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Ford Has Run Out Of Brand Badges And Model Nameplates Leading To Delay Of Shipments

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Gas-Powered Cars Like The Mustang Still Crucial To Our Growth, Says Ford

There’s no doubt that Ford believes in EV technology. It has launched the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, and has committed to spending $50 billion in the coming years to invest in new electric vehicles factories and to update old plants to handle the shift away from combustion technology. But that shift is only a […]

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VW Could Move Production Out Of Germany Due To Natural Gas Shortages

Volkswagen is considering moving car production away from Germany if current problems with natural gas supplies extend into 2023. The drastic plan is one of several being discussed at Wolfsburg and could potentially result in Volkswagen switching production for several model lines from its German and Eastern European plants to other VW Group factories in […]

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China Could Retaliate Against America’s “Discriminatory” EV Tax Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was supposed to help spur electric vehicle adoption, but it’s confusing buyers, angering other countries, and leaving some automakers unsure if upcoming models will qualify for incentives. In a sense, it’s been a mess and that’s before factoring in the countless electric vehicles that are no longer eligible for incentives […]

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Three Dodge Muscle Cars Worth Combined $228k Stolen From Philadelphia Dealership

Thieves broke into a Philadelphia Dodge dealership and escaped with three muscle cars worth a combined $228,000 last weekend, local police say. The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department was called to Zartman Dodge in Warwick County at 3.30 am on Sunday to find a crew had forced entry to the lot and taken a […]

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Faraday Future Says Bankruptcy Misinformation Campaign Leading To Death Threats

The drama at Faraday Future continues as the company has released a statement saying they’re the target of a “misinformation campaign.” According to the automaker, there are “completely baseless allegations that certain directors are conspiring to pursue an unnecessary bankruptcy for their own personal gain.” Faraday Future says they hired an independent law firm to […]

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Tesla Recalls 1.1 Million Cars Over Windows That Could Pinch Your Finger

Count your fingers next time you close the window on your Tesla, because the automaker is recalling 1,097,762 vehicles in the U.S. over a window mechanism that could pinch the occupants of the vehicle. Specifically, the automatic reversal system of the side windows may not adequately protect drivers in affected vehicles. Windows on certain Tesla […]

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Jaguar Land Rover Begins Converting Halewood Factory To Build EVs

Jaguar Land Rover has commenced work on converting its Halewood factory in the UK into a site that can build vehicles based on its new electrified modular architecture (EMA). Sources have revealed that the British car manufacturer has started the tendering process to upgrade the factory. Current plans call for an extended shutdown at the […]

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Buick Plans To Dramatically Reduce Dealerships But Aims To Offer A Better Customer Experience

Times are changing for the automotive industry and Buick itself is no different. A new report suggests that the GMC sub-brand is planning to dramatically reduce its dealership network as it ramps up for an all-EV push. The brand’s global vice president, Duncan Aldred, laid out a plan that’s benchmarked against BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. […]

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Nissan, Honda, And Toyota To Pay Firms Patent Fees For 4G Technology

Nissan, Honda, and Toyota will all pay telecom companies for the wireless technology used to connect their cars to the internet. A plethora of telecom companies, including Nokia, have demanded patent payments from leading Japanese car manufacturers for the connected-car technology they use. Typically, Japanese car manufacturers let part suppliers pay these fees thanks to […]

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Nio Looking To Grow European Presence With Battery Leasing And Swapping

Nio hopes that its battery leasing program and battery swapping options will help it establish a strong presence in Europe. Nio president and co-founder Qin Lihong recently revealed that the Chinese electric vehicle maker will establish 1,000 battery swapping stations outside China by 2025, most of which will be located throughout Europe. The company has […]

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Volkswagen Expects Chip Shortage To Continue Into 2024

Volkswagen expects semiconductor shortages to continue into 2023 and says the supply chain disruptions experienced over the past two years will become the “new normal.” While recently speaking with German publication Automobilwoche, Volkswagen head of procurement Murat Aksel noted that geopolitical concerns with leading chip manufacturers have created new and challenging issues. “With the new […]

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Tesla Expands “Full Self-Driving” Beta To 160,000 Owners In The U.S. And Canada

Tesla is expanding the rollout of its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) beta program, confirming that an additional 60,000 owners in the United States and Canada will be granted access to the program. There are already 100,000 Tesla owners included in the FSD beta program and more than ever will now be granted access to version 10.69.2.2. […]

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2023 Chrysler 300C Eschewed Hellcat Power Because There Aren’t Enough Engines To Go Around

Chrysler returned to the high-performance sedan segment with the limited edition 300C, but some fans were disappointed by the lack of a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8. While there’s little reason to pout over the company’s decision to use a 6.4-liter HEMI V8, it wasn’t the sendoff some people were hoping for. This sentiment is understandable […]

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Canadian Auto Writers Call On Carmakers To Move Press Events Away From America’s Anti-Abortion States

A group of Canadian automotive writers said that they will avoid attending media events in American states that do not protect reproductive rights. A draft open letter received signatures from more than 30 industry professionals in the country. In the letter, which you can read here, Elle Alder, a Toronto-based automotive journalist and photorgapher, wrote […]

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Tesla Accidentally Handed Control Of American Owner’s Car To Driver In Europe, Owner Claims

A Tesla owner claims that control of their vehicle was handed over to a European driver after the company accidentally filled in the wrong VIN information on the continent. Reddit user Robert Quattlebaum, u/darconeous, claims in a story posted to r/teslamotors that shortly after taking delivery of a Model 3, his partner discovered that something weird […]

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