Nissan NV commercial vans

In June, Nissan discontinued production of its NV cargo and passenger vans at its plants in Canton, Miss., and Cuernavaca, Mexico. The decision to end production was about prioritizing resources and focusing on the brand’s core sedans and crossovers, the company said last year. Sales of the vans will end this year. STAGE:Nissan NV commercial …

Probe into a fatal Tesla crash in 2020 is closed

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it closed an investigation into a fatal August 2020 Tesla crash in Saratoga, California, without taking any action. The NTSB said the driver was operating a 2019 Tesla Model 3 with the driver assistance system Autopilot engaged but was also manually pressing the accelerator pedal, causing the …

Penske Automotive acquires commercial truck dealership

Penske Automotive Group Inc. has acquired Oregon-based McCoy Freightliner, growing its offering of commercial trucks and expanding its reach to the Pacific Northwest. The deal, announced Tuesday, brings Penske subsidiary Premier Truck Group three dealership locations and $200 million in annual revenue, according to a Penske Automotive news release. Terms of the deal were not …

Nissan NV commercial vans

In June, Nissan discontinued production of its NV cargo and passenger vans at its plants in Canton, Miss., and Cuernavaca, Mexico. The decision to end production was about prioritizing resources and focusing on the brand’s core sedans and crossovers, the company said last year. Sales of the vans will end this year. STAGE:Nissan NV commercial …

Mining has big role in creating cleaner supply chain for EVs

There is a cruel paradox that comes with society’s worldwide transformation to EVs. Not only do we recharge zero-emission vehicles via polluting, coal-powered electrical grids, but the metals such as copper needed to build the batteries and other components of EVs must be mined from the Earth in practices that are too often unsafe, unclean …

Toyota pledges $6 million for expansion, testing at mobility center in Mich.

DETROIT — Toyota Motor Corp. has committed to investing $6 million over the next five years to expand vehicle testing at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti. The Japanese automaker will invest $3.5 million to build out and lease new vehicle labs and office space, as well as $2.5 million in additional usage of …