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Nissan Leaf battery

Japanese automakers partner on solid-state batteries in EV race

Japan's major automakers and battery manufacturers have teamed up with their government to fast-track the development of solid-state batteries. The automakers include Toyota, Nissan and Honda, who have joined forces with Japanese battery manufacturers Panasonic and GS Yuasa in the program, the... read more

May 8, 2018 by
 
GM 3D-printed seat bracket concept part

GM banks on 3D printed parts for lower costs, vehicle weights

Future automotive components could look less like rigid pieces and more like organic shapes. General Motors announced on Thursday that the automaker has worked with Bay-area... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
Herbert Diess

VW Group boosts battery purchases to $48B, or the same market cap as Tesla

New Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess revealed Thursday that the automaker has awarded $48 billion in contracts to battery suppliers. The goal is to reach $50 billion to... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
Site of Toyota's self-driving test facility at Michigan Technical Resource Park

Toyota plans self-driving test site for emergency maneuvers

Toyota on Thursday revealed plans to build a dedicated test site for self-driving cars. The site will be located within the 1.75-mile oval test track of the Michigan... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
Martin Winterkorn

Report: Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn facing US charges in dieselgate scandal

A Michigan federal court has charged former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding the U.S. for his role in the VW diesel emissions scandal, according to a... read more May 3, 2018 by


 
2019 Genesis G70

Genesis can't make up its mind on how to sell cars

Genesis, Hyundai's luxury division, has reneged on a previous decision to create dedicated dealerships under new franchises. The decision left current Hyundai dealers in the... read more May 3, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019

Tesla pushes back start of Model Y production to 2020, says new plant needed

Tesla's next model bound for production is the Model Y, a small SUV related to the Model 3. The company released a teaser for the vehicle last June and at the time promised a... read more May 3, 2018 by


 
Nikola One electric semi truck

Nikola sues Tesla over patent infringement for Semi

As if Tesla didn't have enough issues of late, Nikola Motors has filed a lawsuit alleging the company violated patents for its hydrogen-electric semi. Nikola claims the Tesla... read more May 2, 2018 by


 
Ford's upcoming small off-road crossover SUV

Ford files trademarks for Maverick, Timberline names

Ford has big plans to expand its SUV and crossover lineup, and the Maverick and Timberline names could be in the mix. The automaker filed to trademark both names, first... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
2020 Ford Focus Active

Ford execs reveal reasons behind decision to drop most passenger cars

Ford last week announced drastic plans to drop most of its passenger car lineup in North America in order to focus on utility-type vehicles, i.e. SUVs, pickup trucks and... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
Infiniti Q Inspiration concept

Infiniti's new electrified platform will underpin almost entire range

Infiniti last week announced plans for a new electrified platform that will spawn its first model in 2021, expected to be an electric car. And the platform will eventually... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
Karl-Thomas Neumann

Former Opel boss joins US electric car startup Evelozcity

Evelozcity, an electric car startup based in Los Angeles and formed by ex-Faraday Future staff, announced last week the appointment of Karl-Thomas Neumann as the new head of... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Groupe CEO Herbert Diess

VW and Chinese partner launch SOL EV brand in China

Volkswagen has joined numerous other automakers by offering a China-only brand dedicated to electric cars. On Tuesday, VW introduced the SOL brand for electric vehicles at... read more April 27, 2018 by


 
BMW Designworks Virgin Hyperloop One passenger capsule concept

BMW shows off Virgin Hyperloop passenger capsule

A handful of companies are battling to bring the first production Hyperloop to life, and Virgin Hyperloop One continues to appear as the frontrunner. The company partnered... read more April 26, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Ford will prune passenger car lineup to just 2 models in North America

Get ready to say goodbye to beloved nameplates such as the Fusion and Taurus, as well as the Fiesta, as Ford has confirmed that its passenger car lineup will be pruned to... read more April 26, 2018 by


 
GM 9-speed automatic transmission

Ford says no thanks to GM's 9-speed automatic

After General Motors and Ford committed to co-developing new 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions, Ford has passed on the former. Per the agreement, Ford took on work for... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
 

 
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