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Can electric cars be S3XY? Tesla says yes with the new Model Y crossover

Tesla introduced a new crossover named Model Y at its design studio in Los Angeles. It's a more spacious alternative to the Model 3 it shares 75% of its parts with, and a smaller sibling to the Model X. The post Can electric cars be S3XY? Tesla says yes with the new Model Y crossover appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, electric SUV, Tesla Model Y


Nuro’s awesome robot delivery pods are tootling into Texas

Robo-delivery startup Nuro is taking its cool-looking autonomous delivery pods to Texas. The pods will deliver Kroger groceries to customers' doors in Houston following a successful pilot program in Scottsdale, Arizona. The post Nuro’s awesome robot delivery pods are tootling into Texas appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Houston, Kroger, Scottsdale Arizona, Nuro


MUJI X Sensible 4’s Self-Driving Bus premiered in Finland. We got a chance to sit in it!

It’s only natural that the world’s first fully autonomous self-driving bus would come out of Finland. Finland, believe it or not, is often considered to be the ‘Silicon Country’ that gave the world Nokia and pretty much set the very blueprint for mobile communications. Nokia was founded in Finland, and for over two grand decades before Apple launched the iPhone, Nokia was the standard to beat. In fact, there’s a high likelihood that your first phone was a Nokia (I know mine was). Post-2010 whe...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, Japan, Design, Technology, News, Microsoft, Nokia, Automotive, Finland, Popular, Editorial, Helsinki, Product Design, Muji


Tesla’s new accounting chief has SolarCity roots

Tesla has turned to two insiders to manage and oversee the company’s finances. The automaker officially tapped as its next chief financial officer Zachary Kirkhorn, a longtime employee who has been part of the automaker’s finance team for nine years, according to securities filings posted Thursday. The automaker also appointed Vaibhav Taneja, who led the integration of Tesla and SolarCity’s accounting teams, as its chief accounting officer. Taneja, who will report to Kirkhorn, will oversee...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Wheeler, Solarcity, Musk, Model 3, Jason Wheeler, Ahuja, Harvard Business School, Deepak Ahuja, Personnel, Taneja, Dave Morton


Then & Now: What Matters Most to Drivers

Imagine if cars could communicate with each other in order to prevent possible collisions? What if you could see a forecast of maintenance updates  and costs (and how to lower them) based on your driving habits? How about if your car had the ability to find, book and pay for nearby parking? Vehicle connectivity is paving the way for the future of transportation, but concerns over affordability, safety and privacy will play a critical role in how certain features are prioritized and governed....
Tags: US, Autos, Deloitte


Rivian May Incorporate Modular Truck Beds

With both Ram and GMC showcasing multifunctional tailgates this past year, versatile pickup configurations appear to be the segment’s hot new trend for 2019. It’s a trend that’s likely to continue, and American EV manufacturer Rivian has something even more ambitious in the early stages of development. According to a patent published the U.S. Patent and […] The post Rivian May Incorporate Modular Truck Beds appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Patents, Autos, Trucks, Pickup Trucks, Pickups, News Blog, Truck Beds, Rivian, Rivian R1T, Automotive Patents


2019 Nissan Rogue review

Year after year, Nissan’s Rogue compact crossover is a consistent best-seller, outpacing Honda’s CR-V, and even Toyota’s mighty RAV4. We looked for the reasons why people love the 2019 Nissan Rogue, and found them. The post 2019 Nissan Rogue review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, SUV, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Compact, Crossover, Nissan Rogue, Rogue


Jeep Electrifies Renegade & Compass With Plug-In Hybrid Powertrains

The Jeep Renegade and Compass are going green in 2020.  However, Jeep isn’t exactly jumping on the typical EV bandwagon.  Both plug-in hybrids feature a revolutionary electric all-wheel drive system. Jeep found a better way to make a lasting impression at the Geneva International Motor Show recently. The brand unveiled two new plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Renegade and Compass for all the world to see. Yes, you read that right. After dominating last year’s headlines with the all-new Glad...
Tags: Fca, Autos, Audi, Car Tech, Jeep, Phev, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA, FCA US LLC, Geneva International Motor Show, Car News, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR


Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling Won’t Stop a Future Strike

Ontario Labor Relations Board Chairman Bernard Fishbein recently ruled that Unifor’s actions over the winter were illegal under the province’s Labor Relations Act, stipulating that the union must “cease and desist from engaging in, authorizing or counseling unlawful strikes or engaging in any act that is likely to cause employees at the Inteva, Lear or […] The post Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling Won’t Stop a Future Strike appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Canada, Autos, Unifor, Oshawa, Labor Unions, News Blog, Union News, Jerry Dias, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Auto Workers, Oshawa Assembly, Bernard Fishbein, Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling, Ontario Labor Relations Board


Buyer’s Guide: The Best Tonneau Covers for Your Truck

From time to time, TTAC will highlight automotive products we think may be of interest to our community. It helps you to make informed decisions when buying gear for your car. Plus, posts like this help keep the lights on around here. Learn more about how this works. It should be no surprise to anyone reading […] The post Buyer’s Guide: The Best Tonneau Covers for Your Truck appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Commerce, Autos, TTAC, Commercial Break, Truck Beds, Tonneau Covers


Highlights From the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

From all-electric to truly dazzling, some of the best vehicles from this year's event Supercars, hypercars, accessible cars and concept cars from the world’s best-known and emerging brands made their debuts at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Whether small and playful, wildly fast or glorious and sprawling, the cars reflect the industry’s exploration of electric vehicles. Some are opting for more accessible iterations while …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Volkswagen, Autonomous Cars, Honda, Flying Cars, Electric Cars, Bugatti, Geneva Motor Show, Ev, Alfa Romeo, International Motor Show, Car Shows


2020 Ford Super Duty: An In-Depth Look At Dearborn’s Big Slugger

The 2020 Ford Super Duty enters a market with stiff competition from GM and Ram. Ford designs and builds all their heavy-duty engine and transmission combinations in house. The 2020 Super Duty is the most tested truck in Ford’s history, logging an excess of 15 million miles.  Meet the 2020 Ford Super Duty. It’s bigger. It’s badder. And in one striking way, it’s a little familiar. Glancing over the specs, one item will stand out immediately for Ford fans: that is the return of the 7.3. Although...
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Detroit Lions, North America, Car Tech, Louisville, Ford Motor Company, Ohio Assembly Plant, Dearborn, Homestead Miami Speedway, Miko, Wayne State University, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Kentucky Truck Plant


Hackett’s Still in Bill Ford’s Good Books

We told you the other day about Ford CEO Jim Hackett’s latest attempt to placate employees who might hold reservations about the company’s streamlining plan and their leader’s vision for the future. Obviously, there’s little he could say to make the axe about to fall on legions of workers any less sharp. One individual whose […] The post Hackett’s Still in Bill Ford’s Good Books appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Bill Ford, Jim Hackett, Hackett, News Blog, Product Planning


Toyota Plowing Money and Jobs Into U.S. Operations

There’s no idling of plants at the Big T. With news of electrified versions of the RAV4 Hybrid and Lexus ES heading to Kentucky for the first time, Toyota is set to invest a further $749 million into its American operations, adding hundreds of jobs across five states. This builds on a commitment made by […] The post Toyota Plowing Money and Jobs Into U.S. Operations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News, Kentucky, Investment, Expansion, Autos, Toyota, News Blog, RAV4 Hybrid, TNGA


How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y

Tesla is scheduled to reveal the Model Y — the next electric vehicle in electric automaker’s lineup — tonight at an event in Los Angeles after, not months, but years of teasers and hints from CEO Elon Musk . Tesla will live stream the Model Y unveiling event at 8 pm PT via its website. However, folks who want to watch the event should head over to the site (https://www.tesla.com/modely) prior to the 8 pm start time. There is a registration process. Once completed, a new page pops up with th...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Hyperloop, Musk, Tesla Model X, Elon Musk Tesla, The Boring Company


The Killer: A front wheel drive motorcycle from Rodsmith

The concept of the patron is well established in the world of art. Charles Saatchi is almost a household name in the UK, but before him we had New Yorker Peggy Guggenheim—who anchored the careers of Pollock and Rothko. Parallels are now edging into the modern custom motorcycle scene, and one of the leading lights is Bobby Haas of the Haas Moto Museum in Dallas. Bobby has built up a collection of 130-plus extraordinary motorcycles, and occasionally commissions them too. Hazan is one of his...
Tags: UK, US, Munich, Motorcycles, Dallas, Craig, Charles Saatchi, Midwest, Bobby, Austin Texas, CNC, Peggy Guggenheim, Hazan, Freund, Matt Carroll, Pollock


Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places

Every few months, the American Automobile Association gives us an update on the public’s feelings toward autonomous vehicles. Its surveys continue to place the number of individuals made uncomfortable by the idea of riding in a self-driving car at around 3 in 4. While the ratio did come down slightly in 2017, high-profile fatalities involving autonomous (or Autopilot-enabled) […] The post Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: AV, Studies, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Surveys, Self-driving Cars, AAA, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Pave, Partnership for Automated Vehicle Education, Public Acceptance


Toyota’s Moon Rover

Traditionally limiting their endeavors to the Earth’s surface, Toyota now has plans to go to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced a partnership with the carmaker to place a self-driving rover on the moon in 2029. Using Toyota’s fuel-cell technology and solar power, the rover can transport two passengers over 10,000 kilometers. Though no astronauts will travel to the moon in the rover …
Tags: Auto, Space, Japan, Design, Cars, Tech, Earth, Moon, Toyota, Autonomous Cars, Linkaboutit, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Lunar Rover, Moon Rover


Audi outlines upcoming model launches, focuses on performance and electrification

Filed under: Green,Audi,Electric,Hybrid,Luxury,Performance A new A4, Q7 and Q3 Sportback are coming, too.Continue reading Audi outlines upcoming model launches, focuses on performance and electrification Audi outlines upcoming model launches, focuses on performance and electrification originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autos, Audi, Official, Green Audi Electric Hybrid Luxury Performance


People’s Car, Redux? Volkswagen’s EV Plan Doesn’t Forget the Proles

You can’t tell the masses that, if they can’t afford the latest and greatest green vehicle, they should get used to riding a bike or a bus. Volkswagen seems to realize that. As it prepares an even larger complement of electric vehicles than originally thought, the automaker isn’t forgetting the little guy. VW plans to […] The post People’s Car, Redux? Volkswagen’s EV Plan Doesn’t Forget the Proles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, City Cars, Volkswagen I.D, Low-priced Cars


Channel-changing Tesla Model Y Debut Tonight

With tonight’s splashy California reveal of the upcoming Model Y crossover, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopes to achieve two things: positive press, and an avalanche of deposits. It would be a change from the past several weeks, in which an assembly line of undesirable headlines made it appear that a green monument was in danger […] The post Channel-changing Tesla Model Y Debut Tonight appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, California, Tesla, Autos, Pricing, Model Y, News Blog, Tesla Model Y


A Catastrophic Fire Destroys MotoE Championship Bikes and Other Materials

A Horrible Tragedy for the Sport A fire broke out in the shared temporary garage where all of the MotoE teams were housing their bikes and equipment. The fire claimed almost all of the bikes and materials for the championships. The cause of the fire that occurred in the newly built paddock in Jerez, Spain, is yet to be determined. There’s an undergoing investigation that will hopefully tell those impacted and the public what happened. All teams lost not only the bikes but their equipment, tools...
Tags: Motorcycles, Jerez Spain, Motorcycle News, MotoE Championships, MotoE


DOPE DIRIGIBLE. Kacerwagen’s ‘Zeppelina V72’ Board Tracker

Written by Martin Hodgson They were the original kings of the race track, but you won’t ever find a replica of one hanging out at your local cafe bike meet. However over recent years with TV shows like Harley and the Davidsons and Sons of Speed, along with the input of America’s best builders like Billy Lane and Rick Petko, the board tracker is back with a vengeance. But what do you do when you live in a country where finding a ’20s Indian in a barn is as likely as finding the fabled pot of g...
Tags: America, Spain, Motorcycles, Classic, Harley Davidson, Harley, Yamaha, Atlantic Coast, TIG, Zeppelina, Davidsons, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Rick Petko, Shinko, Morini


Honda Just Gifted Australian Police A Honda Civic Type R

Honda has gifted the NSW Police force a Civic Type R, but it won't be catching criminals...
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Honda Just Gifted The Australian Police Force A Civic Type R

Honda has gifted the NSW Police force a Civic Type R, but it won't be catching criminals...
Tags: Autos, Honda, NSW Police, R. Honda


James Bond may ditch his V12 Aston Martin for electric power, report says

James Bond may take the wheel of an electric car in the next 007 movie, reports British newspaper The Sun. The car in question would be the Aston Martin Rapide E, the British automaker's first all-electric model. The post James Bond may ditch his V12 Aston Martin for electric power, report says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, James Bond, Aston Martin, Electric Cars, 007, Aston Martin Rapide, Movies & TV, Aston Martin Rapide E


Mahindra XUV300 garners 13,000 orders in one month of its launch

The Mahindra XUV300 was introduced precisely a month ago and has already...
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Hey, Wait Up: Audi Crafts Realignment Plan After German Rivals Spring Ahead

Audi’s global sales fell 3.5 percent in 2018, placing the Volkswagen Group brand further behind in its bid to challenge the likes of Mercedes-Benz and BMW. As its revenue dipped, so too did the brand’s operating margin. Mistakes were made, the automaker claims. As it gears up to present a strategic realignment plan on May […] The post Hey, Wait Up: Audi Crafts Realignment Plan After German Rivals Spring Ahead appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Product Planning, Corporate Earnings


Watch the World’s Fastest Electric Trike Silently Rage to 236 MPH

That’s Not Even Its Fastest Run If you want to watch one of the eeriest things you’ve probably seen in a while, check out the 360-degree video of the electric trike below making a run on the Gairdner Salt Flats in Australia. The bike goes from a standstill all the way to 236 mph. Because it’s an electric vehicle, all you hear are some rattles and creaks, some tire noise, and the wind. The best thing about this video is that 236 mph for this particular electric trike is a cakewalk. The thing ...
Tags: Australia, Motorcycles, Salt Flats, Motorcycle News, Electric Trike, Eva Hakansson, Gairdner Salt Flats, EVO Electric, Hakansson


QOTD: The End of Braggadocious Cars?

Cadillac’s decision to take the practice of boasting through badging into the future generated a fair bit of buzz yesterday, and no shortage of snark, either. Rather than go the time-honored displacement route, the brand choose to slap its upcoming models with a metric, rounded-up torque figure, thus allowing ICE-less electrics to get in on […] The post QOTD: The End of Braggadocious Cars? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, Cadillac, News Blog, Question of the Day, Badging



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