Month: March 2021

PARIS — Peugeot said it will offer a full-electric version of the 308 compact hatchback by 2023, a previously unannounced powertrain configuration that could compete with the Volkswagen ID3. The new-generation Astra from sister brand Opel/Vauxhall will also have a full-electric version, according to news reports.  The new 308 was introduced earlier this month, with sales set to
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Optimus Ride and Polaris Inc. plan to bring fully autonomous GEM vehicles to market by the second half of 2023 — a move that expands upon the two companies’ standing collaboration. Optimus, the Boston self-driving shuttle company, and Polaris Commercial, a Minneapolis unit of the maker of snowmobiles and off-road vehicles, will jointly develop Polaris
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on March 31, 2021 In the future, Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving suite are expected to handle challenging circumstances on the road with ease. These involve inner-city driving, which includes factors like pedestrians walking about, motorcyclists driving around cars, and other potential edge cases. When Autopilot is able to handle these
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4:33 AM ET Daniel Ricciardo raced with a significantly damaged car on his McLaren debut in Bahrain last weekend, the Formula One team said on Tuesday. The Australian, who moved from Renault at the end of last season, finished seventh at the Sakhir circuit after qualifying sixth. Daniel Ricciardo finished seventh on his McLaren debut. Clive
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LOS ANGELES — Hyundai Motor America is rolling out data tools that allow customers to share information on their driving usage and driving habits with insurance companies, potentially lowering premiums. The usage-based insurance program relies on travel-time data and driving-behavior data using vehicle sensors and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, the automaker said in a news
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Lithia Motors Inc. has purchased a large Nissan store in suburban Phoenix to help bolster its presence in the Southwest. The nation’s third-largest new-vehicle retailer said Tuesday that it acquired Avondale Nissan in Avondale, Ariz., which it expects to generate $75 million in annual revenue. The family-owned store launched in 2004. When it opened, the
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Aurora’s self-driving truck program continues rolling. Two months after inking one big partnership, the company has added another. On Tuesday morning, Aurora and Volvo Group unveiled plans to commercialize trucks in a hub-to-hub service operating across North America. There is not yet a specific time frame for deploying fleets of the Class 8 trucks. Volvo
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Eugene, Oregon-based Arcimoto is preparing to go global and has just hired a chief international business officer to oversee international expansion. Arcimoto snatched up former Mahindra executive Dilip K. Sundaram as the company’s new chief international business officer. Sundaram was the former president – Corporate Affairs of Mahindra Group – Americas. Arcimoto founder and CEO
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A press release leaked online Monday revealed that Volkswagen of America will use the brand name “Voltswagen” to differentiate its line of electric vehicles, which began deliveries to U.S. dealers this month. Automotive News has independently confirmed the authenticity of the planned change with a person familiar with the company’s plans, and that it is
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mazda CX-30? What does it compare to? The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is just one digit away from the CX-3, but it’s a completely different vehicle. As a compact crossover, the CX-30 offers an unexpectedly ample amount of space in a compact-car footprint, and rivals other pint-sized utility vehicles
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