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  • ‘He just floored it’: Detroit police SUV plows through group of protesters, flings people who climbed on hood

    06/29/2020 6:23:20 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2020 | Timothy Bella
    A largely peaceful protest in Detroit against systemic racism and police brutality turned violent on Sunday night as a police SUV plowed through a group of protesters, striking multiple people and sending a couple of demonstrators who had climbed on the hood flying from the vehicle. Police accelerated the vehicle multiple times as dozens of protesters surrounded it, according to videos of the incident posted to social media. After each acceleration, protesters could be heard shrieking in shock, pleading for the driver to stop hitting the gas while people were in front of the vehicle and being thrown from its...
  • Video captures Detroit police SUV drive through crowd of protesters (smashed window, thugs on hood)

    06/29/2020 2:50:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | 6/28/20 | Victor Williams
    DETROIT – A violent confrontation happened Sunday night on Detroit’s southwest side. Video from the scene captured a Detroit police SUV driving through a crowd, knocking several people to the ground. The video shows the police officer revving the engine, trying to get a protester off the vehicle before pressing on the gas and accelerating through the crowd. One protester said the officer’s actions validate the protests and said the Detroit police “feels like they could do anything with impunity.” “That’s why we march,” he said. “The police feel like their badge gives them the authority to do harm and...
  • GM to revive Hummer name with electric pickups, SUVs: sources

    01/10/2020 1:17:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2020 | by David Shepardson
    General Motors Co will revive the Hummer name to sell a new family of electric pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles and will tout the return with a Super Bowl ad featuring NBA star Lebron James, two people briefed on the matter said on Friday. The vehicles will be sold under the GMC nameplate. Reuters reported in October that GM planned to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021 and was considering reviving the Hummer name, citing several people familiar with the plans.
  • Soaring SUV sales keep carmakers on collision course with climate policy

    01/10/2020 6:16:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2020 | by Edward Taylor
    FRANKFURT - Soaring demand for SUVs drove record sales for premium carmakers including BMW and Mercedes last year, leaving the industry on collision course with government efforts to tackle global warming despite big investments in electric vehicles. BMW said on Friday deliveries by its main luxury brand rose 2% to a record 2,168,516 vehicles last year, thanks to a 21% jump in sales of its “X” branded sport-utility vehicles (SUV) which now make up 44% of the BMW brand’s global sales. At Mercedes-Benz, the world’s best selling premium car brand, every third luxury car sold last year was an SUV....
  • Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push (barf aleft)

    12/09/2019 6:18:34 AM PST · by Subcutaneous Fishstick Blues · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | Theo Legget
    The "immense" rise in sales of high-emission sports utility vehicles means they now outsell electric cars in the UK by 37 to one, research has found. As a result, overall exhaust emissions from new cars have been increasing, not declining, for the past three years, says the UK Energy Research Centre. SUV sales are jeopardising the UK transport sector's ability to meet EU emissions targets, it said. Prof Jillian Anable of the UKERC said this made "a mockery" of UK policy. "Effectively, we have been sleepwalking into the issue," she said. "The decarbonisation of the passenger car market can no...
  • Should we outlaw SUVs?

    10/23/2019 5:06:31 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 107 replies
    Fast Company ^ | October 23, 2019 | Adele Peters
    They are an enormous cause of emissions, and deadly to pedestrians? Is it time for automakers to stop selling them or cities to stop allowing them on their streets? Over the last decade, global SUV ownership has doubled. In that time, the vehicles contributed more to the increase in global CO2 emissions than airlines, trucks, or heavy industry, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency. Even if we add nearly 150 million electric cars to the road by 2040, if SUV ownership grows at its current rate, they’ll offset that entire emissions reduction. And while they’re spewing emissions,...
  • Californians not giving up trucks, SUVs — setting state up for failure on climate goals

    10/09/2019 2:46:08 PM PDT · by matt04 · 30 replies
    California is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emission goals, in part because Californians just aren’t ready to give up their trucks and SUVs. A new study by nonprofit group Next 10 and Beacon Economics found Californians in late 2018 owned more gas-guzzling pickups, mini-vans and SUVs than they did five years ago. Those vehicles made up 57.3 percent of new vehicle registrations in 2018, compared to 39.3 percent in 2013. ... “Assuming the same rate of reduction from 2016 to 2017, California will reach its 2030 and 2050 goals in 2061 and 2157, respectively — representing a...
  • Ford Bronco patents? Two designs for removable doors

    04/16/2019 7:13:40 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 14 replies
    Auto Blog ^ | March 29, 2019 | Jonathon Ramsey
    Patent paperwork details four different portals On the heels of reportage about a Ford dealer meeting where a Bronco prototype took the stage, Motor Trend discovered a Ford patent application for a removable door system. Called "Door with Convertible Scaffolding" (pictured), the patent appears to have got administrative recognition in the U.S. last year, but was filed in Germany and published in January. The drawings show a full door fitted with impact beams that can be removed from the door casing. A person could take off the full doors and reinstall the impact beams — similar to the tube doors...
  • The Mercedes-Maybach GLS Will Be the Most Expensive Car Built in America

    03/19/2019 9:03:59 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 21 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 3/18/2019 | Daniel Golson
    Mercedes-Benz USA's CEO confirmed the Mercedes-Maybach GLS to Automotive News. It will be built at the same Vance, Alabama, plant as the regular GLS, making it the most expensive passenger vehicle built in the States.
  • BMW Keeps Its Title as America's Top Auto Exporter by Value

    03/09/2019 5:35:46 PM PST · by nascarnation · 55 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/9/2019 | Patrick George
    BMW announced this week that, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, it again leads America in automotive exports by sales value. This is thanks to the plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, BMW’s biggest global plant and the producer of most of its X crossovers and SUVs. BMW said the plant—which makes all the X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 models and their M and hybrid versions sold worldwide—exported 234,689 cars abroad in 2018, a value of more than $8.4 billion. BMW said 356,749 SUVs were made there in total.
  • San Jose mayor hit by SUV while riding bike, suffers broken bones

    01/02/2019 4:49:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/02/2019 | By Amy Lieu |
    "He's a bit banged up, but it's nothing overly serious," a representative with the mayor's office said, according to the Bay Area's FOX 2. The mayor was believed to be suffering a broken collarbone, a broken chest bone and injuries to his neck and back, the Mercury News of San Jose reported, citing Liccardo's best friend, Carl Guardino. The accident happened when the driver of the 2002 SUV was making a right turn, said Guardino, who is president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. “This is the fear of every cyclist,” said Guardino, who often bikes with the...
  • Fiat Chrysler plans to open new assembly factory in Detroit to build SUVs: Sources

    12/06/2018 12:54:02 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    cnbc ^ | December 6, 2018 | Robert Ferris | Phil LeBeau
    Fiat Chrysler plans to open a new assembly factory in Detroit to build sport utility vehicles, people familiar with the matter told CNBC. The move comes as all of Detroit's Big Three automakers abandon sedan lines in favor of more popular and profitable SUVs and cross-over vehicles. The industry is also under pressure from President Donald Trump to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
  • GM to sell Chinese-built car in the United States for first time

    11/09/2016 5:05:42 PM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    money cnn ^ | orig Dec 2015 | Isidore
    Built in China, sold in the U.S.: It's a first for GM and any U.S. automaker. GM said it will sell the Chinese-built Buick Envision, a crossover SUV, in the U.S. market starting next year. The UAW attacked the plan, saying it was "a slap in the face." It said GM should reconsider its plans and instead build a version for the U.S. market at a U.S. plant. "The men and women of GM and the American taxpayers who invested so much in GM's future deserve better," said the union. GM agreed in its latest labor deal to invest $8.3...
  • Suspect in China car rampage that killed 11 wanted 'revenge on society'

    09/16/2018 12:34:47 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    Guardian ^ | ]Thu 13 Sep 2018 01.44 EDT First published on Wed 12 Sep 2018 16.47 EDT | Lily Kuo in Beijing and a Thu 13 Sep 2018 01.44 EDT First published on gencies
    Eleven people have been killed, and 44 injured after a driver crashed a car into a crowd at a public square in central China and attacked people with a knife and shovel. A red SUV drove into a square in Hengyang city in Hunan province on Wednesday evening and the driver began to hack at pedestrians with a knife and spade, the Hengyang government said in a statement on its microblog on Thursday. “[The suspect] has been sentenced many times for drug trafficking, theft, and other crimes, creating a desire for revenge on society,” the statement said. Previous statements said...
  • SUV Plows Into Group of Indiana Teens Pushing Woman’s Stalled Car, Killing 4 of Them

    08/27/2018 3:11:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    It happened Saturday night when a Chevy Suburban driven by Cara Selby broke down just a block away from her home in Cortland, Indiana, officials said. Selby was throwing a slumber party for her daughter. When the teens at the sleepover came out to help push Selby’s car back home, another vehicle hit them from behind, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said. Killed were: Nevaeh Law, 14; Jenna A. Helton, 14; Brittany Watson, 15; and Martin Martinez, 16. Four others were hurt, including Selby’s daughter. The crash is still under investigation and the driver of the SUV — a 24-year-old...
  • Chevy Blazer is coming back -- and it'll be made in Mexico

    06/22/2018 2:54:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 06/22/2018
    Minutes after GM announced that the Blazer would be making a comeback in the 2019 model year, the labor union issued a statement blasting the plan to build the new Blazer at the Ramos Arizpe factory in Mexico. "This news that the iconic Blazer nameplate will be built in Mexico is disappointing to UAW families and communities across this country," stated Terry Dittes, vice president at the UAW. "GM employs over 15,000 production workers in Mexico, pays the workers less than $3 per hour and exports over 80 percent of the vehicles to the U.S. to sell here. This is...
  • 5 Dead in Texas After S.U.V. Packed With Immigrants Crashes in High-Speed Chase

    06/18/2018 5:15:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Sarah Mervosh
    At least five people died on Sunday in South Texas after an S.U.V. carrying a dozen unauthorized immigrants crashed while trying to speed away from Border Patrol agents and local officials, the authorities said. Several others were injured when they were ejected from the S.U.V., which was speeding about 100 miles per hour when it rolled over, the authorities said. The crash happened in Dimmit County, about 125 miles southwest of San Antonio. Marion Boyd, the Dimmit County sheriff, said two United States citizens — the driver and one passenger — were trying to smuggle 12 unauthorized immigrants. He said...
  • Debris confirms SUV that fell in river belonged to missing family, officials say

    04/13/2018 9:48:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | April 13, 2018, 6:53 AM | Staff
    LEGGETT, Calif. -- Recovered vehicle debris and personal items confirm that an SUV seen plunging into a storm-swollen Northern California river belonged to a family that disappeared last week, authorities said Thursday. The vehicle itself and the four members of the Thottapilly family have not been recovered from the Eel River, which remains too dangerous for divers to enter, but searchers along the banks located numerous items consistent with a Honda vehicle and interior, and items consistent with a family traveling on vacation, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "Several items have been positively identified, by family...
  • SUV's Plunge Off Cliff That Killed California Family May Have Been Intentional Act

    04/05/2018 6:11:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | 04/02/18 | Mark Osborne
    "According to the CHP, which said in a conference call with reporters Sunday it had completed its initial review of the crash, software pulled from the SUV shows it was stopped at a pull-off spot on the side of the highway before accelerating straight ahead off the cliff." "Jennifer Hart and Sarah Hart, a married couple who adopted six children, were both found dead at the vehicle along with three of the children: Markis Hart, 19, and Jeremiah and Abigail Hart, both 14. Devonte Hart, 15, Hannah Hart, 16, and Sierra Hart, 12, are still missing, but officials presume they...
  • Mom had 3 children in SUV while fleeing police in Jefferson Parish: authorities

    03/08/2018 2:16:39 PM PST · by BBell · 13 replies
    http://www.nola.com/crime ^ | 3/8/18 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    A mother had three children in her vehicle while she fled from authorities Thursday morning (March 8), according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies were trying to stop her SUV after her husband reported she was missing and said he thought she was having a "psychotic breakdown." Jefferson Parish Interim Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, at a press conference broadcast by WVUE Fox 8, said the children -- 4, 6 and 13 -- were all safe and uninjured after the series of pursuits ended around 6 a.m. He said Harahan police officers and JPSO deputies both stopped chasing her once they...