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Lamborghini Earthquake Shutdown Discussed

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Production screeched to a halt for several Italian automakers including Lamborghini after earthquakes shook the country starting May 20. Finally, Lamborghini is offering insight to how its line was actually affected by the disaster. Continue Reading...

SIM-LEI EV Revealed With 206 Mile Range

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Take a good look at this car, because if you were next to it at a stop light there’s a good chance it would beat you off the line by a long shot. It’s the SIM-LEI EV, built by the SIM Company, founded in 2009 at Japan’s Keio University. What separates it from the other EVs on the block is SIM’spreference to… Continue Reading...

Highly Radioactive Cars Being Sold Illegally in Japan

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If you thought the risk of buying a flood car after Hurricane Katrina was serious, imagine having your health threatened just from being near the car. That’s exactly what’s been happening in Japan, where unsuspecting consumers are being sold dangerously radioactive cars that belonged to people living in Fukushima and the surrounding area after the… Continue Reading...

Driver Captures March 11 Tsunami From Inside Car [Video]

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A fearless driver captured footage of the March 11 tsunami from inside his car. Yu Muroga was driving to work the morning of the March 11 disaster, when he filmed the destruction on the city streets. Some drivers made a run for it while other drivers stayed inside. There was likely a higher probability of… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Auction Nets $724,000 for Dissaster Relief in Japan

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Japan’s wealthy elite brought out their wallets this past weekend for a more than worthy cause; rebuilding the country they call home. At an event hosted by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and attended by Italian ambassador Vincenzo Petrone and Japanese Minister of Industry Banri Kaieda, a total of $724,000 was raised to help the… Continue Reading...

Mazda Is Back To Normal Production Levels After Earthquake Disaster

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Mazda has officially announced that the assembly plants in Japan are back to normal operational levels. The Japanese automaker predicts that it will be able to achieve a domestic production volume of 900,000 units during the current fiscal year (April 2011- March 2012). The company is also predicting sales revenue of 2.19 trillion yen based… Continue Reading...

Toyota And Honda Plan To Hire 5,000 Workers As Japan’s Industry Recovers

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Toyota and Honda plan to hire as many as 5,000 temporary workers in Japan for the first time in more than a year as the automotive industry recovers from the March 11 earthquake. Toyota will be hiring between 3,000 and 4,000 temporary workers from mid-July as the company plans to increase production in October. This… Continue Reading...
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