Category archives for: Autos

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 […]

Google Rolls Out A New Look For Android Auto

Google’s Android Auto is getting a fresh look for summer. Google announced the new look of the integrated system, which allows people to operate smartphones through a vehicle’s infotainment system, Monday in a blog post. From a design standpoint, Android Auto will have a dark background color combined with crisp accent colors. The interface will […]

Smart Cars Sales Will End In North America

Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) will discontinue sales of its full-electric Smart brand in the U.S. and Canada. The move was blamed a “declining micro-car market” in the U.S. and Canada, along with manufacturing costs. Canadian sales of Smart vehicles fell 6.3% to just 345 units in 2018. U.S. Smart sales plunged 58% in 2018 to 1,276 cars. […]

GM Will Invest $300 Million, Add 400 Jobs In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet Electric Vehicle

  General Motors announced plans to invest $1.8 billion and add 400 new jobs at manufacturing operations in six states, including $300 million and 400 new jobs at its Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit to produce a new full-electric Chevrolet vehicle. The investment, announced Friday by GM CEO Mary Barra at the Orion plant, […]

PSA Will Return To The US And Canada With The Peugeot Line

  After exiting the U.S. market in 1991, PSA Group is coming back with the It’s core brand- Peugeot. The French auto conglomerate will reintroduce Peugeot vehicles as part of a 10-year plan to sell cars again in North America, CEO Carlos Tavares said in Paris on Tuesday. They will originally be sourced from Europe […]

VW Plans To Drop Nearly $2 Billion In Ford Self-Driving Car Unit

Volkswagen Group is preparing to invest up to $1.7 billion in a self-driving joint venture centered on Ford Motor’s Argo AI unit, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing sources with knowledge of the discussions. VW is preparing to invest $600 million as an equity investment in Argo, the newspaper said, with each company owning […]

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