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Hyundai and Shell expand clean energy collaborations

Hyundai Motor Co. has signed a new five-year cooperation agreement with Royal Dutch Shell plc, the international energy company known as Shell. The agreement,...

What do we do with all of these batteries?

Transforming the world to run on electric vehicles will take millions of batteries. So, what will we do with all of the batteries when...

TTI opens Neology Transportation Research Center

Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Neology Inc. have completed the Neology Transportation Research Center and extended their agreement for an additional five years, with...

More choices for safety-conscious drivers

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named its Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ award winners for the 2021 models. Forty-nine models took...

Volkswagen shares how polymers make vehicles lighter

Plastic is essential to the design and production of vehicles, making them lighter and more fuel-efficient. Scientists and specialists at Volkswagen of America’s polymer...

The next evolution in charging?

Charging infrastructure is a key component to expanding electric mobility around the world, but how do you make charging easier in areas where space...

Hyundai Motor Group Buys 80% Stake in Boston Dynamics

Hyundai Motor Group will acquire an 80% stake in Boston Dynamics in a deal that values the mobile robot firm at $1.1 billion. The deal,...

Road Surface Solar Panels First Used in U.S. in Georgia

The first road surface-powered solar panels to be activated in the United States are now powering a solar-powered EV charging station outside of city...

Worker Proficiency: Starting Over

In late spring of this year, automakers in the United States began ramping up production after a nearly two-month shutdown to contain COVID-19. By...

General Motors Aims to Accelerate EV Adoption

General Motors is teaming with EVgo to triple the size of the nation’s largest public fast charging network by adding 2,700 fast chargers over...

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TRB Lightweight Structures manufactures prepreg material to streamline production

TRB Lightweight Structures has begun manufacturing its own prepreg material to improve cost and lead times for its composite parts. To date, the company...

Engineered Plastic Components invests in second plant in Alabama

Engineered Plastic Components is investing $8.05 million in a 125,000-square-foot facility in Bessemer, Alabama. The thermoplastics and thermoset products manufacturer produces automotive instrument panels,...

Volkswagen Atlas garners kudos as a family vehicle

Volkswagen’s Atlas SUV has earned some praise for its family-centric focus in early 2021. Most recently, it made Parents magazine’s Best Family Cars list...

General Motor sales up 4% in Q1

General Motors Co. has sold 642,250 vehicles in the United States in the first quarter of 2021, with retail deliveries up 19% and fleet...

Toyota reports 2021 Q1 sales up 21.6% over last year

Toyota Motor North America reported first quarter 2021 U.S. sales of 603,066 vehicles, a 21.6% increase on a volume basis and 24.9% increase on...