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Interest in EVs and low-carbon fuels is growing, Consumer Reports says

The 2022 survey says 14 percent of the respondents interested in EVs indicated they would definitely buy or lease an EV — a 10-point increase from the 2020 survey......»»

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VinFast partners with ProLogium on solid-state EV batteries

Vietnamese automaker VinFast has signed a deal with Taiwanese solid-state battery maker ProLogium to secure EV batteries starting from 2024. VinFast expects to launch its first EVs in the U.S. this year......»»

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Elon Musk grieved with crash victim’s dad. Now Tesla faces him in court

A week-long jury trial set to begin in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the first for the company over a fatal accident involving one of its electric cars......»»

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Slow progress made on microchip shortage as delivery times fall in June

Lead times -- a closely watched gap between when a semiconductor is ordered and when it is delivered -- averaged 27 weeks last month, compared with 27.1 weeks in May......»»

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What past and current 40 Under 40 honorees are looking for in their careers

Dealership leaders honored since the 40 Under 40 program began in 2012 say they value mentorship and professional development and consider pay and work-life balance among the top factors that affect their job satisfaction......»»

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Rivian ramps up deliveries to 4,467 EVs in Q2

Rivian said it built 4,401 vehicles in the second quarter at its plant in Normal, Ill., up from 2,553 vehicles in the previous quarter......»»

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VW, Skoda ending output at Russian plant, union says

GAZ's factory in Nizhny Novgorod is not getting enough parts to continue assembling cars for the German automaker, a union official said......»»

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New Automotive Hall of Fame exhibit to recognize African American contributions to industry

The exhibit and educational program will explore how mobility, vehicle ownership and roadways have impacted Black communities in Detroit, throughout the country and around the world.....»»

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Tesla pauses output in Germany, China after ending shaky quarter, reports say

Tesla will use the break at its plant near Berlin to refine production processes, such as cutting the time each car spends at manufacturing stations......»»

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Michigan allocates $130 million for new EV training center

The state appropriation will fund "the construction of and programming for" the center, which will be operated by the University of Michigan, according to a copy of the bill......»»

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Group 1 completes sale of Brazilian operations

Group 1 CEO Earl Hesterberg has said the Houston-based public dealership group faced difficulties in growing the Brazil operations......»»

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Why the FTC is issuing car dealer rules now

The FTC already can take legal action if dealerships violate the federal prohibition on unfair or deceptive acts or practices. But the government's path to catching violations becomes easier if a behavior is specifically defined as illegal in a.....»»

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Automotive News LinkedIn Live: Retail career advancement

Bring your questions to a conversation with past 40 Under 40 honorees about professional development, mentorship and employee satisfaction......»»

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Musk meets Pope Francis, breaks 10-day silence on Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and four of his children met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday. Musk then broke 10 days of silence on Twitter to share a photo of the audience......»»

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Jaguar Land Rover"s Bespoke ordering program boosts profit, satisfaction at Land Rover Princeton

The New Jersey dealership has grown its Bespoke orders to about 5 percent of sales of Range Rovers. Sales staff begin the process about six months before leases end......»»

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Tesla target of new lawsuit that claims racial abuse against Black workers

The alleged harassment, which occurred mostly at Tesla's California factory, included using the n-word and such terms as 'slavery' or 'plantation' or making sexual comments such as 'likes booty,' the lawsuit said......»»

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Toyota exhausts U.S. tax credits for EV purchasers

The company said Friday that it sold 3,876 plug-in hybrid and electric cars in June. The U.S. allows automakers to offer a $7,500 tax credit to buyers of fully or partly electric cars, but only up to 200,000 per company......»»

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Ford simulator helps vehicles get to market quicker

The simulator, which helped bring the Maverick and F-150 Lightning to market, uses rFpro, a driving simulation software, and lidar by scanning roads to the millimeter to create an immersive experience for the driver......»»

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WirelessCar aims to speed development of connected-vehicle features

WirelessCar's ongoing work with Polestar showcases trip-specific and fleet-wide use cases of new features that rely on connected-vehicle data......»»

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GM tops Toyota; Nissan, Honda skid in Q2; Hyundai, Kia volume off 4th straight month on low inventory

The U.S. light-vehicle market, hampered by lean stockpiles, is expected to contract 7.5 percent to 12 percent in June, according to forecasts, with second-quarter deliveries projected to drop by double digits. June will also mark the 12th consecutive.....»»

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