Automaker Responses to Coronavirus Pandemic

Automaker Responses to Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caused major disruptions across the U.S. for automakers and the lives of those working for car companies not to mention those who own or are seeking to own vehicles. Thus far, automakers have taken a two-pronged attack when it comes to...
GM Shuts Down New Orders for New Corvette

GM Shuts Down New Orders for New Corvette

Perhaps the most-anticipated Chevrolet Corvette ever, the new C8 Stingray, is no longer available — to be ordered. The company stopped taking orders for the 2020 model March 18, due to overwhelming demand combined with a strike-induced delay on getting the Bowling...
Chinese EV Maker Nio Facing Potential Failure

Chinese EV Maker Nio Facing Potential Failure

Often mentioned as a potential competitor to Tesla, Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio Inc. saw its shares plummet after officials said there were serious concerns about the company’s viability. The EV maker’s shares dropped more than 16% after it was revealed that...
NHTSA Offers New Autonomous Vehicle Rules Proposal

NHTSA Offers New Autonomous Vehicle Rules Proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is advancing toward some standardization of federal safety rules for driverless vehicles, asking for public comment on the potential mandates. The agency issued a notice of proposed rulemaking March 17, seeking input...
Volkswagen Shifting to Different Battery for EVs

Volkswagen Shifting to Different Battery for EVs

Automakers around the world are rapidly increasing the number of electric vehicles they plan to bring to market, and perhaps none more aggressively than Volkswagen. However, this shift comes with a complication: battery supplies Most automakers use batteries with...
Audi RS Q8 Bursts onto the Performance SUV Scene

Audi RS Q8 Bursts onto the Performance SUV Scene

Sport-utility vehicles are more popular than ever and within that segment, performance utes are hot sellers. Audi’s jumped into the market in the U.S. with its first-ever performance large SUV, the new RS Q8. The German premium brand’s newest ute “combines the genes...
Detroit-Area Startup Bollinger Unveils new E-Chassis

Detroit-Area Startup Bollinger Unveils new E-Chassis

Detroit-area electric vehicle startup Bollinger Motors’ growth continues with the debut of its new E-Chassis. The patent-pending E-Chassis is, according to the company, the world’s first-ever Class 3 electric platform. It’s designed to specifically for commercial...
U.S. Auto Sales May Fall Off Due to Coronavirus

U.S. Auto Sales May Fall Off Due to Coronavirus

As the number of Americans identified as having the coronavirus rises, automotive analysts are predicting that new vehicle sales will fall. In fact, Morgan Stanley is predicting that sales will fall 9% compared with last year’s results. Prior to the outbreak, the U.S....
Tesla CEO Musk Looking for a Site for New U.S. Gigafactory

Tesla CEO Musk Looking for a Site for New U.S. Gigafactory

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has the business development agencies in several states buzzing after he tweeted that he was looking to set up a factory in the central U.S. for the Cybertruck. “Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be central USA,” Musk tweeted. He...