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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

As California-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid rolls its first vehicles off the assembly line, the company has announced details of its all-encompassing and appropriately named advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) suite, DreamDrive. Lucid’s long-awaited flagship Air sedan benef…

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(BPT) - Did you know that headlight bulbs dim over time and if you wait until burnout you may lose up to 50 feet of visibility? That’s the length of three large SUVs. And losing this vital visibility after dark could mean the difference between getting into an accident and avoiding one.

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Volvo's next all-electric vehicle, the C40 Recharge, is now a real thing. Today, the company's second fully electric model started production in Ghent, Belgium, doubling the number of electric vehicle (EV) models Volvo makes at the facility. The other, of course, is the XC40 Recharge. Volvo …

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(BPT) - Are you using your child's car seat correctly? AAA Northern California and the National Safety Council are sharing new research that sheds light on the extent to which parents and caregivers in the U.S. are informed about car seat installation and use.

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General Motors (GM) has introduced Ultra Cruise, its next-generation Level 2 advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) that will allow the car to drive itself in 95 percent of all driving situations, the automaker claims.

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Advancing its vision for all-electric mobility, General Motors (GM) has announced plans to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery facility to expand its sprawling battery technology operations further. The effort adds to the almost $5 billion GM has already invested in battery development…

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

Geely Technology Group has announced plans to roll out thousands of electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping stations across China in the coming years. The service, called E-Energee, opened its first station in Chongqing in September 2020. Ten additional stations have opened since, and accordi…

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(NewsUSA) -Imagine this. You are driving through a dark tunnel on a stormy night with the glare from rain and headlights making it difficult to see. What if your car could see for you and detect a motorcyclist who's waiting out the rain on the side of the road in the tunnel? Well, the good n…

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

Cruise and Waymo, the self-driving arms of General Motors and Alphabet, respectively, have been permitted to operate their autonomous electric vehicles (EVs) as ride-hailing conveyances on some California streets. The companies were also given the green light to charge fees for their autonom…

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(BPT) - Have you been wondering if an electric vehicle is right for you, especially as more models are rolling out from automakers? Living the electric vehicle lifestyle is fun and exciting, good for the environment, and even your wallet — but there are some key things to know, like understa…

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The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV segment keeps getting more crowded. This week, Jeep unveiled details of the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe, the first-ever electrified Grand Cherokee.

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Lucid Motors has started production of customer-quality vehicles at its new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Deliveries of the new Lucid Air to customers begin in late October; the start-up electric vehicle (EV) maker says it has more than 13,000 reservations for the large luxury sedan. Luci…

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

Ford Motor Company has announced a historic $11.4 billion investment to develop and manufacture next-generation electric vehicles (EVs) in Tennessee and Kentucky. Partnering with battery-maker SK Innovation, the Blue Oval brand, as Ford is affectionately known, plans to build electric F-seri…

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(BPT) - Buying or leasing a new vehicle involves plenty of planning and consideration. You consider what features you’d like to add, like self-parking technology or heated seats. And you ask how your needs might be changing, which could mean moving from a compact to an SUV, or from gas to electric.

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Spend any amount of time talking with friends about electric vehicles (EVs), and the subject of range anxiety is almost guaranteed to come up. One tactic automakers have taken to minimize people's worry about running out of juice is simply to make EVs with larger batteries and increase the e…

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  • By Liz Kim

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV earned the highest-possible rating—Top Safety Pick+—for its performance in the organization's battery of crash tests.

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(BPT) - People think of their credit scores when measuring their "creditworthiness," like when they're looking to take out a loan, buy a home or open a new credit card. But did you know your insurance credit score can affect your auto insurance premiums too?

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

Honda has announced an initial sales goal of 70,000 units for the brand's first mainstream battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the Prologue SUV, when it goes on sale in 2024. Though pricing is unknown, the 70,000-unit sales target may be overly ambitious and perhaps an over-compensation, conside…

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(BPT) - There’s a decent chance you drove the wrong tires last winter. Fortunately, there’s still time to install the right set before snow and ice arrive this year.

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

For the first time in 15 years, Toyota unveiled a new version of its full-size pickup, the 2022 Toyota Tundra. The new Tundra features a new look, new technology, and more power.

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When a new automaker produces its first car for a paying customer, it's understandable that the company's founder and CEO would be proud enough to Tweet about it. But for Rivian leader RJ Scaringe, a simple Tweet was not enough. That's why he got behind the wheel and drove the first retail u…

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It's unclear at what point electric vehicle (EV) critics will stop talking about range anxiety, but perhaps the first EV with a range of more than 500 miles will at least get them to temper their negativity. If so, the vehicle that will be responsible for their silence is the Lucid Air Dream…

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

Swiss truck builder and designer, Futuricum, and partners DPD Switzerland—an international shipping service—and tiremaker Continental have achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest distance traveled by an electric truck on a single charge. The record-setting vehicle, a modified Volv…

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

Toyota and Honda are speaking out against a proposed tax-credit plan that increases the tax incentive for electric vehicles, but only if they are union-built. The plan, set for a vote by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee, would boost the current maximum federal tax credit up …

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Automakers have been making more and more public disclosures about their sustainability efforts, with Polestar and BMW joining the chorus this week. These pronouncements often promise massive shifts in the way people worldwide buy and use their cars, and the new additions do that as well. Bu…

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Bold, sweeping statements from automakers regarding sustainable future plans are not exactly rare or surprising these days. Genesis joined the party this week by announcing an electrification blueprint that will see all of the brand's new models going all-electric, starting in 2025. That doe…

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  • By Liz Kim

Electrifying a car's powertrain results in lower tailpipe emissions. It often has another upshot: increased performance, with more horsepower and stronger acceleration on tap from the electric motor. Mercedes-Benz levels up by introducing the AMG GT 63 S E Performance, the first plug-in hybr…

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

Subaru has revealed new images and details of the brand's first all-electric SUV, the 2023 Solterra. The automaker has confirmed the battery-powered compact crossover will offer the brand's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as a standard feature.

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

One of Toyota's self-driving mobility pods collided with a visually impaired athlete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo late last week, causing the auto manufacturer to halt all shuttle operations temporarily. The battery-electric, fully autonomous vehicle, called an e-Palette, was suspen…

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

New technologies often bring with them growing pains, and electric vehicles (EVs) are no different. One example is needing a better understanding of why they sometimes catch on fire. Overall, EVs catch fire less than gas-powered vehicles, but EV fires make more headlines. This is one reason …

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Rivian is already behind its self-announced schedule for initial deliveries of its first electric vehicle (EV) models, the R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. That the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the initial Fall 2020 delivery date is not a surprise. Still, the coronavirus is not the only thing th…

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  • By Liz Kim

The most significant aspect of electric vehicle (EV) ownership is figuring out how, when, and where to charge the car. Currently, you can complete the task at home or at a public charging station, both of which require you to drag out cables and connect them to the charger and your EV. Under…

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  • By Christian Wardlaw

Mazda has announced pricing and specifications for its first electric vehicle (EV), the 2022 MX-30 crossover SUV. The new EV goes on sale in California in October 2021 and will cost $33,470 before applying the federal income tax credit or state and local rebates and incentives.

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

In 1930, Harold Baggott drove a vehicle for the very first time. That car was a Ford Model T. Baggott got behind the wheel of the family milkman’s vehicle on a local farm at just ten years of age. Now 101 years old, Mr. Baggott has driven Ford’s latest innovation, the all-electric Mustang Mach-E.

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Shifting from a gas-powered car to an electric vehicle (EV) means rethinking some of the basic interactions drivers are used to having with their cars. How you put energy into the "tank" is a big one, and that's one reason why J.D. Power recently conducted a study of EV owners to understand …

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Korean luxury car brand Genesis has introduced its first all-electric model that uses parent Hyundai's dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform. The new GV60 is an electrified crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that will lead the luxury brand to a more plugged-in future. The GV60 will use Hyund…

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  • By Christian Wardlaw

Slowly but surely, Audi is fleshing out its fledgling electric vehicle (EV) lineup. The most recent addition is the Audi E-tron GT, a 4-door performance EV that shares plenty of DNA with parent company Volkswagen Group’s Porsche Taycan. But the GT starts at $99,900, leaving luxury EV buyers …

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

As the world moves closer to fully autonomous vehicles, several automakers are equipping their cars with advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) to ease drivers toward that transition. The latest player in this space is Ford, whose BlueCruise technology joins GM's Super Cruise and Tesla's…

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Acura is saying goodbye to the NSX, its hybrid-powered flagship sports car. The automaker announced this week that 2022 would be the last model year for the electrified supercar. At least the NSX is going out in style: all of the final-year 2022 models will be of the Type S variety. That mea…

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Polestar, the premium electric performance car brand from Sweden, has updated its Polestar 2 luxury sedan for the 2022 model year with increased range and what the company calls "best-in-premium-segment pricing." The company says the new Polestar 2 can travel up to 265 miles on a full batter…

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Today, U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order that sets voluntary targets for automakers to have electrified vehicles—all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles—account for 50 percent of new-car sales by 2030.

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For years, Tesla has led the automotive industry in the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Today, Tesla has over 25,000 "Superchargers" around the world. These branded locations have been a beacon for Tesla drivers looking to recharge their vehicles, even in places wher…

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(BPT) - Without question, Americans’ relationship with vehicles turned a new direction over the last year and a half, and it is evolving yet again. As vaccination rates increase, restrictions ease and a sense of “normalcy” returns, new research revealed trends in the way drivers view, depend…

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A plug-in hybrid doesn't see gender, but there's no question that men generally dominate the auto industry. That's one reason Volvo Cars (Volvo) and Bogi Lateiner have partnered to bring a custom-built plug-in hybrid Volvo PV544 with 415 horsepower to the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Asso…

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(BPT) - Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transportation, offering a fun to drive alternative to traditional gas-fueled cars as well as lower maintenance costs. Almost every major automaker is introducing new electric models – from SUVs and trucks to sports cars and motorcycles – pro…

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  • By Liz Kim

The European Union (EU) announced sweeping new plans to address the effects of climate change, outlining new goals that could affect almost every sector of its economy—most starkly in its automotive sector. Among the most dramatic is its goal of banning the sale of vehicles equipped with an …

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(BPT) - Tornados, floods, hurricanes and more — severe weather is increasing around the world. Are you ready if a threatening storm hits your home?

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Slowly but surely, Volvo Cars (Volvo) is getting out of the combustion engine business. Marking a significant step in that transition, Volvo and its parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely), announced a corporate shift this week to create Aurobay. This stand-alone joint venture will fo…