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Yamaha & Ducati Among the Products Stuck on the Ever Given

News of the MV Ever Given rocked media last month since it was lodged in the Suez Canal. The disruption created global chaos as ships transporting goods were heavily delayed – let alone the items aboard the Ever Given. The ship containing 18,000 containers has since been freed but the mayhem has not ended.  As if the global pandemic didn’t cause enough delays, those delays were amplified by the happenings in the Suez Canal. Amongst the 18,000 containers on the Ever Given were products and com...
Tags: Egypt, Motorcycles, Ducati, North America, Yamaha, Suez Canal, RevZilla, Yamaha Motor Europe, Yamaha Ducati, Great Bitter Lake, Eric de Seynes

Lucid Motors taps Waymo, Intel veterans ahead of public listing

Lucid Motors is beefing up its executive and technical leadership team, hiring people from Waymo, Intel and Xperi as it prepares to become a publicly listed company. The automaker said Wednesday that Sherry House, who formerly worked at Waymo, will be its new chief financial officer. House was at Waymo for four years, most recently as its as treasurer and head of investor relations. Prior to Waymo, she was vice president of corporate development at Visteon Corporation and managing director of te...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, Europe, Saudi Arabia, China, Tech, Tesla, Intel, Information Technology, Automotive, Ferrari, Electric Vehicles, House, Jaguar, Air

Wonderful or Worrying? 2019 KTM 790 Adventure 12,000 Miles Review

Table of Contents Introduction KTM 790 Adventure Spec Sheet I Put My Money Down The KTM 790 Adventure S and R Model KTM 790 Adventure Add-Ons Break-In Period Out On The Road KTM 790 Button and Functions Modifications KTM My Ride App Final Thoughts Introduction In 2018, I did a long-term review of the exciting and class-defining Kawasaki Ninja H2SX SE. It was an in-depth look at that superb motorcycle over 10,000 hard miles (16,000 km). I still think it’s an underrated motorcycle despite hav...
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London-based EV maker Arrival soars 10% after announcing a vehicle-development partnership with Uber

Arrival product chief Tom Elvidge. Arrival Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival soared Tuesday after the company struck a deal with Uber to develop a vehicle for ride-hailing drivers. Arrival said the car will reduce emissions as Uber has pledged for its London-based service to go fully electric by 2025. The Arrival Car's design is expected to be shown by the end of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival s...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Europe, London, Cars, Trends, Markets, North America, Air Quality, Emissions, Eastern Europe, Ev, Carla Mozee, Climate Crisis, Arrival

Tesla taps tiny startup’s tech to build cheaper, cleaner batteries

When Elon Musk stood on stage at Tesla’s Battery Day in September and promised to cut lithium-ion battery prices in half, he claimed some of the savings would come from reinventing the dirty and complex process of making their nickel metal cathodes. “It’s insanely complicated, like digging a ditch, filling it in and digging the ditch again,” he said at the event. So we looked at the entire value chain and said how can we make this as simple as possible?” The simplest route to appears to involv...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Elon Musk, Toronto, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Panasonic, North America, Lithium Ion Batteries, Musk, Shenzen, Fremont California, Dalhousie University, LG Chem

Can-Am Launches Virtual Campaign in Support of International Female Ride Day

International Female Ride Day (IFRD) has fast approached and its annual event takes place on Saturday, May 1st. IFRD is a call-to-action for women to “Just Ride!”, no matter what they ride. Can-Am’s goal is very much the same as IFRD and that is to promote an inclusive environment for any and all riders.  On May 1st, Can-Am will continue supporting IFRD virtually, due to the ongoing pandemic lockdowns seen across North America. Can-Am will do so by featuring women riders who uploads two photo...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, North America, International Women's Day, Vicki Gray, Can Am, Facebook To, Can-Am Motorcycles, International Female Ride Day, IFRD, Motoress

Deals We Love This Week: Up To 55% Off Summer Jackets

New Summer Jackets Added to Markdowns The warm weather has started to grace parts of North America, I feel it’s only fitting to share a lineup of warm weather riding jackets. The jackets listed below range majorly in price and protection. Whether you are looking to upgrade your summer jacket, or grab your first, the deals below cater to both. Today we take a look at some of the wicked deals Revzilla just added to their list of recent markdowns. My top picks can be seen below but if you’d like t...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Stella, Tutu, Alpinestars, Air Raid, Bio Air Armor, Daniese, Revzilla Alpinestars Stella, Revzilla Alpinestars Stella Wake Air, Alpinestars Stella Wake Air Jacket, Stella Wake Air

Rare Rides: The 1987 Chevrolet Nova Hatchback, the All-American Corolla

Today’s Rare Ride was the final iteration of the Chevrolet Nova nameplate in North America. An economy car that largely vanished from roads long ago, today’s hatchback example is very clean and very NUMMI. The Nova nameplate had a long history at Chevrolet and was attached to the brand’s compact offering for the 1962 model […] The post Rare Rides: The 1987 Chevrolet Nova Hatchback, the All-American Corolla appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America, Chevrolet, NUMMI, Chevrolet Nova, Chevrolet Nova Hatchback the All American Corolla, All American Corolla

All the electric vehicles that stood out at the Shanghai Auto Show

The 19th annual Shanghai Auto Show delivered a bevy of electric and tech-centric vehicles this year. Chinese, European and U.S. automakers showed off their latest offerings in every price segment, from the budget-minded ​​Wuling Hong Guang Mini via a joint venture between SAIC Motor Corp., General Motors Co. and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co. to the luxury Mercedes EQS  — and everything in between. Several automakers touted the capabilities of their driver assistance systems, using terminology that s...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Japan, China, Tech, Tesla, Hungary, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Toyota, Getty, Volkswagen, North America

Rare Rides: The 1995 Nissan Rasheen, a Boxy Off-road Wagon

Today’s Rare Ride is kind of like a more modern and luxurious version of the Honda Civic Wagovan sold in North America in the Eighties. Offered by Nissan only in the Japanese domestic market, a case for the Rasheen in North America could’ve been made. Let’s check it out. Considered an SUV in its home […] The post Rare Rides: The 1995 Nissan Rasheen, a Boxy Off-road Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America, Nissan, Nissan Rasheen, Rasheen

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 to Launch BlueCruise: How it Works & How it Compares to Similar Systems

Ford will begin offering its new BlueCruise hands-free highway driving system later in 2021. Via over-the-air software updates, the feature will be available for 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach-E models equipped with the optional Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package. Ford is anticipating the sale of more than 100,000 vehicles equipped with BlueCruise in the first year, based on sales and take-rate projections. Testing & Validation In 2020, Ford sent a fleet of 10 test vehicles – fiv...
Tags: Florida, Boston, Tesla, Canada, United States, Ford, Gm, Autos, North America, Car News, Mustang Mach, Ford Co, Hau Thai Tang Ford, Prep Package Ford, BlueCruise, Alexandra Taylor BlueCruise

All the tech crammed into the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes-Benz lifted the final veil Thursday on its flagship EQS sedan after weeks of teasers, announcements and even a pre-production drive in which TechCrunch participated. The company peeled off the camouflage of the EQS — the electric counterpart to the Mercedes S Class — and revealed an ultra-luxury and tech-centric sedan. The exterior is getting much of the attention today; but it’s all of the tech that got ours, from the microsleep warning system and 56-inch hyperscreen to the monster HEP...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Epa, North America, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Garmin, Ac, Daimler AG, Tamara Warren

Polestar raises $500M from outside investors as EV market grows

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand, has raised $550 million in its first external round led by Chongqing Chengxing Equity Investment Fund Partnership, Zibo Financial Holding and Zibo Hightech Industrial Investment. SK Inc., the South Korean global conglomerate, and a range of other investors also participated. While this is Polestar’s first external round, the company’s comments suggest it won’t be its last. Polestar said Thursday that the growing market for electr...
Tags: TC, Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Epa, North America, Volvo, Geely, Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Zhejiang Geely Holding of China Volvo, Polestar Volvo Car Group

Walmart helps push Cruise’s latest investment round to $2.75B

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle company aiming to deploy robotaxis in San Francisco and Dubai, has added Walmart as an investor in an extended fundraising round that has grown to $2.75 billion. The company said it has a post-money valuation of more than $30 billion. Walmart and several unnamed institutional investors added capital to a $2 billion equity round announced back in January that was led by Microsoft. The companies didn’t disclose Walmart’s exact investment. Cruise, the autonomous vehic...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Cruise, Automotive, Ford, Dubai, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Houston, North America, Chevy Bolt, Scottsdale Arizona

Ford takes aim at Tesla, GM with its new hands-free driving system

Ford will debut its new hands-free driving feature on the 2021 F-150 pickup truck and certain 2021 Mustang Mach-E models through a software update later this year, technology that the automaker developed to rival similar systems from Tesla and GM. That hands-free capability — which uses camera, radar sensors and software to provide a combination of adaptive cruise control, lane centering and speed sign recognition — has undergone some 500,000 miles of development testing, Ford emphasized in its ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Gm, North America, Tesla Autopilot, FSD, Jim Farley, Tesla GM, Mustang Mach, Hands-free Driving, GM Super Cruise

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

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS stakes its claim on a luxury, electric future

A day spent driving a pre-production 2022 Mercedes Benz EQS provided an up-close look at what the German automaker has been doing with the billions of dollars it has dedicated to electrification. The EQS is a meticulously designed flagship sedan that brings together the automaker’s MBUX infotainment system, a new electric platform and advancements in performance. It is an unapologetic pursuit to set a new benchmark for a full-size luxury sedan that happens to be electric. The luxury electric sed...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Manhattan, Epa, Barbie, North America, Biden, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Beacon

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

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

[REVIEW] A Tale of Two Tailbags – The Forte 70886 and 70025 Bags from Tex Motor

Overview The Forte 70886 “Sentor” and 70025 (no clever name here) tail bags from Turkish manufacturer Tex Motor are an interesting combination of Italian design and reasonable price. These bags offer two different, but effective approaches to easily add storage to your ride. Ahead we’ll take a look at each bag one after the other starting with the smaller 70025 bag. Tex Motor Late in 2020, a representative from Turkey-based Tex Motor reached out to WebBikeWorld asking if we would take a look ...
Tags: Amazon, Review, Eu, Turkey, Motorcycles, Middle East, North America, Black, Ventura, Criss, YKK, SW Motech, Amazon Free, Givi, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts, Motorcycle Bags

2022 Kia EV6 Overview: Powertrain Specs, Charging Times, Safety Features & More

We caught a glimpse of the 2022 Kia EV6 all-electric vehicle a few weeks ago, and it immediately became clear: Kia’s not fooling around with its first-ever dedicated EV. Built on top of parent company Hyundai’s E-GMP platform – essentially the same underpinnings for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV – the 2022 EV6 is spearheading Kia’s arrival in the hotly contested EV sector. Kia & Battery Electric Vehicles Over the next decade, Kia has ambitious plans to extend its portfolio of what it calls “ba...
Tags: Cars, Research, Autos, North America, Hyundai, Kia, Hyundai Ioniq, Ioniq, Meridian, Mercedes Benz, Albert Biermann, Kia Telluride, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Motors America, Karim Habib, Hyundai Palisade

Aurora and Volvo partner to bring autonomous long-haul trucks to North America

The autonomous vehicle startup Aurora Innovation said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Volvo to jointly develop autonomous semi trucks for North America. The partnership, which the two companies say will span several years and is through Volvo’s Autonomous Solutions unit, will focus on trucks built to operate autonomously on highways between hubs for Volvo customers. The Aurora Driver technology stack – Aurora’s self-driving software, computer and sensor suite – will be integrated into V...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Toyota, North America, Volvo, Greylock, Aurora, PACCAR, Blackmore, Autonomous Trucks, Aurora Innovation, Volvo Autonomous Solutions, OURS Technology, Autonomous Solutions

Recycling startup Redwood Materials is partnering with Proterra to supply EV battery materials sustainably

A growing number of companies have emerged over the last few years determined to reduce waste in the electric vehicle battery market. Chief among these is recycling firm Redwood Materials, which has quickly expanded since its launch in 2017 by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel to become the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America. Now the firm is teaming up with electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Proterra in a deal that may help boost the domestic battery supply chain. This is ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Recycling, Panasonic, Nevada, North America, Grace, Redwood, Carson City Nevada, JB Straubel, Straubel, Proterra

Recall: Ducati Multistrada V4

Since the release of the new Ducati Multistrada V4 , adventure-touring fans have been jumping for joy, but those celebrations are about to be cut short.  Ducati has found issues with the valve guides in the V4 Granturismo engines that can lead to excessive wear and inevitably losing power, then failing at the top end of the engine.  The defective valve guides are supplied by one of two suppliers for Ducati. Despite quality checks done before the Multistrada V4’s production, the l...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Ducati, North America, Bologna, Motorcycle News, Multistrada, Multistrada V4, 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4, Ducati recall, Ducati Customer Services

VW Microbus Successor Scheduled for 2024 American Launch

Remember the all-electric Microbus successor Volkswagen was chirping about a few years ago? If you don’t, you can be forgiven. Despite the model receiving loads of press after the automaker acknowledged it would indeed be coming to North America, reports on its progress started becoming incredibly rare by 2019. With #VanLife trending inside the United States, […] The post VW Microbus Successor Scheduled for 2024 American Launch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Buzz, Microbus, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Type 2, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning, Vanlife

McLaren 720S GT3X: Your Official Track Day Monster Has Arrived!

It’s always something to watch when a racing car company makes a road car, or, even better, a track-day car. Sure, an individual can fiddle with a Honda Civic so they can go pound around their local track. But when someone like McLaren says, “Here, let us make you a stripped-down corner carver,” you best watch out. McLaren 720S GT3X: Guns Blazing! In short, that angular, glowing thing you see in your rearview mirror? It might just be a McLaren 720S GT3X. And it might just eat you for l...
Tags: Autos, Mclaren, Honda, North America, Ron Dennis, Zak Brown, Car News, Tony Borroz, McLaren Customer Racing, McLaren Automotive Original, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Miata McLaren, MSO Carbon Black, McLaren Automotive Engine Powertrain Motive, Diamond Like DLC, Kevlar FIA

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

2021 Honda CRF300L / CRF300L Rally [Model Overview]

Entry-level Rallying: The 2021 Honda CRF300L and CRF300L Rally Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The CRF300L and CRF300L Rally are two of the newest Honda motorcycles on the market. They’re the new replacements for the old tried and tested CRF250L model, which has been dropped from the 2021 Honda line-up in favor of the larger displacement and more advanced 300L models. And despite a few months of uncertainty, we’re pleased to confirm that these excitin...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, North America, 2021, Dual Sport, Fuel Tank Capacity, Notfp, 250 - 499cc, Honda YouTube Facebook Twitter Wikipedia, Single-Cylinder, Starter Electric Valve Train DOHC

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