When One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Transmission

Building cars from old fridges and junkyard parts, these tinkerers make the most of castoff materials to build an array of wild and impressive cars.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #do-it-yourself, #salvage

The Lithium Gold Rush: Inside the Race to Power Electric Vehicles

A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.

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E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More

Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #content-type-service, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lucid-holdings-llc, #mercedes-benz, #musk-elon, #nissan-motor-co, #personal-finances, #rivian-automotive-llc, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

China Is Set to Rule Electric Car Production

Fueled with money from Wall Street and local officials, automakers plan to build eight million electric cars a year there, more than Europe and North America combined.

#automobiles, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nio-ltd, #start-ups, #subsidies-for-corporations, #xpeng, #zhejiang-geely-holding-group

Widespread Commodity Shortages Raise Inflation Fears

For products as diverse as lumber and microchips, price increases are filtering through the economy.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #commodities, #computer-chips, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #united-states-economy

Mercedes EQS Electric Sedan: The S Stands for Stunning

The automaker should be able to win back some customers who drifted to Tesla, and hold onto the Tesla-curious.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mercedes-benz, #tesla-motors-inc

Tesla Earnings Set Record in First Quarter

The electric-car maker’s performance reflected increasing sales and production around the world.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

A Computer Chip Shortage Has Hobbled the Auto Industry

Almost every carmaker has had to curtail production, hampering the economic recovery.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #daimler-ag, #kallenius-ola, #mercedes-benz, #porsche-ag, #renesas-electronics-corp, #shortages

Arrival Developing Electric Vehicles Without Assembly Line

Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #buses, #charlotte-nc, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #initial-public-offerings, #inventions-and-patents, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #robots-and-robotics, #rock-hill-sc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vans

That Popular S.U.V. Is Going to Cost You

Demand plus production delays have tightened the supply of new models. That means fewer deals. The only good news? Your trade-in may get a better price.

#automobiles, #carvana-co, #consumer-federation-of-america, #consumer-reports, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #truecar-inc, #used-cars

Hot Hatchbacks: Party in the Front, Business in the Back

The “hot hatch” concept — sporty but practical, with plenty of horsepower — is being swallowed by (what else?) S.U.V.s.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #mazda-motor-corp, #mercedes-benz, #small-cars-compact-subcompact-and-microcars, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

Jaguar’s Dynamic Duo, the E-Type Coupe and Convertible, Gets One Last Parade

To celebrate 60 years of the E-Type, the British automaker is selling six pairs and will drive them from Coventry to Geneva, as a tribute to their introduction.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #geneva-international-motor-show, #jaguar-land-rover

From the Charred Wreck of a Lamborghini, a D.I.Y. Supercar

It’s still not cheap, and it’ll take some skill, but finding the totaled car of your dreams and rebuilding it can give you bragging rights, and a sweet new ride.

#auctions, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #computers-and-the-internet, #engines, #ferrari-spa

Car Maintenance During the Pandemic

Many people may have deferred maintenance because their cars mostly sat around in the pandemic. But that creates its own ills.

#automobiles, #content-type-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Biden’s Push for Electric Cars: $174 Billion, 10 Years and a Bit of Luck

The president is hoping to make electric vehicles more affordable to turn a niche product into one with mass appeal.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #farley-james-d, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #infrastructure-public-works, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-automobile-workers, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #volkswagen-ag

A Man Demanded His Final Paycheck. The Auto Shop Delivered 91,500 Greasy Pennies.

It’s not technically illegal to do so, according to the Department of Labor, but that doesn’t make it OK, according to the former employee’s new Instagram fans.

#automobiles, #georgia, #labor-and-jobs, #peachtree-city-ga, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Why the Paint Job on Your Car Is Crucial to Its Resale Value

The paint job on your car is crucial to its resale value.

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #color, #consumer-behavior, #paint, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

How Volkswagen’s Sins Fueled Its Redemption

In the aftermath of a diesel scandal five years ago, executives made a commitment to electric vehicles that now is paying off.

#automobiles, #chattanooga-tenn, #diess-herbert, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #saxony-germany, #volkswagen-ag, #wolfsburg-germany

A Postwar Mercedes, Still Overshadowed by Its Racing Cousins

The Adenauer Benz helped lift the automaker after its work for the Nazis. Today, pristine models go for a small fraction of Gullwings from the same era.

#adenauer-konrad, #antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #mercedes-benz, #restoration-and-renovation

A Legendary Designer Strikes Out on His Own to Redesign Legends

For two decades, Ian Callum led the look at Jaguar Land Rover. Now he’s reimagining some vintage cars, including the Jag Mark 2 and a classic Corvette.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #callum-ian, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #england, #jaguar-land-rover

Recall of Kia Vehicles Comes With a Special Caution: Don’t Park in the Garage

A concern over fire risk for nearly 380,000 Kia Sportage and Cadenza vehicles is underscored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

#associated-press, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #kia-motors-corp, #transportation

Now Making Electric Bikes: Car and Motorcycle Companies

They see branding opportunities as the pandemic and a desire by cities to curb traffic propel e-bike sales to new heights.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ducati-motor-holding-spa, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #harley-davidson-inc, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #urban-areas

Volvo Plans to Sell Only Electric Cars by 2030

It plans to convert its entire lineup to battery power by 2030, phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles faster than other automakers.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #volvo-car-corp

The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

Chief of Cherokee Nation Asks Jeep to Stop Using Tribe’s Name

The carmaker that owns Jeep defended its use of the Native American tribe’s name on its S.U.V. and said it was “committed to a respectful and open dialogue.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #cherokee-indians, #discrimination, #hoskin-chuck-jr, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #stellantis-nv, #trademarks-and-trade-names

The Future of Car Navigation Has Arrived

Augmented reality and directions in the windshield: Integrated systems run (precise) laps around earlier technology, like a piano-roll device from the 1930s.

#automobiles, #cadillac-division-of-general-motors-corp, #ford-motor-co, #global-positioning-system, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #maps, #navigation

In China, an Electric Car Maker Loses Money but Thinks Big

Nio can tap an extensive supply chain that Beijing has built to achieve its dream of dominating the manufacture of electric cars.

#automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hefei-china, #nio, #politics-and-government, #start-ups, #william-li

How To Buy an Electric Car

Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #hyundai-motor-co, #nissan-motor-co, #polestar-performance-ab, #porsche-ag, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag

Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival

A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #shortages, #taiwan, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Car Collecting Powered Through the Pandemic

The virus hastened the rise of online sales, as connoisseurs of vintage vehicles found more time to spend with their socially distanced hobby.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #collectors-and-collections, #e-commerce, #nonnenberg-randy, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #innovation, #lithium-metal, #start-ups, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

Electric Cars, Cool. But When?

What we need to get to a future of energy-efficient cars.

#automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles

The Coming Technology Boom

Politics is grim but science is working.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #earth, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #geothermal-power, #productivity, #research, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #science-and-technology, #vaccination-and-immunization

Breaking the Garage’s Glass Ceiling

Women are vastly outnumbered in the auto trades, but one pioneer, who died in 2019, is still inspiring others to pursue their dreams and lift one another up.

#anderson-sana, #automobile-racing, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #careers-and-professions, #combs-jessi-1983-2019, #holler-heather, #leon-eliza-1985, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #xtreme-4x4-tv-program

G.M.’s Profits From Trucks and S.U.V.s Fuel Its Electric Quest

The automaker earned more than $6 billion last year — money that it will plow into the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #north-america, #tesla-motors-inc

Thieves Nationwide Are Slithering Under Cars, Swiping Catalytic Converters

The pollution-control gadgets are full of precious metals like palladium, and prices are soaring as regulators try to tame emissions. Crooks with hacksaws have noticed.

#automobiles, #crime-and-criminals, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #robberies-and-thefts

E.V.s Force Carmakers to Reinvent the Wheel, and Brakes, and Mirrors …

Building electric cars, and repairing them, will require a huge change for the industry and usher in a new automotive era.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors

Automakers Drop Efforts to Derail California Climate Rules

Momentum is shifting toward a clean-car future as more automakers end their legal efforts to block California’s tough fuel economy standards.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #environment, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

After a Bruising Year, the Oil Industry Confronts a Diminished Future

Big oil companies lost billions in 2020 because of the pandemic and face broad questions about how they will adapt to climate change and regulations.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bp-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #exxon-mobil-corp, #fuel-efficiency, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #looney-bernard-1970, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states, #woods-darren-w-1965

G.M. and the Electric-Car Comeback

The end of the gasoline-powered car will transform the economy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states

North Carolina Discontinues License Plates With Confederate Flag

The Division of Motor Vehicles said it had received complaints about the specialty plate, which had been issued to members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

#automobile-registration-and-license-plates, #automobiles, #confederate-states-of-america, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #north-carolina, #slavery-historical, #sons-of-confederate-veterans, #southern-states-us

How a High-Ranking Nissan Executive Escaped His Own Trap

Hari Nada helped bring down his boss, Carlos Ghosn. In the process, he nearly met his own downfall. But with shrewd maneuvering and the protection of high-ranking allies, he survived and thrived.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #conflicts-of-interest, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #kelly-greg-nissan-executive, #nada-hari, #nissan-motor-co, #renault-sa

G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #dingell-deborah, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #tesla-motors-inc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volkswagen-ag

Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

GM’s decision this week to phase out gasoline vehicles is the latest in a major shift that will mean drastic new demands on electric utilities. Here are four things that will need to happen.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works

G.M. Wants to Make Electric Cars. China Dominates the Market.

With government support and lavish subsidies, Chinese companies have come to dominate the market for batteries, motors and other essentials Detroit may need for its new fleets.

#automobiles, #batteries, #china, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foxconn-technology, #general-motors, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithium-metal, #politics-and-government

GameStop, Health Care, GM: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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G.M. Will Only Sell Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Health Workers, Stuck in the Snow, Administer Coronavirus Vaccine to Stranded Drivers

Public health workers in Josephine County, Ore., said they had walked from car to car, giving shots to drivers with vaccine doses that would expire in six hours.

#automobiles, #grants-pass-ore, #josephine-county-ore, #moderna-inc, #snow-and-snowstorms, #vaccination-and-immunization

Tesla Has First Profitable Year, but Competition Is Growing

The company benefited from a jump in sales of electric cars in China and Europe, but its fourth quarter earnings fell short of Wall Street’s expectations.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #tesla-motors-inc

Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

The Transportation Department, which holds sway over planes, trains and automobiles, faces limits on how it spends money. Still, here are five possible steps.

#air-pollution, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #federal-aid-us, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #transportation, #transportation-department-us, #united-states-politics-and-government