Category archives for: Autos

Volkswagen Plants To Restart European Facilities

Volkswagen is planning to restart production at sites closed last month. The German firm said VW brand plants in Zwickau, Germany, and Bratislava, Slovakia, will resume production on April 20. VW’s plan to reopen plants comes as the German government considers relaxing restrictions next week on some businesses while keeping social distancing rules in place […]

GM Receives Permit To Test Its Cruise Autonomous Vehicles

General Motors’ Cruise Automation unit now can carry passengers in California.Cruise received a permit to test its all-electric, self-driving cars on public roads in the state while carrying passengers, according to a statement from Cruise. The permit will allow Cruise to test under specific guidelines.The AV will be able to carry passengers as long as […]

Porsche Looks To Open Its First European Pop-up Store

Porsche is hoping to succeed where other brands, including fellow German brand Opel, have failed, with its first pop-up store in Europe. The sports-car maker plans to open the store in April close to its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Porsche will use its ‘Porsche Now’ store format that can be used flexibly and at short […]

Tesla May Start Using Cobalt-Free Batteries

While EV’s have zero tailpipe emissions, they do still do have green issues to solves. While auto makers cannot control how electricity is produces to power their vehicles. Sadly, coal fire plants are still a major method of making juice which EVs need. The auto makers do have control of the batteries that power the […]

Honda Issues Recall Notice For Nearly 250K late Model Odyssey Mini Vans

Honda has issued a recall for its popular Odyssey for model years 2018–2020, over a a risk of fire occurring in the third-row seat. There are 241,339 potentially affected minivans in the U.S., the automaker said in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The problem could occur if the wire harness […]

Hyundai Selects EV Start-Up Canoo As Its EV Platform Partner

Hyundai has enlisted a Los Angeles startup to help create a “skateboard” platform the South Korean auto giant can use for a range of lower-cost electric cars and trucks. Under the technical partnership, Canoo, which plans to start a subscription service for consumers to use its pod-like electric vans, will work with Hyundai and subsidiary […]

Chevy To Refresh Its Equinox For 2021 With Updated Details

Chevrolet will launch a freshened 2021 Equinox — with an RS trim option, restyled grille and redesigned front and rear fascias — this year. Chevy gave a preview of the updates at the Chicago Auto Show recently. It will hit showrooms in the fall. The latest changes are “really about the front and rear fascia […]

Ford Reworks Top Management, After Poor Earnings Estimate

Ford has just announced a surprise executive shakeup today where Joe Hinrichs is retiring and Jim Farley will be come the motor company’s chief operating officer role. Before this news, both have been viewed as potential successors to CEO Jim Hackett. Farley will report directly to Jim Hackett, who took the the CEO role at […]

The VW 2021 Atlas Debuts At The Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen has unveiled the new 2021 Atlas at the Chicago Auto Show today. The refreshed seven-seater sports an updated design along with interior upgrades and new driver-assistance features while still maintaining an friendly infotainment and ergonomics that made the outgoing model so popular. “The Atlas has been a huge success story for Volkswagen of America, […]

Toyota Launches New Safety System Driven By Big Data

Toyota Motor Corp unveiled an emergency safety system on Monday that uses big data to ignore the accelerator if it determines the driver steps on the pedal unintentionally. Japan’s biggest car maker will roll out what it calls an “accelerator suppression function” in new cars from this summer, beginning in Japan. The system is a […]

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