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Elon Musk defends tweets in SEC’s contempt proceedings

Tesla CEO Elon Musk argued Friday that his Twitter use did not violate a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and that the agency’s request to have him held in contempt is based on a “radical interpretation” of the order, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. The SEC has asked a judge to hold Musk in contempt for violating a settlement agreement reached last year over Musk’s now infamous “funding secured” tweet. Under that agreement, Musk...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Cars, Elon Musk, Tesla, Tesla Model S, The Boring Company, Twitter, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Now With “Broader Shoulders”

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe has a lower profile than the normal Cayenne.  Two engines are available, including a more powerful and turbocharged V8. Porsche says to expect the new Cayenne Coupe in the U.S. later this fall.  Porsche is extending the Cayenne model line with a new Coupe body style. Highlights include sharper lines, an adaptive rear spoiler, individual rear seats, and either a standard panoramic fixed-glass roof, or an optional carbon fiber roof. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe a...
Tags: Car News, Porsche


Gates-backed Lumotive upends lidar conventions using metamaterials

Pretty much every self-driving car on the road, not to mention many a robot and drone, uses lidar to sense its surroundings. But useful as lidar is, it also involves physical compromises that limit its capabilities. Lumotive is a new company with funding from Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures that uses metamaterials to exceed those limits, perhaps setting a new standard for the industry. The company is just now coming out of stealth, but it’s been in the works for a long time. I actually met ...
Tags: Accelerator, Automotive, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, Science, TC, Transportation, Autonomous Vehicles, Bill Gates, Intellectual Ventures, Lasers, Lidar, Self-driving Cars


Toyota Exec Confirms Development of Next-gen 86/BRZ

As the future of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ began looking rather bleak in the West, we spent the the better part of this year trying to figure out the automakers’ next move. While both automakers were rumored to have something in development, subsequent reports looked less promising. Much talk surrounded what Subaru might do if […] The post Toyota Exec Confirms Development of Next-gen 86/BRZ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Product Planning, 86, BRZ, Development, Scion FR-S, Sport Coupes, Subaru, subaru BRZ, Toyota, Toyota Gt86


Feds Probe UAW ‘Flower Funds’ in Broadening Corruption Case

Federal investigators are expanding their ongoing corruption investigation into the United Auto Workers and Detroit Three by taking a long look at donated money intended to buy flowers for member funerals. The concern is that the UAW’s “flower fund” may have been used as a slush fund to finance personal expenses for union officials. It wouldn’t […] The post Feds Probe UAW ‘Flower Funds’ in Broadening Corruption Case appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Union News, Auto Union, Bribes, Corruption, Fca, Fiat. Chrysler, Flower Funds, Ford, General Motors, GM, Industry News, Scandal, Uaw, Union Scandals, United Auto Workers


Turn Down For Watt: Best Portable Car Jump Starters

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. Most of us have been there at some […] The post Turn Down For Watt: Best Portable Car Jump Starters appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Battery Pack, Commerce, Jump Start, Jump Starters


Icon: Where Broncos, FJ40s And More Go To Be Reborn

We were given a tour of Icon's San Fernando Valley workshop, where the work going on goes much further than your average restomod


Rare Rides: A Microscopic American Motors Metropolitan From 1962

Recently, we featured a grandiose convertible Hudson once owned by actor and car enthusiast Steve McQueen. Today’s Rare Ride came originally from Nash, the other company which combined with Hudson to form American Motors. Let’s get Metropolitan. Like early Hudson, the Nash Motor Company focused on how to make cars more economical and affordable for the […] The post Rare Rides: A Microscopic American Motors Metropolitan From 1962 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amc, Editorials, Nash, News Blog, Rare Rides, American Motors, American Motors Metropolitan, Austin, BL, British Leyland, Captive Imports, Compact Cars, Hudson, Imports, Nash Metropolitan, Small Cars


This Rusty 911 Has Been Given A New Opportunity To Bring Happiness To The World

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Tags: Videos, 911 S Targa, Porsche 911, Preservation, Restoration, Targa


Power Specs Leaked for GM’s New Inline-Six Diesel

While diesel may be deader than disco in the passenger car segment, it is rolling plenty of coal in the half-ton pickup truck class. Once the domain of heavy duty rigs, oil burners are now snaking their way under the hoods of consumer-grade trucks. We’ve known for a spell the output of Ford’s half-ton PowerStroke, […] The post Power Specs Leaked for GM’s New Inline-Six Diesel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, AT4, Chevrolet, Chevy, Diesel, Duramax, Engines, GMC, Horsepower, Power Numbers, Sierra, Silverado, Torque, Trucks


2019 Audi Q8 Drivers' Notes Review | Sharp dresser

Filed under: Audi,Quick Spins,Crossover,SUV,Luxury This crossover doesn't sacrifice utility for style.Continue reading 2019 Audi Q8 Drivers' Notes Review | Sharp dresser 2019 Audi Q8 Drivers' Notes Review | Sharp dresser originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: 2019 Audi Q8, Audi Q8


The go kart-like Mini Cooper will soon add zero emissions to its resume

Mini is in the final stages of developing an electric version of the Cooper. The 2020 Cooper SE will receive powertrain components from the BMW i3, including a 181-horsepower electric motor and battery technology. The post The go kart-like Mini Cooper will soon add zero emissions to its resume appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, BMW, Mini Cooper


Tesla ends scheduled servicing because electric cars need less maintenance

Tesla will longer offer scheduled maintenance plans, switching to an "as needed" model. This reflects the fact that electric cars need less regular maintenance than gasoline or diesel cars. The post Tesla ends scheduled servicing because electric cars need less maintenance appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, Electric Cars, Tesla


2020 Kia Telluride First Drive – Your Road Trip Awaits

Life is often a matter of timing. Ask Kia about the difference between the 2020 Kia Telluride crossover and its last attempt at something similar – the Kia Borrego. Remember the Borrego? I do. That body-on-frame SUV wasn’t a poor vehicle – I drove one, briefly, and liked it – but it came to market […] The post 2020 Kia Telluride First Drive – Your Road Trip Awaits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Car Reviews, Kia, 2020 Kia Telluride, Crossovers, Kia Telluride, New Cars, Telluride


GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the US

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement comes on the heels of recent job cuts and plant closures by GM, moves that have complicated bargaining with union workers over a new four-year contract and has sparked intense criticism from President Donald Trump over a decision to end production at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The automaker’s...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automotive Industry, AV, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, General-Motors, GM, Mary Barra, Michigan, Opel


German Tuner Pumps Aston Martin Vantage Up To 671bhp

Wheelsandmore will happily give your Vantage a DBS-troubling power-to-weight ratio via new turbos and an ECU tweak


GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the U.S.

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement comes on the heels of recent job cuts and plant closures by GM, moves that have complicated bargaining with union workers over a new four-year contract and has sparked intense criticism from President Donald Trump over a decision to end production at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The automaker’s...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automotive Industry, AV, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, General-Motors, GM, Mary Barra, Michigan, Opel


Second Electric Chevrolet Coming to Michigan

That didn’t take long, did it? In a Friday morning announcement, General Motors said it plans to bring a second electric product to the Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit, home to the Chevrolet Bolt. Forget Buick and Cadillac, too. This Bolt-based product is destined to carry the bowtie badge. Details of the upcoming model […] The post Second Electric Chevrolet Coming to Michigan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric vehicles, EVs, Future Vehicles, General Motors, GM, Orion, Orion Assembly, Product Planning


Something’s Brewing at GM’s Orion Assembly

In the same week Ford Motor Company announced a battery-electric product surge bound for a Michigan assembly plant, General Motors looks ready to announce the same. Coincidence? Media reports suggest we’ll have an announcement from GM on its Orion Assembly facility by the end of the day. According to sources who spoke to Reuters, the […] The post Something’s Brewing at GM’s Orion Assembly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors, GM, Orion Assembly, Product Planning, Production Rumors


What the First Reviews Say About the 2020 Suzuki Katana

The Consensus Is Pretty Positive Suzuki has revived the Katana name and added it to a new bike that pays homage to the old one in the styling department. It’s a unique blend of modern styling and design with somewhat retro aesthetics. Honda is doing the same thing with its Neo Cafe Racer line, and now Suzuki is tapping into its heritage. Smart move Suzuki. The bike gets a 999cc 2005-2008-generation GSX-R1000 engine. That engine makes 150 hp and nearly 80 lb-ft of torque. Is that the most out th...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Suzuki, 2020 Suzuki Katana


Courtroom Face-off Ends in a Win for Jaguar Land Rover; China Declares the Landwind X7 a Copycat

A legal battle waged since 2016 ended with a historic win for Jaguar Land Rover on Friday. In 2015, China’s Jiangling Motor Corporation debuted the Landwind X7, a compact crossover that looked a lot like the Range Rover Evoque. Okay, not “a lot” — the near was damn near identical, but priced well below the […] The post Courtroom Face-off Ends in a Win for Jaguar Land Rover; China Declares the Landwind X7 a Copycat appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, China, Copycat, Court Cases, Design, Jaguar Land Rover, Jiangling Motor, Landwind X7, Lawsuit


BIRD OF PRAY. Hookie’s Evil ‘Crow’ Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson In just about every ancient culture that spans the globe exists a mythology around the crow, and it almost always leads to death and destruction. So imagine yourself sitting alone in the middle of the night, stopped at a red light in the bad part of town, when as if from nowhere this blacked out harbinger of death rolls up beside you. Lean, mean and snarling through its pipes, comes this blacked-out beast from Dresden’s Hookie Co. A ’91 Honda CB750 that’ll drag you d...
Tags: Cafe Racer, Classic, CB750, Germany, Honda, Hookie Co


Maruti Ciaz 1.5L diesel’s 6-speed MT lever spied

Maruti Suzuki will soon introduce the Ciaz with the E15A 1.5-litre diesel...


KTM working on an 890 cc Twin - Report

While we are awaiting announcements about the KTM?s 790 cc motorcycles for the...


Deus Ex Machina’s New Film Trailer Is Exactly What We Expected

Custom Bikes, Surf Boards, and Bros Deus Ex Machina is a postmodernist, hipster’s wet dream. It’s an awesome custom bike shop, a surf shop, a cafe, a gear and apparel seller, and now it’s put out a film. Based in Los Angles, California, the company made a movie that’s perfectly “on brand,” so to speak. It’s full of surfer bros, killer bikes, and cool old vehicles all on a road trip. The film is called Death Rides a Horse, which is a tribute of sorts (blatant ripoff of the name) of a late ’60s W...
Tags: California, Motorcycles, Baja, Machina, Deus ex Machina, Motorcycle News, Los Angles California, Dues Ex Machina, Bros Deus Ex Machina, Lee Van Cleef John Philip Law, Mario Brega


Dues Ex Machina’s New Film Trailer Is Exactly What We Expected

Custom Bikes, Surf Boards, and Bros Dues Ex Machina is a postmodernist, hipster’s wet dream. It’s an awesome custom bike shop, a surf shop, a cafe, a gear and apparel seller, and now it’s put out a film. Based in Los Angles, California, the company made a movie that’s perfectly “on brand,” so to speak. It’s full of surfer bros, killer bikes, and cool old vehicles all on a road trip. The film is called Death Rides a Horse, which is a tribute of sorts (blatant ripoff of the name) of a late ’60s W...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Dues Ex Machina


Piston Slap: Fear the Anaerobic Gasket Maker?

TTAC commentator slavuta writes: Something came into my head related to break-in period and time of purchase of the car. These days, modern engines often don’t have actual gaskets; the gaskets are formed from a chemical compound spread on one surface and pressed-on with another. As everything liquid becomes hard or nearly hard, it requires […] The post Piston Slap: Fear the Anaerobic Gasket Maker? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Piston Slap, Anaerobic Gasket Maker, Engine Break In Period, Engine Gaskets, Gaskets, New Vehicle Break In


BMW 530i M Sport variant launched in India - Report

Team-BHP reports that the seventh-gen BMW 5-Series (G30), which was launched in...


Honda Reveals Electric Dirt Bike Prototype

Could This Change Everything? Honda is a dominant force in the motorcycle world. It’s changed the course of the industry in the past, and now I wonder if they’re about to do it again. Meet the Honda CR Electric prototype. The publication Moto-Station recently shared some images of the bike at a Honda presentation at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. While there aren’t many details to speak of at all at this point in the game, Honda stated it’s a 250cc equivalent. The bike looks a lot like its gas-powe...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Honda, Honda CR electric prototype



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