CHICAGO — In a world where shopping for electrified vehicles can be confusing, Chrysler has created a website to promote the benefits of its Pacifica Hybrid in simple ways. The automaker uses everyday items to help people understand how long the lithium ion battery will last. The microsite, whypacificahybrid.com, says the plug-in minivan’s battery could
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With summer heat frizzling already frazzled power grids, the California Independent System Operator, which handles the state’s grid and wholesale energy market, took a drastic step last month: It asked electric vehicle owners to charge before 5 p.m. or after 10 p.m. Battery-driven cars and trucks, tools to fight climate change, are ironically exacerbating heat-wave
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Rivian‘s founder and CEO RJ Scaringe just teased another video of an amazingly steep climb of the Rivian R1S somewhere in Moab. This all-electric, 7-seat model is capable of handling off-roading thanks to a very sophisticated quad-motor all-wheel-drive system and of course proper clearance.   It looks like it wasn’t even difficult and the best
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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct Tom Dobry’s new title, which Lithia has confirmed is different than what is stated in its 8-K filing. Lithia Motors Inc. is shuffling its executive marketing positions, bringing back a former executive and media expert as the new leader of the department. The dealership group hired
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TOKYO — It seemed like sure- fire marketing magic when Toyota became a top sponsor of the Olympics after the home country was tapped to host the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. But then the pandemic pushed the global athletic competition into 2021. And then, a new COVID- 19 state of emergency was declared in
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Lithia Motors Inc. is shuffling its executive marketing positions as it brought back a former executive and media expert as the new leader of the department. The dealership group hired Marguerite Celeste as the company’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer effective immediately, according to a government filing. Celeste held positions at NBC Universal,
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Cadillac XT5? What does it compare to? The XT5 is Cadillac’s five-seat crossover SUV that could be shopped against the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Lincoln Nautilus.  Is the 2022 Cadillac XT5 a good SUV? Review continues below Though short on thrills, the XT5 is a competent SUV.
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DETROIT– General Motors plans to recall certain Chevrolet Bolts for the second time in less than a year to replace defective battery modules after customers who completed a previous recall remedy continued to report battery fires. GM did not say when the replacements would start. “We’re working with our supplier and manufacturing teams to determine
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The Biden administration is laying the groundwork to spend roughly $52 billion on semiconductor research and manufacturing even as it’s awaiting congressional approval of the funding, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said. “We’re putting plans in place right now already on the team to invest the $52 billion,” she said Thursday during a White House press
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