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Amazon might buy self-driving startup Zoox, report says

Amazon sees value in self-driving cars.


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Amazon has made a few notable investments in recent years seemingly outside of its realm as a massive online retailer and technology company. When it comes to the auto industry, investment in the EV startup Rivian is the most notable example, and we learned the two had hatched plans for a purpose-built delivery van.

Now, it looks like Amazon has its eyes on self-driving technology. Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the online retailer is in talks to purchase self-driving technology startup Zoox for somewhere in the ballpark of $3.2 billion. The purchase would

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Harley-Davidson plans to save itself by selling fewer bikes, report says

Harley is going to pare down the production of slow-selling models as its factories spin back up.


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Harley-Davidson was in trouble before all of the coronavirus shutdowns, and things haven’t gotten a lot better in the interim. But now, as H-D’s factories in the US start to get back to work, the company has a new plan to break itself out of its longtime funk.

Part of that involves paring operations back — specifically production. The company is going to be making fewer models, with fewer available options and in fewer colors, and then they’re going to

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Tesla eyes Austin and Tulsa for Cybertruck production, report says

Made in Austin? Or Tulsa?


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Tesla has reportedly narrowed it down to two cities to build a new US Gigafactory for Cybertruck production, and they are Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Associated Press reported on the finalists last Friday and cited sources close to the matter that could not be identified due to the project’s secrecy. The source said Tesla officials recently visited Tulsa to view two potential sites for the Gigafactory. Not only would the factory produce the highly anticipated Cybertruck, but it would provide a central production plant for the Model Y SUV.

Tulsa

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Ford Bronco, Mustang Mach-E launches delayed, report says

We’ll still see the Bronco this spring, but a launch is further out now.


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The coronavirus pandemic threw automakers a curveball, so delays are hardly a surprise. Ford a big year planned, and unfortunately this means a couple key cars will likely come a little later.

The Detroit News reported Friday that both the Ford Bronco and the electric Mustang Mach-E are subject to delays. The news comes after Ford’s product chief, Hau Thai-Tang, mentioned the hurdles the pandemic created at a Bank

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