Month: March 2021

An Ohio state senator has introduced a bill that proponents say would allow electric-vehicle startup Lordstown Motors to sell directly to consumers in the state. Trade groups representing franchised dealerships and automakers said Tuesday they oppose the measure. The legislation, introduced Tuesday, would allow a manufacturer to own, operate or control “one or more licensed
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Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan Bill Pugliano | Getty Images DETROIT – Manufacturing employees in the city, such as autoworkers, are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine without any restrictions such as age or proof of preexisting conditions. The expanded eligibility for Detroit manufacturing workers marks a major expansion for autoworker
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A venture formed by Volkswagen Group, BMW and other automakers is in talks to substantially expand its European electric-car charging network to keep pace with rising sales of battery-powered vehicles. The automakers are considering additional funding for their Ionity consortium, which has been building out fast-charging points along European highways since 2017, emulating Tesla’s Supercharger
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen is considering whether to build a convertible version of its ID3 full-electric hatchback and has enlisted social media users to test support for the idea. VW Group CEO Herbert Diess has taken to Twitter and LinkedIn to ask followers what they think about a convertible EV, while brand boss Ralf Brandstätter said
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Cadillac CT5? What does it compare to? The 2021 CT5 is a style-forward mid-size luxury sedan with excellent underhood power and entertaining handling. Shop it against the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Audi A6, plus the Lexus ES and Volvo S90.  Is the 2021 Cadillac CT5 a good
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Volvo Cars has made official on Tuesday something CEO Hakan Samuelsson revealed in December: the automaker wants to be an electric-only brand by 2030. Samuelsson said Volvo expects to benefit as much from its intensified emphasis on sustainability as it has from its long-term commitment to vehicle safety. “That has made us more profitable,” Samuelsson
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Guangzhou-based XPeng Motors reported sales deliveries of 2,223 vehicles in February, 2021. January and February of 2021 have combined deliveries represent a robust 577% year-over-year increase. XPeng delivered a total of 2,223 vehicles in February, consisting of 1,409 P7s, the company’s sports sedan, and 814 G3s, its popular smart compact SUV. While February recorded a YOY
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You can’t swing a custom, billet-hewn Cougar emblem these days without scratching up a few high-dollar restomods. There’s an entire spectrum out there, ranging from the crate-motor-and-decal jobs to the Singer types. Ringbrothers is no Singer, but its builds are certainly special. We’ve seen a number recently, and all embody some fundamentally interesting idea. Whether
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Audi said it has appointed Juergen Rittersberger, a former Porsche executive, its new chief financial officer. Rittersberger succeeds Arno Antlitz, who is moving to become CFO at parent Volkswagen Group. Rittersberger will take over the position starting in April, Audi said in a statement. He moves to Audi from his role as head of strategy
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