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Kia's first dedicated all-electric model will be able to go 310 miles on a full charge, according to official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures released this week. The new EV6 is an all-electric CUV that will be available in different versions. The long-range models will use a 77… Read more

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It's one of the largest automakers on earth and a pioneer of hybrid technology. Still, Toyota has been anything but hurried in its development and adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Global competitors, large and small, from General Motors and Ford to Volvo and Mitsubishi, have mad… Read more

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Mercedes' autonomous driving system, Drive Pilot, has received the world's first regulatory approval for Level 3 driving on public roads. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) issued its consent, enabling drivers to use the hands-free system at speeds up to 37 mph. Read more

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Volvo Cars (Volvo) and Northvolt will build a new research and development center in Gothenburg, Sweden, to continue their work developing better batteries for the next generation of Volvo pure electric cars. The new joint R&D complex will open in 2022 and is part of a $3.3 billion inves… Read more

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Every year, the environmental non-profit group CDP makes a list of how companies are doing regarding their impact on the natural world. This year, Volvo Cars (Volvo) scored an "A" rating in the climate change category, which means the automaker is considered a leader in how it discloses its … Read more

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The plan is an ambitious one, but not an unfamiliar one. As automakers worldwide from Audi to Volvo race to develop software-based connected vehicles that can offer a vast array of in-car products and subscriptions to drivers and passengers, Stellantis has announced its strategy within this realm. Read more

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Toyota has chosen a site in Greensboro-Randolph, North Carolina, for its new $1.29 billion U.S. battery manufacturing plant. The news comes on the heels of Toyota’s announcement of a $3.4B investment in U.S. battery production through 2030. Read more

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Despite the challenges of building and selling new vehicles during a pandemic, Volvo Cars (Volvo) sales have grown 8.8 percent in the first eleven months of 2021, compared to 2020. The total number of vehicles sold by Volvo this year is 634,257, which positions the automaker to increase its … Read more

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(NewsUSA) - Today's car shoppers want it all -- style, luxury, efficiency, and reliability. The subcompact SUV segment continues to be popular, but there is a new option on the market -- the 2023 Kia Sportage. The Sportage, Kia's longest running nameplate, debuted the redesigned model at the… Read more

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Carmakers are diligently developing autonomous-vehicle technology, with the end goal being fully self-driving cars. However, according to a new study by J.D. Power, the pace at which they are introducing new features is not being matched by consumer knowledge or awareness of the functions or… Read more

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BMW has raised the performance and electrification bar to a new level. The automaker has revealed a new concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Concept XM, which previews an upcoming electrified crossover that will soon arrive in production form with the same moniker. Read more

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Nissan Motor Company has revealed its plans for the next decade, including a significant shift toward electrification, deepening its proprietary technologies, and expanding global operations. The automaker says it will invest 2 trillion yen (nearly $18B U.S. dollars) over the next five years… Read more

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Electric vehicle (EV) company Polestar has two models in its current lineup, the Polestar 1 and the Polestar 2. So, it makes sense that an upcoming EV from the company is called the Polestar 5. It won't be the company's next EV, however. That honor goes to the Polestar 3, keeping the numeric… Read more

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Volvo Cars (Volvo) has invested in Spectralics, an optical and imaging technology start-up. Volvo invested through the company’s venture capital arm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund. By working with Spectralics, Volvo has early access to a promising technology that may enhance vehicle safety and transf… Read more

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The Genesis brand recently unveiled the Electrified GV70 luxury compact crossover, the battery-powered version of the same nameplate, at 'Auto Guangzhou 2021' in China. Like so many other automakers from Audi to Volvo, Genesis has vowed to transition its model lineup to electric-only by the … Read more

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This weekend, the Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public, and electric vehicles (EVs) will be on full display. This shouldn't be a surprise, as the show's organizers built this year's event around four pillars: autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and sharing. Read more

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VinFast has officially become the first Vietnamese automaker to unveil a vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This week, the new global brand revealed two electric SUVs—the VF e35 and VF e36—as part of a planned expansion to the United States, Canada, and Europe before the end of 2022. Read more

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a $1.4 billion plan, focusing on the state's goal to build and expand infrastructure for electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen fueling. The three-year funding initiative comes on the heels of President Joe Biden signing a one trillion… Read more

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Nissan's latest electric vehicle (EV), the Ariya, is making waves ahead of its launch, not because of its futuristic look or innovative technology, but how the automaker will sell it. According to Automotive News, Nissan will offer the Ariya directly to consumers via online reservation inste… Read more

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After years of producing green concepts and hybrid models, Subaru is ready to enter the all-electric vehicle (EV) game. Subaru teased the Solterra, the brand's first fully electric vehicle, earlier this year and has now finally revealed some concrete details about this new electric SUV. Read more

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Kia's latest all-electric vehicle (EV) concept is a high-tech SUV with a flexible interior. Kia teased the Concept EV9 today by releasing a handful of digital renderings before taking the wraps off the real thing at AutoMobility LA in Los Angeles next week. Read more

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During the waning days of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), six major automakers signed a non-binding pledge to decrease the sales of vehicles powered by fossil fuels in primary markets by 2035 and worldwide by 2040. The six automakers, including Ford, GM, Mercedes-B… Read more

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(StatePoint) With car production hitting the brakes due to a global shortage of microchips, new car prices have hit record highs and people are holding onto their cars for longer. As a result, you may be looking for ways to keep your current ride in tip-top condition. Read more

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A new bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives allots $1.2 trillion to rebuild the country's infrastructure and, in the process, modernize much of its transportation system. Read more

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(NewsUSA) - Every day, data and analytics touch our lives in ways that we can't begin to imagine. As an example, it can be seen when you log on to a video call, pay for your train ticket, or order your cappuccino using your phone. Or view spending trends on your bank account using an app or … Read more

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Concept vehicles have traditionally been safe spaces for automakers to explore unusual and potentially wild designs that question what a vehicle should look like or could be. When Volkswagen first showed off the concept for the retro-Microbus-inspired ID.Buzz all-electric van in 2017, it alr… Read more

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Given the global microchip shortage and other supply issues, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, times are difficult for automakers trying to sell new vehicles. It's not all chaos and bad news, though. This week, Volvo Cars announced that its sales for the first 10 months of 2021 had i… Read more

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Mini has announced its intentions to help solve the global climate crisis. Among the most critical items is its objective of reducing its carbon footprint, not only in the driving of its cars but over its entire lifecycle, from the supply chain to production and, ultimately, recycling. Read more

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(NewsUSA) - The electric car trend shows no signs of slowing down, and the next generation of electric cars are more than up to speed. Although widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) got off to a slower than expected start in the United States, more car shoppers are seeing the benefi… Read more

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Toyota has given the world more details about its upcoming battery-electric vehicle, the bZ4X. This new SUV-style electric vehicle (EV) will be the first in a series of “beyond Zero” all-electric vehicles that will share the bZ name. The upcoming 5-seat bZ4X will be around the size of a RAV4… Read more

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to taking care of cars, all those countless “do it yourself” videos make it all seem so straightforward and easy. So, too many people take matters into their own hands, only to realize after they’ve taken everything apart, only a trusted mechanic can fix the problem.As … Read more

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To expand electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, General Motors (GM) and its dealer network will deploy and install as many as 40,000 new Level 2 EV chargers in local communities across the United States and Canada. Although many EV owners charge their vehicles at home or work, the limited an… Read more

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Car rental giant Hertz made a bold push towards electrification with its recent order of 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles (EVs). The move makes Hertz the first major rental car corporation to invest in electrified vehicles. It is also one of the country's most significant EV investments, matc… Read more

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Contract manufacturer Foxconn unveiled three new electric vehicle (EV) models this week at its annual Hon Hai Tech Day. The global smart manufacturing company introduced the new EVs alongside a new all-electric brand, Foxtron, which is getting these prototype vehicles ready for other brands … Read more

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Anyone who buys—or currently owns—a Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV) will now be able to charge their car for free at Electrify America stations for two years. Polestar announced the new deal today, saying that Polestar 2 owners can start getting free 30-minute charge sessions late this month. Read more

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A new study by Argonne National Laboratory published on the official Energy.gov website finds that a small SUV powered by an electric power plant with about 300 miles of range produces far fewer greenhouse gases than a similarly sized SUV with a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE). Read more

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Toyota is the latest company to announce a significant investment in electrifying its vehicles. The project, worth $3.4 billion, will fund battery production in the United States through 2030. The budget is a part of a larger $13.5 billion investment earmarked for battery development and pro… Read more

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The electric vehicle (EV) market has opened the door to more new automakers and brands than most people can name. The latest is VinFast, a Vietnamese automaker that announced it would debut its global EV brand at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. Read more

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Honda has introduced its new Honda Sensing 360 advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) as the company’s latest step toward achieving zero traffic-collision fatalities by 2050. As its name implies, the system looks all around the vehicle—omnidirectionally—to eliminate blind spots and make i… Read more

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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… Read more

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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 … Read more

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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… Read more