Infrastructure Funding Could Push More Americans Into Electric Vehicles

DETROIT - President Joe Biden wants half the vehicles sold in the US to be electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids by 2030. But to reach that goal, not only do Americans need to start buying more electric vehicles, they need more charging stations to plug them into. EVs and plug-in hybrids accounted for just 2

By |2021-11-29T11:38:43-05:00November 29th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

The Forever Battery That Promises to Change the EV Industry

DETROIT - The EV Revolution is in full-swing right now. Tesla  just passed the trillion-dollar valuation mark. Lucid Group  just rolled out its first cars with 500+ miles of driving range. Rivian  just had the biggest initial public offering since Facebook. Every legacy automaker — from Ford to GM to Volkswagen — is investing tens

By |2021-11-21T18:58:45-05:00November 21st, 2021|Auto Tech|

Ford Strikes Deal To Help End Its Chip Shortage

DEARBORN - Ford and chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries on Thursday said they plan to work together to boost supplies for the automaker's vehicles and the broader US auto industry but gave few details about what the deal entails. The two companies announced a non-binding agreement that could involve increasing production capacity for Ford's current lineup and performing joint research and

By |2021-11-21T18:58:45-05:00November 21st, 2021|Auto Tech|

JD Power Survey: Car Consumers Still Aren’t Connecting With Phones Through Apps

TROY—The top-cited problem for new-vehicle owners is connectivity issues with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study. With newly added capabilities, tech companies and automakers are delivering on consumers’ desires to wirelessly connect smartphones to infotainment systems. However, owners whose vehicles have wireless Apple CarPlay

By |2021-11-21T11:19:43-05:00November 12th, 2021|Auto Tech, ESD|

Ford Says Electric Crate Motors That Can Replace Combustion Engines In Old, New Vehicles Are Sold Out

DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company's crate motor that can be used to retrofit internal combustion engine vehicles with electric drivetrains is already sold out. The Eluminator crate motor is already sold out as per the North American director of Ford Accessories Mark Wilson, reported Ford Authority. Those wanting the Elumniator currently have to buy their own batteries and

By |2021-11-21T11:26:04-05:00November 12th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Featured|

Auto Engineering Expertise on Display At LTU Grand Prix

SOUTHFIELD—Under a spectacular sunny sky on a crisp autumn afternoon, students from Lawrence Technological University and six other universities showed off their race car building skills Saturday at Lawrence Technological University’s 12th Grand Prix. Along with Lawrence Tech, teams from Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Oakland University, the University of Toledo,

By |2021-11-07T19:22:12-05:00November 7th, 2021|Auto Tech, ESD, Featured|

Report: Michigan Could Get Left Behind In Mobility Unless Changes Made

LANSING – The future of mobility is here and unless Michigan makes critical investments now the state that put the world on wheels could get left behind, according to a new report released today outlining several recommendations for state policymakers. Groups praised the work that went into crafting the report, noting that if the recommendations are

By |2021-10-24T16:31:50-04:00October 24th, 2021|Auto Tech, Mobility|

DTE Energy To Help Businesses Electrify Their Fleets

DETROIT — DTE Energy announced that its electric vehicle charging program, Charging Forward, is now offering Michigan-based businesses advisory services for transitioning to electric fleets. DTE developed Charging Forward eFleets, a five-year, $13.4 million program to accelerate fleet electrification in Michigan. The program is designed to support fleet owners by facilitating their transition to eFleets

By |2021-10-24T16:31:51-04:00October 24th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Democrats’ Electric Vehicle Push Could Give GM, Ford, Stellantis EV Sales Edge

WASHINGTON DC - Democrats’ effort to spur electric vehicle (EV) adoption has set off an intense lobbying battle on Capitol Hill as car manufacturers jockey for influence over legislation that will shape the industry's future. Automakers generally back President Biden’s green energy plan, which would spend billions of government dollars to construct charging stations across the

By |2021-10-11T18:32:31-04:00October 11th, 2021|Auto Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|