Car Manufacture

New electric car battery can recharge in five minutes, company says

Israeli electric car battery manufacturer StoreDot claims it can now produce batteries that can be charged in as little as five minutes, assuming that you can find a rapid enough charging source.

Better still, the company claims this is not a mere laboratory-bench process, but one that can be applied to factory-produced batteries and can potentially be in service on the roads within a couple of years.

In what could be a breakthrough for the growth in electric car sales, StoreDot chief executive Doron Myersdorf says that his company has made 1,000 demonstrator battery packs, and that these are now being distributed to potential clients.

One of those is Daimler-Benz, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, which has invested in StoreDot.

Speaking to the Guardian, Myersdorf said: “The number one barrier to the adoption of electric vehicles is no longer cost, it is range anxiety. You’re either afraid that you’re going

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Your car knows a lot about you. Who owns that data?

New cars are packed with technology keeping us safe and tracking our every move, but they’re also transmitting data in real time back to car manufacturers.

Independent repair shops and companies that sell after market parts say that’s giving dealerships an unfair advantage.

“We believe it’s going to negatively impact the capacity of consumers to choose where and how they get their car serviced,” Jean-Francois Champagne, the president of Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA), said.

The association says there are 500,000 jobs in Canada related to the aftermarket auto parts and auto service market.

AIA has started a right to choose campaign along with a petition that says Canadians should have access and control of their car’s data.

AIA is calling on the federal government to acknowledge the importance of vehicle data ownership. The group says independent shops will be effectively shut out from repairing newer cars

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Global Used Car Market 2021 Global vision to 2026 – Analysis by Leading Manufacturers with Its Application and Types, Says Industry Research Biz

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Jan 06, 2021 (The Expresswire) —
“Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.”

The global “Used Car Market Research Report 2020-2026 is a specialized and in-depth study of the Used Car industry with a focus on the global market trend. Further the report provides information regarding Used Car market size, evaluation of market share, growth, cost structure, capacity, revenue, and forecast 2026. This report also includes the overall study of the Used Car Market share with all its aspects influencing the growth of the market. This report is exhaustive quantitative analyses of the Used Car industry and provides data for making strategies to increase Used Car market growth and effectiveness.

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The Global Used Car market 2020 research provides a basic

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Apple Is Trying to Find a Manufacturer For Its Self-Driving Car

Apple is already reportedly in talks with Hyundai.

Apple x Hyundai

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors is in early stage talks with tech titan Apple to develop an electric car, CNBC reports. Shares of the manufacturer surged by 19 percent following the news.

Hyundai isn’t the only carmaker in talks with Apple. “We understand that Apple is in discussion with a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai Motor,” a Hyundai Motor rep told CNBC. “As the discussion is at its early stage, nothing has been decided.”

Project Titan

According to a report by Korea Economic Daily, Apple is looking to release the car in 2027 and is including both battery development and vehicle production in its proposal.

The news comes after rumors swirled around Apple’s Project Titan, its efforts to develop its own autonomous electric car. Project Titan was first established just over five years ago

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New Year, New Me: These Manufacturers Have New Logos for 2021 | News

Manufacturer images; illustration by Paul Dolan

According to a lot of the sponsored content popping up on my social media lately, a new year is a time for renewal and a commitment to change or new things. I’ve never loved those sorts of resolutions, but several automakers are taking the theme of “new year, new me” literally, unveiling new logos meant to signify, well, something. A few even got started early, revealing their new branding before 2020 turned into 2021.

Related: The 2021 Outlook for Car Shoppers

Not only do I dislike resolutions, I also know very little about graphic design. So to help analyze these new logos — which may or may not appear on vehicle badging — I enlisted the help of’s Lead Designer Paul Dolan and Senior Designer Ken Nesbit. 

Let’s check out some logos.

Corporate Logos


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Apple Car Won’t Be Ready for At Least Half a Decade

Rumors about Apple’s work on an autonomous car have picked up in recent weeks, but the project is still in the early stages and it will be years before an Apple Car launches, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Apple car wheel icon feature triad

Sources with knowledge of Apple’s product plans told Bloomberg that it will take Apple “at least half a decade” to launch an autonomous electric vehicle.

Apple has a small team of hardware engineers that are working on drive systems, vehicle interiors, and external car designs with the goal of eventually shipping a vehicle to customers.

Apple’s car plans have shifted multiple times over the years and just a couple of years ago, rumors indicated Apple had decided to forego development of a full car and was instead focusing on an autonomous driving system that could perhaps be provided to other car manufacturers.

As development has continued, Apple is once

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