GM Testing Battery Pack for Autonomous Cruise Origin

GM Testing Battery Pack for Autonomous Cruise Origin

Correction: This story has been amended. GM is currently testing only the battery system for the Cruise Origin at its proving grounds.  General Motors expects to begin testing preproduction models of the self-driving Cruise Origin at its Michigan proving grounds next...
Tesla Stock Surges as Automaker is Added to S&P 500

Tesla Stock Surges as Automaker is Added to S&P 500

Tesla stock surged in after-hours trading Monday after it was announced the company would be added to the closely watched S&P 500 index, opening Tuesday 52 points higher than Monday’s closing price. Now the world’s most valuable automaker, Tesla had been...
Chevy Recalling 68,000 Bolt EVs Due to Fire Risk

Chevy Recalling 68,000 Bolt EVs Due to Fire Risk

General Motors has become the latest automaker to face the need to recall a battery-electric vehicle due to the risk of fires, the move announced this weekend impacting more than 68,000 of its Chevrolet Bolt EVs. “During our initial investigation we have...
Honda Gets Approval for Level 3 Driving in Japan

Honda Gets Approval for Level 3 Driving in Japan

Much of the focus on autonomous driving has been on Tesla, Waymo and, perhaps to a lesser extent, General Motors. However, it may be time to shine the spotlight on Honda as it passed a new milestone: Level 3 autonomy. The automaker just received approval from Japanese...
CARB Boss on Short List to Head Biden’s EPA

CARB Boss on Short List to Head Biden’s EPA

The long fight over fuel economy standards for cars and trucks about to enter a new phase as President-elect Joe Biden readies to take office and the State of California is likely to play a role in shaping the new administration’s policy on the environment and...
More Auto Companies Looking to Get SPAC’ed

More Auto Companies Looking to Get SPAC’ed

The auto industry is partnering with investment banks to reap the big money benefits of a new acronym: SPAC. The big question is: What are they? Short for special purpose acquisitions company, SPACs are a simple and easy way to funnel cash into existing companies that...
BMW Does a Complete U-Turn on its EV Program

BMW Does a Complete U-Turn on its EV Program

A week before unveiling the all-new iNext battery-electric vehicle, BMW said it will “realign” its strategy and begin developing a unique architecture solely for “electric drives,” rather than sharing the same platform for vehicles using both battery and conventional...