son of Ferrari great and seven-times world champion Michael, announced on Wednesday as a race driver for the U.S.-owned Haas team. "The prospect of being on the Formula One grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless," said Schumacher. "I have always believed that I would realize my dream of Formula One."

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Martin Tripp, accused of 'sabotage' by Elon Musk, to pay $400,000 to end lawsuit

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A former Tesla Inc factory employee will pay Elon Musk's electric car maker $400,000 after it accused him of tipping reporters about alleged production inefficiencies and delays, a court filing shows. The payment by Martin Tripp, a former process technician at Tesla's Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada, was part of a settlement disclosed on Monday and approved that day by Chief Judge Miranda Du of the federal court in Reno. Tesla and Musk became embroiled in a public dispute with Tripp in June 2018

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