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GM's Barra Talks Electric Vehicles, Future

GM's Barra Talks Electric Vehicles, Future

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 19, 2022

The economy is wobbly, but General Motors CEO Mary Barra isn't backing off of an audacious prediction: By the middle of this decade, her company will sell more electric vehicles in the U.S. than Tesla.

Edmunds: The Best Hybrid Pickup Trucks in 2022

Edmunds: The Best Hybrid Pickup Trucks in 2022

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | Jul 16, 2022

Gas prices has surged almost $2 over the past year. That's not good news for thirsty pickups. But there is a relatively new option if you're looking to save on gas: A hybrid pickup.

GM, Partners to Build 500 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

GM, Partners to Build 500 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 15, 2022

A major automaker, large truck stop chain and an electric vehicle charging company are proposing a network that would put charging plugs at 50-mile intervals along U.S. highways.

Panasonic Selects Kansas for Vehicle Battery Mega-Factory

Panasonic Selects Kansas for Vehicle Battery Mega-Factory

AUTO NEWS | By John Hanna and Sean Murphy | Jul 14, 2022

Japan's Panasonic Corp. selected Kansas as the location for a multibillion-dollar mega-factory to produce electric vehicle batteries for Tesla and other carmakers.

NHTSA to Investigate Florida Tesla Crash That Killed 2

NHTSA to Investigate Florida Tesla Crash That Killed 2

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 11, 2022

The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is sending investigators to another Tesla crash, this time one that killed two people along Interstate 75 in Florida.

Edmunds: 2022 Kia Sorento vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Edmunds: 2022 Kia Sorento vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

AUTO NEWS | By Alex Nishimoto, Edmunds | Jul 8, 2022

Both the 2022 Kia Sorento and 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan are potential picks for a seven-passenger compact SUV. But which one should you buy? Edmunds compared them to find out.

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 6, 2022

U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry.

Edmunds Compares: Audi E-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

Edmunds Compares: Audi E-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

AUTO NEWS | By Alex Nishimoto, Edmunds | Jul 2, 2022

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS and the 2022 Audi e-tron GT are blazing the trail for a brand-new segment: The electric luxury sedan class. Which is right for you?

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jun 30, 2022

The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary.

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

AUTO NEWS | Jun 30, 2022

Nissan is recalling nearly 323,000 Pathfinder SUVs in the U.S. because the hoods can unexpectedly fly open and block the driver's view.

China's Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-Driving Cars

China's Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-Driving Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Joe McDonald | Jun 29, 2022

Baidu is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with rival autonomous vehicle developers including Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise.

Siemens Investing in Volkswagen's Electrify America

Siemens Investing in Volkswagen's Electrify America

AUTO NEWS | Jun 29, 2022

The German industrial company Siemens will invest more than $100 million in a network of electric vehicle charging stations in North America operated by Volkswagen.

Edmunds: 2022 BMW i4 Versus 2022 Polestar 2

Edmunds: 2022 BMW i4 Versus 2022 Polestar 2

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | Jun 25, 2022

The BMW i4 is about the size of a 3 Series and offers an engaging driving experience. But there's another small EV also vying for your attention: The Polestar 2.

Toyota Recalls Electric Car for Faulty Wheel that May Detach

Toyota Recalls Electric Car for Faulty Wheel that May Detach

AUTO NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | Jun 24, 2022

Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker's ambitions to roll out electric cars.

Gas Prices Sting U.S. Workers who Depend on Their Cars

Gas Prices Sting U.S. Workers who Depend on Their Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 23, 2022

Millions of Americans who rely on their cars for work are changing their habits, signing up for carpools or even ditching their cars for bicycles as gas prices recently hit $5 per gallon

Ford Pledges to Work with Community Near Future Factory

Ford Pledges to Work with Community Near Future Factory

AUTO NEWS | By Adrian Sainz | Jun 22, 2022

Ford Motor Co. officials on Tuesday pledged to be good neighbors to those in rural west Tennessee who live near the automaker's planned electric truck factory.

Edmunds Compares the 2022 Audi A3 and 2022 Volvo S60

Edmunds Compares the 2022 Audi A3 and 2022 Volvo S60

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | Jun 18, 2022

Luxury midsize sedans typically offer more power, comfort, refinement and, of course, brand-name prestige. Two options to consider this year are the Audi A3 and Volvo S60.

U.S. Report: Nearly 400 Crashes of Automated Tech Vehicles

U.S. Report: Nearly 400 Crashes of Automated Tech Vehicles

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jun 16, 2022

Automakers reported nearly 400 crashes over a 10-month period involving vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 with Teslas.

UPS Tests Tiny battery-Powered Cycles in Congested Cities

UPS Tests Tiny battery-Powered Cycles in Congested Cities

AUTO NEWS | By Julie Walker and Ted Schaffrey | Jun 15, 2022

The sleek four-wheeled carts look familiar enough, but not even UPS knows precisely how to describe what could be the delivery giant's latest way to get packages to your door.

Automakers Ask Congress to Lift Electric Vehicle Tax Cap

Automakers Ask Congress to Lift Electric Vehicle Tax Cap

AUTO NEWS | Jun 14, 2022

Major automakers are asking Congress to lift the cap on how many people can receive tax credits for buying a hybrid or fully electric vehicle.

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