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Tesla partners with GE to install solar panels on Home Depot rooftops
Home Depot is targeting 135 megawatts of renewable energy production for its stores by 2020, and as part of that, the company has partnered with Tesla and GE to install solar panels at 50 of its retail locations, TechCrunch reports. http://tcrn.ch/2x8m2pd
Apple's new ARKit could make selling cars much easier
Apple's new Augmented Reality developer tools could make it much easier to sell cars online, TechCrunch reports. Virtual showrooms complete with vehicle models that can be viewed inside and out in 3D via iPhone, rather than expensive, dedicated in-store (or portable) hardware setups. http://tcrn.ch/2uMDzGE
Trademark filing hints at new eight-speed auto for Mercedes
Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to introduce an eight-speed automatic transmission, according to trademark filings spotted by Auto Guide. The gearbox will be called 8 G-Tronic, but which engines it will be bolted to is up in the air at this point.
FCA sitting out Frankfurt show
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced most of its brands will sit out the Frankfurt Auto Show. Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep will skip the event, while Dodge, Ram, and Chrysler were never on the roster to begin with. That means the group will be represented by Maserati.
Faraday Future could kill Formula E team
Faraday Future will allegedly pull out of Formula E in a bid to save cash, according to anonymous sources who spoke to The Verge. The company claims the rumors are false, and that it has already started testing for the fourth season of FE which starts in December.
Mazda RX-9 to debut this year?
Sources close to Mazda have revealed the company's next rotary-engined sports car will debut this fall at the Tokyo Auto Show. Named RX-9, the model will take the form of a coupe that will borrow styling cues from the RX-Vision concept shown at the last edition of the event.
China's Chery to show Europe-bound crossover in Frankfurt
Chinese automaker Chery will travel to next month's Frankfurt Auto Show to introduce a crossover developed for the European market. The model will go on sale "in the next few years," but it will wear an all-new nameplate created to help the brand expand its presence outside of China.