Confusion surrounds Volkswagen’s reported name change

Opinions are split on whether Volkswagen is really about it change its name, or if its announcement was really meant for April Fools' Day.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Vw, Volkswagen, Voltswagen

Viewing Cazoo’s proposed SPAC debut through Carvana’s windshield

News that U.K.-based used car seller Cazoo intends to list in the United States via a SPAC is not surprising. After all, the SPAC boom we’ve seen in recent quarters means that there are a host of American blank-check companies in the market looking for deals — why would they stop at domestic borders? But the Cazoo deal is not a surprise for other reasons as well. We’ve seen the value of related American company Carvana spike in recent years after its 2017 IPO, for example. And Carvana has shown ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Tech, Automotive, United States, Venture Capital, Deliveroo, SPAC, Carvana, The Exchange, Cazoo, EC Newsletter, EC Ecommerce and D2C, EC Mobility Hardware, Cazoo AJAX

WATCH New Suzuki Hayabusa Cross 200km/h Blazingly Quick

The new Suzuki Hayabusa is powered by a 1340cc inline 4-cylinder...
Tags: Autos, Suzuki Hayabusa, New Suzuki Hayabusa Cross

Superlatively Stupid: Volkswagen Allegedly Changing Name to ‘Voltswagen’

Volkswagen is either hellbent on destroying its brand appeal or we appear to be on the receiving end of an early April Fools’ prank because there’s a rumor going around that the automaker is going to be changing its name to “Voltswagen” to better encapsulate what an absolute cringe festival it has become. Known best […] The post Superlatively Stupid: Volkswagen Allegedly Changing Name to ‘Voltswagen’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Dumb Ideas, Volkswagen, EVs, Names, Electric Cars, Cringe, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Rumor Mill, Voltswagen

ABB and AWS team up to create an EV fleet management platform

Swiss automation and technology company ABB has announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a cloud-based EV fleet management platform that it hopes will hasten the electrification of fleets. The platform, which the company says will help operators maintain business continuity as they switch to electric, will roll out in the second half of 2021. This announcement comes after a wave of major delivery companies pledged to electrify their fleets. Amazon already has a num...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, California, Tech, UPS, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Shipping, Aws, DHL, Logistics, Amazon Web Services, Fedex, Mckinsey, Abb, Ev

Vehicle Title Fraud Explained & 6 Proven Ways To Avoid It

Selling a totaled or stolen vehicle with fraudulent documents – known as vehicle title fraud – to make the title appear clean is more common than you might think. This comprehensive guide explains how sellers commit vehicle title fraud along with six proven ways to avoid purchasing a car with a fraudulent title. What is a Vehicle Title? The vehicle title is the state-issued document giving you proof of ownership over your car. If your name is not on the title, you do not own the car from...
Tags: Texas, Research, United States, DMV, Autos, Buying, Carfax, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Vin, Patrick Peterson, National Insurance Crime Bureau, AutoDetective Born

2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe a Late Spring Arrival

Alpina is to BMW enthusiasts much like AMG is to Mercedes devotees, both eliciting great excitement and emotion. The former has announced the arrival of the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe in late spring. Recognized as an independent auto manufacturer by the German Ministry of Transport, Alpina Automobiles has had a longstanding technical partnership […] The post 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe a Late Spring Arrival appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Germany, 2022, Autos, Bmw, Engines, Mercedes, Amg, Alpina, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Super Sedan, Alpina B8 Gran Coupe, Ministry of Transport Alpina Automobiles

Recycling startup Redwood Materials is partnering with Proterra to supply EV battery materials sustainably

A growing number of companies have emerged over the last few years determined to reduce waste in the electric vehicle battery market. Chief among these is recycling firm Redwood Materials, which has quickly expanded since its launch in 2017 by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel to become the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America. Now the firm is teaming up with electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Proterra in a deal that may help boost the domestic battery supply chain. This is ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Recycling, Panasonic, Nevada, North America, Grace, Redwood, Carson City Nevada, JB Straubel, Straubel, Proterra

Cazoo Selling Itself to Blank Check Firm for Insane IPO

Years from now, there’s a distinct chance that humanity will look at blank check firms, better known as special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), with disdain. Today is not that day, however. Cazoo Ltd, which has often been called the British Carvana, is reportedly selling itself to Ajax Holdings for a breezy $7 billion USD. While the used-vehicle […] The post Cazoo Selling Itself to Blank Check Firm for Insane IPO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Used Cars, Autos, Online Sales, Industry News, News Blog, Carvana, Dealer News, Car Dealership, SPACs, Special Purpose Acquisition Company, Cazoo, Blank-check Firm, Automotive Dealer, Cazoo Co, Cazoo Ltd, Ajax Holdings

1970 Dodge Challenger Selected Barrett-Jackson Best in Show

A 2,000 horsepower 1970 Dodge Challenger was selected Best in Show from a group of 50 vehicles at the Barrett-Jackson auction this past weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona, and awarded the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Cup. The Challenger was among five finalists, including a ’32 Ford Tudor, ’55 Chevrolet Bel Air, ’63 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon, and a […] The post 1970 Dodge Challenger Selected Barrett-Jackson Best in Show appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Awards, Events, Best, Auctions, Auction, Autos, Nostalgia, Barrett Jackson, Hemi, Scottsdale Arizona, Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Bel Air, Enthusiasm, Enthusiast, News Blog, 1970

From The Red Pig to Fast Boats: 10 Interesting Facts About Mercedes-AMG

Did you know AMG is a combined abbreviation of its founders’ surnames and the place where the company was first established? Who would have thought that Mercedes-AMG started as a simple two-person operation in the 1960s? From humble beginnings to becoming a respected global performance brand, here are 10 interesting facts about Mercedes-AMG. #1: Mercedes-AMG: What’s in a Name? As previously mentioned, the AMG moniker is derived from the surnames of company founders Hans Werner Aufrecht a...
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Ford Reportedly Stops Selling Home EV Chargers

Ford Motor Co. has reportedly issued a stop-sale on its electric vehicle home charging solution. The good news is that Mach-E buyers can use the included mobile charger to plug into any 120V outlet (or regular charging station) and still have the option to buy a third-party box that effectively does the same thing as the […] The post Ford Reportedly Stops Selling Home EV Chargers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Mach E, Home Charger, Home Charging, Wall Mounted Charger, Ford Reportedly Stops Selling Home EV Chargers

ChargerHelp raises $2.75M to keep EV chargers working

The coming wave of electric vehicles will require more than thousands of charging stations. In addition to being installed, they also need to work — and today, that isn’t happening. If a station doesn’t send out an error or a driver doesn’t report it network providers might never know there’s even a problem. Kameale C. Terry, who co-founded ChargerHelp!, an on-demand repair app for electric vehicle charging stations, has seen these issues firsthand. One customer assumed that poor usage rates at ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Oregon, Los Angeles, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Driver, Green Vehicles, EVs

Upgrade Your New Honda, KTM, or BMW Bike With Sargent’s New REVolution Seat

Take a Seat… What a REVolutionary name for an aftermarket motorcycle part… Jokes aside, swapping the seat out on your bike can be a super quick modification that can provide tons of new comfort to your ride. After I took my first 600-mile journey on my Yamaha FJ-09, the first thing I did was upgrade the seat (my poor behind). OEMs have gotten relatively good at providing customers with a comfortable seat on new motorcycles, but everyone is shaped differently, and sometimes the stock seat simply...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Sargent, Yamaha, Motorcycle News, Heated Seat, BMW KTM, Honda KTM

Illinois Auto Dealers Sue State Over Rivian’s Direct-Sales Model [UPDATED]

Rivian’s plan to sell vehicles directly to consumers has raised the ire of two auto-dealer groups in Illinois. The Illinois Automobile Dealers Association and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association have sued the Illinois Secretary of State, claiming that Illinois law requires new-car sales to flow through licensed franchise dealers and prevents new-car manufacturers from selling […] The post Illinois Auto Dealers Sue State Over Rivian’s Direct-Sales Model [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth ...
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Illinois, New Cars, Jesse White, State, Dealerships, Direct Sales, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Dealers, Chicago Automobile Trade Association, CATA, New Car Sales, Rivian

Ruroc’s Atlas 3.0 Helmet Is Now Available On Their Website

With Updated Aerodynamics! Back when Ruroc first started selling helmets in 2019, my Instagram feed was completely plagued with advertisements for these graphic-heavy helmets. At first, I thought it was just a cheap gimmick, but here we are two years later and Ruroc has managed to solidify themselves as a legitimate helmet manufacturer capable of keeping up with the big dogs. Although the brand is only two years into its life, there is still a long way to go, but for now, they will continue to ...
Tags: Atlas, Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Ruroc, Cool guy helmets, Graphic Helmets, Ruroc Atlas 3

Recall: Ducati Multistrada V4

Since the release of the new Ducati Multistrada V4 , adventure-touring fans have been jumping for joy, but those celebrations are about to be cut short.  Ducati has found issues with the valve guides in the V4 Granturismo engines that can lead to excessive wear and inevitably losing power, then failing at the top end of the engine.  The defective valve guides are supplied by one of two suppliers for Ducati. Despite quality checks done before the Multistrada V4’s production, the l...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Ducati, North America, Bologna, Motorcycle News, Multistrada, Multistrada V4, 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4, Ducati recall, Ducati Customer Services

Hyundai Alcazar Rendered in Colour Palette of Creta

Revealed through a set of leaked images of its 3D model earlier this month,...
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Acura Tells the ‘Origin Story’ of the 2022 MDX

Acura kicked off its "Origin Story" campaign Monday to mark the automaker's 35th anniversary and introduce its new 2022 MDX three-row sport-utility vehicle. The campaign incorporates a series of videos released via Acura's social channels, spanning 15 seconds, 30 seconds and two minutes, looking at the brand's history as a challenger brand rooted in performance...
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The Station: Breaking down TuSimple’s S-1

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome to The Station. A few items before we jump into the news. Rebecca Bellan, who started writing for TechCrunch earlier this month, is going to be contributing to the micromobbin’ section as part of her focus on ebikes, scooters and other personal mobility vehicles. Reach out to her at [email protected]
Tags: Apple, Transportation, London, Microsoft, California, Washington, Senate, Russia, Berlin, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Ces, Automotive, United States, Gm

The Ford Mondeo Is About To Die - Let's Commiserate With This Early V6 Example

With news of the Mondeo's impending demise emerging this month, we thought we'd pick something topical out of the classifieds
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Junkyard Find: 2007 Audi S6

When I’m wandering junkyards and looking for interesting stuff, I don’t pay much attention to Audis of our current century. No, I want to photograph old Audis, preferably ones from the 1970s. I make exceptions for discarded members of the Audi S family, however, because these cars do such a great job of demonstrating the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2007 Audi S6 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Audi, Denver, 2007, S6, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Audi A6, 2000s, Audi S6, V10, A6, German Luxury Cars, 2007 Audi S6

Next-gen Volkswagen Amarok Teased, Looks Ravishing

Pickup truck are not so popular in India, and in that regard, a lot of you may...
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Driver Nearly Gets A Barrier To The Face While Fleeing Police

This Mazda driver in Poland was very nearly impaled by a level crossing barrier while evading the police
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Driver's Nearly Gets A Faceful Of Barrier While Fleeing Police

This Mazda driver in Poland was very nearly impaled by a level crossing barrier while evading the police
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Here's What Mercedes' New 1.4-Metre 'Hyperscreen' Looks Like In A Car

Mercedes has revealed interior images of the new EQS, revealing a dashboard that is mostly made up of one huge screen unit
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Honda Activa 125 Vs Activa 6G - Detailed Comparison

The Honda Activa is one of the best-selling two-wheelers in the Indian market...
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TT2000 write-up

 Yeah, it seems like a long time ago but finally here is the write-up: [Author: Andrew Thomson]
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Renault Kiger Non-Turbo Variant Acceleration Test - VIDEO

The Renault Kiger is currently the cheapest sub-compact SUV you can buy today....
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Bajaj Pulsar 150 Cafe Racer Avatar Looks Tempting - Rendering

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 has been rocking the same old design for many years now....
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