2021 Tata Safari Hits 10,000 Production Milestone in 5 Months

Tata Motors has announced that the 2021 Tata Safari has hit the 10,000...
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GM Prioritizing Pickup Production Over Crossovers, Sedans

General Motors will resume full-size pickup assembly next week, leaving its crossovers will have to continue enduring production hang-ups related to the semiconductor shortage. American manufacturers have been absolutely creamed by supply shortages this year and a lack of chips really hurt pickup volumes. We’ve seen a lot of creative solutions, including automakers putting unfinished […] The post GM Prioritizing Pickup Production Over Crossovers, Sedans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supply Chain, General Motors, Production, Industry, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Industry News, Assembly, News Blog, Factory News, Chip Shortage, Semiconductor Shortage, Production Updates

Buy/Drive/Burn: Upmarket Brand American Midsize Sedans in 1997

We’re back with more 1997 midsize sedan action in today’s edition of Buy/Drive/Burn. They’re all on the smaller end of the midsize sedan scale, all American, and crucially, all wearing semi-upmarket branding. Chrysler Cirrus For 1997, the Chrysler Cirrus is in its third model year, a part of the Cloud Cars that finally put an end […] The post Buy/Drive/Burn: Upmarket Brand American Midsize Sedans in 1997 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Chrysler Cirrus

Redwood Materials raises $700M to expand its battery recycling operation

Redwood Materials CEO JB Straubel shared his aspirations last year to turn the startup he co-founded in 2017 into one of the world’s major battery recycling companies. Now, the former Tesla co-founder and CTO has the money to accelerate those plans. Redwood Materials said Wednesday it raised $700 million from high-profile institutional investors and venture firms, providing the capital needed to expand its existing operations well beyond its Carson City, Nevada, home base to locations throughout...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Panasonic, Nevada, Volkswagen, North America, Mercedes, Cto, Gigafactory, Mercedes Benz, Redwood

New MG One Teaser Video Highlights SUV’s Key Design Features

After releasing a bunch of teaser images, MG has now shared a teaser video of...
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Elon Musk reveals how non-Tesla EVs will use Superchargers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has offered more details on how non-Tesla owners will be able to use Supercharger stations in a change to its service later this year.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, EVs, Electric Cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Superchargers, Supercharger Station

Kia Soul Facelift Spotted, First Spy Shots Surface Online

It seems that Kia is working on a facelift model of the Kia Soul. The updated...
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Tesla Cybertruck Production Appears Delayed Until 2022

Comments made by Tesla boss Elon Musk and other company execs on an earnings call seem to suggest that Tesla Cybertruck production may be delayed. That doesn’t necessarily mean the truck will be a flop, as I’ve predicted, but it’s not great news for Tesla, either. According to Electrek*, the relevant quote is this one: “We are […] The post Tesla Cybertruck Production Appears Delayed Until 2022 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, Electrek, Tesla Cybertruck

Report: Chevrolet Camaro to Be Replaced By Electric Muscle Sedan

The Chevrolet Camaro might be slated to be replaced in 2024 by an electric sedan bearing the same moniker. Cue the outrage from traditionalists who insist that even an electric Camaro should be a coupe/convertible and not a sedan. Your author shares that sentiment. It’s one thing for pony cars to move away from muscular, […] The post Report: Chevrolet Camaro to Be Replaced By Electric Muscle Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chevrolet, EVs, Camaro, Future Cars, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet SS, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Electric Muscle Sedan

Buy/Drive/Burn: V6 Midsize American Sedans of 1997

We continue our 2007 and 1997 sedan series with its fourth installment. We’ve covered V6 Japanese sedans from two different decades, as well as American-branded entries from 2007. Today we step back to the midsize V6 sedan class of 1997. The Big Three beckon you with medium build quality, equipment, and value for money in […] The post Buy/Drive/Burn: V6 Midsize American Sedans of 1997 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Husqvarna Norden 901 Nears Production, New Teaser & Webisode Suggest

Revealed in its concept form at the 2019 EICMA in Milan, the Husqvarna Norden...
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New Tata Tiago NRG Teaser Video Released, to Launch Next Week

Tata Motors has released a teaser video of the new Tata Tiago NRG. The footage...
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Drivers for Elon Musk’s Loop get a script about their ‘great leader’

Drivers for Elon Musk’s underground Loop system in Las Vegas have been instructed to bypass passengers’ questions about how long they have been driving for the company, declare ignorance about crashes, and shut down conversations about Musk himself. Using public records laws, TechCrunch obtained documents that detail daily operations at the Loop, which opened in June to transport attendees around the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) using modified Tesla vehicles. Among the documents is a “Ride...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, North Korea, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Las Vegas, Alphabet, Musk, Loop, Tesla Autopilot, Elon, Strip, OCC, Clark County

Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup reservations surpass 120,000

Ford and its F-150 pickup, the automaker’s best-selling vehicle, have consistently inspired brand loyalty from pickup truck owners. According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Automotive Brand Loyalty Study, Ford has a 54.3% loyalty rate. Now as the automaker moves to electrify its fleet, it seems to be bringing in fresh buyers. Ford released Wednesday its second quarter earnings for 2021, which besides containing a surprise profit despite the ongoing chip shortage, revealed that its F-150 Lightning e...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Michigan, Electric Cars, Ford Motor Company, Hybrid Cars, Farley, Jim Farley, Ford Maverick, Mustang Mach, Electric Pickup, Ford Lightning, SK Innovation

Honda Crosstourer Motorcycles Copy

2012 Honda Crosstourer Engine Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke Unicam 16-valve 76° V4 Engine Displacement 1,237cc Bore and Stroke 81 x 60mm Compression Ratio 12:1 Ignition Timing 8.4° BTDC (idle speed) Fuel Delivery PGM-FI electronic fuel injection Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance Max. Power Output 95kW/7,750min-1 (95/1/EC) Max. Torque 126Nm/6,500min-1 (95/1/EC) ...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, EC, Honda, Unicam, Ignition Computer, EC Max Torque, Ground Clearance 180mm

Biden Fuel Rules Unveiled, Will Exceed Obama’s Goals

The Biden administration is proposing a return to the Obama-era fuel-economy regulations over five years. After that, the rules will get tougher, with the goal of getting 40 percent of American drivers into electric vehicles. The exact numbers, which would come from the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency, haven’t yet been finalized. […] The post Biden Fuel Rules Unveiled, Will Exceed Obama’s Goals appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, Joe Biden, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Biden, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions, Department Of Transportation, Fuel Economy, Trump, Emissions Standards, News Blog, Future Vehicles

Audi Press Car Used to Help Flood Victims

Press-car abuse is a part of the automotive journalism industry. So, too, is damage caused by normally diligent journalists who made a mistake/had some bad luck. I don’t intentionally abuse vehicles, but I’ve dented and dinged and broken a few things because sometimes shit happens. What I have not done is use a press car […] The post Audi Press Car Used to Help Flood Victims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Youtube, Germany, Autos, Flooding, Audi, Audi RS6, News Blog, Press Cars, Test Cars, German Flooding, Rs6, Audi Press

Fisker invests in EV charging network Allego’s SPAC merger

Less than a year after its own SPAC merger, electric vehicle startup Fisker has turned investor to support EV charging company Allego. Fisker is investing $10 million in private-investment-in-public equity (PIPE) funding for the merger of Allego and special purpose acquisition company Spartan Acquisition Corp III. The merger, announced Tuesday, puts Allego at a pro forma equity value of $3.14 billion. The transaction is expected to inject the EV charging provider with $702 million in cash, inclu...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, London, California, Tech, Automotive, Ocean, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Henrik Fisker, Foxconn, Charging Station, Fisker, SPAC, Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Brother of Top Biden Adviser Lobbied for General Motors

Washington, D.C. has long been thought of as a “swamp” of shady dealings, regardless of what party is in charge of the White House and/or Congress at any given time. The previous president even promised to “drain the swamp,” though his critics would argue he made it swampier than ever. A close adviser of the […] The post Brother of Top Biden Adviser Lobbied for General Motors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Washington, Government, White House, General Motors, Joe Biden, Industry, Gm, Autos, Biden, Lobbying, Donald Trump, Trump, News Blog, Swamp, The Swamp

Onto raises $175 million in Series B to expand EV subscription service in the UK

Onto has raised $175 million in a combined equity and debt Series B round, capital the U.K.-based electric vehicle subscription startup plans to use to expand within the country as well as move into new markets.  This latest round brings Onto’s total funding to $245 million. Swedish VC Alfvén & Didrikson is leading the round on the equity raise, and British investment company Pollen Street Capital is providing a senior-secured asset-backed debt facility, which likely means Onto’s fleet of o...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Sweden, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Jaguar, Norway, Volkswagen, Smith, Hyundai, Shell, Renault

Rare Rides: A 1996 Buick Riviera, Last Gasp of Personal Luxury

Today’s Rare Ride is a very unique example of the final generation Buick Riviera. A holdout in the personal luxury coupe space, the Riviera was the last large two-door the company ever produced. This is the third time we’ve featured a Riviera in this series; we covered the fifth-generation model in 75th Anniversary (of Buick) […] The post Rare Rides: A 1996 Buick Riviera, Last Gasp of Personal Luxury appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Classic Cars, Luxury cars, Editorials, Gm, Autos, Riviera, 1990s, Convertibles, Buick, PLC, Buick Riviera, News Blog, Domestic Cars, Personal Luxury Coupe, Collector Cars

Jeep Reportedly Working On Small BEV

Since Groupe PSA expressed an interest in buying up Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Jeep brand has ramped up talk about the merits of electrification – particularly in places like Europe. The off-road-focused brand even has a plan to offer zero-emissions compliant vehicles in every segment by 2025. However, the only vehicle Jeep’s currently producing that seems […] The post Jeep Reportedly Working On Small BEV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, Psa, Fca, Autos, Rumors, EVs, Jeep, Fiat. Chrysler, Cmp, Ev, News Blog, Product Planning, PSA Group, Wrangler, Renegade

General Motors to Debut New Super Cruise Features on Six 2022 Model Year Vehicles

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. General Motors will debut new Super Cruise features on six different vehicles during the first quarter of 2022. Enhanced versions of Super Cruise will be available on select 2022 model year vehicles, including the Cadillac Escalade, CT4, and CT5; the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and Sierra; and the Chevrolet Silverado. According to GM, Super Cruise will be available on 22 vehicles by 2023, including the Cadi...
Tags: General Motors, Canada, Gm, Autos, Detroit Lions, Sierra, Cadillac, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Car News, Carl Anthony, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Super Cruise, Cadillac Super Cruise, Maiorana, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation

Calgary’s parking authority exposed drivers’ personal data and tickets

If you parked your car in one of the thousands of parking spots across Calgary, there’s a good chance you paid the Calgary Parking Authority for the privilege. But soon you might be hearing from the authority after a recent security lapse exposed the personal information of vehicle owners. The parking authority oversees about 14% of the paid parking spots in the Calgary region, and lets drivers pay to park their cars by a parking kiosk, online, or through the phone app by entering their vehicle’...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, New York, Privacy, Tech, Spokesperson, Data Breach, Automotive, Transport, Parking, Volkswagen, Driver, Calgary, Signal, Parkmobile, Computer Security

Why Did Honda Pair With GM on EVs?

Last month, we wrote up the news that Honda will be working on a battery-electric vehicle called the Prologue — not to be mixed up with the Prelude — and the company would work with General Motors, using GM’s Ultium battery packs. Why would Honda, known especially for engine development, pair with GM? To refresh […] The post Why Did Honda Pair With GM on EVs? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Honda, Partnerships, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Prologue, Ultium, Honda Prologue

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