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China eases green rules to promote regular hybrids

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 18:54

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China re-classified petrol-electric hybrid vehicles on Monday so they get more favourable treatment than all-petrol or diesel counterparts under new clean car rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environment quotas and offer more choice. China has some of the world's strictest rules regarding the production of fossil-fuel vehicles, as it battles unhealthy levels of air pollution in its crowded cities. Plug-in hybrid technology differs from that of petrol-electric hybrid vehicles.

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Junkyard Gem: 1994 Subaru SVX

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 18:10
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F1 announces initiative aimed at tackling racism and inequality

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 15:17

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Formula One announced an initiative on Monday aimed at tackling racism and encouraging more diversity within the series. F1 said in a statement that “We Race As One” will also address issues surrounding inequality, sustainability and the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to four F1 races being canceled and delayed the season's start from mid-March to July. “We want our restart to show that as a sporting community we stand united against racism and we will do more to address inequality and di

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Alex Zanardi stable but in serious condition after handbike crash

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 13:27

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The condition of former Formula One driver and twice Champ Car champion Alex Zanardi remained stable but serious, a hospital statement said on Monday, after he suffered severe head injuries in a road accident while racing his handbike in Italy on Friday. "The third night of hospitalisation in intensive care has passed without variations," said the Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena. "The clinical conditions therefore remain unchanged in the cardio-respiratory and metabolic parameters wh

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Noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage at Talladega NASCAR race

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NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the elite Cup Series who just two weeks ago successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues. NASCAR said the noose was found on Sunday afternoon and vowed to do everything possible to find who was responsible and “eliminate them from the sport.” “As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only s

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Japan's long-dormant drivers get back on the road, and automakers see a market

Auto Blog News Feed - Sun, 06/21/2020 - 18:00

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Ryota Kawamata hadn't driven for more than a decade, but as Japan's COVID-19 crisis worsened in May, his employer near Tokyo rented him a car so he wouldn't have to use public transport. "There are places where I can't go without a car," said Kawamata, who recently paid 30,000 yen ($280) for a five-hour refresher course to hone his driving skills. As Japan emerges from its coronavirus lockdown, restaurants and offices are practicing social distancing, but public transport doesn't require it.

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