Tesla Model 3 first electric car to top American-Made Index

The Tesla Model 3 reached the number one spot in’s 2021 American-Made Index (AMI), making it the first all-electric vehicle to top the list in its 16-year history.

The annual survey results, released Wednesday, “ranks new vehicles that contribute most to the U.S. economy” based on U.S. factory jobs, manufacturing plants and sourcing of parts, according to the 

Tesla’s all-electric vehicles hadn’t made their way onto the list until 2020 when the Model 3 took the No. 4 spot and the Model S placed at No. 3. Tesla Model X was also No. 9 last year. 

In 2021,

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Which Cars Are The ‘Most American’ For 2021?

The past year has been the proverbial roller coaster ride for society, and it should perhaps come as no surprise that U.S. consumers have become more steadfast about buying local-made made goods to help bolster the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vehicles are no exception, according to a just-released study conducted by the autos website

The research shows that 72 percent of new-car shoppers consider car’s

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Apple hires BMW veteran in latest sign of electric car push

This photo, taken in March 2019, shows Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.

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Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW who focused on electric cars, Apple confirmed to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau on Thursday.

The hire is the latest sign that Apple is serious about building an electric car to compete with automakers such as Tesla.

Hyundai said earlier this year it was in talks with Apple to manufacture its car before walking its comments back and confirming it was no longer in discussions.

Apple has never confirmed it is building

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Govt announces Clean Car Package to drive down emissions by increasing uptake of low-emission vehicles

The Government is taking action to increase the uptake of low-emission cars by implementing rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

In a press release on Sunday morning, the Government announced its Clean Car Package, in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission, to drive down New Zealand’s emissions. The package includes a range of measures to help New Zealand meet its 2050 carbon neutral target.

The country is “playing catch up internationally” due to our lower uptake of electric vehicles (EVs), Transport Minister Michael Wood said on Sunday. New Zealand’s monthly registrations of EVs are around half

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Flying Car Makers Want to Build ‘Uber Meets Tesla in the Air’

It was sleek, cone-shaped, a little confusing — like something Hollywood would give a sci-fi villain for a quick getaway.

It wasn’t a helicopter. And it wasn’t an airplane. It was a cross between the two, with a curved hull, two small wings, and eight spinning rotors lined up across its nose and tail.

At the touch of a button on a computer screen under a nearby tent, it stirred to life, rising up from a grassy slope on a ranch in central California and speeding toward some cattle grazing under a tree — who did not react in the

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What Waabi’s launch means for the self-driving car industry

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It is not the best of times for self-driving car startups. The past year has seen large tech companies acquire startups that were running out of cash and ride-hailing companies shutter costly self-driving car projects with no prospect of becoming production-ready anytime soon.

Yet, in the midst of this downturn, Waabi, a Toronto-based self-driving car startup, has just come out of stealth with an insane amount of $83.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures, with additional participation from Uber, 8VC, Radical Ventures, OMERS Ventures,

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3 dead after car crashes into plasma clinic in Pittsburgh: Officials

The plasma clinic caught on fire and the blaze has since been extinguished.

Three people were killed after a car crashed into a building in Pittsburgh on Saturday, the city’s public safety department said.

The building — a plasma clinic — caught on fire, and the two-alarm blaze has since been extinguished, according to officials. The three people were found dead after the fire was extinguished.

One of those who died was the driver of the vehicle, Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesperson Maurice

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3 People Dead After A Car Crashes Into A Pittsburgh Building : NPR

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A car crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh, killing three people and injuring two others, authorities said.

Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich confirmed the fatalities Saturday and also said two other people were injured, one critically. A firefighter and a paramedic were also treated, he said.

Police, fire and emergency medical services responded after the crash into the Biomat USA Plasma Building in the Manchester neighborhood at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Fire crews extinguished a blaze that followed the crash, Hissrich said.

Hissrich said one of those killed was still inside the

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How to clean your car from cicada splatters

The sticky mess they leave behind on cars is like Elmer’s glue, and it’s tough to clean off. Over time, the gooey bug guts bond to your vehicle’s surface, especially after it’s baked by the sun for a few days. The longer the splatters are left on cars, the more challenging they are to remove.

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Window Shop with Car and Driver

Every car lover has a story about that one that got away, a car that they wish they’d bought when it was still affordable. To avoid having those sorts of regrets in the future, the Window Shop team challenged themselves to find cars listed online that are right about to jump in value. We set a budget of $30,000, which for the first time in a long time, no one exceeded. Now, let’s go make some money.

After a few weeks off, senior editor Joey Capparella returns to serve up a 2003 Nissan Xterra that makes up for its high

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