Month: July 2021

Automotive supplier Magna International is partnering with work force education provider InStride to launch a pilot program that will provide qualified employees access to undergraduate degree programs free of debt. The initiative, Educational Pathways for Innovative Careers (EPIC), will be available for U.S.-based employees beginning this month. The program will provide coursework that lets employees
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Chevrolet Spark? What does it compare to? The Chevy Spark is a subcompact car, the kind of city-friendly, inexpensive choice that shoppers forget about when gas prices are low and flock to when they’re high. This might be the Spark’s year, so plan to shop it against a
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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Maine’s governor permanently bans offshore wind in state waters in a compromise. ION Energy raises $3.6 million with the participation of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price
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LOS ANGELES — Genesis Motor North America CEO Mark Del Rosso has taken a leave of absence as of July 1, the automaker told Automotive News. Jose Muñoz, CEO of Hyundai Motor North America, will serve as the interim Genesis chief during Del Rosso’s absence. Genesis did not provide details about Del Rosso’s leave, other
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu? What does it compare to? The 2022 Malibu is a mid-size sedan that can be cross-shopped against the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Mazda 6.  Is the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu a good car/SUV? Review continues below As the last front-wheel-drive mid-size sedan from Detroit, the Malibu
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While North American auto factories leveled off in their production cuts because of microchip shortages this week, European and Asia Pacific plants made more volume changes. Worldwide, automakers could eventually see 6.1 million vehicles lost because of the supply crisis, according to AutoForecast Solutions’ latest weekly survey, compared with its forecast of 5.8 million vehicles
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TOKYO — Did fallen auto titan Carlos Ghosn dupe two Americans into aiding his escape in a desperate bid to evade jail in Japan before they themselves were arrested and put on trial? That was the explanation offered by the father-son freelance security team of Michael and Peter Taylor, in emotional testimony last week before
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Porsche looks to advance its efforts against CO2 emissions by calling upon its nearly 1,300 suppliers to only use renewable energy in manufacturing components for its vehicles. Currently, the sports car manufacturer’s supply chain contributes about 20% of its total greenhouse gas emissions. Porsche is a household name for automakers with nearly 100 years of
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group’s Porsche brand said it will form a joint venture with Croatia’s Rimac Automobili that will include VW’s Bugatti brand, confirming plans mapped out earlier this year. The venture will be called Bugatti-Rimac. Rimac will own 55 percent, with Porsche owning the rest. The new entity will be established in the fourth
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Years ago, crash-test dummies were primarily built in traditional male figures. That is, female-figure dummies or those mirroring the size and physique of young children were often excluded from critical vehicle safety testing. “What ended up happening is that these safety settings, crash settings, airbag settings, were systematically suboptimally set for these other types of
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Getty Images Sales of new vans in the UK came close to record levels during the first six months of 2021 due to a boom in home deliveries and the economy reopening. But registrations of new cars remained sluggish, with a shortage of computer chips limiting supplies of some models. The Society of Motor Manufacturers
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