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Put in park: How a tiny chip wounded the US auto industry

Hundreds of Ford trucks fill a parking lot near I-96 between Southfield and Evergreen, in Detroit, Michigan on Monday, April 25, 2021. A global semiconductor shortage has forced car manufacturers to stockpile unfinished vehicles. (David Guralnick/The Detroit News/TNS)

The global semiconductor chip shortage arguably is unlike anything the automotive industry has weathered.

Electric vehicles that still qualify for $7,500 tax credit

If you’re eager to purchase an EV soon, a good money-saving move is to focus your search on EVs still eligible for a tax credit of up to $7,500.

Motormouth: Paying tolls

Traffic flows south on the I-294 Tri-State tollway near the Touhy Avenue plaza in August 2012. The Illinois Tollway said recently that it is permanently eliminating cash toll collections.  (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

Rugged Toyota Tundra TRD Pro likes to play

The rugged Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series brings the toughness you need to conquer the off-road. 84 Sequoia TRD Pro lets you take up to seven passengers farther off the beaten path than ever before. The king-size Tundra TRD Pro is as comfortable blasting over sand dunes as it is towing your boat.  (Toyota/TNS)

This is not your father's Camry, but a serious bark-chewing beast.

Cadillac prices Lyriq EV SUV under $60,000, reveals production model

The 2023 all-electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV. (Cadillac/TNS)

General Motors has revealed the production version of the 2023 all-electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV along with its starting price.

Engineers have a trick to help electric vehicle batteries get more range in winter

This Oct. 17, 2018 photo shows a Chevrolet Volt hybrid car charging at a ChargePoint charging station at a parking garage in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

A simple tip from the engineers who develop and test electric vehicles can reduce or eliminate one of owners’ biggest concerns: the effect cold weather has on electric vehicles’ driving range.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup offers maneuverability, striking looks

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz (Drew Phillips/Hyundai/TNS)

Hyundai’s long-awaited Santa Cruz pickup has finally broken cover, and it largely stays true to the scene-stealing concept that was a hit at the 2015 North American International Auto show.

Ford's hands-free BlueCruise chases Tesla Autopilot and GM Super Cruise

Ford will begin offering its new BlueCruise hands-free highway driving system to customers later this year. The system is seen here in the Ford F-150. (Eric Perry/Ford/TNS)

Following the lead of Tesla Inc.'s Autopilot and General Motors Co.'s Super Cruise, Ford Motor Co. has telegraphed a semi-autonomous, active-drive-assist feature available with its 2021 Ford F-150 pickup and electric Mustang Mach-E.

Watt’s new? A forthcoming flood of electric vehicles

An all-electric Ford F-150 prototype during a capability test. The battery-powered truck successfully towed more than 1.25 million pounds of rail cars and trucks during the test. (Ford/TNS)

A host of pure electric vehicles, or EVs, are about to hit the market.

Nearly all Stellantis nameplates will have electrified option by 2025

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe is the brand's first electrified vehicle in North America. (FCA US LLC/TNS)

By 2025, 96% of nameplates from Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Fiat and other Stellantis NV brands in the United States will have electrified options.

Motormouth: Is the VCM system essential?

2021 Honda Pilot. (Honda/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.


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