Month: March 2022

By Joey Klender Posted on March 18, 2022 Tesla was recently named the “most-trusted” brand in the pursuit of fully-autonomous vehicles, according to a new study. The study surveyed consumer perception regarding fully-autonomous vehicle technology. Fifty-six total automotive brands were options for consumers to pick in the study, a release from AutoPacific, who performed the
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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Sen. Joe Manchin, D.-W.Va., on Friday announced  a program to develop lithium batteries in the U.S. as part of a broader strategy to help Appalachia amid a transition away from coal. Lithium-based batteries are critical components of electric vehicles, grid storage and weapons, but the U.S. relies on international markets
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Maserati announced its electric vehicle plans, Mercedes-Benz offered us a ride in its EQS SUV, and the Genesis GV80 spawned a new range-topper. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.Maserati presented its electric vehicle plans for the coming decade, and they’re much more expansive than previously thought. The Italian brand plans to
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What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Subaru Solterra? What does it compare to? Manufactured in partnership with Toyota, the 2023 Solterra electric crossover shares many mechanicals with the related Toyota BZ4X. Other rivals include the Volkswagen ID.4, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Tesla Model Y.  Is the 2023 Subaru Solterra
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ARCH Motorcycle Company, founded by Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger, is known for its bespoke sport cruiser motorcycle production. But while those bikes have always featured internal combustion engines, the duo behind ARCH recently floated the possibility of adding electric power to their lineup. ARCH was founded in 2011 after Gard Hollinger, a motorcycle customizer,
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Small public auto retailer LMP Automotive Holdings Inc. plans to sell the corporate jet it bought in the fall. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., retailer with eight franchised dealerships and four used-vehicle stores, and which said in February that it was exploring strategic options including a possible sale of the company, in a Wednesday regulatory filing
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Maserati has a long and proud history of producing some very fine cars but in recent years, its models have left a little to be desired, in part because of how outdated many of them are. Fortunately, there is an all-new Maserati on the market and it is something very special. While many car manufacturers
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TURIN – Maserati will sell only full-electric cars from 2030 and will launch its last two new models with internal combustion engine variants in 2023. CEO Davide Grasso said the Stellantis luxury brand will electrify faster than it had originally planned because of changing consumer tastes. “We are seeing a strong acceleration in demand coming
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Lotus on Wednesday revealed the first details and pricing for a base version of the Emira sports car, which will come with a 4-cylinder engine. Order books open on April 8, with the initial version available to be a special First Edition limited edition. The base Emira uses Mercedes-Benz AMG’s M139 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (Lotus’
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By Maria Merano Posted on March 17, 2022 Tesla owners in Taiwan turned to the country’s Consumer Foundation for alleged issues with their electric vehicles’ batteries. On Wednesday, March 16, the Foundation held a press conference with Tesla owners present, discussing some of the findings in their investigation.  The Consumer Foundation’s Secretary-General, Hsu Tse-yu, stated that
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TOKYO – Renesas Electronics Corp., a key maker of semiconductors for the global automotive industry, has suspended operations at three plants in Japan after a major earthquake hit the country’s northeast, triggering a tsunami, causing blackouts and snarling transportation. Renesas said all three plants, its Naka, Takasaki and Yonezawa factories, are near the quake zone,
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A closely watched auto-industry forecaster lopped more than 5 million cars off its projections for global production this year and next, largely due to fallout expected from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. S&P Global Mobility, formerly known as IHS Markit, lowered its 2022 and 2023 estimates each by 2.6 million vehicles. The forecaster now expects auto
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Lyft said on Wednesday riders in the United States, except those in New York City and Nevada, would have to pay an extra 55 cents for their commute as the ride-hailing company looks to cushion the impact of high gas prices on drivers. Companies hiring gig workers have started imposing these surcharges as drivers on
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BERLIN — BMW Group said it would resume full production next week at factories that were halted or slowed by supply bottlenecks after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this month, output was paused at factories in Munich and Dingolfing, Germany, and Oxford, England. BMW said last week that it would begin to restart the factories, and
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