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Volvo's work to remove fossil fuel from the steel used to produce its vehicles took another step forward this week with the introduction of what the company is calling the "world's first vehicle using fossil-free steel."

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Honda has announced plans to apply the next generation of its advanced suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies—Honda Sensing 360—to all new Honda and Acura models in the U.S. by 2030. (Honda)

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Honda has introduced its new Honda Sensing 360 advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) as the company’s latest step toward achieving zero traffic-collision fatalities by 2050. As its name implies, the system looks all around the vehicle—omnidirectionally—to eliminate blind spots and make i…

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The DreamDrive suite of ADAS in the new Lucid Air electric vehicle is supported by the company's proprietary Ethernet Ring, a high-speed data network enabling communication between crucial vehicle systems. (Lucid Motors)

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As California-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid rolls its first vehicles off the assembly line, the company has announced details of its all-encompassing and appropriately named advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) suite, DreamDrive. Lucid’s long-awaited flagship Air sedan benef…

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Volvo's next all-electric vehicle, the C40 Recharge, is now a real thing. Today, the company's second fully electric model started production in Ghent, Belgium, doubling the number of electric vehicle (EV) models Volvo makes at the facility. The other, of course, is the XC40 Recharge. Volvo …

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(BPT) - Are you using your child's car seat correctly? AAA Northern California and the National Safety Council are sharing new research that sheds light on the extent to which parents and caregivers in the U.S. are informed about car seat installation and use.

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Designed to ultimately enable hands-free driving in 95 percent of all driving scenarios, GM's Ultra Cruise technology eventually can be used on every paved road in the U.S. and Canada. (General Motors)

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General Motors (GM) has introduced Ultra Cruise, its next-generation Level 2 advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) that will allow the car to drive itself in 95 percent of all driving situations, the automaker claims.

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Architectural rendering of the completed first phase of GM’s Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, which will expand the company’s battery technology operations and accelerate development and commercialization of longer-range, more affordable electric vehicle batteries. (GM)

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Advancing its vision for all-electric mobility, General Motors (GM) has announced plans to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery facility to expand its sprawling battery technology operations further. The effort adds to the almost $5 billion GM has already invested in battery development…

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Geely Technology Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, aims to bring 5,000 of its E-Energee battery swapping stations online across China by 2025. (Zhejiang Geely Holding Group)

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Geely Technology Group has announced plans to roll out thousands of electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping stations across China in the coming years. The service, called E-Energee, opened its first station in Chongqing in September 2020. Ten additional stations have opened since, and accordi…

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(NewsUSA) -Imagine this. You are driving through a dark tunnel on a stormy night with the glare from rain and headlights making it difficult to see. What if your car could see for you and detect a motorcyclist who's waiting out the rain on the side of the road in the tunnel? Well, the good n…

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Cruise and Waymo, the self-driving subsidiaries of General Motors and Alphabet, Inc., have received permission from the State of California to offer driverless rides to passengers. (GM Cruise)

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Cruise and Waymo, the self-driving arms of General Motors and Alphabet, respectively, have been permitted to operate their autonomous electric vehicles (EVs) as ride-hailing conveyances on some California streets. The companies were also given the green light to charge fees for their autonom…

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(BPT) - Have you been wondering if an electric vehicle is right for you, especially as more models are rolling out from automakers? Living the electric vehicle lifestyle is fun and exciting, good for the environment, and even your wallet — but there are some key things to know, like understa…

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The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid will debut next year, offering an all-electric range of around 25 miles and 57 MPGe from its 17-kWh battery. (Jeep)

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The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV segment keeps getting more crowded. This week, Jeep unveiled details of the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe, the first-ever electrified Grand Cherokee.

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Production of the Lucid Air all-electric sedan has begun at the automaker's new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. (Lucid Motors)

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Lucid Motors has started production of customer-quality vehicles at its new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Deliveries of the new Lucid Air to customers begin in late October; the start-up electric vehicle (EV) maker says it has more than 13,000 reservations for the large luxury sedan. Luci…

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An all-new $5.6 billion mega campus in Stanton, Tenn., called Blue Oval City, will create approximately 6,000 new jobs and reimagine how electric vehicles and batteries are manufactured, Ford says. (Ford)

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Ford Motor Company has announced a historic $11.4 billion investment to develop and manufacture next-generation electric vehicles (EVs) in Tennessee and Kentucky. Partnering with battery-maker SK Innovation, the Blue Oval brand, as Ford is affectionately known, plans to build electric F-seri…

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(BPT) - Buying or leasing a new vehicle involves plenty of planning and consideration. You consider what features you’d like to add, like self-parking technology or heated seats. And you ask how your needs might be changing, which could mean moving from a compact to an SUV, or from gas to electric.

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BMW is targeting a range of 600 kilometers (373 miles) for its upcoming all-electric vehicles, such as the BMW i4 and the BMW iX. (BMW)

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Spend any amount of time talking with friends about electric vehicles (EVs), and the subject of range anxiety is almost guaranteed to come up. One tactic automakers have taken to minimize people's worry about running out of juice is simply to make EVs with larger batteries and increase the e…

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The 2021 VW ID.4 electric SUV was named a 2021 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its performance in the organization's battery of crash tests. (IIHS)

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV earned the highest-possible rating—Top Safety Pick+—for its performance in the organization's battery of crash tests.

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Honda has announced an initial annual sales target of 70,000 units for the Prologue SUV, the automaker’s first new volume battery-electric vehicle (BEV), when it goes on sale in 2024. (Honda)

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Honda has announced an initial sales goal of 70,000 units for the brand's first mainstream battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the Prologue SUV, when it goes on sale in 2024. Though pricing is unknown, the 70,000-unit sales target may be overly ambitious and perhaps an over-compensation, conside…

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For the first time in 15 years, Toyota unveiled a new version of its full-size pickup, the 2022 Toyota Tundra. The new Tundra features a new look, new technology, and more power.

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When a new automaker produces its first car for a paying customer, it's understandable that the company's founder and CEO would be proud enough to Tweet about it. But for Rivian leader RJ Scaringe, a simple Tweet was not enough. That's why he got behind the wheel and drove the first retail u…

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the 933-horsepower Lucid Air Dream Edition Range electric sedan with 19-inch wheels can travel up to 520 miles on a single charge, setting a new record for a production EV. (Lucid)

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It's unclear at what point electric vehicle (EV) critics will stop talking about range anxiety, but perhaps the first EV with a range of more than 500 miles will at least get them to temper their negativity. If so, the vehicle that will be responsible for their silence is the Lucid Air Dream…

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Using a modified Volvo FH commercial truck chassis, Swedish truck builder Futuricum, along with partners DPD Switzerland and tiremaker Continental, set a world record for the longest distance traveled (683 miles) by an electric truck. (Futuricum)

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Swiss truck builder and designer, Futuricum, and partners DPD Switzerland—an international shipping service—and tiremaker Continental have achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest distance traveled by an electric truck on a single charge. The record-setting vehicle, a modified Volv…

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Toyota and Honda are speaking out against a proposed tax-credit plan that increases the tax incentive for electric vehicles, but only if they are union-built. The plan, set for a vote by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee, would boost the current maximum federal tax credit up …

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The BMW i Vision Circular, manufactured from 100 percent secondary materials or renewable raw materials and 100 percent recyclable, shows how individual, sustainable, luxurious urban mobility could look in 2040, according to the automaker. (BMW)