CEO Barra Wants GM to be Dominant Global EV Maker

CEO Barra Wants GM to be Dominant Global EV Maker

General Motors is putting serious financial and intellectual resources behind its electrification and efforts to reach the goal of being world leader in electric vehicles. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said the financial commitment – up to $27 billion ­– is designed to...
NHTSA Expands Probe into Tesla Touchscreen Issue

NHTSA Expands Probe into Tesla Touchscreen Issue

While Tesla’s financial picture continues to be rosy, the California-based EV maker’s struggle with safety issues keeps clouding that view, including a growing federal investigation into camera failures. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...
First Look: 2022 Honda Civic

First Look: 2022 Honda Civic

A small group of designers at Honda may have the worst job in the automotive industry: updating the Civic to meet the expectations for the company and the public for the 11th-generation version of the top-selling compact. American Honda unveiled the prototype of the...
Mercedes E-Class Captures Motor Trend 2021 Car of the Year

Mercedes E-Class Captures Motor Trend 2021 Car of the Year

The end of the calendar year kicks off the beginning of awards season in the auto industry, the latest being Motor Trend’s annual “Car of the Year” award, which for 2021 is going to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Mercedes was quick to announce its capture of the latest...
Nissan Denies Reports of Mitsubishi Sale

Nissan Denies Reports of Mitsubishi Sale

Nissan Motor officials dismissed rumors that the troubled automaker is looking to sell of part or all of its stake in smaller Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors. While still under the leadership of former CEO Carlos Ghosn, Nissan purchased a 34% stake in Mitsubishi...
A Week With: 2020 Ford Transit 350 XLT AWD

A Week With: 2020 Ford Transit 350 XLT AWD

Ford is competitive in a variety of segments, but one area where it dominates is in the commercial vehicle market, specifically its Transit model. The automaker made news Thursday with the debut of its E-Transit model, which is expected to arrive late in 2021. Until...
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...
Ford Mustang Mach-E Captures Green Car of the Year Honor

Ford Mustang Mach-E Captures Green Car of the Year Honor

Ford’s much-anticipated Mustang Mach-E hasn’t hit dealerships yet, but it’s already winning awards, named the 2021 Green Car of the Year. The EV, which is expected to arrive later this year, won the honor as part of the Green Car Awards sponsored by the Green Car...