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EVs Have Given Asian Suppliers Unrivaled Industrial Might

Seen by some as a moral imperative, electrification is swiftly changing the dynamics of the automotive industry. While automakers spend billions of dollars developing EVs and securing the necessary partners, many are becoming dependent on a handful of companies in Asia for the all-important battery cells needed to power the damn... go to Article >

Report: Japan May Ban Internal Combustion Vehicles Next Decade

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The Japan Broadcasting Corporation, better known as NHK, reported that the island nation is considering banning new internal combustion engine cars by the mid-2030s this week. While we will continue to maintain that such an effort seems... read more

Honda’s Newest Product: Blind-spot Monitoring for Children

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While every other developed nation has been struggling unsuccessfully to catch up, Japan remains ground zero for adorable robots and Honda is continuing the trend with its new traffic-safety gizmo. Intended to advise young children on how to... read more

Rare Rides: The 1995 Mazda Lantis V6 Type R, Don’t Call it 323

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Today’s Rare Ride comes to us courtesy of commenter Bumpy ii, who linked this imported JDM Mazda on the Thunderbird Rare Ride posted a few weeks ago. Let’s check out a compact five-door liftback with a very small V6. In the late Eighties, Mazda... read more

Is the Auto Aftermarket Healthy? SEMA Says Yes

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  SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, has released its Fall 2020 State of the Industry report, which denotes the health of the automotive aftermarket despite the disruption caused by COVID-19. This report provides companies with the... read more

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner – November Ford Sales Are Up

1 Day ago Motors Source: Thetruthaboutcars.com

Ford Super Duty sales increased by 7.5 percent in November, while the F-series sold 713,325 trucks, 195,000 more than Chevrolet and GMC combined to capture the title of America’s best-selling pickup for the 44th straight year. Meanwhile, the Ford... read more

VW Ends Racing Operations, Sends Team to Build EVs

1 Day ago Motors Source: Thetruthaboutcars.com

Do you ever get the feeling that everything even remotely fun and interesting is being thrown on the pyre of progress so we can collectively live safer, duller lives? Case in point, Volkswagen is dismantling its racing operations so the 169... read more

Volvo CEO Says Governments Should Just Ban Gasoline Powered Cars

1 Day ago Motors Source: Thetruthaboutcars.com

Volvo Cars’ chief executive, Håkan Samuelsson, believes a ban on gasoline-driven vehicles would be a more effective way to force groups to go electric than continuing to offer subsidies on battery-powered automobiles. The announcement comes as... read more

Speed On: 178 MPH Jaguar F-PACE SVR for 2021 Rolls Out

1 Day ago Motors Source: Thetruthaboutcars.com

Zero to sixty in 3.8 seconds, or 0.3 seconds faster than the outgoing version, the 2021 Jaguar F-PACE SVR is also said to be 2 mph faster, with a top speed of 178 mph. The real question is where outside of Iredell County, North Carolina, scene of... read more

Rare Rides: The 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX Coupe, Economy From Long Ago

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There were precisely two generations of the Nissan Pulsar sold on North American shores, and we’ve covered the latter previously in an absolutely excellent NX Sportbak from 1988. Today’s Rare Ride is a final-year 1986 example of the first... read more

Opinion: Infiniti is Headed Nowhere Fast, and Needs an Entirely Different Approach

1 Day ago Motors Source: Thetruthaboutcars.com

After teasing, promises, and COVID-related delays, the Infiniti QX55 debuted a few weeks ago, as Infiniti eagerly drew direct comparisons between their new “classy” successor and the departed FX35/45. You might remember that shapely SUV headed to... read more

Elon Musk Says EVs Will Double World’s Need for Electricity

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While electric automobiles have numerous advantages over internal combustion vehicles, we’ve often wondered when their disadvantages would be offset to a point that would make sense to have them become the dominant mode of transportation. While... read more