Category archives for: Autos

BMW Will More Than Doubles Capacity Of Its U.S. Production Lithium Ion Battery Capacity

BMW plans to double its U.S. production capacity for lithium ion battery packs at its U.S. factory to support electric vehicle output at its largest global plant. The new, higher performing, fourth-generation batteries will be assembled on-site for the BMW X5 and BMW X3 plug-in hybrid electric variants. The 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e Sports Activity […]

Tesla Opens V3 Supercharger Station In Sin City

Tesla announced on Thursday that its latest V3 Supercharging station was open in Las Vegas, by the High Roller and the Linq hotel. Tesla is working with Caesars Entertainment, which owns the Linq hotel, to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025. The new station is a full-featured Tesla charging station which sports both brand-new […]

Mercedes X-Class Pickup Is Coming To The End Of The Road

Mercedes-Benz X-class pickup may come to an end per a news report by the Automotive News Europe. The x-Class pickup has been sold since 2017,  with only 16,700 unit sold around the world per the Automotive News Europe story. Daimler’s manufactures the pickup with the aid of Renault-Nissan.  The X class uses the same platform […]

Oliver Zipse Is The New Chairman Of BMW AG

Oliver Zipse will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG effective on 16 August 2019. The company’s Supervisory Board made this decision today during its meeting in Spartanburg, South Carolina . Zipse will succeed Harald Krüger, who informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the beginning of July […]

Sporty New All Electric Mini Cooper Offers 114 Mile Range

Mini’s first series-production battery electric vehicle is better suited for a spirited run across town than a lengthy road trip. On Tuesday, BMW’s iconic British brand launched the Mini Cooper SE. Assembly begins in November in Oxford, U.K., with U.S. deliveries expected in early 2020. U.S. pricing was not disclosed, but it will start at […]

Daimler AG Debuts The Mercedes-AMG CLA45, CLA45 S 4Matic+ Sport Sedans

Mercedes has announces the new AMG CLA45 and CLA45 S 4Matic+ sedans. These autos are performance-oriented versions of the second-generation CLA. The new CLA45 and the S have received both mechanical and visual updates to set it apart from thet AMG CLA 35. These news AMGs are powered by a2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine (M139) -420hp […]

EU Looking Into Spain’s Grant To PSA Group

European Commission’s antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into Spain’s plan to grant 20.7 million euros ($23.4 million) to PSA Group‘s plant in the north west of the country. The Commission said the Spanish aid may have given the country an unfair advantage in attracting the PSA project or that it may even be unnecessary. […]

Mazda Recalling New Mazda 3s Due To Lug Nut Defect

Mazda is recalling 25,003 (24,865  in the US) new Mazda 3s for a defect in wheel lug nuts.  16,555 of the recalled autos are still on dealer lots with the auto maker halting deliveries until the recall has been completed. The recall affects cars built between September 25, 2018, and May 3, 2019. The issue […]

Renault And Nissan Ink An Partnership With Waymo For Driverless Tech

Waymo, is the commercial spin-off of Google’s self-driving car project, has entered into a partnership with Renault Group and Nissan Motor Co. to aid in development of self-driving systems for a range of vehicles for passengers and goods. The companies will work together exclusively to develop technology for vehicles that may be deployed in France […]

Tesla Model 3 RWD LR Is No More

Tesla reportedly is discontinuing the Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive version of the Model 3. The Long-Range RWD was the first version of the Model 3, introduced in mid-2017. In recent months, Tesla removed the LR RWD and Standard Range RWD from the online design studio, offering the two only through direct call or visiting a […]

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