Geely has announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with ElectroMobility Poland to supply its Geely Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform to EMP to develop a series of electric cars for EMP’s new Izera brand. Geely will also be EMP’s technology partner for the project.

EMP is backed by the Polish government and essentially Izera will be Poland’s first domestic brand in generations. EMP’s website says Poland is the largest European sales market for new cars without its own homegrown car brand so the Izera brand can be a catalyst for the development of Polish auto part and component manufacturers. Sounds very familiar, doesn’t it? Without a domestic brand currently, the auto parts industry is already the second largest industrial sector in Poland.

The first car that Izera will be developing on the SEA platform is of course a compact SUV, which is one of the most popular bodytypes

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Much has been made of the roll out of ultra-fast charging (UFC) in different pockets across the globe. Pioneered by Tesla Motors, epitomised by Porsche in 2020 and challenged by mass market electric vehicle (EV) models like the Hyundai Ioniq and Kia EV6 more recently, UFC embodies a quest which seeks to match charge times of EVs to the refuelling of a conventional vehicle.

In May 2022, StoreDot, an Israeli start-up previously profiled by Automotive World, demonstrated a live example of its extreme fast-charging (XFC) batteries, recharging 100 miles in five minutes—referred to as ‘100in5.’ Founded on the mission to ‘reduce range anxiety’, StoreDot has ambitions to reach 100 miles recharge in three minutes by 2028 and 100 miles in two minutes by 2032—100in3 and 100in2, respectively.

But is such a dramatic shift in battery innovation in the next decade realistic? Moreover, is it even necessary?

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2022 Lexus LX Ultra LuxuryAt the top of the Lexus SUV line, the LX was all-new for 2022. So it didn’t need much of an update for the 2023 model year. Prices are increasing slightly, and Lexus has made a few minor tweaks to trim and color options.

The base model adds a heated steering wheel to its standard equipment list, and rear-seat entertainment screens now come with covers.

The Ultra Luxury trim now gets traditionally engraved Takanoha wood trim and the option of a gorgeous orange-hued leather upholstery Lexus calls Sunflare. And the F-Sport Handling trim is now available with the muted shade Lexus calls Nori Green Pearl — quickly becoming a signature color.

Otherwise, the 2023 LX is the 2022 LX, complete with 409-horsepower twin-turbo V6 and standard 4-wheel drive. Since Toyota removed the Land Cruiser from the U.S. market for 2023, it remains the only way to get the brand’s hyper-capable

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Eastwood has released a full line of shop presses to make all the bending, stamping, and bearing you need to do as easy as it can be. 

Here are the options:
There’s the featherweight 10 Ton Hydraulic Benchtop Shop Press,
the middleweight 12 Ton Floor Shop Press,
and the heavyweight 20 Ton Floor Shop Press.

There are some huge benefits to the “ram” style of press that we went with. Especially when compared to our competitors that offer a “bottle jack” style press. These three presses do have a lot in common, so let’s start with the design. 

All three presses and me. (…making a patented silly face) 


All of these presses are ram presses rather than bottle jack presses. The huge advantage of this design is that it allows the ram to slide left and right, allowing you to press off center from the frame.

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You get in your car about to head to work and – ding! A dashboard light indicator turns on. When lights turn on, it can be confusing to know which ones to pay attention to immediately, and which ones can wait. As you’ll see below, some of the vehicle performance issues that prompt dashboard indicator lights can lead to you being stranded or getting into an accident, so it’s important to follow up with them promptly to protect your safety and the integrity of your vehicle.

Here are eight indicators that you should always pay attention to – what they might look like, what they might mean and what to do when you see them.

  1. Check engine light – The check engine light appears as an engine icon and indicates that your engine may need maintenance. The check engine light can represent a whole host of issues and will likely
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