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Lynk & Co CEO believes his company is best suited for an economic downturn

Lynk & Co, the subsidiary of Geely that offers a unique approach to car ownership in Europe and Asia, is a fast growing brand winning over young buyers. New cars can be expensive, but Lynk & Co’s subscription model is unlike anything else in the industry. Lynk & Co CEO Alain Visser sat down with […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/6/2023
Ford Mustang Mach-E prices slashed by thousands for 2023

If you’re looking to get your hands on a new electric vehicle, there’s some great news coming out of Dearborn. To meet customer demand, on Monday, Ford announced it’s increasing production of the popular and generally excellent Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV, but that’s not all. The Blue Oval is also reducing the price of this […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/3/2023
Ford partners with Red Bull Powertrains to build electrified F1 racing engines

After more than 20 years Ford is going racing again… Formula 1 racing, that is. On Friday, the Dearborn-based automaker announced it’s partnering with Red Bull Powertrains to develop a “next-gen hybrid power unit.” A long-term deal, this strategic partnership will supply powertrains to the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams starting in […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/3/2023
Prototype Mercedes-Benz eSprinter traveled nearly 300 miles on a charge, had range to spare

Mercedes-Benz is developing a new version of its all-electric eSprinter. The battery-powered van is set to officially debut early next year, but in the lead up to this unveiling, the German automaker announced on Wednesday that it subjected a prototype eSprinter to a demanding real-world range test, driving from Stuttgart to Munich and back again. […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/2/2023
Mercedes-Benz GLE family gains new plug-in hybrid model: 2024 GLE 400e 4Matic

On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz announced significant updates to its GLE utility vehicle. For the 2024 model year, enhancements have been made to this SUV’s capability, exterior design and interior, but the biggest news is the introduction of the new GLE 400e 4Matic, which is a plug-in hybrid. SEE ALSO: GM secures domestic lithium for 1 million […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/2/2023
GM secures domestic lithium for 1 million EVs per year

Lithium. We’re going to need a whole bunch of this stuff in the coming years if vehicle electrification takes off the way automakers are planning. To secure its access to this critical material, on Tuesday, GM announced it’s working with Lithium Americas to develop Nevada’s Thacker Pass mine, supposedly the largest source of lithium yet […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/2/2023
Polestar, Luminar expand Lidar partnership to include Polestar 5

The Polestar 5 is set to unleash the power of long-range Lidar technology as Polestar and Luminar expand their collaboration. Their existing partnership has resulted in the Polestar 3 being outfitted with Luminar’s cutting-edge Lidar technology, and configurations with this innovative technology are now able to be ordered. This four-door GT is expected to launch […]

by Jason Siu
Last Updated: 2/2/2023
2024 Toyota Grand Highlander teased again, shows off adult-friendly third-row seat

What’s better than a canyon? That’s right, the Grand Canyon. How could you settle for a run-of-the-mill tour when you could instead go on a grand tour? Why drive a standard Highlander when Toyota is set to introduce the new Grand Highlander? Ahead of this upsized SUV’s unveiling on Feb. 8 in conjunction with the […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/2/2023
Nissan unveils physical version of Max-Out convertible concept

On Wednesday, Nissan unveiled a physical version of its all-electric Max-Out concept vehicle that debuted in virtual form back in November of 2021 when the automaker’s Nissan Ambition 2030 plan was announced. The adventurous looking design study will be on display in all its glory at the company’s monthlong Nissan Futures showcase at its global […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/1/2023
New battery impact detection sensor offers new levels of granularity

Battery packs are the biggest, heaviest and most expensive component in an electric vehicle. For many reasons, if one of these energy reservoirs gets struck or impacted while driving, it’s critical to know where and how severe the damage is. Helping with this, supplier company Continental has developed a new battery impact detection sensor that’s […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 2/1/2023