Month: January 2022

The U.S. public charging network for electric vehicles is becoming more robust, but significant differences in reliability and performance remain between providers, an industry ranking by engineering consulting firm Umlaut found. The group tested chargers by Volkswagen‘s Electrify America, ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink Charging, EVconnect, Greenlots and Tesla‘s Superchargers across seven U.S. states in September. Electrify
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The automotive market is reaching a turning point. Electric vehicles are very much the future and Korea’s Kia is making a switch too, one that they’ve been working on for years. It’s actually producing its third-generation electric motor and placing it at the heart of the all-new and all-electric EV6. We liked this car’s corporate
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Instead of running a Super Bowl commercial this year, Hyundai is getting into a fictional version of the game with the help of an imaginary ad crew. The automaker’s upcoming Ioniq 5 was featured in the ABC sitcom “black-ish” this month, with star Anthony Anderson, who plays an ad executive named Andre Johnson, working on
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What kind of car is the 2022 Land Rover Defender? What does it compare to? The 2022 Land Rover Defender is an off-road-oriented SUV that attacks its mission with a unibody design and more luxury than rivals such as the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and Toyota 4Runner.  Is the 2022 Land Rover Defender a good
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Automotive mirror supplier Gentex Corp. said shortages in electronic components put a significant drag on its fourth-quarter financial performance compared with a year earlier. The producer of dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based driver-assistance systems said Friday that fourth-quarter net income plunged 41 percent to $84.2 million. Revenue fell 21 percent to $419.8 million. Gentex avoided
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Lamborghini Philadelphia is putting the “I” into in its “F&I” to make sure customers get what they want. About a year ago the Devon, Pa., dealership began offering auto and homeowners insurance policies to its white-shoe clientele. The move is generating additional revenue for the dealership and fostering goodwill from customers. When selling a new
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MILAN — Stellantis said its unit FCA Italy and other Italian subsidiaries had repaid a 6.3 billion euro ($7 billion) loan to Italy’s top lender Intesa Sanpaolo. The loan was “instrumental” in the restart of industrial production after the COVID-19 outbreak and provided continuity for key investment projects, the company said in a statement on
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Ford’s Bronco Raptor finally arrived this week, and it’s even wilder than we had imagined. The high-performance off-roader combines a 400-plus-hp twin-turbo V-6 with the suspension of the bigger F-150 Raptor, enabling it to handle speeds of over 100 mph on essentially any terrain. 2023 Toyota Sequoia A redesigned Toyota Sequoia sharing a platform with
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RUTHERFORD, Calif. — Gasoline-powered vehicles are banned inside Inglenook Winery’s vast Infinity Caves, which can be good for the quality of its most popular varietals but problematic for workers trying to move heavy equipment, like the massive stainless-steel fermenting tanks. Among the estate’s 235 acres of grapevines, employees often lug cumbersome generators to keep saws
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BERLIN — Daimler will be formally renamed Mercedes-Benz Group on Tuesday — nearly a year after the spin-off of its truck and bus division was announced — in a move that CEO Ola Kallenius hopes will unlock shareholder value for the automaker. The change is the latest in a string of structural reshuffles for the
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