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Sales of US pick-ups surge despite market slowdown 
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6th Aug 2020
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Sales of US pick-ups surge despite market slowdown 

US pick-up sales in Australia are continuing at record pace, with Ram and Chevrolet posting big gains in the grip of the coronavirus crisis – and now the Melbourne facility that remanufactures them in right-hand-drive is struggling to keep up with demand. The Ram Trucks Australia assembly line has been running 24-hours a day, five days a week for more than a year – and the adjacent Chevrolet Silverado facility is also running at maximum capacity.
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Joshua Dowling
Ex-Google and Uber engineer sentenced to prison for autonomous vehicle data theft
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6th Aug 2020
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Ex-Google and Uber engineer sentenced to prison for autonomous vehicle data theft

Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer who pleaded guilty to stealing company secrets before joining Uber’s autonomous vehicle program, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay more than $850,000 (approximately AU$1.17 million) in fines and reimbursement. Levandowski entered into a plea deal in March of this year after declaring bankruptcy, and was sentenced earlier this week in San Francisco.
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William Davis
2021 Kia Picanto price and specs
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6th Aug 2020
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2021 Kia Picanto price and specs

The 2021 Kia Picanto has landed in Australian showrooms, with the facelifted hatchback range ushering in increased prices and upgraded exterior styling and fresh infotainment features. The Picanto, which was Australia's top-selling micro car for July 2020, has risen in price by between $300 and $800 depending on the variant, but retained its sub-$15,000 entrypoint (before on-road costs).
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Susannah Guthrie
Electric car power accepted as payment for parking in Japan
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5th Aug 2020
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Electric car power accepted as payment for parking in Japan

Nissan Leaf drivers in Japan can now pay for parking with electricity from their vehicle. The proof-of-concept experiment, at Nissan’s Pavilion exhibition space in Yokohama, allows EV owners to pay for their stay by feeding battery power back into a localised grid. The Pavilion opened on August 1, 2020, and will run until October 23. It is an arena for the Japanese manufacture to show off new technologies.
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William Davis
2021 Kia Stinger facelift spied without disguise - UPDATE
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5th Aug 2020
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2021 Kia Stinger facelift spied without disguise - UPDATE

UPDATE: the 2021 Kia Stinger has now been detailed, and the 'bad' news is Australia won't see any engine upgrades. Details here. The updated 2021 Kia Stinger has been spied on South Korean roads without a hint of camouflage, suggesting a debut could be just weeks away. These latest images come to us via enthusiast site The Korean Car Blog.
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Mike Stevens