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Media Confuses Pro-Saturn Lemons Gag as Earnest Protest

Over the weekend a gaggle of sign-toting individuals assembled at the Detroit Renaissance Center to demand General Motors restore the long-defunct Saturn brand. While we would wager that there were a few earnest individuals keen to see the return of “A Different Kind of Company,” the event was actually a last-minute goof put on by attendees […] The post Media Confuses Pro-Saturn Lemons Gag as Earnest Protest appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Protest, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Saturn, Detroit, Lemons, Renaissance Center, News Blog, 24 Hours Of LeMons, Goofs, Concours d'LeMons, Detroit Renaissance Center, Earnest Protest


GM confirms a third electric pickup truck is in development

GM will add a full-size electric pickup truck to its GMC lineup, the latest in a string of EV product announcements by the automaker in the past year as it pushes to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025. The EV pickup was shared in a slide deck during the media presentation and later confirmed to TechCrunch. Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick and GMC, didn’t provide further details about the vehicle or when it might go into production. The GM brand is already...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Chevrolet, Detroit, EVs, Gmc, Buick, Chevrolet Silverado, Mark Reuss, Hamtramck, GMC Hummer EV, TechCrunch Duncan Aldred


Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers (2021)

For the average teenager, a driver’s license means a newfound sense of independence with the added bonus for parents of no longer having to be the family chauffeur. However, teenage drivers remain the demographic most at risk on the road. Drivers ages 16 to 19 are up to three times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than anyone older than 20. A recent study from WalletHub examined the risks for teenage drivers on a state-by-state basis. Overall, WalletHub researchers studied 23 k...
Tags: New York, Wyoming, Tennessee, New Jersey, Autos, Detroit, Rhode Island, Sarah, New York New York, GEICO, Michigan State Police, Volunteer State, WalletHub, USAA, Tennessee Tennessee, Car News


Semiconductor wafer producer SK Siltron CSS to invest $300M in US to boost EV supply chain

The United States has fallen behind China and Europe in the production and adoption of electric vehicles, especially from 2017 to 2020, according to a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation. One important piece of the puzzle that the U.S. does have supremacy in, however, is the production of semiconductors, which are used in everything from smartphones to computers to electric vehicles. Now, it might be strengthening that hold. SK Siltron CSS, a unit of South Korean semicondu...
Tags: TC, Transportation, South Korea, Europe, China, US, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Auburn, Michigan, Biden


Semiconductor wafer producer SK Siltron to invest $300M in US to boost EV supply chain

The United States has fallen behind China and Europe in the production and adoption of electric vehicles, especially from 2017 to 2020, according to a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation. One important piece of the puzzle that the U.S. does have supremacy in, however, is the production of semiconductors, which are used in everything from smartphones to computers to electric vehicles. Now, it might be strengthening that hold. SK Siltron CSS, a unit of South Korean semicondu...
Tags: TC, Transportation, South Korea, Europe, China, US, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Auburn, Michigan, Biden


Toyota’s Woven Planet acquires HD mapping startup Carmera

Woven Planet Holdings — an entity created by Toyota to invest in, develop and eventually bring future of transportation technologies like automated driving to market — has acquired HD mapping startup Carmera for an undisclosed amount. The announcement comes less than two months since Woven Planet Holdings acquired Lyft’s autonomous vehicle unit known as Level 5 for $550 million. It also follows another HD mapping acquisition — Nvidia’s purchase of DeepMap — that was announced in June. Under term...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Japan, New York, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gartner, Nvidia, Tokyo, Michigan, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Baidu, Toyota Mirai


Cobra RAD 480i Review: Is This Affordable Radar Detector Really Worth The Money?

Cobra RAD 480i Pros Price Display Screen Long-Range Detection Cons Frequent False Alerts ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Virginia, Indiana, Product Reviews, Canada, United States, Autos, Detroit Lions, Ohio, Michigan, Waze, Detroit, Low, Products, Michigan Ohio


Mask Mandates Dropped By American Automakers, UAW

The COVID-19 Joint Task Force comprised of Detroit automakers and the United Auto Workers (UAW) has announced that it will be removing mask mandates for vaccinated employees. After meeting on Monday to discuss changes within state and federal health policies, the group decided masks should be made voluntary items for staffers. They could not get the […] The post Mask Mandates Dropped By American Automakers, UAW appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Detroit, Automakers, Ford Motor Co, UAW, United Auto Workers, Health And Safety, News Blog, Union News, United Auto Workers UAW, United Automobile Workers


Connected vehicle data startup Wejo partners with Microsoft, Palantir, Sompo

Connected vehicle data startup Wejo has announced partnerships with Microsoft, Palantir and Sompo Holdings to improve its ability to collect, store and analyze data from millions of connected vehicles around the world.  This follows the GM-backed startup’s announcement that it would be going public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company , Virtuoso Acquisition Corp., which is expected to close later this year. A $25 million commitment from Microsoft and Sompo, combined with a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Japan, New York, Microsoft, California, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Asia Pacific, Korea, Gm, Detroit, Hyundai, Palantir


Some used vehicles now cost more than original new-car sticker price

By TOM KRISHER | Associated Press DETROIT — When it was new, the window sticker price on a typical 2019 Toyota Tacoma SR double cab pickup was just under $29,000. Two years later, dealers are paying almost $1,000 more than that to buy the same vehicle, even though it’s used. Then they’re selling it to consumers for more than $33,000. Welcome to the wacky world of U.S. car and truck sales, where the pandemic and a global shortage of computer chips have pushed prices to record levels. In the past ...
Tags: Business, News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Associated Press, Detroit, Mercedes, Hyundai, Tacoma, Automakers, Kia Telluride, Palisade




Rare Rides: The 1990 Chrysler LeBaron GTC Turbo Convertible, Variable Driving Excitement (Part II)

In our last installment of the Chrysler LeBaron story, we covered the model’s inception via a coachbuilder in Detroit, and its development from a trim into its own model line. Today we cover LeBaron’s last stand. J-body LeBarons were offered from 1987 through 1993 as coupes, and 1995 as convertibles. The new generation was a […] The post Rare Rides: The 1990 Chrysler LeBaron GTC Turbo Convertible, Variable Driving Excitement (Part II) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Detroit, LeBaron


2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review: Stylish & Affordable But Should You Buy It?

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Based on our test drive Despite some redeeming qualities, the Eclipse Cross is average at best. The interior, although nice looking, provides minimal cargo space. On the road, the Eclipse Cross feels shaky and does little to inspire confidence. If you are looking for a smaller SUV, we recommend shopping around before deciding on the Eclipse Cross. Exterior Styling 86 Interior ...
Tags: Reviews, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Michigan, Toyota, Epa, Mitsubishi, Detroit, Hyundai Tucson, Chevy Equinox, Carl Anthony, Test Drives, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Eclipse Cross


Escort MAX 360c Review: Impressive Performance, but is This Radar Detector Really Worth $650?

Escort MAX 360c Pros IVT Filter 360 Degree Coverage Crowd-Sourced Alerts Cons Price Prone to false alerts at times {"@context": "http://schema.org/", "@type": "Organization", "name": "Escort MAX 360c ","image": [ "https://www.automoblog.net/wp...
Tags: Reviews, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Detroit, Products, Ann Arbor, Sen, Coba, Dearborn, BRT, Uniden, Dearborn Michigan, Dearborn Truck Plant, Carl Anthony, Midwest Automotive Media Association


Porsche’s Project 2708 At Indy

(Editor’s note: This weekend the world celebrates the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500. Years ago we ran three features on major Porsche efforts at Indianapolis, and we’re re-running them today. While Porsche has had varying degrees of success at The Speedway in years gone by, we remain hopeful that one day the company will again expand its efforts into the greatest spectacle in motor racing. For now, please enjoy The First Porsche At Indianapolis, Politics Prevent Porsche Participation At ...
Tags: Indianapolis, Racing, Porsche, Turbo, Autos, Mclaren, Honda, Detroit, Ayrton Senna, Phoenix, Foster, Miami Florida, Walker, McLaren Formula, Penske, LA Times


Rare Rides: The 1971 International Harvester Travelall, Adversary to Suburban

Today’s Rare Ride hails from the alternative to the Detroit Three: International Harvester. The company catered mostly to a farm-truck audience and was never a full-line manufacturer, but made some inroads with the family utility buyer with its Travelall. International created the Travelall version of its full-size truck in 1953, at a time when the […] The post Rare Rides: The 1971 International Harvester Travelall, Adversary to Suburban appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Detroit


President Biden drives Ford F-150 Lightning electric-truck prototype

During a Detroit-area Ford factory visit, President Joe Biden got behind the wheel of a prototype F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. He didn't drive slowly.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Joe Biden, Ford, Biden, Detroit, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Ford F-150, Electric pickup trucks, President Biden


TTAC Test Car Review Roundup: April 2021

There are pros and cons to living in Ohio while attempting to convince people that I’m a motoring journalist. On the plus side, I don’t have to live with the horrendous roads or the stifling car insurance rates that come with living near Detroit. Downside? I’m not in the heart of the action. Many times, […] The post TTAC Test Car Review Roundup: April 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Ohio, Car Reviews, Detroit, New car reviews


2022 Lexus ES: Fresh Styling & New Interior Updates For This Luxury Sedan

The 2022 Lexus ES is pretty much more of the same: More luxury, more safety, more features, and more of that rock-solid Lexus reliability. Part of the fifth-gen model unveiled in 2018, the Lexus ES received a significant redesign in 2019 and a few updates the year after. But for 2022, the Lexus ES is debuting a fresher face and a host of necessary interior updates. “Our goal was to deepen the high quality of the ES and to add new value,” said Lexus International Chief Engineer Tetsuya Aoki. “...
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Detroit, Avs, Lexus International, Car News, Ultra Luxury, Carl Anthony, Shanghai Auto Show, Lexus ES, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Black Circuit Red, Tetsuya Aoki, Lexus Lexus Safety System


2021 Lexus LC Convertible Review – Open It Up In Style

What if I told you one of the best old-school muscle-car convertible experiences available today came not from a Detroit 2.5 automaker but Lexus? That may sound crazy, but it’s true. The LC500 Convertible offers up an essential V8 drop-top experience that’s on par with any Mustang GT that goes topless. The 5.0-liter V8 strikes […] The post 2021 Lexus LC Convertible Review – Open It Up In Style appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Car Reviews, Detroit, New Cars, Lexus LC500, Lc500, 2021 Lexus LC500, Lexus LC Convertible Review


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


GM to build an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with more than 400 miles of range

GM is adding an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to its lineup, as the automaker pushes to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025. GM President Mark Reuss said Tuesday that the Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup will be based on the automaker’s Ultium battery platform and will have an estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. It should be noted this is GM’s forecast not an official EPA figure. GM is positioning the full-sized pickup for ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Epa, North America, Detroit, Chevrolet Silverado, Mark Reuss, Silverado, Hamtramck Michigan, Hamtramck, Reuss


Automakers notch sales bounce a year after COVID-19 onset

Automakers posted higher sales in the first quarter as General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and others benefited from strong demand for new cars and trucks in comparison with a year earlier, when the spread of Covid-19 shut showrooms. U.S. auto sales surged by more than 8% in the quarter, according to analysts’ estimates. The gain reflects buying as vaccination rates increase and more people return to their pre-pandemic routines. Increased confidence in the economy and worry about lower suppli...
Tags: Business, News, Mexico, Cars, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Gm, Toyota, Chevy, North America, Chevrolet, Detroit, Edmunds, Fiat Chrysler, Ontario


GM Considers Sharing Chevy Bolt Between Dealers

The latest from Detroit has General Motors considering tweaking its delivery strategy for electric vehicles. While this appears to tangentially fall into the industry trend of trying to shove EVs into an online sales model, GM’s plan is distinctive and would introduce centralized inventory lots for the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt (hatchback and EUV) before Christmas. […] The post GM Considers Sharing Chevy Bolt Between Dealers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Online Sales, Bolt, Detroit, EVs, Industry News, Chevrolet Bolt, Inventory, Sales Strategy, News Blog, Dealership


Detroit Revises Assembly Routine Due to Semiconductor Shortage

On Thursday, Ford issued a statement explaining that some of its vehicles will be manufactured without the electronic modules dependent on semiconductors. While the automaker faulted the global semiconductor shortage, it also made mention of the winter storms from last month. A few shifts will reportedly be cut until supply chains stabilize while other lines will be constructing vehicles […] The post Detroit Revises Assembly Routine Due to Semiconductor Shortage appeared first on The Truth About...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Detroit, Detroit Revises Assembly


Lotus E-R9: Will This Radical Design Study Become a Reality by 2030?

I swear when I first saw the Lotus E-R9, I said to Carl (Automoblog’s man in Detroit), “Someone at Lotus has been playing too much Gran Turismo.” I seriously thought Lotus was making one of those digital-only concept cars that you could “drive” in the PlayStation game. But no, the Lotus E-R9 is serious. Or at least a serious look at what a near-future EV-powered Le Mans racer could be. According to Lotus, the E-R9 is a design study for a pure electric racer that could be on the starting grid...
Tags: Tesla, Porsche, Ferrari, Autos, Lotus, Detroit, Peugeot, Daytona, Richard Hill, Car News, Tony Borroz, Lotus Engineering, Lotus Evija, Louis Kerr, Carl Automoblog


Volvo's flashy new Polestar EV brand wants to open additional showrooms in these 15 US cities in 2021

A Polestar Space showroom. Polestar Polestar will open showrooms in Austin, Boston, Denver, and Seattle during the first half of 2021. It wants to open showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, and Detroit during the second half of 2021. There are already existing showrooms in California and Manhattan. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Making good on its promises, Swedish electric car brand Polestar will open more retail locations in the United States this year.Polestar, which is...
Tags: Transportation, California, US, Trends, United States, Manhattan, Autos, Seattle, Detroit, EVs, Santa Clara, Volvo, Electric Cars, Jalopnik, South Florida, Geely


The Station: Lucid Motors, Joby Aviation take the SPAC path and Sergey Brin’s airship ambitions

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 back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. In last week’s newsletter, I described some of the changes coming to TechCrunch’s transportation coverage, including “market maps.” These articles, which run will always run in...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, New York, London, Pinterest, Montana, Saudi Arabia, Germany, India, Linkedin, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Automotive, Vw, Ford


Junkyard Find: 1983 Plymouth Scamp

North American sales of Japanese-made small pickups went crazy during the 1970s, with the Detroit Big Three getting in on the action with rebadged Mazdas, Isuzus, and Mitsubishis. Ford and GM eventually created their own Michigan-style small trucks, the Ranger (1983 model year) and S-10 (1982 model year) but where was struggling Chrysler— in a […] The post Junkyard Find: 1983 Plymouth Scamp appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Gm, Autos, Chrysler, Camino, Michigan, Plymouth, Detroit, Denver, 1980s, 1983, El Camino, Dodge Omni, Plymouth Horizon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard


Detroit 4Fest Returns to Holly Oaks ORV Park

      Detroit 4Fest, an event for off-roading and overlanding, is returning September 25-26 to Holly Oaks ORV (Off Road Vehicle) Park in Holly, Michigan, a live event for off-road and outdoor recreation. “We’re pleased to announce a price reduction for 2021. It’s only $25 a day to drive your rig on any of […] The post Detroit 4Fest Returns to Holly Oaks ORV Park appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Detroit, Holly Michigan, Holly Oaks ORV Park, Holly Oaks ORV Off Road Vehicle Park



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