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Tesla Warned Staff to Return to Work in Violation of County Order or Lose Unemployment: Report

Tesla informed workers that if they did not show up for work at a Fremont, California, production facility CEO Elon Musk has reopened in violation of a county health order that they may be ineligible for unemployment, emails obtained by the Guardian show.Read more...
Tags: Health, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Automotive, Fremont California, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Shelter At Work Or Else, Tesla Warned Staff


Confirmed: Ford Mach-E Will Support Over-the-air Updates

Over-the-air (OTA) updates are opening new doors for manufacturers, providing a way to continuously update vehicles after they’ve been purchased. We’ve had mixed feelings on their implementation. While Tesla has used OTA updates to enhance features on its products, it also sees the technology as a way to rationalize customers paying up front for systems […] The post Confirmed: Ford Mach-E Will Support Over-the-air Updates appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Ford Mach, Over-the-air Updates, OTA updates, Mach E, Mustang Mach-E


The 10 cars that made Audi great in America

Filed under: Audi,Automotive History,Luxury,Classics Continue reading The 10 cars that made Audi great in America The 10 cars that made Audi great in America originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 May 2020 14:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: America, Luxury, Classics, Autos, Audi, Automotive History


What’s the Difference Between the Thatcham Security Classifications?

In the UK alone, there are hundreds of GPS tracking companies offering their services to businesses and individuals. Different tracking systems are often suited to certain types of vehicle and come with a wide array of features. However, some systems are better designed than others to ensure the security of a vehicle, and some lack the necessary countermeasures against theft. Considering the rising rates of vehicle theft all over the UK, it’s undoubtedly better to opt for a high-end vehicle trac...
Tags: Europe, UK, Autos, Useful News, Other News, Thatcham, Car Security, Conclusion Insurance, Car AntiTheft, Car GPS, Car Trackers, Thatcham Research Centre, Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre Thatcham, Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre


Uber Reportedly Wants to Acquire Grubhub

Uber Technologies has reportedly made an offer to buy Grubhub — a food delivery service that links local restaurants directly to customers via a convenient app. Considering Uber Eats is as unprofitable as the company’s core ride-haling business, dropping a bunch of money to acquire a similar business seems silly… until you realize Grubhub is pretty […] The post Uber Reportedly Wants to Acquire Grubhub appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Autos, Food Delivery, Uber Eats, GrubHub, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Delivery Apps, Delivery Services, Ride-hailing Apps, Ride-haling


Death Train vs Safe Car Sales Hypothesis Gains New Evidence

As assembly plants cautiously fire up and buyers slowly return to the new vehicle market in North America, automakers have their fingers crossed, hoping that an increase in demand from frightened first-time buyers will offset lost sales from both the newly jobless and hard-hit rental agencies. Data out of Europe and China seems to suggest […] The post Death Train vs Safe Car Sales Hypothesis Gains New Evidence appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, China, Marketing, Sales, Transit, Autos, North America, News Blog, Coronavirus, Ridership


Porsche Cartoon

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Tags: Autos, Porsche Cartoon, Flatsixes, Jerry King, Porsche Comic Strip, Porsche Cartoon Image


"I bought the cheapest new car in the world" for $930 on Alibaba

Jalopnik's Jason Torchinsky bought his first new car on Alibaba. He paid $930 for the electric Changli NEMECA, batteries not included. The batteries, likely lead-acid, were an additional $350. Then came all the fees to bring the car from China to the USA and get it through customs. The final total for the car is closer to $3,300 which is still less expensive than the comparison vehicle: a golf cart. From Jalopnik: What’s frustrating and amazing about all of this is just how difficult it...
Tags: Post, Usa, News, China, Cars, America, Vehicles, Alibaba, Automobiles, Nissan, Jalopnik, Jason Torchinsky


FlatNine: A BMW R nineT tracker from VTR

With five different models in the range, there’s a BMW R nineT to suit most tastes—from the cafe-styled Racer to the classic Paris Dakar-inspired Urban G/S. But there’s one style that the Bavarian marque hasn’t attempted yet: flat tracker. The concept of a factory-built R nineT tracker is intriguing, and we’re not the only ones thinking that way. It’s been swirling around VTR Customs’ collective consciousness too, ever since the Swiss crew raced against the Indian FTR1200 concept at the Glems...
Tags: Europe, US, Munich, Motorcycles, Bmw, Dani, Monza, Magura, VTR, Paris Dakar, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Kineo, BMW R nineT, Rizoma, VTR Customs


Hertz Cancels New Car Orders for 2020

With Hertz concerned with avoiding bankruptcy as the coronavirus pandemic eliminates vacation plans en masse, the company has decided to cancel 90 percent of the new cars it would have purchased this year to refresh its fleet. Minimizing costs for 2020 will be essential for all rental agencies until demand for their services picks up. It’s […] The post Hertz Cancels New Car Orders for 2020 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Hertz, News Blog


Waymo expands first external investment round to $3 billion

Waymo has added an additional $750 million to the $2.25 billion funding round that it first announced in March, bringing the total size of the financing (its first from investors outside of Alphabet) to $3 billion. The extension comes from new investors including those managed by T. Rowe Price, Perry Creek Capital, Fidelity Management and Research Company and others. The extension, like the original round itself, will be used by Waymo to invest in its workforce, product development and ope...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, California, Tech, Ceo, Companies, X, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, AutoNation, Mobility, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Alphabet, Emerging-technologies


Reborn Ford Ranger Closing in on No.2 In Segment, but Overall Midsize Truck Market Share Is Stalling

The arrival of a reincarnated Ford Ranger in 2019, along with the debut of the Jeep Gladiator, caused midsize truck market share to climb to a 13-year high in America’s pickup category. In fact, over the span of six years, midsize trucks nearly doubled their share of America’s truck market. The primary cause of those […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Industry, Autos, Trucks, Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, Pickups, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Midsize Pickups, Jeep Gladiator


That Time Audi Made A Hybrid Inline-Five 100 Avant

Audi has rolled out the original 100 Avant Duo for a photocall A7 Sportback TFSI e, reminding the world plug-in hybrids have been a thing for a while
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Pandemic Muscles Into Honda and Mazda’s 2019 Profits

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic only reared its spiky head at the tail end of the fiscal year, but the disruption to automakers was strongly felt. In a new vehicle market that was largely cooling off, the impact of fewer sales and idled plants was immediate. That said, the virus didn’t spread the damage evenly. On […] The post Pandemic Muscles Into Honda and Mazda’s 2019 Profits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Finances, Profit, Autos, Honda, Mazda, News Blog, Coronavirus


Massive Anticipated Corona Hit Aside, Toyota’s Sitting Pretty

Toyota, the automaker that regularly jousts with Volkswagen for the title of World’s Largest Automaker, expects its finances to take a major hit this year. A solid blow, but not a knockdown punch. With sales down severely and production depressed across the globe, Toyota envisions an 80-percent profit drop for the current fiscal year. After […] The post Massive Anticipated Corona Hit Aside, Toyota’s Sitting Pretty appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Finances, Profit, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, News Blog, High Finance, Coronavirus


Yamaha Says There Will Be No TMAX ADV Anytime Soon

Not Jumping Into the Adventure Scooter Market The Honda X-ADV is coming to the U.S. and that bike could usher in a whole new era of scooters. It’s proved quite popular in Europe and other areas of the world. However, Yamaha said in an interview with Motociclismo that it has no plans of building a TMAX adventure scooter.  “We know our customers well, we know what they want,” said Paolo Pavesio, Yamaha Motor Europe Marketing and Motorsport Division Manager (translation by Google Translate). The 2...
Tags: Google, Europe, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Yamaha, Motociclismo, Yamaha Motor Europe Marketing, TMAX, Paolo Pavesio, Pavesio


Turn Any Bike Into an E-Bike Thanks to the Bikee Bike Kit

The Future? I think electric motorcycles and e-bikes will be an important part of the future of life on two wheels. We’ll see the lines blur between what is an electric motorcycle and what’s an electric bicycle. One of the companies pioneering this is called Bikee Bike. The company has a kit to turn any bicycle into an e-bike.  The company is from Mantua, Italy, and has a track record of making bike kits. In an email, the company told me it expects an uptick in the number of e-bikes and electri...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, e-Bike, Mantua Italy


Try and Stop Me: In Defiance of County Orders, Tesla Turns on the Lights

Furious over a decision by county officials to keep all non-essential businesses offline until the end of the month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced late Monday that his Fremont, California assembly plant is opening up anyway. The move comes two days after the automaker filed a lawsuit against Alameda County. In it, Tesla called the […] The post Try and Stop Me: In Defiance of County Orders, Tesla Turns on the Lights appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Safety, California, Government, Tesla, Production, Autos, Law And Order, Fremont California, Alameda County, News Blog, Coronavirus


The Vespa Elegante 150 Is Now BS6 Compliant

A Cleaner Elegante 150 in India Were you hoping to scoot around India’s roads on a Vespa Elegante 150 that’s BS6 compliant? Now you can. Vespa updated the scooter’s powertrain to make sure it complied with the latest update on emissions. This will help keep the ironically styled scooter on the road. The Elegante 150 is a popular premium scooter option in India and the company didn’t want to let the model disappear from its lineup. The old model had a 154.8cc engine and the new BS6 compliant mod...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, Vespa, Motorcycle News, Financial Express, Vespa Elegante


Husqvarna Svartpilen 890 Spotted Testing

A Bigger Svatpilen? Husqvarna appears to be working on a Svartpilen 890 scrambler. The motorcycle was spotted out testing, and images of the motorcycle were shared by Motorcycle News. The bike looks like it features an 894cc parallel-twin engine in the frame, which would be a notable upgrade from the 701 Svartpilen.  The new 890 uses the engine from the 890 Duke R. In the Duke, that engine makes 119 hp and 73 lb-ft of torque. There’s a possibility that Husky will retune the engine for use in th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Duke, WP, Husqvarna, KTM, Motorcycle News, Husqvarna Svartpilen, Svartpilen, Husqvarna 890 Svartpilen


QOTD: The Impossibility of High Society Vanning?

Some segments and roles just don’t mix. While unfavorable bodystyles and vehicle sizes can be kitted out for sport or luxury, perhaps even succeeding in their mission, sometimes a vehicle’s basic fiber — its core identity — proves an impossible match for its newfound mission. Sometimes a car is too ponderously large for serious muscle […] The post QOTD: The Impossibility of High Society Vanning? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lifestyle, Autos, Qotd, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, Question of the Day


Take A Look At The Next Mercedes S-Class And Its Screen-Fest Interior

Leaked images show the 2021 Mercedes S-Class inside and out, and the interior's packing a lot of screen real estate
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BS4 offers: Up to INR 6.70 lakh off on select Indian Motorcycle bikes

Indian Motorcycle is offering attractive discounts on select BS4 bikes....
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Nissan showrooms re-open ahead of BS6 Kicks 2020 launch this month - IAB Report

Nissan dealerships have resumed operations in select locations, ahead of the...
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Tata Altroz turbo petrol to be launched this festive season - Report

The Tata Altroz turbo petrol will reach showrooms in the second half of the...
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Winning a Trans Am Championship with a Junkyard 912

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Tags: History, Racing, Porsche, Autos, Trans Am, Porsche Motorsports, 912


Captivity Day 48

Thanks to the Tenere I confirmed that the Concours battery is definitely toast!Apologies for holding the phone the wrong way... [Author: Andrew Thomson]
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Next-gen 2021 Mercedes S-Class exterior & interior fully leaked

The 2021 Mercedes S-Class has been leaked via new spy shots. The new spy shots...
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Musk Offers To Be Arrested As Tesla Factory Reopens Against County Order

Tesla has restarted production at its Freemont factory in breach of Alameda County's shelter-in-place order
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Tesla Factory Reopens Against County Order, Musk Offers To Be Arrested

Tesla has restarted production at its Freemont factory in breach of Alameda County's shelter-in-place order
Tags: Tesla, Autos, Alameda County, Freemont, Tesla Factory Reopens Against County Order Musk



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