Category archives for: Autos

Tesla 2019 Shareholder Meeting Had Talk Of 400-mile Range Vehicles And Submarine Cars

Tesla in 2018 delivered more than 245,000 vehicles and a gigawatt hour of energy storage, with the latter number set to double next year. Half of all global electric-vehicle battery production, Musk said, came from Tesla factories. Twice in 2018, Tesla turned quarterly profits. The Model 3 outsold most of its competitors in the US—the […]

Mercedes To Roll Out New Compact Crossover To The US

Mercedes-Benz’s first seven-seater compact crossover will arrive at U.S. dealerships in late 2019. The automaker on Monday introduced the new GLB in Salt Lake City, carving out yet another niche in the burgeoning crossover market. “It feels like a younger brother of a mix of the GLS and the G,” Daimler CEO Ola Källenius said. […]

Chevy Trailblazer To Be Resurrected As A Compact Crossover Vehicle

General Motors is resurrecting the Chevrolet Trailblazer as a small crossover, padding the U.S. lineup at its biggest division with another crossover as more Americans abandon the traditional sedan. The 2021 Trailblazer will slot between the subcompact Chevrolet Trax and compact Chevrolet Equinox, the company said Wednesday. The vehicle, which was unveiled last month in […]

VW Reworking Battery Supply With Samsung Plans In Question

Volkswagen Group is rethinking it battery-purchasing plan worth $56 billion due to concerns  over it supply deal with Samsung may hit major road bumps per a report by the Automotive News Europe. VW has already announced a project to build a domestic battery-cell factory in Germany with Swedish startup Northvolt. VW’s electric vehicle plans will […]

Audi Kills TT And R8 As It Moves To Become An EV Powerhouse

Audi plans to have 20 all-electric models by 2025 But in the to an EV future, the German audio firm will kill the TT and R8 sports cars since they fit into the future lineup of EVs. The very popular TT was introduced in 1998, while the Audi R8 mid-engine, 2-seater sports car came along […]

Cadillac Will Launch The CT4-V AND CT5-V Next Week

Cadillac will roll-out the CT4-V and CT5-V (see above) at an press event on May 30 in the Detroit, MI. The CT5 sportback debuted at the New York auto show without GM dishes on full details like price and packages. We do know the CT5 is based on Alpha platform. Even less has been confirmed […]

General Motors’ Maven And Maven Gig Exiting Some US Markets

General Motors‘ mobility brand Maven is ending operations in several major U.S. markets. Maven will exit in New York, Chicago and other US markets. Maven car-sharing will remain in Detroit and Los Angeles. In some markets, the firm will keep car-sharing services available for consumers while closing down Maven Gig. Maven Gig is a short-term […]

Ford Plans To Cut 7,000 White-Collar Jobs World Wide

Ford revealed details of long-in-the-works restructuring  today. A major part of the plan is cutting 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide – around 10% of its global salaried workforce. Ford says the plan will save about $600 million per year by eliminating bureaucracy and increasing the number of workers reporting to each manager. In the U.S. about […]

Honda Reveals Name Of Its Upcoming Small EV

Honda will call its new small electric car the Honda E when it goes on sale in Europe next year. The EV will debut in production form at the Frankfurt auto show in September after being previewed by two concepts, the most recent at the Geneva auto show in March. The E is built on […]

Illinois Lawmakers Propose $1000 Fee For Electric Cars

Owners of all-electric vehicles in Illinois may get a huge shock to the wallet — thanks to a proposed $1,000 annual registration fee. The proposed hike is more than 57 times the current yearly fee of $17.50 for electric vehicle owners in the state. It’s part of proposed legislation that also targets the owners of […]

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