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A car or automobile is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for between one and six people, typically have four wheels and be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods. This definition includes cars and smaller SUVs - but not motorcycles, buses, trucks or vans. The term automobile is derived from Greek 'auto-' ("self") and Latin 'mobilis' ("movable"), referring to the fact that it "moves by itself".

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Mitsubishi i

The Mitsubishi i (三菱・i, Mitsubishi i) is a kei car from Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, first released on January 24, 2006. It debuted twenty eight months after its introduction as a concept car at the 60th Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003, and its innovative "rear midship" layout proved an immediate critical and commercial success, exceeding Mitsubishi's initial sales targets by 20 percent and winning four major awards in its first year.

Explaining the choice of name, the company claimed that "i" could represent the owner (I, the nominative personal pronoun) as an encouragement to personal expression, or innovation, intelligence and imagination, keywords in the car's development. It is also a play on the Japanese word for love, pronounced /aɪ/. (more...)

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Tesla ships Ludicrous+ power mode

2017-1-11 , ↵Tesla just pushed the software update to the performance models of their Tesla Model S P100D, allowing it to accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) from 0 in 2.4 seconds, down from the 2.5s of the previous iteration.[1] The software update increase the power of the 2 AC electric motors which make up the powertrain by 35 hp (26 kW), making the net power output 780 hp (582 kW). This update makes the P100D the second fastest accelerating production vehicle of all time, and the most number 1 most produced quickest accelerating vehicle of the 2010s. Even more wondrous is the fact that the title was taken by a nearly 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) four door liftback, and eclipsed the two door Porsche 918 Spyder.


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Nicolaus Otto

Nicolaus Otto

Nicolaus August Otto (June 14, 1832 Holzhausen, Nassau - January 26, 1891 Cologne) was the German inventor of the internal-combustion engine, the first engine to burn fuel directly in a piston chamber. Up until his invention, all engines were external-combustion engines and fuel was burned in a separate compartment.

In 1864, Otto co-founded an engine manufacturing business in Cologne. Along with his business partner Eugen Langen he established “N.A. Otto & Cie.”. This company exists today as “Deutz AG”, who boasts the fact that they are the world's oldest engine manufacturers, with over 140 years of experience. (more...)

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1917Ford Motor Company introduces the Model TT, its first truck.
1992Chrysler Corporation surprises Wall Street with a $178 million profit as the company emerges from its financial problems of the 1980s.
2006Acura reports that it has begun exporting US-made TL sedans to China

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—Sir John Egan, explaining the sale of Jaguar Cars to Ford

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  1. ^ Lambert, Fred (2017-01-11). "First Look at Tesla’s new ‘Ludicrous+’ enabling 2.4 second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in the Model S P100D". Electrek. Retrieved 2017-01-11.