Tesla hits reverse on plan to reopen its auto factory this week

The decision comes after the local stay-at-home order was extended through May
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[Review] RidePower Motorcycle Phone Charger

Staying Charged Charging your phone most of the time is probably a bit of an afterthought. You plug it in at night and unplug it in the morning, or maybe you plug it in more often. At any rate, you likely use the charger your phone came with and you don’t think twice about it. But what do you do on the bike?  If you’re like me, for a long time, you just tried to always leave with a charged-up phone. However, we all know that there will come a time when you head out and your phone is on 10 pe...
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Strange Bedfellows: American EV Company Partners With China’s Hongqi

World leaders like to travel in comfort, security, and style — which is why you never see presidential motorcades formed around a Nissan Versa. Instead, security details crowd around something big, black, and closely tied to a domestic nameplate if the nation in question has such a manufacturer. In China, the preferred choice among high-ranking government […] The post Strange Bedfellows: American EV Company Partners With China’s Hongqi appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Deals We Love This Week: Select Klim Gear Up to 46% Off

Premium Gear, Not a Premium Price Klim makes some killer gear and if you’re an adventure rider you already know this. The company is equipping the folks out there taking the truly killer rides, but the gear comes at a price. Klim gear is expensive, so it’s important to keep an eye out for the sales when they do come. That’s why this week, I wanted to showcase the Klim gear on sale. Revzilla is offering up to 46 percent on select pieces of Klim gear. While you won’t find every piece of Klim gear...
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Hunt Ends: American Center for Mobility Names New CEO

Following a nearly six-month search for new leadership, the American Center for Mobility (ACM) has named Reuben Sarkar as its new CEO. The Michigan-based facility has been without a chief executive since Michael Noblett left in November of 2019, leaving COO Mark Chaput in charge while the company hunted for a replacement. It found one with Sarkar. He’s […] The post Hunt Ends: American Center for Mobility Names New CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Roads Aren’t Nearly As Empty As You’d Think, Which Shouldn’t Come As a Surprise

Following two weeks of unseasonably cold weather that seemed to put spring on hold, Saturday was a gorgeous day in this writer’s city. Warm temps, endless sunshine, and a pandemic that compelled public health officials to tell everyone to stay indoors for the fifth weekend in a row. Or was it the sixth? Time feels […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Tesla vehicles recognize and respond to traffic lights, stop signs with latest software update

Properly equipped Tesla vehicles can now recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs thanks to a software update the company started pushing out to owners over the weekend. The software update had been available to a sliver of Tesla owners, some of whom had posted videos of the new capability. Now, the automaker is pushing the software update (2020.12.6) to the broader fleet. The feature isn’t available in every Tesla vehicle on the road today. The vehicles must be equipped with th...
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BMW iX3 Leaked

BMW’s i4 Concept may be the EV the brand currently has to promote, but it’s the iX3 that’s poised to become the brand’s all-electric cash cow. It’s entering a market space most other manufacturers agreed showed enough promise to launch other reasonably sized, plug-in crossovers (e.g. Tesla Model Y, Mercedes EQC, Jaguar E-Pace, Audi E-Tron). […] The post BMW iX3 Leaked appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2020 Acura MDX AWD A-Spec Review – Sporty, Slightly Silly

Crossovers don’t have to be totally boring. Consider the 2020 Acura MDX A-Spec. It could just be another yawn-inducing luxo-box on wheels, but Acura has at least tried to imbue it with some sort of spirit. Well, as much spirit as is possible with a 4,200-pound crossover. Two-hundred-ninety horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque from […] The post 2020 Acura MDX AWD A-Spec Review – Sporty, Slightly Silly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Why You Might Want A Porsche Extended Warranty

Porsche’s factory warranty is somewhat average compared to other brands.Porsche’s CPO warranty is one of the best in the industry.Porsche only offers two extended warranty options. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Porsche owners aren’t looking for a car to just get from point A to point B. Porsche is as much about automotive art as it is transportation. So, what does Porsche provide for the driver after the sale? Let...
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2020 Audi A6 Avant gets plug-in hybrid powertrain in Europe

Filed under: Green,Audi,Wagon,Hybrid Continue reading 2020 Audi A6 Avant gets plug-in hybrid powertrain in Europe 2020 Audi A6 Avant gets plug-in hybrid powertrain in Europe originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 27 Apr 2020 12:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Mitsubishi Slashes Executive Pay, Revises 2019 Forecast

Mitsubishi, the automotive brand TTAC readers can’t get enough of, is going further into money saving mode amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The automaker announced late last week that it will revisit and revise its 2019 fiscal year financial forecast and rein in its spending, starting with the pay checks it sends to officers and […] The post Mitsubishi Slashes Executive Pay, Revises 2019 Forecast appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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March 2020: Automotive Services Marketplace Experiences Online User Growth, Top 10 automotive repair and service requested on Openbay

March 2020: Automotive Services Marketplace Experiences Online User Growth, Top 10 automotive repair and service requested on Openbay Leading up to and during the month of March 2020, many of us in the U.S. experienced events that may change the course of daily life from this day forward due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. During this time businesses, in order to protect employees and reduce the spread of the virus, closed offices and asked employees to work-from-home (WFH). As a result of ...
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Coronavirus Marches On; GM Tightens the Purse Strings

Burning through piles of cash as plants sit idle, sales plummet, and the bulk of its vast workforce still demands payment during the virus-borne production shutdown, General Motors is taking new measures to protect its finances. On Monday, the automaker announced a number of steps designed to anger shareholders in the short term, but a […] The post Coronavirus Marches On; GM Tightens the Purse Strings appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Porsche4Kids Is A Fun And Interactive Way To Introduce Your Children To Your Favorite Cars

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Brembo Makes Million Euro Donation to Fight COVID-19

Trying to Stop the Coronavirus With some companies beginning to return to work after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might think we’re out of the woods. Well, that’s not the case yet. It will be many months before the pandemic is under control. Brembo is here to help. The company recently made a million Euro donation to help with the efforts to fight and treat COIVD-19.  The company’s money will be used primarily for research of the virus and its impact and development of a vaccine or ...
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Techart Will Give Your 992 Porsche 911 523bhp And Spangly Wheels

Tuning company Techart has revealed additional tuning options for the 992-generation 911
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BS6 Mahinda Alturas G4 launched, priced from INR 28.69 lakh

The BS6 Mahindra Alturas G4 has been silently launched in India. The new...
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In India, the Biggest Suzuki You Can Buy Is a 250

Say Goodbye to Suzuki Large Displacement Bikes The upcoming emissions standards for the Indian market have killed off more bikes that we really like to see. It has opened up room for some new models as well, but now Suzuki has canceled all of its street bikes bigger than 250cc, according to various sources. The V-Strom 650, GSX-S750, GSX-S1000, GSX-SF1000, GSX-R1000, V-Strom 1000, and the Hyabusa are all missing from the company’s India page. According to Express Drives, some of these models si...
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Haojue DR300 (Suzuki GSX-S300) finally set to go on sale in China - Report

Remember the Haojue DR300 aka the Suzuki GSX-S300? It is a naked streetfighter...
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Trevor FTR Stella Is an Electric Flat Tracker

A Cool Electric Bike Most electric bikes fit into a few different categories it’s they’re either small commuter machines or they offer something on the complete another end of the spectrum and usually a sportbike. The Trevor FTR Stella is a little different. This bike is an electric flat track racer. Coming from Trevor Motorcycles, the FTR Stella looks a lot like the Indian FTR 1200 but electric. The bike has a trellis frame, a 2.6kWh battery, and a 165 lb curb weight. The top speed is only 50 ...
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Next TVS bike co-developed with BMW Motorrad to be based on existing platform - IAB Report

The partnership between TVS and BMW Motorrad has given enthusiasts 3 phenomenal...
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Nissan Looks to Stem the Flow in Japan, Eyes Production Changes in America

Still sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic in North America and suffering from supply chain and demand issues in its Japanese home base, Nissan is prepared to stem domestic output by 70 percent in May, Reuters reports. The unconfirmed production cut won’t be a single-month affair, either. On this side of the Pacific, it seems Nissan […] The post Nissan Looks to Stem the Flow in Japan, Eyes Production Changes in America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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TKM likely to launch Maruti Brezza as Toyota Urban Cruiser - Report

Toyota?s version of Suzuki?s Vitara Brezza is on the way in India. According to...
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Ducati Is Back to Work, Others Will Follow

Getting Back on Track COVID-19 threw a giant wrench in the inner workings of the motorcycle industry. Bike manufacturers from all over were temporarily shutting down, and now it looks like things might start to reopen. According to OmniMoto, Ducati is easing back into production again. A number of Ducati employees are back in the facility to get the production moving again. Ducati isn’t going at things full-tilt just yet, but they will ramp up production over the next weeks and hopefully return...
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Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-2X Linear

Weird examples of badge engineering! Who doesn’t love them? Bad people, that’s who, and so I do my best to find such vehicles while I’m exploring car graveyards. The badge-engineering world includes Isuzus badged as Hondas, Hondas badged as Isuzus, Mitsubishis badged as Dodges, Dodges badged as Mitsubishis, Chevrolets badged as Saabs, and — of […] The post Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-2X Linear appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Is A Special Edition Miata With Fancy Rays Wheels

Mazda's succession of special edition MX-5s continues with the newly revealed R-Sport
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This Is Probably The Next BMW 2-Series, And Yes, It'll Be RWD

Images purportedly showing the next-gen 2-series coupe have emerged, showing a pleasing lack of enormo-grille
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New Datsun redi-GO (facelift) teased, to be launched soon

The new Datsun redi-GO has been teased ahead of its imminent launch in India....
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New Suzuki GSX-R150 in four new colours revealed - IAB Report

Suzuki has revealed the new GSX-R150 in Taiwan. For MY2020, the 150 cc...
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