GM details 12 upcoming electric vehicles from Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, and Buick

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General Motors is on track to deliver 20 electric vehicles by 2023, the company said in its latest sustainability report. That includes models for nearly all of its brands, including Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, and Buick.

Most of these vehicles utilize GM’s new modular EV architecture called Ultium. With this platform, GM says some vehicles will have a range of 400 miles, acceleration of 0-60 in 3 seconds, and come in front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel-drive configurations.

What follows is a look at 12 of these forthcoming models. Specific details are missing, but the list provided by GM’s sustainability report illustrates an automaker going all-in on electric.

Cadillac

  • Cadillac Lyriq: Previously announced, supposedly will be Cadillac’s first electric vehicle with a price of around $75,000.
  • Three-row SUV that GM says will emphasize interior space and cargo capability.
  • A small crossover like Cadillac’s current XT5
  • A full-size, three-row SUV “that builds
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FE chairman Agag misses Berlin E-Prix after testing positive for COVID-19 – Formula E

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Formula E co-founder and chairman Alejandro Agag has become the second high-profile name in the championship to miss the Berlin races after testing positive for COVID-19.

The series reported that by Monday, 1421 of the people tested on-site at the Tempelhof Airport had given negative readings but that “two received positive results”.

In a press conference with select media, including Autosport, Mahindra Racing team principal and CEO Dilbagh Gill confirmed on Tuesday that he had tested positive.

On Wednesday evening, Agag also revealed that he had also contracted the virus.

He posted a shot of opening Berlin E-Prix winner Antonio Felix da Costa on Instagram, writing: “Congratulations [da Costa] for a great win in Berlin race one.

“So sad to miss my first Formula E race ever, that I had to watch from my room in Berlin.

“I tested positive for COVID on arrival and I am following all the

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Berlin E-Prix: Guenther disqualified after energy limit breach – Formula E

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BMW Andretti’s Maximilian Guenther has been disqualified from the Berlin E-Prix having exceeded the amount of allowable useable energy in his Formula E car.

Guenther, who ended a manic race at the Tempelhof Airport in eighth position, had been in the wars at several points during the 36-lap opener in a series of six races in Berlin.

Having been investigated early on for a suspected collision between himself and Envision Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns, which put the Dutch driver out of the race, Guenther also found himself under the stewards’ magnifying glass for contact with Jaguar’s Mitch Evans.

But the collision was later blamed on Edoardo Mortara, who had been found to push Guenther, and so received an 18s penalty.

Evans, having been fighting among the points, was punted into a spin by Guenther and fell down the order to finish 15th.

Many of the drivers in the race, having

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Vergne ‘masters the car better than me’ in FE, says da Costa – Formula E

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Antonio Felix da Costa reckons DS Techeetah team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne is ‘still better than me’ and credited his Berlin win on his experiences driving “the worst car on the grid”.

Da Costa kicked off the first of six races at the Tempelhof Airport with a 5.5-second victory to extend his championship advantage over Jaguar driver Mitch Evans to 41 points.

Vergne complained during the race that da Costa had not respected pre-agreed team instructions to manage the pace at the front. Da Costa crossed the line marginal on useable energy.

Defending champion Vergne, meanwhile, suffered a late fall from second to 20th which was likely caused by the heavy consumption in the opening phase of the race dictated by the quick pace.

But da Costa, who joined DS Techeetah at the start of the 2019-20 season, reckoned Vergne was still better at managing the DS E-Tense 20 car.

He said:

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Block joins WRX-supporting Projekt E category in electric Fiesta – World Rallycross

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Ken Block will return to the World Rallycross Championship roster for the 2020 season’s opening round at Holjes, racing an electric Ford Fiesta in the new Projekt E support category.

The American will race a new Fiesta ERX built by Manfred Stohl’s STARD outfit, using the single-specification three-motor, four-wheel drive 450kW ‘revolution’ electric powertrain kit developed by Stohl’s concern that is mandated to be used in all cars in the series.

Block made his World RX debut at the Norwegian round in 2014, driving a Ford Fiesta to a podium finish.

Following a further outing in the French round later that, he raced full-time with his Hoonigan Racing Division team in the series in 2016 and 2017 with the Ford Focus RS RX, but withdrew from the sport’s top category at the end of the second term.

Block drove Extreme E’s electric Odyssey 21 on the final stage of the

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Lotterer: Missing FE attack mode cost chance of Berlin E-Prix win – Formula E

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Andre Lotterer reckons a driving error that meant he missed the Formula E attack mode activation cost him a chance of catching Berlin E-Prix winner Antonio Felix da Costa.

Despite falling two seconds behind early on, Porsche driver Lotterer was able to close after a safety car period was called following a lap-nine shunt for Robin Frijns at Turn 2.

In an attempt to pass the DS Techeetah of Jean-Eric Vergne for second, on lap 18 Lotterer moved to the outside of Turn 5 to activate the higher power attack mode while also under pressure from Mercedes’ Nyck de Vries.

But he failed to trigger one of the three sensors, which meant he did not receive the 35kW boost and in addition lost time from running wide.

A late collapse down the order for Vergne from second to 20th did promote Lotterer back to runner-up after he also recovered past

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Berlin E-Prix: Da Costa survives energy issues for dominant victory – Formula E

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Antonio Felix da Costa survived late energy issues to score victory on Formula E’s return in Berlin as DS Techeetah team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne slumped from second to 20th.

Da Costa sealed back-to-back series wins with a 5.5-second advantage over late beneficiary Andre Lotterer, despite crossing the line with marginal useable energy remaining.

A fine start for both DS Techeetah machines left them unchallenged into Turn 1 as a superb launch from Sebastien Buemi forced Lotterer to defend with his Porsche.

That gave da Costa and Vergne clear breathing space of 2s at the end of the opening lap in an otherwise processional first phase of the race.

But Robin Frijns brought out the safety car on lap 9 after shunting his Envision Virgin Racing car into the wall on the outside of Turn 2 after trying to battle past Maximilian Guenther.

Although Frijns continued in an attempt to return to

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Hearing into Renault’s protest of Racing Point’s F1 car to take place today – F1

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The hearing for Renault’s protest against Racing Point over the legality of its 2020 Formula 1 car will take place at Silverstone on Wednesday.

Renault lodged a formal protest to the FIA stewards against Racing Point’s RP20 car following each of the last three races in Austria, Hungary and Great Britain.

Renault is challenging the legality of the RP20 car over the independence of the design of the brake ducts amid concerns about Racing Point’s collaboration with Mercedes.

Racing Point has openly said it based the design of the RP20 on the 2019 title-winning Mercedes W10 car, but stressed it did so entirely within the regulations.

The FIA called for representatives from Racing Point, Renault and Mercedes to meet at Silverstone on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, with the hearing starting at 11:30am local time.

Racing Point technical chief Andrew Green said last week he did

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F1 Spanish GP unaffected by new COVID restrictions in Catalonia – F1

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The Spanish Grand Prix is still set to go ahead as planned on 16 August despite a reintroduction of restrictions in Catalonia following a spike in COVID-19 cases.

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is set to host the Spanish Grand Prix next month following back-to-back races at Silverstone, forming the third leg of a triple-header.

But concerns have grown in recent weeks about the running of the race following a spike in COVID-19 cases that has prompted officials to reintroduce restrictions in Catalonia.

Last week, those living in Barcelona were asked to remain at home for 15 days, with a ban being placed on meetings of more than 10 people, as well as a suspension of cultural activities and recreational sport.

It led to suggestions that F1 could stage an additional grand prix at Silverstone in place of the Spanish Grand Prix if the lockdown in Catalonia became more severe.

But

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How drones and aerial vehicles could change cities

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Drones, personal flying vehicles and air taxis may be part of our everyday life in the very near future. Drones and air taxis will create new means of mobility and transport routes. Drones will be used for surveillance, delivery and in the construction sector as it moves towards automation.

The introduction of these aerial craft into cities will require the built environment to change dramatically. Drones and other new aerial vehicles will require landing pads, charging points, and drone ports. They could usher in new styles of building, and lead to more sustainable design.

My research explores the impact of aerial vehicles on urban design, mapping out possible future trajectories.

An aerial age

Already, civilian drones can vary widely in size and complexity. They can carry a range of items from high resolution cameras, delivery mechanisms and thermal image technology to speakers and scanners. In the public sector, drones are

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