Month: September 2020

Electrify Canada has announced that from October 5, 2020, the pricing plan for the fast charging network will be updated, offering “consistent” and “competitive rates.” The simplified pricing structure includes two power levels: 1-90 kW and 1-350 kW (instead of three previously). Depending on the tariff (Pass without a monthly fee or Pass+ membership with a
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Genesis is teasing the upcoming GV70 crossover prior to road testing in Korea, where observers can interact with the vehicle. The camouflaged compact luxury crossover will be tested on public roads for one month starting this week, the automaker said Tuesday. “Observers who are fortunate to catch it in the wild can scan a QR
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is lowering the price of its Mustang Mach-E crossover between $1,000 and $3,000, depending on the trim, as it prepares to launch the vehicle later this year. In a memo to dealers, Ford said the Premium trims will get a $3,000 price cut, with the all-wheel-drive version dropping to $50,800
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PARIS — Dacia is introducing new versions of its small cars, the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan, as Renault Group’s Romanian budget brand hopes to regain sales momentum. The new models are now on the same Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF platform as the latest-generation Renault Clio and Captur, and they use Renault’s 1.0-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engines.
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Infiniti’s next-generation QX60 crossover will get more muscular, premium styling that heralds a reboot for the brand. Infiniti Chairman Peyman Kargar expects next year’s arrival of the QX60 three-row midsize crossover, along with the launch of the new QX55 coupe-styled compact crossover, to stoke sales while winning new customers. “We are beginning
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WASHINGTON — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay a $9.5 million civil penalty to settle allegations it misled investors by not disclosing that it conducted only a limited internal review of its compliance with emissions regulations, the top U.S. securities regulator said Monday. Fiat Chrysler, which did not admit or deny wrongdoing to resolve the Securities
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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. will buy the U.S. operations of ArcelorMittal SA for $1.4 billion in cash and shares to become the biggest flat-rolled steel producer in North America. Ohio-based Cleveland-Cliffs expects its second major deal in less than a year to boost sales to the key automotive market. Earlier this year, the global steel industry saw
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Nikola’s founder Trevor Milton purchased the original design for the company’s flagship truck from a Croatia-based designer, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Nikola One, the company’s flagship hydrogen-powered truck truck, is at the center of a design patent infringements lawsuit that Nikola filed against Tesla in 2018.
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From economic stresses to increased work-from-home numbers, byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic are giving pause to car shoppers who might otherwise consider an electric vehicle to replace their internal-combustion-engine model. But this is just a short-lived bump in the road that will be followed by a rebound in consumer interest in EVs. There are compelling
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Maserati hasn’t raced in Formula One in decades, but the automaker’s recently unveiled MC20 supercar boasts some F1-derived engine tech, according to Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained. Specifically, the car’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 uses pre-chamber combustion. That means each cylinder has dual combustion chambers, each with its own spark plug. Pre-chamber combustion isn’t new; Honda
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What kind of car is the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq? What does it compare to? The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq is a five-seat hatchback that comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric versions. It’s an excellent value and one of the most efficient cars you can buy. As such, it’s a rival for the Toyota Prius, the
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NEW YORK — When Volkswagen starts selling its new compact electric crossover, the 2021 VW ID4, late this year, it believes its best opportunity to conquest new customers will be found among some of the industry’s most loyal buyers: those shopping for a Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. It’s what might be termed an ambitious
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Nikola Corp.’s chaos isn’t necessarily General Motors’ disaster. The partnership between GM and the electric truckmaker is slated to close by Wednesday, Sept. 30, and despite accusations of fraud against Nikola and founder Trevor Milton that led to Milton’s resignation as executive chairman, GM likely will move forward with the partnership relatively unscathed, analysts say.
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