November 2022

Stellantis and its U.S. dealerships move toward electrification

(December 1, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Stellantis and its dealership network across the United States are driving toward their electrified future. Working with its 2,600-plus dealers, the company is focused on the dealership transition to electric-vehicle sales and service, offering consulting and on-site evaluation of electric-vehicle (EV) integration needs within every area of the dealership business.

Honda to begin U.S. production of fuel cell electric vehicles in 2024

(December 1, 2022) Honda has announced that it will produce an all-new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the recently launched, all-new Honda CR-V starting in 2024 at its Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. This new zero-emissions vehicle will contribute to Honda’s previously announced goal to make battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and FCEVs represent 100% of its global auto sales by 2040.

Wejo and Ford team up to expand end-to-end insurance offerings across U.S.

(November 30, 2022) Wejo Group Limited, a global leader in Smart Mobility and cloud and software solutions for connected, electric and autonomous vehicle data, has announced the U.S. expansion of its insurance offering with Ford Motor Company. Insurance providers will be able to better understand driving behaviors through connected vehicle data and insights to support user-based intelligence for end-to-end insurance with the help of Wejo and Ford’s collaboration.

Kia heads cross country with 2023 Times Square numerals

(November 30, 2022) IRVINE, Calif. — Kia America kicked off an early start to celebrating the arrival of 2023 with a nationwide tour of the iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve Numerals that will illuminate New York City’s Times Square on Dec. 31, when the ball drops and the New Year begins. On Monday, the 2023 numerals departed the Kia Forum in Los Angeles and began a coast-to-coast road trip designed to bring the excitement and anticipation of the New Year to people across the country.

October vehicle production up 15% over October 2021

(November 29, 202) North American vehicle production rose 15 percent in October from a year earlier, chalking up a ninth straight month of year-on-year gains, according to the Automotive News Research & Data Center. The month brought an output of 1.32 million light vehicles, according to the data center, bringing the year-to-date total to 12.4 million vehicles — a 13 percent jump from the year-earlier period. This report from Automotive News.

360 degree environmental check for the EQE successfully completed

(November 29, 2022) STUTTGART, Germany — Important factors for the life cycle assessment of an electric car include the production of the high-voltage battery and the external charging processes during vehicle operation. Mercedes-Benz bases its model calculations on two different assumptions: the standard scenario takes into account the country‑specific power mix for charging the high-voltage battery and production of the battery cells. In the regenerative scenario, however, energy from renewable sources is used in each case.

Limited edition Audi R8 GT is the most powerful RWD Audi ever

(November 29, 2022) HERNDON, Va. — Audi of America pays tribute to the first generation Audi R8 GT from 2012 by announcing the arrival of the all-new R8 GT. The naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine now comes with 602 horsepower — making it the most powerful rear-wheel drive series production model in the brand’s history. A new Torque Rear drive mode was developed exclusively for the R8 GT to provide for more precise and controlled oversteering when driven on a track.

Genesis G90 named 2023 MotorTrend Car of the Year

(November 28, 2022) LOS ANGELES — MotorTrend has named the 2023 Genesis G90 as its 2023 Car of the Year marking the third time Genesis has received top honors from MotorTrend, following GV70 as 2022 SUV of the Year and G70 as 2019 Car of the Year.

New 2023 Honda Pilot arrives at dealerships Dec. 12 starting at $40,445

(November 28, 2022) The all-new 2023 Honda Pilot, the largest and most powerful SUV in Honda history, will go on-sale Dec. 12. Offering a combination of off-road capability and nimble on-road dynamics, Honda says the fourth-generation Pilot is the ultimate family SUV with rugged new styling, and more passenger and cargo space.