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Russian firm announces carbon fiber-bodied, Tesla Model S-based Ford Mustang

If you want an electric Ford Mustang, your options are largely limited to buying the upcoming Mustang Mach-E, which isn’t in any way related to the two-door model or begging the company to build you the one-off Lithium concept is introduced in 2019. Russia-based Aviar has a third alternative. It announced plans to build a carbon fiber-bodied, Tesla Model S-based coupe called …

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Half of plug-in vehicles in the US in 2019 were mid-size cars

Half of all plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on the road in the US in 2019 were mid-size cars. However, PEVs are available in size classes ranging from two-seaters to minivans. Together, compact cars and large cars accounted for nearly 30% of the PEV population. Standard sport utility vehicles (SUVs) accounted for 9% while small SUVs were another …

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Honda Recalls 600,000-Plus Odyssey Vans, Pilot and Passport SUVs

Four separate recalls for models from 2018 through 2021 include faulty door latches, non-operating backup cameras, and non-illuminating dashboard lights. Honda is recalling more than 600,000 Odyssey minivans and Pilot and Passport SUVs in the U.S. to fix things such as faulty door latches, malfunctioning backup cameras, and problematic dashboard lights. The recall starts on September 23, totaling …

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2021 Lexus NX 300 and NX 300h stick to the formula

Changes are subtle in the crossover’s sixth year After placing the limited-run NX 300h F Sport Black Line Special Edition at the top of the range, Lexus has announced few changes for the rest of the NX lineup going into 2021. For its sixth year on the market, on the exterior of the compact luxury crossover, Blue Vortex Metallic slips …

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series revealed with 720-horsepower flat-plane crank engine

It’s the most powerful V8 AMG has ever built AMG has been playing a game of one-upmanship with itself by releasing ever more impressive versions of the Mercedes-AMG GT. First, there was the GT R coupe, then the even more powerful four-door GT 63 S and eventually a more track-focused version of the GT R. But the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT …

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UN report highlights urgent need to tackle impact of EV battery production boom

Demand for raw materials used in the production of electric car batteries is set to soar, prompting the UN trade body, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), to call for the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials, which include human rights abuses, to be addressed urgently. UNCTAD predicts that some 23 …

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