EXPLAINER: 2023 tax credits for EVs will boost their appeal
Starting Jan. 1, many Americans will qualify for a tax credit of up to $7,500 for buying an electric vehicle. For at least the first two months of 2023, though, a delay in the Treasury Department's rules for the new benefit will likely make the full credit temporarily available to consumers who meet certain income and price limits. Certain EV brands that were eligible for a separate tax credit that began in 2010 and that will end this year may not be eligible for the new credit.news.yahoo.com
Charges pending against 4 caught after police chase in Lincoln Square ends in fiery car crash
At around 10:43 a.m. Monday, the stolen car — which officials suspect was used in at least one previous armed robbery — was located by police. The car was fleeing from police when it hit a Department of Streets and Sanitation truck and caught fire.chicagotribune.com
Park outside: Hyundai recalls SUVs for fire risk in computer
Hyundai is telling the owners of more than 44,000 SUVs in the U.S. to park the vehicles outdoors because they can catch fire even if the engines are off. The SUVs have anti-lock brake computers that can malfunction and develop an electrical short. Hyundai says in documents posted Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it has four reports of engine compartment fires from vehicles included in both recalls.news.yahoo.com
Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales
U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry. But smaller, fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles don't appear to be faring as well.news.yahoo.com
US steps up probe into Hyundai-Kia engine failures and fires
U.S. auto safety regulators have stepped up a series of investigations into engine fires that have plagued Hyundai and Kia vehicles for more than six years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a new engineering analysis investigation covers more than 3 million vehicles from the 2011 through 2016 model years. The agency has received 161 complaints of engine fires, some of which occurred in vehicles that had already been recalled.news.yahoo.com
Edmunds: 2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Well, they’ve made a comeback for the 2022 model year via the all-new Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. Built on crossover platforms, the Maverick and Santa Cruz promise better fuel economy and ride more comfortably than traditional midsize or full size body-on-frame pickups such as the Toyota Tacoma or Ford F-150. Edmunds’ experts compared them to find out.news.yahoo.com
Pursuit ends with DPS seizing 15 pounds of heroin in Starr County
Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety seized about 15 pounds of heroin from a vehicle in Starr County on Monday as part of Operation Lone Star. According to a news release, just after 3 p.m. a state trooper attempted to make a traffic stop after a maroon Hyundai committed a traffic violation on U.S. 83 in Rio Grande City. The driver refused to stop, resulting in a pursuit, DPS stated. The driver of the vehicle eventually came to a stop on Mi Ranchita Road and abandoned the vehicle and fled into a wooded area, according to DPS. The driver of the vehicle has not been apprehended, and no arrests have been made.myrgv.com
Insider Q&A: Hyundai's Olabisi Boyle
This photo provided by Hyundai Motor America shows Olabasi Boyle. Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, has seen plenty of change during her decades in the industry. (Hagop Istanboulian/Hyundai Motor America via AP)Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, has seen plenty of change during her decades in the industry. A: There’s what we like to call “urban air mobility vehicles" instead of flying cars. Where it gets into the urban mobility and how they interact is we want to have, going into the future, multi-modal solutions for people.
1 person dead after car crashes into back of tow truck in southwest Houston, police say
HOUSTON – One person is dead after a crash involving a tow truck in southwest Houston Thursday, police said. Officers said it happened on the Beltway near Gessner around 1 a.m. According to investigators, officers and a tow truck were assisting a car that broke down. While the wrecker was sitting in the shoulder of the freeway, officers said a Hyundai sedan came up from behind and slammed into the back of it. Police said the driver of the Hyundai died at the scene.
Ex-Philadelphia cop charged in fatal shooting of Black man
A white former Philadelphia police officer was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man after a high-speed car chase nearly three years ago. Four other officers who were on the scene and had taken cover did not fire their weapons, according to a grand jury presentment. The grand jury said Ruch shot Plowden in the head without justification as Plowden looked “dazed and lost on the sidewalk." According to the grand jury, Ruch and his partner began following Plowden and asked police dispatch to check the registration of his car. Ruch fired the fatal shot just 6 to 8 seconds after getting to the crash scene, the grand jury said.
These 2020 Super Bowl commercials made us laugh, cry and smile
The 2020 Super Bowl has come and gone, and as usual, everyone seems to be talking about the great commercials they saw, and just how great Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were during the halftime performance. Most unexpected cry: GoogleDid anyone else suddenly find themselves sobbing during the first half of the game during the Google commercial? The commercial featured extraordinary Americans doing extraordinary things. Most likely to make you want to crash the patriarchy: MicrosoftIn case you didn’t know, this year’s big game featured the first woman to coach during a Super Bowl. She didn’t become the first woman to help coach a team to a Super Bowl victory, but we’ve got a feeling she’ll be getting there very soon.
Flying taxis in the sky? Uber and Hyundai are working on it
Uber and Hyundai unveiled a flying taxi that may eventually transform your ridesharing trips. Hyundai is the latest big company to announce that it's developing a flying taxi for trips around cities and suburbs. In October, Hyundai appointed Jaiwon Shin, a longtime NASA administrator, to lead its newly created air taxi division. Batteries powering air taxis will need to deliver better range than currently available. Singh, who worked on self-driving cars before shifting to air taxis, says that autonomous flying vehicles are easier to develop in some respects.
US auto sales down 0.5% in May
U.S. auto sales dipped for the fifth month in a row in May, with a 0.5 percent decrease and more than 1.5 million vehicles sold, The Associated Press reported. General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai and Toyota reported decreases in sales last month compared to May 2016. IHS Markit analyst Tom Libby told the AP that despite good economic factors, like low unemployment and gas prices, there could be a decrease in auto sales for all of 2017. The past two years saw record sales of about 17.5 million vehicles, which analysts say could account for the lack of demand, the AP reported. Libby's firm reduced its 2017 sales forecast from 17.4 million to 17.3 million, the AP reported.