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TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 early bird price extended for one more day

“I feel the need — the need for speed.” That could be the official mobility startup founder credo, amirite? Speed and agility are important, but don’t move so quickly that you miss the chance to save $100 on a pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 on June 9. We’ve extended our early-bird price for just one more day. Slow your EV roll, reroute your autonomous vehicle or dock your scooter just long enough to buy a pass before the extended deadline expires on May 7, at 11:59 pm (PT). TC Sessions: Mobi...
Tags: TC, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Automation, Gm, Robotics, Sap, TechCrunch, Self-driving Car, Cto, Starship Technologies, Volvo Cars, Ahti Heinla, Jens Lehmann, Clara Brenner


A "first look" at the new 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline

Ford is introducing a new "Timberline" trim level on its SUVs, meant for moderate off-roading, and it's starting with the 2021 Explorer. Have a look at my "First Look" at it over at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, SUVs, Off-road Driving, Timberline, Jil McIntosh, Ford Explorer Timberline


2021 Ford Explorer Timberline Looks Reasonably Ruggedized

Ford is introducing a new trim level for the Explorer, targeting both outdoorsy types and those who desperately want to be but only manage to spend a couple of weekends at Kampgrounds of America. The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline delivers a mix of visual accouterments and practical components that should actually make the SUV better off-road. Don’t expect […] The post 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline Looks Reasonably Ruggedized appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Ford, Autos, SUVs, Explorer, Don, Ford Motor Co, Ford Explorer, Timberline, News Blog, Product Planning, 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline, Ford Explorer Timberline, Kampgrounds


Argo’s new lidar sensor could help Ford, VW deploy self-driving vehicles at scale

Four years ago, Argo AI made its first acquisition as a young, newly backed self-driving vehicle startup. Now, Argo says its acquisition of lidar company Princeton Lightwave is paying off and is poised to help it deliver autonomous vehicles that can operate commercially on highways and in dense urban areas starting next year. Argo AI unveiled Tuesday details on a long-range lidar sensor that it claims has the ability to see 400 meters away with high-resolution photorealistic quality and the abil...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Argo, Lidar, Aurora, VW Group, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Geiger, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Strip District


Ford, BMW lead Solid Power’s $130M Series B round

A Solid Power manufacturing engineer holds two 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells for the BMW Group and Ford Motor Company. The 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells were produced on Solid Power’s Colorado-based pilot production line. Source: Solid Power. Solid state battery systems have long been considered the next breakthrough in battery technology, with multiple startups vying to be the first to commercialization. Automakers have been some of the top investors in...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Colorado, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Bmw, Volkswagen, Ford Motor Company, BMW Group, McKenna, General Motors Ford, SSB, Mark Harris, Ford BMW, Solid State Batteries


The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

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. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin


Chip Shortage Forces Ford Into Inventory Shortage

If you want to buy a Ford, you might have to hurry. The microchip shortage could leave at least some Ford dealers short on inventory until perhaps August, according to Automotive News. One dealership in Michigan even created an emergency fund that its salespeople can draw from. “We know for sure there’s going to be three […] The post Chip Shortage Forces Ford Into Inventory Shortage appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Ford, Autos, Michigan, Chips, New Cars, Microchips, News Blog, Chip Shortage, Chip Shortage Forces Ford, Microchip Shortage


Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota?

Can the Toyota Tundra go toe-to-toe with the Ford F-150, and does it make sense to try? The F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the U.S., despite a 12 percent drop in sales. Ford still managed to sell 787, 422 F-150s in 2020. Toyota sold a little over 109,000 Tundras in 2020, down two […] The post Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Sales, Quality, Production, Ford, Ram, Autos, F-150, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, New Cars, Titan, Silverado


Zurich Auto Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Zurich Auto Warranty Review In Our Opinion: Zurich auto warranty contracts are a comprehensive, low-cost option backed by a major financial institution. Industry Standing: Coverage: Affordability: Customer Service: Pros: Low volume of customer complaints A+ Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating A+ financial strength rating from AM Best Co...
Tags: Customer Service, Research, Ford, Autos, Jeremy, Zurich, Warranty, Zurich Switzerland, BBB, Hal, Lance, Zurich Insurance Group, Zurich North America, Better Business Bureau BBB, Carchex, Kristin McClure


Ford dives 10% after warning 2nd-quarter production will be halved by a chip shortage

Workers build Ford F-150 trucks. Associated Press Ford shares fell as much as 10% on Thursday as the company expects a 50% hit to second-quarter production. The company said a global shortage of semiconductors will be a potential drag on its output. Ford said a fire at a Japanese chip supplier worsened the shortage situation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ford shares tumbled to a two-month low Thursday after the vehicle maker said a worldwide shortage in semiconductor...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Cars, Trends, Markets, Vehicles, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Tim Cook, F-150, Trucks, F, Ev, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Associated Press Ford, Carla Mozee


Porsche Santa Clarita’s Wunderground Museum Is An Amazing Sampling Of Porsche History

Why is there a hole in the floor of this Porsche dealership showroom? Oh, there's a brand-new all-carbon Porsche 935 down there. You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention. What is the Wunderground? In what was once used as underground storage for a Saturn dealership, there now exists a gorgeous mini-museum dedicated to all things Porsche. It looks exactly like Porsche Santa Clarita cut a sliver right out of Porsche's own museum in Stuttgart, transported it halfway around the world,...
Tags: Los Angeles, Museum, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Stuttgart, Santa Clarita, Santa Clarita California, Galpin, Porsche Museum, Wunderground, Galpin Ford, Boeckmann, Taycan Cross Turismo, Porsche Santa Clarita


Ford Spending $185 Million on New Battery R&D Center

On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co. said it would be putting $185 million toward the construction of a research and development site focused on electric vehicle battery development in southeast Michigan. The facility will be called Ford Ion Park and employ roughly 150 full-time employees that will be focusing on small-scale projects that it hopes might lead […] The post Ford Spending $185 Million on New Battery R&D Center appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, Research and development, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Michigan, R&D, EVs, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Ford Ion Park


Ford to open new lab to develop next-gen lithium-ion and solid-state batteries

Ford Motor Company will open a $185 million R&D battery lab to develop and manufacture battery cells and batteries, a first step toward the automaker possibly making battery cells in-house. The facility comes as yet another signal to consumers and other automakers that the auto giant is no longer hedging its bets on the transition to battery electric vehicles. Company executives declined to provide a timeline on when Ford might scale its battery manufacturing, but it is clear that the company in...
Tags: TC, Asia, South Korea, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Michigan, GreenTech, Ford Motor Company, Rossville, Dearborn, Tang, Executives, LG Chem


2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review – Baddest Mustang

When is a Mustang a reptile? When it’s a Shelby, of course. And when the car has Shelby badging on it, you’re in for a treat. You know the specs by now, but just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s a refresher: A 5.2-liter supercharged V8 makes 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque, with all […] The post 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review – Baddest Mustang appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Mustang, Pony Cars, Shelby, Ford Mustang Shelby, Ford Mustang Shelby Gt500, 2020 Shelby GT500, Mustang Shelby Gt500, 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Baddest Mustang


Next-Gen Ford EcoSport Visualized Digitally - Yay or Nay?

The current-gen Ford Ecosport has remained relatively unchanged ever since it...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Ecosport


2022 Subaru Outback Overview: Trim Levels, New Features, Pricing & More

The 2022 Subaru Outback straddles the fine line between a road car and a rugged SUV. For example, the sixth-gen 2022 Subaru Outback is riding on the seventh-gen Legacy platform (which Subaru refers to as SGP or “Subaru Global Platform”). More than just a jacked-up Legacy, the Outback’s legendary capabilities make it a favorite for all-season, all-weather driving. 2022 Subaru Outback: Engine & Powertrain The standard engine remains a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated Boxer four-cylinder with...
Tags: Cars, Research, Indiana, Ford, Autos, Subaru, Boxer, Outback, Harman Kardon, Subaru Outback, CVT, Subaru of America Inc, StarLink, Subaru Outback Limited, Lafayette Indiana, Apple CarPlay Android Auto


MG Gloster vs Ford Endeavour Drag Race, Fight of 2.0L Turbo-diesel SUVs

The Ford Endeavour was one of the first full-size seven-seater SUVs when it...
Tags: Ford, Autos


Ford Ecosport, Endeavour, Others Get Costlier - Full Details

This April, several carmakers introduced a price hike across their model lineup...
Tags: Ford, Autos


Rare Rides: The 1983 Toyota Celica, a Sporting Cabriolet

Today we feature the first Toyota Celica presented in the Rare Rides series. It’s beige, very Eighties, and was converted to a convertible after it arrived in the United States. And the lights flip up! Toyota’s Celica was born late in 1970, as a pony-car competitor to the successful Ford Mustang. As the first-gen model […] The post Rare Rides: The 1983 Toyota Celica, a Sporting Cabriolet appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Celica, Sporting Cabriolet


Report: Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Hike Set for Monday

We’ve driven the Ford Mustang Mach-E and liked it. But one of our beefs was the price — it ain’t cheap. Well, come Monday, it will be even less cheap. One of our partner forums has obtained information suggesting that Ford will raise the price next week. How much is uncertain, though Ford did tell […] The post Report: Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Hike Set for Monday appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Autos, New Cars, Pricing, Mustang, Ford Mustang Mach, News Blog, Mach E, Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E


How Europe will beat China on batteries

China produces 80 percent of electric vehicle batteries.To achieve battery independence, Europe is ramping up production.And the U.S.? Action is needed, and quick. Tesla's Gigafactory near Berlin, still under construction in October last year.Credit: Michael Wolf, CC BY-SA 3.0 This is a map of the future — the future of battery cell production in Europe. If and when all projects on this map are up and running, Europe will have a battery cell production ca...
Tags: Europe, Maps, UK, Sweden, China, Germany, Berlin, Cars, US, Samsung, America, Tesla, Sustainability, Eu, Opec, Beijing


Ford Endeavour vs Toyota Fortuner vs MG Gloster - Braking Test

The competition in the large-size SUV segment is quite fierce. It consists of...
Tags: Ford, Autos


One 2005 Ford GT For Sale, Requires TLC

Vehicle salvage firm Co Part has a burnt-out, mangled Ford GT for auction, from which nothing looks to be salvageable
Tags: Ford, Autos, Co Part


Tesla's top lawyer has left Elon Musk's company for a 26-year-old billionaire's self-driving startup

Ben Margot/Associated Press Tesla's acting general counsel has joined the self-driving startup Luminar Technologies. Alan Prescott, who joined Tesla four years ago, will lead the startup's legal team. Intel executive Trey Campbell also joined the startup, It said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla's top lawyer, Alan Prescott, has left the electric car company to join Luminar Technologies, a startup that develops laser sensors for self-driving cars, the co...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Ford, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Volvo, Billionaire, Prescott, Russell


2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Long-Term Test Intro

It’s perhaps a bit ironic that Jeep has Ford to thank for at least one sale. Last summer’s media blitz surrounding the coming release of the still-coming Bronco stirred a latent yearn within the soul of my wife. A winter vacation to an RV park in Florida had her thinking aloud about the joy of […] The post 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Long-Term Test Intro appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Florida, Ford, Autos, Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, 2021 Jeep Wrangler


Ford Evos: Blueprint for the Fusion Active?

Ford debuted a new concept in Shanghai today, one that might hint at the vehicle that will be filling in for the Fusion (Mondeo in Europe) as the automaker continues removing all traces of the sedan from its lineup. While the Evos is intended to become the manufacturer’s default midsize for the Chinese market, it seems […] The post Ford Evos: Blueprint for the Fusion Active? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, China, Fusion, Ford, Shanghai, Autos, Rumors, Concepts, Ford Fusion, Ford Motor Co, Ford Mondeo, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, New Models, Rumor Mill


QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards?

  Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid received the Best Hybrid Car and Plug-In Hybrid awards from U.S. News & World Report. Our question is, are they the best hybrids or not? Did the right car(s) win? In this year’s Best Hybrid and Electric Cars awards, U.S. News & World Report identified seven eco-vehicle categories […] The post QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Marketing, Global, Sales, Tesla, Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Chevrolet, Audi, EVs, Hyundai


Toyota has unveiled the first of 15 new electric vehicles it plans to sell by 2025

Toyota Toyota unveiled its new electric SUV at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. The car is similar to a RAV4 in design, but rides lower and has a yoke steering wheel. The new EV is one of 15 the company plans to make by 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. Toyota debuted its new all-electric SUV concept car on Monday at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show.The Toyota bZ4X is the first electric car under the company's new Beyond Zero (bZ) lineup of cars with zero carbon emissions....
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Japan, News, China, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Toyota, Electric Car, Ford Mustang Mach, Toyota Toyota, Shanghai Auto Show, Toyota RAV4, Tech Insider


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


Ford Mustang Mach E Review: Not A Game-Changer, But Pretty Great

Much has been said about Ford's first EV taking up the famous Mustang name, but putting that to one side, is it any good?
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Mustang Mach E Review



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