Month: July 2021

Rivian Automotive Inc., the EV startup backed by Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., is in talks with the U.K. government on building its first manufacturing plant outside the U.S. near the English city of Bristol, Sky News reported. The investment would probably include a large state-support package, but the U.K. faces competition from Germany
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Dana Inc. and American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., two of the world’s largest axle suppliers, reported on Friday multiple gains in the second quarter as the industry continues the long haul of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dana said its performance in the second quarter benefited from ongoing strong demand across its three business
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What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Accent? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Accent wrings economy-car fuel economy out of an equally efficient subcompact shape. The four-door sedan rivals economy cars like the related Kia Rio, the Nissan Versa, and the newer Kia Seltos crossover and Hyundai Venue hatchback.  Is the
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With the rise in online shopping and the desire for contactless delivery sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, demand is growing for low-speed automated delivery vehicles to deliver packages or food to your doorstep. In a new report, Guidehouse Insights says it expects the increase in demand for robot deliveries to continue post-COVID-19. The research company
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Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will reinstate a mask mandate for workers at facilities in Kentucky, two days after making a similar announcement for workers in Missouri and Florida. The automaker informed workers the mandate will go into effect Saturday. Ford has two assembly plants in the state: Kentucky Truck Plant, where workers build
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Daimler released teaser pictures of the Mercedes-Benz EQE full-electric sedan. The EQE, an electric version of the E-Class will go on sale next year. It will debut at the IAA Munich auto show on September 6. The sedan uses Mercedes’ EVA electric platform that also underpins the EQS, the electric version of the S-Class that
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What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Sonata? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Sonata sedan mates an expressive body with a spacious and finely finished interior to tackle the top rivals in the mid-size family four-door niche: the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Kia K5, and Honda Accord. Is the 2022 Hyundai
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NEW YORK — Trevor Milton, the founder of electric truck maker Nikola Corp., has been indicted on charges of making false and misleading statements to investors, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday. The indictment said that, from November 2019 to September 2020, Milton schemed to defraud investors into buying Nikola shares through statements
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The auto industry’s tight new-vehicle supplies and strong retail demand could extend almost another year because of ongoing inventory shortages and strong economic conditions, Toyota Motor North America executives said Wednesday. A chronic shortage of microchips and other supply-chain disruptions that have forced automakers to idle assembly plants — in some cases for months —
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PARIS — A consortium led by Volkswagen Group has agreed with Europcar to launch a tender offer for the car rental company that values it at 2.9 billion euros ($3.4 billion) including debt. VW has teamed up with asset manager Attestor Limited and Dutch mobility group Pon Holdings for the deal. The consortium is proposing
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Electric conversions of classic cars are becoming more common. The latest is from a UK-based firm called Electrogenic, which recently completed a 1971 Citroën DS EV conversion. Electrogenic removed the stock 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, and replaced it with a brushless electric motor that produces 120 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque, according to a company
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What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Palisade? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Palisade marries three rows of seats with digital technology to create a tech-forward family wagon with available all-wheel drive. It’s a rival for vehicles such as the Kia Telluride, Ford Explorer, and Honda Pilot. Is the 2022 Hyundai
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Revel believes it can make New York City an offer it can’t refuse. The electric vehicle company will privately build the car-charging stations the city needs to support a future where EVs replace gas-powered vehicles. What the company wants in exchange is access to the city streets for its for-hire vehicles — in other words, an
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DETROIT — The UAW received $1.1 million for the purchase of a controversial lakefront house in northern Michigan built for former President Dennis Williams, The Associated Press reported this week. Williams in May was sentenced to 21 months in prison for being a key ringleader in the union’s embezzlement scandal along with his successor, Gary
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WASHINGTON/DETROIT — Electric vehicle producer Rivian plans to invest $5 billion initially in its second U.S. assembly plant, according to a company document shared with state economic development officials. The plant, dubbed “Project Tera,” requires an estimated 10,000 acres of land according to a revised economic development document seen by Reuters, but economic development officials
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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