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Audi E-Tron GT buyers will get three years of free DC fast charging

Filed under: Green,Audi,Electric,Performance,Sedan Continue reading Audi E-Tron GT buyers will get three years of free DC fast charging Audi E-Tron GT buyers will get three years of free DC fast charging originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Green, Autos, Performance, Electric, Audi, Sedan, Electrify America, Green Audi Electric Performance Sedan Continue


Recycling EV Batteries Might Soon Become Booming Domestic Industry

Having covered the White House’s incredibly expansive and costly infrastructure plan, specifically as it pertains to transitioning the entire nation toward alternative energy vehicles, we’ve often found ourselves asking questions. Puzzlers include wondering whether or not consumers actually want this change and how can we possibly expect to pay for this when we’ve already starting conjuring […] The post Recycling EV Batteries Might Soon Become Booming Domestic Industry appeared first on The Trut...
Tags: Government, White House, China, Research, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, R&D, EVs, Industry News, Electrification, News Blog, Battery Recycling, Biden Administration


Gas War: Biden Suspends Oil Drilling Leases in Alaska

On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced it would be suspending oil and gas leases issued in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge during the last days of the Trump administration. Bent on maintaining the United State’s energy independence, Donald Trump had moved to expand fossil fuel development in ways that would have been at odds with predecessor Barack […] The post Gas War: Biden Suspends Oil Drilling Leases in Alaska appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, Government, Joe Biden, Green, Regulation, Drilling, Alaska, Autos, Oil Pipeline, Biden, Donald Trump, Gasoline, Barack, Trump, Oil Industry, United State


Audi shows us its concept for luxurious charging lounges of the future

Filed under: Green,Audi,Green Culture,Technology,Electric,Infrastructure Continue reading Audi shows us its concept for luxurious charging lounges of the future Audi shows us its concept for luxurious charging lounges of the future originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 31 May 2021 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Technology, Green, Infrastructure, Autos, Electric, Audi, Csr_climate, Green Culture


Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell HD Truck On Its Way

The Hyundai Xcient is on its way to becoming the first mass-produced hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty truck. Design and performance improvements have made it more competitive with those expected from Mercedes-Benz, Toyota-Hino, and Nikola. “Leveraging more than 20 years of experience in fuel cell technology, Hyundai Motor furthers its vision of an eco-friendly hydrogen society,” said Jaehoon […] The post Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell HD Truck On Its Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Government, Global, Green, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Emerging Markets, Autos, Export, Commercial, Hydrogen, Trucks, Sales And Marketing


2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 ultra-fast charging crossover utility vehicle was revealed yesterday, highlighting its Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Ioniq 5’s 300-mile range, and 10-to-80 percent ultra-fast charging in 18 minutes showcases E-GMP technology. Outside, the ’45’ EV concept influenced the Ioniq 5’s design, while the chassis design adds more interior space. Ioniq 5 has […] The post 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Media, Global, Green, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Export, Sales And Marketing, Hyundai, Korean, SUVs


VW CEO Suggests Fuel Cell Tech Isn’t the Answer, No Duh

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess was bashing hydrogen-powered vehicles on Twitter this week in an attempt to convince those vying for Germany’s chancellorship not to embrace the technology. With Angela Merkel stating that she’ll not seek a fifth term, the country is open for new leadership and VW wouldn’t want them to take a liking to […] The post VW CEO Suggests Fuel Cell Tech Isn’t the Answer, No Duh appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Government, Germany, Angela Merkel, Green, Report, Vw, Studies, Autos, Volkswagen, Hydrogen, Fuel Cell, Hydrogen power, EVs, Electrification, Volkswagen Group


QOTD: Will Foxconn Make Fisker’s PEARs?

Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Technology Group, announced that it signed a development and manufacturing agreement with Fisker. Foxconn is one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, and producer of Apple’s iPhone. The cryptocurrency of car makers, Fisker has nothing to show for five years of existence. They’ve not produced anything in five years […] The post QOTD: Will Foxconn Make Fisker’s PEARs? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Asia, Design, Technology, Jobs, China, Global, Bailout, Green, Industry, Engineering, Electric Vehicles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Manufacturing, Export


Hyundai Motor Group Invests a Boatload in the US

Hyundai Motor Group, makers of Hyundai and Kia autos, announced today their intent to invest $7.4 billion in the US by 2025. Electric vehicles, production facilities, and smart mobility is where the money will go. Putting in the work is one thing, but bringing the cash is another. Hyundai Motor knows that to be competitive […] The post Hyundai Motor Group Invests a Boatload in the US appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, US Government, Government, Global, US, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Behind The Scenes, Hydrogen, Sales And Marketing, EVs, Hyundai, Kia


2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed

In 2022, the Subaru Solterra electric SUV will go on sale. Another Subaru-Toyota joint venture, it’ll roll on the new e-Subaru global platform. Just when you thought the market for another electric vehicle was saturated, here comes the sun and the earth, in Latin. Will there be more Latin names for new Subarus? Environmental responsibility […] The post 2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Japan, Technology, Safety, Marketing, Sales, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, EVs, New Cars, Subaru, SUVs


General Motors Asks Government to Change Rules on EV Tax Credits

General Motors is asking the federal government to reset the federal EV tax credit system, effectively requesting a personal favor. As one of the first manufacturers to get an electric vehicle to market that people actually wanted to buy, GM hit the 200,000 cumulative EV sales cap in 2018. While customers could still get money […] The post General Motors Asks Government to Change Rules on EV Tax Credits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Taxes, General Motors, Tesla, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Tax credits, Industry News, Ev, News Blog, Greenwashing, Federal Ev Tax Credit, Steve Carlisle


Tread Lightly! Clears Hey Joe Canyon Trail

Tread Lightly!, with the help of partners and volunteers, cleared 11 miles of tamarisk from Hey Joe Canyon, an off-road trail in Moab, Utah. The Easter Jeep Safari stewardship project was completed during the event. Tread Lightly!’s completion of projects during past Easter Jeep Safaris allows attendees to give back to the trails they enjoy. […] The post Tread Lightly! Clears Hey Joe Canyon Trail appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Government, Events, Maintenance, Green, Autos, SUVs, Off-road, Incentives, Moab Utah, Stewardship, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Atvs, Environmental Impact, Off-roading


Toyota Subsidiary Woven Acquires Lyft Autonomous Division

Toyota’s Woven Planet Holdings has acquired Level 5, Lyft’s self-driving unit. Woven Planet’s deal brings scientists, software engineers, and researchers together as one. Last year, we detailed the launch of Woven, but since that time they’ve been relatively quiet until now. Woven has put together engineers, research scientists, and mobility services experts. They’ve amassed sensing, […] The post Toyota Subsidiary Woven Acquires Lyft Autonomous Division appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Japan, Technology, Safety, Marketing, Global, Traffic, Green, Industry, Futurama, Electric Vehicles, Mergers, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Behind The Scenes


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


Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis

Today, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group announced its affiliation with Stellantis. By 2025, the Zegna Group’s entire fleet of 200 will go green. A new green-car policy has gone into effect at the company, well known for its pricy clothing and accessories. “The quality of our products must go hand in hand with our respect for nature. […] The post Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Media, Advertising, Global, Sales, Sustainability, Green, Luxury, Electric Vehicles, Italy, Autos, Carbon Footprint, Hybrid, Branding


Elon Musk Takes Center Stage on Saturday Night Live

Billionaire Elon Musk will host “Saturday Night Live'” on May 8th, the comedy series announced last week. Known for his controversial, biting remarks, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO apparently did not win over any fans among the cast. Cast members were not happy with Musk’s invitation. Social media comments indicated their displeasure. The self-proclaimed techno […] The post Elon Musk Takes Center Stage on Saturday Night Live appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Media, Safety, Tesla, Quality, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Saturday Night Live, Liability, Sales And Marketing, Hot Takes, Musk


Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses

Honda Motor Company President Toshihiro Mibe’s first press conference, held April 23rd, was where he committed to solidifying Honda’s existing businesses. Honda is working to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and activities by 2050. Zero environmental impact not only for its products but their entire lifecycle. Areas of concentration include carbon neutrality, clean energy, […] The post Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Safety, Government, Global, Foreign Affairs, Green, Infrastructure, Motorcycles, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Clean Energy, Hydrogen, Honda, Electric Motorcycles


QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It?

The world’s climate has been centerstage the last two days. President Biden and other world leaders have vowed to reduce global warming by making drastic changes. Will they follow through? At the 2015 Paris climate accord, then-President Obama set greenhouse gas reduction at half what Biden has proposed. Former President Trump, Obama’s successor, did little […] The post QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, UK, Technology, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Government, China, Germany, Global, Eu, Green, Infrastructure, Canada


Audi's EV expansion will steer it into new segments, out of old ones

Filed under: Green,Audi,Coupe,Hatchback,Electric Continue reading Audi's EV expansion will steer it into new segments, out of old ones Audi's EV expansion will steer it into new segments, out of old ones originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 Apr 2021 09:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Green, Autos, Electric, Audi, Coupe, Hatchback, Green Audi Coupe Hatchback Electric Continue


2023 Cadillac Lyriq vs Tesla Model Y, Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace | Specs compared

Filed under: Green,Audi,Cadillac,Jaguar,Tesla,Crossover,Electric,Luxury,Comparison Continue reading 2023 Cadillac Lyriq vs Tesla Model Y, Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace | Specs compared 2023 Cadillac Lyriq vs Tesla Model Y, Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace | Specs compared originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Tesla, Green, Luxury, Autos, Jaguar, Electric, Audi, Comparison, Cadillac, Crossover, Cadillac Lyriq


2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here

Today the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq made its production debut. If this is the highlight of a century of innovation, what’s Cadillac been doing the rest of the time? Cadillac’s luxury electric SUV is starting a new era ahead of schedule. You can place your order in September for a 2022 first-half delivery. “The 2023 Cadillac […] The post 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Marketing, Global, Sales, Green, Production, Luxury, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Crossovers, Autonomous Vehicles, Export


A Dozen More States Virtue Signaling Over Vehicle Bans

Having noticed that Washington got a bit of publicity for vowing to ban all vehicles reliant on internal combustion after 2030, a dozen other American states decided it would be a good idea to reaffirm their own religious-like commitment to the environment by saying they too will be restricting your choice of automobiles by 2035. […] The post A Dozen More States Virtue Signaling Over Vehicle Bans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Washington, Government, White House, America, Green, United States, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Environmentalism, Biden, EVs, Industry News, Bans, UAW, News Blog


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


2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB – Electricity Flows

Mercedes-Benz’s 2021 EQB is its third all-electric launch this year, along with the EQA 250 and EQS. The EQB will be produced for the local market in Beijing. The rest of the world will get their EQBs from Kecskemét, Hungary. The EQB will be the first pure EV made in Hungary. A U.S.-spec EQB won’t happen […] The post 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB – Electricity Flows appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, China, Germany, Global, Eu, Green, Beijing, Hungary, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Mercedes Benz, New Cars, SUVs


European Automakers Think Fuel Taxes Will Increase EV Sales

Undoubtedly eager to improve the take rate of electric vehicles, automakers have a myriad of solutions at their disposal. But the majority have something to do with getting the government involved to futz around with taxes. Normally, this has to do with making special exceptions for EVs or subsidizing them via rebate programs. But governments […] The post European Automakers Think Fuel Taxes Will Increase EV Sales appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Carbon, Eu, European Union, Green, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Environmentalism, Automotive Industry, EVs, Industry News, VDA, News Blog


Audi A6 E-Tron concept is an EV that doubles as a gaming console

Filed under: Green,Auto Shanghai,Audi,Concept Cars,Electric,Luxury,Performance,Sedan Continue reading Audi A6 E-Tron concept is an EV that doubles as a gaming console Audi A6 E-Tron concept is an EV that doubles as a gaming console originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Apr 2021 01:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Green, Luxury, Autos, Performance, Concept Cars, Electric, Audi, Sedan, Auto Shanghai


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


Matchbox Moves Towards 100% Recycled Materials

Matchbox is headed towards 100 percent recycled, recyclable, or bio-based materials by 2030. Is this the end of die-cast cars as we know them?   In an announcement today, Mattel said these are its goals across all products and packaging. The company’s manifesto, the Drive Toward A Better Future, calls for zero-plastic packaging. Forest Stewardship […] The post Matchbox Moves Towards 100% Recycled Materials appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Collectibles, Hybrid, Mattel, Toy Cars, Matchbox, News Blog


Audi previews the EV concept it's bringing to the Shanghai show

Filed under: Design/Style,Green,Audi,Concept Cars,Electric,Luxury Continue reading Audi previews the EV concept it's bringing to the Shanghai show Audi previews the EV concept it's bringing to the Shanghai show originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Green, Luxury, Shanghai, Autos, Concept Cars, Electric, Audi, Design/Style, Audi Concept Cars Electric Luxury Continue


France Offering $3,000 Vouchers for E-Bikes if You Throw Away Your Car

France is offering 2,500 euros (about $2,993 USD) to individuals interested in purchasing electrically driven bicycles. But it’s pursuing the Cash for Clunkers mentality that often leaves us questioning whether the people instituting these environmental plans are familiar with the concept of conservation. Because the current proposal requires participants to throw away their automobiles before they’re […] The post France Offering $3,000 Vouchers for E-Bikes if You Throw Away Your Car appeared fi...
Tags: Europe, France, Government, Foreign Affairs, Green, Bicycles, Electric Vehicles, Autos, E-bikes, News Blog, Government Subsidies, Electric Bicycles, Cash For Clunkers Scrappage Program



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