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Honda’s EV motorcycle offensive includes one just for kids

Honda plans to launch at least 10 all-electric motorcycles by 2025, including one for children, as demand for business-use bikes rises worldwide. The world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer said

Ford, Lincoln to offer hands-free highway driving

Ford is beefing up its suite of highway safety features with the ability to change lanes, stay within lane markings and adjust speed around curves — sans driver input. The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach

Tesla wants your vote for new Supercharger locations

Tesla said Thursday it is turning to the public to help determine where to locate its next Superchargers as the automaker continues to expand its network of EV fast-charging stations in North America,

Mullen acquires controlling interest in EV startup Bollinger Motors

Mullen Automotive has acquired a controlling interest in Bollinger Motors, a move intended to strengthen the two EV companies’ positions within the fast-growing electric sport utility and commer

Mercedes-Benz and Rivian partner to jointly build electric vans in Europe

Mercedes-Benz and Rivian are partnering to produce electric vans at scale in Europe. The joint venture announced Thursday will help each automaker scale its bespoke large battery-electric van business

Jeep unveils the first three EVs coming to market, starting in 2023

Jeep revealed Wednesday the first steps in a plan to reshape its portfolio, starting with the launch of two EVs in North America by 2025 and one in Europe next year. The Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S will

Aston Martin is finally upgrading its stale infotainment system

When it comes to touchscreens and in-car entertainment, Aston Martin has not only lagged behind ultra-luxury rivals such as Lamborghini and Bentley, it has trailed lower priced tech-forward models as

Tesla hiring ‘high-volume’ recruiters in Quebec

Tesla is looking to hire recruiters in Quebec for a “high-volume” effort, indicating the automaker’s plans to grow in Canada. A job posting by the global battery-electric brand seeks “an extra

Toyota triples US EV investment in North Carolina

Toyota said Wednesday it will triple its planned investment for its first U.S. battery factory due to rising consumer demand for electric vehicles. The automaker now plans to spend $3.8 billion, up fr

Nikola, Lucid latest EV SPACs trying to raise cash

Two EV manufacturers are seeking cash infusions this week to bring their delayed vehicles to market. Nikola, a Phoenix-based electric truck maker, said in a securities filing Tuesday that it plans to

Tesla Model 3 owner seeks class action over ‘phantom braking’

A Tesla Model 3 owner who filed a lawsuit against the automaker Friday alleging unintended braking is seeking class action status. The suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Di

Honda and LG Energy plan to build a $4.4 billion lithium-ion plant in the US

Honda is the latest car company with plans to manufacture lithium-ion batteries in the U.S. The automaker said Monday it is forming a joint venture with LG Energy Solutions to supply the North America

Aston Martin Valhalla plug-in hybrid to shape future EVs

Aston Martin is using its upcoming Valhalla high-performance plug-in hybrid to develop a playbook for its future EVs. Executives said that the 937-horsepower Valhalla supercar exhibited at the Pebble

Panasonic considers Oklahoma for next EV battery factory

Panasonic is eyeing Oklahoma as the home for its next lithium-ion battery plant, according to a report Friday by The Wall Street Journal. The proposed venture, which is expected to supply Tesla with a

Audi to join Formula 1 with German-built hybrid power unit

Audi said Friday it will join Formula 1 for the 2026 season, competing alongside rival sportscar makers such as Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz as the series shifts its focus to electrified race cars.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV begins production in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz began production of its first battery-electric SUV for the U.S. market on Thursday, fronting a movement expected to bring auto manufacturing onshore over the next decade. The 2023 Merced

Ford reopens order bank and raises prices for 2023 Mustang Mach-E

Ford began taking reservations for its 2023 Mustang Mach-E on Thursday after a four-month hiatus due to short supply. The automaker also boosted the battery-electric SUV’s range and upped the price

Tesla fights US Senate campaign ad showing its EVs hitting child-sized mannequins

EVs reigned during Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week — still the most exclusive automotive event on the calendar — concluded Sunday with the 71st running of its pinnacle display, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. But as antiq

Lincoln’s latest EV concept is a grand tourer land yacht with a sprinkle of 1920s nostalgia

Lincoln revealed Thursday during Monterey Car Week its vision for future EVs — while commemorating its centennial year — with the debut of the Lincoln Model L 100 concept, an autonomous, battery-e
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