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Report: Oil-burning engines a problem for Subarus, Acuras, Audis, more

Filed under: Read This,Acura,Audi,BMW,Chevrolet,MINI,Subaru,Volkswagen,Volvo,Auto Repair,Maintenance Continue reading Report: Oil-burning engines a problem for Subarus, Acuras, Audis, more Report: Oil-burning engines a problem for Subarus, Acuras, Audis, more originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Bmw, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Audi, Mini, Volvo, Subaru, Acura, Read This, Auto Repair


A good attitude is required to enter this exclusive motoring club

The Good Vibes Breakfast Club is a super exclusive new club for automotive enthusiasts, many of whom happen to drive Porsches. By exclusive I mean everyone is welcome to come, but you have to be willing to drive your car, have fun with it, and bring a good attitude. You have to #RespectTheCrest. There is no entry fee for this club, and you don’t even have to drive a Porsche to be part of the fun. You just have to be willing to get up at the crack of dawn on a Friday and trek your ass up to Newc...
Tags: Los Angeles, Porsche, Autos, Volvo, Angeles Crest Highway, Newcomb, Magnus Walker, Porsche Car Shows, Good Vibes, Jeff Zwart, Late Night Playset, Good Vibes Breakfast Club


Volvo Buying Itself Out of Chinese Joint Venture

Volvo Cars is plotting to buy out parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding and free itself of its Chinese joint venture. The Swedish (currently Swedish-Chinese) manufacturer has been hinting at the prospect of going public with an IPO, which most analysts believe would be bolstered by creating some distance from Geely. While the Chinese Communist Party has […] The post Volvo Buying Itself Out of Chinese Joint Venture appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Ipo, Industry, Autos, Chinese communist party, Volvo, Stock Exchange, Industry News, Joint Ventures, Geely, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Zhejiang Geely Holding, Going Public, Chinese joint venture


Volvo Concept Recharge: Reinventing The Iconic Swedish Station Wagon

Volvo recently unveiled Concept Recharge, the Swedish automaker’s vision of the future. And unlike its previous all-electric offerings, the Volvo Concept Recharge has none of that cookie-cutter design nonsense. Volvo currently has two EVs in its stable: XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge, both of which we can’t tell apart like monozygotic twins. Thankfully, Concept Recharge is taking a different approach. “Our Concept Recharge represents a manifesto for the all-electric future of Volvo Cars, as w...
Tags: Magazine, Autos, Thor, Volvo, Volvo Cars, LUMINAR, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Volvo Car Group Original, Volvo Concept Recharge, Robin Page Volvo


SPACs keep rolling as autonomous vehicle startup Aurora targets blank-check debut with $13B valuation

Aurora Innovation, the autonomous vehicle startup that acquired Uber’s self-driving unit in December, is going public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Reinvent Technology Partners Y. The deal announced Thursday confirms TechCrunch’s reporting in June that the startup was in final talks with the SPAC launched by LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark Pincus and managing partner Michael Thompson. The combined company, which is will  be listed on Nasd...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Uber, Softbank, Linkedin, Automotive, Reid Hoffman, Autonomous Vehicles, New York Stock Exchange, North America, Sequoia Capital, Volvo, Greylock Partners, Greylock, Mark Pincus, Baillie Gifford


The Station: Rimac-Bugatti is born, Tesla releases FSD beta v9 and Ola raises $500M

Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. I’m back from my road trip and swimming in emails. If you sent me a message on Twitter, email or pigeon post, please give me a few days to dig out of the pile that awaits me. You might recall that I mentioned I was off to do some backpacking and climbing in Grand Teton National Park and then eventually would make it to Yellowstone National Park. Yes, th...
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, Europe, France, Germany, India, Halo, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Atlantic, Automotive, Egypt, Vw


5 trends in self-driving cars anyone trying to get ahead in the industry needs to know about

Autonomous-truck companies like TuSimple are starting to go public. Courtesy of TuSimple Self-driving cars may not be a reality yet, but the young industry is evolving fast. For those hoping to get a leg up in this space, staying on top of trends is key. From the rise of robo-trucks to a potential SPAC bubble, here's what to know about AVs right now. See more stories on Insider's business page. 1. Self-driving tech will deliver your packages and food before it replaces your Ub...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, US, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Features, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Volvo, Daimler, Musk, Aurora, SPAC


EU fines BMW, VW $1B for running emissions cartel since the 90s

As environmental issues really came of age in the 1990s, certain German automakers were meeting in secret groups to make sure their cars would continue to industriously contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. According to the European Union, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler have been illegally colluding to restrict competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars, essentially slowing the deployment of cleaner emissions tech. On Thursday, the E...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, Eu, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Daimler, Margrethe Vestager, Ford Motor Company, Mercedes Benz, U S Environmental Protection Agency


Latest Lotus, Lamborghini models are last of a gas era

By Peter Valdes-Dapena | CNN Lamborghini on Wednesday unveiled what will be its last V12-powered supercar driven purely on gasoline. While there will be more V12 Lamborghini models in the future, they will be plug-in hybrids, the Italian supercar manufacturer said. Lamborghini, which has built supercars with big 12-cylinder engines for almost 60 years, is one of several supercar makers, including Ferrari and McLaren, that are creating plug-in hybrid sports cars or fully-electric models to meet i...
Tags: News, Climate Change, China, Environment, Tesla, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, Ferrari, Autos, Toyota, Mclaren, Lotus, Volvo, Tesla Roadster


Volvo, Daimler, Traton invest $593 million to build electric truck charging network

Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and Volkswagon’s AG heavy-truck business the Traton Group announced on Monday a non-binding agreement to build a network of high-performance public charging stations for electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and buses around Europe. The news was first reported by Reuters. The three major European automakers will invest €500 million (~$593 million USD) to install and operate 1,700 charging points in strategic locations and close to highways. They intend to finalize the a...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, European Union, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, EVs, Volvo, Daimler, Reuters, Daimler Trucks, Volkswagen AG, Volvo Group, ACEA, Volvo Daimler


Volvo Cars sets the tone for its next-gen vehicles with ‘Concept Recharge’ EV

Volvo Cars wants to completely electrify its lineup by 2030 and on Wednesday offered a glimpse into how it plans to get there and what its next generation of vehicles might look like. But it’s not going to do it alone. Although the automaker plans on developing its own in-car operating system and other parts of the car, Volvo Cars detailed how it plans to work with partners like Northvolt, Google and Luminar to build out its future vehicles lineup. It also unveiled the first images of “Concept R...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Nvidia, Volvo, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, Skelleftea Sweden, LUMINAR, Battery Electric Vehicles


Prologue, Honda’s first electric SUV, is coming to market in 2024

Honda said Monday it will sell its first electric SUV in North America in early 2024, part of the automaker’s push to shift away from gas-powered vehicles before the middle of the decade. The new car’s name, Prologue, is meant to signify the beginning of what the company called its “new electrified era.” Prologue is one of two forthcoming Honda vehicles that will use General Motors’ Ultium Cells EV platform and battery packs. The other, yet unnamed car, will be under the Acura brand and will als...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Volkswagen, Honda, North America, Volvo, Acura, Ford Mustang Mach, Worcester Massachusetts, Toshihiro Mibe, Battery Resourcers


Lidar company Quanergy to go public via $1.4B SPAC deal

Quanergy Systems, the Sunnyvale, California-based lidar company, said Tuesday it has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition fund CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp., a Chinese blank-check firm affiliated with the country’s largest state-owned investment conglomerate. The deal, which puts an implied valuation on Quanergy at $1.4 billion, is expected to close in the second half of 2021. After closing, the transaction will inject the lidar company with around $278 million in pro forma net cas...
Tags: TC, Transportation, China, Funding, Samsung, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Automotive, United States, Private Equity, Autonomous Vehicles, Volvo, Lidar, Daimler, Citic


Rare Rides: A Very Exclusive 1998 Volvo S90 Royal Hermès

Long before the S90 moniker was applied to a Chinese-produced front-drive car, it was (for a short while) the last chapter in a series of luxurious rear-drive Volvo sedans. What we have here is a last-of moment for Volvo, and a very rare one at that. Presenting the S90 Royal Hermès. Of course in the beginning […] The post Rare Rides: A Very Exclusive 1998 Volvo S90 Royal Hermès appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sweden, Luxury cars, Editorials, Used Cars, Autos, Volvo, 1990s, Volvo S90, Sedans, News Blog, Limousines, S90, Collector Cars, Rare Rides, Large Cars, S90 Royal Hermes


Polestar Announces Electric SUV Will Be Made in America

Volvo-owned Polestar has announced that its upcoming “performance SUV” will be manufactured within the United States, starting late in 2022. The model will be assembled alongside other Volvo products at the Swedish company’s facility in South Carolina. It also provides an opportunity for Chinese parent Zhejiang Geely Holdings to make meaningful moves on the North American […] The post Polestar Announces Electric SUV Will Be Made in America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, United States, Autos, Volvo, South Carolina, Polestar, Zhejiang Geely Holdings


Polestar to build its first all-electric SUV in the United States

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand, will manufacture its first all-electric SUV in the United States. The automaker said Wednesday that the Polestar 3 will be assembled at a plant shared with Volvo Cars at a factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina. The Polestar 3 follows the all-electric Polestar 2 sedan and the hybrid grand tourer Polestar 1. Production of Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022. Polestar COO Dennis Nobelius said production in the U.S. will...
Tags: Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Volvo, Geely, Volvo Cars, Volvo Car Group, Polestar, Dennis Nobelius, Ridgeville South Carolina, Zhejiang Geely Holding of China Volvo, Polestar Volvo Car Group


Volvo Cars wants to make a concept car using “fossil-free” steel

Volvo Cars wants to be climate-neutral by 2040, and it has set its sights on a major vehicle component that’s notoriously difficult to decarbonize: steel. The automaker has partnered with Swedish company SSAB, which manufactures “fossil-free” steel, for a limited amount of the material to be used in a concept car as early as 2025. A climate-neutral car is considered by many to be a moonshot goal, not least because of the challenge in decarbonizing components like steel. The steel industry, which...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Volvo, Steel, Vattenfall, Fisker, Volvo Cars, SSAB, Volvo Car Group, Luleå Sweden, Decarbonization, LKAB SSAB, Kerstin Enochsson, Enochsson


Waymo and JB Hunt partner to bring autonomous trucks to Texas in new pilot

Waymo will be moving freight for a major customer of transportation logistics company J.B. Hunt Transport Services under what the two companies are calling a “test run” that will take place in one of the country’s busiest trade corridors. Waymo Via, the company’s trucking and cargo transportation service, will transport goods along Interstate 45 between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas. The trucks will be powered by the Waymo Driver autonomous platform, though a Waymo “autonomous specialists,” a co...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Tech, Automotive, Houston, Volvo, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, Hunt, Autonomous Driving, Fort Worth Texas, Daimler Trucks, J B Hunt Transport Services, Autonomous Trucks, Waymo, Autonomous Trucking


Waymo and J.B. Hunt partner to bring autonomous trucks to Texas in new pilot

Waymo will be moving freight for a major customer of transportation logistics company J.B. Hunt Transport Services under what the two companies are calling a “test run” that will take place in one of the country’s busiest trade corridors. Waymo Via, the company’s trucking and cargo transportation service, will transport goods along Interstate 45 between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas. The trucks will be powered by the Waymo Driver autonomous platform, though a Waymo “autonomous specialist,” a com...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Tech, Automotive, Houston, Volvo, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, Hunt, Autonomous Driving, Fort Worth Texas, Daimler Trucks, J B Hunt Transport Services, Autonomous Trucks, Waymo, Autonomous Trucking


ISEE brings autonomy to shipping hubs with self-driving yard trucks

Robotaxis may still be a few years out, but there are other industries that can be transformed by autonomous vehicles as they are today. MIT spin-off ISEE has identified one in the common shipping yard, where containers are sorted and stored — today by a dwindling supply of human drivers, but tomorrow perhaps by the company’s purpose-built robotic yard truck. With new funding and partnerships with major shippers, the company may be about to go big. Shipping yards are the buffer zone of the logis...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Shipping, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, North America, Robotics, Logistics


ISEE brings autonomy to shipping yards with self-driving container trucks

Robotaxis may still be a few years out, but there are other industries that can be transformed by autonomous vehicles as they are today. MIT spin-off ISEE has identified one in the common shipping yard, where containers are sorted and stored — today by a dwindling supply of human drivers, but tomorrow perhaps by the company’s purpose-built robotic yard truck. With new funding and partnerships with major shippers, the company may be about to go big. Shipping yards are the buffer zone of the logis...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Shipping, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, North America, Robotics, Logistics


Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora in final talks to merge with Reid Hoffman’s newest SPAC

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with Reinvent Technology Partners Y, the newest special purpose acquisition company launched by LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark Pincus and managing partner Michael Thompson, according to several sources familiar with the talks. One of the sticking points is the targeted valuation, which had been as high as $20 billion. It is now closer to $12 billion and the deal is expected to be announced...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Softbank, Linkedin, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Autonomous Vehicles, New York Stock Exchange, North America, Sequoia Capital, Volvo, Greylock Partners


Porsche Commemorates the Mercedes-Benz 500 E’s 30th Anniversary

Photo credit: Porsche If you thought Porsche’s first sedan was the Panamera, you’d be wrong. The brand isn’t a stranger to four-door vehicles because it has a history of collaborating with other automakers building fast sedans, wagons, and hot hatches. The Volvo 850 T5R and Audi RS 2 were just some of the vehicles that Porsche helped develop. One of the most recognizable, however, is the Mercedes-Benz 500 E, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary Its blend of comfort and performance made it ...
Tags: News, Porsche, Autos, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Volvo, Daimler Benz, Sindelfingen, Weissach, Porsche Museum, Zuffenhausen, Holscher, Reutter, Untertürkheim Germany, 500e


The Station: London scooter winners and Ford’s most important EV

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. Hello and welcome back to 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. I want to point to two Extra Crunch articles before jumping into the rest of the news and analysis. Yes, Extra Crunch requires a subscription. We’re ramping up the transportation an...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Lyft, London, California, Washington, France, America, Los Angeles, Tech, General Motors, Canary Wharf, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, Chicago, Automotive


Google is making it easier to bring Android apps to your car

By the end of the year, more than 10 car models from Volvo, GM, Renault and Polestar will be powered by the Android Automotive operating system — and all of the built-in Google apps and services that come with it. Now, the company is making it easier for third-party developers to bring their navigation, EV charging, parking and media apps directly to a car’s screen. Google announced Tuesday at its annual developer conference that it’s extending its Android for Cars App Library, which is availabl...
Tags: Google, TC, Spotify, Tech, Automotive, Volvo, Android Auto, Polestar, Google I/O 2021, Volvo GM Renault, Google Play Store Many


Volvo’s Reddit Campaign Calls on Community to Share Terrifying Car Crash Stories

When Volvo's marketing team was considering how to spark a conversation about the brand's safety record, Reddit might have seemed like an odd fit, but to the Swedish automaker, the connection felt natural. For one thing, ensuring safety is an attribute for which both brands strive to be known. But Reddit has become a place...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Reddit, Volvo, Performance Marketing, Brand Purpose, Reddit Campaign Calls on Community


How semitrucks are crash tested

Just like consumer cars have to undergo crash testing, so do commercial semitrucks. Some of these tests are the same, but others are designed specifically for trucks. Thanks to these crash test trials, safety standards for trucks are only improving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Every year, there are half a million semitruck accidents in the US alone. That's why, just like passenger cars, these massive vehicles need to be c...
Tags: Transportation, Video, Cars, US, Trends, European Union, Volkswagen, Trucks, Volvo, Volvo Trucks, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Scania, IIHS, Crash Test, Semi Trucks, Daniel Gessner


Volvo AG and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel cells via the cellcentric venture, all other aspects of truck production will remain separate. The loc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, European Union, Automotive, Volvo, Daimler, Bosch, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Daimler Trucks, Volvo AB, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo AG, Volvo CTO


Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel cells via the cellcentric venture, all other aspects of truck production will remain separate. The loc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, European Union, Automotive, Volvo, GreenTech, Daimler, Bosch, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Daimler Trucks, Volvo AB, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo CTO


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



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