The Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid is the “greenest” car you can buy in the United States, beating out electric-only vehicles, while the GMC Hummer EV is among the least environmentally-friendly on the market, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Of the top 12 greenest cars the research ...Read more
The United Auto Workers' International Executive Board has removed Secretary-Treasurer Margaret Mock from overseeing some departments for allegedly abusing her authority and violating union policies, according to a UAW caucus that supported Mock.
The United All Workers for Democracy Steering Committee, which endorsed Mock in the 2022 IEB ...Read more
Q: My husband believes that we should plug in our hybrid every single time we drive, even if we have used only a few miles of the electric capabilities. I prefer to use up most of the electrical capacity, as we can usually do a week's worth of errands before the battery consumption goes to zero and the hybrid system kicks in. With a full charge,...Read more
A majority of workers at Mercedes-Benz's largest plant in the United States have signed authorization cards for United Auto Workers representation, the union said on Tuesday.
The milestone comes less than seven weeks since the Detroit-based union hit the 30% milestone at the plant in Vance, Alabama, outside Tuscaloosa. Securing a majority of ...Read more
With gasoline prices dropping, a new study suggests gas-powered vehicles may be more economic to fuel up versus an equivalent electric vehicle.
Entry-level gas-powered cars like the Honda Civic and Subaru Impreza had an average fueling cost of $9.46 per 100 purposeful miles, which are defined as those going to a destination, not a gas or ...Read more
BYD Co. has been contacted by the Italian government as part of the country’s efforts to attract a second car manufacturer beyond Fiat maker Stellantis NV.
“We have some contacts to discuss about that,” Michael Shu, managing director of BYD Europe, said in an interview at the Geneva International Motor Show. The need for a second ...Read more
DETROIT — Depending on whom Americans elect to the presidency in November, the U.S. auto industry could be looking at two vastly different product and profitability scenarios.
As a result, the industry is holding its breath. The Biden administration last year proposed stricter emissions regulations into the next decade, suggesting EV ...Read more
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Jeep has cut pricing on its lineup as a part of an altered strategy under new brand leadership after the automaker bled U.S. market share and is set to launch its first all-electric vehicles in North America.
Jeep sales declined 6% in 2023 in the United States. It’s facing increasing competition in niches that for ...Read more
Ford Motor Co. has paused shipments of the 2024 F-150 Lightning pickup truck as part of a longer-than-expected quality check process.
A spokesperson declined to specify why the quality check is taking so long. The stop-shipment went into effect on Feb. 9 after shipments of the '24 Lightnings began last month. Despite the hold, production of the...Read more
SOUTH BULLOCH COUNTY, Georgia — On nearly 3,000 acres 20 miles west of Savannah, Hyundai Motor Group is racing to finish its “Metaplant” electric vehicle factory by early 2025, if not sooner.
The plant — Georgia’s largest economic development project, which Hyundai has promised will employ 8,500 — has already begun to transform a ...Read more
Rivian Automotive Inc. emerged as a darling of investors — a brand with promise of bringing the "cool" factor to the once-red-hot market for electric vehicles.
But the Irvine-based company hit the brakes Wednesday, announcing a 10% cut to its workforce and lower production expectations. The news sent its stock plummeting. The 25% drop in ...Read more
A high-ranking Mercedes-Benz Group AG executive held a mandatory anti-union meeting this week for the workforce of an Alabama plant the United Auto Workers is trying to organize, the union said.
Michael Göbel, who oversees production in North America and is chief executive officer of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc., addressed employees ...Read more
Automakers are rolling out new 800-volt electric vehicle platforms, which promise to cut charging time in half, though BloombergNEF analysis finds a few of the biggest manufacturers are still hesitating to invest in the new technology, leaving them at risk of getting left behind.
Today most EVs are based on 400-volt architectures — and for a...Read more
HEALDSBURG, California — Honda entered the U.S. market in earnest in the 1970s and ‘80s, selling affordable, fun-to-drive Civic compacts and Accord sedans to budget-conscious buyers. I was one of those customers, ultimately buying two Civics and an Accord for my young family.
For Honda 2.0, the Japanese automaker is going electric at a much...Read more
In light of the sagging battery electric vehicle sales, it’s worth mentioning that the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ram 1500 accounted for 13.1 percent of new vehicles sales in the U.S. in 2023. In comparison, electric vehicles captured 7.6 percent. This may annoy tree-huggers, but wishes are not reality.
This is what makes...Read more
A luxury car base-priced under $25,000 is easily an anomaly. But when it comes to Buick and its newest release, the Envista, a new age is born. This vehicle is outstanding, boasting a new design, new vehicle release on the shared Chevrolet Trailblazer frame and a new logo. Excellent styling brings the 2024 Buick Envista to Grasso’s Garage ...Read more
Facing an industrywide slowdown in demand for electric vehicles, Rivian is laying off 10% of its salaried workforce, including a small number of employees at its downstate Normal assembly plant.
California-based Rivian has more than 8,000 workers in Normal, including about 7,000 hourly assembly workers who will not be affected by the layoffs, ...Read more
Electric vehicle upstart Rivian said Wednesday it will rein in costs, including by laying off some salaried workers, while maintaining its current levels of production as it looks to start construction this year on its future Georgia factory.
The California-based maker of electric trucks, SUVs and delivery vans said it will cut 10% of its ...Read more
Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers local representing employees at Kentucky Truck Plant reached a tentative local agreement Wednesday morning, averting a strike at the Dearborn automaker's largest and most profitable plant.
The Detroit-based union confirmed the deal in a news release. Members still need to ratify the agreement. The UAW ...Read more
The United Auto Workers said Wednesday it'll spend $40 million through 2026 toward organizing non-union auto and battery workers in a decision underscoring its commitment to expanding its membership and influence.
The Detroit-based union's governing International Executive Board voted Tuesday to commit the funds. This is the first time the UAW ...Read more
- Group's 'greenest' car is a Toyota hybrid while Hummer EV lands near the bottom
- UAW board removes secretary-treasurer from department roles over alleged violations
- Mercedes US executive warned against unionizing at mandatory meeting, UAW says
- Once the darling of the EV world, the electric truck-maker Rivian is reeling
- Motormouth: How often should I plug in my car?