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Inside Volkswagen’s big ID.Buzz bet

Volkswagen is betting big on the upcoming ID.Buzz electric van. With availability of the vehicle still a year out, the automaker is counting on years of pent-up anticipation to not only sell the bus s

Volkswagen targets cool with a new American-sized ID.Buzz

It’s been far too long and yet you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. After years of impatient waiting, the U.S. version of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz finally made its debut Thursday in Hu

Why Halo is betting on a remote-operated car-sharing service

Driverless cars are often marketed as a safe and convenient means of travel that allows customers to watch movies, scroll through TikTok or nap — all without worrying about taking over control. Whet

First drive: The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is the perfect vehicle for chaos

The Hummer is and always will be, a study in extravagance. GM reviving a brand that was the target of the eco-conscious in an earlier life displays the type of hubris that usually comes from Tesla. Br

Why Cruise is making its own chips, and a lot more besides

Cruise never planned to make its own silicon. But in the quest to commercialize robotaxis — and make money doing it — those never-planned pursuits can suddenly seem a lot more appealing. Cruise re

EVs reigned during Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week — still the most exclusive automotive event on the calendar — concluded Sunday with the 71st running of its pinnacle display, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. But as antiq

In an EV world, Lamborghini knows it can’t rely on power alone

EV acceleration hit a new and interesting phase at the Monterey Car Week event that wrapped Sunday. Kia, (yeah Kia) showed up at the typically ultra-luxe affair with its EV6 GT, a new performance trim

Kindred Motorworks puts a modern spin on vintage car restomods

Owners of vintage cars know the deal. The “project” is never done and driving an old vehicle means dealing with mechanical failures, encroaching rust, old wiring shorting out and the continual hit

Polestar CEO sees value in EVs, even when they’re parked

In its five years as a standalone automaker, Polestar has placed into production two vehicles and announced the delivery schedule of four additional vehicles. The latest, the Polestar 6, is an electri

Acura’s vision for EVs is an SUV concept inspired by F1 and luxury Italian power boats

Acura is preparing for the EV future in the same way most other automakers are planning out their transition to electric car manufacturers, with an SUV. The awkwardly named Acura Precision EV Concept

Zoox robotaxi with supercar DNA rolls toward SF, Vegas, Seattle streets

The Zoox robotaxi has more in common with a supercar than you think. Look past the Zoox’s breadbox-shaped exterior and inside is the same carbon fiber cabin that can be found in a McLaren. “Yes, w

Elon Musk and Tesla need a Tim Cook

At some point, every company needs a Tim Cook. Today, that company is Tesla.

Lamborghini is still figuring out its first EV

Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelmann has no time for celebration, despite being at the helm of an automaker that posted an all-time sales record for 2021 — a milestone driven by demand fo

Lamborghini’s NFT scheme includes real-world space treasures

Lamborghini is dipping its supercar toe into the non-fungible token pool. But unlike the primate-based computer-designed Twitter avatars that have come to represent the NFT community, the automaker is

Here’s what happened when Mercedes-AMG got its hands on the all-electric EQS

First, there was the dense fog. Then there was the snow. But inclement weather couldn’t put a damper on the AMG iterations of Mercedes’ flagship EV or its latest generation SL. Performance

BMW combines M legacy and rock star aesthetic into a quick V8 hybrid SUV

BMW couldn’t mark the 50th anniversary of its high-performance M division with any ol’ concept vehicle. Instead, the German automaker tapped into a rock star aesthetic that would make Davi

What the Mini’s electric future looks like

The Mini, the diminutive and unexpectedly fun to drive car born out of the late 1950s fuel crisis in the U.K., is undergoing another revolution. This time, it’s being driven by climate change an

How BMW plans to corner the US scooter market with its all-electric CE 04

A weird thing has happened in the past two years. After years of decline, motorcycle and scooter sales have bounced back. That’s good news for BMW’s Motorrad division and its latest electr

Voltaiq is helping companies like Mercedes-Benz keep their EVs on the road

The Chevy Bolt recall was a huge and expensive setback for GM — and arguably the broader EV market. The sheer number of vehicles — about 141,000 — highlighted the fact that neither battery cell

First drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance offers unbridled and pricey fun

Let’s not discuss the Mustang Mach-E’s name. Not the Mach-E portion, the other part — the lineage of the pony car slapped onto an electric SUV. Those arguments are over. People have
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