March 2022

Land Rover teams with Virgin Galactic to send a Land Rover owner into space

(March 2, 2022) MAHWAH, N.J. — Land Rover, in partnership with Virgin Galactic, has announced the launch of the Land Rover & Virgin Galactic Adventure of a Lifetime Sweepstakes. Land Rover vehicle owners residing in the U.S. will have the chance to win the ultimate grand prize of a seat on a Virgin Galactic space flight.

Kia EV6 named 2022 European Car of the Year

(March 2, 2022) FRANKFURT, Germany — The all-new Kia EV6 has been named the 2022 Car of the Year in the prestigious European Car of the Year (COTY) awards. The innovative all-electric crossover was voted the overall winner by a 61-strong jury consisting of highly respected motoring journalists from 23 European countries.

Jeep reveals images of first-ever fully electric Jeep

(March 2, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - During Stellantis' Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan presentation this week, Carlos Tavares, chief executive officer (CEO) of Stellantis, revealed images of the first-ever 100 percent battery-electric Jeep SUV, as the brand continues its global initiatives toward the full electrification of its SUV portfolio.

StoreDot on track to achieve 100 miles per 5-minute charge

(March 2, 2022) HERZELLYA, Israel —  StoreDot, a pioneer in extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles, has revealed its strategic technology roadmap, labeled ‘100inX,’ which will deliver batteries capable of charging a 100 miles of range on just a 2 minute charge, with mass production readiness planned within 10 years.

VW, Volvo, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Stellantis impacted by war

(March 1, 2022) Russia's invasion of Ukraine has caused automakers to pause production and cut shipments of vehicles over the past week. Hyundai will suspend output at its plant in St. Petersburg March 1-5, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing a Russia-based official for the South Korean company. Mitsubishi Motors said on Tuesday that it may suspend production and sales of its cars in Russia because economic sanctions could trigger supply chain disruptions, according to Automotive News.

Tonka celebrates 75 years as an icon of vehicle play

(March 1, 2022) BOCA RATON, Fla. — Basic Fun!, a leading global producer of toy and consumer products and master toy licensee for Tonka, is launching a year-long celebration for the beloved brand's 75th anniversary. Superstar Shaquille O'Neal will kick-off the "Together, We Tonka" campaign with a photo contest, followed by a call-to-action to take a screen-free summer "Tonka Playcation." The introduction of a collection of new yet nostalgic Tonka vehicles will also honor the brand's legacy.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering returns featuring Harley-Davidson XR-750

(March 1, 2022) CARMEL, Calif.  — The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will return to Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel on Saturday, May 14. The 12th annual event will present five featured classes, food and beverage offerings, product demonstrations from leading manufacturers and hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy. This year’s featured classes include the Harley-Davidson XR-750, Two-Stroke “Braaaps,” mini bikes | BIG FUN and the BMW /5 Series.