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California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. Published in Nature Energy on April 26th by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, the study found that PHEV buyers in California were abandoning the technology at a rate of […] The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Media, Congress, California, Marketing, Global, Sales, Maintenance, Bailout, Green, Rants, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos


Galpin Motors’ longtime first lady Jane Boeckmann dies at 90

Jane Boeckmann, the first lady of Galpin Motors and matriarch of the Southern California auto-dealership family, has died at age 90, according to family members. Her life story — which included piloting planes and driving race cars, as well as myriad honors for both business and humanitarian endeavors — was surely worthy of a movie. She died April 28 of pancreatic cancer, according to her family. Working with her husband, Bert Boeckmann, she helped to turn Galpin Motors into one of the most prom...
Tags: Europe, Business, News, California, Scotland, La, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, Obituaries, West Africa, Community, Obituary, Local News


2022 Mazda MX-30 EV: Too Little Too Late or Just Right? We Examine The Goods

The Mazda MX-30 made its initial debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. It’s a nice-looking crossover, and it has the genes of Mazda’s RX-8 rotary-powered sports car from the early 2000s. Have you seen those center-opening double rear doors, or what Mazda refers to as “freestyle doors?” Well, they are back with a vengeance for the MX-30. Practicality issues aside, every new EV needs a party piece to grab attention. If the Tesla Model X can have falcon doors, the Mazda MX-30 can have suicide doo...
Tags: California, Cars, America, Research, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Tokyo, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Nissan Leaf, Mazda, Mazda North American Operations, HVAC, Jeff Guyton, Guyton, Mazda North American Operations Mazda


Elon Musk says pandemic supply-chain issues and a global microchip shortage resulted in 'insane difficulties' for Tesla

Elon Musk NurPhoto/Contributor/Getty Images Elon Musk said Tesla experienced significant supply chain hurdles in the last quarter. Musk cited the global chip shortage, as well as port delays, and COVID-19 restrictions in China. Supply-chain disruptions have impacted many US companies, causing shortages and price hikes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk told investors during the Tesla's quarterly earnings call that the automaker has been forced to reckon with nu...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, California, China, Cars, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Electric Car, Musk, Tech Insider, Zach Kirkhorn Tesla


Tesla wants to make every home a distributed power plant

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to turn every home into a distributed power plant that would generate, store and even deliver energy back into the electricity grid all using the company’s products. While the company has been selling solar and energy storage products for years, a new company policy to only sell solar coupled with the energy storage products, along with Musk’s comments Monday, reveal a strategy that aims to scale these businesses by appealing to utilities. “This is a prosperous future b...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Texas, Utilities, California, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, GreenTech, Musk, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Powerwall, Electric Reliability Council of Texas It


Brembos On Blackwings: Inside Cadillac’s First-Ever Carbon-Ceramic Braking System

The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are the highest-performing vehicles from Cadillac, particularly the latter with its hand-built 668-horsepower supercharged V8. The brainiacs at General Motors have a long and cherished history of concocting glorious V8 powerplants. But for vehicles like the newest Blackwings, having oodles of power is just part of the equation. Setting The Stage We sat down for a chat with Daniel Sandberg, President and CEO at Brembo North America, host of the...
Tags: California, Washington, General Motors, Power, Magazine, Gm, Autos, Bmw, Motorsports, Blackwing, Cadillac, Daytona, Brembo, IMSA, Sandberg, Brembo North America


Biden Administration To Restore California’s Power In Setting Pollution Standards

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — The Biden Administration is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump’s bid to end California’s ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, said Thursday it is proposing to withdraw a rule meant to stop states from setting their own requirements for greenhouse gases, zero-emission vehicles and fuel economy. The change, if approved after the ag...
Tags: Politics, Obama, California, California News, Joe Biden, Ap, Autos, Biden, Donald Trump, Detroit, Volvo, Emissions, Dot, Trump, Nhtsa, U S Department of Transportation


Geico admits fraudsters stole customer driver’s license numbers for months

Geico, the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., has fixed a security bug that let fraudsters steal customer driver’s license numbers from its website. In a data breach notice filed with the California attorney general’s office, Geico said information gathered from other sources was used to “obtain unauthorized access to your driver’s license number through the online sales system on our website.” The insurance giant did not say how many customers were affected by the breach but said the frau...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, Apps, Crime, California, Attorney General, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Fraud, Automotive, United States, Driver, Crimes, Deception


Geico admits fraudsters stole customers’ driver’s license numbers for months

Geico, the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., has fixed a security bug that let fraudsters steal customers’ driver’s license numbers from its website. In a data breach notice filed with the California attorney general’s office, Geico said information gathered from other sources was used to “obtain unauthorized access to your driver’s license number through the online sales system on our website.” The insurance giant did not say how many customers were affected by the breach but said the fr...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, Apps, Crime, California, Attorney General, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Fraud, Automotive, United States, Driver, Crimes, Deception


AutoX partners with Arbe to bring ultra-high resolution radars to its autonomous vehicle fleet

Tel Aviv-based ultra-high resolution radar startup Arbe Robotics has a new customer: Chinese autonomous driving company AutoX, which has procured 400,000 Arbe-based radar systems to go in its Level 4 fleet. The companies said in a statement that Arbe’s platform addresses “core issues” that have been the source of recent AV motor accidents, such as correctly identifying vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians, detecting stationary objects, and removing false alarms caused by ambiguiti...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, China, Tel Aviv, Tech, Automotive, Shanghai, Nvidia, Autonomous Vehicles, Radar, Daimler, Shenzhen, Bosch, Mediatek, Waymo


The Station: A chat with Scale AI’s Alexandr Wang, the NYC scooter winners and TuSimple goes public

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 there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Just as I was getting ready to ship this newsletter, I spotted that there was a fatal crash involving a Tesla, in which no one was in the driver’s seat. There was...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Europe, New York, Microsoft, California, Washington, France, Ipo, Berlin, Southeast Asia, New York City, Samsung, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech


Volvo to supply cars for Didi’s global autonomous driving fleets

As the autonomous driving race in China heats up, Didi is rushing to expand its car fleets by picking Swedish automaker Volvo, an old partner of Uber, as its ally. Didi said on Monday it will be using the XC90 SUVs of Volvo, which has been owned by Chinese auto company Geely since 2010, for its global network of robotaxis in the long term. Didi created a subsidiary dedicated to autonomous driving last year and the unit has since raised about $800 million from investors including SoftBank Vision ...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Asia, California, China, Softbank, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Automation, Self-driving Cars, Honda, Robotics, Huawei, Volvo


Volvo to supply Chinese ride hailing giant Didi with autonomous driving cars

As the autonomous driving race in China heats up, Didi is rushing to expand its car fleets by picking Swedish automaker Volvo, an old partner of Uber, as its ally. Didi said on Monday it will be using the XC90 SUVs of Volvo, which has been owned by Chinese auto company Geely since 2010, for its network of robotaxis in the long term. Didi created a subsidiary dedicated to autonomous driving last year and the unit has since raised about $800 million from investors including SoftBank Vision Fund an...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Asia, California, China, Softbank, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Automation, Self-driving Cars, Honda, Robotics, Huawei, Volvo


Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs

Tesla owners can now see exactly what kind of energy is powering their electric vehicles. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, pushed out a new feature this week that shows the energy mix — breaking down the exact types and percentages of fossil fuels and renewable energy — coming from charging locations, including Superchargers and third-party networks throughout the United States. “We’re tracking the origin of data as it relates to energy, so we know if you’re in Tucson...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Brooklyn, United States, Electric Vehicles, Las Vegas, GreenTech, Model S, Model 3, Ben Schippers, Tucson, Ford Mustang Mach


Washington Wants to Become First State to Ban Gasoline Powered Cars

Washington has elected to become the first slice of America to ban the internal combustion motor, and we don’t just mean new sales. The Pacific state passed a bill on Thursday that would make the registration of gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles from the 2030 model year onwards illegal — leaving residents with the option to purchase […] The post Washington Wants to Become First State to Ban Gasoline Powered Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Laws, California, Washington, Government, America, Regulations, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bill, Ban, EVs, Clean Air Act, Pacific, News Blog, Hot Legal Action


California Median Home Price Reaches New All-time High in March as Nearly Two-thirds of Homes Sell Above Asking Price, C.A.R. Reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 446,410 in March on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 3.5 percent from February and up 19.7 percent from March 2020. – March’s statewide median home price was $758,990, up 8.6 percent from February and up 23.9 percent from March 2020. – Year-to-date statewide home sales were up 17.1 percent in March. Los Angeles, CA – April 16, 2021 (PRNewswire) Fierce competition drove California’s median home price to reach a new record high in Ma...
Tags: Real Estate, News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Car, Radio, United States, San Diego, Kings, Nevada, Napa, Monterey, Orange, Santa Clara


2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Arrives in California This Fall, Rotary PHEV to Follow

Mazda’s first electric vehicle will arrive in the United States later this year, though technically it’s just going to be California while the manufacturer considers the viability of selling to regions beyond the West Coast. The rollout makes sense as America’s 31st state has been hungrier for electric vehicles than other parts of the country. […] The post 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Arrives in California This Fall, Rotary PHEV to Follow appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, California, America, United States, Electric Vehicles, Autos, West Coast, Crossover, Phev, Ev, Mazda, Rotary, News Blog, SKYACTIV, Mazda MX-30, MX-30 EV


Tamika Butler, Remix’s Tiffany Chu and Revel’s Frank Reig to discuss how to balance equitability and profitability at TC Sessions Mobility

The race among mobility startups to become profitable by controlling market share has produced a string of bad results for cities and the people living in the them. City officials and agencies learned from those early deployments of ride-hailing and shared scooter services and have since pushed back with new rules and tighter control over which companies can operate. This correction has prompted established companies to change how they do business and fueled a new crop of startups, all promising...
Tags: Energy, TC, Transportation, Y Combinator, Remix, California, New York City, America, San Francisco, Brands, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Mit, Cities, Automotive


What’s fueling hydrogen tech?

Hydrogen — the magical gas that Jules Verne predicted in 1874 would one day be used as fuel — has long struggled to get the attention it deserves. Discovered 400 years ago, its trajectory has seen it mostly mired in obscurity, punctuated by a few explosive moments, but never really fulfilling its potential. Now in 2021, the world may be ready for hydrogen. This gas is capturing the attention of governments and private sector players, fueled by new tech, global green energy legislation, post-pand...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, California, France, Tech, Eu, Automotive, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, UC Davis, Hydrogen, Shell, Grey, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Europe Asia


Chinese autonomous vehicle startup WeRide scores permit to test driverless cars in San Jose

WeRide, the Chinese autonomous vehicle startup that recently raised $310 million, has received a permit to test driverless vehicles on public roads in San Jose, California. WeRide is the seventh company, following AutoX, Baidu, Cruise, Nuro Waymo and Zoox, to receive a driverless testing permit. In the early days of autonomous vehicle development, testing permits required human safety drivers behind the wheel. Some 56 companies have an active permit to test autonomous vehicles with a safety driv...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, China, Tech, Automotive, United States, DMV, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Autonomous Vehicles, Guangzhou, San Jose California, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Momenta, Guangzhou China


Triple Threat: Kiyo’s three-engined land speed racer

Land speed racing has a way of inspiring outrageous engineering. The most common motivation is a relentless pursuit of outright speed. Other times, it’s driven by a desire to build something that’s truly out of this world. Shoving three bored-out Honda CB750 motors into one land speed racer is probably a little bit of both. This, in all of its 12-cylinder, 2,508cc glory, is The Galaxy. It’s the creation of California-based custom motorcycle builder and mad genius, Mitsuhiro “Kiyo” Kiyonaga, ...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, California, Los Angeles, Motorcycles, Honda, Cherry Blossom, Bobby, Kelly, CNC, Gekko, Honda Motorcycles, Honda CB750, Racing Motorcycles, Bobby Haas, Keihin FCR


The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV lowers the cost of entry for some of GM’s most advanced tech

The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV may look like a larger, slightly longer Chevrolet Bolt, but under that boxy exterior lies a whole lot of tech that’s both affordable and very advanced. With the launch of the Chevy Bolt EUV, and its available suite of advanced driver assistance systems, GM is putting both advanced driver assistance technology and electric drivetrains within reach of the masses. As part of GMs much-touted goal to introduce 30 new electric vehicles in the next four years, the company recent...
Tags: Transportation, California, Los Angeles, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Chevy, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Short, Volvo, Infotainment


Solar-Powered Humble One Concept SUV Will Have Tesla Worried - Here's Why

It seems that California is becoming the new hub for innovations when it comes...
Tags: California, Autos


Are Radar Detectors Legal in 2021? A State-by-State Guide

The short answer is yes; radar detectors are mostly legal in the United States, but there are some exceptions. As for laser jammers, the same is true. Laser jammers are widely considered legal but are subject to a few more restrictions than radar detectors, depending on the state. This guide will briefly look at the laws for all 50 U.S. states regarding radar detectors and laser jammers. We have also included a helpful state-by-state chart for a quick reference. Let’s first start with the bas...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama, Georgia


An April Fool: VW Not Rebranding Itself as “Voltswagen” for the United States Market Afterall

It was all an April Fools’ Day joke. Volkswagen Group of America had officially announced on Tuesday, March 30th, that its U.S. brand name would change from Volkswagen of America to Voltswagen of America. The change was meant to reflect the automaker’s commitment to electrification. Although it seemed as if VW were serious, the automaker later confirmed it was merely a marketing stunt to create buzz around the the new ID.4. Global EV Initiative The automaker’s commitment to electrifica...
Tags: California, Berlin, America, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, Detroit Michigan, Car News, Automoblog, Gearhead Media LLC, Voltswagen, Voltswagen of America


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


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


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


Woven Capital kicks off portfolio with investment in autonomous delivery company Nuro

Woven Capital, the investment arm of Toyota’s innovation-focused subsidiary Woven Planet, has announced an investment into Silicon Valley-based autonomous delivery vehicle company Nuro. This kicks off the new $800 million strategic fund, which will invest in growth-stage technology companies that could one day develop into partners or acquisitions to further a mission of building the future of safe mobility, according to George Kellerman, Woven Capital’s head of investments and acquisitions.   ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Smart City, California, Tech, Investment, Walmart, Automotive, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Smart Cities, Cvs, Baillie Gifford, Department of Motor Vehicles, Mount Fuji


Porsche adds the all-electric Taycan to its subscription program

Porsche has added its first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan sports sedan, to its subscription and short-term rental program as part of a broader expansion that aims to build a new customer base of U.S. owners. The German automaker said Thursday it is also expanding the Porsche Drive subscription and rental programs to five more cities — up from four. It’s now offered to customers living in Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix, and in California in Irvine, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Phoenix, Atlanta Houston, Porsche Cars North America, Porsche Drive, Porsche Taycan, Kjell Gruner, San Jose Porsche



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