Month: April 2023

A commercial for the Ford Mustang Mach-E turned into a “life-changing” experience for the deaf mother and son who starred in it, with the help of actress and singer Jennifer Hudson. The ad, which first aired in February, shows Arlene Ngalle, 35, and her 16-year-old son, Darien Lopez, driving in a Mach-E equipped with BlueCruise.
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Automakers have sent retailers enough new vehicles to restore a 30-day supply to three major publicly traded auto groups, based on first-quarter earnings reports. “New-car inventory is building,” Sonic Automotive Inc. President Jeff Dyke said on the company’s first-quarter earnings call on Thursday, April 27. One auto group saw the time for increased incentive spending
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LONDON — MG gave its Cyberster all-electric roadster ‘scissor’ doors that open upward because it needed visual drama to stand out in the increasingly competitive Chinese market, said Carl Gotham, the brand’s head of advanced design. The costs to engineer scissor doors have restricted their use to ultraluxury sports cars, but they are becoming more
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6:35 AM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It’s Romain Grosjean‘s turn to start up front for Andretti Autosport. The former Formula 1 driver and Swiss-born Frenchman is trying to duplicate teammate Kyle Kirkwood‘s pole-to-win performance after claiming the pole position for Sunday’s IndyCar race at Barber Motorsports Park. Grosjean emerged with his third pole
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LONDON — An industry group of nearly 20 electric vehicle charger companies said they aim to double the size of Britain’s charging network this year with tens of thousands of new chargers, as the government tries to wean people off combustion engines. ChargeUK’s members have cumulatively announced plans to invest more than 6 billion pounds
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1:13 PM ET Associated Press DOVER, Del. — Before Chase Elliott shredded on a snowboard and Alex Bowman moonlighted in a sprint car, Rick Hendrick issued a warning to all his Cup drivers who craved extracurricular activities outside their lucrative NASCAR careers. Be careful. Or else. Even so, Hendrick Motorsports has become the home of
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