2021 Auto News USA

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the auto chip shortage is like the toilet paper frenzy last year, only worse

Credits: www.msn.com Tesla CEO Elon Musk compared the chip shortage to the toilet paper buying frenzy in 2020. He said the supply snags have caused companies to “overorder” semiconductor chips. Tesla is reportedly in talks to stock up on the chips by buying in bulk ahead of time. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the biggest […]

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Will the EV Revolution Kill the Parking Reform Movement?

Credits: usa.streetsblog.org As President Biden pushes to install a network of electric vehicle chargers across America, some advocates are wondering where they will all go — and if the effort will deal a blow to the movement to reform urban parking policy. Some sustainability advocates applauded Biden last month when his long-awaited infrastructure plan, the American […]

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Tesla turns a record profit despite new Model S and Model X delay

Credits: www.theverge.com Tesla has drawn a lot of scrutiny lately, has run into delays with the refreshed Model S and Model X, and the auto industry is struggling through a global shortage of semiconductors. But none of those things seemed to have much effect on Tesla’s business. On Monday, the Silicon Valley automaker announced its best-ever start […]

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Two Senators Working On Legislation To Put Autonomous Cars On American Roads

Credits: www.carscoops.com Democratic senator Gary Peters and Republican senator John Thune are working to create legislation that would allow automakers to put a large number of autonomous vehicles on the road. The pair are looking to attach the legislation to a bill providing $100 million in funding for science and technology. According to Reuters, the amendment […]

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Honda US EV plans: Solid-state batteries later this decade, all EVs by 2040

Credits: www.greencarreports.com Honda is planning to completely phase out internal combustion engines from its North American lineup by 2040, the company announced Thursday night.  That means a combination of battery-electric and fuel-cell models will add up to 100% of its sales by that time. The company spelled out that as interim targets, it sees those […]

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SUV and Pickup Purchases Soar — But Who’s Buying?

Credits: usa.streetsblog.org Americans set a new record last month for SUV and pickup truck sales, further increasing the proportion of the most pedestrian-unfriendly vehicles on U.S. roadways — and Republican voters are the leading purchasers. According to new data from the Federal Reserve of St. Louis, light truck sales soared to yet another all-time high in March, […]

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The Most Powerful C8 Corvette On The Planet Might Be This One

Credits: www.hotcars.com FuelTech USA founder Anderson Dick and his crew managed to get this C8 to deliver 1,075 horsepower from the wheels. Automakers in the muscle car world have been jousting for public attention of late, especially with Ford’s Mustangs squaring off against Dodge’s Hellcats. But Chevrolet hasn’t been doing too shabbily, especially with its C8 Corvette dominating […]

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Shortage of computer chips hurts automakers in the US

Credits: global.chinadaily.com It has been more than two months since a new General Motors car has rolled off the production line at the automaker’s huge factory in Kansas City, Kansas. Although GM officials say the factory will remain closed until May 10, the union chief says he is not sure that is the case. A […]

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Hyundai enters U.S. pickup market with new Santa Cruz ‘Sport Adventure Vehicle’

Credits: www.cnbc.com Hyundai is entering the U.S. pickup market with the Santa Cruz, a small SUV-like vehicle that’s scheduled to go on sale this summer. Hyundai is calling the 2022 Santa Cruz a “Sport Adventure Vehicle” because it has the characteristics of an SUV or crossover, but the bed of a pickup truck. It’s a […]

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Spotify’s Car Thing debuts as a limited release for selected US users

Credits: www.theverge.com Spotify’s first gadget has landed. Car Thing, a Spotify-only, voice-controlled device for the car, is launching today in limited quantities to invited users. It’s a dedicated, Bluetooth-connected device for controlling Spotify without the need for a phone screen, which seems to be meant for people who drive older cars without built-in infotainment systems or […]