GM, Cruise Teaming With Microsoft to Speed Development

GM, Cruise Teaming With Microsoft to Speed Development

General Motors and its autonomous vehicle subsidiary Cruise are moving into the cloud, specifically the Microsoft cloud, as all three have entered into an agreement designed to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. The trio will join forces to...
Texas Tops 2021 List of Best States to Drive in U.S.

Texas Tops 2021 List of Best States to Drive in U.S.

Time is money and Americans blew through $88 billion last year while spending an average of 99 hours sitting in traffic. This happened despite the fact that U.S. motorists drove 380 billion miles cumulatively through October 2020, which is a drop of 13.9% — due to the...
Stellantis Enjoys Warm Welcome from European Investors

Stellantis Enjoys Warm Welcome from European Investors

Not every merger involving an automaker these days involves a blank-check company. The newly minted tie-up between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. was finalized over the weekend and the resulting company, Stellantis N.V., is enjoying a warm welcome. At...
Lucid Motors Looking to Raise Big Cash in SPAC Merger

Lucid Motors Looking to Raise Big Cash in SPAC Merger

The explosion of nascent electric vehicle makers in the last few years has resulted in many of those automakers looking to go public through the use of special purpose acquisition companies with the latest also being the biggest: Lucid Motors. The California-based EV...
Patent Images Reveal Look of Next-Gen Nissan Z Car

Patent Images Reveal Look of Next-Gen Nissan Z Car

Newly discovered patent filings by Nissan reveal what appears to be the final design for the eagerly awaited new Nissan Z-Car – and, if there are no major changes in store by the time the production model reaches showrooms, the new sports car will be a virtual clone...
GM Investing $787M to Build New Electric Van in Canada

GM Investing $787M to Build New Electric Van in Canada

The shift towards electric delivery vans picked up more momentum with the announcement by General Motors that it plans to build EV vans at the CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. The company plans to spend big money to bring production of its electric light...
Honda Has Big(ger) Plans for Next-Gen HR-V

Honda Has Big(ger) Plans for Next-Gen HR-V

Honda’s little HR-V crossover is due for a complete makeover for the 2022 model year but, in a surprise announcement, the Japanese automaker said the redesign is taking a different path than expected. The current version of the HR-V is little more than a rebadged...
Chrysler is No More as Stellantis Comes to Life

Chrysler is No More as Stellantis Comes to Life

Chrysler is dead. Perhaps a bit dramatic, but nevertheless, the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. became effective today, resulting in Stellantis N.V. Shares of the newly formed Stellantis begin trading on exchanges in France, Italy and...
BMW Wants to Double EV Sales This Year

BMW Wants to Double EV Sales This Year

With an assortment of new models coming, starting with the recently revealed i4 and iX, BMW aims to fully double sales of all-electric models in 2021, the automaker said today. When plug-in and conventional hybrids are factored in, meanwhile, BMW said that it would...

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