Category: Automotive News

Hiltzik: How California beat Trump and the auto industry

On Aug. 17, California finalized its agreements with five major automakers aimed at upholding its stringent vehicle emissions standards against an effort by the Trump administration to roll the rules back.

In doing so, the state delivered an unmistakable warning to the rest of the auto industry: California’s rules are likely to remain in place, and if you’ve got brains, you’ll join us.

The state carefully crafted its agreements with Ford, Honda, BMW of North America, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo to keep them free from interference by the federal Environmental Protection Agency or anyone else in the Trump

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California subsidises more Shell hydrogen stations | Automotive Industry News

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded Shell Hydrogen a US$40.8m subsidy to support hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the state.

The grant, still subject to formal approval at a future CEC meeting will, if successful, help Shell install hydrogen refueling equipment at 48 existing retail stations, upgrade two current hydrogen stations and add light duty fueling dispensers and positions at an existing heavy duty truck station.

Toyota and Honda – who have in the past cooperated on a hydrogen refuelling station adjacent to their respective campuses in Torrance (Toyota has since moved almost all operations to Texas) have agreed to

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EVs changing California market regardless of mandate

The Tesla Model 3, despite being a “near-luxury” vehicle, had 59,514 sales last year, overtaking the Toyota Corolla, Honda Accord and Toyota RAV4, according to the California New Car Dealers Association. This year, Tesla launched a new electric crossover, the Model Y.

Even the Chevrolet Bolt, which has not been a big hit nationwide, was California’s No. 2 subcompact vehicle, with 8,239 sales last year — just shy of the Kia Soul. Other EVs among the top five in their segments: the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X and Nissan Leaf.

Karl Brauer, executive analyst at ISeeCars, noted that Newsom’s

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Automotive news, photos and videos – October 22nd 2020

Tesla Proves Analysts Wrong, Q3 2020 Earnings Report Exceeds Expectations

2020-10-22 / Instead of $0.67 per share and $8.4 billion in revenue, Tesla posted $0.76 per share and $8.7 billion in the third quarter of 2020

 

Taur, the Tough e-Scooter That’s a Class Above All Kickscooters
Taur, the Tough e-Scooter That’s a Class Above All Kickscooters

2020-10-22 / Taur is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, replaces the deck with foot pads for more stability, and has a powerful motor that will take you up any hill

 

This Luxury Watch Is Inspired by 1970s Race Cars and “Renegade Drivers”
This Luxury Watch Is Inspired by 1970s Race Cars and “Renegade Drivers”

2020-10-22 / If you’re into cars and want a unique timepiece, an independent

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Automotive news, photos and videos – October 20th 2020

Fake BMW M3 Touring Vs. M340i Touring Drag Race Is Hot Wagon on Wagon Action

2020-10-20 / As difficult as it seemingly is for some people to stomach the thought, BMW never made an M version for the F31 wagon, and yet here it is racing

 

Dylan O’Brien Recalls Being Run Over by Stunt Car on Maze Runner Set
Dylan O’Brien Recalls Being Run Over by Stunt Car on Maze Runner Set

2020-10-20 / Actor looks back on on-set accident from 4 years ago, says it “completely rewires and restructures the way you see your life”

 

Sleek Mercedes-Benz Supercar Could Make Competition Shiver If Real
Sleek Mercedes-Benz Supercar Could Make Competition Shiver If Real

2020-10-20 / Unfortunately, digital artist Rain Prisk is

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