RIP Chevy Malibu; BMW passes on pickups; EV business breakdowns | Autoblog Podcast #831

In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Yahoo Finance‘s Pras Subramanian for a look at the business side of recent automotive news. They cover the demise of the Chevy Malibu (again), BMW’s aversion to building a pickup, Tesla’s Supercharger situation (and the company’s broader headcount initiatives) and Rivian’s big Q1 drubbing. From there, it’s time to talk some cars. Pras got to spend some time in a Porsche 911 T, and both he and Greg have sampled the new Kia EV9. Greg also has the latest on Autoblog‘s long-term Mazda CX-90, and Pras talks about spending some time with the BMW X5 PHEV. 

Autoblog Podcast # 831

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  • News
    • Chevy Malibu production to officially end in November
    • BMW rules out a pickup, but it’s open to launching a more rugged SUV
    • Axing Tesla’s Supercharger department raises worries as other automakers join network
    • Tesla punctuates layoffs with apparent hiring freeze
    • Rivian losses grow to $1.5 billion in Q1
  • What we’ve been driving
    • Porsche 911 T
    • Kia EV9
    • Mazda CX-90 Long-Term
    • BMW X5 PHEV


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