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REVIEW: The $60,000 Polestar 2 luxury EV solves the worst part about driving a Tesla

2021 Polestar 2. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Polestar 2 is the first all-electric car from Polestar, a new brand from Volvo and Geely. It competes against the Tesla Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, and Audi e-Tron. Prices start at $59,900. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future-is-now characteristics are the same. The same big infotainment screen, the same minimalist interior, the same zip when the right pedal goes down. Take away my sight, and I'd be tempted to guess I...
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Volkswagen Group sales down 15% in pandemic year, but EV sales up 214%

Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Green,Audi,Lamborghini,Porsche,Volkswagen,SEAT,Skoda,Electric Continue reading Volkswagen Group sales down 15% in pandemic year, but EV sales up 214% Volkswagen Group sales down 15% in pandemic year, but EV sales up 214% originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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The Toyota GR Yaris Has Already Been Tuned To 300bhp By Litchfield

The UK tuner has wasted no time fiddling with the GR Yaris, with engine tunes and suspension mods well on the way
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Next-Gen BMW iDrive Teased at CES 2021 With Easy Driving Experience

After two decades of its current iDrive system, BMW has now debuted the next...
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There Are 15 New Models Coming Up From Mercedes-Benz In 2021 In India

Mercedes-Benz has been the highest selling luxury car maker in India for almost...
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Tesla asked to recall vehicles over touchscreen safety issue

The U.S. auto safety agency has asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles due to an issue with the touchscreen that could compromise safety.
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Feds ask Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays

U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Office of Defects Investigation unit of the agency determined that the failure of the media control unit is a safety issue since functions like the backup camera and defogging and defrosting setting controls stop working as well as audible chimes, wh...
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Feds asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays

U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Office of Defects Investigation unit of the agency determined that the failure of the media control unit is a safety issue since functions like the backup camera and defogging and defrosting setting controls stop working as well as audible chimes, wh...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Recall, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nhtsa, MCU, Nvidia Tegra


Radar, reborn: How a new spin on an old idea could revolutionize autonomous cars

Most autonomous cars use lidar and other light-based sensors to see the world around them. But what if they could use radar, too?
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Ask Mechanic Shop Femme: What Should Every Vehicle Owner Always Have on Hand?

Top Pick: Forney 52877 Jumper Cables | $190 | AmazonRead more...
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Moto Guzzi Bumps Torque Figures For 2021 V85 TT

New Tires, Bigger Torque Numbers The V85 TT is a relatively newer motorcycle model from the crew over at the Guzzi factory. Although it has only had a brief two-year stint in today’s market, Moto Guzzi has already found some areas of the motorcycle worth improving with the upcoming 2021 model. At the moment, the V85 TT’s 853cc V-twin engine cranks out about 80 horsepower and 60 lb-ft of torque, but Guzzi decided to bump those numbers up with the next iteration of the bike. They claim that the ...
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EV Motorcycle Alrendo TS Bravo Could Launch In May 2021

The Perfect Low-Cost EV Commuter? The EV motorcycle market welcomes as many new manufacturers as it can possibly fit. Alrendo is looking to make its way into said market with their debut electric motorcycle dubbed the ‘TS Bravo’ expected to launch in May of this year (Europe only). Alrendo makes their EV bikes out of Wuxi China, and look to provide riders with an affordable EV option when compared to some of the pricey electric models on the market today. The TS Bravo is claimed to produce 75 ...
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Foxconn, Geely team up to build electric, autonomous and shared vehicles for automakers

The electric, autonomous vehicles of the future might be manufactured by Apple’s main supplier Foxconn and Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The two companies have agreed to form a joint venture focused on contract manufacturing for automakers, with a specific focus on electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technology as well as vehicles designed for sharing. Each party will hold an equal 50% stake in new joint venture. The board of directors will consist of five memb...
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2022 Acura MDX Production Underway In Ohio & Will Arrive In February

Acura reports its newly redesigned MDX, which boasts an all-new light truck platform, will roll into showrooms on February 2nd, 2021. At the time of this writing, production is underway at the East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio. As we told you earlier, this isn’t just some ho-hum release of a model with a minor face-lift. The changes on this three-row, family-ready SUV are presented as the most comprehensive makeover of Acura’s flagship MDX. So, what does that mean for you? 2022 Acura MDX Sp...
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Kia Carnival Sails to the U.S. this Summer

The Kia Carnival will arrive on our shores sometime this summer as a 2022 model, according to a story this morning from Autoblog. As we posted back in June, Kia is positioning it as a grand utility vehicle (GUV), lest you think it’s merely another minivan. How or why a stigma is attached to minivans […] The post Kia Carnival Sails to the U.S. this Summer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Will Cars Soon Transform Into Personal Studios for Gaming, Live Music & Other Multi-Sensory Experiences?

Recently, I was invited to the virtual HARMAN Explore 2021 event. I initially recognized HARMAN from the audio world and not the auto world. For example, HARMAN’s audio portfolio includes storied brands like Bang & Olufsen, JBL, Infinity, and Mark Levinson. Being a musician’s son and a former radio disc jockey, I have known and enjoyed HARMAN equipment for many years. What I didn’t realize is how active HARMAN is in the automotive industry. Among my first realizations was learning […] Original a...
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Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2021 Awards

The first all-digital CES brought challenges, but also a world-changing slate of amazing gadgets and devices. We picked the best of the best.
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Rare Rides: The Spectacular Original Ford Taurus From 1987

Rare Rides has covered earlier variants of the Taurus twice in prior entries, with a sparkling SHO from 1990 and the one-off Sable cabriolet from 1989. Today we go further back in history, and look at an excellently preserved 1987 Taurus LX. By the early Eighties, things were changing across the American automobile landscape. Japanese […] The post Rare Rides: The Spectacular Original Ford Taurus From 1987 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business

    General Motors has rolled out BrightDrop, moving them further into the business of first-to-last-mile products, software, and services for delivery and logistics. “BrightDrop offers a smarter way to deliver goods and services,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. To lower costs, maximize productivity, improve safety, increase security, and support sustainability, Barra said, […] The post BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Next-Gen Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Likely To Debut By Late 2021

The current-gen Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has been in the market since 2016...
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How It Works: Differentials

Differentials allow your vehicle to easily turn a corner; and depending on what you drive, they may also improve handling, or support your all-wheel or four-wheel drive. Find out more in my "How It Works" story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Auction of entire museum of muscle cars

Next week, Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City—located in a former Walmart in Punta Gorda, Florida—will close forever. Treworgy was planning to retire, although COVID-19 accelerated his plans, and he's sending his collection of more than 200 cars to the auction block. — Read the rest
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Lexus just took its coolest car to the next level with all-black, airplane-inspired styling - check it out

2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series. Lexus The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration series is a special edition of the gorgeous LC 500 coupe. Lexus is only making 100 examples of the all-black special edition. It has a rear spoiler inspired by a race plane's wing. No pricing was announced at this time, but it will likely cost more than the regular $93,000 Lexus LC 500. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Lexus LC 500 is undeniably cool. Our review of it can tell you that much. And ...
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2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R India launch by end of Q1 this year - Report

Kawasaki had unveiled the 2021 Ninja ZX-10R globally in November last year. The...
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Brexit Means British Drivers Will Avoid EU Speed Camera Fines

EU countries won't be able to send speeding fines to UK motorists due to the country's exit from the Cross Border Enforcement directive
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Twin-cylinder KTM 490 Duke digitally imagined - IAB Rendering

It is not a hidden fact that KTM is working on a new 490 platform that is going...
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Skoda Superb To Receive A Host Of New Features For 2021 Model Year

Skoda launched the Superb executive sedan in India last year and it already...
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Hero Electric offering a 5-year warranty with its Li-ion electric scooters

Hero Electric has announced that it is offering a 5-year warranty on its entire...
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Best Home and Auto Insurance Bundle (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. You can qualify for a discount by bundling your home and auto insurance under one provider.We recommend four of the best providers that offer discounts for home and auto insurance bundling.If you currently insure your home and vehicle with separate providers, it may not be worth it to switch just for a bundling discount. If you need to purchase both home and auto insurance or want to ...
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Tata Altroz iTurbo Unveiled Ahead of January 22 Launch; Bookings Open

Tata Motors have finally unveiled the new Altroz iTurbo after a lot of...
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