Month: May 2021

DETROIT — General Motors’ plan to restart most of its plants affected by the industry’s microchip shortage within about a month shows that the crisis might be starting to ebb. “It does suggest that things are improving — an early indicator that the industry maybe is starting to get on the other side of this,”
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Automakers in the Indian automobile hub of Chennai will be allowed to keep operating, the state government said, amid protests by workers who fear catching COVID-19 in one of the country’s hardest-hit states. Tamil Nadu’s government on Friday extended a near-total lockdown as coronavirus infections and deaths rise in the southern state, where average cases
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We’ll stop saying good things about Kia as soon as the brand stops making fantastic vehicles. Until then, the South Korean automaker is the juggernaut that seemingly cannot be stopped. The Telluride, Sorento, K5, Stinger, and Soul are all great to drive, easy to live with, and solid values. Predictably, the Seltos follows that trend.
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Uber and Lyft have both pledged to electrify their ride-hailing services by the end of the decade as part of efforts to reduce pollution and counter climate change. A smaller startup has accomplished that today. Earth Rides launched its ride-hailing service in Nashville in October with an all-electric fleet that now has nine Teslas, a
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Italy’s government is in talks with Stellantis, the carmaker formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group, about investing in electric-vehicle battery manufacturing in the country, according to people familiar with the matter. A meeting in Rome this week between Stellantis Chairman John Elkann, CEO Carlos Tavares and Giancarlo Giorgetti, Italy’s economic
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Olivier Francois has a passion for building brands. Now he gets to indulge in it even more as the marketing chief of Stellantis, which combined the nine brands of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles he knew well with five more from PSA Group. Francois, known for ambitious Super Bowl ads and a knack for blending musical acts
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Journalists are trained skeptics. In our newsroom, few topics draw as much healthy skepticism as aerial mobility. “Nothing but glorified helicopters,” the response might go when the subject turns to electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Don’t even mention the rare, but very real, bona fide flying car, which can zoom through in the sky
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