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SEC sues Faraday Future over false statements to investors
The SEC is investigating members of Faraday Futures’ management team. This comes after an internal investigation revealed that the company had increased the reservation figures for FF 91. The investigation also found that the company was dishonest about Yueting Jia’s role in the company. It found that “Mr. Jia’s commitment to the management of the company […] was more important than what had been represented for some investors. ” Faraday future joins other EV startups including Nikola and Lordstown Motors to be investigated by the Commission.
2023 Toyota GR Corolla is a rally-inspired hatch with 300 hp, AWD and a manual
The Toyota Corolla GR is here to prove that the popular compact can be more than just a sensible car loved by families. And, unlike the GR Yaris, this one actually makes a prominent stateside. It’s the result of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing arm, which has given the Corolla hatchback a rally-inspired redesign. The engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder with 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. It is only available with a six-speed manual, connected to a four-wheel drive system. As expected, the chassis and suspension have also received the GR treatment and it is driven on 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires.
The BMW i3 eDrive35L is a fully electric 3-series with a long wheelbase for China
The new BMW i3 eDrive35L is a China-exclusive version with a long wheelbase of the 3 Series that may only be able to preview the model’s global facelift. The name “eDrive35L” helps (albeit awkwardly) to distinguish the EV sedan from BMW’s first battery-powered battery-powered vehicle, the i3 hatchback. The new LED headlights will probably be included in the 3-series life cycle update, while the car also has a redesigned front bumper with different air intakes and a new rear bumper.
Elon Musk takes a hit in the UAW after officially pleading guilty to embezzling $ 2.2 million
The UAW stole millions from workers, while Tesla has turned many workers into millionaires (through stock subsidies). Subtle, but important difference.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 29, 2022
Elon Musk’s aversion to unions is well documented, with the technical CEO convinced that Tesla will do better without them. So it’s not surprising that Musk took to Twitter to knock out the UAW when a former official pleaded guilty to embezzlement and money laundering. “UAW stole millions from workers, while Tesla has turned many workers into millionaires (via stock subsidies). Subtle but important difference,” he said. Although there was no hard data to back up these claims, depending on the situation, employees paid with share grants have indeed become millionaires.On the other hand, there is no guarantee that a Tesla employee would not be able to commit similar crimes either.
Jeep teases Wrangler Magneto 2.0 before Easter safari
Ahead of Easter Jeep Safari 2022, a new Wrangler has been teased, which may indicate that a fully electric version is on the cards. The image shared by the brand shows little besides a decal with “Magneto 2.0” on it and a fun hood – probably a follow-up to the first fully electric Magneto concept that was shown at last year’s event. It will be accompanied by two 4xe concepts as well as several other off-road concepts that Jeep has planned for the Easter safari, which takes place between April 9-17 in Moab, Utah.
New Ford Equator Sport debuts in China as a smaller sibling to the equator
Equator Sport has been launched in China. Built locally by Jiangling-Ford, it is billed as a smaller and sportier version of the standard equator. Although they share a similar look, the Equator Sport is smaller and has five seats as opposed to the seven in the fat equator. It also gets a smaller engine. While the equator is powered by a 2.0 EcoBoost engine, the Sport has a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 168 hp (125 kW / 170 hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque that is sent to the front axle through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
O Canada, a limited edition of 10 special McLaren 720S Supercars is on its way to the Great White North
To celebrate ten years of McLaren’s presence in Canada, Pfaff Automotive Partners has created a unique package (using McLaren Special Operations) for the 720S. Black, with orange accents, Canada 10th Anniversary MSO will be limited to just ten examples. Each car comes with a maple leaf in the bonnet rim, as well as some choices, including the electro-chrome-plated roof.
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Samsung lets Galaxy users repair their own phones
The latest win for the right to repair the business comes from the Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung. The company has announced a program that allows users to repair their own devices, where third-party companies, including iFixit, get access to genuine parts and tools, as well as step-by-step repair guides, CNN reports.
Report Suggest metabetic company to undermine TikTok
Facebook paid a company to damage the reputation of the rival social network TikTok. According to The Washington Post, Facebook hired a Republican consulting firm to stage a nationwide campaign, including publishing comments and letters in regional newspapers and promoting stories about TikTok trends.