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These Cars Are Out of Production and Discontinued for 2022
Bouchard Transportation’s Tugs and Barges Auctioned Off
Car chip shortage to abate, smartphones could be next: industry execs
New York Jets assistant coach dies following bicycle accident
Lightyear One Electric Sedan To Be Produced By Valmet Automotive
1 killed in collision between train, vehicle in Douglas County
Washington transportation crew clears Seattle homeless encampment after arrests connected to rock-throwing
Texas dashcam shows illegal immigrants pour out of smuggler’s car after pursuit
30% tax credit for electric bikes makes progress in US Senate
Automotive Hall of Fame to induct Jay Leno, industry leaders
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Family hits Boston traffic, baby born inside vehicle on Southeast Expressway

the boy’s name is Xavier and he decided to come on the Southeast expressway in Milton. A few weeks early. A few weeks and a few exits early firefighter john Wells holding baby Xavier earlier this afternoon, Just minutes after he was born, Stoughton family stuck in traffic on 93 northbound on the way to the hospital. It’s a lot of chaos on the expressway, especially on a day to day, won’t have a lot of traffic logistically getting ambulances out to the highway can be busy, it can take some time. The couple made the decision to pull over shortly after dad delivered the baby on his own in the breakdown lane before emergency crews arrived as a parent, I think any parent just wants to know uh the baby’s healthy and that moms healthy so that’s the end result. You know, we got what we needed. Then an ambulance from South Shore Hospital happened to be driving by and helped with cutting and clamping the umbilical cord. Firefighters then brought the baby to a brewster ambulance, which was also nearby. Then loaded Mom on the stretcher, taking them both to Beth Israel deaconess Medical Center thumbs up in a pat on the back. For dad for a job well done all around. It was mom’s third. But for the dad, having a boy on Father’s Day weekends, pretty cool again. Mom and the baby are said to be doing just fine tonight. We’re in Longwood. I’m Peter Iliopoulos, WCVB News Center Five. Okay.

Family hits Boston traffic, baby born inside vehicle on Southeast Expressway

A Massachusetts mother and baby were resting comfortably Thursday night at a Boston area hospital, after the infant’s mother gave birth on the Southeast Expressway earlier in the day. We’re told the baby’s father delivered the infant inside their vehicle, which pulled into the breakdown lane near Exit 11 in Milton Thursday morning. The family said Baby Zavier was due in July, but his mother went into labor early at their Stoughton home and the family got stuck in traffic on their way to the hospital. “He decided to come on the Southeast Expressway in Milton a few weeks early,” firefighter John Wells, who met the family along the side of the highway, said. Wells said baby Zavier was crying, had good colors and appeared healthy.”It was mom’s third, but for the dad having a boy on Father’s Day weekend, that’s pretty cool,” Wells said. An ambulance arrived at the scene a short time later and brought both mom and baby Zavier to Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, where both were doing well Thursday night.

A Massachusetts mother and baby were resting comfortably Thursday night at a Boston area hospital, after the infant’s mother gave birth on the Southeast Expressway earlier in the day.

We’re told the baby’s father delivered the infant inside their vehicle, which pulled into the breakdown lane near Exit

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2021
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Girard transportation company forced to stop all rides after parts stolen from entire fleet

GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A company that provides transportation to people with special needs had to halt operations Monday morning after their fleet was targeted by destructive thieves.

The catalytic converters were stolen from an entire fleet of PCS (Person Centered Services) Transportation/Active Day’s vehicles at some point over the weekend, according to Trumbull Director Sherry Christner.

The company is located in the 500 block of Rush Blvd., which is where the large vans and buses were parked.

Christner noticed the problem around 6 a.m. Monday when she went out to start one of the vehicles.

On the lot, there were cables dangling from underneath the buses PCS provides and coordinates rides for people with disabilities and serve about 100 people per day at the Girard locations.

She told police this is not the first time catalytic converters have been stolen from them.

“This is the second time that this has happened to us. First time was back in Thanksgiving time when we were off for break. We came back and they had hit us,” Christner said.

The company is working to set up a transportation solution moving forward for the rest of the week.

PCS/Active Day provides and coordinates integrated vocational, recreational, leisure, social, volunteer and educational activities for individuals with disabilities to enhance career opportunities.

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2021
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Audi CEO reveals timetable for brand to become electric-only

BERLIN — Audi will end development of new internal combustion engine models by the end of 2026 and focus solely on full-electric drivetrains, German media reports said.

After 2026, the automaker will only develop battery-powered models, according to Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News Europe, and a report in German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung

The decision was announced by Audi CEO Markus Duesmann at a management meeting at the automaker’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Thursday, according to the reports, which cited company sources.

Although Audi plans to stop production of new gasoline, diesel and hybrid cars, its new models launched by 2026 will continue to be built and sold until the early 2030s. After that time, Audi will become a purely electric car maker.

According to Automobilwoche, the A3 and A4 will not have combustion-engine successors but will be replaced by the battery-powered A3 e-tron and A4 e-tron. The electric evolution of Audi’s A5 and A6 models will follow a similar timetable, German industry paper Handelsblatt said.

The last internal combustion engine model built by Audi will likely be the Q8, which will launch in 2026 alongside an electric variant, the Q8 e-tron. The internal combustion engine Q8 will then be produced until 2032, Handelsblatt said, citing unnamed sources within Audi.

In April, Audi announced plans to sell the A6 e-tron full-electric car alongside the standard A6 internal combustion engine models when it goes on sale in early 2023. An A6 e-tron concept unveiled at the Shanghai auto show in April has a 100-kilowatt-hour battery that will allow a range of over 700 km (435 miles) in production form.

It will be Audi’s second vehicle built on the PPE (premium platform electric) architecture developed with Porsche, following the Q6 e-tron large SUV due to be launched in the second half of 2022.

Audi plans to expand its full-electric lineup to 20 models globally by 2025, Duesmann said in March. Audi and Volkswagen Group sister brand Porsche plan to sell 7 million cars based on the PPE platform by 2030.

Audi’s current full-electric cars are the e-tron, e-tron Sportback and e-tron GT. The e-tron and e-tron Sportback are based on Audi’s MLB Evo platform while the e-tron GT shares its J1 platform with the Porsche Taycan.