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New Ford CEO slashes development budgets, plans to focus on trucks and electric vehicles

Jim Hackett (left) and Bill Ford Jr.Ford Motor Company’s new CEO isn’t ready to abandon the traditional sedan just yet, but the recently minted executive is already on a budget-slicing mission that will focus the automaker on SUVs, trucks, and electric cars in the near future. Jim Hackett, who took the helm at Ford in May after heading up the company’s self-driving cars program…
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Self-driving cars, Lotus sold, China’s electric car rules: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, SwedenSenators announce bipartisan deal; automakers set to clear major hurdle in self-driving car legislation Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Commerce Committee Chairman Senator John Thune (R-SD) and announced a deal late Wednesday night on a new bipartisan legislation that carries major ramifications for the emerging self-driving car industry. Chevy…
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Vacuum maven Dyson plans electric car by 2020

James Dyson with digital motors  [image: Dyson]Sir James Dyson, best known for his eponymous bagless vacuum cleaner company, has announced plans over Twitter to build an electric car by 2020. In his emotionally-charged statement, Dyson stressed a decades-long flirtation with the automotive industry. The fundamental basis of Dyson’s bagless vacuums, the cyclonic filter, was adapted in the…
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