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During the waning days of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), six major automakers signed a non-binding pledge to decrease the sales of vehicles powered by fossil fuels in primary markets by 2035 and worldwide by 2040. The six automakers, including Ford, GM, Mercedes-B…

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(StatePoint) With car production hitting the brakes due to a global shortage of microchips, new car prices have hit record highs and people are holding onto their cars for longer. As a result, you may be looking for ways to keep your current ride in tip-top condition.

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A new bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives allots $1.2 trillion to rebuild the country's infrastructure and, in the process, modernize much of its transportation system.

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(NewsUSA) - Every day, data and analytics touch our lives in ways that we can't begin to imagine. As an example, it can be seen when you log on to a video call, pay for your train ticket, or order your cappuccino using your phone. Or view spending trends on your bank account using an app or …

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Concept vehicles have traditionally been safe spaces for automakers to explore unusual and potentially wild designs that question what a vehicle should look like or could be. When Volkswagen first showed off the concept for the retro-Microbus-inspired ID.Buzz all-electric van in 2017, it alr…

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Given the global microchip shortage and other supply issues, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, times are difficult for automakers trying to sell new vehicles. It's not all chaos and bad news, though. This week, Volvo Cars announced that its sales for the first 10 months of 2021 had i…

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Mini has announced its intentions to help solve the global climate crisis. Among the most critical items is its objective of reducing its carbon footprint, not only in the driving of its cars but over its entire lifecycle, from the supply chain to production and, ultimately, recycling.

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(NewsUSA) - The electric car trend shows no signs of slowing down, and the next generation of electric cars are more than up to speed. Although widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) got off to a slower than expected start in the United States, more car shoppers are seeing the benefi…

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Toyota has given the world more details about its upcoming battery-electric vehicle, the bZ4X. This new SUV-style electric vehicle (EV) will be the first in a series of “beyond Zero” all-electric vehicles that will share the bZ name. The upcoming 5-seat bZ4X will be around the size of a RAV4…

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to taking care of cars, all those countless “do it yourself” videos make it all seem so straightforward and easy. So, too many people take matters into their own hands, only to realize after they’ve taken everything apart, only a trusted mechanic can fix the problem.As …

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Land Rover introduced the all-new 2022 Range Rover, only the fifth iteration in its more than half-century of existence of transporting royalty, celebrities, criminals, and the otherwise well-heeled. Along with the regal bearing, design, and technology that one would come to expect from Land…

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To expand electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, General Motors (GM) and its dealer network will deploy and install as many as 40,000 new Level 2 EV chargers in local communities across the United States and Canada. Although many EV owners charge their vehicles at home or work, the limited an…

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Car rental giant Hertz made a bold push towards electrification with its recent order of 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles (EVs). The move makes Hertz the first major rental car corporation to invest in electrified vehicles. It is also one of the country's most significant EV investments, matc…

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Contract manufacturer Foxconn unveiled three new electric vehicle (EV) models this week at its annual Hon Hai Tech Day. The global smart manufacturing company introduced the new EVs alongside a new all-electric brand, Foxtron, which is getting these prototype vehicles ready for other brands …

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Anyone who buys—or currently owns—a Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV) will now be able to charge their car for free at Electrify America stations for two years. Polestar announced the new deal today, saying that Polestar 2 owners can start getting free 30-minute charge sessions late this month.

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A new study by Argonne National Laboratory published on the official Energy.gov website finds that a small SUV powered by an electric power plant with about 300 miles of range produces far fewer greenhouse gases than a similarly sized SUV with a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE).

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Toyota is the latest company to announce a significant investment in electrifying its vehicles. The project, worth $3.4 billion, will fund battery production in the United States through 2030. The budget is a part of a larger $13.5 billion investment earmarked for battery development and pro…

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The electric vehicle (EV) market has opened the door to more new automakers and brands than most people can name. The latest is VinFast, a Vietnamese automaker that announced it would debut its global EV brand at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

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Volvo's work to remove fossil fuel from the steel used to produce its vehicles took another step forward this week with the introduction of what the company is calling the "world's first vehicle using fossil-free steel."

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Honda has introduced its new Honda Sensing 360 advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) as the company’s latest step toward achieving zero traffic-collision fatalities by 2050. As its name implies, the system looks all around the vehicle—omnidirectionally—to eliminate blind spots and make i…

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As California-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid rolls its first vehicles off the assembly line, the company has announced details of its all-encompassing and appropriately named advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) suite, DreamDrive. Lucid’s long-awaited flagship Air sedan benef…

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Volvo's next all-electric vehicle, the C40 Recharge, is now a real thing. Today, the company's second fully electric model started production in Ghent, Belgium, doubling the number of electric vehicle (EV) models Volvo makes at the facility. The other, of course, is the XC40 Recharge. Volvo …

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General Motors (GM) has introduced Ultra Cruise, its next-generation Level 2 advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) that will allow the car to drive itself in 95 percent of all driving situations, the automaker claims.

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Advancing its vision for all-electric mobility, General Motors (GM) has announced plans to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery facility to expand its sprawling battery technology operations further. The effort adds to the almost $5 billion GM has already invested in battery development…

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Geely Technology Group has announced plans to roll out thousands of electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping stations across China in the coming years. The service, called E-Energee, opened its first station in Chongqing in September 2020. Ten additional stations have opened since, and accordi…

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(NewsUSA) -Imagine this. You are driving through a dark tunnel on a stormy night with the glare from rain and headlights making it difficult to see. What if your car could see for you and detect a motorcyclist who's waiting out the rain on the side of the road in the tunnel? Well, the good n…

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Cruise and Waymo, the self-driving arms of General Motors and Alphabet, respectively, have been permitted to operate their autonomous electric vehicles (EVs) as ride-hailing conveyances on some California streets. The companies were also given the green light to charge fees for their autonom…

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The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV segment keeps getting more crowded. This week, Jeep unveiled details of the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe, the first-ever electrified Grand Cherokee.

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Lucid Motors has started production of customer-quality vehicles at its new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Deliveries of the new Lucid Air to customers begin in late October; the start-up electric vehicle (EV) maker says it has more than 13,000 reservations for the large luxury sedan. Luci…

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Ford Motor Company has announced a historic $11.4 billion investment to develop and manufacture next-generation electric vehicles (EVs) in Tennessee and Kentucky. Partnering with battery-maker SK Innovation, the Blue Oval brand, as Ford is affectionately known, plans to build electric F-seri…

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Spend any amount of time talking with friends about electric vehicles (EVs), and the subject of range anxiety is almost guaranteed to come up. One tactic automakers have taken to minimize people's worry about running out of juice is simply to make EVs with larger batteries and increase the e…

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV earned the highest-possible rating—Top Safety Pick+—for its performance in the organization's battery of crash tests.

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Honda has announced an initial sales goal of 70,000 units for the brand's first mainstream battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the Prologue SUV, when it goes on sale in 2024. Though pricing is unknown, the 70,000-unit sales target may be overly ambitious and perhaps an over-compensation, conside…

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When a new automaker produces its first car for a paying customer, it's understandable that the company's founder and CEO would be proud enough to Tweet about it. But for Rivian leader RJ Scaringe, a simple Tweet was not enough. That's why he got behind the wheel and drove the first retail u…

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It's unclear at what point electric vehicle (EV) critics will stop talking about range anxiety, but perhaps the first EV with a range of more than 500 miles will at least get them to temper their negativity. If so, the vehicle that will be responsible for their silence is the Lucid Air Dream…

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Swiss truck builder and designer, Futuricum, and partners DPD Switzerland—an international shipping service—and tiremaker Continental have achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest distance traveled by an electric truck on a single charge. The record-setting vehicle, a modified Volv…

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Toyota and Honda are speaking out against a proposed tax-credit plan that increases the tax incentive for electric vehicles, but only if they are union-built. The plan, set for a vote by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee, would boost the current maximum federal tax credit up …

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Automakers have been making more and more public disclosures about their sustainability efforts, with Polestar and BMW joining the chorus this week. These pronouncements often promise massive shifts in the way people worldwide buy and use their cars, and the new additions do that as well. Bu…

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Bold, sweeping statements from automakers regarding sustainable future plans are not exactly rare or surprising these days. Genesis joined the party this week by announcing an electrification blueprint that will see all of the brand's new models going all-electric, starting in 2025. That doe…

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Electrifying a car's powertrain results in lower tailpipe emissions. It often has another upshot: increased performance, with more horsepower and stronger acceleration on tap from the electric motor. Mercedes-Benz levels up by introducing the AMG GT 63 S E Performance, the first plug-in hybr…

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Subaru has revealed new images and details of the brand's first all-electric SUV, the 2023 Solterra. The automaker has confirmed the battery-powered compact crossover will offer the brand's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as a standard feature.

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One of Toyota's self-driving mobility pods collided with a visually impaired athlete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo late last week, causing the auto manufacturer to halt all shuttle operations temporarily. The battery-electric, fully autonomous vehicle, called an e-Palette, was suspen…

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New technologies often bring with them growing pains, and electric vehicles (EVs) are no different. One example is needing a better understanding of why they sometimes catch on fire. Overall, EVs catch fire less than gas-powered vehicles, but EV fires make more headlines. This is one reason …

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Rivian is already behind its self-announced schedule for initial deliveries of its first electric vehicle (EV) models, the R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. That the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the initial Fall 2020 delivery date is not a surprise. Still, the coronavirus is not the only thing th…

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The most significant aspect of electric vehicle (EV) ownership is figuring out how, when, and where to charge the car. Currently, you can complete the task at home or at a public charging station, both of which require you to drag out cables and connect them to the charger and your EV. Under…