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Mercedes And BMW Debut New EV Concepts At IAA Mobility

Mercedes EV IAA 2023

Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled new “close-to-production” concept vehicles that could outdo Tesla cars by going more than 466 miles on a single charge. That’s compared with a range of less than 380 miles for any Tesla model. The German automaker’s Concept CLA Class, revealed Sunday at the IAA Mobility auto show in Munich, comprises four […]

VinFast Opening Day Is Blockbuster, But The Next Day Is Harder

VinFast, an Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast, gained ane valuation surpassing that of US automakers Ford and General Motors (GM) on its first day of trading on NASDAQ yesterday (Aug. 15). VinFast started out with gasoline-powered models then moved over to EVs a couple years ago. In 2022 it started to ship autos abroad. […]

Volkswagen’s Tiguan, ID.4 Earned Top Grades For Car Seat Fit

Volkswagen announced today both the Volkswagen ID.4 EV (Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV) and Tiguan earned tops marks in Car Seat Fit Report Card. This marks the second year in a row the compact SUVs have been given top honors—they are two of only seven vehicles to earn “honor roll” status. “For parents looking to […]

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 […]

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