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Video shows Tesla owners could just tow pickups blocking Supercharger stations… if they wanted

YouTuber shows one way to stop pickup trucks from blocking Tesla Supercharging stations… tow them There’s no better way to “own the libs” than parking a gas guzzling pickup in front of a renewable fuel source. For Tesla owners, the problem is very real. It’s called “ICE-ing,” which involves parking in front of a Supercharger station to block electric vehicles from being able to recharge. Without electricity, Tesla’s become, essentially, $80,000-plus paperweights with an on-demand fart button. As...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tesla


Elon Musk angles to keep his ex and ‘420’ Twitter drama out of lawsuit

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to keep his ex-girlfriend Grimes and alleged acquaintance Azealia Banks out of the official record of a lawsuit concerning his that brought the SEC down on him. An attempt to subpoena both Grimes and Banks was met with stiff opposition by Musk’s lawyer, who accused the plaintiffs of attempting to sensationalize the case. As you may remember — though it seems so long ago now — Musk tweeted that he was “considering taking Tesla private at $420,” adding “Fundi...
Tags: Elon Musk, Lawsuit, Instagram, Banks, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Azealia Banks, SEC, Grimes, Gizmodo, Musk, Sarah Palin, Nick Cannon, 420, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


Ford aims to impress cops, frighten criminals with hybrid police SUV

The 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility is a police car based on the next-generation Explorer. An available hybrid powertrain and a host of tech features make it a thoroughly modern machine. The post Ford aims to impress cops, frighten criminals with hybrid police SUV appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Hybrid Cars, Ford Explorer, Police Cars, Ford Police Interceptor Utility


Hyundai is building a ‘walking car’

Wheels have the advantage of speed, but can’t move as efficiently on rough terrain. Legs, on the other hand, can move on any terrain, but can’t move as fast as wheels can. Combine both and you’ve got yourself the best of both worlds… the ability to traverse through rough land as well as glide on smooth roads. That’s what Hyundai seems to be teasing with the Elevate, an EV concept that they’re being extremely hush-hush about, but plan to reveal more at CES in Las Vegas next week.The Elevate creat...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Safety, Medical, Ces, Automotive, Las Vegas, Hyundai, Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Elevate, Ces2019, UMV


Mercedes-Benz: Still Leading Luxury, by Volume

Mercedes-Benz managed to hold onto its heavyweight title in luxury sales for the third year running, at least as far as the United States is concerned. Though the domestic match was close — BMW’s 311,014 deliveries in 2018 were only a few thousand units shy of Mercedes’ 315,959. In fact, BMW volume improved 1.7 percent against 2017 […] The post Mercedes-Benz: Still Leading Luxury, by Volume appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Stats, United States, Autos, Bmw, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Auto Sales, Daimler, BMW Group, News Blog, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Luxury Car Sales, Sales Statistics, BMX X3


This Porsche 718 uses components made from hemp to save weight

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car uses components made from hemp and other natural fibers to reduce weight. The car's doors and rear wing spoiler are made from the unorthodox material. The post This Porsche 718 uses components made from hemp to save weight appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Sports Cars, Motorsports, Emerging Tech, Porsche Cayman, Porsche 718 Cayman


2019: New vehicles under $30,000

Although many of us dream of zipping along in ultra-expensive vehicles, it's the "bread-and-butter" cars that make up most of the market. Have a look at what's coming for 2019 under $30,000 in my story at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Audi cancels its European Delivery option for U.S. buyers

Filed under: Audi,Luxury The European vacation is over.Continue reading Audi cancels its European Delivery option for U.S. buyers Audi cancels its European Delivery option for U.S. buyers originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autos, Audi, Official, European Delivery


Nissan’s ‘invisible-to-visible’ tech makes driving similar to a video game

At CES 2019, Nissan will demonstrate technology meant to merge the real world with a virtual one called the Metaverse. The automaker believes future cars could use this invisible-to-visible tech to provide drivers with relevant info. The post Nissan’s ‘invisible-to-visible’ tech makes driving similar to a video game appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Nissan, CES 2019


Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport uses hemp components to save weight

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car uses components made from hemp and other natural fibers to reduce weight. The car's doors and rear wing spoiler are made from the unorthodox material. The post Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport uses hemp components to save weight appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Sports Cars, Motorsports, Porsche Cayman, Porsche 718 Cayman


2020 Ford Explorer Again Appears in Cop Clothing

After rocking the same design with only minor alterations since 2011, Ford will soon debut an all-new Explorer. Arriving this year as a 2020 model, the model adopts the modular CD6 platform shared with Lincoln’s Aviator, making the new version of the venerable SUV rear-drive biased once again. New powerplants are also on the way. […] The post 2020 Ford Explorer Again Appears in Cop Clothing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Green, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Hybrids, New Cars, SUVs, Hybrid, North American International Auto Show, Ford Explorer, News Blog, Product Planning, Police Cars, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, 2020 Ford Explorer


With Profits at $17,000 Per Truck, Pickup Market Competition Heats Up (While Sedans Die)

Ford F-150 At least for the Big Three automakers, sedans are a dying form factor. Last year it was announced that all three companies were largely abandoning them to focus on pickup trucks, which generate much more profit per unit. But just how much profit? Chevy Silverado Clickbait aside, the answer may surprise you. Dodge Ram In 2013 Automotive News guesstimated that Ford made a profit of roughly $13,000 per pickup. Autoblog had the figure a bit lower, quoting an estimate from industry a...
Tags: Design, Colorado, Cars, General Motors, United States, Ford, Fca, Gm, Toyota, Chevy, Dodge, Honda, Detroit, Reuters, Ford GM, Dave Sullivan


Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model

Polestar, the performance-oriented luxury brand created by Volvo’s Chinese parent company Geely, already has a 2-door hybrid sports car coming down the pipe later this year — the Polestar 1. However, the company is already teasing a follow-up sedan that aims to remove the internal-combustion component entirely and take on the likes of Tesla’s Model 3. Dubbed […] The post Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, New Cars, Geely, News Blog, Polestar, Luxury Vehicles, Care by Volvo, Polestar 2


What to Look For In Your Next Family Car

When you have a growing family, you want to make sure you not only have enough space for everyone but also for everything that comes with them. When we were a family of 3, a nice sedan suited us just fine.  There was more than enough room for everyone and the trunk had enough space [...] The post What to Look For In Your Next Family Car appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: Automotive, Adoption, Used Car, Family Friendly Vehicle


You Can Fight Oregon and Win: Five-year Battle Sparked by Red Light Ticket Ends

We’ve told you before about the legal saga of Mats Järlström, a Swedish-born man living in the green and uber progressive state of Oregon. A few years ago, Järlström found himself in the crosshairs of the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying after performing and submitting an analysis of his town’s traffic light timing — […] The post You Can Fight Oregon and Win: Five-year Battle Sparked by Red Light Ticket Ends appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Oregon, Government, Autos, Law And Order, Free Speech, First Amendment, Red Light Cameras, News Blog, Traffic Lights, Jarlstrom, Mats Jarlstrom, Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering


What I’m Looking for In My Next Minivan

Over the last decade, I have become quite the minivan mom. I am on my 3rd minivan in that time and each one of them has been a white Dodge Grand Caravan and I have loved each and every single one of them. My current Dodge Grand Caravan is a 2010 with less than 90K [...] The post What I’m Looking for In My Next Minivan appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: Automotive, Adoption, Dodge Grand Caravan


Rare Rides: Take Note of a 1960 Opel Rekord

Long before Opel became a donor for the badge-engineered Cadillac Catera and Buick Regal, the then GM-owned company shifted its own cars on North American soil. Today’s Rare Ride is a very early example of such a North American offering: It’s a two-door Rekord sedan from 1960. The first Opels arrived on North American shores […] The post Rare Rides: Take Note of a 1960 Opel Rekord appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Gm, Autos, Opel, Buick Regal, Cadillac Catera


Little Ripper! K-Speed’s Honda Monkey cafe racer

K-Speed is one of the greatest success stories of the modern custom scene. Like a hit factory from the golden era of pop, the Thai company churns out hit after hit. We’ve seen what they can do with BMWs, Triumphs and Honda Cubs—and now it’s the turn of the funky little Honda Monkey 125, launched less than a year ago. With eleven branches spread throughout Thailand, K-Speed is a major industry player in its local market. But even more incredibly, they built over 40 customs last year—releasi...
Tags: Thailand, Motorcycles, Honda, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Honda Monkey, K-Speed, Honda cafe racer, Honda Cubs


Apartment Complex Goes to War Over Dented Chevy

One of the worst things about being an adult is that you’re constantly inundated with legal agreements you don’t have time to read. But you’d best read them all the way down to the fine print because, as every old crank knows, “that’s where they get you.” A sterling example of this phenomenon cropped up in […] The post Apartment Complex Goes to War Over Dented Chevy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Weird News, News Blog, Automotive Repairs, Vehicle Repairs, Hot Legal Action, Dented Cars, Driving Poor, Driving While Renting


Infiniti QX Inspiration: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

“I thought the sun rose in your eyes, and the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave … to the dark … and the endless skies, my love,” sang Roberta Flack in the heady and decadent early ’70s. Suffice it to say this writer didn’t feel the earth move in his hand upon […] The post Infiniti QX Inspiration: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Roberta Flack


A Design House Is Creating A 550-Based 250 GT Breadvan Homage

Niels van Roij Design - the design house behind last year's Tesla Model S wagon - is making a modern interpretation of the 250 GT Breadvan using a 550 Maranello
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2019 Chevy Traverse LT Review: Spacious But Lacking Elsewhere

88 GOOD 2019 Chevy Traverse LT Overall Impression Stable on the open road.Transmission shifts smoothly.Fuel economy lags behind competition. Pros Cargo Capacity Passenger Room Cons All-Wheel Drive System Lacks Important Driver-Assist Systems The 2019 Chevy Traverse is ideal for growing families who need to carry extra cargo during the day. It received a complete redesign last year and gets more legroom in the second and third rows. In this regard, it’s set up well ag...
Tags: Autos, Chevy, Denver, Bose, Equinox, Chevy Traverse, Chevy Equinox, Denis Flierl, Traverse, Test Drives, CHEVY TRAVERSE LT, Chevy Traverse LT Review, Chevy Traverse Interior, Denver Traverse


2020 Audi Q4 spy shots give us our clearest look at the crossover

Filed under: Spy Photos,Audi,Crossover,Luxury Nothing obscures this sloped-roof prototype.Continue reading 2020 Audi Q4 spy shots give us our clearest look at the crossover 2020 Audi Q4 spy shots give us our clearest look at the crossover originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Reviving A 356 America Roadster For Pebble Beach Concours Is No Simple Task

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, Restoration, Pebble Beach Concours, Porsche Car Shows, Road Scholars, America Roadster, America Roadster For Pebble Beach Concours


UPDATED: Chevrolet Sonic Dead In Canada, Report Claims

As our previous story detailed, new car buyers are leaving the passenger car market in droves, so it’s not surprising to see automakers getting up and leaving the party. General Motors capped off 2018 by announcing its intention to drop six car models, leaving the fate of its remaining sedans and hatches in question. North of […] The post UPDATED: Chevrolet Sonic Dead In Canada, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Chevrolet Sonic Dead In Canada Report Claims


Sonic Bust? Chevrolet Subcompact Dead In Canada, Report Claims

As our previous story detailed, new car buyers are leaving the passenger car market in droves, so it’s not surprising to see automakers getting up and leaving the party. General Motors capped off 2018 by announcing its intention to drop six car models, leaving the fate of its remaining sedans and hatches in question. North of […] The post Sonic Bust? Chevrolet Subcompact Dead In Canada, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Chevrolet Subcompact Dead In Canada Report Claims


Toyota rolls out an updated autonomous car prototype for CES 2019

Toyota's latest autonomous-driving test car, dubbed Platform 4.0 (or P4 for short) is based on the latest Lexus LS luxury sedan. It also features more sensors and greater computing power than its predecessor. The post Toyota rolls out an updated autonomous car prototype for CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Lexus, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Lexus LS, CES 2019


Could BMW return to the ranks of supercar builders with a 700-hp hybrid?

BMW is mulling a hybrid supercar as a replacement for the current i8, according to a new report. The new car would reportedly use a larger gasoline engine to generate more power than the i8. The post Could BMW return to the ranks of supercar builders with a 700-hp hybrid? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Supercars, Bmw, Bmw I8, Hybrid Cars


A Decade After the Recession (and the Car’s Last Hurrah), Light Trucks Continue Gaining Ground

Ten years of lost time has a way of diminishing past events, even one so extreme as the global financial meltdown of 2008-09. It also pushes aside memories of a lot of vehicles that still lingered on the market a decade ago. At the time, the U.S. economy found itself in freefall. Unemployment rose like […] The post A Decade After the Recession (and the Car’s Last Hurrah), Light Trucks Continue Gaining Ground appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, History, Industry, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Light Trucks



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