VW Kills Racing Program to Focus on EV Efforts

VW Kills Racing Program to Focus on EV Efforts

Rapidly shifting resources to its electrification program, Volkswagen announced Tuesday that it will effectively end its long ties to the racing world by closing down VW Motorsports GmbH. Funding for that program, along with its 169 employees, will be diverted to...
Mini Plans All-Electric John Cooper Works

Mini Plans All-Electric John Cooper Works

Effectively confirming a report by TheDetroitBureau.com a month back, Mini has formally announced plans to develop an all-electric version of its John Cooper Works hatchback. Mini only recently launched its first battery-electric vehicle, the Cooper SE, and officially...
2022 Acura MDX Set to Make Its Debut

2022 Acura MDX Set to Make Its Debut

While the new 2021 TLX helped usher in an all-new design language for Honda’s luxury division, it’s the next-generation Acura MDX that will really give the brand some much-needed momentum. Acura has been teasing the fourth-generation SUV for several months, starting...
Job on the Line for VW CEO Diess

Job on the Line for VW CEO Diess

Volkswagen Group Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess will face the moment of truth on Tuesday, the automaker’s executive committee having to decide whether to approve a contract extension or send the 62-year-old CEO packing. Diess has had a rough go of it during the...
Maserati Set to Go All-Electric by 2025

Maserati Set to Go All-Electric by 2025

Maserati has become the latest automaker to lay out plans to go all-electric, the high-performance luxury arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles saying it will get there by mid-decade. Facing increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions mandates around the world,...
GM Scales Back Deal with Nikola

GM Scales Back Deal with Nikola

Embattled electric truck startup Nikola Corp. managed to salvage a deal with General Motors, the two companies confirmed Monday morning, though it has been scaled back substantially from the agreement they initially announced in September. The original plan was a...
America’s 1st Homegrown Hypercar is All-Electric

America’s 1st Homegrown Hypercar is All-Electric

As weird as it might seem, the hypercar market is getting surprisingly crowded these days. Perhaps just as odd, however, is the fact that the new Elation Freedom model lays claim to being the first produced on U.S. soil. But the new model has something essential in...