GM To Spend $35 Billion On EVs And Autonomous Vehicles Up 30 Percent By 2025

DETROIT — General Motors said it will increase spending on electric and autonomous vehicles to $35 billion through 2025, a 30 percent increase from plans announced late last year. The additional money will be used to expand its rollout of EVs and accelerate production of its battery and fuel cell technologies, including two new U.S. battery plants

By |2021-06-22T17:02:09-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Auto Tech|

Ford Buys Maker Of EV Charging, Fleet Management Software

DEARBORN—Officials at Ford Motor Co. announced the acquisition of Electriphi, a California-based provider of charging management and fleet monitoring software for electric vehicles. Electriphi’s team and services will be integrated into Ford Pro, a new global business within Ford committed to commercial customer productivity and to developing the most advanced charging and energy management experiences.

By |2021-06-21T20:25:09-04:00June 21st, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Shyft Group To Offer All-Electric Built Class 3 Chassis For Medium-Duty Trucks

NOVI– The Shyft Group, Inc. plans to bring to market an all-electric purpose-built Class 3 chassis  platform designed to serve a wide array of medium-duty truck markets, from last mile parcel delivery fleets to work trucks, passenger busses, recreational vehicles, and more. Shyft Innovations, The Shyft Group's dedicated mobility research and development team, will introduce

By |2021-06-13T17:01:19-04:00June 13th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Ford Gets Deal With Net-Zero Parts Supplier

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. announced the launch of a new “net zero automotive program” with West Sacramento, Calif.-based Origin Materials. Origin’s Net Zero Automotive Program is a sustainable automotive supply chain initiative focused on industrializing new materials to drive decarbonization in the automotive industry. Origin officials say newly developed and industrialized materials, derived from sustainable wood

By |2021-06-11T13:23:36-04:00June 11th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

May Mobility Names First CFO

ANN ARBOR—Autonomous vehicle technology developer May Mobility Tuesday announced the appointment of Ryan Green as its first chief financial officer. Green brings over 20 years of experience leading financial functions and will focus on positioning May Mobility for growth. “With experience at the intersection of automotive, technology, and growth-stage companies, Ryan is an exceptional CFO

By |2021-06-08T10:56:38-04:00June 8th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Consumers Energy Offers $3 Million In Rebates For EV Charging Stations At Businesses

JACKSON—Consumers Energy announced a new program, PowerMI Fleet, which will offer Michigan businesses a total of $3 million in rebates for installing electric vehicle charging stations and adopting related technologies to encourage fleet vehicle electrification. “Michigan was the birthplace of the American auto industry. Now, we are the center of the industry’s clean energy revolution,”

By |2021-06-08T10:56:39-04:00June 8th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

DOE Report Looks At Which US States Have The Most EV Charging Points Per Vehicle

WASHINGTON DC - According to a new report from the DOE, there are now 25 states that have at least 1,000 non-residential charging units (this includes both public chargers and private units, such as workplace and fleet chargers). California has by far the most: nearly 37,000 units. New York, Florida, and Texas have well over 4,000 each. Michigan has

By |2021-06-08T10:57:47-04:00June 8th, 2021|Auto Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

Tesla Phases Out Radar Sensors, Shifts To Camera-Based Autopilot

DETROIT - Tesla updated its website to announce that Model 3 and Model Y cars built for North America and shipping this month will no longer be equipped with radar. On Tesla’s earnings call last month, CEO Elon Musk called radar one of the last “crutches” the EV maker wants to do away with in

By |2021-06-08T10:57:48-04:00June 7th, 2021|Auto Tech|

The New Ford F-150 Lightning Is Not The Inexpensive Electric Vehicle We’ve Been Waiting For

DEARBORN - Ford’s electric version of America’s most American pickup truck, the F-150, is here. “This sucker’s quick,” President Joe Biden said Tuesday when he took one for a spin in Dearborn, Michigan. The Lightning’s debut is a big moment for the auto industry and for truck buyers. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Ford was selling on

By |2021-05-23T19:58:54-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Automotive Hall Of Fame Names Industry Influencer Awardees, Distinguished Service Citation

DEARBORN – Postponed from 2020, the annual Induction and Awards Ceremony for the Automotive Hall of Fame, the premier institution for collecting, celebrating and sharing the global motor vehicle industry’s history, will occur in July 22, 2021 and recognize two Distinguished Service Citation awardees and six Industry Influencer awardees. 2021 Distinguished Service Citation Awardees The

By |2021-05-23T19:47:47-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Auto Tech|