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The High-Stakes Race to Build More Ventilators 2020-04-02 16:13:35The US is short of ventilators to help Covid-19 patients breathe. Ford, GM, and satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit are trying to fill the gap.

Trump Eases the Way for More Gas Guzzlers  2020-04-01 08:00:00The administration reversed Obama-era rules that set strict fuel-economy standards, setting up a fight with states including California.

The Cargo Industry’s Quest to Curb Carbon-Belching Ships 2020-04-01 06:00:00Container ships burn some of the dirtiest fuel there is and spew out huge amounts of greenhouse gas. But the business is poised for a dramatic shift.

Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the 2020-04-01 06:00:00Can the automotive upstart break America’s addiction to carbon-spewing pickups and SUVs? With Amazon on its side, it might have a chance.

To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel—and Get on 2020-04-01 06:00:00Some environmentally conscious people are trying to give up flying. For some trips, there's a great, cleaner alternative: It's called a train.

How Airlines Are Trying to Boost Efficiency and 2020-04-01 06:00:00Winglets. Better engines. Lighter materials. The industry is trying everything it can. But the best fix for the planet would be for us to stop flying

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars 2020-04-01 06:00:00San Francisco's MTA boss Jeff Tumlin is one of a new breed of planner trying to kick cars out of the city. That's good for business, good for people

The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work 2020-03-30 08:00:00Workers want more compensation and better protection against illness from companies that don't consider them employees.

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need 2020-03-30 07:00:00Bus and train systems are trimming schedules amid plummeting ridership and mounting losses. But riders are being forced to choose between health and f

A Hospital Train, DIY Face Shields, and More 2020-03-29 09:00:00The French repurpose a high-speed TGV to ferry coronavirus patients,  while engineers and automakers step up to help those on the medical front l

A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge 2020-03-29 09:00:00Beta Technologies' prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.

BMW's i4 Electric Concept Comes With a Hans 2020-03-28 09:00:00To fill the aural vacuum left by the disappearance of the engine, BMW brought in a ringer. 

Motor Trend

AM General Loses Humvee Lawsuit Against ‘Call of New! 2020-04-03 20:01:07The Humvee is an iconic military vehicle that has been at the center of many conflicts the world over the past 30 years or so. It’s also been at

Tesla’s Next Autopilot Feature? Traffic Light Recognition and New! 2020-04-03 18:25:53If you go to Tesla’s website to order a car today, you’ll find that a new upcoming feature for the brand’s Full Self-Driving Capabil

Century Club! Mazda Launches Special 100th Anniversary Models New! 2020-04-03 17:15:53It’s hard to believe Mazda’s been building cars for 100 years. Wait, it hasn’t. Then what’s all this talk about Mazda’s

14 Vehicles With the Longest Running Nameplates New! 2020-04-03 16:15:00A Look at America's Oldest Surviving Model Names The post 14 Vehicles With the Longest Running Nameplates appeared first on MotorTrend.

The RS 3 Nardo Edition Is a Faster New! 2020-04-03 15:30:43The pocket-rocket Audi RS 3 is about to get even sharper performance. The Audi RS 3 Nardo edition reaches a greater top speed than the standard model,

It Feels Like a Billion Years Ago, But New! 2020-04-03 14:55:41What we thought was wild, way back in those innocent days before the coronavirus pandemic, seems a bit strange today. Take NASCAR, for example—r

Jeep VIASA Vans and Trucks Are Awesome Spanish New! 2020-04-03 14:30:51When is a classic Jeep not a classic Jeep? When it’s an Ebro! Or a VIASA! Or, well, any one of these unusual sorta-Jeeps built under license in

Cadillac’s 500-HP-Plus Blackwing V-8 Engine May Live to New! 2020-04-03 13:25:32The Cadillac CT6 won’t live to see the 2021 model year in the United States, but the limited-production CT6-V model’s twin-turbo 4.2-liter

1999 Acura NSX Zanardi Edition Is the Lightweight, New! 2020-04-03 12:19:20Prices have skyrocketed for ’90s Japanese supercars in recent years, making what were once attainable dream cars significantly less so. MkIV Toy

How To Maintain a Battery-Electric Vehicle New! 2020-04-03 11:21:51More than 50 years before Carl Benz applied for his 1886 patent for a “vehicle powered by a gas engine,” Scottish inventor Robert Anderson

Friday Night Watch Party: Join NASCAR Driver Corey 2020-04-02 19:55:11If you haven’t seen the MotorTrend original streaming series, “NASCAR ALL IN: Battle for Dayton”, and taken a revelatory inside look

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Appears to Be 2020-04-02 19:05:45Yesterday we we reported that the legendary Mustang Mach 1 nameplate might be making a comeback in 2021. We think the Mach 1 will be a run-out sp

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Toyo Tire inks agreement with JAOS New! 2020-04-03 08:37:00Toyo Tire has signed a partnership agreement with automotive components manufacturer, JAOS.

China extends NEV subsidies as market begins recovery New! 2020-04-03 08:22:00The Chinese government has decided not to withdraw subsidies for new energy vehicles at the end of 2020 as planned to help stimulate demand, according

Indonesia sales down slightly in February New! 2020-04-03 08:12:00New vehicle sales in Indonesia declined by just 2.6% to 79,573 units in February 2020 from already weak year earlier sales of 81,684 units despite the

COVID-19 poses threat to shared mobility providers in New! 2020-04-03 07:19:00Reports from India suggest the burgeoning shared mobility services sector is emerging as a big loser in the current COVID-19 crisis and is also dentin

Taiwan sales continue to rebound in March New! 2020-04-03 07:11:00Taiwan's new vehicle market continued to shrug off the growing global threat of the COVID19 coronavirus in March 2020 with sales jumping by over

EV companies team to form ChargeUp Europe New! 2020-04-03 06:26:00Electric vehicle charging infrastructure sector companies are collaborating to form a new alliance known as ChargeUp Europe, supporting the roll out o

Honda to use GM EV platform, batteries and New! 2020-04-03 06:22:00General Motors and Honda have agreed to jointly develop two new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM's highly flexible global EV platform powered

World's biggest motor show is back on New! 2020-04-03 06:11:00The world's biggest motor show in even numbered years is back on, the biennial event in Beijing having been delayed from its original dates in April.

Michelin brings forward Dundee plant closure New! 2020-04-03 05:26:00Michelin is advancing the closure of its Dundee factory in Scotland from June this year, with the site not restarting production when coronavirus rest

Italy - Fiat fewer than 500 cars ahead New! 2020-04-03 05:20:00Due to the sudden collapse of sales, the Italian market's leading brand was only 478 vehicles ahead of Volkswagen in March, a month when the overall

COVID-19 hits US like a hurricane New! 2020-04-03 05:16:00As one who has ridden out a hurricane or two, March bore an eerie resemblance to the biggest storms.

Recticel temporarily stops European activities 2020-04-03 04:42:00Recticel has temporarily stopped its European automotive activities, although it notes business in China is progressively returning to pre-coronavirus

Automotive News Breaking

FCA postpones shareholders' meeting to late June New! 2020-04-03 17:43:29The automaker said delaying the annual meeting, which was scheduled for April 16, would result in the postponement of a resolution on its $1

Hyundai extends expiring warranties to June 30 New! 2020-04-03 17:17:32In response to concerns over servicing vehicles while also maintaining social distancing, the automaker is giving customers more time to get service w

Cash for clunkers overseer backs new 'lifeline' for New! 2020-04-03 12:33:50Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who oversaw the Cars Allowance Rebate System in 2009, supports a sequel if the auto industry, lawmakers an

Ford CEO compensation falls to $17.3M in 2019 New! 2020-04-03 11:23:17The automaker's top executives hit only 54 percent of performance targets in a year when CEO Jim Hackett said execution was "simply not nearly good

GM's Q1 China vehicle sales drop 43% as New! 2020-04-03 10:08:23Sales of the Chevrolet brand fell 55 percent for the latest quarter in the world's largest auto market, while sales of the no-frills b

Ford extends Europe production pause New! 2020-04-03 08:27:58Ford's production restart plans depend on the coronavirus pandemic situation, national restrictions, supplier constraints and the ability of dealersh

AutoNation lays off 7,000, slashes exec pay as New! 2020-04-03 06:41:45The largest U.S. dealership group will also postpone $50 million in capital expenditures and cut advertising spending by half as it confronts the effe

This is the wrong time to revise PSA-FCA New! 2020-04-03 06:23:47The coronavirus crisis shows that the deal makes more sense than ever. But with sales in free fall and markets on a roller coaster, the most urgent ta

Fiat to start three Italian sites immediately after New! 2020-04-03 05:59:56Despite Italy's lowest death toll from coronavirus in six days on Wednesday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said a national lockdown in place since Ma

GM rolls out safety protocols at ventilator plant 2020-04-02 20:48:22The measures being adopted at an Indiana factory may form a blueprint for health and safety protocols at the rest of the company's plants once the au

Tesla, behind new Model Y, sets Q1 sales 2020-04-02 17:46:31With healthy output and demand for the new Model Y, Tesla's first-quarter global deliveries rose 40 percent to 88,400, a record for the period and we

GM to co-develop EVs for Honda 2020-04-02 17:19:54Honda will design the interior and exterior for the two vehicles, which will use GM's global EV platform, be assembled at GM plants in North America

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