2024 Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge Registration Open Now

Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge

A week ago, we were the first outlet to announce that 2024 Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge would be moving back to the M1 Concourse road racing facility and the date of the event was August 10th. Today, the brand has made all of that information official, but more importantly, Dodge has announced that registration … Read more

GM announces big profits

Chevy Blazer police car

General Motors announces that, with stable sales, it earned $48 billion in revenues during the second quarter of 2024. Profits before interest and taxes were $4.4 billion; net profits were $2.9 billion for the quarter. GM increased its expectations for 2024 slightly, now expecting to earn net profits of $10.1 to $11.5 billion. This is … Read more

Pacifica recall follows seven fires

After seven fires were reported, Chrysler is recalling the 2017-21 Pacifica PHEV. Fewer than 24,000 subject vehicles were sold. Some of the affected minivans might have had a software update already. Later models, which are most of the Pacifica Hybrid’s production, have a newer manufacturing process which bypasses the problem. The vehicles may still be … Read more

Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge Moves Back to M1 Concourse for 2024

2023 Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge

Back in early June, we brought you the news that Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge would be back for 2024, but at that time, we didn’t know exactly when or where the event would be held. However, we now know that for 2024, Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge is moving back to M1 Concourse and … Read more

Deeper Hevo dive: benefits, costs vs GM

Fiat 500e with HEVO

Allpar member Somber noted yesterday’s story on Stellantis providing owners with a free HEVO charger (without installation) or $600 in Free2Move credits. The story cited General Motors as providing free installation as well as a charger; Somber wrote that GM pays up to a fairly respectable limit, covering reasonable costs for an electrician but not extending … Read more

Federal Government Giving $2 Billion in EV Production Subsidies—Stellantis Getting a Third

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Coupe

With automakers claiming to lose money on making electric vehicles, it seemed that federal government would need to lighten the restrictions on gasoline vehicles or dump tax money into the market to help make the vehicles more financially feasible. The Department of Energy recently announced nearly $2 billion in grants to a variety of companies … Read more

HEVO: Buy a Charger (or another BEV), get a charger

hevo charger

Following GM’s longstanding policy of giving buyers of Chevrolet Bolts a home charger, Stellantis will provide a home charger or credits on its national network to buyers of any FCA US battery-electric car—but there is a catch. The device, apparently named after the pioneering band, is dubbed HEVO, an unexplained acronym. The charging station must … Read more

Stellantis’ head of software has left

Stellantis’ Chief Software Business Growth Officer has left the company, according to Crain’s Detroit. She was in charge of “augmenting our brands with software experiences,” and had been in the job for three and a half years. Before that she was chief digital information officer for FCA for around two years. FCA had hired her … Read more

FCA Canada selling 32 acres of Brampton plant parking, barrier land

Avison Young sale of Brampton acreage

A Canadian real estate group is advertising 32 acres of land for sale in Brampton, Ontario, which from their diagrams appears to include around half the employee parking lot, a portion of the shipping lot, and some land which insulate the lots from nearby streets and provide landscaping. The Brampton Assembly and Satellite Stamping plants occupy 269 acres,…

Dodge Hornet R/T Review: The Perfect Small Hybrid for the Daily Commute

Dodge Hornet R/T

Dodge is marketing the new Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid electric crossover as something that is a blast to drive, and it is a ton of fun to drive (as that segment goes). However, that ad campaign doesn’t really address the fact that it is a fantastic daily commuter vehicle – with all of the latest … Read more

Stellantis joins with research group for in-house battery tech

CEA (French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission)

Stellantis has renewed its relationship with France’s research institution CEA to work on an in-house design for next-generation battery cells. The end goal is more affordable and sustainable electric cars; the method is a multiple year R&D program on battery cells. CEA has over 25 years of experience in lithium-ion batteries; Stellantis has worked with … Read more

Production cuts, retooling close Gladiator plant

Jeep Gladiator sales

With Gladiators selling at tens of thousands off their admittedly inflated list prices, Stellantis has finally shut down the Toledo, Ohio plant which makes them for six weeks. After a two week layoff at both plants, Gladiator employees will be reassigned to help at the neighboring Wrangler plant. Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators have been clogging … Read more