October 2021

Toyota introduces 300-mile range bZ4X electric vehicle

(October 31, 2021) Toyota on Friday presented the world premiere of the all-new bZ4X, the first model in a new series of bZ — beyond Zero — battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Faithful in its design and technology to its concept predecessor, revealed earlier this year, the production-ready bZ4X is the first model to be developed by Toyota entirely as a BEV. It is also the first car to be built on the company's new BEV dedicated platform.

Gateway Bronco unleashes 'Godzilla' in a classic Ford F-350

(October 30, 2021) ST. LOUIS — Gateway Bronco is set to unleash a monster, Godzilla-powered, V8 “reimagined” Ford F-350 on Las Vegas during the SEMA show beginning Nov. 2. Featuring the world's first Godzilla 7.3L engine with a Harrop USA Supercharger delivering over 1,000 horsepower, this 1972 Ford F350 4x4 Sport Crew Cab was commissioned by an enthusiast who challenged Gateway Bronco to handcraft the truck with the same quality and craftsmanship as the company’s legendary Bronco builds.

Mopar introduces seven new custom vehicles for SEMA

Jeep Wrangler 4xe concept

(October 30, 2021) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Mopar introduced seven head-turning custom concepts to kick off this year's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show. The fleet of custom vehicles and hundreds of performance parts and accessories will be on display inside Mopar’s dedicated exhibit in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov.

2023 Sportage undergoes total transformation — Gets bigger and bolder

(October 29, 2021) As Kia’s longest running nameplate which pioneered its segment, the Sportage undergoes its most significant change to date as the fifth generation is unveiled. Developed as part of Kia’s new global brand transformation, “Movement that Inspires,” the all-new 2023 Sportage subcompact SUV delivers more of everything for today’s savvy, adventurous and eco-conscious consumers.

Hyundai, Kia and Factorial Energy to jointly develop solid-state batteries

(October 29, 2021) WOBURN, Mass. — Factorial Energy, Hyundai and Kia are partnering to test Factorial’s novel solid-state battery technology and its integration in Hyundai electric vehicles. Under the Joint Development Agreement, which includes a strategic investment, the companies will integrate Factorial technology at the cell, module, and system levels, perform vehicle-level integration, and co-develop specifications for manufacturing Factorial’s batteries.

GMC Hummer EVs to electrify SEMA show

(October 29, 2021) LAS VEGAS — Three all-new GMC Hummer EV models take center stage at the SEMA Show next week, showcasing a comprehensive range of accessories from a portfolio of almost 200 products. The trio of Edition 1 models includes a pre-production GMC Hummer EV SUV and a pair of Hummer EV pickups — one in production spec and the other complemented with dozens of accessories from the new portfolio, highlighting the functional, lifestyle and aesthetic possibilities for the revolutionary EV supertrucks.

New 2022 Toyota GR86 to start at $27,700

(October 29, 2021) PLANO, Texas — With more horsepower and torque, a redesigned interior and exterior and a starting price of $27,700 no including destination charge, the all-new 2022 GR86 is priced to thrill. Arriving at Toyota dealerships in December and available in two grades, GR86 and GR86 Premium, the new generation of Toyota’s driver’s car brings affordable sports car fun, all with a larger 2.4 liter engine that delivers nearly 18% more horsepower and 11% more torque.

Electrify America announces EV charging stations in two new U.S. states

(October 28, 2021) RESTON, Va. — Electrify America, the nation’s largest open ultra-fast DC charging network for electric vehicles (EV), has announced the construction groundbreaking of charging stations in two new states — South Dakota and Wyoming. These new charging locations build on Electrify America’s more than 670 charging stations in the U.S. and represent the company’s continued rapid expansion, bringing its presence to 46 states and the District of Columbia.