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Slowly but surely, Volvo Cars (Volvo) is getting out of the combustion engine business. Marking a significant step in that transition, Volvo and its parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely), announced a corporate shift this week to create Aurobay. This stand-alone joint venture will fo…

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According to a recent Reuters report, financial giant Citi is working with Volkswagen (VW) to bring in a co-investor to Electrify America (EA), the electric vehicle (EV) charging station network that is currently wholly owned by the German automaker. The deal is said to be worth about $1 billion.

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Volkswagen has announced its first significant over-the-air (OTA) update for its ID family of electric vehicles on its path to becoming a software-oriented mobility provider. According to the company, the ID.2.3 software update will bring extensive improvements across a broad range of existi…

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Volvo Cars (Volvo) closed out June with a globally broadcast Tech Moment event featuring wide-ranging discussions about its future goals and how it plans to achieve them. Volvo positioned itself as a technology company about to take significant leaps forward in computerization, electrificati…

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Volvo Cars’ (Volvo) Ridgeville, South Carolina, facility will be the automaker’s first assembly plant to build only electric vehicles (EVs), ahead of its factories in Europe and China, the company has announced. This is in advance of the automaker’s stated goal of becoming an all-electric ca…

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Volvo's longstanding focus on safety is not changing, even though the automaker is shifting its powertrain portfolio to more and more electric vehicles. Volvo announced Thursday that its upcoming fully electric flagship SUV, to be revealed in 2022, will come with LiDAR sensors and an autonom…

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Like virtually every other automaker, Audi is planning to transition to an electric lineup. The timing for this change hasn’t been clear, but now Automotive News reports that the final new Audi model equipped with an internal combustion engine (ICE) will be the 2026 Q8 flagship SUV. Thereaft…

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(StatePoint) If you’re in the market for a new or used car… you’re not in luck. According to CarGurus, the average price of a used car in mid-May of 2021 was over $25,000, nearly $5,000 more than the previous year. The inflated prices are largely due to a global automotive microchip shortage…

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As a critical step in the rollout of its fleet-wide electrification plan, Volvo Cars (Volvo) has announced a 50/50 joint venture with Swedish battery company, Northvolt. The partnership's focus is the development and production of more sustainable batteries to power both Volvo and Polestar e…

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(BPT) - Cooper Tire is hosting “Driven to Perform” — a nationwide garage band contest in partnership with legendary rocker Alice Cooper. Cooper Tire and Alice Cooper teamed up to scour the nation and identify three talented American garage bands — Suspect208, South of Eden and Ashland. Fans …

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(NewsUSA) - Most people understand the importance of protecting their skin from the sun, and how the ultraviolet (UV) radiation can damage skin and eyes over years of exposure. However, many people don't consider themselves exposed to the sun while driving.

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(BPT) - After a house, a car is likely the second-largest purchase most Americans will ever make. While it’s often easy to feel confident in smaller, everyday buys — like a new pair of shoes or takeout from your favorite restaurant — bigger purchases, like a car, can leave you second-guessin…

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(NewsUSA) - Do you remember having your fingers slammed in the car door as a kid? Or maybe you were scolded by your parents for scratching the car next to you when the wind blew the door open. How about seeing someone balance on one leg trying to pry a heavy door open while holding four groc…

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(StatePoint) Social distancing guidelines across the country have made visiting a conventional movie theater difficult, if not impossible. However, what was once a relic of the past has now become an innovation in entertainment, the drive-in movie theater.