Month: February 2021

Just as Hyundai pulled back the curtains on its ambitious new electric vehicle initiative last week, it got a stinging reminder of the perils ahead in electrification. The South Korean automaker said it will have to recall 82,000 EVs because of a potential for battery fires — a recall that will cost $900 million. News
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Fisker’s new full-electric car developed with Apple partner Foxconn Technology Group will be an affordable five-seater that will have the same broad appeal as the original Mini and Volkswagen Beetle, CEO Henrik Fisker said. Fisker and Taiwan’s Foxconn on Wednesday announced a partnership for Foxconn to build a car targeted at markets including North America,
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Range anxiety remains a potential roadblock to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. It’s a situation brought into sharp relief during disasters such as the recent power outages in Texas, which may keep drivers from accessing charging stations, thus limiting their ability to travel long distances to evacuate stricken areas. A J.D. Power survey issued
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California’s Gunther Werks returned this week with another carbon-bodied stunner based on the 993-generation 911. This time the company delivered a wide-body speedster to complement its coupe from a few years back. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 The first model based on Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP dedicated electric-vehicle platform was revealed this week in the form
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In committing billions of dollars to their Ontario assembly plants, the Detroit 3 have signaled that they see Canada as central to their electrification plans — thanks in part to enhanced government incentives. In January, General Motors committed to a $781 million investment in CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ontario, to build its new BrightDrop EV600
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ChargePoint, one of the largest EV charging infrastructure providers in the U.S., has completed the business combination with Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation (a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company – SPAC), announced several months ago. As a result, the company is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange: “The Business Combination was approved by
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FRANKFURT – Volkswagen Group said it expects revenues and deliveries to rebound strongly in the current year, shrugging off the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The automaker also said its operating profit, stripping out special items related to the diesel scandal, fell 45 percent to 10.6 billion euros ($12.9 billion) last year. VW is projecting an
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Carvana Co.’s fourth-quarter revenue soared amid higher unit sales, though a large outlay to restructure debt led to a higher netloss. The online used-vehicle retailer said Thursday it posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $154.6 million, compared with a net loss of $125.7 million in the year-earlier period. Carvana said the net loss included $34
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Kia Soul Full Overview Spend enough time driving any vehicle, and you’re sure to get a good, solid perspective of its performance dynamics and capabilities. We’ve been spending plenty of time with our 2020 Kia Soul crossover tooling around town, putting miles on the odometer during its long-term test evaluation, yet there is no substitute for
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As such, the concept car cribbed its underpinnings from the Buick Park Avenue full-size sedan. The use of the flagship Buick model’s unibody architecture afforded the Signia a low step-in height while also offering a raised, SUV-like seating position.  See all 10 photos Although the Signia was no beauty pageant contender, its design certainly included
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Fear not loyal viewers! This Friday is not the last episode of Top Gear America for this season; you’ve got five more coming at you starting May 7th, 2021, exclusively on the MotorTrend App! Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon are just getting warmed up. Overlanding in sports cars, ultra-luxury SUVs in the snow, land speed
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Just before the coronavirus pandemic hit, at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, Toyota announced an ambitious plan to build an entire city in Japan as a showcase for futuristic tech. Despite everything that’s happened since that announcement, Toyota is still going ahead with this scheme. Toyota held a groundbreaking ceremony for the project, dubbed Woven
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