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AD #3388 - Tesla Demands A Legal Hearing; Lincoln Model L100 Aimed at Celestiq; Acura Shows Off Electric Concept

- Tesla Demands A Legal Hearing - NHTSA Wants Tesla Data - GM to Build 4th Battery Plant in U.S. - Lincoln Model L100 Aimed at Cadillac Celestiq - Acura Shows Off Electric Concept - Acura Concept Likely Called ZDX - Buick Wildcat Concept Featured in TV Ads - Geneva Auto Show Canceled Again

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Aug 19
AD #3387 - Dodge Charger EV Ends ICE Muscle Car Era; Tesla Cuts Delivery Time; Porsche 911 GT3 Gets DRS

- Tesla Cuts Delivery Time - Geely Sees 50 Percent EV Sales In 2023 - Chery To Make Cars in Russia - Dodge Charger Daytona Signals End of ICE Muscle Cars - GM Builds Up Defense Business - U.S. Traffic Fatalities Up Despite New Safety Equipment - Porsche 911 GT3 Gets DRS - Acura Unveils Hybrid GTP Race Car

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Aug 18
AD #3386 - 52 EVs No Longer Qualify for EV Credits; New Car Payments Set All-Time Record; Tesla Dodges A Legal Bullet

- Japan Mad at U.S. EV Credits - 52 EVs No Longer Qualify for EV Credits - Tesla Dodges A Legal Bullet - AVs: Vaporware or Revolutionary? - Chevrolet Blazer EV Lets Police Go Electric - Dodge Hornet A Lifesaver for The Brand - BMW Going with Cylindrical Chinese Batteries - New Car Payments Set All-Time Record - Global Car Sales Recovering

9m
Aug 17
AD #3385 - Some Europeans Still Want Their Diesels; Last Call for Dodge Piston Power; Ram to Build EV Vans In Europe

- Some Europeans Still Want Their Diesels - VW and Mahindra EV Partnership - GM Appoints Another Woman to The Board - Ram Wants to Build EV Vans In Europe - Mercedes’ Stunning EQE SUV Interior - Silverado ZR2 Bison for Hard-Core Off-Road - Last Call for Dodge Piston Power - Drop Top Challenger - Polestar 6 Confirmed for Production

9m
Aug 16
AD #3384 - Munro Says 4680 Cheaper Than Expected; Experts: ICE Still Dominates In 2030; New Way To Make Lithium Batteries Last Longer

- Audi, Porsche, Kia Mad at U.S. EV Tax Credits - Fisker Looking for More U.S. Assembly Capacity - Experts: ICE Still Dominates In 2030 - New Way to Make Lithium Batteries Last Longer - Auto Industry Loses DSRC - Bridgestone Developing Sustainable Tires - Amazon Does 430,000 Deliveries w/ Rivian Vans - Automated Speed Enforcement in Construction Zones - Munro Says 4680 Cheaper Than Expected

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Aug 15
AD #3383 - Tesla Buys BYD Blade Batteries; EU and Korea Oppose U.S. Credits; Miners Struggle To Meet EV Deadline

- Rivian Loses $1.7B, Burns $3B In Cash - EU and South Korea Oppose U.S. EV Credits - U.S. Miners Struggle to Meet EV Deadline - Tesla Buys Blade Batteries from BYD - City of Beijing Unveils 5-Year EV Charging Plan - China Car Parc Surges To 312M Vehicles - Mazda Backing Away from Chinese Suppliers - All-New GMC Canyon - Kia Ray EV Now 12 Years Old - NYC Floats Congestion Charge…Again

9m
Aug 12
AD #3382 - Ralph Nader Attacks Tesla FSD; Tesla Goes to 2-Shifts in Berlin; Used Car Prices Still Soaring

- Ralph Nader Attacks Tesla FSD - Tesla Goes to 2-Shifts in Berlin - Used Car Prices Still Soaring - Mahle and Siemens Developing Inductive Charging for EVs - Geely's EV Pickup, the RADAR RD6 - Haval Cool Dog Sure Looks Like Bronco Sport - Detroit Auto Show to Feature VTOLs - Chevy Builds EV Garage for Bolt Owner - Volvo and UVeye Automate Dealer Inspections - New Cardboard Box Can Save OEMs Millions - Look Into Genesis' Crystal Ball!

9m
Aug 11
AD #3381 - People Hate Car Dealers Who Overcharge; Tesla Semi Ships This Year; Car Sales to Stop Growing In 2036

- Car Sales to Stop Growing In 2036 - Honda Profit Plummets 73% - Russia Exit Strategy for Mercedes, VW  - Tesla Semi Ships This Year - Sandy Munro on AAH - Autonomy Orders $1.2 Billion Of EVs - EV Future Product Debuts - Ford Raises Lightning Prices Up To $8,000  - Ford to Make Cars with Sunshine - Ferrari Hit With 17-Year Recall - Mercedes Street-Legal F1 Car - People Hate Car Dealers Who Overcharge

10m
Aug 10
AD #3380 - Foreign Car Co's Losing EV Race in China; Least and Most Expensive Brands to Maintain; USPS Gets $3 Billion for EVs

- Foreign Brands Losing EV Race in China - Baidu Takes Robotaxi Lead - USPS Gets $3 Billion to Go Electric - ZEEKR 009 Gets Tech-Bling Styling - GM's China JV Sells 1 Millionth EV - Cheapest and Costliest Brands to Maintain - GM Adds $1,500 "Option" to All Vehicles - Mercedes EQS SUV is Pricey

9m
Aug 09
AD #3379 - Baidu Says Its Ahead of Tesla’s AV Tech; GM Expands Super Cruise in China; Senate Axes Incentives For E-Bikes

- Baidu Says Its Ahead of Tesla’s AV Tech - Bi-Partisan Support in U.S. For AVs - China Drafts AV Regs - California Sues Tesla Over Autopilot and FSD - GM Expands Super Cruise in China - Aptera Teases Its Interior - U.S. Senate Axes Incentives For E-Bikes - UAW Officers Get a Pay Raise - NIO To Build Battery Swappers in Hungary - Lucid’s CEO Working on Factory Floor - Tour Lake Michigan In Your EV

9m
Aug 08
AD #3378 - Musk Says More Gigafactories On the Way; How Cops Can Pull Over AVs; 7 Chinese OEMs On Fortune 500 List

- Musk Says 12 More Gigafactories On the Way - Tesla Uses Sunshine to Offset All Energy Use - BorgWarner Doubles EV Revenue - 7 Chinese OEMs On Fortune 500 List - BP and CATL Build EV Charging Stations in China - NIO and Shell Build EV Battery Swapping Stations in China - Arrival Is Next Startup to Delay Production - Nikola Beats Wall Street Estimates - VW Comes Out with Cheaper ID.4 - Scan Tool Lets Independent Repair Shops Work on EVs - BMW Gets Lithium from Australia - How the Cops Can Pull Over Autonomous Vehicles

10m
Aug 05
AD #3377 - Most EVs Won't Qualify for Federal Credit; Counterfeit Parts on the Rise; Lucid Cuts Production Forecast in Half

- Ford Sales Worth the Wait - Toyota's Profits Fall - Most EVs Won't Qualify for Federal Credit - BMW Could Help Other OEMs Modernize Plants - Counterfeit Parts on the Rise - Porsche Aims to Speed Up Vehicle Development - CATL Not Likely to Open Plant in the U.S. - Mid-Size Cars Struggle on Updated Impact Test - Lucid Cuts Production Forecast in Half

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Aug 04
AD #3376 - Lamborghini In No Rush to Introduce EVs; U.S. Car Sales Still Weak; GM Expands Super Cruise in North America

- U.S. Car Sales Still Weak but Show Signs of Improvement - BMW Blames Supply Issues on First Half Sales Drop - Ferrari Posts Strong First Half Results - Lamborghini In No Rush to Introduce EVs - Mazda CX-50 Gets More Rugged Look - F-150 Lightning Now in All 50 States - GMC Teases New Canyon - Chevy Bolt Owners Must Promise Not to Sue to Receive Rebate - GM Expands Super Cruise in North America

9m
Aug 03
AD #3375 - Stellantis Invests in New IC Engine; Ford Explorer Refresh Done in China; Nikola Buys Battery Supplier

- Hino Cheating Goes Back Further Than Thought - Stellantis to Pay $300 Million for Diesel Cheating - BYD Expanding EV Lineup to Germany and Sweden - Stellantis Invests in New IC Engine - BMW Expands i4 Lineup with New Lower Cost Model - Ford Explorer Refresh Done in China - Hertz Customers Prefer EVs - Nikola Buys Battery Supplier

9m
Aug 02
AD #3374 - Ford Maverick Gets Tremor Off-Road Package; Renault To Split Off EV Ops; BMW i4 Recalled Over Battery Fires

- Renault To Split Off EV Ops - Stellantis and GAC In Messy Divorce - NIO To Launch Low-Cost EV Brand - Ford Maverick Gets Tremor Off-Road Package - Mercedes EV Margins on Par with ICE Vehicles - NHTSA Issues BMW i4 Recall Over Battery Fires - Shyft Creates Portable EV Charging Unit - Australia Enacts EV Incentives - Toyota and Panasonic Lock Up U.S. Lithium Supply

10m
Aug 01
AD #3373 - PHEV Sales to Dry Up in Germany; GM Racks Up EV Reservations; Autoliv Develops Air-Bag Bike Helmet

- PHEV Sales to Dry Up in Germany - Bentley Having a Banner Year - Renault Profits Drop Drastically - Nissan Posts Poor Earnings - Rolls-Royce Readies Its First EV - Alfa Romeo Turns to Chrysler Group for Next Model - Chevrolet Launches New ICE SUV In China - GM Racks Up EV Reservations - Autoliv Develops Air-Bag Bike Helmet - Mercedes Starts Renting RVs

10m
Jul 29
AD #3372 - North America Carries Stellantis; New Colorado Drops V6 and Diesel; Simple Solution for Home Charging

- Cap on EV Tax Credit Could be Lifted - Rivian Cutting 6% of Workforce - U.S. Passes Bill to Help Chip Production - Apple Poaches Another Auto Exec - North America Carries Stellantis - Rivian Drags Down Ford - VW Shows VTOL for China - New Colorado Drops V6 and Diesel - Hyundai/Kia Thefts on the Rise - Simple Solution for Home Charging

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Jul 28
AD #3371 - MINI Previews EV Styling; Honda Teases Prologue BEV; Car Dealers Reporting Record Profits

- Russia Cuts EU Gas, Threatens Car Production - Car Dealers Reporting Record Profits - Honda Teases Prologue BEV - MINI Previews EV Styling - Toyota’s Battery Swaps for Trucks - Hyundai Group to Develop Lunar Rovers - BYD To Enter Japanese Market - NHTSA Opens Investigations into GM, Ford and Stellantis - How BMW Plans to Cut CO2 Emissions

10m
Jul 27
AD #3370 - Germany Slashes EV Subsidies; Tesla Charging Fee to Use Nav; GM Q2 Earnings Down Sharply

- Germany Slashes EV Subsidies - Faraday Future Needs More Money - GM Q2 Earnings Down Sharply - Detroit 3 Support Chip Act - Tesla Charging Fee to Use Nav - Tesla Really Ramps Up Production in China - Tesla Posts GigaPress Video - Sono's BEV Uses Solar Power - GM Locks Up EV Raw Materials - VW Starts Making ID.4 in the U.S.

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Jul 26
AD #3369 - VW EV Strategy Now at Risk; Renault Isolates Battery Pack with Foam; GM Ready to Answer Your EV Questions

- VW Fires CEO Diess, EV Strategy Now at Risk - Cadillac Celestiq Design Details - Renault Isolates Battery Pack with Foam - Jaguar Develops Predictive Regen - Toyota Forgoes Supplier Price Cuts - Xpeng VTOL One Step Closer - GM Ready to Answer Your EV Questions

9m
Jul 25
AD #3368 - Baidu Unveils New L4 AV; Amazon Now Delivering with Rivian Vans; OnStar Expands Beyond Passenger Cars

- Amazon Now Delivering Packages with Rivian Vans - Daimler Truck Kicks Off eEconic Production - OnStar Expands Beyond Passenger Vehicles - GM and Ford Seek Autonomous Vehicle Approval - Celestiq To Use Solid-State Lidar - Baidu Introduces New L4 Autonomous Car - Porsche Now Performing Automated Test Drives - Chevy Teases New Ultium-Based EV - Mini Offers Cooper SE For People with Disabilities - Opel Reveals Tricked Out Astra - Michael Schumacher’s 1998 F1 Ferrari Up for Auction

9m
Jul 22
AD #3367 - Former UAW Leaders Serve Minimal Sentences; Tesla Posts Strong Q2 Earnings; Brembo's Big Brake-Through

- Tesla Posts Strong Q2 Earnings - Ford Lines Up Batteries and Raw Materials - Ford to Cut 8,000 Jobs - Former UAW Leaders Handed "Get Out of Jail" Cards - U.S. Post Office to Buy a Lot More EVs - VW And That 153 Days Supply of ID.4s - Honda Reveals "Most Powerful" Civic Type R - Brembo's Big Brake-Through

12m
Jul 21
AD #3366 - BEVs Hit 10% Market Share in Europe; U.S Car Prices Hit Record High; Ford Tests Robot EV Charging Station

- VW Names Keogh Head of New Scout Brand - BEVs Hit 10% Market Share in Europe - U.S Car Prices Hit Record High - Renault Converting Old ICE Vans into EVs - Ford Tests Robot EV Charging Station - Cadillac Offers Discount to Track Lyriq Customers - Nissan Launches New X-Trail - Amazon’s Zoox Ready to Jump into Robotaxi Business

9m
Jul 20
AD #3365 - Chevy Launching Blazer EV Next Summer; Kia Planning EV Pickup for U.S.; Porsche Wants to Go More Upscale

- Aftermarket Business Exploding - Kia Planning EV Pickup For the U.S. - CATL Eyes North American Expansion - Hyundai Partners with Rolls-Royce on Fuel Cell VTOL - Porsche Wants to Go More Upscale - Fully Assembled BMW's to Park Themselves - Chevy Blazer EV Launches Next Summer - Toyota Continues Its Push Into Fuel Cells - Honda Civic Turns 50

9m
Jul 19
AD #3364 - VW ID.4 Has 153 Days of Inventory; Copper Shortfall to Send Prices Soaring; Stellantis Dumps Chinese Partners

- Stellantis Dumps Chinese Partners - Aston Martin Fishing for Partners - Copper Shortfall to Send Prices Soaring - Hyundai Designs VTOL Interior - Ford Stuffs Horses into The Raptor R - Porsche Targets Higher Margins - Rocket Tech for Fuel Cell Hypercar - VW ID.4 Has 153 Days of Inventory

9m
Jul 18
AD #3363 - Cheap EVs Taking China by Storm; BMW USA Says It Won't Charge for Heated Seats; Hau Thai Tang Leaving Ford

- BMW USA Says It Won't Charge for Heated Seats - EU Car Sales Lowest in 26 Years - Saudis Invest in Aston Martin - Hau Thai Tang Leaving Ford - GM Building Nationwide Charging Network - Fiat 500e Best Selling EV in EU - Toyota Drops Avalon, Replaced by Crown - Cheap EVs Take China by Storm - Hyundai N Goes Electric

10m
Jul 15
AD #3362 - NIO Accused of Fraud; Hyundai IONIQ 6 is SUV-Sized; Trumpchi Goes Grille Crazy

- NIO Accused of Fraud - Americans Warming Up to EVs - Walmart Could Buy 20% of Canoo - Tesla Loses Top AI Executive - Lordstown Promotes Hightower to CEO - Trumpchi Goes Grille Crazy - Hennessey EV Boasts 400 HP at Each Wheel - Cadillac Celestiq Design Details - Meet the Honda ZR-V - Hyundai IONIQ 6 Bigger Than You Think

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Jul 14
AD #3361 - Panasonic Develops Better EV Battery; VW Faces Delays Due to Software; IONIQ 6 Reveals New Styling Strategy

- Panasonic Develops Better EV Battery - VW Faces Major Delays Due to Software - VW Joins Battery Recycler Redwood Materials - Geely Launches EV Pickup - Vitesco Lands Big Business with Renault - IONIQ 6 Reveals Hyundai's EV Styling Strategy - Honda CR-V Gets Major Redo - ZF Gets a New CEO - Mahle Develops EV Motor to Run Indefinitely

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Jul 13
AD #3360 - Walmart Probably Just Saved Canoo; Porsche Confirms 911 Hybrid; Hella to Mass Produce Brake-By-Wire

- Rivian Plans for Job Cuts - Walmart Buys EV Delivery Vans from Canoo - BMW Charging for Convenience Features - Ford Files Trademark for EV Ranger and Maverick - Rimac Nevera Rated by the EPA - Porsche Confirms 911 Hybrid - Citroen Ami Sales Pretty Weak - Hella to Mass Produce Brake-By-Wire - Mercedes Partners with Tencent for AVs in China

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Jul 12
AD #3359 - Tesla Sales Spells Trouble for China EV Makers; Bentley Adopts Airline Seat Specs; Opel Converts EV Van to Flatbed

- U.S. OEMs Slowly Build Back Inventory - Commercial Vehicles Sales Slow in China - Tesla Sales Record Spells Trouble for China EV Makers - VW Had New Phaeton Ready - Bentley Adopts Airline Seat Specs - Opel Converts EV Van to Flatbed - Biden Wants States to Track Vehicle Emissions - BMW Doubles EV Sales - Volvo Drops Out of ACEA - Pete Brock on AAH

10m
Jul 11