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The Station: The biggest SPAC ever and reading the micromobility permit tea leaves

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. Before jump into micromobbin’ and the rest, I wanted to point you to another Extra Crunch piece, this time a deep dive into second-life batteries. As Aria Alamalh...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Verizon, London, Washington, Mexico, China, Germany, Berlin, India, New York City, Tech, Bloomberg, Vienna


GM idles more North American plants as chip shortage drags on

General Motors is idling more plants and extending shutdowns at other facilities in North America due to a continued shortage of semiconductor chips that are used to control myriad operations in vehicles, including the infotainment, power steering and brake systems. In an update Thursday, GM indicated that eight assembly plants are affected by the temporary closures. CNBC was the first to report on the temporary plant closures. GM confirmed the shutdowns to TechCrunch and added that it plans to ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Mexico, Tech, General Motors, Canada, Automotive, Ford, Tennessee, Korea, Gm, Brazil, Kansas, North America, Semiconductor, Cnbc


Mexican unicorn Kavak raises a $485M Series D at a $4B valuation.

Kavak, the Mexican startup that’s disrupted the used car market in Mexico and Argentina, today announced its Series D of $485 million, which now values the company at $4 billion. This round more than triples their previous valuation of $1.15 billion, which established them as a unicorn just a couple of months ago in October of 2020. Kavak is now one of the top five highest-valued startups in Latin America. The round was led by D1 Capital Partners, Founders Fund, Ribbit, and BOND, and brings K...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Ecommerce, Apps, Mexico, Finance, Funding, Articles, Tech, Colombia, Automotive, Used Cars, Brazil, Argentina, Online Marketplace, Logistics


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


South Africa’s FlexClub adds $5M to seed round to scale its car subscription marketplace

The traditional process of buying, insuring and financing cars across emerging markets can be challenging, and it defeats the purpose of building an all-around car shopping experience . Today, FlexClub, a South African company, has been provided with $5 million to improve drivers’ experience in these markets . FlexClub was founded in 2019 by Marlon Gallardo, Rudolf Vavruch and Tinashe Ruzane. The company is an online marketplace that connects customers looking for flexible acces...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Japan, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Funding, Nigeria, Africa, Wordpress, Tech, Automotive, South Africa, Avis, Emerging Markets, Kenya


VW and Audi to resume production in Mexico after winter storm gas shortage

Filed under: Auto News,Plants/Manufacturing,Audi,Volkswagen Continue reading VW and Audi to resume production in Mexico after winter storm gas shortage VW and Audi to resume production in Mexico after winter storm gas shortage originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 08:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Mexico, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Auto News, Plants/Manufacturing


2021 Ford Bronco Sports Called Back for Jiggly Suspension Modules

Ford has announced that 1,666 2021 Ford Bronco Sports are being called back for jiggly rear suspension modules. Seems that someone in the Hermosillo, Mexico assembly plant didn’t secure the rear suspension module to the subframe, which could affect the vehicle’s stability. 1,640 Broncos in the U.S. and its territories are affected, another 24 in […] The post 2021 Ford Bronco Sports Called Back for Jiggly Suspension Modules appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Mexico, Recall, Canada, Ford, Suspension, Autos, SUVs, Broncos, Hermosillo Mexico, News Blog, New Model, Bronco Sport, Ford Bronco Sports


Here are some of the car models most likely to be in shorter supply due to the global chip shortage

New Chevys for sale fill the lot at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. John Gress/Corbis/Getty Images Car dealerships are already reflecting the slowdown in manufacturing due to the global chip shortage. Shoppers may see higher prices and lower availability of certain car models. Car companies began halting production in January and expect to lose billions this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A global shortage of computer chips has caused s...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, News, Mexico, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Ford, Gm, Chrysler, Toyota, Bmw, Volkswagen, Dodge, Honda


Industry leaders urge Biden to take action as a critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions

President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House on February 5, 2021. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Ford plants. A group of executives at US chip companies urged Biden to prioritize funding for semiconductor manufacturing and research. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Japan, News, Congress, Abc, Mexico, White House, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ford, Chrysler, Sia


A critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions this year - now a group of Senators wants the White House to step in

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. A group of lawmakers has urged the Biden administration to step in and help.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several senators have called for the White House to combat a global c...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, White House, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota


A global computer chip shortage could mean $61 billion in lost sales for automakers like Toyota and Nissan

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A global shortage of semiconductor chips could cause car companies to lose as much as $61 billion in revenue, Bloomberg reports. Production of several car models has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. The supply chain disruption comes when the industry was just beginning to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen


Deliveries of Mach-E Stall

According to macheclub.com, the arrival of your Ford mock ‘Stang may be delayed, although no reason had been given until now, when the enthusiast site reached out to Ford for comment. “As part of our commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles, we are conducting additional quality checks on several hundred Mustang Mach-E models built before dealer shipments […] The post Deliveries of Mach-E Stall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Mexico, Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, New Cars, Mustang, Alternative Energy, Ev, Stang, News Blog, Mach E, Ford Death Watch, mock 'Stang


GM to Build EV Crossovers for Honda, Acura

Two Honda battery-electric crossovers will be built by General Motors in the next four years. A Honda will be built at a GM plant in Mexico, and an Acura alongside the Cadillac Lyriq in Tennessee. In an Automotive News report, it was noted that in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, where GM builds the Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox, the […] The post GM to Build EV Crossovers for Honda, Acura appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, General Motors, Tennessee, Gm, Autos, Honda, Honda Acura, Chevrolet Blazer, Ramos Arizpe Mexico, Cadillac Lyriq


Corvette Production Stalled Again as Mexican Suppliers Deal With COVID

General Motors is stopping production of the Chevrolet Corvette for the rest of the week after Mexican suppliers once again found themselves having to contend with the pandemic. While Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit has been given the go ahead to begin late stage trials for its coronavirus vaccine in Mexico, the nation has introduced […] The post Corvette Production Stalled Again as Mexican Suppliers Deal With COVID appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, General Motors, Industry, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Corvette, Johnson Johnson, Janssen, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, Production Planning, C8 Corvette, COVID-19, COVID


Bouncie GPS Vehicle Tracker: Firsthand Review & Comparison Test

Bouncie GPS Vehicle Tracker What Bouncie Provides - Location Services - Accident Notifications - Vehicle Health Reports - Real-Time Driving Insights Pricing 85 Features 90 Ease of Use 95 Customer Support 95 Pros No contract Easy to set up Live updates every 15 seconds Cons Limited to 3G service Tracking can’t be turned off unless unplugged 91 Where to Buy Bouncie.com {"@context": "http://schema.org/", "@type": "Pr...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Fcc, Mexico, US, Tech, Customer Service, Product Reviews, Canada, San Diego, Autos, Honda, Products, Alexa, United States Canada, Plano Texas


Audi Q5 Sportback: Meet Audi’s New SUV Coupe

The Audi Q5 Sportback is one part SUV and one part coupe. After introducing a plug-in hybrid earlier this year, Audi expands the Q5 lineup again with a Sportback variant. The new “SUV Coupe” (as Audi calls it) will arrive in the first half of 2021.  Styling & Design Audi wanted the design of the Q5 Sportback to stand out from the crowd. Designers worked explicitly on the shoulder lines and side sill trim to lend more credence to the Q5 Sportback’s stance and overall character. To achiev...
Tags: Mexico, United States, Autos, Audi, TFSI, Audi of America Inc, Sportback, Car News, Audi of America Inc Audi, Kristin McClure, San José Chiapa


Jesse Dalba Rode His Harley-Davidson LiveWire from Florida to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

A Long Ride for Any Bike The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is a polarizing motorcycle. People seem to either love it or hate it. No matter how you feel about it, you have to admit that Harley put a lot of time and effort into it. There is a relatively small community of riders who love their LiveWires, and among them is Jesse Dalba. Recently, Jesse challenged himself and his bike by riding all the way from his home near Fort Meyers, Florida, to Sturgis, South Dakota, for the recent 2020 Sturgis...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Mexico, Canada, South Dakota, Motorcycles, Iowa, Harley Davidson, Harley, Diego, Jesse, Sturgis, Sturgis South Dakota, Buell, Fort Meyers Florida, Lexin


Ewan McGregor will ride an electric Harley through South America in a new Apple TV+ show

Apple TV+ has just officially announced a new show from actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, which will document their 2019 trip as they ride electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires all the way from the tip of South America to Mexico. The show, called Long Way Up, will see the motorbiking duo cover 21,000 km (13,000 miles) over 100 days. Starting from the city of Ushuaia, McGregor and Boorman will encounter 13 countries and cross 16 borders on their way to the finish in Mexico. I’ve no doubt tha...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Mexico, Apple TV, South America, Ewan McGregor, Shift, Motorcycle, Harley, McGregor, Charley Boorman, Boorman, Harley Davidson LiveWires, Ushuaia McGregor


Ewan McGregor rides an electric Harley length of South America in new Apple TV+ show

Apple TV+ has just officially announced a new show from actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, which will document their 2019 trip as they ride electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires all the way from the tip of South America to Mexico. The show, called Long Way Up, will see the motorbiking duo cover 21,000 km (13,000 miles) over 100 days. Starting from the city of Ushuaia, McGregor and Boorman will encounter 13 countries and cross 16 borders on their way to the finish in Mexico. I’ve no doubt tha...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Mexico, Apple TV, South America, Ewan McGregor, Shift, Motorcycle, Harley, McGregor, Charley Boorman, Boorman, Harley Davidson LiveWires, Ushuaia McGregor


Ewan McGregor will ride an electric Harley length of South America in new Apple TV+ show

Apple TV+ has just officially announced a new show from actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, which will document their trip as they ride electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires all the way from the tip of South America to Mexico. The trip, called Long Way Up, will see the motorbiking duo cover 21,000 km (13,000 miles) over 100 days. Starting from the city of Ushuaia, McGregor and Boorman will encounter 13 countries and cross 16 borders on their way to the finish in Mexico. I’ve no doubt that Boo...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Mexico, Apple TV, South America, Ewan McGregor, Shift, Motorcycle, Harley, McGregor, Charley Boorman, Boorman, Harley Davidson LiveWires, Ushuaia McGregor


Ford Bronco reservations surpass 150,000

The reception to Bronco 2021 — Ford’s flagship series of 4×4 vehicles that were revealed earlier this month — surpassed expectations of the company’s most optimistic initial projections, CEO Jim Hackett said in an earnings call Thursday.  More than 150,000 customers have plunked down $100 to reserve a spot to order one of the vehicles, according to Ford.  “We think this family of vehicles has big upside potential in the growing off-road category and this is a category with a leading OEM ha...
Tags: TC, Mexico, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Ford Bronco, Bronco, Jim Hackett, Hackett, Michigan Assembly Plant, Jim Farley, Rivian, Tesla Cybertruck, Wayne Michigan The Bronco Sport


Another Mexican Headache for Ford

As both the United States and the country to its south grapple with the challenge of returning to normal amid a pandemic, Ford Motor Company faces another problem resulting from punting production over the Rio Grande. Just as local laws aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus can stem the flow of essential engines, local […] The post Another Mexican Headache for Ford appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Production, United States, Ford, Trade, Autos, Ford Motor Company, Hermosillo, News Blog, Rio Grande Just


Amid Losses, Daimler Rethinks North American-made Sedans

Domestic automakers have largely rid their North American facilities of sedans, so why shouldn’t foreign manufacturers? That’s what Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler plans to do after announcing a second-quarter loss of $1.9 billion. While the quarterly loss was less than analysts expected, financial and sales pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has led the automaker […] The post Amid Losses, Daimler Rethinks North American-made Sedans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Production, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Daimler, News Blog, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Assembly Plants, C-Class


Navistar teams up with TuSimple to produce self-driving trucks by 2024

Navistar and TuSimple deepened their two-year relationship on Wednesday, announcing plans to develop and begin producing autonomous semi trucks by 2024. The strategic partnership includes Navistar taking an undisclosed stake in self-driving trucks startup TuSimple. The plan is to move away from retrofitting the Navistar International commercial trucks that TuSimple currently uses and instead develop semi trucks specifically designed for autonomous operations. “Autonomous technology is ente...
Tags: Transportation, Mexico, Tech, Customers, UPS, Automotive, United States, Arizona, Berkshire Hathaway, Autonomous Vehicles, Morgan Stanley, Kodiak, Aurora, Ike, United States Canada, Volvo Group


Coronavirus Still a ‘Thing’ for Volkswagen As Mexican Facilities Remain Shuttered

Don’t let that beer in your hand (and the public patio surrounding you)fool you into believing everything’s normal — the novel coronavirus is still causing headaches, including for automakers attempting to return to full-scale production. For Volkswagen, it means the plants supplying U.S. dealers with strong-selling models will remain offline for a while longer, complicating […] The post Coronavirus Still a ‘Thing’ for Volkswagen As Mexican Facilities Remain Shuttered appeared first on The Truth...
Tags: Mexico, Production, Autos, Volkswagen, Don, News Blog, Coronavirus


Mexico to the Rescue As Suppliers Resume Operations

Mexico is attempting to accelerate parts production to ensure North American automakers have enough components on hand to stay operational. The response to the pandemic saw manufacturing stalled worldwide as governments assessed whether or not we’d soon be living through a plague of biblical proportions. While fate decreed a repeat of the Black Death would not […] The post Mexico to the Rescue As Suppliers Resume Operations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Government, Supply Chain, Production, Canada, United States, Autos, Automotive Industry, Supply, Industry News, Relaunch, News Blog, U.S, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Report: U.S. Ramp-up of GM Pickups Paused As Parts Prove Precious

While General Motors earned the right to resume production in Mexico on Thursday, parts procurement in the gradually reopening North American economy remains a serious roadblock. U.S. plants came online May 18th following two months of pandemic-prompted downtime. Of topmost importance to all members of the Detroit Three are their hot-selling pickup lines, though UAW- […] The post Report: U.S. Ramp-up of GM Pickups Paused As Parts Prove Precious appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Supply Chain, General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Detroit, Chevrolet Silverado, UAW, Detroit Three, GMC Sierra, Flint Assembly, Pickups, News Blog, Fort Wayne Assembly


GM Gets the Go-ahead for a Mexican Restart, but Production Hinges on Suppliers

General Motors received good news on Thursday, earning approval from the Mexican government to fire up its extensive manufacturing presence in that country after weeks of coronavirus downtime. The green light to resume production will help the automaker restock its all-important pickup shelves, though assembly won’t turn on a dime. As reported by Reuters, production […] The post GM Gets the Go-ahead for a Mexican Restart, but Production Hinges on Suppliers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Reuters, Chevrolet Silverado, News Blog, Coronavirus


Remote operators in Mexico are driving scooters to riders in this Atlanta suburb

In one Atlanta suburb, finding and returning an electric shared scooter will be taken care of by teleoperators some 1,700 miles away in Mexico City. Riders in the enclave of Peachtree Corners will be able to use an app beginning this week to hail a GoX scooter equipped with tech from teleoperations startup Tortoise. Using the “Hail my Scooter” app developed by GoX, riders can have the scooter cruise on its own to their location. After riders complete trips, the scooters will drive themselves bac...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Mexico, Tech, Atlanta, Economy, Automotive, United States, Bellevue, Transport, Sharing Economy, Seattle, Apollo, Scooter, Brian Johnson, King County


Show Your Papers: Mexican Auto Factories Allowed to Restart With Proper Documents

Mexico spent plenty of time discussing the phased reopening of automotive plants last week. The presumption was that the nation would have to establish guidelines for industrial work zones that would allow some to resume production after May 18th, with timing coinciding with U.S. facilities that will be in desperate need of parts and vehicles. However, […] The post Show Your Papers: Mexican Auto Factories Allowed to Restart With Proper Documents appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Supply Chain, Production, Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, Relaunch, News Blog, Coronavirus



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