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Chinese EV Imports Pose “An Extinction Level Event”

Chinese EV Imports Pose “An Extinction Level Event”

President Joe Biden raised tariffs on an assortment of Chinese-made goods, including the battery-electric vehicles manufacturers like BYD, Geely and Great Wall have been hoping to start selling in the U.S. The threat of these inexpensive EVs – some starting at barely $10,000 – has sent shivers through the American auto industry, one trade group warning their arrival poses an “extinction-level event.” Headlight.News explains why.

Tesla Kills Plan for Affordable EV

Tesla Kills Plan for Affordable EV

Tesla pulled the plug on a program aimed at developing a $25,000 EV, even as Chinese automakers led by BYD double down on bringing to market all-electric vehicles affordable often to reach mainstream buyers. According to Reuters, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now wants to focus on self-driving robocabs.

Ford Moves Mustang Mach-Es by Slicing Price and Discounting

Ford Moves Mustang Mach-Es by Slicing Price and Discounting

Ford this week confirmed it will indefinitely delay the launch of a new, all-electric SUV to put more focus on hybrids. It’s also cut back on production of its F-150 Lightning pickup. But while some EV skeptics take these moves as a sign that the market for all-electric vehicles is waning, Ford actually saw a surge during the first quarter, notably for its Mustang Mach-E. Here’s how it charged up demand.

Detroit Automakers Watch as Their Sales Collapse in China – and the U.S. Could be Next

Detroit Automakers Watch as Their Sales Collapse in China – and the U.S. Could be Next

When the new Lincoln Nautilus goes on sale this spring it will mark a significant development for parent Ford Motor Co., the first time it imports a vehicle to the U.S. from China. The move will help keep the U.S. automaker’s factories there running as demand for its products has tumbled sharply in the Asian nation. But Ford is not alone. Detroit automakers – along with other foreign brands – have seen their Chinese sales – and earnings – plunge as consumers by the millions shift to domestic competitors. Could the Chinese now turn the tables on the U.S. at home? Find out at Headlight.News.

Chinese Automaker BYD Unveils EV Supercar, Updated Dolphin EV

Chinese Automaker BYD Unveils EV Supercar, Updated Dolphin EV

When Chinese automaker BYD announced that it surpassed Tesla in global electric vehicle sales, the world took notice. BYD has been on a mission since then to expand its presence in the EV sector and has formally unveiled two models that look to further solidify its lead over Tesla, the U9 BEV supercar and an updated version of the mass-market-focused Dolphin hatchback. Get details at Headlight.News.

Latest Recall Adds to Tesla’s Very, Very, Very Bad Week

Latest Recall Adds to Tesla’s Very, Very, Very Bad Week

Tesla will recall 200,000 EVs to address a problem with their backup camera. The latest in a series of recalls comes as the automaker faces some serious challenges, including a slowdown in sales and earnings that led to a major sell-off of stock this week, wiping out $80 billion in shareholder value. Headlight.News has more.

Tesla Sets Sales Record – But Still Misses its Target as BYD Closes the Gap

Tesla Sets Sales Record – But Still Misses its Target as BYD Closes the Gap

Tesla delivered 485,000 vehicles during the fourth quarter, bringing total sales for the year to 1.8 million, an all-time record. But the automaker fell short of the 2 million target CEO Elon Musk set early last year. And it has BYD, breathing down its neck, even though that major Chinese competitor has yet to enter the North American market.