Month: June 2022

BERLIN — Former General Motors Europe executive Imelda Labbe will become sales and marketing boss at Volkswagen passenger cars brand boss on July 1. Labbe succeeds Klaus Zellmer, who takes over as Skoda CEO on the same day. Labbe will be tasked with aligning VW’s sales, marketing and service functions with customer needs as the
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10:05 AM ET Associated Press IndyCar rookie Kyle Kirkwood will replace Alexander Rossi next season at Andretti Autosport, the team that developed the Floridian but did not have an open seat for him when Kirkwood was ready for the big leagues. Kirkwood has won at every level of IndyCar’s ladder system and was last year’s
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What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Toyota Corolla? What does it compare to? The 2023 Toyota Corolla is a compact car available in sedan and hatchback body styles. It’s offered with gas and hybrid powertrains, the latter of which delivers Prius-grade fuel consumption with more streamlined and less egg-shaped styling.  The Corolla runs up
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WASHINGTON — Eight automakers have improved their emergency response guides for EVs and incorporated vehicle-specific details on extinguishing lithium-ion battery fires, following a recommendation last year by a federal safety agency. The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday said Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo — along with well electric transit maker Proterra and
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3:08 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — Callum Ilott will miss the Detroit Grand Prix because of a broken hand suffered in a crash during the Indianapolis 500. Juncos Hollinger Racing replaced him with Santino Ferrucci to race in Detroit this weekend. Ilott was an early crash at Indy and finished 32nd; Ferrucci was 10th
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What kind of car is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class? What does it compare to? The GLC-Class luxury crossover slots into the Mercedes SUV family with its mid-size dimensions, C-Class running gear—and this year, its emergence without V-8, V-6, inline-6, AMG, or Coupe models. Yet. For 2023, so far, it’s prepping for an on-sale date next
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TOKYO — Japanese electronics and battery giant Panasonic wants to at least triple electric vehicle battery production capacity in North America through 2029 to supply new customers. In ramping up regional output to meet growing forecasts for EVs, Panasonic also aims to increase local sourcing of battery materials, targeting a 50 percent local procurement rate.
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