Month: July 2022

This isn’t the first time we’ve reported that SONDORS is ready to deliver its Metacycle electric motorcycle to pre-order customers. But to be fair, it’s not the first time the Southern California-based company has said it was ready for deliveries. But now with photos of Metacycles purportedly in SONDORS’ domestic logistics facilities, the first bikes
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Volkswagen Group is bracing to pay higher prices for commodities as improving supply of semiconductors allows the automakers to increase production and start delivering cars to waiting customers. Sales have already ticked up “noticeably” in recent weeks as more chips have become available, VW said Thursday. With stockpiles of more cheaply sourced materials dwindling, restocking
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Jul 29, 2022 Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Josef Newgarden kept the focus simple all week. He ignored the cellphone, avoided social media and spent 48 hours resting, hopeful it would help him recover from the head injury he suffered last weekend and stay in the IndyCar championship hunt. Now all he needs is another strong
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What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Cadillac XT4? What does it compare to? The 2023 Cadillac XT4 is a small SUV that competes with the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.  Is the 2023 Cadillac XT4 a good SUV? Review continues below The 2023 Cadillac XT4 does well overall, with good acceleration and a comfortable
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The all-new Toyota bZ4x is an important vehicle for the car manufacturer and while customer deliveries only recently started, one example has been listed up for sale through Copart after getting into an accident. This particular bZ4x is painted bright red and when it was on the road, certainly would have made quite a bold
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The uncertainty of the global microchip shortage continued to eat away at many automakers’ profits in the second quarter, though some companies managed sizable increases in production and earnings. Most automakers that reported earnings last week said they expect better chip supplies in the second half of the year and remained profitable despite stubbornly low
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With one conspicuous omission, everything and everyone that moves on San Francisco’s streets fall under the purview of Jeffrey Tumlin. The director of transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is responsible for the city’s municipal railway, traffic engineering, bicycle and pedestrian safety, taxi regulations, accessibility and more. Yet Tumlin is a bystander with
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Next.e.GO Mobile, a German maker of compact electric vehicles, is going public through a merger with a blank-check firm to create a company valued at $913 million, including debt. The deal will provide e.GO with about $285 million of proceeds, assuming investors do not redeem their shares, according to a statement Thursday, confirming a Bloomberg
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9:25 PM ET Associated Press KENT, Wash. — Top Fuel leader Brittany Force closed qualifying at Pacific Raceways on Saturday by taking the No. 1 position in the NHRA Northwest Nationals. The event winner last week in Sonoma, California, Force had a 3.753-second run at 327.35 mph for her fifth No. 1 of the season
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Retail technology giant Reynolds and Reynolds Co. on Friday acquired Proton Dealership IT, which offers dealerships cybersecurity and information technology products and services. Reynolds, a Dayton, Ohio-based dealership management system provider, did not disclose a transaction price. Leaders of the two companies said they began speaking about a potential acquisition in March. Reynolds’ deal to
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Ford Motor (F) reported better-than-expected quarterly results after the closing bell Wednesday, and raised its dividend payout by 50%, helping send shares more than 6% higher in extended-hours trading. Total revenue of $40.2 billion exceeded the consensus estimate on FactSet of $36.87 billion. Adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes, or operating income) was $3.7
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MILAN — Italy’s Alfa Romeo will work on a new large-size car in the United States to be launched in 2027, the brand’s head Jean-Philippe Imparato said on Friday, adding however the group had not yet decided where to manufacture it. Imparato said the step was key to tailoring the design for overseas markets, helping
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2:50 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Alexander Rossi snapped a 49-race losing streak that dated all the way back to the 2019 IndyCar season by winning at one of his favorite tracks. Rossi won Saturday on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where his 2016 victory in the 100th running of the Indianapolis
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Canadian police announced this week that, following a multi-jurisdictional investigation, they have charged 28 people with 242 offenses related to a vehicle theft and resale ring in the province of Ontario. According to CBC, the Ontario Provincial Police have recovered 214 vehicles that all together are worth an estimated $12 million ($9.36 million USD at
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Buckeye Honda has worked to overcome inventory shortages by creating an interactive research hub where online shoppers can get an up-close look at a vehicle even if it’s not in stock. The Lancaster, Ohio, dealership deployed a virtual configurator on its site this spring called izmoEmporio that lets users personalize new Honda models with accessories
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11:19 PM ET Associated Press KENT, Wash. — Steve Torrence led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. Torrence had a 3.819-second run at 321.50 mph in the NHRA’s first event at the track since 2019. The four-time defending series champion is winless this season. “We were very pleased
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