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0 418  2 Comments on Will GM Have 30 EV Models Ready by 2025?
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Will GM Have 30 EV Models Ready by 2025?

GM prepares for an EV future. But will they overtake Tesla? GM has bold plans in its quest to become…

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0 222  1 Comment on GM’s Chevrolet Bolt Nightmare
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GM’s Chevrolet Bolt Nightmare

The Chevrolet Bolt was supposed to underscore GM’s electric vehicle prowess. Following on the heels of the plug-in electric hybrid…

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0 162  0 Comment on Has Ford Abandoned the Little Guy?
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Has Ford Abandoned the Little Guy?

Once again, Ford is dropping a model. This time it is the EcoSport, which is its smallest and most cost-effective…

0 104  0 Comment on The Race to Carbon Neutrality
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The Race to Carbon Neutrality

The move to carbon neutrality begins with one step at a time. Climate change is a rapidly growing topic, and…

0 152  0 Comment on Growing EV Industry Leaves Countries and Businesses Racing to Meet Increasing Lithium Demand
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Growing EV Industry Leaves Countries and Businesses Racing to Meet Increasing Lithium Demand

Lithium-ion, or Li-ion, batteries are essential to the world’s future. Not only are these batteries powering the next generation of…

0 79  1 Comment on Fiat Chrysler Peugeot: Now What?
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Fiat Chrysler Peugeot: Now What?

Save for regulatory scrutiny, antitrust review, and shareholder approval, Fiat Chrysler and the PSA Groupe are set to merge. The…

0 113  4 Comments on Up Next: Ford-Volkswagen Tie-up?
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Up Next: Ford-Volkswagen Tie-up?

What a week it has been. More like a half-week, actually. For it was within that abbreviated timeframe we officially…

0 131  6 Comments on Rivian Attracts Another Investor;
More to Follow?
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Rivian Attracts Another Investor;
More to Follow?

Upstart electric vehicle maker Rivian hasn’t manufactured one production-ready model yet, but that hasn’t kept outside parties from investing in…

0 92  3 Comments on Deal Undone:
Fiat Chrysler Renault Merger
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Deal Undone:
Fiat Chrysler Renault Merger

It was a merger of equals, bringing together automakers with a strong presence in Europe and the Americas. The deal…

0 78  5 Comments on Fiat Chrysler Renault Merger Talk Heightens
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Fiat Chrysler Renault Merger Talk Heightens

A blockbuster merger of automotive manufacturers may produce the world’s largest automaker, especially if two outside automakers are also brought…

0 80  7 Comments on Emerging Alliances Point to Further Auto Industry Consolidation
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Emerging Alliances Point to Further Auto Industry Consolidation

What a month! March 2019 may go down as a pivotal time in automotive history as auto industry consolidation talk…

0 96  5 Comments on Toyota Supra: One Step Closer to Production Reality
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Toyota Supra: One Step Closer to Production Reality

Supra sports coupe debut is imminent. The Toyota Supra sports coupe is set to return and this time the confirmation…

0 95  1 Comment on Are Cars Doomed? Not So Fast!
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Are Cars Doomed? Not So Fast!

Consumer sentiment for high-profile vehicles continues. A quick scan of the automotive landscape, especially in the United States, reveals that…

0 99  1 Comment on First Half 2017 US Auto Sales Highlights
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First Half 2017 US Auto Sales Highlights

Sales are down, but a few manufacturers are enjoying success. June’s auto sales figures came out today and for people…

0 89  2 Comments on Chrysler, Google Project: Start of Something Big?
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Chrysler, Google Project: Start of Something Big?

If Fiat Chrysler is looking for a partner, it may do well to look outside of the auto industry. If…

0 99  1 Comment on Chevrolet Bolt Will Beat Tesla Model 3 to Market by at Least a Year
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Chevrolet Bolt Will Beat Tesla Model 3 to Market by at Least a Year

GM will have at least a year advantage to make a case for the Chevrolet Bolt. Will it be enough…

0 238  2 Comments on Diesel Resurrection: How Volkswagen Might Win Back Customers
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Diesel Resurrection: How Volkswagen Might Win Back Customers

Five ways Volkswagen might salvage its US operation. Volkswagen is in a world of hurt, but that pain is entirely of…

0 100  2 Comments on Replacement Models May Bolster Scion
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Replacement Models May Bolster Scion

Scion is either a distinct brand or a sub-brand of Toyota, depending on the way that you examine it. Scions…

0 122  2 Comments on Tiny Crossover Segment Poised to Explode
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Tiny Crossover Segment Poised to Explode

It wasn’t all that long ago when Nissan introduced its Juke crossover, what had some analysts scratching their heads in…

0 86  0 Comment on US Auto Trends for 2015 and Beyond
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US Auto Trends for 2015 and Beyond

A new year brings with it much promise even if a measure of uncertainty remains. This past year was filled…

0 76  1 Comment on Is the Volkswagen Group Eyeing Fiat Chrysler?
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Is the Volkswagen Group Eyeing Fiat Chrysler?

Simply speculation, but then. Rumors are part and parcel of the auto industry. Just yesterday, Wards Auto suggested that the…

0 207  2 Comments on Volkswagen Amarok: The Key to Unboring?
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Volkswagen Amarok: The Key to Unboring?

Volkswagen has a crisis on its hands. No, that crisis does not involve recalling millions of its vehicles as Toyota…

0 160  2 Comments on Lincoln Bets That China Investment Will Pay Off
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Lincoln Bets That China Investment Will Pay Off

Is China Lincoln’s promise land? The Lincoln Motor Company is back. Well, at least the Lincoln brand has some life…

0 148  1 Comment on Recalls: GM Sets the Narrative
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Recalls: GM Sets the Narrative

General Motors earlier this week announced a fresh series of recalls, going well beyond an earlier initiative to replace the…

0 142  1 Comment on GM Ignition Switch Flaw: Testing Mary Barra
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GM Ignition Switch Flaw: Testing Mary Barra

Now two months into her tenure, GM CEO Mary Barra finds herself in the midst of a publicity storm that…

0 109  2 Comments on New Ford Mustang to Birth Additional Products?
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New Ford Mustang to Birth Additional Products?

In keeping with the “auto trends” theme of this website, once in a while, we offer our speculation on where…

0 105  1 Comment on Good Trends, Bad Trends, Auto Trends
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Good Trends, Bad Trends, Auto Trends

The U.S. auto industry is performing swimmingly, on pace to sell about 16 million cars this year. Its a number…

0 73  1 Comment on Rumors Swirl as GM Announces Tenn. Plant Expansion
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Rumors Swirl as GM Announces Tenn. Plant Expansion

Ah, rumors. The auto industry has its share of them, largely fed by the vague remarks of corporate managers and…

0 100  0 Comment on Are Driverless Cars Really That Far-Fetched?
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Are Driverless Cars Really That Far-Fetched?

In 1939, American theatrical designer Normal Bel Geddes put together his vision of the future at the New York World’s…

0 76  0 Comment on Fighting Back: Chrysler v. NHTSA
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Fighting Back: Chrysler v. NHTSA

Forget the rest of the automotive news you have been hearing this week. Chrysler’s rejection of the NHTSA’s request to…