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Long-Range EVs Now Cost Less Than the Average New Car in the U.S.

The automotive industry has entered a fiercely competitive phase in the electric vehicle transition, and it’s producing an intriguing result for US car buyers: the first long-range EVs that are cheaper to buy than the average gas-powered car. At least …

IIHS: Crash Tests Highlight Large SUV Vulnerabilities

Large SUVs give the impression of a safer ride; however, that isn’t always the case, new crash test results by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show. The Jeep Wagoneer is the only model out of three popular large SUVs …

Gaining Efficiencies by Prioritizing Sustainability in Insurance Practices, Claims

Auto insurance premiums have experienced a significant and unsustainable surge, increasing 26% over the past year. This surge can be attributed to various factors such as inflation and supply chain challenges that have caused vehicle costs to rise, and claims …

Report Shows Increase in Total EV Loss Claims

A new report shows a jump in total loss frequency for both electric and newer internal combustion engine automobiles. Mitchell this week released its Q1 2024 trends report: Plugged-In: EV Collision Insights. The report shows EV total loss frequency has …

Toyota Car Safety Certification Scandal Prompts Calls for Rules Review

The safety requirements that led Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and other Japanese carmakers to falsify certification tests may be overly stringent and outdated given advancements in automobile design and technology, fueling calls for their review. Despite revisions since …

Ford Says Drivers Will Be Able to Take Their Eyes Off the Road in Two Years

Ford Motor Co. is just two years away from offering technology that will allow drivers to take their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel, according to Chief Executive Officer Jim Farley. “We’re getting really close,” Farley …

U.S. Agency Seeks More Details on Self-Driving Zoox Crashes

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it is seeking more information in its investigation into Amazon.com’s self-driving Zoox vehicles due to unexpected braking leading to two rear-end collisions. Related: Alphabet’s Waymo Probe Expanded After More Robocar …

Tesla to Recall 125,227 Vehicles Over Faulty Seat Belt Warning System

Tesla is recalling 125,227 vehicles in the United States due to a malfunction in its seat belt warning system that can increase the risk of injury in a collision, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday. The regulator …

Most EVs in the U.S. Are Still Being Shipped to the Same Few States

As the US car market swiftly and steadily goes electric, the Volkswagen ID.4 remains near the front of an increasingly crowded field. Americans bought nearly 6,200 of them in the first three months of this year. But if you want …

Alphabet’s Waymo Probe Expanded After More Robocar Incidents

The top US auto-safety regulator expanded its investigation into Waymo, the autonomous-vehicle subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., after more incidents were identified in which the company’s cars were involved in collisions or may have violated traffic laws. The US National Highway …