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Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

By Tom Krisher | Jul 6, 2022

U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry.

Edmunds Compares: Audi E-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

Edmunds Compares: Audi E-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

By Alex Nishimoto, Edmunds | Jul 2, 2022

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS and the 2022 Audi e-tron GT are blazing the trail for a brand-new segment: The electric luxury sedan class. Which is right for you?

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

By Tom Krisher | Jun 30, 2022

The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary.

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

Jun 30, 2022

Nissan is recalling nearly 323,000 Pathfinder SUVs in the U.S. because the hoods can unexpectedly fly open and block the driver's view.

China's Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-Driving Cars

China's Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-Driving Cars

By Joe McDonald | Jun 29, 2022

Baidu is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with rival autonomous vehicle developers including Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise.

Siemens Investing in Volkswagen's Electrify America

Siemens Investing in Volkswagen's Electrify America

Jun 29, 2022

The German industrial company Siemens will invest more than $100 million in a network of electric vehicle charging stations in North America operated by Volkswagen.

Edmunds: 2022 BMW i4 Versus 2022 Polestar 2

Edmunds: 2022 BMW i4 Versus 2022 Polestar 2

By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | Jun 25, 2022

The BMW i4 is about the size of a 3 Series and offers an engaging driving experience. But there's another small EV also vying for your attention: The Polestar 2.

Toyota Recalls Electric Car for Faulty Wheel that May Detach

Toyota Recalls Electric Car for Faulty Wheel that May Detach

By Yuri Kageyama | Jun 24, 2022

Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker's ambitions to roll out electric cars.

Gas Prices Sting U.S. Workers who Depend on Their Cars

Gas Prices Sting U.S. Workers who Depend on Their Cars

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 23, 2022

Millions of Americans who rely on their cars for work are changing their habits, signing up for carpools or even ditching their cars for bicycles as gas prices recently hit $5 per gallon

Ford Pledges to Work with Community Near Future Factory

Ford Pledges to Work with Community Near Future Factory

By Adrian Sainz | Jun 22, 2022

Ford Motor Co. officials on Tuesday pledged to be good neighbors to those in rural west Tennessee who live near the automaker's planned electric truck factory.

Edmunds Compares the 2022 Audi A3 and 2022 Volvo S60

Edmunds Compares the 2022 Audi A3 and 2022 Volvo S60

By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | Jun 18, 2022

Luxury midsize sedans typically offer more power, comfort, refinement and, of course, brand-name prestige. Two options to consider this year are the Audi A3 and Volvo S60.

U.S. Report: Nearly 400 Crashes of Automated Tech Vehicles

U.S. Report: Nearly 400 Crashes of Automated Tech Vehicles

By Tom Krisher | Jun 16, 2022

Automakers reported nearly 400 crashes over a 10-month period involving vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 with Teslas.

UPS Tests Tiny battery-Powered Cycles in Congested Cities

UPS Tests Tiny battery-Powered Cycles in Congested Cities

By Julie Walker and Ted Schaffrey | Jun 15, 2022

The sleek four-wheeled carts look familiar enough, but not even UPS knows precisely how to describe what could be the delivery giant's latest way to get packages to your door.

Automakers Ask Congress to Lift Electric Vehicle Tax Cap

Automakers Ask Congress to Lift Electric Vehicle Tax Cap

Jun 14, 2022

Major automakers are asking Congress to lift the cap on how many people can receive tax credits for buying a hybrid or fully electric vehicle.

High Prices, Low Inventory, a New Norm for Car Shoppers

High Prices, Low Inventory, a New Norm for Car Shoppers

By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | Jun 11, 2022

COVID-related supply issues; high gas prices; it's enough to make people throw their hands up. Here are a few issues you need to know about the current car-buying climate, plus tips on best managing them.

Teslas with Autopilot a Step Closer to Recall after Wrecks

Teslas with Autopilot a Step Closer to Recall after Wrecks

By Tom Krisher | Jun 9, 2022

Teslas with partially automated driving systems are a step closer to being recalled after the U.S. elevated its investigation into a series of collisions.

Feds: Goodyear Knew of Defective RV Tires as Early as 2002

Feds: Goodyear Knew of Defective RV Tires as Early as 2002

By Tom Krisher | Jun 8, 2022

Federal investigators say Goodyear knew that some of its recreational vehicle tires could fail and cause severe crashes, yet it didn't recall them for as many as 20 years.

Edmunds: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. 2022 Kia EV6

Edmunds: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. 2022 Kia EV6

By Miles Branman, Edmunds | Jun 4, 2022

The all-electric small SUV segment has exploded with options. Two of the most promising new models come from sister brands Hyundai and Kia.

U.S. Has over 750 Complaints that Teslas Brake for no Reason

U.S. Has over 750 Complaints that Teslas Brake for no Reason

By Tom Krisher | Jun 4, 2022

More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to U.S. safety regulators that cars operating on its partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason.

California Regulators Approve State's 1st Robotic Taxi Fleet

California Regulators Approve State's 1st Robotic Taxi Fleet

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 3, 2022

California regulators on Thursday gave a robotic taxi service the green light to begin charging passengers for driverless rides in San Francisco.

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