Tesla chargers are the most reliable

The JD Power study found public charging satisfaction was the highest among Tesla vehicle owners. On a 1,000-point scale, Tesla scored 734. The average for all other manufacturers was 558. The Department of Energy says Tesla has almost 20,000 ports in its Supercharger network. That would make it the largest EV charging network in the […]

Port of Vancouver strike would affect auto retail

BCMEA, which represents a range of port employers, including terminal operating companies and shipping agents, said the notice was a “regrettable development” after months of talks. The previous collective agreement between the labor union and employer expired March 31. BCMEA said it would remain engaged with the union through the federal mediation process “with the […]

Reasons DIY Auto Glass Solutions are a Bad Idea

You may be tempted to try DIY auto glass solutions to resolve cracks in your windshield or other damage to your auto glass. However, these at-home kits can fail to produce the desired results and can even cause additional damage to your vehicle’s windshield in many cases. A Low Chance of Success According to the […]

VW’s PowerCo, Stellantis, Glencore back $1B mine deal in Brazil

LONDON — Global miners Glencore, Stellantis and Volkswagen Group’s battery unit PowerCo have agreed to back a $1 billion deal by blank-check fund ACG Acquisition Company to buy two mines in Brazil, ACG said. The deal comes as a mining M&A spread picks up, spurred in part by investors betting on the rising demand for […]

Protect Your Car’s Windows and Windshield from Damage

Drivers are powerless over flying projectiles on Jacksonville roadways. We can be hit with any number of unidentifiable debris that seems to appear out of nowhere. These small projectiles can cause serious damage to your auto glass. The only defense is to pray hard and be careful. Safeguard Your Ride Windshield damage from freak accidents […]

April sales up 2.3% but still below pre-pandemic levels

New light-vehicle sales in April were up 2.3 per cent compared with the same period last year, but still below pre-pandemic levels, at an estimated 144,069 units compared with 180,616 in April 2019, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Sales in April were also slightly below March. All figures are estimates now that the vast majority […]

JLR’s new identities: Range Rover, Discovery, Defender, Jaguar

JLR announced Wednesday that Jaguar’s first car under its new strategy will be a four-door electric GT priced at more than £100,000 ($124,200) with a range of up to 700 kilometers (435 miles). The absence of the Land Rover name in the rebrand created controversy on social media within the UK, with some commentators assuming […]

Lloyd Reuss obituary: Former GM president championed engineering

DETROIT — Lloyd Reuss, a mechanical engineer who rose to become General Motors president in the early 1990s, died on Friday. He was 86. Reuss, a classic company man with sharp political instincts and a passion for performance, was the father of Mark Reuss, GM’s current president and head of the automaker’s regional and international […]

ABB Robotics to invest $20M, add 72 jobs in suburban Detroit

Zurich-based robotics giant ABB is planning to invest $20 million and create 72 jobs at its Auburn Hills, Michigan, plant in response to the growth of automation in the automotive industry and others. The company will increase robot production at its 538,000-square-foot building, adding new equipment to its manufacturing space and renovating its offices and […]

Car cybersecurity firm expects consumers to emerge as hackers

Add vehicle owners to the growing list of potential cyber security threats against automakers in 2023. Early adopters of new digitized offerings from automakers will find ways to bypass premium features by manipulating their vehicles’ systems fraudulently, according to executives from Israeli cybersecurity firm Upstream. Speaking at a cybersecurity webinar Tuesday, the Upstream team said […]