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Kia adopts ‘EV’ nameplate nomenclature as it teases EV6

Kia adopts ‘EV’ nameplate nomenclature as it teases EV6

The names of the automaker's new battery-powered vehicles will start with the prefix EV, followed by a number.


U.S. sues EZ Lynk for selling vehicle emissions defeat devices

U.S. sues EZ Lynk for selling vehicle emissions defeat devices

In a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, the U.S. Department of Justice said the company's EZ Lynk System has enabled thousands of drivers to "delete" emissions controls from Ford, GMC and Chrysler trucks.


Waymo reconstructs real-life crashes, eliminates most of them in simulation

Waymo reconstructs real-life crashes, eliminates most of them in simulation

When Waymo replaced human drivers with autonomous systems and simulated the crashes, the company found its self-driving system avoided collisions in 84 of 91 scenarios studied.


Snap-on snaps up fixed ops software firm Dealer-FX in $200 million deal

Snap-on snaps up fixed ops software firm Dealer-FX in $200 million deal

Dealer-FX's service lane software platform is used by dealerships selling brands from at least nine major manufacturers, including Stellantis, General Motors, Toyota and Hyundai.


U.S. lawmakers introducing bill to give USPS $6 billion for electric delivery vehicles

U.S. lawmakers introducing bill to give USPS $6 billion for electric delivery vehicles

The bill sponsored by Rep. Jared Huffman would require at least 75% of the postal service's next-generation fleet be electric or zero-emission vehicles, Reuters reported.


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GMC's electric Hummer SUV set for April 3 debut

Reservations for the second Hummer EV will also open on April 3 during the NCAA men's basketball Final Four tournament.


Toyota VC fund invests in AI startups, supply-chain management

Toyota VC fund invests in AI startups, supply-chain management

The Silicon Valley-based Toyota AI Ventures fund, with $200 million under management, has so far invested in 36 early-stage startups.


Tesla is plugging a secret mega-battery into the Texas grid, report says

Tesla is plugging a secret mega-battery into the Texas grid, report says

The 100-megawatt battery being built by Tesla subsidiary Gambit Energy Storage could power about 20,000 homes on a hot summer day, Bloomberg reported.


Xpeng narrows Q4 loss as EV deliveries take off

Xpeng narrows Q4 loss as EV deliveries take off

Full-year deliveries of the two models the company makes totaled 27,041, more than double 2019.


Sequoia-backed driverless truck startup seeks SPAC merger, report says

Sequoia-backed driverless truck startup seeks SPAC merger, report says

The Sequoia Capital-backed company has received several letters of intent from U.S.-listed SPACs and is weeks away from a deal announcement, Bloomberg reported.