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A silicon chip shortage is causing automakers to idle their factories

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images You may have noticed that it’s difficult to get ahold of new high-end graphics cards and game consoles these days. In large part, that’s due to an ongoing global shortage affecting semiconductor foundries. As it turns out, the problem is even more pronounced in the auto industry. In fact, …

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Crypto User Builds a Mining Rig in the Back of His BMW Hybrid Car With Six Graphic Cards

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A U.S. cryptocurrency miner installed a mining rig in a particular place with the motivation to “annoy gamers.” Simon Byrne installed the full infrastructure in the back of his BMW i8 hybrid car.</strong> Miner Is Trying to Create a ‘Crypto Utopia’ According to PC Gamer, Byrne fit six Nvidia RTX 3080s graphic …

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Audi and BMW to both leave Formula E—here’s why that’s OK

When Audi revealed its FE07 race car last week, it didn’t tell us it would be the company’s last Formula E car. Audi Two days later, BMW also announced that season seven would be its last in the electric racing series, stating that it had learned all it could from competing. BMW Although this coming …

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BMW’s iX is a flagship electric SUV with 300 miles of range

BMW is finally showing the production version of its iNext electric vehicle after seemingly endless teasing. TechCrunch reports that BMW used its #NEXTGen2020 event to introduce the iX, an electric SUV that represents major strides forward from early EVs like the i3. Most notably, the EV boasts a more competitive powerplant than earlier models. BMW …

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BMW’s motorsport division announces first EV based on the i4

BMW BMW M, the German automaker’s motorsport division, has announced that it’s developing its first battery-electric car based on the upcoming i4 EV. According to CarAdvice, BMW M CEO Markus Flasch has made the revelation during a press event for Australian media, where he also said that the car will be unveiled next year and …

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Turn up the sport, turn down the utility: The 2020 BMW X5 M and X6 M

BMW has given the current X5 and X6 SUVs the M treatment. BMW The X5 M, looking shiny outside some of Arizona’s finest midcentury architecture. BMW The differences between the X5 M and X6 M are really just cosmetic. BMW You can have the interior of either upholstered like a storm trooper. BMW I don’t …

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These streamliners are the world’s most aerodynamic cars

In 1980, Volkswagen built the ARVW concept car, the most aerodynamic vehicle it has ever created. It achieved a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.15. By contrast, most road cars have a Cd of between 0.3-0.4. Volkswagen The ARVW was able to reach 225mph (362km/h) at the Nardo high speed bowl. Volkswagen The Model 3 …

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