How they are becoming the cars of the future
Electric vehicles are quickly securing their place in the auto industry as a top contender amongst other, more popular vehicles. Many see the EV industry as the way of the future and something that should be accessible to all people. One of those people is Cody Thacker, who works for Audi as the head of their EV initiative. He made his case for more eco-friendly cars at the Chicago Auto Show this year. He did acknowledge that the industry has some challenges ahead such as price point and access to more public charging stations.
Another automotive industry giant made a big debut at the 2020 Auto Show in Chicago. Jeep unveiled its desert-focused Gladiator Mojave which is their new vehicle that is baja-ready and certified “desert rated.” Perhaps the biggest change to the vehicle is the internal bypass shock absorbers that can accommodate more airtime and smaller bumps taken at higher rates of speed that often come along with sand driving.
Audi’s EV Point Man Makes Case at Chicago Auto Show
Cody Thacker, a former U.S. Marine Corps lawyer now heading Audi of America’s ambitious electric-vehicle initiative, lays out a case as to why EVs ultimately should win the hearts and minds of consumers (and dealers).
“There is a joy of driving EVs because of their driving dynamics, quickness and quietness; it’s a more serene experience,” he tells members of the Economic Club of Chicago at a luncheon held in conjunction with the city’s annual auto show. Read more
Summary: Cody Thacker, who works for Audi as the head of their EV initiative, made his case for more eco-friendly cars at the Chicago Auto Show this year. He recognized some challenges the industry faces.
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New Jeep Gladiator Mojave unveiled in Chicago
For the first time in its history, Jeep has unveiled a baja-ready, desert-specific, high-speed sand runner. The Jeep Gladiator Mojave, sure to be followed by a Wrangler model as well, was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show with a newly-minted “Desert Rated” badge where the “Trail Rated” emblem would usually be.
Summary: Jeep unveiled its desert-focused Gladiator Mojave which is their new vehicle that is baja-ready and certified “desert rated.” The vehicle was debuted at the 2020 Auto Show in Chicago.