Month: September 2021

BERLIN – Continental announced plans for a restructuring that will combine its business activities around connectivity, mobility and high-performance computing. The supplier said in a news release Thursday that its tires business and ContiTech division, focused on rubber technologies, would become independent group sectors. Its Automotive Technologies brand will split into five business areas. As
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee? What does it compare to? The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a five-seat SUV while the related Grand Cherokee L lengthens the SUV to fit a third row for seven seats of passengers. The five-seater competes with the Chevy Blazer, Ford Edge, and Honda Passport,
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DETROIT — General Motors plans to launch Ultifi, an in-vehicle customer experience platform, in 2023, aiming to make its vehicles smarter and more personalized, the automaker said Wednesday. The platform is a critical part of GM’s plan to develop a wider profit net through technology and software and subscription-based services that extend beyond the vehicle
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DETROIT — Jeep’s second plug-in hybrid, the Grand Cherokee 4xe, will offer 25 miles (40 km) of electric range, a 6,000-pound tow rating and a Trailhawk version powerful enough to conquer the Rubicon Trail in battery-only mode. The 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe is scheduled to reach North American dealerships in early 2022, following the arrival
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Ineos Group, the British chemical company bringing the rugged BMW-powered Grenadier SUV to North America in spring 2023, will open its order books on Thursday. The company says 63,000 hand-raisers have expressed an interest in the boxy off-road vehicle globally, with 12,000 of those in North America. Now the company wants to see who’s serious
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 28, 2021 During his recent appearance at the 2021 Code Conference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared some of his thoughts about the Biden administration. Musk was quite bold, stating that Biden “maybe a little biased” and that his administration is “not the friendliest administration.” The Tesla CEO went even
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With a massive 135-kwh battery pack powering four independent motors for each wheel, an independent air suspension with 6.5 inches of travel, and five drive modes with nearly 50 different drive settings, the Rivian R1T is the most versatile vehicle we’ve ever driven. It twists through hairpin turns with agility and composure, clambers up deeply
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Porsche has gone on record saying that, since the iconic flat-six in the rear is one of 911’s most important features, an electric version doesn’t really make sense. But that hasn’t stopped others from trying. Driven by Carfection’s Henry Catchpole, this video tries to determine whether Everrati, with its electric 964 restomod, is right about
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The $11.4 billion that Ford Motor Co. and a partner are investing in two new manufacturing campuses in Tennessee and Kentucky show that the automaker is committed to electrifying its vehicle lineup, but it likely will need even more battery plants than that to meet its goals, Executive Chair Bill Ford said
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Suburban Detroit’s experimentation with an outdoor automotive festival showed plenty of promise for next year and beyond, but it also served as a reminder why auto shows traditionally have been held in climate-controlled convention halls. Bad weather forced organizers to cancel one of two media and industry days at Motor Bella, the enthusiast-geared car event
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co., in what it says is the largest single manufacturing investment in its 118-year history, on Monday said it would spend $7 billion and create nearly 11,000 jobs to build electric vehicles and batteries in Tennessee and Kentucky. The investment, meant to vault Ford among the leaders in EV output, will
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