President Joe Biden has unveiled an outline of his infrastructure plan, and it includes a proposed $174 billion investment in electric vehicles. The Biden administration has released an outline of its infrastructure plan on its website. It includes a $174 billion investment in electric vehicles that they summarized: “Create good jobs electrifying vehicles. U.S. market
China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. is considering reviving plans for an initial public offering of its Volvo Cars unit that could value the business at around $20 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Closely held Geely Holding has been speaking with potential advisers about selling shares in Volvo Cars as soon as this
Subaru knows what its customers want, and once again it has delivered. No, dogs aren’t yet available as a factory accessory, though the automaker sets up adoption drives. We’re talking about selling adventure, and the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness is the most rugged and capable Outback to date. Subaru is aiming for better off-road competence without impinging on
Genesis was created five years ago by Hyundai as a separate luxury brand, and it’s still got a long way before it creates an image to match that of its German and Japanese rivals. It’s done a great job with the design of its standalone models so far, but the newly revealed X concept coupe makes
LOS ANGELES — Hyundai Motor America is rolling out data tools that allow customers to share information on their driving usage and driving habits with insurance companies, potentially lowering premiums. The usage-based insurance program relies on travel-time data and driving-behavior data using vehicle sensors and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, the automaker said in a news
The new Genesis G80 and GV80 are the two vehicles that should help to establish the company in the U.S. market as a legitimate rival to the Germans. However, it is likely the 2022 Genesis GV70 that will prove to be the brand’s best-selling model. While journalists in the United States haven’t yet had the
WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Group’s U.S. unit issued a false news release Tuesday claiming it would rename its U.S. operations as “Voltswagen of America” in a marketing stunt designed to call attention to its electric vehicle efforts. The news release, posted on its website and accompanied by tweets, was reported by Automotive News, Reuters and other
Almost a year and a half after buying the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roger Penske believes he’s close to being able to finally fulfill his dream of hosting a full house at the track. Penske last week said he aims to get the green flag to have the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May
Mercedes-AMG models will eventually be battery electric vehicles, but in the near term the German luxury brand is launching plug-in hybrid Mercedes-AMG E Performance models with turbo-4 and twin-turbo V-8 power aided by electric motors and some Formula One technology. The first car to arrive as an AMG E Performance model is the AMG GT
If you have a spare $675,000 sitting around, you could choose to spend it on a couple of mid-engined supercars, like the McLaren 765LT and Ferrari F8 Tributo, for example. Alternatively, that money could be spent to purchase an entire supercar company. Yes, you’re reading that right. The company in question is Falcon Motorsports which
Aurora’s self-driving truck program continues rolling. Two months after inking one big partnership, the company has added another. On Tuesday morning, Aurora and Volvo Group unveiled plans to commercialize trucks in a hub-to-hub service operating across North America. There is not yet a specific time frame for deploying fleets of the Class 8 trucks. Volvo
It’s noteworthy that the Jeepster Beach concept, one of Jeep’s one-off creations revealed at the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari, produces mega power out of its turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 powerplant. The concept’s forced-induction four-banger churns out a staggering 340 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, an impressive boost of about 25 percent (70 hp and 74
By Eric Ralph Posted on March 30, 2021 SpaceX has completed its fourth Starship test flight in as many months, offering the latest glimpse into the often frustrating reality of a highly iterative, hardware-rich rocket development program. Right on schedule, SpaceX Starship prototype serial number 11 (SN11) lifted off from Boca Chica, Texas at exactly
Volkswagen of America on Tuesday confirmed that it will use the brand name “Voltswagen” starting in May to differentiate its line of electric vehicles — a day after the news was inadvertently leaked online. It said Voltswagen will be placed as an exterior badge on all EV models, and gasoline vehicles will have the company’s
Porsche Panamera Full Overview It’s a wonderful time to be an automotive enthusiast, but that time may be drawing to a close. So, covet, flog, or fantasize about the road-scorching 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S and 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo wagons while you can. Hybrids and battery electric vehicles can produce equally impressive performances,
WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Monday the White House will not propose hiking gasoline taxes or a new vehicle miles traveled fee to pay for a proposal to massively boost infrastructure spending. Buttigieg told CNN a vehicle miles traveled fee is “not part of the conversation about this infrastructure bill.” Buttigieg has
Every now and then, a car comes along that is unlike anything to come before it. The Koenigsegg Gemera is one of those cars. Unveiled 12 months ago, the Gemera is a four-seater that looks like a two-seater and promises hypercar levels of performance. Doug DeMuro recently had the opportunity to check out a prototype
Volkswagen Group’s Skoda unit will lead a fresh push into some emerging markets where the group has so far trailed behind Asian rivals. VW’s most profitable mass-market brand is freeing up funds for investments in India or Southeast Asia as well as shifting its lineup toward electric cars, CEO Thomas Schaefer said in a phone
A press release leaked online Monday revealed that Volkswagen of America will use the brand name “Voltswagen” to differentiate its line of electric vehicles, which began deliveries to U.S. dealers this month. Automotive News has independently confirmed the authenticity of the planned change with a person familiar with the company’s plans, and that it is
Volkswagen will change the name of its North American unit from “Volkswagen of America” to “Voltswagen in America,” CNBC reported Monday. It may look like a typo, but VW accidentally posted an incomplete press release announcing the name change to its website early Monday morning, according to CNBC. The release was dated April 29 and
Tesla’s Autopilot is a very capable system, but in its current state it cannot, and should not, be replacing human drivers. That holds especially true in the case of this incident, where said drivers were not of legal age to obtain a license, yet claimed there was no issue because the car was driving itself.
This weekend, the first official 2021 Ford Bronco, the SUV with VIN 001, was auctioned to the highest bidder by Barrett-Jackson—for $1,075,000. Of course, the proceeds are going to charity, specifically in support of the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound. Both charities are geared toward spreading understanding of the outdoors and a sense of
In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): …except for in China, which saw a growth in coal – and emissions still rose. Londoners can now choose electric vehicles when they use Uber Green from today. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla
MILAN — Stellantis will halt production at its plant in Melfi, southern Italy, between April 2 and April 12 because of low demand triggered by the COVID-19 crisis, and not because of the global chip shortage, the UILM union said on Monday. A spokesman for Stellantis confirmed the plant would be closed during this period.
Shout “enhance!” a few times at your computer like you’re in some kind of CSI-type show, or just peer more closely, and you might notice something odd in this 2021 Lexus IS‘ glove box. An arm, a needle, a vinyl record … yup, that’s a turntable. In the glovebox. In 2021. And if you aren’t
The negotiations between SK Innovation and LG Chem‘s LG Energy Solution in a dispute over claims SK Innovation misappropriated trade secrets continue, however, there are no signs of agreement. According to The Elec, SK Innovation said at its shareholders’ meeting that it cannot accept the demands made by LG, because the compensation would be too
The landscape is changing for Jeep. The venerable brand hasn’t faced serious off-road competition for the better part of a decade or more. But with the Ford Bronco and Hummer — reimagined and electrified under the GMC brand — set for comebacks, Jeep is upping its game and green cred with new concepts. Jeep has
The Charger was first Introduced in 1966 as a stunning yet meaty two-door muscle car that nipped at the ankles of Mustangs and other muscle cars of its era. Of course, back then, the idea of a muscle car with more than a single pair of doors was taboo – people just couldn’t see how
BERLIN — Volkswagen Group has issued a recall for premium subsidiary Audi that affects more than 150,000 A3s in the United States on concerns that their passenger airbags might not activate, according to a filing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall is expected to affect 153,152 units of the compact car
The “Fast and the Furious” franchise may have started out with tuner cars, but by the time “Fast Five” premiered in 2011, the series had expanded to include cars like this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport replica, which will be auctioned off online by Volo Auto Sales starting April 14. First spotted by Motor1, the
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