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Stefano Domenicali is the new CEO of Formula One

Auto Blog News Feed - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 17:30

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The Italian will also be F1 president with Carey, who led the revamping of the sport following the 2017 ouster of former supremo Bernie Ecclestone, moving to the position of non-executive chairman. Speaking to reporters at the Russian Grand Prix before the announcement, Horner said Domenicali's appointment would be great for the sport.

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Valtteri Bottas wins 2020 Russian Grand Prix

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Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas cruised to the win Sunday after Hamilton, who was leading, was penalized 10 seconds for practicing his starts in the wrong place before the race. Hamilton came into the race looking to match Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins in Formula One but had to settle for third behind Bottas and Max Verstappen.

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India plans $4.6 billion in incentives to lure EV battery makers

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India plans to offer $4.6 billion (3.6 billion pounds) in incentives to companies setting up advanced battery manufacturing facilities as it seeks to promote the use of electric vehicles and cut down its dependence on oil, according to a government proposal seen by Reuters. A proposal drafted by NITI Aayog, a federal think tank chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said India could slash its oil import bills by as much as $40 billion by 2030 if electric vehicles were widely adopted. The pro

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GM scores a bestseller in China with $4,200 electric micro car

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When 32-year-old photographer Jaco Xu needed a run-around car for work in the eastern city of Hangzhou, the price tag on the latest micro EV from GM's China joint venture overcame his qualms about electric vehicles. Xu paid 38,800 yuan ($5,735) for his tiny two-door Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, while the basic model retails for just 28,800 yuan ($4,200), making it China's cheapest EV. Launched in July, the Wuling MINI is heading a trend towards a new segment of EVs in China following chan

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Energized by Tesla, Chinese electric car startups are charging ahead

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China's electric vehicle startups are on the charge again, thanks to Tesla. The country's growing fascination with the U.S. pioneer's sleek designs and cutting-edge technology is giving a string of second-wave home-grown Tesla wannabes the traction to raise more funding, expand production and boost sales. Chinese EV startups NIO , XPeng Inc , Li Auto and WM Motor have raised more than $8 billion (£6.27 billion) between them this year and now rival Aiways is plann

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Chain reaction: Bikes and pedestrians do battle on COVID-era Paris sidewalks

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Parisian commuters in their thousands reacted to the COVID-19 epidemic by ditching public transport and walking or biking instead, but now they find themselves fighting each other for space on the crowded streets. Twice daily during rush hour, throngs of cyclists teem through central Paris, in many places using cycle lanes specially widened to encourage people to avoid cramming into the metro where they risk spreading the disease. At junctions and pedestrian crossings, the flow of cyclists int

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