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This Green 914 Inspires A Serious Porsche Passion

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Tags: Video, Porsche, Autos, Hagerty, Porsche 914, 914


Road Rave: Taking the guesswork out of public EV charging stations

Public EV charging stations are in their wild west phase: there are many different companies, variable charging speeds, and different formats. Chargeway wants to make it all easy, and put every charging station on a free app. It just might work. The post Road Rave: Taking the guesswork out of public EV charging stations appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Charging Station, Ev, Road Rave, Chargeway


Ford is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to Austin

Ford is preparing to open an autonomous vehicle program in Austin as the automaker continues to ramp up testing ahead of launching a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021, according to sources familiar with the development. A new job listing for an autonomous vehicles “market specialist” based in Austin, validates the information. Austin is the fifth city to join the automaker’s testing program, which already includes Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. Ford didn’t confir...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Austin, Automotive, United States, Ford, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Corktown, LLC, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, Argo AI the company, Argo AI the Pittsburgh, Detroit Miami Pittsburgh, Washington D C Ford


How do the midsize trucks stack up?

Ford's the latest in the segment with its new Ranger, but what else in out there? Check out my round-up at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, Jeep, Off-road Driving, Gmc, Jil McIntosh


SCHUBERTH R2 Enforcer Hands-On Review

Some First Impressions I always wear a full face helmet just because I ride in an environment that has a lot of sand and rock and the full face protection is appreciated. Putting this helmet on for the first time, it was snug but still very comfortable. The fit is secure but not so tight that you dread the first few rides to break it in. I read a few negative comments regarding the chinstrap and the double D-ring closure but found the strap to be perfect in length and easy to secure with the D-...
Tags: Review, Germany, United States, Motorcycles, Schuberth, Motorcycle Helmet Reviews, Full-Face Helmet Reviews, RevZilla SCHUBERTH, Shuberth, Schuberth Outer Shell, My Shoei, DFP Fiberglass Shell DOT


SCHUBERTH R2 Enforcer Helmet Hands-On Review

Some First Impressions I always wear a full face helmet just because I ride in an environment that has a lot of sand and rock and the full face protection is appreciated. Putting this helmet on for the first time, it was snug but still very comfortable. The fit is secure but not so tight that you dread the first few rides to break it in. I read a few negative comments regarding the chinstrap and the double D-ring closure but found the strap to be perfect in length and easy to secure with the d ...
Tags: Review, Germany, United States, Motorcycles, Schuberth, Motorcycle Helmet Reviews, Full-Face Helmet Reviews, RevZilla SCHUBERTH, Shuberth, Schuberth Outer Shell, My Shoei, DFP Fiberglass Shell DOT


Shuberth R2 Enforcer Helmet Hands-On Review

Some First Impressions I always wear a full face helmet just because I ride in an environment that has a lot of sand and rock and the full face protection is appreciated. Putting this helmet on for the first time, it was snug but still very comfortable. The fit is secure but not so tight that you dread the first few rides to break it in. I read a few negative comments regarding the chinstrap and the double D-ring closure but found the strap to be perfect in length and easy to secure with the d ...
Tags: Review, Germany, United States, Motorcycles, Schuberth, Motorcycle Helmet Reviews, Full-Face Helmet Reviews, Shuberth, Schuberth Outer Shell, My Shoei, DFP Fiberglass Shell DOT


U.S. hops on Boeing ban bandwagon, grounds 737 Max planes until further notice

The U.S. government, led by an executive order from President Donald Trump, has issued instructions that Boeing must ground all 737 Max aircraft operating inside the United States. The post U.S. hops on Boeing ban bandwagon, grounds 737 Max planes until further notice appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, Boeing, Emerging Tech, President Trump, Boeing 737 MAX


Sex, Drugs, and Electric Cars: Report Claims Elon Musk Tried to ‘Destroy’ Whistleblower, Spied on Union Meetings

A recent report from Bloomberg frames Tesla CEO Elon Musk as quite the jerk in relation to his actions toward a former employee. This worker is the whistleblower who, last year, shared internal documents that suggested the company’s Nevada Gigafactory was blowing through raw materials at an alarming rate. Martin Tripp offered up information showing Tesla […] The post Sex, Drugs, and Electric Cars: Report Claims Elon Musk Tried to ‘Destroy’ Whistleblower, Spied on Union Meetings appeared first on...
Tags: Elon Musk, Drugs, Sex, Tesla, Bloomberg, Conspiracy, Industry, Autos, Electric Cars, Scandals, Tesla Motors, Industry News, Gigafactory, News Blog, Nevada Gigafactory, Martin Tripp


Cadillac: Lovers of Metric and Rounding, Rejoice!

What fresh hell is this, you might mutter after hearing what Cadillac’s up to. Not only does General Motors’ luxury division plan to maintain its alphanumeric naming convention on future models, it also plans to add additional badging for the 2020 model year. The badges are numbers, designed to give both the owner and passer-by […] The post Cadillac: Lovers of Metric and Rounding, Rejoice! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Naming, News Blog, Badging


Ford Axing More White Collar Workers In Company Overhaul

Yesterday, our man Steph Willems chronicled the details of a memo obtained by The Detroit News in which Ford brass promised 2019 will be a pivotal year for the company. Amongst the revelations, CEO Jim Hackett said a job cull is the price it must pay for adding so many new employees after the recession. […] The post Ford Axing More White Collar Workers In Company Overhaul appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Ford, Autos, Detroit, Glass House, Job Cuts, White Collar, Jim Hackett, Detroit News, News Blog, Downsizing, Steph Willems


Greener, but Leaner: It’s Volkswagen’s Turn to Cut Jobs

Volkswagen Group just announced a restructuring plan aimed at raising the company’s operating margin to 6 percent. Unfortunately, the strategy involves a staffing reduction of up to 7,000 individuals by 2023 — with the automaker saving an estimated 5.9 billion euros in the process. While legitimate layoffs aren’t expected to take place for at least a few […] The post Greener, but Leaner: It’s Volkswagen’s Turn to Cut Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Jobs, Industry, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Profits, Industry News, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Restructuring, Auto Jobs


This 521bhp, FWD 'Road Car' Concept Has Polestar Blood

The Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept is a "development platform for future production performance road cars," and it's built by the company formerly known as Polestar
Tags: Autos, Lynk Co


Mazda Shakes Up Its North American Team Ahead of Crossover Push

Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of Mazda’s crucial North American business, clearly has the full confidence of company boss Akira Marumoto. In an executive shuffle announced Wednesday, Moro (seen above, on the left) retains his chief executive title and adds chairman of Mazda North American Operations to his CV, bringing Canada and Mexico under his purview. […] The post Mazda Shakes Up Its North American Team Ahead of Crossover Push appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Canada, Autos, Mazda, Masahiro Moro, Mazda North American Operations, News Blog, Product Planning, Jeff Guyton, Future Models, Executive Shuffle, Akira Marumoto


Toyota shoots for the moon with its new lunar rover concept

Toyota announced it will be teaming up with the Japanese space agency to design and built a lunar rover. The two organizations aim to collaborate to create a manned, pressurized rover that would be suitable for mobility on the moon. The post Toyota shoots for the moon with its new lunar rover concept appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, Toyota, Emerging Tech, JAXA, Lunar Rover, Fuel Cell Technology


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall 860K U.S. vehicles over emissions issues

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall 862,520 cars in the United States because they don't meet emissions standards, the EPA has announced. The affected vehicles span model years 2011 to 2016. The post Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall 860K U.S. vehicles over emissions issues appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, United States, Recalls, Chrysler, Epa, Dodge, Emissions, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Bevy of Models Following In-use Emissions Tests

It’s not just TTAC readers’ favorite crossover, the Dodge Journey, that’s under recall for emissions non-compliance — the same callback order impacts such vehicles as the first-generation Jeep Patriot and Compass, Dodge Caliber and Avenger, and Chrysler 200. Fiat Chrysler claims its voluntary recall of 862,520 vehicles in the U.S. isn’t a big deal, as the automaker […] The post Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Bevy of Models Following In-use Emissions Tests appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recall, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Epa, Emissions, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Journey, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200, News Blog, Avenger, Jeep Patriot, Compass Dodge Caliber


2019 Toyota Camry Receives Updates Across The Board

The Camry, one of Toyota’s best-selling cars, soldiers on with new updates for 2019. Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite provides a number of advanced driver-assistance systems.  Three powertrain choices are available, including a hybrid with an updated Power Control Unit. If you’re looking for a car that is the automotive equivalent of a manila envelope stapled to a beige wall, then the new 2019 Toyota Camry is for you. Oh sure, Toyota seems to be serious when they say the Camry has an “Exciting St...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Japan, Steve Jobs, Porsche, Autos, Hud, Toyota, Epa, Toyota Camry, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Amazon Alexa, Car News, Tony Borroz, Entune, Clari Fi


How It Works: Twin-charging

You've heard of a turbocharger, but have you heard of twin-charging? It's still relatively rare but a few manufacturers use it, including Volvo. Find out how it operates in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Jil McIntosh


Harley Looks to Lime and Bird Scooters for Future of Mobility Market

More Electrics and Possible Ride-Sharing Are Coming We all know what Harley-Davidson is focusing on a greener, electric future to help the brand pivot as it attracts a new customer base. A recent report from CNN suggests the company is seriously looking at electric scooter companies like Bird and Lime for its future.  “It’s a huge opportunity,” Marc McAllister, vice president of product portfolio at Harley-Davidson, told CNN. “For people who are using Bird and Lime today, how do we give them a ...
Tags: Cnn, Motorcycles, Bird, Harley Davidson, New York University, Harley, Haley, Arun Sundararajan, Harley Davidsons, Marc McAllister, Bird and Lime, Harley Looks


Report: Mid-engine Corvette Prone to Getting Bent Out of Shape

Chevrolet was expected to debut its new, mid-engine C8 Corvette sometime over the winter, but a series of delays meant the only glimpses we’ve had of the thing are of the spy shot variety. And boy, are there a lot of those. That thing gets around more than Wendy in Breaking Bad. While a report […] The post Report: Mid-engine Corvette Prone to Getting Bent Out of Shape appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Corvette, Wendy, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, Product Planning, C8, Automotive development, C8 Corvette


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Seeks ‘New Start’

A meeting rumored to be targeted at developing a new board to oversee the Renault-Mitsubishi-Nissan Alliance took place earlier this week at Nissan’s global headquarters, sans Carlos Ghosn, with the automakers agreeing to a consensus-based governing strategy. At the heart of this pact is the need to diffuse tensions between France and Japan. If you’ll recall, […] The post Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Seeks ‘New Start’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, France, Industry, Auto Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, Carlos Ghosn, Thierry Bollore, News Blog, Osamu Masuko, Hiroto Saikawa, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Jean-Dominique Senard


2019 Ford Figo (facelift) fully revealed in walkaround video [Update]

Update: A new video uploaded on YouTube channel Insideout India shows the new...
Tags: Youtube, India, Autos


Dealership lists Tata Harrier in an unannounced ‘Atlas Black’ colour [Update]

Update: The Atlas Black colour has shown up on the online configurator of the...
Tags: Autos, Atlas Black


Here's A Brand New Bugatti For The Price Of A Golf GTI

Bugatti has a revealed a car that's a little more attainable than the Chiron, although it's smaller, and quite a bit slower...
Tags: Autos, Bugatti, Chiron


Professional Racecar Driver Aurora Straus Stars in BMW ‘Power Has Come A Long Way’ Spot by Serviceplan

‘Power has come a long way’, a digital film from starring Aurora Straus with an all-women crew helmed by Director Rachel McDonald with Director of Photography Rachel Morrison - the cinematographer on the Oscar-winning Black Panther- launched on International Women’s Day. The spot from Serviceplan New York tells the story of Aurora Straus, a 20-year-old professional racecar driver, Harvard freshman and founder of ‘Girls With Drive’The film marks the launch of Aurora Straus’s ‘Girls With Drive’...
Tags: New York, Featured, Advertising, Harvard, Automotive, Bmw, North America, Aurora, Lauren, Pirelli World Challenge, Straus, Rachel Morrison, Serviceplan, Rachel McDonald, Akiko Iwakawa, Gloria J


The new Model Y could become Tesla’s best-selling model by a long shot

Tesla chief Elon Musk has announced that the Model Y will be unveiled at a special event in L.A. on March 14, 2019. Pricing is also set to be revealed, and test rides offered. The vehicle is expected to launch in early 2020. The post The new Model Y could become Tesla’s best-selling model by a long shot appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, electric SUV, Tesla Model Y


Porsche Cartoon

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Ace of Base: 2019 Volkswagen Beetle S

When you start life advertising yer brand as “The People’s Car,” you’d better have a hella good value proposition. Fortunately for Volkswagen, that’s exactly what it had when the brand burst onto these shores all those years ago. Before long, driveways and parking lots were filled with affordable Bugs as customers bought into the Size […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 Volkswagen Beetle S appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Beetle, S, News Blog, Volkswagen Beetle, Ace of Base


PIPEBURN INTERVIEW: Calum From DeBolex Finds Oil In The Blood

Written by Andrew Jones What’s better than a movie about motorcycles? If you answered, ‘A movie about custom motorcycles,” then you win the internets for today. Luckily for all of us, Englishman Gareth Roberts is way ahead of the curve. He’s been banging away on a rather epic project for the past three years he’s calling ‘Oil in the Blood’. And unlike those little YouTube ditties we’re all so used to, this one’s a proper cinema release that’s less MTV music video and more Gone With The Wind. ...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Hollywood, London, Interview, Film, France, Motorcycles, Ducati, Other, Italy, Brunei, South London, Event, Eva, Goodwood



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