WASHINGTON — Hydrogen may be touted as the low-emission transportation fuel of the future when batteries would be too heavy or expensive, such as aviation and long-haul trucking. But which hydrogen?
Environmental advocates are raising concerns that some forms of hydrogen aren't as clean as they're made out to be. And they say that Congress' ...Read more
Hertz Global Holdings Inc., barely four months out of bankruptcy, placed an order for 100,000 Teslas in the first step of an ambitious plan to electrify its rental-car fleet.
The cars will be delivered over the next 14 months, and Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 sedans will be available to rent at Hertz locations in major U.S. markets and parts of ...Read more
It might drive just like the XC40, but Volvo's latest crossover has looks that are worth the premium.
The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is full of firsts for the Swedish brand. It's Volvo's first car that's only available with a fully electric powertrain, with pretty much every upcoming model to follow suit. It's Volvo's first entry into the ...Read more
The maker of Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks on Friday announced plans for a second joint venture to build a second battery plant in North America — this time with Samsung SDI.
Stellantis NV and the Korean manufacturer said, after entering into a memorandum of understanding that is subject to regulatory approvals, they are planning for a ...Read more
Tech-industry experts, city planners and even Gov. Jay Inslee have touted self-driving cars as a panacea, cutting congestion and vehicle emissions while reducing collisions.
But an announcement last Monday from Amazon's self-driving car unit Zoox that it will soon start testing its autonomous vehicles in downtown Seattle drew criticism from ...Read more
Last year Patrick Anderson went electric: He got a Porsche Taycan EV in dark blue.
Anderson, who is CEO of East Lansing, Michigan-based economic consulting firm Anderson Economic Group, loves the zippy acceleration and "exciting" features the car offers. He also gets satisfaction in knowing that driving an EV benefits the environment, he said. ...Read more
I get emails regularly from readers saying they'll never buy an electric vehicle because there's no place nearby to charge it.
They're nearly always wrong, but it's not their fault: The electric vehicle charging industry does a miserable job letting people know where to find chargers.
"People are largely unaware of the existing EV charging ...Read more
WAMPUM, Pennsylvania — The trouble with straightaways is they have to end.
With 668 horses howling in my ears, I bang the gearshift into fourth through the kink on Pittsburgh International Race Complex's back straight and the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine in the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing wants to take me to the moon.
The sound is ...Read more
The Rivian R1T, the first electric full-size pickup, just went on sale, and it's clearly ready to challenge luxury vehicles like Land Rovers, with head-snapping power and eye-popping technology. Priced starting at $73,000, the R1T makes no pretense of competing with upcoming mass market electric pickups like the Ford F-150 Lightning that arrives...Read more
DENVER – If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, odds are it’s an SUV or pickup, not a sedan nor a sports car. Those last two categories are seeing their sales shrivel faster than American civility. And yet these are the vehicles that provide the most pleasure, especially one with talents that cut across both the sedan and sports car ...Read more
Advocates for the semiconductor chip industry blanketed Capitol Hill offices this week to push for passage of $52 billion in subsidies amid an ongoing global shortage.
Their efforts appear to be paying off: More than three dozen bipartisan members of Congress from auto manufacturing states urged House leadership on Thursday to pass funding for ...Read more
Tesla held its third-quarter earnings call with shareholders on Wednesday — but anyone hoping the automaker would provide more details about moving its headquarters to Austin was likely disappointed.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Oct. 7 that Tesla will relocate its corporate headquarters to Austin, but gave few hints as to what that would...Read more
Foul odors reminiscent of urine or sweaty socks are exposing people in older Toyota vehicles to health and safety risks, a new federal lawsuit claims.
The odors result from a design defect that allows condensation to accumulate in hidden parts of the Toyota vehicles’ air conditioning systems and cultivate microbes, bacteria, mold and fungus, ...Read more
Q: A blinking check engine light came on setting a number four cylinder misfire code. I suspected a bad ignition coil, which I replaced. I cleared codes and the car runs great. I was able to find an auto parts store open late and fortunately the coil was in front of the engine not in back. A back coil will probably fail in dead of winter and 20-...Read more
GMC is on track to hit record sales of its Sierra heavy-duty and light-duty pickups this year despite continued thin inventory amid a global shortage of semiconductor chips.
The scarcity of chips, which are used in a variety of vehicle parts, has crippled auto industry production. But General Motors has managed to keep its truck plants running,...Read more
The first Mustang Mach-E made in China for local consumers rolled off the assembly line Monday, Ford Motor Co. announced.
The all-electric SUV already is sold in the United States and other markets. The China-built version is assembled at Changan Ford's plant in Chongqing and will be available for delivery to customers in China by the end of ...Read more
The maker of Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks on Monday said it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with LG Energy Solution to create a joint venture for the production of electric-vehicle battery cells and modules in North America.
The joint venture between Stellantis NV and the Korean battery maker intends to break ground on a U.S. ...Read more
With a hybrid powertrain, butch design, new rear suspension and tons of cabin tech, the 2022 Tundra is a massive improvement over its predecessor.
After more than a decade, a new Toyota Tundra is finally here. And after spending a day with Toyota's third-generation full-size truck in Texas, I can confirm it drives better, offers more utility ...Read more
A Michigan judge dismissed General Motors Co.’s lawsuit that accused Fiat Chrysler of bribing union officials to reach an advantageous labor deal that ultimately hurt GM’s competitive position in its own 2015 bargaining agreement.
“Even the most enthralling drama must eventually reach a conclusion,” David Allen, a Circuit Court judge in...Read more
General Motors' luxury brand Cadillac will soon get its own financing arm for customers as it continues to head toward a future of all-electric vehicles.
Cadillac Financial, an arm of GM Financial, is expected to launch around the middle of next year, Cadillac spokesman Michael Albano said Friday and as was reported earlier this week by ...Read more