Monthly Archives: April 2022

The Lexus RZ is the Lexus’ First Battery EV

All-New Lexus RZ

The All-New Lexus RZ

Lexus is revealing details about the brand-new 2023 RZ 450e. This luxury brand’s first global battery EV (BEV) is now available. Read more »

Free Charging for EV Drivers on Earth Day

Ivy Charging Network invites EV drivers to use its fast-charging Charge & Go and level 2 Park & Charge locations to recharge for free in celebration of Earth Day, Friday April 22. The 24 hour free charging offer at one of Ontario’s most connected networks will be available from midnight on April 22 to midnight. Read more »

Capital Automotive Group Launches RideShift

RideShift is Capital Ford’s new fully online car buying solutions

RideShift is Capital Ford’s new fully online car buying solutions

Capital Automotive Group announced today the launch of RiderShift. This new, powerful dimension in car shopping leverages AI and provides exceptional customer service before, during, and after the sale. RideShift, which has been serving the Carolinas since 1969, offers a fully automated pre-owned vehicle ecommerce site. It is available in 20 locations. It allows consumers to quickly find, finance, and purchase a vehicle. They can also schedule delivery or curbside pick up – whatever the car buyer needs. Read more »

The Lithium Battery Market is seeing a boom in popularity of recreational vehicles

Lithium-Ion batteries for recreational vehicles must be extremely durable, reliable, and powerful. The battery for recreational vehicles (RVs), is an energy storage device that supplies electric input energy to the vehicle’s electric components. The batteries of Recreational Vehicles (RVs), are an integral part that support the various internal and external components of electric vehicles. In the near future, the main factors that will influence the demand for Recreational Vehicles Batteries (RVs), are growing electrification and increased recreational activities around the world. Lithium-based batteries for recreational vehicles (RVs), have a higher density and greater capacity than lead acid or other types of batteries. The forecast period will see lithium-based batteries gain popularity. The changing market momentum for recreational vehicles (RVs), also has an impact on the demand for batteries. According to Allied Market Research, the global recreational vehicle batteries market was estimated at $0.43 billion by 2020. It is expected to grow to $0.69 billion by 2030. This represents a 5.1% compound annual growth rate. According to the report, “Factors like the changing outlook on leisure and recreational activities, as well as the rise in electrification activities are expected to drive growth of the recreational vehicle (RV) batteries market.” The market’s growth is impeded by an instable supply of raw materials. However, market players can expect to reap the benefits of strong distributors and dealers networks entering into agreements or contracts with recreational vehicle manufacturers. Today’s active companies include Expion360 Inc., QuantumScape Corporation, (NYSE: QS), Microvast Holdings, Inc., FREYR Batterie (NYSE: FREYR), ESS Tech, Inc., (NYSE: GWH). Read more »

Cipia-FS10 Driver Monitoring System Available on DCT’s Fleet Telematics Platform

Cipia, a provider of computer vision AI in-cabin automobile solutions, and Digital Communications Technologies, a leading developer and supplier of fleet telematics solutions announced that integration of the Cipia FS10 driver monitoring device (DMS) on DCT’s Pegasus cloud platform using the Syrus4G IoT Gateway. DCT’s fleet telematics offerings will be enhanced by Cipia’s DMS device. Read more »

Navistar Prepares Huntsville Plant

Today Navistar announced plans to construct an integrated powertrain at the Huntsville Powertrain Manufacturing Plant, Huntsville, Ala. Read more »

SKF Recognized by General Motors

SKF is a global leader in bearings, seals and lubrication. It has been awarded the Overdrive Award as part of GM’s 30th annual Supplier of the year awards. The Overdrive Award was first presented in 2012. It is a distinction that recognizes suppliers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement within the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization’s key priorities. These include safety, sustainability, innovation and relationships. Read more »

American Legion and Chip Ganassi Racing reveal Indianapolis 500 car

Chip Ganassi Racing

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb took the wheel of the Indiana Motor Speedway’s 2013 Indianapolis 500 Winner Tony Kanaan today, in a surprising twist. The American Legion and Chip Ganassi Racing teamed up to create Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 Honda livery to represent the 106 th Indianapolis 500. Read more »