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FCA Adds to Electric Vehicle Arsenal with New Agreement

FCA Adds to Electric Vehicle Arsenal with New Agreement

For an automaker with seemingly no battery-electric car program to speak of, Fiat Chrysler suddenly has collected a bunch of assets needed to jump into the EV market with both feet. The automaker signed an agreement with European utilities Enel and Engie to offer...
Toyota Announces New Features for 2020 Model-Year Line-Up

Toyota Announces New Features for 2020 Model-Year Line-Up

When Toyota Motor North America rolls out its vehicle line-up for the 2020 model year, they’ll sport two new features: Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park, as well as have options for a few others. Starting with 2020 model year vehicles, Toyota will phase in...
Ford, Volkswagen Nearing Second Agreement

Ford, Volkswagen Nearing Second Agreement

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are finalizing a deal to work together on autonomous and electric vehicles, according the German automaker’s top executive. Herbert Diess, VW’s CEO, told a group of employees that the two sides were negotiating the final parts of the...
Ford Begins Testing Autonomous Vehicles in Detroit

Ford Begins Testing Autonomous Vehicles in Detroit

Ford Motor Co. has begun testing autonomous vehicles around its new engineering campus in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood with its AV partner Pittsburgh-based Argo AI even as it launches a new research center in Israel with an eye on developing new technology. Peter...
Musk Hypes Tesla Performance, Future to Shareholders

Musk Hypes Tesla Performance, Future to Shareholders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk walked into the EV maker’s annual meeting facing a slew of tough questions and, as usual, overwhelmed attendees with a slew of positives resulting in enough happy investors to see the stock jump above $220 a share to start the day. However, the...
First Drive: 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

First Drive: 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The new 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport has been revised to make it more versatile and technologically advanced. The new Discovery Sport strikes a balance between a bold evolution of the original design and the familiarity that comes with its capability. Design cues,...
Two Major Public Charging Companies Team Up

Two Major Public Charging Companies Team Up

Imagine trying to travel if you could only fill up your tank on one brand of gasoline – or had to pay a stiff premium if you pulled into some other brand’s station. That has been more the norm than the exception for EV owners, another reason why some potential buyers...
First Look: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

First Look: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

There’s a war out there among luxury automakers, the Germans, in particular, determined to fire a new model into every possible bit of “white space.” Nowhere is that more apparent than over in Stuttgart where Mercedes-Benz has rolled out an array of new offerings,...