Month: September 2021

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Digital is Daniele De Leonardis, who is customer management officer for Italy at Stellantis. For his full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners were honored on Sept. 6.
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Bugatti apparently has a thing for partnerships, and today announced a new one with Gilette. Yes, that Gilette, the one with the razors. Together, they will put their names on the GiletteLabs | Bugatti Special Edition Heated Razor, which, they claim, takes the grooming brand’s heated razor and pushes “into another dimension.” That means it’s
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The AMC Javelin doesn’t get the same amount of attention as its pony car contemporaries, but this 1970 AMC Javelin Mark Donohue Edition recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage shows why it should. The Javelin was AMC’s rival to the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Dodge Challenger/Plymouth Barracuda, and these cars didn’t just compete for
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LONDON — Electric truck startup Volta Trucks said on Thursday it has raised 37 million euros ($43.7 million) in its latest funding round led by hedge fund Luxor Capital and including an investment by Volta’s battery supplier, Proterra. The latest funding brings Volta’s total raised to 60 million euros. Luxor also invested in the previous
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What kind of SUV is the 2022 Subaru Forester? What does it compare to? The 2022 Subaru Forester fits like the cross-trainer of crossover SUVs. A mid-size five-seat wagon with standard all-wheel drive, it’s spacious, safe, and serious competition for the likes of the Ford Bronco Sport, Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V. Is the 2022
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DETROIT — General Motors said it is extending downtime at several crossover assembly plants in North America as the global microchip shortage drags on, but production at plants that make its lucrative full-size pickups and SUVs will continue. “These most recent scheduling adjustments are being driven by the continued parts shortages caused by semiconductor supply
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Digital is Diana Banozic, who is vice president product creation and industrial digital at Volvo Cars. For her full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners were honored on
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It’s probably not surprising that CarScoops doesn’t celebrate World Car Free Day, but that hasn’t stopped Volvo from marking the occasion with a special partnership. In honor of the holiday, which falls on September 22nd, Volvo and Casca will launch an eco-friendly pair of sneakers inspired by the electric XC40 Recharge. Besides featuring a Scandinavian-inspired
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DETROIT — General Motors’ defense arm said it has won a $36.4 million contract to build 10 heavy-duty armored Suburban SUVs for the U.S. Department of State. GM Defense said Wednesday it plans to deliver the purpose-built Suburbans over the next two years as part of a development contract for the department’s Diplomatic Security Service.
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Chevy Colorado? What does it compare to? The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck carries over mostly unchanged in a growing segment of small trucks. New smaller trucks such as the Ford Maverick join updated iterations of the Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Frontier.  Is the 2022 Chevy Colorado
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BEIJING — One of General Motors’ China joint ventures said on Wednesday it is developing auto chips and aims to increase use of locally sourced chips in the next five years. Liuzhou-based SGMW, GM’s venture with partners SAIC Motor Corp. and Guangxi Automobile Group, said at an industry conference that it has been developing its
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WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle company Workhorse Group voluntarily dismissed on Tuesday its legal challenge against a U.S. Postal Service move to award a multibillion-dollar contract to Oshkosh Defense for delivery vehicles. The 10-year contract announced in February could be worth more than $6 billion and allows for delivery of between 50,000 and 165,000 vehicles. Workhorse
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In this article UBER PDG-GB A space for electric vehicle charging in London, U.K. Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The CEO of major automotive retailer Pendragon has acknowledged the challenges facing the electric vehicle sector but believes that adoption rates will increase going forward. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Wednesday,
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