Month: January 2021

President Biden isn’t wasting any time in making his policy clear on electric vehicles. In a speech today, less than one week into his Presidency, Biden announced that he plans to replace all federal vehicles in service with domestically-made EVs. According to the General Service Administration’s 2019 Federal Fleet Report, that’s a total of 645,000 vehicles –
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CarMax is getting rid of its two remaining franchised dealerships — both Toyota stores — to focus on its core business of selling used vehicles. Last week, Sheehy Auto Stores of Virginia announced the acquisition of CarMax Laurel Toyota in Maryland. CarMax, the nation’s largest used-vehicle retailer, confirmed to Automotive News in an email that
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MADRID — A Spanish court has ordered Volkswagen to pay 16.3 million euros ($19.8 million) in compensation to people in Spain who bought cars with emissions-cheating devices installed, consumer group OCU said. VW will appeal the ruling, a company spokesman said. After a five-year legal battle, a Madrid court found that VW had engaged in
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BERLIN — Volkswagen is in talks with its main suppliers about possible claims for damages due to a shortage of semiconductors, a company spokesman said. The spokesman’s comments came after Automobilwoche reported that VW may seek compensation from Robert Bosch and Continental after the automaker was forced to reduce production in Germany because of a
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Subaru of America has launched a fresh round of advertising centered around a new donation to nonprofit Feeding America amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Camden, N.J.-based unit of Japan’s Subaru, along with its two independent distributors — Subaru of New England and Subaru Distributors Corp. — said they will be donating a total of 100
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The data make up a new monthly feature from the Automotive News Research & Data Center and its growing roster of partners. Here’s a summary. U.S. new-vehicle registrations, from Experian. Traditionally, registration figures roughly correspond to but do not match sales figures reported by automakers. For example, Hyundai reported 8,095 Elantra sales for November, but
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Portugual-born 29-year-old Antonio Felix da Costa is currently the reigning champion of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Antonio has been with the open-wheeled electric racing league since its inaugural season in 2014. While we wait in anticipation of the 2020-21 season beginning next month, and on the heels of Antonio and electric scooter-manufacturer
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Model 2020 MSRP 2021 MSRP Porsche Panamera $88,550 $88,550 Porsche Panamera 4 $93,150 $93,150 Porsche Panamera 4 Executive $99,850 $99,850 Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo $99,350 $99,350 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid $105,150 $105,150 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive $109,650 $109,650 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo $109,150 $109,150 Porsche Panamera 4S $106,350 $106,350 Porsche Panamera
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Executives from PSA Group make up a slight majority of the Stellantis leadership team announced last week, though Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executives are in charge of the company’s finances, marketing and North American business. Mark Stewart remains North American COO under Mike Manley, the former FCA CEO who is now head of the Americas. There
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PARIS — Renault’s future full-electric small cars will use a modified version of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B platform, including the reborn Renault 5 and a new model to come from high-performance brand Alpine, CEO Luca de Meo said.  The news about the architecture – which Renault calls CMF-B EV — answers one question about the group’s
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DETROIT — Cadillac will take 500 reservations for the 2022 CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing editions next month before the performance sedans hit dealerships this summer. Following a virtual reveal Feb. 1, customers can make a $1,000 refundable deposit to reserve one of the 250 CT4-V Blackwings or 250 CT5-V Blackwings, Cadillac said in a statement
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The 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a small but well-equipped crossover available in only base Sport trim. What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mazda CX-3? What does it compare to? The Mazda CX-3 small crossover SUV is more like a subcompact hatchback. Smaller than the Mazda CX-30, it competes with the Chevy Trax, Hyundai Venue,
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The Biden administration is revisiting regulations on vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions after the Trump administration last year loosened standards put in place under predecessor Barack Obama. President Joe Biden’s executive order, issued last week, directs the Department of Transportation and the EPA to reconsider the Trump administration’s 2019 decision to revoke California’s
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Way back in 2015, Congress passed the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act (LVMVMA). It required the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to come up with guidelines to allow certain small vehicle manufacturers (those that sell less than 5,000 vehicles globally per year) a path toward producing turn-key replicas, instead of kit cars, in a
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