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GM unveils electric Hummer SUV topping $110,000

Credits: www.cnbc.com GM’s new all-electric Hummer SUV will top $110,000 when it goes on sale in 2023. The SUV will be the stablemate to an upcoming Hummer pickup that’s scheduled to go on sale this fall. They are the first Hummers since GM discontinued the well-known, gas-guzzling versions of the vehicles in 2010. General Motors unveiled […]

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Biden wants to build a national EV charging system under $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but it won’t be easy

Credits: www.cnbc.com Charging stations for electric vehicles will be part of a $2 trillion infrastructure bill being pushed by the Biden administration. It’s going to take more than government support to successfully expand EV infrastructure. AlixPartners estimates $300 billion will be needed to build out a global charging network to accommodate the expected growth of […]

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Ford dealer: Cars are the new version of toilet paper panic

Despite only a slight increase in overall sales so far this year, it’s a new day in paradise, some Ford Motor Co. dealers said Thursday. Business for them has seen a dramatic uptick since the coronavirus pandemic shut down cities and dealerships across America. With safety protocols in place and used car prices up, new car […]

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Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Would Provide Big Boost For Tesla, GM And EV Startups

Credits: www.forbes.com President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure, the biggest such initiative in more than half a century, could trigger a “green tidal wave,” in the words of one analyst, speeding the transportation industry’s shift to electricity from carbon-based fuels and generating big benefits for companies ranging from Elon Musk’s Tesla […]

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Ford decides to build F-150s ‘without certain parts’ because of semiconductor shortage

Credits: www.courier-journal.com The Ford F-150 will be built without key parts due to the global semiconductor shortage, the Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday. “The global semiconductor shortage – combined with parts shortages created by the central U.S. winter storm in February – is prompting Ford to build F-150 trucks and Edge SUVs in North America […]

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Elon Musk now has a new serious rival

Credits: www.livemint.com Volkswagen AG’s boss Herbert Diess is realistic about the threat posed by software-savvy and richly valued rivals such as Tesla Inc., but he’s adamant that VW can prevail. On current form, he may be right. The German car giant has added almost 45 billion euros ($53.5 billion) of market value so far this […]

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Nissan Frontier pickup totally redesigned for first time in 17 years

It was the dinosaur of the auto industry, but the dinosaur has finally gone extinct. Nissan has finally killed the old design of its Nissan Frontier pickup. The automaker on Thursday revealed a redesigned version, marking the first total overhaul for the midsize pickup in 17 years.  Since the Frontier got its last makeover in 2004, […]

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Ford Expected to Slash Vehicle Production Over Chip Shortage

Credits: www.wsj.com Semiconductor shortfall has disrupted the auto sector and other industries Ford says it will cut F-150 production at a Detroit-area factory next week to just one eight-hour shift. A global semiconductor shortage is expected to slash Ford F 1.52% Motor Co.’s vehicle output by up to 20% in the first quarter of this year, illustrating how deeply […]