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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.