GM recalls raft of Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC vehicles over noncompliant seatbelts

General Motors on Tuesday said that about 16,000 sedans, SUVs, and hatchbacks may have left its factories with rear seatbelt retractors that do not lock correctly when a child seat is installed.  The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 model year vehicles, including the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac CT6, and Chevrolet […]

Multiple routes, denser areas the next test for Silicon Valley startup Drive.ai’s self-driving service

Drive.ai began service in Frisco, Texas, three months ago on a single route. Now, the startup’s bright orange vans will offer rides to the public on more elaborate routes in Arlington, including near AT&T Stadium and restaurants. Three months after launching its inaugural self-driving service, Silicon Valley startup Drive.ai has wasted little time finding a […]

Care by Volvo subscription service reaches Canada with some changes

Canadians will now have full access to something they’ve never had before. Well, other than recreational marijuana. As of Tuesday, Volvo’s subscription ownership service, Care by Volvo, will now be available to Canadians—with a couple caveats. The service allows Canadians use of a new Volvo vehicle for two years and up to 15,000 miles per […]

Why Lynn Tilton may be selling Dura Automotive

Lynn Tilton: Preparing to auction off Dura? Photo credit: JOE WILSSENS Financier Lynn Tilton is working with Jefferies Financial Group Inc. to seek buyers for auto supplier Dura Automotive Systems Inc., people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg, as she looks to unload some of her investment firm’s holdings to repay creditors. Dura, owned by […]

2019 Volvo S60 first drive: Sublimely looking beyond SUVs

Volvo refuses to ignore sedans—and wagons. Even though about 80 percent of the vehicles that leave the automaker’s showrooms are high-riding crossover SUVs, it’s sedans—and wagons—that put Volvo on the map. The 2019 Volvo S60 and its V60 wagon sibling may not tip the boat, but it’ll certainly rock it. These are the latest models […]

How electric car batteries are improving despite drawbacks, risks

Cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The spread of EVs is widely expected to result in shortages of the mineral. In the race for the next generation battery, lithium-ion technology has made huge leaps in recent years. But the power packs continue to have drawbacks: they use raw material mined in unstable countries, […]

Goodyear to sell tires direct to consumers, offer mobile installation

The four tire stores in the Washington, D.C., area that Goodyear opened on Monday share little other than the smell of fresh rubber with typical greasy auto repair shops. The new Roll by Goodyear stores aren’t just different looking, with their minimalist, Apple Store-like decor. Goodyear says they’re one cog in a series of new […]

2019 BMW X7 first look: Maximum crossover SUV

With the 2019 X7, BMW stands ready to take on the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Finally. It’s taken the German automaker a while to get the hint that well-heeled American families are eager to buy three-row crossover SUVs draped in leather with powerful engines under their hoods. By those measures, the 2019 BMW X7 […]

The dirt on ‘clean’ electric cars is just under the hood

An electric car’s carbon footprint can grow quite large, depending on how it’s charged. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world’s roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery. Every major carmaker has plans for electric vehicles to cut greenhouse gas emissions, […]