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Nissan Z Proto Previews Next-Generation Sports Car

Most of the world’s leading automotive brands have dabbled in producing sports cars at some point in their history. However, aside from some relatively low volume players, none of these cars have ever been core to the business of these brands. They typically sell in low volumes compared to other models in the lineup, yet manufacturers persist because they can create a halo and excitement for the entire brand. One such example is the Nissan Z.

It’s now been nearly 51 years since the original Z, the 240Z (sold as the Fairlady Z in Japan) hit the market. Aside from a brief interruption from 2000 to 2002 (the interruption in North America actually started in 1996 when 300ZX was dropped here), variations on the Z theme have been with us ever since. The current generation 370Z has had a good run starting

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Electric vehicle start-up Lucid unveils Air sedan to take on Tesla

  • Electric vehicle start-up Lucid just unveiled its first production vehicle, the Air sedan.
  • The company is touting the car as a faster, more efficient and spacious vehicle than the Tesla Model S.
  • The Lucid Air is expected to be in production early next year at the company’s plant in Casa Grande, Arizona.
  •  Lucid also teased its next vehicle in development, a crossover-SUV tentatively named “Gravity.”

a car parked in front of a building: The Lucid Air sedan, which is expected to go into production next year at a plant being constructed in Arizona.

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The Lucid Air sedan, which is expected to go into production next year at a plant being constructed in Arizona.

Electric vehicle start-up Lucid is touting its all-electric Air sedan as a more efficient, faster and spacious vehicle than the Tesla Model S, a car the company’s CEO Peter Rawlinson helped develop.


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“What we’ve got is a breakthrough in electric cars,”  he told media ahead of the Air’s unveiling on Wednesday. “That’s not just due to batteries, it’s due

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California to ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035

Sept. 23 (UPI) — California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to end the sale of new internal-combustion passenger vehicles by 2035.

Standing before a row of luxury electric vehicles, Newsom announced the executive order, describing it as a bold measure to combat climate change, the most impactful of the many crises the state is facing, as California endeavors to make its economy carbon-free by 2045.

“We can’t continue down this path if we’re going to achieve our audacious goals and as a consequence today, we are making a new course, we are setting a new marker,” Newsom said during the press conference, adding that “in the next 15 years we will eliminate in the state of California the sales of internal combustion engines. We will move forward to green and decarbonize our vehicle fleet.”

The governor’s office said in a statement that the transportation sector is

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