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Car2Go becomes Chicago's first park anywhere car-share
Car2Go Mercedes-Benz GLA250Car2Go said Friday that it's coming to Chicago, meaning that one of America's densest cities will finally have a car-share that lets members stash vehicles on city streets. While Zipcar, Getaround, and GM's Maven all operate in Chicago, those services require members to park cars in designated parking spots. The Chicago City Council voted in March...
Trump escalates trade war talks, threatens 20 percent tariffs on imported cars
Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump didn't back down Friday on the rising war of words with the European Union when he announced that he would consider a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from Europe. Based on the Tariffs and Trade Barriers long placed on the U.S. and it great companies and workers by the European Union, if these Tariffs and Barriers are not...
2019 Chevrolet Blazer, Fatal Uber crash update, Electric-car tax credits: What's New @ The Car Connection
Electrify America Level 2 chargers with Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf2019 Chevrolet Blazer: SUV badge returns on mid-size crossover The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer brings back a familiar badge to the GM brand's lineup, but reformats what's underneath. Uber self-driving car driver was watching "The Voice" on her phone before fatal crash Police in Tempe, Arizona, said Thursday that the test driver in a self-driving Uber...
Uber self-driving car driver was watching "The Voice" on her phone before fatal crash, police say
Uber self-driving carPolice in Tempe, Arizona, said Thursday that the test driver in a self-driving Uber prototype vehicle was streaming the TV show "The Voice" on Hulu on her cell phone in the moments leading up to a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian in March. The Tempe Police Department's report released to Reuters builds on a National Transportation Safety Board...
2019 Chevrolet Blazer: SUV badge returns on mid-size crossover
2019 Chevrolet BlazerThe 2019 Chevrolet Blazer brings back a familiar badge to the GM brand's lineup, but reformats what's underneath. Chevy last sold a truck-based Blazer SUV in the 2005 model year. The new vehicle is a mid-size crossover SUV with front-drive roots, seating for five, and a base inline-4 engine. It slots between the Chevy Equinox and Traverse in GM's...
2019 Chevrolet Blazer preview
2019 Chevrolet BlazerReboots come in all shapes and sizes, from the kind found on TV and film, to the daily process you go through just to get your phone to receive voice mails. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is a reboot, but the familiar nameplate won't return on a truck-based SUV. With the reformatted Blazer, Chevy will fill the niche in its lineup left between the...
Uber pushing for more electric car rides with driver bonuses, partnerships
2018 Nissan Leaf SLUber said it hears the future coming, and it's relatively quiet. This week the company announced a yearlong program to provide up to 5 million electric-vehicle (EV) rides through its ride-sharing app in a small number of North American cities. The so-called "EV Champions Initiative" will roll out in Austin, Texas; Los Angeles; Montreal;...
2018 VW Tiguan Limited to bow out
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan LimitedA lot can happen in 11 years. Or, in the case of the 2018 VW Tiguan Limited, not much at all. Speaking with Cars Direct, VW on Wednesday, a VW spokesman confirmed that the slow-selling, dated Tiguan Limited will be discontinued after the 2018 model year. Through the first five months of 2018, VW has sold just 7,732 Tiguan Limited crossover SUVs...
2019 Volvo S60 debuts, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata updates, 2019 Honda Insight video review: What's New @ The Car Connection
2019 Volvo S602019 Volvo S60 luxury sedan first look: Carolina on its mind The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan that finally rolled across production floors Wednesday is significant for the automaker for several reasons. Self-driving car pioneers link up to study "human impact" of driverless future Millions of jobs could be eliminated by driverless cars in the future...
Self-driving car pioneers link up to study "human impact" of driverless future
2019 Volvo S60Millions of jobs could be eliminated by driverless cars in the future. A newly formed organization announced Tuesday—The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO)—combines the forces of the major firms building and testing on self-driving cars with the intention of studying the "human impact" of driverless cars...
Volvo begins delivering cars through its subscription program
2019 Volvo XC40A Volvo representative confirmed Wednesday that the automaker's Care by Volvo subscription service is now able to deliver the automaker's XC40 crossover SUV in most states and that the 2019 S60 sedan unveiled at the automaker's new assembly plant in South Carolina is on track for subscription deliveries by the end of 2018. "Care by Volvo...
Self-driving Volvo XC90 crossover SUV planned for 2021
2018 Volvo XC90Volvo will sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV in 2021 to the public, the company's research and development chief told The Car Connection on Wednesday. Volvo Senior Vice President Henrik Green said the next-generation XC90, which will be built at the automaker's new assembly plant near Charleston, South Carolina, would be able to transport...
Colorado squares off against EPA, will adopt California's stringent vehicle emissions rules
Colorado license platesCalifornia's battle with the EPA over car tailpipe emissions gained a new ally. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed an executive order to have his state join a dozen others in backing California's plan to resist the EPA's intention to roll back emissions targets. With Hickenlooper's order, Colorado becomes the first non-coastal...
2019 Volvo S60 Preview
2019 Volvo S60The 2019 Volvo S60 is what happens when a car is left in the dryer too long. The long-awaited heir to Volvo's aging compact luxury sedan lineup that dates back to its iconic 240, the 2019 S60 rounds out Volvo's several-year effort to remake its entire range. At first glance, the wait was worth it—even at the S60's roughly $37,000 base price...
2019 Volvo S60 luxury sedan first look: Carolina on its mind
2019 Volvo S60 Reveal in South CarolinaThe 2019 Volvo S60 sedan that finally rolled across production floors Wednesday is significant for the automaker for several reasons. First, the automaker's newest sedan also ushers in its newest production plant, based in Charleston, South Carolina, and the first car in Volvo's more than 90-year history to be produced entirely on American soil...