6abc’s Auto Experience navigates the industry’s trending topics

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Take a ride with the experts in the auto industry during 6abc’s Auto Experience.

Karen Rogers and Ducis Rodgers are joined by automotive experts Maria Pacifico and Kevin Mazzucola to navigate the biggest issues impacting the automotive world today.

Experts from Motor Trend, Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds provide insights on the industry’s trending topics, from Covid cars to electric vehicles and how one tiny piece of technology is changing everything for automakers and shoppers.

Automakers persevere through pandemic
The global pandemic has created major challenges for the automotive industry.

Shutdowns have affected manufacturing, forcing some dealerships

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Honda launches new U-GO electric scooter in China, Auto News, ET Auto

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U-GO electric scooter
U-GO electric scooter

Beijing: Automobile and motorbike giant Honda’s Chinese arm Wuyang-Honda has added a new electric scooter, ‘U-GO Electric Scooter’, to its lineup in the Chinese market.

The U-GO e-scooter comes in two models that are ultra-affordable and purely designed for urban commute, GizmoChina reported on Sunday.

The new Honda U-GO electric scooter is presently available in China at a starting price of 7,499 Chinese Yuan ($1,150) while the standard version is priced at 7,999 CNY ($1,233).

The standard model has a 1.2 kW continuous-rated hub motor with a peak rating of 1.8 kW and a top speed of

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Hero Electric sells over 15,000 high speed electric vehicles in first half of 2021, Auto News, ET Auto

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Hero Electric also said after the second wave of COVID-19, it witnessed recovery with sales of over 4,500 high-speed electric two-wheelers in July this year as compared to 399 units in the same month last year.
Hero Electric also said after the second wave of COVID-19, it witnessed recovery with sales of over 4,500 high-speed electric two-wheelers in July this year as compared to 399 units in the same month last year.

New Delhi: Electric two-wheeler maker Hero Electric on Monday reported sales of over 15,000 high-speed two-wheelers in the first half of the year. The company had sold 3,270 units in the first half of last year amid disruptions due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Hero Electric also said after the second wave of COVID-19, it witnessed recovery with sales of over 4,500 high-speed

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Electric 2 wheelers to achieve price parity by 2027, says study, Auto News, ET Auto

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Electric 2 wheelers to achieve price parity by 2027, says study
Electric two wheelers in India are likely to achieve price parity with their petrol counterparts as early as 2027, a study done by International Council on Clean Transportation has revealed.

Comparing electric motorcycles and scooters with different battery sizes and varying ranges, ICCT has projected that an electric motorcycle with a 100 kilometer range would achieve cost parity with a similar petrol powered bike by 2027.

It would take another 3 years for a 150 kilometer range model while for the top of the line 250 kilometer model, parity would be achieved only by 2034. Currently, the RV400 electric bike

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Ola Electric opens pre-bookings for its e-scooter at INR 499, Auto News, ET Auto

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Ola Electric opens pre-bookings for its e-scooter at INR 499New Delhi: Ola Electric on Thursday opened pre-bookings for its electric scooter. “Starting today, consumers can reserve their Ola Scooter on the official website by paying a refundable deposit of INR 499. Those who reserve now will get priority delivery,” the company said in a media release.

Bhavish Aggarwal, chairman and group CEO, Ola, said, “India’s EV revolution begins today as we open reservations for our electric scooter, the first in our range of upcoming EVs. With its incredible performance, technology and design along with aggressive pricing, it will help accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility. India has the opportunity

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