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Huawei to invest in electric cars and self-driving tech

Huawei is the latest Chinese tech giant to announce its intentions to compete in the automotive sector at the same level as the established automakers. In a presentation to analysts on Monday, Huawei Co-Chairman Eric Xu said the company planned to invest in electric vehicles and self-driving technology, Bloomberg reported. Xu’s comments were made just …

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Walmart invests in GM Cruise for autonomous deliveries

Self-drive automaker Cruise, backed by General Motors Co, on Thursday said it raised $2.75 billion in its latest funding round with additional investment from Walmart Inc and others, taking the startup’s valuation over $30 billion. The announcement comes a week after peer TuSimple revealed plans for an initial public offering (IPO), at a time when self-drive technology …

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Porsche dealers compete in restoration challenge

You don’t have to go all the way to Stuttgart, or even to company-owned facilities in Atlanta for restoration of your classic Porsche. To underscore that fact, the 2021 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge involves 40 dealership service departments across the United States, each restoring a car for the company-sponsored contest. “The entries run the gamut …

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2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron, Maybach electric car, modern Porsche 911 Safari: Car News Headlines

Audi has expanded its lineup of electric vehicles with the reveal of the new Q4 E-Tron and Q4 Sportback E-Tron. The handsome compact crossover duo arrive at dealerships later this year and should offer around 250 miles on a charge. Mercedes-Benz this year will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the launch of the first production …

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Maybach to celebrate 100th anniversary of first car, announce EV

Maybach was founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach and his son Karl, originally as a company supplying engines for Zeppelin airships and later trains. The company would soon expand into the car business, with the first prototype, the W1 Testwagen, unveiled in 1919. It proved so popular that a production version was launched just two …

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Preview: 2022 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop arrives with new look, old power

Mini is giving its Hardtop (and Convertible) a subtle facelift for the 2022 model year, and that includes the high-performance John Cooper Works variant. The 2022 John Cooper Works Hardtop was revealed on Wednesday. Timing for the United States hasn’t been announced but we should see the vehicle in dealerships before the year is out. …

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Rimac reveals plans for new headquarters and technology campus

Rimac was only founded in 2009 but has quickly grown to become a major cog in the automotive industry, supplying several automakers with electric powertrain technology and building its own line of hypercars. Rimac’s success has drawn the interest of major investors, namely Porsche which in March lifted its stake in the company to 24%, …

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