Izera SUV And Hatchback Prototypes Aim To Become The First Polish EVs In 2023

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Poland is one of Europe’s biggest producers of automobiles but the country lacks a carmaker to call its own ever since FSO stopped making cars there in 2011.

ElectroMobility Poland, a state-backed joint venture set up in 2016 by four Polish power companies, wants to solve that problem. Enter Izera, a new car brand named after the Izera Mountains in southwestern Poland. Last week, ElectroMobility Poland unveiled two electric vehicle prototypes: an SUV and a hatchback codenamed Z100 and T100, respectively.

The goal is for both models to enter production in 2023, turning the idea of a Polish electric car into a reality. When (and if) the EVs enter production, they will most likely feature some changes compared to these prototypes, though ElectroMobility Poland’s CEO Piotr Zaremba says the production models “will retain the characters of the presented vehicles”.

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Marc Marquez has second surgery on broken arm, set to miss Czech GP – MotoGP

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Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez seems set to miss this weekend’s Czech Grand Prix at Brno after undergoing a second bout of surgery on his broken right arm on Monday.

The Repsol Honda rider was forced to sit out the Andalusian Grand Prix last month after a violent crash in the closing stages of the season-opening Spanish GP left him with a fracture to his right humerus bone.

Four days after undergoing a successful surgery in Barcelona, he returned to ride in free practice at the second Jerez race, managing 28 laps, but withdrew from the event after feeling a weakness develop in his elbow.

Following intensive rehabilitation on his injury, it was revealed that the metal plate he had inserted into his arm, and screwed to the bones, has broken due to stress.

In a statement, his team said: “Marc Marquez underwent a second operation today, Monday 3 August,

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Keselowski extends contact at Team Penske into 2021 NASCAR Cup season – NASCAR

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One-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski has renewed his contract with Team Penske into 2021, ending speculation that he would leave upon the expiry of his current deal.

The 2012 champion, whose third victory of the 2020 season last weekend at New Hampshire followed wins in the big ticket Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte and at Bristol, has raced for Penske since 2010 after a part-time schedule for Hendrick Motorsports and Phoenix Racing in 2009.

Amid speculation that the 36-year-old could return to Hendrick or join Chip Ganassi Racing, the latter having called up retired 48-year-old Matt Kenseth to fill in after Kyle Larson was fired for using a racist slur, it was revealed that Keselowski will continue his Penske allegiance into the 2021 season.

He has scored 32 of his 33 Cup Series victories and won the 2010 Xfinity Series title with the team.

Team Penske currently has

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ECCO Launches Electric Vehicle Alert System Ahead of Federal Regulations

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration outlines the minimum sound emitting requirements in regulation FMVSS 141. Essentially, vehicles under 10,000lbs that operate on public roads and spaces need an audible signature above ambient street noise when accelerating, decelerating, reversing and idling. The measure is intended to protect vulnerable pedestrians and reduce injury crashes involving silently running cars.

EVAS offers the latest technology in the industry’s most reliable speaker, producing a 360-degree perimeter of sound around the vehicle. It features a wide frequency band (350Hz to 5KHz) and can be programmed with a variety of approved tones. Visit the dedicated EVAS page and listen to sample sound profiles. ECCO will work with customers to develop their unique “voice.” Electric car manufacturer Karma Automotive partnered with ECCO to do just that late last year, giving their line of luxury cars a branded acoustic signature.

Easily install EVAS in any vehicle, from passenger

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Sutton hails “best race car I’ve driven” Infiniti after maiden BTCC win

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British Touring Car Championship star Ash Sutton has hailed his new Infiniti Q50 as the best racing car he has driven after winning at last weekend’s Donington Park opening round.

The 2017 champion has switched to the Laser Tools Racing squad for this year, using the Infiniti project developed by BMR Engineering, the technical arm of the Team BMR operation with which Sutton enjoyed success in the Subaru Levorg.

Sutton qualified third at Donington, just 0.097 seconds off reigning champion Colin Turkington’s West Surrey Racing-run BMW 330i M Sport.

He was fighting Turkington and Dynamics Honda driver Dan Cammish for the lead in the opening race when he was inadvertently tapped into a spin by Turkington, dropping to 26th and last before climbing back to 14th at the finish.

Sutton continued his recovery with a charge to fifth in race two and, starting on the fourth row for the reversed-grid

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Toyota expands from hardware to software

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TOKYO — “One new generation, one new business” was the message drummed into Akio Toyoda as he grew up inside the family’s namesake company.

Akio’s great-grandfather Sakichi founded the dynasty with Toyota Automatic Loom Works. Akio’s grandfather Kiichiro gambled by venturing into autos, with Toyota Motor. And Akio’s father Shoichiro made his mark by setting up a construction company that pioneered precast concrete housing, an architecture deemed more fire-resistant for a post-war Japan still haunted by devastating air raids.

Now, at the age of 64, after a decade at the helm of Toyota Motor Corp., Akio Toyoda is following in that family tradition. He announced last week the creation of a business to develop all manner of automotive software, for everything from self-driving cars and on-board operating systems to high-tech mapping.

“Ever since I was born, I was always told, ‘One generation, one new business.’ That was the mission, the

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Sutton hails “best race car I’ve driven” Infiniti after maiden BTCC win – BTCC

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British Touring Car Championship star Ash Sutton has hailed his new Infiniti Q50 as the best racing car he has driven after winning at last weekend’s Donington Park opening round.

The 2017 champion has switched to the Laser Tools Racing squad for this year, using the Infiniti project developed by BMR Engineering, the technical arm of the Team BMR operation with which Sutton enjoyed success in the Subaru Levorg.

Sutton qualified third at Donington, just 0.097 seconds off reigning champion Colin Turkington’s West Surrey Racing-run BMW 330i M Sport.

He was fighting Turkington and Dynamics Honda driver Dan Cammish for the lead in the opening race when he was inadvertently tapped into a spin by Turkington, dropping to 26th and last before climbing back to 14th at the finish.

Sutton continued his recovery with a charge to fifth in race two and, starting on the fourth row for the reversed-grid

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Keselowski: Standard to reach NASCAR Cup Series “lowered significantly” – NASCAR

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With Brad Keselowski in a contract year at Team Penske he says negotiations over his future have altered as the “bar” to reach the NASCAR Cup Series has “lowered significantly”.

After earning his third victory of the 2020 season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Keselowski appears to be in great position to re-sign with his current team, should he want to.

The 2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion has already qualified for the playoffs and his team has proven to be just as strong as Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin, who have dominated the series thus far.

In recent weeks Keselowski has been “making progress” in his contract negotiations but his name has also been linked with job openings at other organisations, notably Hendrick Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing.

Asked about his “silly season” experience this year, Keselowski noted some different perspectives.

“It’s certainly been much different than years previous in

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PSA eVMP: PSA Group reveals new electric vehicle mobility platform for upcoming EVs

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PARIS: PSA Group on Wednesday launched a new eVMP platform (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform), which will serve as platform for development of vehicles in C-segments and D-segments.
The platform will be based on 60 to 100 kWh of embedded energy and an optimised architecture that exploits the entire sub-floor for the battery.
By restoring 50 kWh per meter within the wheelbase, it is benchmark in the electric vehicle market and will therefore be able to offer an all-electric range from 400 km to 650 km depending on body.

Hybrid derivatives may also be offered depending on market situation and driving conditions in different parts of the world.
The efficiency of eVMP also lies in the optimisation of R&D and industrialisation costs. This has been achieved through the use of certain sub-assemblies and existing high-performance battery modules.
Nicolas Morel, Research and Development Director at PSA Group said, “”With this eVMP platform,

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IMSA Race At Road America Flipped Upside Down By Rain

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The first hour and a half of today’s 2 hour, 40 minute IMSA race at Road America was relatively standard, highlighted by a competitive race for the overall lead between the #55 Mazda and #7 Acura. Porsche #912 led GTLM, and the two AIM Autsosport Lexus entries that have dominated GTD throughout the season held a comfortable 1-2 in that class. Then, rain came.



a racing car on a road: A sudden downpour at Road America caused chaos, leading to shocking wins for Acura Team Penske, Corvette Racing, and AVS Autosport.


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A sudden downpour at Road America caused chaos, leading to shocking wins for Acura Team Penske, Corvette Racing, and AVS Autosport.

What followed was two waves of absolute chaos, first a downpour that left both the GTLM-leading #912 Porsche and the DPi championship-contending #31 Cadillac in the grass. This drew a lengthy red flag, followed by a lengthy yellow. Racing resumed one hour later, and a dogfight broke out in all three major classes.

In DPi, the #7 Penske Acura

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