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News About the Automotive World


San Diego Auto Show 2024

Vehicle Prices Begin Downward Trend in the U.S., Despite Inflationary Pressure

In 2024, the automotive market is experiencing a notable shift towards affordability, with declining new and used vehicle prices, growing inventories, and strategic EV price reductions.
Self-driving car torched by crowd

Self-Driving Car Torched by Crowd During Lunar New Year Celebration

On February 10, a Waymo autonomous taxi became the center of a significant incident during the Lunar New Year celebrations in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Shell Hydrogen Station

End of the Road: Shell Closes Down Hydrogen Stations in California

Shell has announced the closure of nearly all of its hydrogen refueling stations for light-duty vehicles in California. This decision marks a stark pivot from the company's earlier ambitions in the hydrogen sector and underscores the myriad challenges facing the adoption of hydrogen fuel technology.
Viral Video Screenshot

Viral Cybertruck Video Sparks Warning from U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Viral video showcasing a driver using an Apple Vision Pro VR headset while operating a Tesla Cybertruck, garnering over 20 million views and sparking the reaction of. U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.
Tesla Fremont Factory

Tesla Agrees to $1.5 Million Settlement for Environmental Violations in California

Tesla, Inc. settles with California for hazardous waste disposal violations at its facilities, including a commitment to improve environmental practices and compliance with state laws, emphasizing sustainable operations in the electric vehicle industry.
Mazda CX-90

Mazda Recalls 2024 CX-90 for Steering Issue: What You Need to Know

Addressing a crucial safety concern, Mazda recalled more than 40,000 CX-90 vehicles from the 2024 line-up due to a steering system issue that could result in sudden loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of accidents.
Tesla Model Y

An Electric Vehicle Was the Top Selling Car in the World

The Tesla Model Y sold over 1.2 million units, making it the best-selling vehicle, of any kind, globally. A remarkable achievement for a fully Electric Vehicle (EV).
Vroom Doorstep Delivery Services Truck

Vroom Shuts Down Used Car E-commerce Operations, Lays Off Workforce and Refocuses Business Model

In a dramatic turn of events, Vroom Inc., once a trailblazer in the online used car marketplace, has announced the cessation of its e-commerce operations in the used vehicle sector.