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Price Chopper: Tesla Sinks Stickers As U.S. Factory Comes Back Online

Hoping to reduce the coronavirus pandemic’s strain on its balance sheet, Tesla slashed prices on three of its four models on Wednesday. While the company posted a surprise first-quarter profit last month, no one expects Q2 to be similarly rosy. Tesla only recently fired up its Fremont, California assembly plant amid a cloud of threats […] The post Price Chopper: Tesla Sinks Stickers As U.S. Factory Comes Back Online appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Sales, Tesla, Autos, Pricing, Tesla Model 3, Fremont California, News Blog


How It Works: Electric Vehicle Skateboard Chassis

Electric vehicles offer automakers new ways to put a car together, and one of those is with a skateboard chassis. The driveline components are integrated into it, and the battery becomes part of the floor -- making it easier to assemble and to use in as many vehicles as possible. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jil McIntosh


2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Subaru Forester

Need help deciding between the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester SUVs? We compare both popular models for you.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Toyota, Subaru, Comparison, Buying Guides, Forester, RAV4


BMW 4 Series Teased Ahead of Official Debut

Even though the refreshed BMW 5 Series earned top billing this week, Bavaria’s favorite automaker also released an inky black teaser image of the revamped 4 Series — a vehicle that, like its larger sedan sibling, was forced into a digital debut after coronavirus fears ended basically every car-related gathering expected to take place in 2020. […] The post BMW 4 Series Teased Ahead of Official Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Autos, Bmw, Bavaria, M4, News Blog, BMW 4-Series, 4 Series, Concept 4


Murder, Arson, and Hundreds of Charges: Cops Wade Into Canuck Towing War

In the millimetre-deep world of online sociopolitical commentary, the United States is portrayed as a lawless land of heartless thugs and capitalist greed. Its neighbor to the north, on the other hand, is often pictured as a doe-eyed innocent whose heart is too inherently pure for any wrongdoing. A superficial take, for sure, and certainly […] The post Murder, Arson, and Hundreds of Charges: Cops Wade Into Canuck Towing War appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Law And Order, Crime And Punishment, News Blog, Towing, Tow Companies


Rivian is building an in-house insurance agency

Rivian is hiring an insurance agency data manager, a job posting that suggests the all-electric automaker is planning to offer its own insurance to customers. The job was first posted by , which also reached out to TechCrunch with the tip. Roadshow/CNET about this new position. Rivian wouldn’t provide more details about its plans, but did confirm it has some job postings in the area of insurance. The job is to lead Rivian’s property and casualty (P&C) insurance agency, a position that e...
Tags: Money, California, Finance, Insurance, Tech, Tesla, Economy, Automotive, Michigan, Illinois, TechCrunch, Normal, State Farm Insurance, Bloomington Ill, Plymouth Mich, Rivian


Nissan and Renault Divvy Up Production Responsibilities

Nissan and Renault opted against a full merger on Wednesday, but neither side seemed to feel now was the time to disband the alliance and see how they might fare as a solo act. Every member of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance took time to address financial concerns last year, encouraging further product integration as a cost-mitigation strategy. […] The post Nissan and Renault Divvy Up Production Responsibilities appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Strategy, Markets, Development, Production, Autos, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, News Blog, Product Planning, Cost-cutting, Restructuring, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Mitsubishi Alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance


Tesla cuts prices across EV line up, ends free supercharging for Model S, Model X

Tesla slashed prices across its electric vehicle portfolio overnight as the automaker aims to boost sales in an economy beaten down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters and Electrek were the first to report the changes. The base price of Model 3 standard range plus is now $37,990, a $2,000 reduction. But the biggest cuts were made to Tesla’s more expensive, luxury vehicles, the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. The Model S long range plus now starts at $74,990, a decrease of $5,000. The more ex...
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, America, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Volkswagen, Tesla Model S, Fiat Chrysler, Reuters, Ford GM, Electrek


Tesla cuts prices across EV lineup, ends free supercharging for Model S, Model X

Tesla slashed prices across its electric vehicle portfolio overnight as the automaker aims to boost sales in an economy beaten down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters and Electrek were the first to report the changes. The base price of Model 3 standard range plus is now $37,990, a $2,000 reduction. But the biggest cuts were made to Tesla’s more expensive, luxury vehicles, the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. The Model S long range plus now starts at $74,990, a decrease of $5,000. The more ex...
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, America, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Volkswagen, Tesla Model S, Fiat Chrysler, Reuters, Ford GM


Winner Takes It All: Rod Motorcycles’ Bullet 500

David Zima isn’t a man to shy away from a challenge. When news of a custom build-off popped up in the Czech Republic, he didn’t really have time to build anything—or spare money for a donor. But he jumped in headfirst anyway. Build-off contests are everywhere these days, and this one was run by the Czech importer of Royal Enfield. But it had a catch—builders had to buy their own Enfield donor bike. Fortunately there was an attractive discount on offer, and as the prize, whoever won the contes...
Tags: David, Czech Republic, Motorcycles, Honda, Husqvarna, Enfield, Custom Motorcycles, Royal Enfield, Michelin Sirac, Royal Enfield Bullet, Rod Motorcycles, David Zima, Scramblers


Openbay Otis Product Update: Customer Facing, Real-Time Information Banner

The automotive service industry responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic. Swift actions included servicing vehicles by implementing contact-free auto repair and service to ensure customer and employee safety. NEW: Otis Banner Feature In parallel, Openbay Otis customers were able to deploy a newly released feature highlighting important announcements from the business via a fixed display banner atop of Otis. Real-time customer communication has never been more critical. Otis customers a...
Tags: Autos, Otis, Openbay Otis, Customer Facing Real Time Information Banner, Aspen Auto Clinic


Otis Product Update: Customer Facing, Real-Time Information Banner

The automotive service industry responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic. Swift actions included servicing vehicles by implementing contact-free auto repair and service to ensure customer and employee safety. NEW: Otis Banner Feature In parallel, Openbay Otis customers were able to deploy a newly released feature highlighting important announcements from the business via a fixed display banner atop of Otis. Real-time customer communication has never been more critical. Otis customers a...
Tags: Autos, Otis, Openbay Otis, Customer Facing Real Time Information Banner, Aspen Auto Clinic


2021 BMW 5 Series: Electrification Soaks Deeper Into the ‘I’ve Succeeded’ Bimmer

Refreshed and technologically updated, the BMW 5 Series maintains a familiar powertrain lineup for 2021, albeit with a few adjustments that reflect the company’s environmental proclamations. Just because buyers choose green doesn’t mean they shun horsepower, and just because buyers are willing to add some electrification to their life, doesn’t mean they want to feel […] The post 2021 BMW 5 Series: Electrification Soaks Deeper Into the ‘I’ve Succeeded’ Bimmer appeared first on The Truth About Car...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Hybrids, New Cars, Premium, Phev, Sedans, News Blog, Styling, Product Planning, BMW 5 Series, Mild Hybrids, 5-Series


2020 Jaguar XE P250 S Review – Close, but No Cigar

Ever since Jaguar launched the XE a few years ago, I’ve held high hopes for it. As much as I, like most auto journalists, dig the BMW 3 Series, I’ve always pined for more compact luxury sport sedan competition. Mercedes has the C-Class, sure, and Lexus’ IS has often been a solid challenger, especially in […] The post 2020 Jaguar XE P250 S Review – Close, but No Cigar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Bmw, Car Reviews, Mercedes, New Cars, Jaguar XE, Xe, Sports Sedans, 2020 Jaguar XE


How to Update Android Auto

Android Auto brings a long list of advanced features to your vehicle. Keeping it up to date is very easy.
Tags: Android, Cars, Trends, Android Auto


How Engineers Fine-Tune The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport On The Track

Coming off weeks of lockdowns at the hands of COVID-19, Bugatti engineers were finally able to reach a milestone in the development of the Chiron Pur Sport. Bugatti’s hyper sports car had its moment in the sun, as on-track testing got underway. The mission was to refine, tune, and perfect every aspect of the Chiron Pur Sport’s performance. Here is how Bugatti’s engineers worked safely, yet diligently, during a recent round of testing on the track. Enter The Bilster Berg Circuit These...
Tags: Autos, Michelin, Bugatti, Chiron, Car News, Schwalbe, Bugatti Automobiles, COVID, Pur Sport, Chiron Pur Sport, Josh Boyd, Bilster Berg, Teutoburg Forest Germany, Stefan Ellrott Head, Ellrott, Jachin Schwalbe Buggati


Germany Bans Speed Camera Alerts in GPS Systems

Update to Regulations A lot of riders utilize GPS systems. Some of those systems have a function that will show you where the speed cameras are. Under updated traffic laws, these speed camera alerts in GPS systems are illegal. According to MoreBikes, TomTom and Garmin sent out notices to their customers to let them know that they should not use this feature that’s built into the GPS system. If they do, they could be fined 75 Euros. Granted, it will be extremely hard for German police to enforce...
Tags: Germany, Motorcycles, Gps, Garmin, TomTom, Motorcycle News, Germany Bans Speed Camera Alerts, Garmin TomTom


Here Comes the Heat…

The sudden arrival of summer in this writer’s neck of the woods had two beneficial impacts. First, I’m able to work shirtless and, secondly, I can be assured that the harsh sun and 90-plus degree temps will scrub the rona from my car’s interior just by leaving it parked outside all day. Helps lower the […] The post Here Comes the Heat… appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Police, Law Enforcement, Ford, Autos, Health And Safety, News Blog, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, Coronavirus, Fleet Cars


MV Agusta Collaborates With eXor to Donate PPE to Varese Circolo Hospital

Continuing Its Support MV Agusta supported Varese Circolo Hospital when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak in the area. I reported on the company’s efforts to donate testing equipment. Well, now it seems MV Agusta is continuing to support the hospital. Recently the motorcycle company partnered with eXor to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through local charity Fondazione Circolo della Bontà.  The PPE will go to the Varese Circolo hospital and the Menotti Bassani care home in Lave...
Tags: Motorcycles, Italy, Varese, AgustA, Motorcycle News, MV Agusta, Laveno Italy, Coronavirus, Personal Protective Equipment PPE, Agusta Motor, Varese Circolo Hospital, Fondazione Circolo, Menotti Bassani, Paolo Balossi, eXor Holding SA


Updated BMW 5-Series Brings a 523bhp M550i And Much Grille

The latest upgrades to the evergreen 5-series bring mild hybrid engine tech, improved driver assist systems and an M550i xDrive saloon for the UK
Tags: Autos, Bmw


Tesla’s Model S and Model X EVs are now $5K cheaper — but there’s no more free Supercharging

One of the biggest perks with buying a Tesla is access to its international network of fast-chargers, also known as the Supercharger network. Though it’s a little less sweet than it used to be as Tesla has removed free Supercharger access for new Model S and X customers. The update came earlier today along with news that Tesla is lowering the prices of its Model X and S, Reuters reports. All things considered, it’s probably not such bad news for potential new Tesla customers, but Supercharger vi...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tesla, World, Shift, Model X and S Reuters


Angry Neighbours Fill Mustang’s Loud Exhaust With Expanding Foam

Some neighbours really don’t appreciate loud exhausts, as the deliberate damage done to one unlucky guy’s Ford Mustang shows…
Tags: Ford Mustang, Autos


Harley and Jason Momoa Team Up for the ALL IN Challenge

You Can Win a New Harley Jason Momoa is a Harley-Davidson fan, so it makes sense that the two would pair up. Fanatics founder Michael Rubin challenged the company to do an All IN sweepstakes challenge to help make a positive impact during the COVID-19 pandemic and the rough economic period that has resulted from it.  The ALL IN Challenge is an online fundraising platform that encourages fans to make a donation to enter to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The proceeds will go to supporting v...
Tags: California, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, Michael Rubin, Momoa, Jason Momoa Team, Harley Jason Momoa


Piaggio Wins Vespa Design Trademark Battle

Winning a Trademark Battle With a Chinese Scooter Company Vespa is one of the best-known vehicle manufacturers in the world. The company makes scooters and it works hard to keep its brand and its intellectual property safe. Piaggio recently announced it won a EUIPO decision in court against Motolux and Dayi Motor. The Chinese scooter maker copied the design of the Vespa Primavera. The court determined that it was “unable to elicit a general impression different from the registered design”  of...
Tags: Motorcycles, Vespa, Piaggio, Primavera, Motorcycle News, EUIPO, Chinese Scooter Company Vespa, Motolux, Dayi Motor, Primavera Vespa, Zhejiang Zhongneng Piaggio, Vespa LX


Back to the Future: Acura TLX Ditches the MacPhersons

We’re still a day away from the (online) debut of Acura’s next-generation TLX sedan, and already there’s catnip to be had for the performance and handling crowd. And for lovers of tradition and heritage, too. Late Tuesday, Acura revealed that the TLX won’t just feature a slinky body and potent — yet unspecified — powertrain. […] The post Back to the Future: Acura TLX Ditches the MacPhersons appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Suspension, Autos, New Cars, Acura, Acura TLX, Sedans, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, TLX


Ola Electric acquires Etergo, to launch electric two-wheeler in 2021 - IAB Report

Ola Electric has acquired Netherlands-based electric scooter OEM Etergo. The...
Tags: Netherlands, Autos, Ola Electric


Royal Enfield Meteor 350 to be launched in June - Report

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is one of the most anticipated motorcycles of the...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield Meteor


Benelli Q600 (Benelli 600RR) spied in the wild for the first time

The Benelli Q600 (Benelli 600RR) was leaked recently. The middleweight sports...
Tags: Autos, Benelli


2021 BMW 5 Series facelift revealed, to go on sale in India next year - IAB Report

The 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift is officially out. BMW will likely launch the...
Tags: India, Autos, Bmw, Iab


QOTD: Most Common Automotive Misconceptions and Myths?

In various places on the automobile Internets, one will often see the same misconceptions and myths repeated over and over, presented as strong opinion or perhaps even disguised as fact. There are an awful lot of car fans who are dead wrong about a lot of things on the Internet. Let’s talk about it. Today’s […] The post QOTD: Most Common Automotive Misconceptions and Myths? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Saab, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day



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