Tesla employees who don’t return to work could lose unemployment benefits

Furloughed Tesla employees who are called back to work could lose unemployment benefits if they choose to stay at home due to COVID-19 concerns, the company’s head of human resources Valerie Workman wrote in an email sent to workers Wednesday. The internal email, which was viewed by TechCrunch, suggested that the loss of benefits was up to the state and that Tesla wasn’t penalizing employees for choosing to stay at home. CNBC was the first to report the email. “Once you are called back, you w...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, California, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Cnbc, TechCrunch, Musk, Tesla Model 3, FREMONT, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Fremont Calif, Alameda County, Personnel, Alameda County Public Health Department

Closest Thing You’ll Find to a Tesla Dealership Lands in Michigan

Until January, any Michigan resident hoping to take home a Tesla had to first leave the state. That all changed following an agreement between the state and the automaker, which sued Michigan back in 2016 to protest its protectionist law against direct sales. Now, the closest thing you’ll find to a true Tesla dealer has […] The post Closest Thing You’ll Find to a Tesla Dealership Lands in Michigan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Tesla, Autos, Michigan, Direct Sales, News Blog

Florida Gas Station Video Shows Pickup Driver Snapping, Attempting to Run Down Clerk

A Chevy Silverado owner in Florida snapped and attempted to run down a gas station attendant following a heated argument about fuel pumps. Frankly, we can’t imagine how anyone could be unhappy with fuel prices being so low, but this is Florida, a state whose motto of “In God We Trust” seems far less fitting […] The post Florida Gas Station Video Shows Pickup Driver Snapping, Attempting to Run Down Clerk appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Florida, Autos, Weird News, Pickup Trucks, Chevy Silverado, News Blog, Gas Stations, Florida News

Chalk Up Another Benefit to the Big Lockdown…

Barring low gas prices you couldn’t take advantage of and your author’s adventures in cooking with curry, the past two months didn’t bring much in the way of benefits. Millions are out of work, nerves are frayed, hospital ICUs remain crowded with COVID-19 patients, and bad takes still run rampant on Twitter. Daily! Anyone who […] The post Chalk Up Another Benefit to the Big Lockdown… appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Environment, Green, Autos, Noaa, Driving, Air Quality, Emissions, News Blog, Coronavirus

Start Me Up: As Industry Slides Into Gear, U.S. Requests Industrial Assistance from Mexico

Mexico is considering reopening factories after May 18th, now that automakers and the U.S. government have requested it resume production at plants serving the American market. With supply chains needing time to catch up, vehicle assembly will be precarious until parts can be reliably sourced. And Mexico is an essential part of that industrial recovery […] The post Start Me Up: As Industry Slides Into Gear, U.S. Requests Industrial Assistance from Mexico appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Government, Supply Chain, United States, Factories, Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, News Blog, U.S, Auto Parts, USMCA

Kumram: A custom Heritage Softail Classic from Bangkok

The Heritage Softail Classic is the kind of bike most non-riders think of when they hear ‘Harley’—oodles of chrome, saddlebags, riveted leather and massive fenders. At over 700 pounds wet, it’s designed for long distance touring—and it isn’t the sort of machine you expect to find in a teeming metropolis in tropical Southeast Asia. So when Bangkok native Tuey Chuenprapar got the keys to a 2008 Heritage, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. “I used to think it was a very ‘old’ looking bike,...
Tags: Southeast Asia, Thailand, Motorcycles, Tokyo, Bangkok, Harley Davidson, Harley, CNC, Harley Softail, Custom Motorcycles, Softail, Motogadget, Kuryakyn, Heritage Softail, AOO, Harley bobber

Rumor Mill: 2021 Ford F-150 Production Pushed Back, Again

While Ford plans to start limited production at its North American assembly plants on May 18th, returning workers won’t see a next-generation F-150 slide pass their stations for a number of months. The redesigned full-sizer was to be one of the Blue Oval’s big 2020 reveals, joining the still-unseen Bronco in the spotlight, but the […] The post Rumor Mill: 2021 Ford F-150 Production Pushed Back, Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, Blue Oval, Pickups, News Blog, Ford F-150, Product Planning, Future Models, 2021 Ford F-150

Take A Tour Of Porsche Cars North America’s Heritage Collection

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, Heritage Collection, Porsche Museum, One Porsche Drive, 996 GT1

Midsize Car Sales Weren’t Actually That Bad in the First Quarter; Toyota Camry Market Share Is Rising

After years of steady decline, including an 8-percent decrease in calendar year 2019, U.S. sales of midsize cars stabilized in the early part of 2020. In a manner of speaking. Like the overall market, midsize car sales in the first quarter of 2020 declined. But the segment’s decrease was only marginally worse than the decline […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Toyota Camry, News Blog, Midsize Sedans, Camry

The missing links to grading Harley Davidson’s EV pivot

As Harley Davidson rounds year one on its electric debut, we’re still riding in the fog on how to evaluate the company’s EV pivot. The American symbol of gas, chrome, and steel released its first production electric motorcycle, the LiveWire last fall. The $29,799 machine is the first in a future line-up of EVs planned by Harley-Davidson — spanning motorcycles, bicycles and scooters. The LiveWire started shipping to dealers September 27. It’s meant to complement, not replace, Harley-Davidson’s pr...
Tags: TC, California, Milwaukee, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Ceo, United States, Motorcycles, Italy, Honda, Steel, Electric Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Reuters, Harley

Report: GMC to Get Lit

What’s the point of owning a GMC if no one knows it’s a GMC? The question no one asked is apparently being answered, with General Motors reportedly offering a lit-up badge as a dealer-installed option for its 2021 Yukon line. Sometimes a mile-high grille filled with a red GMC logo big enough to bludgeon a […] The post Report: GMC to Get Lit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, General Motors, Autos, Gmc, Options, GMC Yukon, News Blog, Dealer-installed extras, Badging

The best dash cams for 2020

Dashboard cameras assist drivers by keeping an eye on the road and coming standard with security features.
Tags: Photography, Cars, Trends, Automotive, Best Of, Garmin, Buying Guides, Best Of Everything, Dash Cams, Tier 4

Tesla vs Alameda County Update: Official Production Could Return Monday

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made waves this past weekend by declaring his Fremont, California assembly plant would resume production in defiance of the stay-at-home orders imposed by Alameda County, bolstering his claim by threatening to move his HQ out of the state. He also fired off a lawsuit for good measure. Musk wasn’t too pleased […] The post Tesla vs Alameda County Update: Official Production Could Return Monday appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Government, Tesla, Production, Autos, Fremont California, Alameda County, News Blog, Coronavirus

National Corvette Museum Plans Exciting New Exhibits for Reopening Post COVID-19

Since 1994, the National Corvette Museum has been home to an untold number of historically significant Corvettes. It has been the destination of millions of visitors. Through this period of time, aging exhibits have been retired, while new ones have been unveiled to much fanfare.  The launch of these new exhibits is usually accompanied by grand ceremonies and gatherings of Corvette enthusiasts from all over the nation. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the museum’s latest renovation went...
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Hall of Fame, Corvette, Derek, Corvette Racing, GM Heritage Center, Chevy Corvette, National Corvette Museum, Corvette Hall of Fame, Andy Pilgrim, Zora Arkus Duntov, Car News, Derek E Moore, John Heinricy, Corvette ZR

See How the BMW S 1000 RR Came to be and Evolved

So Much Progress The BMW S 1000 RR is one of the best literbikes out there, and it got its start in 1992. Back then it was called the R 1100 RS. Today it’s a much more impressive machine, and it has taken a lot of work and development by the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer to get the motorcycle to the point it’s at now. The YouTube channel FreeWheelie recently put out a video that shows the evolution of the BMW S 1000 RR throughout the last several decades.  The video starts with the R 1100 RS...
Tags: Youtube, Motorcycles, Bmw, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, BMW S 1000 RR

Overland Expo West 2020 Will be Virtual

It Happens on May 16, 2020 Lodestone Events, which puts on Overland Expo, has turned Overland Expo West into the first-ever virtual event. The event will take place on May 16th, and it will preview education, short films, roundtables, and an exhibitor show for the in-person event that will happen on July 24 to 26 in Flagstaff, Arizona. You can think of the virtual event held this weekend as a tribute to the May event that was supposed to be held but can’t because of COVID-19. “The overlanding c...
Tags: Mexico, Motorcycles, Flagstaff Arizona, Overland Expo, Motorcycle News, Overland Expo WEST, Overland Expo West 2020, Lodestone Events Marketing and Communications, Jessica Kirchner

Take A Closer Look At The New Mercedes S-Class' Giant Screen

There's been another 2021 S-Class leak, this one giving a more detailed look at its huge central display
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5 best sedan cars in India under INR 10 lakh - IAB Picks

SUVs are gaining popularity over sedans across segments, but there is still a...
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WP Suspension Announces Upgrades for KTM 890 Duke R and 1290 Super Duke R

Upgrading the Upgraded Suspension The KTM 890 Duke R and KTM 1290 Super Duke R both offer some of the best suspension out there. With that said, WP Suspension still wanted to put out an updated suspension package for the Beast 3.0 and the Super Scalpel. The company released the Apex Pro 7746 Shock, the Apex Pro 7500 Cartridge, and the Apex Pro 7117 Steering Damper.  These upgrades are fully adjustable and will help the rider take full control over the bike for both road riding and for competiti...
Tags: Motorcycles, Duke, CNC, KTM, Motorcycle News, KTM 1290 Super Duke R, WP Suspension, KTM 890 Duke R

Bolder, or Blander? Upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Apparently Spied

A Spanish Instagram account seemingly leaked photos of an uncovered next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class late Tuesday, showing off the flagship’s new face and caboose and revealing something far more noteworthy: a screen-heavy cockpit that throws tradition to the wind. Not that the previous S-Class’ cabin was overly festooned with traditional buttons or dials. Still, the new […] The post Bolder, or Blander? Upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Apparently Spied appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Spy Photos, News Blog, Product Planning, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Future Models, S-class

Cake and Polestar Announced a Brand Partnership

The Swedish Electric Vehicle Companies Work Together Cake seems to be rolling right along, and the company has just announced a brand partnership with Polestar, which is the electric car arm of Volvo. While this partnership opens up some interesting options for both brands, the key takeaway from the partnership is that Cake will sell its lightweight electric motorcycles in Polestar’s European showrooms.  The companies started working together in 2019 when both organizations noticed they have a ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Volvo, Thomas Ingenlath, Stefan Ytterborn, Electric Vehicle Companies Work Together Cake

Honda ZR-V imagined as a Jeep Compass rivaling compact SUV

A recent trademark application suggested that a Honda ZR-V small SUV is in the...
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QOTD: Do You Care for Over-the-air?

Connectivity is one of those special buzzwords used across most industries, whether it be for a virtual meeting app, a washing machine, or a car. All companies seem to think we need more of it. Today we want to know — are you a fan of cars that come equipped with over-the-air update connectivity? It seems […] The post QOTD: Do You Care for Over-the-air? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Here's The New 300bhp VW Golf GTI Clubsport Looking Sharp At The 'Ring

The more focused version of the Golf 8 GTI has been spotted undergoing testing at the Nurburgring
Tags: Autos, GTI

Suzuki Jimny waiting period reaches 1.5 years, Indian production probably delayed - Report

The latest Suzuki Jimny, which India will likely get as the next-gen Maruti...
Tags: India, Autos, Suzuki Jimny

Rally Film with Michael Fassbender

Photo: Oliver Hegarty While rallies and racing seasons are postponed and cancelled north to south, east to west, some gems are coming out to give us a much-needed fix. Famous for Band of Brothers, 12 Years a Slave, and X-Men, actor Michael Fassbender is releasing a film in three parts via the VERO social network. Fassbender was invited to be Ireland’s Rally of the Lakes ambassador in 2019 for its 40th anniversary where he was filmed driving the stages. The actor is no stranger behind the w...
Tags: News, Film, Germany, Events, Movie, Racing, Ireland, Porsche, Autos, Michael Fassbender, Rally, Motorsport, Fassbender, Brothers, Hockenheim, Vero

INR 1 lakh discount available on Honda City BS6 - IAB Report

Honda is offering discounts of up to INR 1 lakh on the old City. The company...
Tags: Autos, Honda

Captivity Day 49

So tomorrow we can get haircuts.  Too late... I feel much better though - less Shrek like... [Author: Andrew Thomson]
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Driver Coach Susses Out The Dramatic License In Hammond's TG F1 Drive

Scott Mansell aka 'Driver 61' has provided an analysis of the famous Top Gear segment, explaining the parts that are real and the bits that employ creative license
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