Month: December 2021

MADRID — Spanish authorities have selected local automotive group QEV Technologies as lead candidate to take over Nissan’s main plant in Barcelona after Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motor withdrew its interest, Nissan said. Catalonia-based engineering group QEV plans to turn the facility into a hub for electric vehicles, including participation from Swedish producers Inzile and
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Nissan Titan? What does it compare to? The 2022 Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck that does battle with some of the most popular vehicles on the road today: the Ford F-Series, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and the Ram 1500 pickup.  Is the 2022 Nissan
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class? What does it compare to? The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a high-end SUV with three rows of seats. In GLS450 configuration, it squares off against the Audi Q7 and BMW X7.  [embedded content] Is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class a good car/SUV? Review continues below Few cars
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French officials passed a law on Wednesday requiring automobile ads to be followed by a message encouraging consumers to consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or using public transit instead. France’s Le Monde reports that, starting in March, automotive ads on the radio,  television, before movies, the internet, in print, and elsewhere will have to feature one
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Mercedes-Benz removed a video advertisement from a Chinese social media website, state media said, after the clip got swept up in a charged national debate over depictions of Asian-looking features by foreign companies. The video was posted on Mercedes-Benz’s official Weibo account on Saturday and later removed due to public backlash, the Communist Party’s Global
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What kind of car is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class? What does it compare to? The GLB-Class taps turbo-4 power and seating for up to seven people to become one of Mercedes’ most flexible crossover SUVs. Competitors include vehicles such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Volvo XC60, and Mazda CX-9.  [embedded content] Is the 2022
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Rivian Automotive Inc. is delaying deliveries of electric pickup truck and SUVs equipped with Max battery packs to 2023, CEO RJ Scaringe said in a letter to customers on Tuesday. Scaringe said the majority of Rivian’s roughly 71,000 preorders for the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV in the United States and Canada were for
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By Maria Merano Posted on December 28, 2021 Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe recently reached out to preorder holders expecting deliveries for the R1T and R1S Explorer Package with Max battery packs. The company head also provided a general product roadmap leading up to 2023, reflecting Rivian’s commitment to maintaining clear and open communication with its
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Geely Holding said its premium electric mobility brand, Zeekr, will make electric vehicles for Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving unit, to be deployed as fully autonomous ride-hailing vehicles across the United States. The vehicles will be designed and developed at Zeekr’s facility in Sweden, and later integrated with Waymo’s self-driving technology, Geely said on Tuesday. Waymo
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German executive Michael Lohscheller is stepping down as CEO of VinFast Global, the automotive arm of Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup. Lohscheller will leave the position and return to Europe due to personal reasons, Vingroup said in a statement on Monday. Lohscheller quit his job as CEO of the Stellantis brand Opel in July to lead VinFast’s
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General Motors has filed trademark applications for the Buick Electra name in the U.S. and Canada. First spotted by a Rivian Owners Forum user, the Canadian trademark application covers “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” We found the same language in a second application filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Electra nameplate
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The Tesla Cybertruck, unveiled in concept form two years ago, is not yet available for sale but its crazy angular design has inspired many different products including Tesla’s own Cyberquad for Kids and Cyberwhistle. With winter already here and snow starting to cover a lot of states, independent company Spyker Workshop presented the CyberKAT, a remote-controlled
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