TOKYO — Mazda’s plans to resurrect its trademark rotary engine as a part of an electrified range extender is now on the back burner. The rotary range extender had been expected next year as part of the company’s multiple-solution approach to electrification. Mazda Motor Corp. still plans to resurrect the rotary — but first as
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Some of the hottest new vehicles revealed by automakers lately — including significant new electric vehicles — have mostly remained online. Only a few industry insiders and journalists have been able to see them up close. That changes this week with the Chicago Auto Show, which will feature highly anticipated vehicles such as the Ford
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe? What does it compare to? The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is a mid-size crossover SUV featuring more potent gas engines, new hybrid models, and a snazzy top Calligraphy trim. Larger than the Tucson compact crossover but smaller than the Palisade three-row crossover, the Santa Fe
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Jeep, a brand known for pushing adventures in the wilderness, is getting an assist from the weather as it pushes the new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid. The brand, trying to get acquainted with the electric vehicle crowd, is displaying Wrangler 4xe ads on the screens of Volta charging stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles
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The Lamborghini Miura SV debuted 50 years ago at the 1971 Geneva International Motor Show as the ultimate version of Lambo’s trend-setting supercar, introducing the SV badge that’s still in use today. The 1971 Geneva auto show marked a changing of the guard for Lamborghini. Both the Miura SV and the original Lamborghini Countach prototype
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The 2022 Chevrolet Trax is a budget-friendly crossover SUV that feels as cheap as its price tag suggests. What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Chevrolet Trax? What does it compare to? The 2021 Trax is a small SUV with hatchback-like proportions and available all-wheel drive. Its competitive set includes the Buick Encore, Nissan Kicks,
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Mitsubishi Motors’ last halo vehicle was a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive sedan with 303 hp that exited the market as the 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition, selling for about $40,000 with shipping. The shine was off the aging “Evo” by the time it was discontinued, but dealers fondly remember the excitement it brought the brand. The automaker’s
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A 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV owned by Vermont Rep. Timothy Briglin, a supporter of EVs in the state legislature, recently caught fire while charging in his driveway. The vehicle is a part of a November recall of more than 50,000 2017-2019 model year Bolts in the U.S. due to fire concerns. GM confirmed five instances
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Tesla has applied for a new patent that is revealing the lithium extraction process that Elon Musk vaguely described as “using table salt to basically extract lithium from ore” during Tesla’s Battery Day last year. It could cut costs by more than 30%, according to the automaker. During Tesla’s Battery Day last year, the automaker
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The rapid transition to electrification has presented a challenge for marketers: How do you reposition decades of brand equity built on traditional automotive values for a new greener, cleaner world? Volkswagen’s “Voltswagen” controversy showed that it’s a delicate task.   Stellantis tackled the subject on Thursday, presenting slogans, or mission statements, that sum up each
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SparkCharge and Urgently have partnered to increase the availability of roadside EV charging by utilizing SparkCharge’s Roadie mobile DC fast-charging system.  The partnership combines the Roadie with Urgently’s Smart Mobility Assistance™ platform and brings on-demand mobile DC fast charging infrastructure to even more markets than currently available.   “We want to accelerate the adoption of electric
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Polestar, the electric-car maker controlled by Volvo Car AB and its owner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., is in talks to go public through a merger with Gores Guggenheim Inc., a blank check-firm, according to people with knowledge of the matter.  A transaction may value the combined company at around $25 billion, the people said.
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