First Drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y Performance

First Drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y Performance

To say that Tesla’s been turning the industry on its ear for the past 18 months might be an understatement. It’s Model 3 sedan has been nothing short of a success and the new Model Y seems to be following it its footsteps. Of course, this makes sense since the two...
Aurora’s AVs Keep On Trucking Through Pandemic

Aurora’s AVs Keep On Trucking Through Pandemic

While autonomous vehicles hold great promise, the investment in the technology has shrunk substantially, the CEO and co-founder of a leading AV firm revealed at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars this week. Chris Urmson, a leading...
A Week With: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

A Week With: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

The line between the luxury and mainstream segments is getting as blurry as the lines that define a batter’s box around the seventh inning of a major league baseball game. A case in point is the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited, a midsized passenger car that sits at the...
Lordstown Becomes Latest EV Maker to Go Public

Lordstown Becomes Latest EV Maker to Go Public

The steady stream of EV makers looking to go public to raise funds got another player: Lordstown Motors, which will merge with DiamondPeak Holdings, a shell company, to make the shift. The new public automaker, which will build electric pickup trucks aimed at...
Detroit’s Three Automakers Adding More Trucks, SUVs

Detroit’s Three Automakers Adding More Trucks, SUVs

Detroit’s three automakers are stepping up their concentration on trucks and SUVs during the second half of 2020 even as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers and electric vehicles absorb an increasing share of their capital spending. Fiat Chrysler, which will soon go through...