GM Outlines Chevrolet Bolt Fire Solution

2019 Chevrolet Bolt

The Bolt EV problem requires a lasting solution. GM is aggressively attempting to quell the fallout from its Chevrolet Bolt EV fiasco. The Bolt is GM’s first fully dedicated electric vehicle and was supposed to serve as a transition from the Chevrolet Volt PHEV to more advanced models, such as … Read more

Ford Says Good-Bye to the EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

The Ford Motor Company is discontinuing the EcoSport, its smallest crossover utility vehicle. Built in India and introduced to the U.S. market in late 2017, the little SUV goes away as the automaker winds down its Indian manufacturing arm. The EcoSport is also built in Romania for the European market, … Read more

Farewell to the Toyota Avalon, Acura NSX

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So long, farewell to two more models. The number of car models available continues to shrink, as manufacturers prioritize other body styles. Specifically, utility vehicles and trucks. We are not all that surprised when a model goes away. Although some like the previously dropped Ford Taurus and the on-again, off-again … Read more

Unfinished Ford Vehicles: Heading to Dealerships?

Ford F-150 Hybrid

Ford considers a way to move unfinished models closer to customers. The auto industry is in a world of hurt due to the global semiconductor chip shortage. In the U.S., some manufacturers are suffering more than others, with the shortage reducing the output of certain models by half or more. … Read more

Stellantis Unveils Roadmap to Electrification

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Ram, Dodge, Fiat, and other Stellatis brands will field all-electric models starting in 2024. Nearly every major manufacturer has revealed their plans to electrify their fleets. With governments pushing for the end of or the severe restriction of the internal combustion engine, that transition is underway. In the U.S., the … Read more

Volvo Cars Issues Updated Electrification Manifesto

Volvo Concept Recharge

Volvo Cars will eliminate the internal combustion engine earlier than most. Volvo Cars held a leadership position on efficient and electrified vehicles until recently. But with manufacturers such as Ford and GM investing billions to bring dozens of new products to the market, the company has had to respond with … Read more

Prologue is the New Honda BEV

Honda FCV

Prologue is the start of something new for Honda. Like other manufacturers, Honda is pursuing a path to vehicle electrification. However, unlike most competitors, they are not going this road alone. At least not initially. As the first half of 2021 draws to a close, Honda’s North American operation announced … Read more

Oshkosh Defense Selects South Carolina to Build New USPS Vehicles

Oshkosh Defense

The United States Postal Service (USPS) places it largest order in three decades. Oshkosh Defense wins and will manufacturer in South Carolina. South Carolina is the location for the new Oshkosh Defense manufacturing plant that is slated to build the next-generation USPS delivery vehicles. Specifically, the Wisconsin-based manufacturer chose Spartanburg … Read more

Will Lordstown Motors Make It?

Lordstown Motors Endurance

Ohio manufacturer of an electric pickup is facing serious problems, including some of its own making. Automakers and brands come and go; that list is positively staggering. Since the inception of the new millennium, Plymouth, Oldsmobile, Saturn, Mercury, Saab, Hummer, and Pontiac have shuttered. In the interim, Toyota launched and … Read more

Mazda and Sustainable Zoom Zoom 2030

Mazda Large Gasoline Engine PHEV

Mazda outlines its plans for an electric future with Zoom Zoom. Earlier this month, we learned that Mazda will drop a pair of models from its U.S. portfolio this year. Both the small CX-3 crossover and the midsize Mazda6 sedan will no longer be sold in America. However, these vehicles … Read more

Whopping $12,500 Federal Tax Credit for EVs Proposed

Widened tax credit for electric vehicles receives congressional support. Shoppers of Tesla and GM electric vehicles are no longer eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit. That is due to both companies using up their 200,000-unit credit. In Tesla’s case, the incentive ended years ago. While other automakers jump into … Read more

Build-Shy and What That Means for GM

Automaker institutes a new build-shy term to describe its current production methodology. The term “build-shy” is new, but it aptly describes one automaker’s production strategy in this era of global chip shortages. GM, which is comprised of the Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC brands, isn’t allowing a shortage of semiconductor … Read more

Vietnamese Automaker VinFast Seeks Billions From Stock IPO

A burgeoning Vietnam economy enjoys steady growth. It has been nearly two years since we mentioned VinFast, the first mass-produced Vietnamese automaker. The company launched a few years ago, selling cars with BMW-licensed engines. Although sales are numbering just a few thousand units per month as recently as early this … Read more

Goodyear, Cooper Tire to Join Forces

Ohio rivals will merge later this year. The American tire industry isn’t the powerhouse it once was, but there are a few companies left that still leave a strong impression on the market. One of these, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, is solidifying its place in the market, by … Read more

What’s the Future for Chrysler and Dodge Under Stellantis?

Stellantis is here, which represents the new name for the newly merged Fiat Chrysler – PSA Groupe entity. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with regional headquarters in Michigan, Italy, and France, this automaker controls 14 brands. That’s two more than the Volkswagen Group, which previously had the largest portfolio. Although just … Read more

Peugeot May Not Return to the U.S. Market After All

The merger with Fiat Chrysler may nix the French automaker’s plans. Update: We now know with certainty that Peugeot will not return to the U.S. market: See — What’s the Future for Chrysler and Dodge Under Stellantis? If you’re a fan of French vehicles, you may have been looking at … Read more

GM Launches BrightDrop, Its Commercial EV Brand

BrightDrop is GM’s latest business initiative. GM is all-in with electric vehicles, with plans to release 30 new models over the coming years. It’s a big deal for this automaker, which recently updated its logo to emphasize its thrust into all things EV. BrightDrop Commercial EV Brand On the commercial … Read more

Lucid Motors Completes Arizona Factory

Lucid Motors

Phase one of four for Lucid’s manufacturing plant. We all know that 2020 will go down as the year when everything changed. Most notably, a pandemic raged across the world, taking lives and shutting down economies. Many of the best-laid plans of individuals and businesses came to a screeching halt … Read more

How to Fix a Broken Rivian Vehicle

American automotive and technology company Rivian is working diligently to bring its first vehicles to the market, with the production of its battery-electric R1T pickups and R1S SUVs beginning early next year. By June 2021, the first models should be in the customer’s hands, which will then reveal just how … Read more

Got a Recall? There’s an App for That.

A helpful recall app. Consumers have heard plenty these past few years about automotive recalls, especially those involving airbags supplied by Takata. Tens of millions of cars are currently affected by airbags that may release dangerous projectiles on deployment. But the Takata mess is just the tip of a recall … Read more

Jim Farley Appointed Ford President and CEO

James D. (Jim) Farley, Jr., is the Ford Motor Company’s next President and CEO, and much of the automotive media could not be more pleased. Farley, who left Toyota for Ford in 2007, has proven his mettle in a variety of positions, including as the one-time head of the Lincoln … Read more