Volkswagen Lays Out Timing for Global Restart

Vehicle production is a complex juggling act at the best of times, but industry-shuttering viral pandemics that sweep the globe in a matter of weeks can complicate the process. And aside from its joint-venture operations in China, Volkswagen finds itself, like other automakers, shut out of the business of building cars. Perhaps ambitiously, the automaker […] The post Volkswagen Lays Out Timing for Global Restart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Lotus Evija Configurator: How Would You Design Your Dream Evija?

The Lotus Evija is the automaker’s first electric vehicle, and like any Lotus, it’s pretty much a technical marvel. The Evija’s power output of 2,000 PS makes it the world’s – drum roll please – most powerful production road car! Although we think somebody (and there will be somebody!) will try and top that before long (Bugatti, Pininfarina, Ultima etc.), the Evija is the king of the mountain for now. With the Lotus Evija, it’s customization that’s king. When you’re at this level, offerin...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Detroit Lions, Michigan, Lotus, Clare, Carbon Black, Car News, Carl Anthony, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Simon Clare, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Evija, Lotus Evija, Detroit Working Writers, Bugatti Pininfarina Ultima

Ford, Wayne State, ACCESS Launch Mobile COVID-19 Testing For Michigan First Responders

DEARBORN, Mich., April 15, 2020 – Ford Motor Company, Wayne State University, the Wayne State University Physician Group, and ACCESS are launching a new initiative to improve access to COVID-19 testing for symptomatic first responders, health care workers, and corrections officers in Michigan. Ford is providing vehicles, drivers, and equipment to help create the first mobile testing service in Michigan. The effort is an extension of drive-through testing sites that opened in Detroit and De...
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Uber Goes Old School With New Delivery Services

With a pandemic suppressing the world’s need for transportation, Uber has kept itself busy by offering free rides to healthcare workers and expanding its food-delivery service, Uber Eats. Initially, that meant activating the program in more countries. The ride-hailing company has since added ways for businesses to manage meal plans for employees working from home […] The post Uber Goes Old School With New Delivery Services appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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As Brand Goes Electric, Porsche R&D Head Says Tesla Not a Direct Rival

Now that Porsche has committed to Volkswagen Group’s plan for widespread electrification and manufactured its first purpose-built EV, many are starting to make comparisons with Tesla. Like it or not, Porsche’s Taycan is probably the closest competition the Tesla Model S has. Porsche’s R&D boss, Michael Steiner, doesn’t like the comparison, saying any direct juxtapositions are apples […] The post As Brand Goes Electric, Porsche R&D Head Says Tesla Not a Direct Rival appeared first on The Truth Ab...
Tags: Tesla, Porsche, Autos, Model S, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Electrification, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, Michael Steiner, Brand Strategy, News Blog, Taycan

Filling the gap: The Zooz electric motorcycle concept

There’s a yawning gap in the electric market between bicycles and motorcycles. But this intriguing concept from Texas manufacturer Zooz proves that you don’t need the size and heft of an electric moto to get rapid performance. The Zooz Concept 01 has no pedals, can hit 60 mph (100 kph) and weighs just 85 lbs [39 kg]. The front and back ends resemble a motorcycle, but in the middle, there is … nothing. Folks who don’t like the ‘empty triangle’ under a custom motorcycle seat aren’t going to lik...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Samsung, Motorcycles, Chris, Exif, Harley, Kelly, Shimano, Mark Atkinson, Electric Motorcycle, ZooZ, Chris Zahner, Motorized Bicycle

Not driving your car as much during lockdown? Follow these tips

Some must-do maintenance, and a few myths busted
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As Demand for Toyotas Dries Up, Automaker Prepares to Stem the Flow

Obviously, Toyota plants in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are shut down due to the coronavirus (tentatively slated to reopen on May 4th), but the automaker’s Japanese plants are still going strong. Come the month of May, those facilities won’t have to work quite as hard. Who’s buying, really? Japan managed to hold the […] The post As Demand for Toyotas Dries Up, Automaker Prepares to Stem the Flow appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Mexico, Sales, Production, Autos, Toyota, United States Canada, News Blog, Coronavirus

Lamborghini Supporting Siare In The Production of Breathing Simulators

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 15 April 2020 – Automobili Lamborghini is providing resources and equipment from its Research and Development Department for the co-engineering and production of breathing simulators, supporting Siare Engineering International Group, Italy’s top manufacturer of ventilators, during the health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19. The breathing simulator enables the tester to carry out an initial evaluation of the ventilator’s performance before reaching the final ch...
Tags: Autos, Lamborghini, Sant, Car News, Automobili Lamborghini, Agata Bolognese, Automobili Lamborghini Original, Coronavirus, Research and Development Department, Siare Engineering International Group Italy

Will Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Cost Jobs?

Center-left political/culture magazine The Atlantic dropped an interesting piece onto the Web Tuesday. In it, author Robinson Meyer lays out a case, based in part on the Trump administration’s own writings, that the fuel economy rollback approved in late March will actually cost jobs and reduce the amount Americans drive. Meyer piggybacks off his previous […] The post Will Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Cost Jobs? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Atlantic, Autos, Automotive Industry, Meyer, Safe, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Trump, Will Trump, News Blog, Robinson Meyer, Fuel Economy Standards, Fuel Economy Regulations

Better Days Ahead: Subaru Eyes U.S. Production Restart

Known for having one of the leanest inventories in the industry, Subaru has marked yet another date date on its calendar, no doubt hoping that once production resumes in Indiana, it won’t have to turn out the lights again. The Japanese manufacturer initially shut down its Lafayette assembly plant for the period of one week […] The post Better Days Ahead: Subaru Eyes U.S. Production Restart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Indiana, Production, Autos, Lafayette, Subaru, News Blog, Assembly Plants, Coronavirus, Subaru Eyes U S Production Restart

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Offers Free Digital Learning Content

Gain New Knowledge and Brush Up On What You’ve Already Learned The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) doesn’t just want you to sit around on your backside while styling home. The organization has opened up free digital learning courses so that riders can become better and more knowledgable two-wheelers. “The MSF has a wide variety of digital content that can help motorcyclists while many training sites and RiderCoaches are unavailable during this pandemic,” said Robert Gladden, MSF vice preside...
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331 Parties Have Expressed Interest in Norton Motorcycles

29 Formal Offers Were Received It’s no secret that Norton Motorcycles has money issues. The company owes millions of dollars to various creditors. It essentially went bankrupt and now UK administrators are helping the company through that process. It is quite likely that the company will be bought by either another company or a single investor. According to a report by the UK government on Norton Motorcycles, there were 331 interested parties. Of those parties, only 169 filed the necessary NDAs...
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Prices of BS6 Honda Activa 125 increased - IAB Report

Honda has increased the prices of the BS6 Activa 125. The prices of the 125 cc...
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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG launched, priced from INR 6.62 lakh

Following the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo in February, the Hyundai Grand i10...
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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG launched, priced from INR 6.63 lakh

Following the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo in February, the Hyundai Grand i10...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG

Bajaj and KTM are Going to Focus on Electric Scooters in 2022

A New Electric Scooter Age Could Dawn KTM and Bajaj have a partnership and a big focus of that partnership will be electric bikes. Now, new info has come out that says electric scooters will be a major focus for the future of the companies. In a report from the , the company outlined what was to come.  “As part of a series development project for PTW (“Powered two wheeler”) electric vehicles in the low-voltage range (48 volts), which was developed together with the Indian partner Bajaj, vario...
Tags: Asia, Motorcycles, KTM, Bajaj, Stefan Pierer, Pexco, GasGas, Focus on Electric Scooters, New Electric Scooter Age Could Dawn KTM, PTW, Pierer Mobility Group

Due for a Revamp, Lexus NX Hints at V6 Power

With a new Lexus NX compact crossover expected to arrive next year, trademark applications on both sides of the Atlantic point to increased powertrain diversity — and more available power for U.S. customers. Overseas, at least, the little Lexus (but not the littlest Lexus) CUV stands to go even greener. European trademark applications posted to the […] The post Due for a Revamp, Lexus NX Hints at V6 Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Atlantic, Plug-In Hybrids, Lexus, Autos, Crossovers, Hybrids, Nx, Lexus Nx, Phev, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Trademark Applications

Motorcycle Sales Take a Hard Downward Turn Due to COVID-19

Is It Really Surprising? Motorcycle sales had been slowing down, and then the Coronavirus pandemic hit, and they really took a nosedive. According to news reports, India, the world’s biggest motorcycle market has seen some serious drops. Some as high as 62 percent, according to The Hindu Business Line. Hero MotoCorp was down 43 percent, Royal Enfield was down 44 percent, Bajaj was down 55 percent, and TVS Motor Company was down the most at 62 percent. The big foreign players in the Indian marke...
Tags: Europe, India, Canada, Motorcycles, Italy, Honda, Suzuki, Bajaj, Motorcycle News, Motociclismo, MotoCorp, Royal Enfield, TVS Motor Company, Coronavirus

Renault Ends Chinese Partnership, Looks for a New Start

With the rippling economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak starting to take hold, some industry analysts have begun floating the increasingly popular theory that various markets could stage a retreat from China. While the Chinese Communist Party’s mishandling of the pandemic — including cover-ups (and the possible manipulation of the World Health Organization) that ultimately encouraged […] The post Renault Ends Chinese Partnership, Looks for a New Start appeared first on The Truth About Car...
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In Review: 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota's compact Corolla can be configured for those who prefer a hatch to a trunk, and the Corolla Hatchback is a decent little driver with lots of features. There are a couple of downsides, but I like this little car...and you can find out more in my review at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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The VW Arteon R Has Been Spotted Hammering Around The Nurburgring

A faster version of VW's handsome Arteon will be with us soon, powered by the same engine as the Golf 8 R
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June confirmed as the MG Hector Plus launch date - Report

Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG (India), has confirmed June as the MG...
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You Can Now Order a Polaris Slingshot Online and Have it Delivered to Your Home

Can’t Wait? Do you know what you need in this time of crisis? A Polaris Slingshot, or at least that’s what the company wants you to buy. It has made it easier to purchase the Slingshot of your dreams, too. Polaris added online ordering and home delivery service so that you didn’t have to wait until COVID-19 wanes to get the three-wheeled fun machine you’ve been wanting. Personally, I find the Slingshot to be extremely ugly and not that enticing, but there are folks out there who love them. Pola...
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Drifting in Japan, 1990s edition

To the uplifting eternal disco of Miki Matsubara [Amazon], talented drivers drift their boxy early-1990s automobiles around the curves and corners of Japan.
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Toyota-Mazda Assembly Plant Opening Delayed

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing will have to wait a while before it manufactures any automobiles. The jointly operated facility in Huntsville, Alabama won’t open next spring as planned. It’s delayed on account of the coronavirus outbreak. Designed to produce collaborative crossovers, the facility came to be after state and local governments floated $800 million in incentives […] The post Toyota-Mazda Assembly Plant Opening Delayed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Best cars under INR 5 lakh in India - IAB Picks

While the Indian car market has matured very much with the increasing launch of...
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QOTD: Worst Standard SUV Design of the 2010s?

Last Wednesday we pondered the best exterior styling found on SUVs and CUVs of the 2010s. This week, flip the question and consider the visually challenged rides of the past decade instead. If I recall those distant 2010s correctly, there are plenty of designs upon which one might spill some Haterade. First, a few guidelines. […] The post QOTD: Worst Standard SUV Design of the 2010s? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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BS6 Honda Activa 6G gets a price hike - IAB Report

The BS6 Honda Activa 6G was launched in India in January this year at a...
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