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Aston Martin and LeEco partner to co-develop RapidE EV for market intro in 2018; potential to add Faraday Future

Green Car Congress

China-based technology company LeEco and Aston Martin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards the creation of a partnership that will develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric vehicle concept—a fully electric version of the Rapide S four-door sports sedan. Earlier post.).

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Rivian faces gender discrimination lawsuit from former exec ahead of IPO

Teslarati

Laura Schwab served as Rivian’s vice president of sales and marketing, joining the company in November 2020 after leaving Aston Martin. Her credentials are impressive, being the first female President in Aston Martin’s 108-year history. million in equity in the form of restricted stock units. .

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Auto Alliance urges EPA to withdraw premature Final Determination on light-duty GHG regulations, resume Midterm Evaluation process with NHTSA

Green Car Congress

The Auto Alliance has sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting that the US Environmental Protection Agency withdraw the Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards under the Midterm Evaluation which EPA announced on 13 January 2017.

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Is the Ford Mustang Mach-E the Best Thing To Happen to the EV Industry?

Clean Fleet Report

But, there’s still a considerable sub-section of the auto industry market that doesn’t care. Aston Martin, Jeep, BMW and plenty of other brands have shown “cool” EVs. This highlights a huge opportunity for other manufacturers in the auto industry.

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Rivian IPO: What you need to know

Teslarati

It would also overtake longtime players in the auto segment, such as Japanese carmakers Honda Motor Co., More recently, Laura Schwab, who was the first female President in luxury automaker Aston Martin’s history, also filed a suit against Rivian over alleged gender discrimination.

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Three perspectives on China’s EV industry (spoiler alert: legacy brands are toast) – Charged EVs

Baua Electric

Jeremiads lamenting China’s takeover of the global auto industry are everywhere these days. Retreating behind tariff walls or outright bans will further isolate America’s auto industry into a Galapagos market of ridiculous trucks sold at nosebleed prices.” Three recent accounts stand out from the pack.

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News: 2023 Fisker Ocean Introduced

Clean Fleet Report

The production-ready 2023 Fisker Ocean debuted at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show to an interested group of industry insiders and journalists. Company CEO and founder Henrik Fisker has had a hand in designing the BMW Z8, the Aston Martin DB9 and the V8 Vantage, and the Fisker Karma. Swimming with the Big Boys.

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