Report: Chevy not planning dealer buyouts over EVs as GM offered for Buick, Cadillac

Chevrolet won’t follow sibling General Motors brands Buick and Cadillac in offering buyouts to dealerships that don’t want to sell electric vehicles, a GM executive said in a recent interview with The Verge. In fact, the dealerships that take buyouts f…

2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid starts $2,500 higher than 2022 in “optimization” of lineup

The 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid enters the new model with what Kia calls an “optimized” trim-level lineup that effectively gives the crossover SUV a roughly $2,500 price bump. That “optimization” included the discontinuation of the base Sorento Hybrid S tr…

Bridgestone aims to make natural-rubber tires from a sustainable American southwest crop

To make tire production more sustainable, Bridgestone is turning to a desert shrub called guayule as a source of natural rubber. Native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, guayule is a heat-tolerant source of natural rubber that can …

Lightyear 0 is the most aerodynamic production car in the world, wind-tunnel testing verifies

Wind-tunnel testing has proven that the Lightyear 0 is the most aerodynamic production car in the world, Lightyear claims. Testing conducted at the FKFS wind tunnels in Stuttgart, Germany, under WLTP protocols confirmed a 0.175 coefficient of drag (Cd)…