It cost as much as a Mercedes, could only travel 79 miles, and was both the hero and villain of Hollywood. Only 10 years after it rolled into driveways, almost all were crushed. One remains operational … and its parked at The Smithsonian. A qualified antique, it’s still the car of the future.
On Earth Day in 1990, General Motors Chairman ...Read more
This is not a vehicle that goes quietly into the night, but would you expect that of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V? This is the high-performance rendition of Cadillac’s biggest beats, its inner demon writ large as a full-size, full-on luxury, high-performance, body-on-frame SUV.
In another era, this would have been an Eldorado powered by an 8....Read more
BMW makes an M-azing, M-asterful M3 sports sedan with gobs of horsepower, tires made from Superglue and a taut suspension. It’ll also cost you an M-azing 80 grand. For those who don’t need the full magilla, there’s the BMW M-line which offers M3-like style but without the nuclear power plant under the hood. M style without the M-egaprice. ...Read more
General Motors Co. and Palo Alto-based OneD Battery Sciences have entered a joint research development agreement for the potential use of OneD's silicon nanotechnology in GM's battery cells to increase energy density for longer range at a lower cost.
GM Ventures participated in OneD's Series C funding round, which the company recently closed at...Read more
Q: I can’t get the inside of my car windshield clean. I have tried: newspaper, glass cleaner, vinegar and it is still streaked! Any other suggestions?
S.H., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
A: Try a glass cleaning product formulated for automobiles. Household cleaners do not do as well. Use a microfiber towel to clean the glass — twice. And then, ...Read more
Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday debuted the next-generation Super Duty — part of the Dearborn automaker's best-selling F-Series lineup — for model year 2023.
The redesigned lineup of pickup trucks and chassis cabs features new technology and targets best-in-class towing, payload, torque and horsepower in the heavy-duty full-size truck segment, ...Read more
When a Tesla Inc. battery caught fire at an energy storage facility that helps power California last week, critics were quick to pounce. Michael Burry of “The Big Short” fame, who called the mid-2000s housing collapse correctly, hit out at the EV maker.
Blaming Elon Musk’s firm for a bad battery misses the point, however. Instead, we need...Read more
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota recently introduced a bill that would stop automakers from "double-dipping" on federal incentives aimed at accelerating electric vehicle production.
The legislation stands little chance of passing in the Democrat-controlled Senate, but may be indicative of a GOP strategy to reverse some ...Read more
Qualcomm has long sought to gain traction with automakers as an avenue toward diversifying its business beyond the maturing smartphone market.
This week, the mobile technology firm — and San Diego's largest publicly traded company — laid out the milestones of its efforts so far, including a pipeline of orders from car makers that's reached ...Read more
General Motors Co. is investing $760 million at its Toledo Propulsion Systems plant for the production of drive units that will be used for future battery electric trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV and GMC Hummer EVs, the company said Friday.
The Ohio factory is the first of GM's U.S. powertrain or propulsion-related ...Read more
While Joe Biden was busy throttling the latest Corvette with car executives at the Detroit auto show last week, much of the rest of the industry filed into a jam-packed convention center about 30 miles west for a forum the president also managed to rev up.
The Battery Show saw its biggest attendance yet: 15,000 people, up 64% from last year and...Read more
Everyone everywhere is constantly telling you what to do. It’s a constant when growing up, and it continues once you’re older, as advertising tells you what to drink, smoke or wear. Your clergyman tells you when you’re sinful. Even your pet tells you to feed it, usually by barking or meowing.
And now, cars have joined this cantankerous ...Read more
SUMMIT POINT, West Virginia — Powered by a 1.5-liter Honda Fit engine, the F1600 class is one of my favorite open-wheel, so-called “Formula” racing classes. It’s a showcase for relentless wheel-to-wheel driving, some of the country’s best up-and-coming teenage drivers on the Road to Indy — and for Honda’s reliable engine technology...Read more
Ford Motor Co. on Thursday announced changes within its leadership ranks around product development and supply chain management that include expanded roles for some executives and new hires with Silicon Valley backgrounds.
Among the changes: Chief Financial Officer John Lawler will take responsibility for the company's global supply chain ...Read more
GM Ventures, General Motors Co.'s investment arm, has made a strategic investment in Canada-based Lithion Recycling Inc.'s Series A financing round to support a new strategic partnership between the companies.
The partnership will focus on validating Lithion's recovered battery materials for new batteries and include a joint investment in R&D ...Read more
Q: What became of emergency brakes on cars? Can the parking brake be used in an emergency?
B.K., Riverwoods, Illinois
A: Originally, the service brakes were applied using a lever and cables. Eventually, hydraulic brakes operating brake shoes inside brake drums made the brakes easier to modulate. The lever that hung around in case those old ...Read more
Saying they had a “moral obligation,” California regulators could soon ban the sale of diesel big rigs by 2040, ending a long reliance on the polluting vehicles that are the backbone of the American economy.
The proposal by staff of the California Air Resources Board would further require that, by 2035, medium- and heavy-duty trucks ...Read more
General Motors Co. is ending reservations on all trims of the GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV Wednesday night after receiving 90,000, the company said.
Customers had to put down $100 to reserve one of the Hummers. GMC says less than 5% of reservations are canceled.
GM in June upped the price on its GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV by $6,250. The base...Read more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Ultium Cells LLC to build an electric vehicle battery component at the request of a bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers.
The joint venture between General Motors Co. and LG Energy Solution is building a battery plant in Delta Township outside of Lansing, Michigan, part of ...Read more
General Motors Co. Toledo Transmission plant on Friday is expected to receive an investment to support electric-vehicle production — marking the first time a GM propulsion plant will receive allocation for EVs.
The company said in a media advisory sent Wednesday the event would be for a "positive plant manufacturing announcement," on Friday. ...Read more