Proponents claim hydrogen is even better than batteries as a way to the shift away from fossil fuels. The problem is how to produce “green” hydrogen that doesn’t create its own environmental issues. A pair of scientists may have found the answer — ironically, while they were searching for fossil fuels. Headlight.News has more.
When UAW President Shawn Fain said the union was looking not only to win back what the union lost nearly two decades ago and to get more, but also to revive the labor movement in the country, he didn’t know how quickly that would come to his own industry, reports Headlight.News.
Chevy shocked the world when, after years of speculation it delivered the first-ever midengine version of the Corvette. Now, it’s taking things a step further with the first “electrified” version of America’s sports car. And in the process, it means that the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray is not only the fastest ‘Vette ever, but the first to get all-wheel drive. Dare we say it, after spending a little time behind the wheel, Headlight.News discovers it’s also the easiest Corvette to drive.
Cadillac is getting ready to roll out the most expensive vehicle in its history, the exotic Celestiq set to start at just over $300,000. But one customer will wind up paying more than three times that, at least if they opt for a one-off version included in this year’s annual Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts list. Checkout out at Headlight.News.
It’s one of the biggest events in Las Vegas, and the annual SEMA Show will put the spotlight on the automotive aftermarket when it opens this week. Headlight.News spoke to SEMA’s marketing chief RJ DeVera to get a sense of how this traditionally performance-focused extravaganza is rapidly evolving along with the auto industry, adapting to the era of EVs, finding a new, more diverse audience and even adding a new consumer follow-up, the SEMA Fest, featuring Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons.
When Stellantis reached a tentative settlement with the UAW on Saturday there was a surprise buried in the agreement. As part of the deal, the automaker will build a long-awaited midsize pickup at the Belvidere, Illinois assembly plant it recently closed. And the new truck is likely to get a hybrid, possibly even an all-electric powertrain.
Serious off-roaders have gotten plenty of new options lately, like the GMC Sierra AT4X. General Motors’ “professional grade” truck brand has been upgrading things with the of American Expedition Vehicles and, together, GMC and AEV are showing off what could be the “ultimate” package, the Sierra Grande Concept that will make its official debut at the SEMA Show next week.
Ford is rethinking its commitment to battery-electric vehicles, at least in the near term, company officials revealed during an earnings call. It might seem a logical move considering the automaker lost about $37,000 on every EV it sold during the third quarter. But Ford is by no means the only automaker rethinking its commitment as growth in the electric vehicle market slows. Read the story at Headlight.News.
Like its parent, Toyota, luxury brand Lexus has been slow to embrace EV technology. But that may be set to change, at least based on the LF-ZC and LF-ZL EV concepts unveiled at the Japan Mobility Show. The Lexus LF-ZC could be in production by 2026, with the LF-ZL hinting at an all-electric flagship that may follow. Both introduce next-gen battery technology capable of delivering over 600 miles range.
Ending a nearly six-week walkout, Ford reached a tentative settlement with the United Auto Workers union providing it a 25% raise — its best deal in more than two decades. Now, the UAW has to wrap up talks with General Motors and Stellantis, but there are potential sticking points that could drag things out, reports Headlight.News.
Sports cars seem to be getting a lot of play at the Japan Mobility Show this year with several other automakers offering up sporty concepts. Mazda certainly got the memo, showing off the Mazda Iconic SP, which is clearly inspired by the company’s past and present. Get details at Headlight.News.
The United Auto Workers Union reached a tentative settlement with Ford Motor Co. Wednesday evening, nudging the automaker to accept a wage hike averaging 25% over the course of 4.5 years for its UAW workers. The union also agreed to order an immediate end to the walkout though it will take weeks before all is back to normal, Headlight.News reports.