The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS stakes its claim on a luxury, electric future

A day spent driving a pre-production 2022 Mercedes Benz EQS provided an up-close look at what the German automaker has been doing with the billions of dollars it has dedicated to electrification. The EQS is a meticulously designed flagship sedan that brings together the automaker’s MBUX infotainment system, a new electric platform and advancements in performance. It is an unapologetic pursuit to set a new benchmark for a full-size luxury sedan that happens to be electric. The luxury electric sed...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla

The Station: The biggest SPAC ever and reading the micromobility permit tea leaves

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Before jump into micromobbin’ and the rest, I wanted to point you to another Extra Crunch piece, this time a deep dive into second-life batteries. As Aria Alamalh...
Tags: Automotive, TC, Transportation, Autonomous Vehicles, Bird, Dott, Electric Vehicles, Ford, GM, Grab, Joby Aviation, Lime, Reid Hoffman, Tier, Voi, VW Group

NGK Spark Plugs launches $100M corporate venture fund, will seek M&A opportunities

NGK Spark Plug, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automative spark plugs, announced a new $100 million fund to invest in startups and find potential merger and acquisition deals. The fund was launched with Pegasus Tech Ventures, the “venture capital as a service” firm that has also worked with corporations like Sega Sammy Holdings, Asus and Aisin Seiki to launch venture funds. While best known for its automotive components, NGK Spark Plug also manufacturers many other hardware componen...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Automotive, Decentralized Utilities, Health, Japan, Mobility, NGK Spark Plug, Pegasus Tech Ventures

2021 Tata Safari Gets Country’s Largest Billboard at Mumbai Pune Expressway

Advertisement or marketing is the only way to grab the attention of prospective...
Tags: Autos, Mumbai Pune Expressway

Hyundai Alcazar vs Hyundai Creta - Top 5 Differences

Hyundai is all set to launch its new 7-seater SUV in the Indian market named...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Alcazar, Hyundai Creta Top

Toyota’s Akio Toyota Chosen 2021 World Car Person of the Year

Selected 2021 World Car Awards Person of the Year was Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) president and CEO. “Akio Toyoda is the charismatic President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation. He has spent years successfully remaking his company. In 2020 despite COVID-19, under his leadership Toyota remained profitable, protecting jobs worldwide. He has maintained Toyota’s […] The post Toyota’s Akio Toyota Chosen 2021 World Car Person of the Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Media, Marketing, Awards, Global, Events, People, Industry, Autos, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, Person Of The Year, Journalists, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyota

Cruise strikes deal to launch robotaxi service in Dubai

Cruise has expanded its robotaxi ambitions beyond San Francisco. The autonomous vehicle subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, Microsoft and Honda, has struck a deal to launch a robotaxi service in Dubai in 2023. The robotaxi service in Dubai will use the Cruise Origin, the all-electric shuttle-like vehicle that has no steering wheel or pedals and is designed to travel at highway speeds. The Origin, which was unveiled in January 2020 will be manufactured by GM. Cruise ...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise Automation, Dubai, Electric Vehicles, GM