Swedish startup Volta unveils electric truck, to manufacture in UK

Filed under: Green,Truck,Commercial Vehicles,Electric Swedish startup Volta Trucks unveiled on Thursday its Volta Zero, a 16-tonne electric truck, with plans to start production in 2022 in the United Kingdom. Following the success of companies such as Tesla in popularising electric cars, truckmakers have also turned their attention to electric vehicles, including Volvo and Daimler as well as startups like Rivian […]

Nissan shows off a new CFRP production innovation

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing,Nissan,Emerging Technologies Nissan says it has developed a new way to produce high-tech auto parts that highlights the Japanese automaker’s engineering finesse, even as it faces a criminal trial in an ongoing scandal involving former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. Nissan Motor Co. said it has achieved a “breakthrough” in molding carbon fiber reinforced plastic, or CFRP, components, now used […]

In NASCAR playoffs, a positive coronavirus test means you’re out

Filed under: Motorsports,Racing NASCAR has decided it will not grant COVID-19 relief during the playoffs, meaning a positive coronavirus test will end a driver’s championship bid. The playoffs begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without a safety net for the 16 participants during the pandemic. “I’m probably not going to go to college and hit up a keg […]

Pierre Gasly wins 2020 Italian Grand Prix

Filed under: Motorsports AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly claimed an unlikely victory at the Italian Grand Prix after a thrilling race which saw world champion Lewis Hamilton given a 10-second penalty and both Ferraris fail to finish at their home circuit on Sunday. It was Gasly’s first-ever win in Formula One. The 24-year-old Frenchman finished 0.415 seconds ahead of McLaren driver […]