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De­vel­op­ment of fully elec­tric ve­hi­cles is on the fast track for au­tomak­ers, in­clud­ing Honda and GM, which have part­nered on ad­vanced bat­ter­ies.

Ford pur­chased the iconic Michi­gan Cen­tral Sta­tion in Detroit and will use it as a mul­ti­pur­pose space, in­clud­ing for of­fices and res­i­den­tial hous­ing. It’s part of Ford’s ex­pand­ing real es­tate own­er­ship in the city’s Cork­town District, which it hopes will be­come the hub of re­search and de­vel­op­ment for Blue Oval’s mo­bil­ity and elec­tric pro­grams. New Jersey has a new ferry, and it’s the quick­est in the Seas­treak fleet, in fact. The Com­modore ferry has four diesel en­gines that make a col­lec­tive 7,274 hp (they’re matched to four Rolls-Royce wa­ter jets).

Porsche turned 70 years old in 2018. The com­pany got its start in 1948 when founder Fer­di­nand Porsche built the first pro­to­type of the 356 sports car.

The Hyundai Tuc­son could gain a diesel-hy­brid pow­er­train.

Land Rover’s self-driv­ing off-road tech for SUVs is called COR­TEX. The goal is to engi­neer safer driv­ing on all types of ter­rain and in ev­ery weather con­di­tion.

Noblesville, In­di­ana, is home to the new BorgWarner tech­ni­cal cen­ter, which will in­clude a state-ofthe-art R&D lab.

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