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Kia Niro EV = New #1 EV In The Netherlands

The Dutch automotive market is out of its pandemic-related disruption, having reached positive numbers in July (+4% year over year/YoY), but while the overall market has finally recovered, the plugin segment is officially in Warp Speed (up 139% last month)

Michigan Builds the Road of the Future between Ann Arbor & Detroit

A first-of-its-kind connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) corridor will improve transportation across Southeast Michigan and continue Michigan’s leadership in smart infrastructure and future mobility

NAU biologist part of international team to sequence genome of rare ‘living fossil’

(Northern Arizona University) Northern Arizona University assistant professor Marc Tollis is one of a dozen collaborators sequencing the genome of the tuatara, a lizard-like creature that lives on the islands of New Zealand. This groundbreaking research was done in partnership with the Māori people of New Zealand,

VW’s Accra Factory Starts Production, & Toyota & Nissan Also Set To Open Plants This Year. We Hope They Add EVs Soon!

Ghana’s new Automotive Development Policy has encouraged VW, Toyota, and Nissan to look into opening assembly plants in the country. The Ghana Automotive Development Policy provides the necessary framework to establish assembly and manufacturing capacity in Ghana. The initial focus will be on new passenger cars, SUVs, and light commercial vehicles which would include pickups, minibuses, and cargo vans. VW Ghana’s new vehicle assembly plant has already started production in Accra’s North Industrial Area

Toyota, Where Are Thy US Sales?

Toyota [NYSE:TM] was reporting monthly sales last year (including sales of luxury brand Lexus), but then didn’t publish a sales report until April, covering the first quarter of the year. “Okay, fine, it is switching to quarterly reporting, too,” I thought