President Biden is laying down the law for EVs

President Biden wants 50% of new cars on the road to be electric by 2030.

Rob Litterst • August 9, 2021

Digits: Icelandic workers, an art critic’s epic smackdown, and Toyota’s tiny win

Plus: Video games are raking it in, and ‘Black Widow’ is selling tickets.

Jacob Cohen • July 13, 2021

How will Big Auto’s EV push affect car dealers?

An EV future means less services revenue for auto dealers (and upfront costs to become green certified).

Trung T. Phan • June 15, 2021

Digits: Electric pickups, a $260m ‘floating’ park, and a DVD SPAC

Plus: Hand sanitizer sales are down and work is killing people

Jacob Cohen • May 24, 2021

All-electric pickups are almost here

Auto manufacturers are kicking their EV production into high gear.

Jacob Cohen • April 28, 2021

Flying cars are coming…maybe

People have been talking about flying cars for over a century. SPACs may bring them to life.

Trung T. Phan • April 12, 2021

The EV delivery market is charging up

Auto giants, hot startups, and local governments alike are planning all-electric van fleets.

Jacob Cohen • March 29, 2021

People bought boats like crazy last year

Boat sales hit a 13-year high in 2020, thanks to younger first-time buyers.

Zachary Crockett • March 23, 2021

WFH has caused a massive chip shortage. And it’s costing car companies billions.

The world needs more semiconductors. That’s a problem for the automotive industry, which may hold back 1m vehicles due to the shortage.

Jacob Cohen • February 9, 2021

Tesla’s discounted insurance program drives into a few early potholes

Tesla rolled out a new type of insurance for its car owners, but things didn’t go as planned.

Conor Grant • August 30, 2019

Ford’s secret fight for a pickup truck emoji

Ford has fought for years (behind the scenes) to add a pickup truck emoji to unicode -- and it finally paid off.

Mark Dent • July 18, 2019

The mega-rich are buying ‘branded residences’ from Porsche and Bulgari

Porsche, Armani, and other luxury brands are selling real estate to vacationing consumers who are looking for convenience.

Conor Grant • February 24, 2019

Ford plans to ride into the electric future in an F-150 that’s both fuel efficient and badass

Ford announced that it will launch electric versions of all its F-series trucks as a part of its push into the EV market.

Conor Grant • January 18, 2019

Harley-Davidson debuted its first all-electric motorcycle as the electric hog market revs

Harley-Davidson released details on its new electric motorcycle, LiveWire, as the market for electric hogs picks up speed.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 10, 2019

Across the globe, we can’t seem to agree on who self-driving cars should save in crashes

A new report from MIT researchers shows that different cultures have different ideas about how self-driving cars should work in fatal crashes.

Conor Grant • October 26, 2018

Harley-Davidson’s profits get a boost from international sales, while US sales continue to spin out

Despite its worst quarterly sales plunge in 8 years, Harley Davidson has still figured out a way to boost profits.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 24, 2018

Aston Martin’s London Stock Exchange debut was… not what James Bond was hoping for

Luxury car icon Aston Martin’s stock market debut floundered after performing 4% lower than its expected offering price. That said, the IPO still values the company at $5.6B.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 4, 2018

Thanks to slipping sales, Ford is on a collision course with the investment junkyard 

Ford slipped down an investment grade thanks to flagging global sales, and unless it makes “clear progress” a double downgrade is on the road ahead.

Conor Grant • August 31, 2018

Carpool buddies: Toyota to invest $500m in Uber

Toyota invests $500m in Uber, as the two band together to work on autonomous vehicles.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 29, 2018

Nikola v. Tesla: Musk’s company sued for $2B by hydrogen truck startup Nikola motors

Hydrogen-electric truck company Nikola Motors is suing Tesla for $2B, claiming their new truck causes “confusion in the market.”

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 3, 2018

Ford doubles its electric car investment to catch up with the competition

On Sunday, Ford said they plan to jump-start their electric vehicle spending, promising to shell out $11B, and have 40 electric vehicles in their lineup by 2022. It’s a massive increase from the $4.5B investment the company announced back in 2015, but with crosstown rival GM shooting to have 20 new electric vehicles by 2023, […]

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 16, 2018

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