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Review and Test Drive: The 2021 Volvo 90 Series – Volvo S90 and XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD Inscription

Review and Test Drive:  The 2021 Volvo 90 Series – Volvo S90 and XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD Inscription

We were as excited as a group of auto writer can be when we welcomed the first of the Volvo 90 Series vehicles – a 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD R-Design – into our short-term press fleet in the spring of 2016.  That was followed – in the winter of …

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms Peak on Earliest Date in 1,200 Years in Sign of Climate Change

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms Peak on Earliest Date in 1,200 Years in Sign of Climate Change

Japan’s cherry blossoms season, the country’s traditional sign of the start of spring, peaked last Friday, the earliest date on record according to Osaka University.
Records go back to the year 812.
The previous record in the former imperial capital was set in 1409, when the season reached its peak on March …

Voltswagen is Dead. ‘Long Live Volkswagen’ Says Automaker After April Fool’s Stunt Fails

Voltswagen is Dead.  ‘Long Live Volkswagen’ Says Automaker After April Fool’s Stunt Fails

In a move reminiscent of when the International House of Pancakes said it was changing its name to IHOb, the International House of Burgers, a PR stunt that brought that brand great attention, Volkswagen of America said Monday it would change its name henceforth to Voltswagen.
The move, the automaker said, …

Google to Add Support for Routes with a Low-Carbon Footprint in Maps App

Google to Add Support for Routes with a Low-Carbon Footprint in Maps App

Google announced that its Maps will soon default to a route that has the lowest possible carbon footprint, an effort to reduce CO2 emissions and drive sustainability. 
The new eco-friendly route mode will provide the driver with approximately the same estimated time of arrival as a regular route.  In instances …

Apple to Make Airport Coronavirus Guidelines Available in Maps App

Apple to Make Airport Coronavirus Guidelines Available in Maps App

Apple announced an update to its Maps app that adds current Covid-19 guidelines for airports across the globe.
The update, available to iPhone, iPad, and Mac users, provides an overview of a specific airport’s coronavirus-related requirements for arriving and departing travelers, such as mask mandates and information about quarantines for arriving …

Volkswagen Shifts EV Strategy into High Gear with Battery Factories and Charging Stations

Volkswagen Shifts EV Strategy into High Gear with Battery Factories and Charging Stations

As part of its “Power Day” showcase on electric vehicle technology, Volkswagen announced major advancements in and plans for making EVs as convenient as petrol-powered vehicles.
“Our transformation will be bigger than anything the industry has seen in the past century,” said Herbert Diess, the automaker’s CEO, during a two-hour presentation.
Volkswagen …

Ford Accelerates Move to All-Electric in Europe with $1 Billion Investment

Ford Accelerates Move to All-Electric in Europe with $1 Billion Investment

Automaker to Phase Out Internal Combustion Engines in Passenger Cars by 2030
The Ford Motor Company announced Wednesday that all of its passenger cars and light trucks in Europe would be electric vehicles by 2030 and, as an intermediate step, either zero-emissions capable, all electric, or plug-in hybrid by 2026.
In addition, …

Jaguar, Land Rover Plan to Offer All-Electric Lineup, Phase Out Conventional Powertrains

Jaguar, Land Rover Plan to Offer All-Electric Lineup, Phase Out Conventional Powertrains

UK automaker Jaguar Land Rover announced a major shift towards electric vehicles.
The company, owned by India’s Tata Motors, said it would invest £3.5 billion  ($4.85 billion) in the move towards the electrification of its lineup. 
Jaguar will offer only electric vehicles as of the 2025 model year, while Land Rover …

Mercedes-Benz to Recall 1.3 Million Vehicles That Could Send Inaccurate Location in Emergencies

Mercedes-Benz to Recall 1.3 Million Vehicles That Could Send Inaccurate Location in Emergencies

Mercedes-Benz said it would recall some 1.3 million vehicles in the United States because its eCall emergency collision notification system could dispatch emergency responders to the wrong location.
The recall involves vehicles manufactured from 2016 to 2021 and will fix an issue with the communication module in the eCall system where …

General Motors Reports $6.4 Billion Profit Despite Pandemic

General Motors Reports $6.4 Billion Profit Despite Pandemic

General Motors announced financial results for the calendar year 2020.
The nation’s largest automaker reported a profit of $6.4 billion in the period, a small decline from the prior year.  The company said that brisk sales of sport-utility vehicles and light trucks in the second half of the year offset the …

Toyota, Lexus Debut New Tools that Support Online Sales Without a Visit to the Dealership

Toyota, Lexus Debut New Tools that Support Online Sales Without a Visit to the Dealership

As the coronavirus pandemic continues people’s shopping habits, Toyota and Lexus unveiled the next iterations of their respective online retail experiences.
Both are designed to give a car buyer as much control over how much interaction he has with the dealership in the course of selecting and buying a new automobile.
Lexus …

CDC to Require Masks on All Public Transportation

CDC to Require Masks on All Public Transportation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Friday that masks will be required on nearly all forms of public transportation.
The rule goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday and effectively reverses a Trump administration policy.  It applies any and all forms of public transportation, including buses, trains, …