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Intel Corp. CEO Pat Gelsinger will virtually attend a meeting being put together by President Joe Biden’s administration for April 12 to discuss the semiconductor supply chain issues disrupting U.S. automotive factories, according to a person familiar with the matter. Reuters previously reported the meeting will include Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, and a
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DETROIT — Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts who take their trail cruisers off-road are no strangers to tree-lined forests that provide a natural cover overhead. Now Jeep, which is jumping into electrification with the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid and other models down the line, is building a different kind of canopy that will send juice to its
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An unexpected silver lining to the yearlong coronavirus crisis has been record profits for auto dealers, as consumer demand for heavily optioned crossovers and pickups keeps transaction prices and gross profits high. But dark clouds are moving in again. Shortages of semiconductor chips continue to crimp global auto production, bringing inventories of popular vehicles —
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The global pandemic requires a global response, something that’s been clear from the beginning. The difference between understanding that and actually carrying it out is vast—but getting vaccines to isolated populations in developing countries also something that doctors have had significant experience with in the last few decades. Several of the COVID-19 vaccines present additional
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DETROIT — GMC is expanding the Hummer EV lineup with an SUV, a more urban and family-oriented version of the 2022 pickup, and will begin sales with a special launch model priced at more than $100,000. The 2024 Hummer SUV Edition 1, which General Motors plans to start building in early 2023, is powered by
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After five years as CEO of autonomous technology company Waymo, John Krafcik is stepping down. Tekedra Mawakana and Dmitri Dolgov will succeed Krafcik as co-CEOs of the Mountain View, Calif.-based Google subsidiary, Krafcik said in a LinkedIn statement Friday. Mawakana and Dolgov currently serve as Waymo chief operating officer and chief technology officer, respectively. “My
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Don’t let the 2021 Lexus IS300 AWD‘s name deceive you; while the $40,025 rear-drive IS300 uses a 241-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 for motivation, the $42,025 all-wheel-drive IS300 has a 3.5-liter V-6. So despite sharing a badge with a four-cylinder car, it actually shares its engine with the pricier IS350 F Sport that stickers for $43,925 in rear-drive guise
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WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co. will resume making political donations and will not rule out donations to those lawmakers who voted on Jan. 6 against certifying President Joe Biden’s election win, according to a letter from Ford seen by Reuters. The automaker was among many companies that suspended political donations earlier this year pending a
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We’ve largely enjoyed a lot of cricket noises on the alternative powertrain front where Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Stellantis is concerned—at least ever since the Daimler divorce. (Remember the fuel-cell-powered Commander 2 Concept of 2001, which included a full refinery under the hood to separate hydrogen from methanol, which must have been slightly easier to come by than hydrogen
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Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misstated the date of CarMax’s purchase of a minority stake in Edmunds. CarMax said Thursday it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a remaining stake in Edmunds, the automotive research and vehicle-listings company. With CarMax’s previous $50 million minority stake, the total enterprise value of the
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Lawyers for former Reynolds and Reynolds Co. CEO Bob Brockman have asked a judge to delay a competency hearing in a federal tax fraud case after Brockman recently was hospitalized for an undisclosed medical condition. Brockman’s attorneys are seeking to move a June 29 hearing to determine whether he is competent to assist in his
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It’s noteworthy that the Jeepster Beach concept, one of Jeep’s one-off creations revealed at the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari, produces mega power out of its turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 powerplant. The concept’s forced-induction four-banger churns out a staggering 340 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, an impressive boost of about 25 percent (70 hp and 74
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BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. autonomous truck startup Plus said on Wednesday it had raised an extra $220 million from investors in an extension of a $200 million funding round in February, as the global auto industry looks to a driverless future. A source with direct knowledge of the matter also said Plus was in advanced
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Kia continues to bolster its role in the electric vehicle space with the reveal of the new EV6 crossover. Although the EV6 is not the first battery-electric vehicle from the Korean automaker, it is the first model to strictly rely on electricity for power. Other Kia electrics, such as the Soul EV and Niro EV, are
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LOS ANGELES — Hyundai Motor America is rolling out data tools that allow customers to share information on their driving usage and driving habits with insurance companies, potentially lowering premiums. The usage-based insurance program relies on travel-time data and driving-behavior data using vehicle sensors and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, the automaker said in a news
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Porsche Panamera Full Overview It’s a wonderful time to be an automotive enthusiast, but that time may be drawing to a close. So, covet, flog, or fantasize about the road-scorching 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S and 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo wagons while you can. Hybrids and battery electric vehicles can produce equally impressive performances,
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Tesla Inc. can move forward with a lawsuit claiming that Rivian Automotive Inc. stole its trade secrets with the help of former employees of the electric car maker. In a tentative ruling Monday, Santa Clara, Calif., Superior Court Judge William Monahan declined Rivian’s request to throw out a misappropriation of trade secrets claim. Monahan agreed to dismiss
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This weekend, the first official 2021 Ford Bronco, the SUV with VIN 001, was auctioned to the highest bidder by Barrett-Jackson—for $1,075,000. Of course, the proceeds are going to charity, specifically in support of the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound. Both charities are geared toward spreading understanding of the outdoors and a sense of
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Mercedes-Benz has been testing and teasing its Tesla Model S-fighting EQS all-electric luxury sedan for a long time now, and in a final step ahead of the full unveil has pulled the sheet off the wild new interior. Yes, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS will have a dashboard-spanning “Hyperscreen” display, but that’s just one of many
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