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Nissan Z, Genesis GV60, and a Tesla Robot

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Photo credit: Nissan

Regulators released a warning this week that a flaw in some BlackBerry software (you remember BlackBerry, right?) could make the cars that use it vulnerable to hackers. A determined criminal could exploit the bug to overwhelm the software and cause it to crash or freeze. BMW, Ford, and Volkswagen use the software in question to help power their cars’ driver assistance systems. Regulators say they are not aware of any instances in which BlackBerry’s system has been exploited, but count this as a reminder to keep your eyes on the road, even if you think your car is watching the road for you.

This Week in Sheetmetal

Nissan finally unveiled the production version of its new Z sports car, and we’re happy to report that it is almost indistinguishable from a prototype we saw last year. We once thought Nissan would call this rear-wheel-drive two-seater

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How the 2023 Nissan Z Compares to Toyota Supra, 86 and Mazda Miata

For the first time since 2008, the automotive world has been introduced to a new member of Nissan’s Z-car lineage. The all-new 2023 Nissan Z ditches the numerical nomenclature of its predecessors and promises to be the best-performing iteration of the nameplate yet.

The new Z has some stiff competition. If you’re in the market for a front-engine, rear-drive, two-door performance car, the Z is just one of many machines you might consider. We’ve compiled some information on how the Z stands up to every sports coupe on the market today.

A Potent Powertrain

As had been suggested for months, the Z is powered by a twin-turbocharged DOHC 3.0-liter V-6 engine—specifically, Nissan’s VR30DDTT motor, found in the Infiniti Q50 and Q60. In the Z, this engine will crank out 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

That’s pretty much neck-and-neck with the 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of

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Nissan invests $1.4B in the UK with battery plant and new EV

Japanese car giant Nissan has invested $1.4 billion in an EV hub in the UK, to supercharge its European electric future and give a massive boost to the British automotive industry.

The company announced today its plan to build a huge battery plant in Sunderland that is said to produce 10,000 vehicles per year, including a new-generation electric crossover.

Who and how

Nissan has partnered up with the Chinese battery tech company Envision AESC and Sunderland City Council on the project.

The plant itself will be built by Envision, which will invest $621 million to manufacture what will be the UK’s first gigafactory. Strategically placed next to Nissan’s plant in the same area, it will support the automaker’s battery supply. 

The new gigafactory will have an initial capacity of 9GWh, but could reach up to 25GWh by 2030 with a potential future $2.5 million investment by Envision.

Nissan itself will

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Nissan announces major UK electric car expansion

Car worker at Nissan Sunderland

Car worker at Nissan Sunderland

Nissan has announced a major expansion of electric vehicle production at its car plant in Sunderland which will create 1,650 new jobs.

The Japanese carmaker says it will build its new-generation all-electric model at the site.

Its partner, Envision AESC, will also build a new electric battery plant.

The new electric vehicle hub, launched with £1bn worth of investment, will also support thousands of jobs in the UK supply chain.

Of that £1bn, Nissan said it would invest up to £423m to produce a new-generation all-electric vehicle in the UK, building on the success of its existing electric car, the Leaf.

Production of the new model will create 909 new jobs and more than 4,500 in its UK supply chain.

Other production locations have not yet been confirmed. More details about the new vehicle will be released closer to the car’s launch date.

Envision’s new

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