EXPLAINER: 2023 tax credits for EVs will boost their appeal
Starting Jan. 1, many Americans will qualify for a tax credit of up to $7,500 for buying an electric vehicle. For at least the first two months of 2023, though, a delay in the Treasury Department's rules for the new benefit will likely make the full credit temporarily available to consumers who meet certain income and price limits. Certain EV brands that were eligible for a separate tax credit that began in 2010 and that will end this year may not be eligible for the new credit.news.yahoo.com
Charges pending against 4 caught after police chase in Lincoln Square ends in fiery car crash
At around 10:43 a.m. Monday, the stolen car — which officials suspect was used in at least one previous armed robbery — was located by police. The car was fleeing from police when it hit a Department of Streets and Sanitation truck and caught fire.chicagotribune.com
Park outside: Hyundai recalls SUVs for fire risk in computer
Hyundai is telling the owners of more than 44,000 SUVs in the U.S. to park the vehicles outdoors because they can catch fire even if the engines are off. The SUVs have anti-lock brake computers that can malfunction and develop an electrical short. Hyundai says in documents posted Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it has four reports of engine compartment fires from vehicles included in both recalls.news.yahoo.com
Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales
U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry. But smaller, fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles don't appear to be faring as well.news.yahoo.com
Hyundai announces $5.5B electric vehicle plant in Georgia
Hyundai Motor Group confirmed Friday the company will spend $5.5 billion on a huge electric vehicle plant near Savannah that will employ thousands — a deal Georgia’s governor called the largest economic development project in the state’s history.
FHP: 2 seriously hurt after overturned semi, fuel spill shuts down WB I-10 near Chaffee Road for hours
Two people were injured, according to troopers, after a semitruck overturned on westbound Interstate 10 just before Chaffee Road, causing a fuel leak that shut down the interstate for hours Tuesday morning during rush hour as the Hazmat team was called to clean up the spill and crews worked to get the semi back upright.
US steps up probe into Hyundai-Kia engine failures and fires
U.S. auto safety regulators have stepped up a series of investigations into engine fires that have plagued Hyundai and Kia vehicles for more than six years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a new engineering analysis investigation covers more than 3 million vehicles from the 2011 through 2016 model years. The agency has received 161 complaints of engine fires, some of which occurred in vehicles that had already been recalled.news.yahoo.com
Edmunds: 2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Well, they’ve made a comeback for the 2022 model year via the all-new Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. Built on crossover platforms, the Maverick and Santa Cruz promise better fuel economy and ride more comfortably than traditional midsize or full size body-on-frame pickups such as the Toyota Tacoma or Ford F-150. Edmunds’ experts compared them to find out.news.yahoo.com
Man killed, 2 women injured in wrong-way crash on I-295 near Beach Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed and two women were seriously injured early Saturday morning in a wrong-way crash involving two cars and a tractor-trailer on I-295 near Beach Boulevard. Southbound lanes reopened at 8 p.m.FHP: Man dead, 2 women seriously injured in wrong-way crash on I-295 at Beach Blvd around 3 a.m. Southbound I-295 still closed. The 23-year-old man driving the BMW was not wearing a seat belt and suffered fatal injuries, troopers said. Troopers said the 22-year-old woman driving the Hyundai, who is listed as being from Corpus Christi, Texas, and a 48-year-old woman driving the semi were both wearing seat belts. A deadly crash was reported Saturday morning on I-295 near Beach Boulevard.
Insider Q&A: Hyundai's Olabisi Boyle
This photo provided by Hyundai Motor America shows Olabasi Boyle. Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, has seen plenty of change during her decades in the industry. (Hagop Istanboulian/Hyundai Motor America via AP)Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, has seen plenty of change during her decades in the industry. A: There’s what we like to call “urban air mobility vehicles" instead of flying cars. Where it gets into the urban mobility and how they interact is we want to have, going into the future, multi-modal solutions for people.
Kia recalling 295,000 vehicles due to risk of engine fires
DETROIT – Kia is recalling nearly 295,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the engines can stall or catch fire. Kia says in documents posted Saturday by the U.S. government that no manufacturing defect has been found, but it's recalling the vehicles to mitigate any risk of fire. The recall comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating Kia and Hyundai engine fires in 2019. Kia must pay $27 million and invest $16 million on safety performance measures. Another $27 million payment will be deferred as long as Kia meets safety conditions, the NHTSA said.
Ex-Philadelphia cop charged in fatal shooting of Black man
A white former Philadelphia police officer was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man after a high-speed car chase nearly three years ago. Four other officers who were on the scene and had taken cover did not fire their weapons, according to a grand jury presentment. The grand jury said Ruch shot Plowden in the head without justification as Plowden looked “dazed and lost on the sidewalk." According to the grand jury, Ruch and his partner began following Plowden and asked police dispatch to check the registration of his car. Ruch fired the fatal shot just 6 to 8 seconds after getting to the crash scene, the grand jury said.
Mother hit, killed by car while helping driver who struck horses
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman who stopped to help after another driver struck and killed two horses on U.S. 301 was hit and killed after she got out of her car, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The horses died from their injuries, troopers said. She stopped to help, got out of her car and started to walk over to the other driver. But at the same moment, a red Kia Forte that was also headed south on 301 hit one of the horses lying in the roadway, flipping the Kia, which hit Nault and her Hyundai. She tried to save her mother, but Nault died at the scene.
These 2020 Super Bowl commercials made us laugh, cry and smile
The 2020 Super Bowl has come and gone, and as usual, everyone seems to be talking about the great commercials they saw, and just how great Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were during the halftime performance. Most unexpected cry: GoogleDid anyone else suddenly find themselves sobbing during the first half of the game during the Google commercial? The commercial featured extraordinary Americans doing extraordinary things. Most likely to make you want to crash the patriarchy: MicrosoftIn case you didn’t know, this year’s big game featured the first woman to coach during a Super Bowl. She didn’t become the first woman to help coach a team to a Super Bowl victory, but we’ve got a feeling she’ll be getting there very soon.
St. Marys couple killed, 2 children hurt in head-on crash
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. Three people, including a husband and wife from St. Marys, were killed and the couples two children were injured in a head-on crash Saturday night in Alachua County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. According to the Highway Patrol, a Hyundai Elantra was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of S.R. Troopers said the driver of the Toyota -- Christopher Hesling, 30, of St. Marys, Georgia -- and one of the passengers -- Brittany Hesling, 31, of St. Marys -- died. The Highway Patrol report shows Brittany Hesling was not wearing a seat belt. The pair most recently lived in a neighborhood near downtown St. Marys with their two children.
Hyundai investing $35B in autonomous driving and electric cars
Hyundai does not intend to be left behind in the high-stakes race to build mass-market electric and self-driving cars. (CNN) - Hyundai does not intend to be left behind in the high-stakes race to build mass-market electric and self-driving cars. The race to get fully autonomous cars on the roads is underway globally, and carmakers are under pressure to either get on board or risk getting left behind. Ford and Baidu have teamed up to develop self-driving cars in China. And Volkswagen started testing electric cars fitted with autonomous technology on a section of Hamburg's streets.
India's car market has worst month in 18 years
(CNN) - Just two years ago, India's huge car market was booming and global players were rushing to invest. "This is a very deep sort of a slump that is impacting every segment of the industry," Mathur said. Before the slump hit, India was predicted to overtake Germany and Japan to become the world's third largest car market by 2020 behind only China and the United States. India is one of several big car markets to face a major slump, as the global car industry struggles with trade tensions, an economic slowdown, new technologies and regulatory changes. The world's biggest car market, China, shrank for the first time in more than two decades in 2018.
US auto sales down 0.5% in May
U.S. auto sales dipped for the fifth month in a row in May, with a 0.5 percent decrease and more than 1.5 million vehicles sold, The Associated Press reported. General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai and Toyota reported decreases in sales last month compared to May 2016. IHS Markit analyst Tom Libby told the AP that despite good economic factors, like low unemployment and gas prices, there could be a decrease in auto sales for all of 2017. The past two years saw record sales of about 17.5 million vehicles, which analysts say could account for the lack of demand, the AP reported. Libby's firm reduced its 2017 sales forecast from 17.4 million to 17.3 million, the AP reported.