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(BPT) - Without question, Americans’ relationship with vehicles turned a new direction over the last year and a half, and it is evolving yet again. As vaccination rates increase, restrictions ease and a sense of “normalcy” returns, new research revealed trends in the way drivers view, depend…

A plug-in hybrid doesn't see gender, but there's no question that men generally dominate the auto industry. That's one reason Volvo Cars (Volvo) and Bogi Lateiner have partnered to bring a custom-built plug-in hybrid Volvo PV544 with 415 horsepower to the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Asso…

(BPT) - Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transportation, offering a fun to drive alternative to traditional gas-fueled cars as well as lower maintenance costs. Almost every major automaker is introducing new electric models – from SUVs and trucks to sports cars and motorcycles – pro…

The European Union (EU) announced sweeping new plans to address the effects of climate change, outlining new goals that could affect almost every sector of its economy—most starkly in its automotive sector. Among the most dramatic is its goal of banning the sale of vehicles equipped with an …

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

(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…

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…

(BPT) - Thinking about selling or trading in your old ride? It can be hard to say goodbye but consider this: used cars are currently in high demand and your pre-loved pal could be worth more than you think. As you prepare to sell your car, there are a few easy steps to follow to ensure you’r…

(BPT) - You don't have to splurge on a brand-new vehicle to sport a new look while traveling down the road this summer. The automotive aftermarket offers a variety of products and accessories that can be used to transform the appearance of any vehicle quickly, easily and affordably.

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