Jeep Plant Shutdown Imperils Illinois Town and 1,350 Workers

Stellantis plans to idle the factory, which makes the Cherokee, as it shifts to electric vehicles. Labor talks and a union election may be affected.

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For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

Carmakers may need several years to revamp their supply chains to meet new rules, but the legislation is still seen as a win for electric vehicles.

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Lotus Adds an S.U.V., With Eyes on Mainstream Appeal

The boutique British carmaker, known for lightweight sports cars more than supermarket runs, is planning to expand production substantially as it goes fully electric.

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Jim Farley Tries to Reinvent Ford and Catch Up to Elon Musk and Tesla

Ford’s chief executive is about to introduce an electric F-150 pickup truck that could determine whether the automaker can survive and thrive in an industry dominated by Tesla.

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A Rugged Newcomer Looks to Fill a Void Left by Land Rover

The Grenadier from INEOS Automotive, brought to life by the billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, is poised to arrive this year.

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Rivian Loses Its Shine as Investors Fret About Production Delays

The electric vehicle maker’s stock surged after a public offering last fall but has since plunged, in part because the company failed to meet its 2021 goals.

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Cars Keep Getting Smarter. Do They Have to Look So Boring?

New cars are packed with technology, but they lack style and personality.

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Rivian’s Electric Truck Is a Cutie and a Beast

The R1T can haul five tons, conquer brutal off-road trails and sprint to 60 miles an hour in a blink. And about that Camp Kitchen tucked inside …

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Rivian, the Electric-Truck Maker, Closes with a Big Gain After Its I.P.O.

The electric-vehicle maker, backed by Amazon and Ford, ended its first day of trading valued at $86 billion, though its deliveries so far total 156.

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Supply Chain Crisis Has New Car Buyers Turning to Backup Options

Amid a shortage of new cars, many buyers have been forced to kick the tires of overlooked models and brands.

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Rivian, an Electric Vehicle Start-Up, Reveals Large Losses in its I.P.O. Filing

The company, which is backed by Amazon and Ford, is seeking to sell shares in one of the biggest initial public offerings of the year.

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Lordstown Motors Will Work With Foxconn, a Contract Manufacturer

The deal could result in the sale of the struggling automaker’s Ohio factory to Foxconn. Lordstown is under federal investigation and needs more cash to mass-produce an electric pickup truck.

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Ford Will Build 4 Factories in a Big Electric Vehicle Push

The automaker and a supplier will spend $11.4 billion on three battery factories and a truck plant, creating 11,000 jobs.

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The Mighty Pickup Slims Down

Small trucks from Ford and Hyundai are joining a growing field of electric models as America’s go-to vehicle adapts to an evolving market.

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Ford Motor Shows Signs of Revival Under Jim Farley

Analysts credit the new chief executive, Jim Farley, with energizing the automaker, which still faces challenges.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Is a Major New E.V. Contender

If it sells well, an electric version of the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. could help accelerate the move to electric vehicles.

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Lordstown Motors Shares Plunge as Investors See Problems

Lordstown Motors said it would start producing and selling electric pickup trucks this year, but there is little evidence it is ready to do so. Its stock has tumbled from a high of about $30 last year to around $8.

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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.

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Three Electric S.U.V.s With Tesla in Their Sights

Test-driving Volkswagen’s ID.4, Ford’s Mustang Mach-E and Volvo’s XC40 Recharge: The green turf where Tesla has dominated for so long is poised to grow crowded.

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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.

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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.

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Driver Charged in Crash That Killed 8 Immigrants in Texas

An Austin man who led a trooper on a chase that exceeded 100 m.p.h. faces a maximum term of life in prison if convicted, U.S. prosecutors said.

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8 Immigrants Killed in Border City Crash

The victims were riding in a pickup truck that was being chased by the police when it collided head-on with another pickup near Del Rio, Texas, the authorities said.

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Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker

Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.

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Tesla Might Finally Have Some Competition. From Ford.

Traditional automakers have struggled to sell electric cars. That could change as Ford, Volkswagen and others introduce new models.

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An S.U.V.? Ferrari Sees the Writing on the Road

The Purosangue, whose details remain closely held, will be out next year. But the carmaker’s evolving lineup, too, points to a (slightly) more inclusive approach.

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The Pandemic Sank Auto Sales. Vaccines Could Bring Buyers Back.

Carmakers say new models should also help lift the industry in 2021, after a 15 percent decline in its slowest year since it recovered from the Great Recession.

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9 Killed in Head-On Crash in Fresno County, Calif., Police Say

The 28-year-old driver of an S.U.V. and all eight occupants of a pickup were killed, including seven young people, the California Highway Patrol said.

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The S.U.V.-ification of Everything Comes to Classic British Marques

Aston Martin and Bentley are the latest to press further into the sport utility market, where Land Rover made its name and is still riding high.

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Putting the Sport Back in S.U.V.s, 2 Jeep Rivals Sell the Off-Grid Life

The Ford Bronco and the Land Rover Defender revive two legendary lineages with models that can handle trails as well as grocery store runs.

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Looking to Buy a Used Car in the Pandemic? So Is Everyone Else

Eager to avoid public transit and Uber, and to save money, buyers are emptying dealerships.

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In Electric Car Market, It’s Tesla and a Jumbled Field of Also-Rans

Most traditional carmakers are struggling to produce and market electric vehicles even as Tesla sells hundreds of thousands of its luxury models.

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Electric Trucks Will Be True Signal of Electric Vehicle Era

Electric Hummers and Cybertrucks, as well as the next generation of S.U.V.s, will signal the arrival of the E.V. era in America if they start to sell in big numbers.

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