Autos


 

Tesla first-quarter deliveries drop on challenges shipping Model 3 overseas

Tesla delivered 63,000 of its electric vehicles in the first quarter of the year, nearly a one-third drop from the previous quarter, the company reported late Wednesday. Tesla cautioned that it expects first-quarter profits to be negatively impacted by lower than expected delivery volumes and several pricing adjustments. Deliveries included about 50,900 Model 3 vehicles and 12,100 Model S and X SUVs. Tesla said despite the challenges that it “ended the quarter with sufficient cash on hand.” Tesl...
Tags: Europe, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, North America, Electric Car, Model X, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Wednesday Tesla


Toyota is giving automakers free access to nearly 24,000 hybrid car-related patents

Toyota said Wednesday it will give royalty-free access to its nearly 24,000 patents related to electrification technology and systems through 2030 in a move that aims to encourage rival automakers to adopt the low-emissions and fuel-saving technology. Collectively the patents represent core technologies that can be applied to the development of various types of electrified vehicles, including hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles, Toyota said. This fol...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Fuel Cell, Plug-in Hybrid, Prius, Toyota Motor Corporation, Hybrid Vehicle, Shigeki Terashi, Jaguar Land Rover GM Ford


The best minivans for 2019

It may be hard for some buyers to accept, but the best minivans are incredibly versatile vehicles. They were developed specifically to haul people, and the best ones on the market don't feel like a penalty box. Check our list and see for yourself. The post The best minivans for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Automotive, Buying Guides, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Minivans, Best Of Everything, Family Cars


The best hybrid cars for 2019

The best hybrid cars are fuel-efficient and all the rage, but which one should you buy? We’ve broken through the noise to let you know the best hybrid, and a few interesting alternatives from different categories. The post The best hybrid cars for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Automotive, Green Technology, Buying Guides, Hybrid Cars, Best Of Everything, Best Hybrid Cars


Letter From The UK: Ford & The Farm Shop

Are today’s cars nothing more than technologically-advanced covered wagons?   As our perspectives change with time, what role does the modern car play in our lives? Geoff Maxted of DriveWrite Automotive Magazine examines in this Letter From The UK. ‘Quaint’ is an old Middle-England word that once meant wise or skillful but, since around the 18th Century, has come to mean oddly picturesque or pleasing in an old fashioned way. Why, you ask, this lesson in Olde English? Well, that’s the kind of p...
Tags: Europe, UK, China, America, European Union, United States, Magazine, Ferrari, Ford, Autos, Focus, Mustang, Brexit, Great Britain, Middle England, Geoff Maxted


Electric cars will play in the dirt in upcoming Projekt E racing series

The FIA World Rallycross Championship is adding a companion series for electric cars called Projekt E. It will add a whole new dimension to the nascent category of electric racing. The post Electric cars will play in the dirt in upcoming Projekt E racing series appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric, Electric Cars, Motorsports, Rallycross


Volkswagen Tops Its Name Game With I.D. Roomzz Concept

While Seat works on bringing Volkswagen Group’s most-affordable EVs to market, the company’s namesake has devised a concept vehicle aimed the swelling electrified crossover segment. Adhering to the I.D. sub-brand’s absolutely terrible naming scheme, the “Roomzz” is another semi-autonomous concept aimed at generating excitement at automotive trade shows — specifically, Auto Shanghai. However, it would […] The post Volkswagen Tops Its Name Game With I.D. Roomzz Concept appeared first on The Truth ...
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, EVs, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Auto Shanghai, I.D, I.D. brand, I.D. Roomzz, Roomzz Concept, Roomzz


Britain's automakers did a "Brexit" many years ago

They still build their cars in the United Kingdom, but virtually all of the automakers that started out in Britain are now owned by parent companies around the globe. Find out who owns what in my "Rearview Mirror" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Britain, Classic Cars, United Kingdom, Autos, Jaguar, Rolls-royce, Land Rover, Mini, Aston Martin, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, Antique Cars, Rearview Mirror, Import Vehicles


Toyota to Rivals: Take This Hybrid Tech and Build It

On Wednesday, Toyota announced plans to offer royalty-free access to its cache of hybrid technology patents. While the automaker already licenses aspects of its Hybrid Synergy Drive to other automakers, the new strategy seeks to drastically expand the use of its systems as the world gears up for widespread electrification. Toyota, cautious as ever, has […] The post Toyota to Rivals: Take This Hybrid Tech and Build It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Patents, Autos, Automotive Industry, Toyota, EVs, Hybrids, Phev, Prius, Toyota Motor Corp, Toyota Prius, News Blog, HEV, Hybrid Technology, Tech Sharing


A Look at Six Car Design Specialties, Part 6: CMF (Color, Material, Finish)

We've all had the experience of submitting something to our boss and finding s/he doesn't like it. In a conventional job they send you back to your desk to get it right. But in the case of these designers we're chatting with here, you might be sent to go wandering through a jungle on a different continent for two weeks, in search of a color no one's ever seen before. Welcome to the CMF (Color Material Finish) group at the Acura Design Studio, where designers Gypsy Modina and Violet Park are task...
Tags: South Korea, Design, California, China, Africa, Cars, Dave, Italy, Michigan, Volkswagen, North America, Detroit, James, Cape, Acura, CCS


Volkswagen puts self-driving cars to the test on the streets of German city

Volkswagen is testing prototype self-driving cars in Hamburg. The automaker claims this is the first test of autonomous cars on the streets of a major German city. Five self-driving cars operate with human safety drivers on board. The post Volkswagen puts self-driving cars to the test on the streets of German city appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Germany, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Self-driving Cars, Hamburg, Hamburg Germany, Volkswagen E-golf


Ford Unleashes a Slew of Hybrids on Europe, Including Some You Might Want

Amsterdam, home to green medicinal plants and red lights, was the site of a Ford product extravaganza on Tuesday, with the automaker announcing a number of hybrid or electric models for the highly regulated European market. A total of sixteen electrified models made their (future) existence known, with most falling under the automaker’s new Ford […] The post Ford Unleashes a Slew of Hybrids on Europe, Including Some You Might Want appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Amsterdam, Autos, EVs, Hybrids, Ford Transit, Ford Explorer, News Blog, Product Planning


415-hp Polestar-engineered powertrains coming to 2020 Volvo V60 and XC60

The Polestar Engineered upgrade originally offered on the 2019 Volvo S60 sedan will be available on the V60 wagon and XC60 crossover for the 2020 model year. Changes to the T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid powertrain yield 415 horsepower. The post 415-hp Polestar-engineered powertrains coming to 2020 Volvo V60 and XC60 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Plug-In Hybrids, Volvo, Volvo V60, Volvo XC60, Polestar Engineered


Ghosn Weirdness Intensifies

Happy to relegate Carlos Ghosn to the past, Renault has announced its former CEO will soon leave the company’s executive board, along with Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair. Annette Winkler, the ex-head of Daimler’s Smart brand, will be proposed as the new director at the company’s annual meeting in June, according […] The post Ghosn Weirdness Intensifies appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Twitter, Japan, Scandal, Autos, Automotive Industry, Cherie Blair, Nissan, Daimler, Renault, Coup, Carlos Ghosn, News Blog, Hot Legal Action, Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, Tony Blair Annette Winkler


Ford Promises a Very Long-range EV Next Year

We subjected you to yet another mention of Ford’s upcoming electric crossover this morning, but there’s now a new tidbit of information to share about the green machine that’s due out in 2020, likely carrying the Mach-E (or Mach E) name. While the automaker stated in the past that it wants a 300-mile range for […] The post Ford Promises a Very Long-range EV Next Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Ford electric crossover


Porsche’s Taycan Is Almost Ready For Production, And Here’s What You Should Know About It

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/flatsixes Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Electric Porsche


Boys and their toys: A BMW G310 from VTR

As the dedicated custom arm of a premium BMW motorcycle dealer in Switzerland, VTR Customs is used to working on high-end Bavarian machinery. We’ve seen a number of classy BMW R nineTs roll out of their shop, and their race bikes are a regular fixture at European 1/8 mile sprint races. So why on Earth would they customize BMW’s littlest ‘adventure commuter’—the entry-level G310 GS? According to shop boss, Dani Weidman; for fun. “In a country with the highest population of BMW M Series cars...
Tags: Motorcycles, Switzerland, Bmw, Scrambler, Nico, Dani, VTR, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, VTR Customs, Yves Knobel, Benken, Freuler, BMW scrambler, Dani Weidman


Cities that are banning cars

According to the US Census Bureau, about 80 percent of Americans now live in urban areas. Globally, that number is 54 percent and on the rise. City centers are more clogged than ever. Inrix, which releases an annual Global Traffic Scorecard, found that traffic congestion costs the average American more than $1,300 per year — along with 97 hours of their time. Many cities, including London, San Diego, and Brussels, have implemented congestion tolls of varying forms and with varying degrees of su...
Tags: Travel, Cars, Spain, Barcelona, Colombia, Paris, Mexico City, Belgium, Norway, Brussels, Madrid, BICI, Hamburg, Ghent, Inrix, Car-free


Waco Biker Shootout Left 9 Dead, but No One Will Be Held Accountable

Despite 177 arrests, prosecutors tried only one person, unsuccessfully. A new district attorney has now dismissed all the remaining charges.
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Gangs, Johnson, Barry, Murders, Reyna, Abel, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Motor Bikes and Motorscooters, Waco (Tex, Bandidos Motorcycle Club, Cossacks Motorcycle Club, McLennan County (Tex


A Texas Biker Shootout Left 9 Dead, but No One Will Be Held Accountable

Despite 177 arrests, prosecutors tried only one person, unsuccessfully. A new district attorney has now dismissed all the remaining charges.
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Gangs, Johnson, Barry, Murders, Reyna, Abel, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Motor Bikes and Motorscooters, Waco (Tex, Bandidos Motorcycle Club, Cossacks Motorcycle Club, McLennan County (Tex


Baby Mercedes-Benz G-Class we’ve waited for years to see is around the corner

The long-awaited Mercedes-Benz GLB will make its debut as a prototype at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The model will slot between the GLA and GLC, with a base price of about $35,000, and its design will borrow styling cues from the G-Class. The post Baby Mercedes-Benz G-Class we’ve waited for years to see is around the corner appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Shanghai, Crossover, Mercedes Benz, GLA, GLC, Luxury Car, Mercedes Benz GLB, 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, Baby Mercedes Benz


Vive la France: Peugeot shifts its American comeback plans into high gear

French automaker Peugeot will return to the United States after more than two decades away. Parent company Groupe PSA previously discussed a U.S. return for one of its brands, but would not confirm which one until now. The post Vive la France: Peugeot shifts its American comeback plans into high gear appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, France, Cars, Trends, United States, Peugeot, Groupe PSA


Christina Nielsen on the Lego (and real) 911 RSR

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/flatsixes Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Tags: Videos, 911, Lego, Autos, Technic, 911 RSR, 991, Christina Nielsen


2019 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport Review – A Peculiar Development in Big Sedan Land

A big luxury sedan is sedate, ponderous, and numb. Insulation from everything outside the cockpit is paramount. Arriving refreshed and relaxed is the order of the day in this class of car. The little F-Sport badge on the tail of this 2019 Lexus LS 500 changes everything. While one can still chauffeur grandma to church […] The post 2019 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport Review – A Peculiar Development in Big Sedan Land appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Lexus, Autos, Car Reviews, Lexus LS, 2019 Lexus LS 500 F Sport


Ford Seeks ‘Mustang Mach-E’ Trademark

While much of the hype surrounding Ford’s electrified future involves the brand’s upcoming “Mustang inspired” crossover EV, due in 2020, there are other models that stand to gain an (albeit milder) electric boost. The F-150 and Mustang, to name a couple. Ford’s long-running pony car is expected to gain a hybrid variant sometime in 2020, […] The post Ford Seeks ‘Mustang Mach-E’ Trademark appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Hybrids, Hybrid Vehicles, Mustang, News Blog, Product Planning, Mach E, Mustang Mach-E, Ford Seeks Mustang Mach E Trademark


Ace of Base: 2019 Honda Passport Sport

Yeah, I know. It’s a crossover. Most of the B&B would prefer I write about some hawt hatch or a 1993 Ford Ranger but the reality is this: more consumers than ever before are signing a note on vehicles such as this Passport, making them worthy of our attention. Hey, at least this one doesn’t […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 Honda Passport Sport appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sport, Features, Autos, Honda, Price, Passport, Crossover, News Blog, Ace of Base, Honda Passport, 2019 Honda Passport


Andy Pilgrim Sets Another Lap Record in the GT2 RS

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/flatsixes Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Tags: Autos, Andy Pilgrim, Corvette Museum, Porsche GT2/GT3, 991, GT2 RS, Mike Skeen


Here's Our Best Look Yet At McLaren's "Rule-Breaking" GT Car

McLaren has taken the shape-hiding panels off a test mule for its new grand tourer, giving us a better idea of its styling
Tags: Autos, Mclaren


Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept is yet another tease of future electrified cars

The Infiniti Qs Inspiration sports sedan concept will debut at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. Infiniti said it was designed for electrified powertrains, meaning hybrid or all-electric. The post Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept is yet another tease of future electrified cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Infiniti, Concept Cars, 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, Shanghai Auto Show Infiniti


GM’s Keeping That Hot Cavalier Nameplate Alive

Ask this writer how he feels about the oft-derided Chevrolet Cavalier, and he’ll tell you it was only worth owning when offered with GM’s 60-degree V6 family (a second-gen coupe with a 3.1-liter is essentially the model’s zenith), though the 2002MY decision to plunk the decently powerful, low-maintenance 2.2-liter Ecotec beneath the hood wasn’t a […] The post GM’s Keeping That Hot Cavalier Nameplate Alive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trademarks, Cavalier, Chevrolet Cavalier, News Blog



Filters
show more filters
March - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
May - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031