Author Archives: James Ayre

Volkswagen’s Cumulative Dieselgate Costs Now Total ~$30 Billion

September 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Volkswagen's cumulative "costs" related to the ongoing diesel vehicle emissions cheating scandal now total around $30 billion (~€25 billion), following the company's report that it was booking an additional €2.5 billion provision related to hardware fixes for affected vehicles in the


Super Malaria The New Thing … But This Is Just The Beginning

September 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The modern world has a problem of overspecialization. The limits of extrapolating generalized truths from what can be observed in limited contexts and over limited periods of times have become more and more apparent in recent years as the blowback of the industrialized way of life, and its associated ways of thinking and interacting with the world, have begun intensifying


Audi Shows Off Its First All-Electric Formula E Race Car

September 29th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Audi has now completed work on its first all-electric race car, to be used for the Formula E series of racing events. Audi unveiled the new race car at an event in Neuberg, Germany. The new Audi e-tron FE04, as its known, was developed with Audi's partner Schaeffler — the firms together comprising part of Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler — and utilizes a "completely new" powertrain design



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