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FCA Salesperson's Employee Discount Scam Cost The Company $8.7m

Apollon Nimo has been charged with fraud after giving out employee discounts to ineligible customers at a Michigan FCA dealer
Tags: Fca, Autos, Michigan, Apollon Nimo

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

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

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

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

Spring Thaw Joyride With The 2022 Golf R & 2021 ID.4

To celebrate the changing seasons, Volkswagen recently filmed this video of the upcoming Mk8 Golf R and the all-new ID.4 EV on the melting snow of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The footage is fun and the music is . . . well you’ll see what we mean. Original article: Spring Thaw Joyride With The 2022 Golf R & 2021 ID.4
Tags: Autos, Michigan, Volkswagen, Upper Peninsula, Car News

A Ford executive took aim at Tesla, calling its self-driving software 'vaporware,' as competition between Tesla and the Mustang Mach-E heats up

Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Ford A Ford executive took to Twitter to compare Tesla's Model Y with Ford's electric car. The Mustang Mach-E will soon have similar self-driving features as Tesla offers for $10,000. The new electric SUV is already starting to cut into Tesla's sales. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Ford executive took to Twitter on Sunday to call Tesla out on its "full self-driving" software, which is currently in beta.Mike Levine, the ...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, News, Cars, US, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Michigan, Associated Press, North America, Electric Car, Self-driving Car, Mike Levine, Jpmorgan, Levin

Ford expands robotics research into $75 million University of Michigan facility

Ford Motor Company will be embedding 100 of its researchers and engineers in a new $75 million robotics and mobility facility on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. This is not the first collaboration between the automaker and the university. Ford is UM’s single largest corporate donor and the two entities have previously teamed up to open the UM Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles. But this is the first time Ford is co-locating part of its team on a university campus. Ford clarified ...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Michigan, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mcity, Ford Motor Company, Atlanta Georgia, Ford CTO, Robotics Institute, Alec Gallimore, Ken Washington

How Engineers Prepare the Infiniti QX60 for Cold Weather

Infiniti has given us an inside look at the development of the new QX60. We have seen how engineers test the nine-speed automatic and how they use “Belgian blocks” for towing and durability testing. And now, in this video, we have cold-weather testing in Alaska, northern Quebec, and Michigan as engineers refine the all-wheel drive system.   The 2022 Infiniti QX60 will arrive in the United States and Canada later this year. Original article: How Engineers Prepare the Infiniti QX60 for Cold Wea...
Tags: Canada, United States, Alaska, Autos, Michigan, Quebec, Car News

GMC Tests Hummer EV in Sub-Zero Conditions, Announces Reveal Date

Engineers have been testing the GMC Hummer EV in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. During the winter tests, engineers send the Hummer EV over different slippery surfaces to calibrate vital systems like the stability control and all-wheel drive. GMC will reveal more info on Saturday, April 3rd, about the Hummer EV. The automaker will hold an event on its website at 5 p.m. Eastern but is also planning an announcement during the Final Four. Customer reservations will open on that same date. Original ...
Tags: Autos, Michigan, Gmc, Upper Peninsula, Car News, GMC Hummer EV

EV rivals Tesla, Rivian unite to target direct sales legislation

Tesla, Rivian, Lordstown Motors and Lucid Motors — potential rivals in the burgeoning EV market — are working together to pass laws that would allow direct sales in at least eight states with another batch of proposed legislation likely being introduced this year. Passage of such legislation would clear the way for EV giants like Tesla, along with newcomers Lucid and Rivian, which have yet to bring a vehicle to market, to sell directly to consumers. However, Tesla’s cooperation could also cost t...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Utah, New York, Washington, Senate, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, House, Connecticut, Gm, Michigan, Nevada

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

New Truck Launches & Big Business Partnerships Indicate a Strong Year Ahead for EV Adoption

According to Allied Market Research, the global vehicle electrification market is projected to reach $140.29 billion by 2027. Consumer interest in electric vehicles (EVs) has grown steadily since the Nissan Leaf, the longest-selling EV nameplate still available today (the Leaf was launched just over 10 years ago). The current EV market is much more diverse, with offerings available from legacy manufacturers, industry disruptors (like Tesla), and start-ups. Flashy new model launches have sent ...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, China, Tesla, Joe Biden, United States, Magazine, Ford, New York Times, Gm, Autos, Michigan, Volkswagen, Biden, Richard, Hummer

For Lincoln, defining a new era of American luxury means killing off one of its most iconic cars

Lincoln Continental with coach doors. Lincoln Lincoln announced last year that it would stop building the Continental and MKZ at the end of 2020. You can buy the remaining 2020 models new. When they're gone, Lincoln will be left with an all-SUV lineup. That makes perfect sense, because sedans aren't selling and Lincoln's SUVs are extremely capable and luxurious. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Historically, Lincoln and Cadillac have a lot in common. They're both luxury ...
Tags: Transportation, California, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, General Motors, Analysis, Ford, Bill Clinton, Gm, Autos, Chrysler, John F Kennedy, Secret Service

The Station: the 2021 predictions issue, part two

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Sunday 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. Last week, I provided some of my predictions for 2021 focused on autonomous vehicle technology and electric vehicles. I’ll weigh in today with a few predictions about the rest o...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Obama Administration, Politico, Tech, Walmart, Joe Biden, Automotive, United States, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Biden, Mercedes-benz, Connected Car

Nuro can now operate and charge for autonomous delivery services in California

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro is allowed to launch commercial driverless services on public roads in California — the first company to clear this hurdle — after receiving a permit from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Nuro, which was founded in June 2016 by Google alums Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, plans to start commercial delivery operations early next year. The so-called Autonomous Vehicle Deployment permit will allow Nuro to operate commercial services — meaning it can charge...
Tags: Google, TC, Texas, California, Tech, Automotive, Arizona, DMV, Mountain View, Michigan, Toyota, Santa Clara, Cpuc, Nhtsa, San Mateo, California Public Utilities Commission

Invoice Price, Factory Rebates, F&I: What They Mean & How to Understand Them

A 2014 survey by found that people consider shopping for a car more stressful than planning a wedding. More recent studies show consumers would rather be stuck in an elevator than spend an afternoon in a car dealership. The stress consumers feel can be caused by the different “unknowns” in the car buying process. And the typical car business lingo only makes things more confusing! Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may earn a commission when you visit the links below.  ...
Tags: Shopping, Guides, South Dakota, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Michigan, Toyota, Epa, Chevy, Bmw, Honda, Better Business Bureau, Edmunds, Mercedes Benz, U S Department of Energy

2021 Lexus IS Review: Sporty & Luxurious But Should You Buy It?

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Tags: Apple, Japan, Lexus, Autos, Detroit Lions, Michigan, Epa, Bmw, Audi, Detroit, Detroit Tigers, Android Auto, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Akio Toyoda, Toyoda

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E disappoints in our first drive

This is not a review of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Sport SUV. A few weeks back, I spent two short hours in Ford’s upcoming EV. I don’t feel comfortable declaring a conclusion with just a couple of hours behind the wheel. I need more time with the Mach-E, and after Ford reads this article, I’ll probably be last in line for long-term tests. During my short time with the Mach-E, one thing became clear: The Mach-E should not be called a Mustang, and it should not be called an SUV. By calling the...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Michigan, Epa, Audi, Environmental Protection Agency, Mustang, Ford Motor Company, Ann Arbor Michigan, Ford Mustang Mach, Tesla Ford, Mustang Mach

Bankrupt Your Family & Friends With These Top 10 Car-Themed Monopoly Games

You might not be able to hit 200 mph racing around a car-themed Monopoly board, but you’ll still get that adrenaline rush when you force your family into bankruptcy during a “friendly” game over the holidays. Monopoly, the game of acquisition and shady negotiation practices (there’s one in every family), has dozens of special editions, but these car-themed ones will delight enthusiasts of all ages. Ranging from NASCAR to old school classics, it’s pretty cool what happens when automotive cult...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Lifestyle, Vw, Ford, DMV, Autos, Luigi, Michigan, Mario Kart, Detroit, Nascar, Products, Mustang, Mcqueen

Winter Driving 101: The Complete Guide To Staying Safe & Ready

This winter driving guide includes:  How to respond during an emergency. Driving tips that will help keep you and your family safe. A comprehensive checklist for getting your vehicle “winterized.” Seven simple DIY maintenance items to watch during the winter. What to place in your emergency kit, including something we all overlook. How states are implementing new technology to help keep you safe when you travel. Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you pur...
Tags: Amazon, Virginia, Guides, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Fema, DMV, Autos, Driving, Michigan, Michelin, Nhtsa, Michigan State Police, Goodyear, North Dakota Department of Transportation, Vogel

Nikola shares drop as GM pulls plug on investment deal

GM is backing away from an agreement to take a stake in electric automaker Nikola Corp, marking the collapse of a deal that has been problematic since it was announced just two months ago. Shares of Nikola plummeted more than 20% in pre-market trading Monday morning. GM has instead signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to supply Nikola with its Hydrotec fuel cell system. This supplier agreement replaces its previous transaction announcement made on Sept. 8, 2020 to take a 11% stake in...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, General Motors, Automotive, Gm, Michigan, Pontiac, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Nikola, Doug Parks GM, Nikola Corp, Hindenburg Research, Stephen Girsky, Shares of Nikola, Hydrotec, Trveor Milton

The Station: Lime scoots towards profitability, a framework for AVs, and another electric vehicle SPAC

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi folks, 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. Let’s get right to it. Companies tried to pack in the news before the Thanksgiving holiday, which means we have a lot to um, digest. Email me anytime at [email protected] to share...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, UK, Milan, Colorado, Indonesia, Washington, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Atlanta, Barcelona, Indiana, Intel

QOTD: Should Automakers Be Hosting Launch Events Right Now?

I just got back from traveling to Michigan, from Illinois, by car, to drive a brand-new SUV. One that’s important for the automaker and the market. It was the second time in a month I’d done so, staying in hotels each time. I might be doing it one more time this month, although a recent […] The post QOTD: Should Automakers Be Hosting Launch Events Right Now? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Michigan, Illinois, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day

Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition Pays Homage to American Service Personnel

If you have seen the window sticker for a newer Ram truck, you will probably notice the tag line “Built to Serve.” The Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition is a further extension of that mentality, inspired by the men and women of the U.S. Military. Earlier in 2020, Ram released their lastest Built to Serve Edition truck and follows it now with the Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition. The first-generation Power Wagons were civilian versions of Dodge’s W/C series trucks (often called “Beeps”) th...
Tags: Autos, Michigan, Hemi, Harman Kardon, FCA US LLC, San Antonio Auto, Car News, Carl Anthony, Power Wagon, Diamond Black, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Power Wagon Ram, Hydro Blue Sport, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Detroit Working Writers, U S Military Earlier

Chevy K5 Blazer-E Rolls Into SEMA360 as a Modern EV With Vintage Flair

Chevrolet’s latest concept build is a “blast from the past” and takes us back to the 1970s when the K5 Blazer roamed the streets. This is Chevy’s latest eCrate conversion concept that pairs the body of a 1977 K5 Blazer with an all-electric propulsion system. The result is this stunning K5 Blazer-E. If you’re like me, you’ve heard Gen Z drivers lament the classic good looks of mid-century rides – especially muscle cars – and yearn for an environmentally friendly option. Expect that group to b...
Tags: Texas, Magazine, Gm, Autos, Michigan, Chevy, Las Vegas, Chevrolet, Sears, Austin Texas, SEMA, Jim Campbell General Motors U S, Car Talk, Chevrolet Chevy, Chevrolet Performance, LSX

Acura MDX Prototype: A Taste of Things to Come for Acura’s Flagship SUV

When Acura promises the new fourth-generation MDX will be the most premium, performance-focused SUV in their lineup, you sit up and pay attention. The Acura MDX Prototype provides a sneak peek at what we can expect when the fourth-gen MDX arrives early next year. Based on the MDX Prototype, the production version of the 2021 MDX will provide a more sophisticated in-cabin experience. The body of Acura’s flagship SUV is also marked by a wider grille meant to convey a more muscular design. Acco...
Tags: Magazine, Autos, Michigan, Epa, Acura, VTEC, NSX, Car Talk, MDX, Acura SUV, Diamond Pentagon, Acura Original, Emily Pruitt, Acura Interior, Acura MDX Prototype, Acura Technology Safety

2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition: Rare Thermal Orange Machine Will Turn a Few Heads

It’s not a single element that makes this SUV unique, but the combination of carefully chosen details like a state-of-the-art all-wheel drive system, luxurious (yet somehow sporty) interior appointments, and that bright orange paint. We are only going to see 360 examples of the Acura RDX PMC Edition, so if you get your hands on one, it might be worth holding onto.    In Michigan, it seems like there is at least one person in every family who works – or has worked for – an automaker. Here in D...
Tags: Autos, Michigan, Acura, VTEC, Southeast Michigan, Car News, NSX Acura, Acura Acura, Thermal Orange Pearl, Acura s Performance Manufacturing Center, Acura Original, Emily Pruitt, Allen Park Downtown Development Authority, Downriver Michigan, Acura Interior, SH AWD Acura

Hear from Postmates, Refraction AI and FedEx about autonomous delivery at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Small startups and logistics giants alike are working on how to use automated vehicle technology and robotics for delivery. Some have even accelerated their efforts, with mixed results, as the COVID-19 pandemic drove up demand for delivery. But is the world — or the tech — ready for the mainstream? TechCrunch has tapped three experts from FedEx, Refraction AI and Postmates to join our virtual stage at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 to talk about the challenges and opportunities of using robots fo...
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Automotive, Darpa, Michigan, Postmates, Fedex, Yeung, Kashani, Ali Kashani, TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, Matthew Johnson Roberson, FedEx Refraction AI

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