AAA study: EV range falls while carrying heavy loads

AAA study: EV range falls while carrying heavy loads

“Range anxiety remains a top reason consumers are hesitant to switch from gasoline-powered vehicles to EVs,” said Woodland. “While this study may raise concerns, it’s worth remembering that excess weight reduces fuel economy in gas-powered vehicles, too.” Gasoline-powered vehicles perform more efficiently at highway speeds, while EVs thrive in urban driving conditions because of regenerative…

Stellantis manufacturing footprint might be at risk over battery-plant dispute

Stellantis manufacturing footprint might be at risk over battery-plant dispute

The future of Stellantis’ auto manufacturing footprint in Canada is ultimately at stake in the dispute between the automaker and Ottawa over funding for the $5-billion battery-cell plant in Windsor, Ont. “Stellantis has made it very clear that the plant is at the epicenter of its electric vehicle blueprint,” Unifor National President Lana Payne told…

Cars That Aren’t Soul-Sucking Crossovers Might Be Making a Comeback

Cars That Aren’t Soul-Sucking Crossovers Might Be Making a Comeback

Cars Might Be Making a Comeback Over SUVsDW Burnett/Puppyknuckles Cars have won back market share over SUVs, crossovers, and trucks for the first time in years, Automotive News reports. Sedans, coupes, convertibles, hatchbacks, and sports cars represented 21.4 percent of the 3.6 million new passenger vehicles sold in the US in the first quarter of…

Bosch and Plus unveil driver-assist truck tech at ACT Expo

Bosch and Plus unveil driver-assist truck tech at ACT Expo

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Global supplier Bosch and trucking technology company Plus are working together to develop and deploy advanced driver-assistance features, the companies said Monday at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. The new system combines Plus’ predictive 360-degree sensors and assisted driving tools such as merge handling and suggested lane change with Bosch’s hardware and…

Expert Insights: The Implications of Rising Interest Rates

Expert Insights: The Implications of Rising Interest Rates

Q: Are we about to enter a period where incentives become necessary? If so, what kinds of incentives? Zero interest loans? Longer loan terms? Cash-back incentives? Wadeson: As it stands, buyers are contending with a whole host of factors: Higher gasoline prices, rising maintenance and insurance costs, and increasing vehicle prices and financing costs, all…