To nobody’s surprise, 2020 was a rough year for the auto industry. Sales were noticeably lower than in previous years. However, experts predict that auto sales will be making a comeback this year.
In an effort to combat climate change, Uber announced that the ride-sharing company is calling on its drivers to switch to zero-emission electric vehicles (EV) by the year 2030. The company said its goal is to reach net-zero emissions within 10 years and become 100% emission-free by 2040.
Contemporary Amperex Technology (Catl) in China announced it is looking to roll out a new battery for electric vehicles (EVs) designed to last more than 1 million miles and up to 16 years. The company also stated that it will supply its batteries to Tesla, which helped develop the battery, as well as BMW, Daimler, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Continue reading “Will Longer Battery Life Mean More Older EVs on the Road?”
A report from ReportLinker showed that the global automotive airbag market is expected to grow to $71.8 billion by the year 2025. The firm said the growing market can be attributed to a number of factors, including technological advances in developing airbags, legislation mandating the installation of airbags in newer vehicles and “smart” airbags that come with sensors.
A consortium of electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, utility companies and private businesses has formed a new lobbying group called ZETA (Zero Emission Transportation Association), which seeks to have 100% of new car sales be EVs within 10 years.
ABC News reported that General Motors (GM) is recalling over 217,000 vehicles after it was found that some of the cars were missing bolts from their start-stop mechanisms. This may result in transmission oil leaking from the mechanism and causing the car to either stop moving or catch on fire.
After a two-year hiatus, Ford Motor Company has decided to release its U.S. monthly sales reports again. This was reported by Bloomberg and picked up by Automotive News.
Tesla has announced that it is reducing used-vehicle warranty coverage on its older Model S sedans and Model X crossovers after the original warranty expires. This comes a few days after the electric vehicle (EV) maker dropped its seven-day “no questions asked” return policy on its newly purchased cars.
A recent article from E&E News reported that Volkswagen, GM and Ford can no longer keep a secret: that they believe that vehicles that run on gas are no match for their battery-powered counterparts. Since making that admission, they must now find a way to promote the benefits of electric vehicles without alienating their customer base that still prefers cars with the good, old-fashioned internal combustion engine.
ABC News reported that the Chevrolet Bolt has been deemed a fire risk by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after the agency received complaints that the electric vehicle (EV) can catch fire. The probe covers almost 78,000 vehicles in the 2017-2020 model years.