Autos


 

Mariko Update, the Page Shores Amphitheater and the New Wave's rock formations

Update on my Suzuki Samurai: Mariko.  The mechanic in Page, AZ found the problem.  The ECM or Electronics Control Module (I didn't even realize it had one!) had fried and taken out the fusible link along with it.It took the mechanic, Mike, who is the owner of Sunwest Marine, Auto and RV, a long time to trace down the mystery current draw in the Samurai's electronics; but as soon as he disconnected the ECM, the mystery current draw was gone!  I don't think I would have ever found the damn thing, ...
Tags: New York, Motorcycles, Arizona, New Mexico, Hitachi, Mike, Samurai, Suzuki Samurai, Yagi, Mariko, Kanab Ut, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Mariko Repairs, Sunwest Marine Auto


Flying taxi startup Lilium shows off sleek new aircraft design

Check out the super-sleek design of Lilium's latest electric flying taxi that could start whizzing between cities within three years.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Vtol, Flying Taxi, Lilium, Evtol


What if Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Was a Fully-Faired Sportbike?

The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 has been bringing smiles to its owners? faces and giving...
Tags: Autos, Bajaj Pulsar


Mercedes-AMG shifting gears with a variety of hybrids and EVs on their way

Mercedes-AMG will reinvent its range in the 2020s by placing a major focus on electrification.
Tags: Cars, Trends, EVs, Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-AMG


Volkswagen Apparently Played Us and Everyone Else

Late yesterday, news dropped that Volkswagen planned to change its name to Voltswagen. A lot of automotive journalists noted the date and called out the announcement as a premature April’s Fool prank, but further reporting seemed to confirm that the name change was indeed real. Turns out that it really is an April Fool’s prank […] The post Volkswagen Apparently Played Us and Everyone Else appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Sales, Autos, Volkswagen, Pranks, News Blog, Future Vehicles, What The Hell, April Fools, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Not Cool, Voltswagen, Automotive Media, what the hell part II


Mercedes Spending $59 Million to Build eSprinter in U.S.

On Tuesday, Mercedes announced it would be pouring roughly $59 million (€50 million) to build the all-electric Sprinter van at three facilities. One of them will is the American MBV factory in Ladson, South Carolina, with the remaining two sites naturally situated in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde, Germany. Over 200,000 Sprinter and Metris model vans have been […] The post Mercedes Spending $59 Million to Build eSprinter in U.S. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Dusseldorf, Autos, Metris, Ladson South Carolina, Mbv, Mercedes Spending, Ludwigsfelde Germany


Volkswagen’s April Fools’ Name Change Still Highlights Sustainability Commitment

One can't blame the skepticism that greeted the "accidental" release of news that Volkswagen Group of America would change its U.S. brand name to Voltswagen of America. That's what marketers get when they play around with April Fools' Day--in fact, the company confirmed to The Wall Street Journal it was all an early April Fools'...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group of America, Voltswagen of America


Volkswagen of America’s ‘Voltswagen’: Boldness? Bad April Fool’s Joke?—or Potential Brand Blunder?

One can't blame the skepticism that greeted the purported accidental company press release from Volkswagen Group of America on Monday, when it unveiled the official change of its U.S. brand name Voltswagen of America. That's what marketers get when they play around with April Fool's jokes too often. Still, a decisive break with its past...
Tags: Advertising, America, Automotive, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group of America, Voltswagen, Voltswagen of America


The Truth About (Concept) Cars

It is auto-show season. Or at least, it would be in a “normal” year. Normally, we’d be in New York, bringing you all the concepts from the New York International Auto Show, usually held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s west side. This year, with the world still mostly on pause, we’re at […] The post The Truth About (Concept) Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Auto Shows, Manhattan, Autos, Concept Cars, Future Cars, New York International Auto Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Jacob Javits Convention Center


Optimus Ride partners with Polaris to commercialize electric autonomous vehicles

Autonomous, electric mobility service provider Optimus Ride announced a partnership with powersports vehicle manufacturer Polaris to bring fully autonomous GEM electric vehicles to market. The two will introduce a new line of Polaris GEM low-speed vehicles that will be engineered to fully integrate Optimus Ride’s autonomous software and hardware suite. The microtransit vehicles are expected to come to market during the second half of 2023, when they’ll be deployed in geofenced, localized environ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Washington, Tech, Automotive, Gm, Brookfield, Ride Hailing, Polaris, Autonomous Vehicle, Northern Virginia, Boston Seaport, Optimus, Harrington, Brooklyn Navy Yard


An April Fool: VW Not Rebranding Itself as “Voltswagen” for the United States Market Afterall

It was all an April Fools’ Day joke. Volkswagen Group of America had officially announced on Tuesday, March 30th, that its U.S. brand name would change from Volkswagen of America to Voltswagen of America. The change was meant to reflect the automaker’s commitment to electrification. Although it seemed as if VW were serious, the automaker later confirmed it was merely a marketing stunt to create buzz around the the new ID.4. Global EV Initiative The automaker’s commitment to electrifica...
Tags: California, Berlin, America, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, Detroit Michigan, Car News, Automoblog, Gearhead Media LLC, Voltswagen, Voltswagen of America


Tesla Lawsuit Against Rivian Moves Forward in California Superior Court

The lawsuits continue against EV startup Rivian. Though it hasn’t built any vehicles to date, the company has an aggressive plan to manufacture its “Tesla killer” vehicles at the former Diamond Star Motors plant at Normal, Illinois, and sell its wares directly to customers via nine showrooms across the nation. Various parties take issue with both […] The post Tesla Lawsuit Against Rivian Moves Forward in California Superior Court appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Startups, Sales, Tesla, Trade Secrets, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Lawsuits, Autos, New Cars, Tesla Motors, Industry News, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Hot Legal Action, Normal Illinois, Diamond Star Motors


BMW X6 by AC Schnitzer – Is It Worth the Effort?

  German tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has heralded the introduction of their version the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe (SAV), itself neither a coupe nor a proper sporting vehicle. In the annals of automotive history, a coupe has always been a two-door, with a stylish roofline, and two seats in the back that were often […] The post BMW X6 by AC Schnitzer – Is It Worth the Effort? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Germany, Eu, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Branding, AC Schnitzer, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Tuning, BMW X6, Aftermarket Parts, Tuners, Tuner Car, Aftermarket Accessories


Automotive Industry Begs U.S. Government for Money

With President Biden planning to announce an infrastructure proposal that could easily exceed $2 trillion, the automotive industry has come to the realization that some of that money could be used to make its job easier. Following Tesla’s attempt at charming the federal government into making carbon credits more valuable, automotive lobbies, supplier groups, and […] The post Automotive Industry Begs U.S. Government for Money appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Subsidies, Biden, EVs, Industry News, UAW, Begging, News Blog, Union News, Automotive Lobby, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, Lobbying Groups, Alliance for Automobile Innovation


Mips Releases 2020 Annual Report

Mips Concludes 2020 As A Success Mips is a big deal. They have over 26 partnerships with the world’s biggest names in helmet manufacturing that have resulted in the construction of 729 helmets that feature the almighty Mips technology. The safety titan has just published a 128-page report detailing every crucial detail that made Mips so successful in 2020. The information presented in this document spans the entire sales process and includes every small detail that has led to Mips recent succes...
Tags: Safety, Motorcycles, MIPS, Motorcycle News, Helmet safety, Mips 2020


Tamarit builds a Bonneville you can rent—and also win

Unless you’re handy with a grinder and welding gear, it’s not cheap to put a custom bike in your garage. But if you live in Spain, you can get a taste of high-end custom culture without draining the Euros from your bank account. That’s because Spain is one of the countries where the rental company Motoshare operates. It has over 3,000 motorcycles on its books, across four nations, and the latest addition to the roster is ‘Gotham’—a beautiful Bonneville 865 from the Spanish specialists Tamarit...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Gotham, Motorcycles, Continental, Mediterranean, Elche, Alicante, Bonneville, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Motogadget, Matias, Triumph motorcycles, Quique, Tamarit


Honda Has Reached Full Agreement With The Swappable Battery Consortium!

Swap It Like It’s Hot If you’ve been up to date with recent EV motorcycle news, you’d know that many of the world’s biggest OEM’s have come together to create a “Swappable Battery Consortium for Electric Motorcycles” to allow for easier access and better R&D when it comes to the batteries that will be powering these new EV motorcycles. Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, and now Honda are all part of a group initiative to get more of Japan’s (and the world, for that matter) population riding electric. In...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Consortium, Honda, KTM, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Piaggio, Motorcycle News, Ev Batteries, Ev motorcycle, Motorcycle Batteries, Kawasaki Suzuki Yamaha, Noriaki Abe Consortium, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan Inc


The 3 best roadside emergency car kits of 2021, backed by a paramedic

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Roadside emergency car kits provide all-in-one assistance in case your vehicle breaks down. Arthur Pliaconis, RN, NRP highlighted essential items to store in your car and how to use them .The is our favorite with 110 pieces, including first-aid.Don't think of roadside emergency kits as "just in case" purchases; if you are ever in a situation where you'd need them, they're invaluable. When my car broke down on the side of the road during torrentia...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Cars, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Driving, National Institutes of Health, EMS, Don, American Automobile Association, NRP, Emergency Kit, Automotive Safety, Coronavirus, Insider Picks Guides


Ken Block's RS200 And Two Gymkhana Fiestas Are Up For Sale

The 600bhp Ford Fiestas featured in Gymkhana 3, 6 and 8 plus Block's RS200 are being sold
Tags: Autos, Ken Block, Gymkhana


Driver Manages "Unprecedented" 66 Speeding Offences In 10 Months

A Hampshire driver has been banned from driving for three years after racking up an incredible number of offences in a short space of time
Tags: Autos, Hampshire


The Kia EV6 Is Proof That Things Are Different Now

The pecking order of performance amongst automakers isn’t set in stone, but it’s always been somewhat predictable. Over the years, Kia’s displayed an appetite for subverting those expectations, with cars like the Stinger and K900 rejecting the brand’s budget beginnings. And it’s just done it again in the most dramatic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Tesla, Kia, Tesla Model S, Hyundai Motor Company, Stinger, Sports Sedans, Sport Utility Vehicles, Porsche Taycan, Ioniq 5, Car Classifications, Kia EV6, Hyundai Electric Global Modular Platform, Executive Cars


Volkswagen really is becoming ‘Voltswagen’ in the U.S. [UPDATE: Bad April Fool’s joke from VW]

UPDATE: Per the Wall Street Journal, this is actually not happening and was instead an April Fool’s Joke gone wrong. VW USA still has not responded to requests for comment, but VW Europe told the publication that it was in fact a joke. The release announcing the news remains live on VW’s official US media site with no indication that it’s not in fact true. Automaker Volkswagen wants you to know it’s serious about electric vehicles — so serious, in fact, that it’s officially rebranding around a p...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Cars, US, America, Tech, United States, Vw, Transport, Volkswagen, EVs, Wall Street Journal, Electric Car, Volkswagen Group, Scott Keogh, VW Europe


Volkswagen really is becoming ‘Voltswagen’ in the U.S.

Automaker Volkswagen wants you to know it’s serious about electric vehicles — so serious, in fact, that it’s officially rebranding around a pun in the U.S. The company revealed in a press release that it’s changing its name from “Volkswagen of America” to “Voltswagen of America” in a press release today. News this could happen leaked late Monday, but many speculated it might be an April Fool’s joke that got out a bit early, but the automaker seems serious about switching the official brand from ...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Cars, America, Tech, United States, Vw, Transport, Volkswagen, EVs, Electric Car, Volkswagen Group, Scott Keogh, Voltswagen, Voltswagen of America


Volkswagen really is becoming ‘Voltswagen’ in the US [UPDATE: Bad April Fool’s joke from VW]

UPDATE: Per the Wall Street Journal, this is actually not happening and was instead an April Fool’s joke gone wrong. VW USA still has not responded to requests for comment, but VW Europe told the publication that it was in fact a joke. The release announcing the news remains live on VW’s official U.S. media site with no indication that it’s not in fact true. Reuters is now reporting the same, citing three unnamed sources.] Automaker Volkswagen wants you to know it’s serious about electric vehicl...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Cars, US, America, Tech, United States, Vw, Transport, Volkswagen, EVs, Wall Street Journal, Electric Car, Reuters, Volkswagen Group, Scott Keogh


2021 Maruti Swift vs Ignis Facelift 0-100 km/h Test- Surprise Surprise!

Maruti Suzuki is the largest carmaker in the country. Well, there?s no point in...
Tags: Autos, Maruti Suzuki, Maruti Swift vs Ignis Facelift


QOTD: Is VW Actually Harming EV Adoption With Its Renaming?

It’s no secret that we here at TTAC don’t agree on everything when it comes to cars, culture, or politics (Or sports. Using memes to troll staffers who cheer for rival teams is a favorite pastime in our Slack channel). We don’t speak as one editorial voice, nor do we practice neutral news reporting — […] The post QOTD: Is VW Actually Harming EV Adoption With Its Renaming? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, New Cars, Qotd, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, What The Hell, TTAC, Product Planning, Adventures In Marketing, Voltswagen


Rare Rides: The 1991 Nissan Figaro, Completing a Cutesy Collection

Today’s Rare Ride is the last entrant in a set of four cars introduced to the series back in November 2018. Tiny, retro, and a convertible, Nissan’s Figaro is by far the most popular of the four Pike cars. It’s also the one you can always find for sale in the United States. Let’s take […] The post Rare Rides: The 1991 Nissan Figaro, Completing a Cutesy Collection appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Nissan, Figaro


Aurora and Volvo partner to bring autonomous long-haul trucks to North America

The autonomous vehicle startup Aurora Innovation said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Volvo to jointly develop autonomous semi trucks for North America. The partnership, which the two companies say will span several years and is through Volvo’s Autonomous Solutions unit, will focus on trucks built to operate autonomously on highways between hubs for Volvo customers. The Aurora Driver technology stack – Aurora’s self-driving software, computer and sensor suite – will be integrated into V...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Toyota, North America, Volvo, Greylock, Aurora, PACCAR, Blackmore, Autonomous Trucks, Aurora Innovation, Volvo Autonomous Solutions, OURS Technology, Autonomous Solutions


Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Design Previewed; India Launch Later This Year

Ever since we stepped into the BS6 era from April 2020, the Skoda Kodiaq has...
Tags: India, Autos, Skoda Kodiaq, Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Design Previewed


Citroen CC21 Sub-Compact SUV Interior Spied - Gets Huge Touchscreen

Citroen is currently gearing up for the launch of the C5 Aircross in India on...
Tags: India, Autos



Filters
show more filters
February - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
March - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
April - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930