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VW’s futuristic all-electric dune buggy embraces its 1960s’ roots

Volkswagen has added another member to its ever-expanding I.D. line of concept electric vehicles that’s meant to showcase the automaker’s electric future. This time it’s the I.D. Buggy, an all-electric dune buggy with some 1960s California subculture flair. The I.D. Buggy, which made its global debut Monday at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, is meant to show the versatility of the automaker’s modular electric drive toolkit chassis, or MEB. The MEB, which was introduced in 2016, is a fl...
Tags: Transportation, California, China, Germany, Cars, Tech, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Transport, Volkswagen, EVs, Chattanooga, Hanover, North American International Auto Show


Thinking of buying a convertible...

Here's the first option: I'd be replacing the TT. The reasoning is partly technological — I want a car with Apple Carplay and some of the safety things like a blind-spot alert and a backup camera. And it's partly aesthetic — I love the TT and don't think any car is prettier, but the window space is relatively small and with a convertible I could really open up the visibility. I've got my eyesight fixed, and I'm getting back to driving again, and I want to drive through the American landscapes a...
Tags: Travel, Law, Cars, Driving, TT, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


For the Fans: FIA Explains Its New Rally Safety Guidelines

The FIA wants to safeguard the future of rallying by imposing new standards that target mischievous fans. While it hardly seems fair to burden fans with safety, certain rally stages in the WRC have a habit of attracting risk-taking behavior, where fans intentionally get as close to the course as possible as vehicles fly by. […] The post For the Fans: FIA Explains Its New Rally Safety Guidelines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Motorsport, Rallying, FIA, WRC, World Rally Championship, News Blog, Safety Guidelines, Motorsport Safety, Race Fans


The VW ID Buggy Proves Our Electric Future Will Have A Fun Side

The 200bhp ID Buggy Concept is intended to show the possibilities of VW’s new MEB architecture
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Lynk 03 Cyan Concept Debuts in Geneva, Hints at Future Performance Model

Under new management from Geely, Volvo’s former factory racing team has unveiled its first concept vehicle for Lynk & Co. Named after its creators, the 03 Cyan Concept is the product of Cyan Racing; the group of people who made rambunctious Volvo C30s and S60 Polestars for the exclusive purpose of designing something mental — though […] The post Lynk 03 Cyan Concept Debuts in Geneva, Hints at Future Performance Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Geneva, Concept Cars, Volvo, Geneva Auto Show, Geely Volvo, Lynk, Lynk & Co, World Touring Car Championship, Cyan Racing, 03 Cyan Concept, 03 TCR, Lynk & Co 03, World Touring Car Cup, Lynk Co Named


The Cost of Future-proofing: German Auto Industry to Invest $68 Billion Into EVs, Mobility, Data Over Next Three Years

The German Association of the Automotive Industry, known in its native tongue as Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), says its members have formally committed themselves to investing 60 billion euros (roughly $68 billion USD) into electrification and vehicular autonomy over the next three years. The claim was made as part of a larger announcement serving as a […] The post The Cost of Future-proofing: German Auto Industry to Invest $68 Billion Into EVs, Mobility, Data Over Next Three Years appea...
Tags: Investments, Germany, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Electrification, VDA, Verband der Automobilindustrie, German Association of the Automotive Industry


Mercedes-Benz hopes to repeat its Formula One success in all-electric Formula E

Mercedes-Benz will unveil its first all-electric race car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The EQ Silver Arrow 01 will race in Formula E against cars fielded by Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Nissan. The post Mercedes-Benz hopes to repeat its Formula One success in all-electric Formula E appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Formula E, Nissan, Electric Cars, Motorsports, Mercedes Benz, Audi BMW Jaguar, 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Formula E. Mercedes Benz


February Sales Freeze: Most Brands Out in the Cold Last Month

Most people don’t care to venture out into the frigid weather unless it is absolutely necessary, instead reserving time for indoor activities such as enjoying the heated delights of the nearest wood-burning stove. Given the sales results shown here for February, it would indeed seem that car buying doesn’t rank too high on the Top […] The post February Sales Freeze: Most Brands Out in the Cold Last Month appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Numbers, February, Car Sales, News Blog, Automotive Sales, February 2019 sales


Feds Jump in to Investigate Two Fatal Tesla Crashes

Two fatal Tesla crashes in Florida last week, one of which bears a striking similarity to an earlier 2016 crash, have the NHTSA and NTSB on their toes. While both federal safety agencies are looking into Friday’s West Delray, Florida collision, which involved a Model 3 and transport truck, only the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […] The post Feds Jump in to Investigate Two Fatal Tesla Crashes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Florida, Safety, Tesla, Crash, Autos, Autopilot, Nhtsa, Ntsb, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, West Delray Florida


Jigsaw pieces together a Scrambler Ducati custom

We reckon the Scrambler Ducati is one of the best-looking factory bikes around. And the healthy sales figures bear that out. That makes it slightly tricky to modify. But the Greek shop Jigsaw Customs has just done a sterling job with a major bodywork swap and a select few smart mechanical mods. Jigsaw is a family-run business just outside Athens, and part of a Yamaha dealership. But in the cooler winter months, they focus on restoring and customizing motorcycles. This commission came from...
Tags: Greece, Motorcycles, Ducati, Athens, Mediterranean, Yamaha, Acropolis, CNC, Randy Mamola, Petros, Custom Motorcycles, Ducati Scrambler, Café Racer, EICMA, Yamaha Yard Built, Motogadget


2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Review – Truck, Perfected?

I’ve long scoffed at the class of trucks often referred to “Cowboy Cadillacs,” those seemingly built for the well-heeled Texan deep within every suburban dad who wants to prove he’s the king of the bagged mulch pick-up lane at Home Depot. Loaded down either from the factory or a catalog with big wheels, low-profile tires, […] The post 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Review – Truck, Perfected? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Ram, Autos, Car Reviews, Hemi, Ram 1500, Full-size Trucks, 2019 Ram 1500


Call the Governor: Volvo to Tamp Down Its Top Speed

In jurisdictions that allow motorists some semblance of freedom (*cough* not future Europe *cough*), speed limiters aren’t a common topic of conversation. But they do exist, and many an American pickup owner has hit the governor while passing motorists in open territory. Volvo Cars isn’t concerned about your gross vehicle weight rating, tire speed rating, […] The post Call the Governor: Volvo to Tamp Down Its Top Speed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Safety, Autos, Volvo, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Product Planning, Speed Limiters


The 2019 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard Is the Dressed Down Dresser

For a More Visceral Touring Experience Harley-Davidson’s big dresser motorcycles are what many people think of when they think of the brand and for good reason. Harley sells a lot of these big bikes. What if you wanted one of them without all the luxurious features and amenities on it? Well, you used to not have an option. Enter the 2019 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard.  The Electra Glide Standard reduces the Electra Glide Ultra Classic down to its essentials. This eliminates all the ext...
Tags: Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, Motorcycle News, Harley Davidson Electra, Electra Glide, 2019 Harley Davidson, Harley Davidson Electra Glide Standard, Electra Glide Standard


This race-ready Toyota Supra concept is too cool not to go into production

Debuting at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Toyota Supra GT4 concept previews a possible racing version of Toyota's resurrected Supra sports car. But Toyota hasn't committed to a production version yet. The post This race-ready Toyota Supra concept is too cool not to go into production appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Sports Cars, Motorsports, Toyota Supra, 2019 Geneva Motor Show


The Tesla Model S P100D Is Now Nearly £50k Cheaper

Tesla has slashed the price of its Model S and Model X in markets across the world, to the ire of some buyers
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Volvo to impose a 112 mph speed limit on its cars in the name of safety

Beginning in 2020, all new Volvo cars will be limited to a maximum speed of 112 mph. While other automakers have used speed limiters before, Volvo is the first to do so specifically to promote safety. The post Volvo to impose a 112 mph speed limit on its cars in the name of safety appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Traffic Safety


Tesla Model Y Headed for March 14th Unveiling

Hoping to start this week in better form than last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday to generate buzz ahead of the Model Y’s debut. The upcoming crossover, based on the Model 3 sedan, will see the light of day on March 14th at the company’s L.A. design studio, Musk said. As […] The post Tesla Model Y Headed for March 14th Unveiling appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, Musk, Model Y, News Blog, Future Models, Tesla Model Y


Tesla Finally Enters “Affordable EV” Arena With Base Model 3

The base Tesla Model 3 starts at $35,000 and has a range of over 200 miles. Tesla is looking to challenge Nissan, Kia, and Hyundai – each have “affordable EV” options.  The base Model 3 follows difficult news for employees as the automaker shutters its retail locations. In what seemed like an eternity, Elon Musk is finally making good on his promise of an affordable version of the Tesla Model 3. Folks, you can now order your very own $35,000 Tesla Model 3 online. Very few business leaders are ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, James Bond, Autos, Epa, Audi, Hyundai, Black, Tesla Motors, Musk, Tesla Model, Nissan Kia, Car News, Kia Niro EV, Alvin Reyes


Paraphrasing Thoreau

I read Henry David Thoreau's book "Walden" a summer go and the book resonated with me in many ways. The below quotes, modified to fit my own message in Italics, hope to convey why I'm trying to throttle things down in terms of blogging and social media. Thoreau: “As for Clothing, to come at once to the practical part of the question, perhaps we are led oftener by the love of novelty, and a regard for the opinions of men, in procuring it, than by a true utility.” “As for the choice of ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Misc, Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Ural, Thoreau, Yagi


Ride safer with this 360 degree bike reflector

You may remember the FLECTR 360 OMNI from last year. The German Design Award and Eurobike 2018 Award-winning sticker promised to make bicycling safer without any extra effort than installing these film-based, adhesive reflectors on your bicycle rim. Using a microprismatic film, these stickers reflect ambient light in all directions with full intensity, making them instantly visible. Just attach them on the rims of your bike and they enhance your visibility manifold, making your otherwise silen...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Product Design, Kai Wiehagen Jorg NeugebauerClick


QOTD: Long May You Run?

There are occasions when human beings need a bit of time to get used to something, such as when your teenager suddenly dyes their hair purple or you are suddenly forced to buy new work boots because your old ones have completely collapsed. I have experienced 50 percent of these examples in the past week […] The post QOTD: Long May You Run? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Brands, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Nameplates, Question of the Day, Car Names, Adventures In Marketing


Junkyard Find: 1991 Dodge Shadow Convertible

The Dodge Shadow and its Plymouth Sundance sibling were among the last members of the extended Chrysler K-car family to be built, sold from the 1987 through 1994 model years and replaced by the Neon after that. Millions were sold, but these cars are all but forgotten today. Chrysler built a handful of convertible Shadows, […] The post Junkyard Find: 1991 Dodge Shadow Convertible appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Dodge, North Carolina, Convertible, 1990s, Charlotte, 1991, Sundance, Shadow, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Dodge Shadow, Plymouth Sundance, 1991 Dodge Shadow


MOTO PHOTOS: 2019 One Moto Show, Portland, Oregon

Written by Scott Hopkin It’s crazy to think that nine years ago we featured a few bikes from a random little show in Portland called the ‘One Moto Show’. Then it its second year, it had 75 bikes and around 1500 bike enthusiasts come through the doors to check out this ‘new wave’ of custom bikes. The show was started by a Portland local called Thor Drake. Ten years later and Thor is still cranking out this show – just at a much larger scale. It now features over 200 bikes and thousands of p...
Tags: Usa, America, Motorcycles, Portland, Salem, Event, Thor, Portland Oregon, Classic, Tracker, Black Mountain, Custom Bikes, Chopper, 2019, Bobber, Pipeburn


Tacita Proves Electric Motorcycle Batteries Are Good for the Long Haul

75,000 Miles and Counting There are plenty of concerns with battery electric motorcycles. Range is probably the number one, but high on the list is the concern that batteries don’t last forever, and they’re expensive to replace. Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Tacita sought to show its batteries are designed for longevity. As a battery goes through its charge and discharge cycle, it loses a bit of its capacity. This means your range will decrease and the battery won’t be able to hold a...
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One-off Honda CB1000R Tribute to be unveiled at Fiera Roma; gifted to a lucky visitor

Honda will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic CB750 Four by unveiling...
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Tata Motors highlights capabilities of Altroz's Alfa-Arc platform [Video]

Tata Motors had announced that the production-spec Tata 45X, which debuts at...
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Takapari Road

While we were away down South, Colin and I had plenty of time to hatch plans for future rides.  I was dead keen to get my first WR adventure done before going back to work so by hook or by crook I was going to be going somewhere this weekend... Colin hadn't managed to get in enough riding while we were away so he decided that he was a starter for some WR action too.  Unfortunately, his little WR [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Colin, Andrew Thomson, Dirty fun, Mighty Mouse, Takapari Road, South Colin


Honda CB Unicorn 160 could be discontinued - Report

The BS-VI upgrade would witness the arrival of the more efficient fuelling...
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The Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Is A Nonsensical Track Monster We Want Badly

Mercedes has opened up its track-focused AMG GT R, but only for a 750-unit run
Tags: Autos, Mercedes, Amg, Mercedes AMG


9 Tips to Keep Your Car Cooler During the Summer

With the summer season at our doorstep, the dreaded days of intense heat are...
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