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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 […]

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General Motors to eliminate gasoline and diesel light-duty cars and SUVs by 2035

Credits: www.washingtonpost.com Big U.S. automaker says it will invest heavily in electric vehicles and be carbon neutral by 2040 General Motors has pledged to stop making gasoline-powered passenger cars, vans and sport utility vehicles by 2035, marking a historic turning point for the iconic American carmaker and promising a future of new electric vehicles for […]

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Electric Vehicle Market Hits Its Tipping Point

Electric vehicles have been the coming thing for quite some time now.  Twelve years ago Tesla TSLA-0.1% debuted its first EV, the Roadster. Ever since, EV enthusiasts have been predicting that the U.S. market for electron-powered personal transportation would soon bloom.   In the intervening years a number of promising electric cars—some from major manufacturers not named Tesla—have arrived […]