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Eight truck ideas that didn't go as planned

A rotary-powered pickup, four-wheel steering, and of course I couldn't leave out the Blackwood - these were truck ideas that were created in good faith but never accepted by customers. See what they are in my story at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Blackwood, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History


Tata Tiago Loses Funky Victory Yellow Colour - Here's Why

Tata Motors have silently updated the color options available on the Tiago...
Tags: Autos, Tata Motors


Ford, BMW lead Solid Power’s $130M Series B round

A Solid Power manufacturing engineer holds two 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells for the BMW Group and Ford Motor Company. The 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells were produced on Solid Power’s Colorado-based pilot production line. Source: Solid Power. Solid state battery systems have long been considered the next breakthrough in battery technology, with multiple startups vying to be the first to commercialization. Automakers have been some of the top investors in...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Colorado, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Bmw, Volkswagen, Ford Motor Company, BMW Group, McKenna, General Motors Ford, SSB, Mark Harris, Ford BMW, Solid State Batteries


Gooding & Co. Is Selling This Impossibly Orange $1M Porsche 968

All Photos: Gooding & Co. This week famed auction Gooding & Co. is launching an online listing to coincide with the incredible Amelia Island Concours. While Gooding traditionally has a physical presence at the concours weekend, it decided that it would be best to avoid indoor in-person shouting while the coronavirus pandemic still rages around the world. Aside from the fact that many of the company's traditional customers wouldn't be able to travel to the U.S. for the auction, I'm sure they wan...
Tags: Germany, America, Porsche, Autos, Gooding, Simone, ADAC, Gooding Co, Amelia Island Concours While Gooding, Hans Dieter Wieczorek, Simone Wieczorek, Hans Dieter, Springbok SportWagen, Christian Wälzholz, Wälzholz


Summer Gas Shortage Likely for Dumbest Reason

As if you needed more doom and gloom to kick off this week, the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) lobby has confessed that its fleet will go into the next few months operating well below capacity. That means there’s a very good chance that some parts of the country could see gas shortages over the summer. While […] The post Summer Gas Shortage Likely for Dumbest Reason appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Supply Chain, Fuel, Autos, Drivers, Shortage, Fuel Economy, Industry News, Oil Industry, Big Oil, News Blog, National Tank Truck Carriers NTTC, Fuel Shortage, Tanker Operators


Rare Rides: A 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible That’s Pontiac, Hurst, and Trans Am

Today’s Rare Ride started out as a beautiful Chevrolet Camaro convertible and was transformed into a Pontiac Hurst Trans Am by an enthusiastic owner. We’ll let you be the judge on how successful the operation was. First some history. Hurst Performance was a company headquartered in Pennsylvania that produced various performance-enhancing products of the automotive […] The post Rare Rides: A 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible That’s Pontiac, Hurst, and Trans Am appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: Pennsylvania, Autos, Trans Am, Hurst Performance, Pontiac Hurst, Pontiac Hurst Trans Am


Porteos Self-Loading Motorcycle Ramps Aim to Make Transporting Your Bike Easier

Loading Made Easy Figuring out how to get your $20,000 motorcycle up a $200 ramp into the back of the bed of your truck is never easy. If your bike needs to be transported and you can’t ride it anywhere, typically the only option to move the motorcycle is to haul it into the back of a truck and drive it to your destination. This is where Porteo’s new self-loading motorcycle ramp comes into the picture. Getting a bike into the back of a truck can be a daunting process for some. Sometimes your m...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Harley Davidson Electra Glide, Motorcycle ramp, Motorcycle Transportation, Porteo, Self loading ramp, Harley Bois, Porteos, AUN 2000, Porteos AUN


2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Overview: New Features, Powerful Engines & More

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 looks like a blast to drive. Admittedly, we have a soft spot for the sporty Mercedes-AMG GLA 45, but the GLC 63 will have more room inside than the smaller GLA 45 or GLB 35 SUVs. And Wowza did Mercedes-AMG ever pack a lot into the GLC 63, especially under the hood. Here is a quick but detailed look at the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63.  Mercedes-AMG GLC 63: Engine & Powertrain There are three different versions of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC. AMG GLC 43 Thi...
Tags: Europe, Cars, Research, Autos, Detroit Lions, Amg, Mercedes Benz, GLC, Mercedes AMG, Wowza, Carl Anthony, Mercedes AMG GLC, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, MBUSA Mercedes AMG, Detroit Working Writers


Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis

Today, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group announced its affiliation with Stellantis. By 2025, the Zegna Group’s entire fleet of 200 will go green. A new green-car policy has gone into effect at the company, well known for its pricy clothing and accessories. “The quality of our products must go hand in hand with our respect for nature. […] The post Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Media, Advertising, Global, Sales, Sustainability, Green, Luxury, Electric Vehicles, Italy, Autos, Carbon Footprint, Hybrid, Branding


Volvo AG and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel cells via the cellcentric venture, all other aspects of truck production will remain separate. The loc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, European Union, Automotive, Volvo, Daimler, Bosch, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Daimler Trucks, Volvo AB, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo AG, Volvo CTO


Raising the bar: Vagabund gives the BMW R nineT a lift

We’ve always admired custom motorcycle workshops that keep pushing the boundaries. Austria’s Vagabund Moto have been doing good work since day one, but they’ve never rested on their laurels. The founding duo of Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl seems to level up on every build, relentlessly experimenting with new designs, materials and processes. Their 15th build pushes the envelope to the breaking point. It’s a 2016-model BMW R nineT with hand-formed metalwork, 3D-printed parts, and bodywork t...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Austria, Motorcycles, Pirelli, PAUL, Leatherman, CNC, Philipp, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Grundmann, Rotobox, Vagabund Moto, Vagabund


2022 Lexus ES: Fresh Styling & New Interior Updates For This Luxury Sedan

The 2022 Lexus ES is pretty much more of the same: More luxury, more safety, more features, and more of that rock-solid Lexus reliability. Part of the fifth-gen model unveiled in 2018, the Lexus ES received a significant redesign in 2019 and a few updates the year after. But for 2022, the Lexus ES is debuting a fresher face and a host of necessary interior updates. “Our goal was to deepen the high quality of the ES and to add new value,” said Lexus International Chief Engineer Tetsuya Aoki. “...
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Detroit, Avs, Lexus International, Car News, Ultra Luxury, Carl Anthony, Shanghai Auto Show, Lexus ES, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Black Circuit Red, Tetsuya Aoki, Lexus Lexus Safety System


Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel cells via the cellcentric venture, all other aspects of truck production will remain separate. The loc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, European Union, Automotive, Volvo, GreenTech, Daimler, Bosch, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Daimler Trucks, Volvo AB, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo CTO


Harmon Brothers Are Trying to Reach You About Your Car’s Extended Warranty

We've all gotten those calls. Disruptive robocalls "trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty" have led many of us to respond to the word "warranty" with a Pavlovian reaction of irritation followed by a complete refusal to engage with the issue. So, if you're a company with a unique positioning in the space,...
Tags: Advertising, Creative, Automotive, Harmon Brothers


Semiconductor Shortage By the Numbers, Looks Bad

The global shortage of semiconductor chips has really done a number on the industry and it’s just one of several major supplier issues created by our response to the pandemic. Years from now, people will look back and use the benefit of hindsight to come up with the perfect solution to a problem that has […] The post Semiconductor Shortage By the Numbers, Looks Bad appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supply Chain, Stats, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Shortage, Supply, Chip, Semiconductor, Industry News, Demand, News Blog, Part Shortages, Just-in-time


MG Gloster Real World Mileage and Performance Test - Video

The MG Gloster is a formidable SUV if you are in the market for a full-size...
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The Rauh-Welt 997 Turbo Looks Like A Fat Cayman And I’m Here For It

RAUH-Welt Begriff, colloquially known as 'RWB' has revealed that it is working on body kits for the 997 generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo. On the tuner’s Instagram page, a post shows a black 997 Turbo with wide fenders, lower side skirts, and new bumpers. In addition to the cosmetic changes, the car that RWB is working on has custom gold wheels shod in wider tires. Compared to a stock 997 Turbo, the RWB 997 Turbo is significantly wider with massive 993 GT2-style bolt-on overfenders, plus a ma...
Tags: Japan, Instagram, Porsche, Autos, RAUH Welt Begriff, Porsche 997, RWB, Tuned Porsches, Akira Nakai, Rauh Welt, Nakai, 997


The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin


Here’s What Makes The Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo So Great

Porsche recently invited FlatSixes to drive its latest creation, the all-electric Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. As great as the standard Taycan sedan is, we actually prefer the wagon version, as it gives up very little in dynamic enjoyment, while providing much more daily livability for you and your family. In addition to hauling butt, you can also haul everything you need for a long weekend away, or even a cross-country road trip for four adults and maybe even a dog. Other companies are trying to bu...
Tags: Tesla, Porsche, Autos, Epa, Southern California, Mission E, Sport Turismo, Electric Porsche, Cross Turismo, Taycan, Taycan Cross Turismo, Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Cross Turismo So Great, Hybrid Sport Turismo


Chip Shortage Forces Ford Into Inventory Shortage

If you want to buy a Ford, you might have to hurry. The microchip shortage could leave at least some Ford dealers short on inventory until perhaps August, according to Automotive News. One dealership in Michigan even created an emergency fund that its salespeople can draw from. “We know for sure there’s going to be three […] The post Chip Shortage Forces Ford Into Inventory Shortage appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Ford, Autos, Michigan, Chips, New Cars, Microchips, News Blog, Chip Shortage, Chip Shortage Forces Ford, Microchip Shortage


This Modified Royal Enfield is Inspired by Harley-Davidson CVO

We?ve come across various modified Royal Enfield motorcycles in the past that...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson CVO


Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota?

Can the Toyota Tundra go toe-to-toe with the Ford F-150, and does it make sense to try? The F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the U.S., despite a 12 percent drop in sales. Ford still managed to sell 787, 422 F-150s in 2020. Toyota sold a little over 109,000 Tundras in 2020, down two […] The post Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Sales, Quality, Production, Ford, Ram, Autos, F-150, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, New Cars, Titan, Silverado


Only four more days to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

The only thing happening faster than tech mobility right now is the speed at which our early bird price for TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 will disappear. You have just four days left to save $100 to our June 9 deep-dive exploration into the current and future state of mobility and transportation. Buy your pass to TC Sessions Mobility 2021 before the price increase goes into effect on Thursday, May 6 at 11:59 pm (PT). The event is virtual (thanks a bunch, you nasty pandemic), but the information you...
Tags: Startups, TC, Automotive, Video On Demand, Volvo Cars, Rachel Holt, Quin Garcia, Clara Brenner, Frank Reig, TC Sessions: Mobility 2021, Rachael Wilcox, Tiffany Chu, Clara Brenner Quin Garcia, ChargerHelp, Tamika L Butler, Kameale Terry


Junkyard Find: 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T

When I began traveling the country to work for the 24 Hours of Lemons, back in 2008, I began experiencing the joys of renting the very cheapest cars (that could haul four adults and all their stuff) available at airports in places like Charlotte and Philadelphia. That’s when I discovered the Dodge Avenger and its […] The post Junkyard Find: 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chrysler, Philadelphia, Dodge, Mitsubishi, Denver, Charlotte, Dodge Avenger, Sedan, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Avenger, Chrysler Death Watch, 2008 Dodge Avenger


This is Exactly What Next-Gen Tata Sierra Should NOT Look Like

Launched here in 1991, the Tata Sierra was one of the coolest vehicles of its...
Tags: Autos, Tata Sierra, Next Gen Tata Sierra


This Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Is A 'Half-Price' Bargain at £145,000

Glorious yellow bonnet stripe, 730bhp V12 and a £2,000 carbon-fibre cup holder are just some of the highlights of this 2013 Ferrari F12. Like it?
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2021 BMW G 310 GS Launched in Japan, INR 1.9 Lakh Costlier than in India

BMW Motorrad Japan has updated its Adventure range of products. The...
Tags: Japan, India, Autos, BMW Motorrad Japan


Top 5 Revisions Made To 2021 Kia Sonet

Kia India recently updated the Sonet sub-compact SUV with their new brand logo,...
Tags: Autos, Kia India


General Motors’ Diversity Media Spending Plan Could Be a Template for Other Brands

When General Motors pledged to shift specific portions of its media budget to Black-owned agencies and media companies a week ago, some of the carmaker's strongest critics greeted the intentions with extreme doubt. GM has mapped a five-point "action plan" to diversify its media and marketing company relationships. The plan appears to show a substantive...
Tags: Advertising, General Motors, Diversity, Automotive, Gm, Black, Equity and Inclusion


Peaking from the Peak

Saturday was ride day this past weekend and Colin's general plan was "somewhere out East with grub at Porangahau".  This appeared to be enough to entice Brett and John along too - although I think that John wanted to put some miles on his 120km old 1290...Anyway the plan was to meet in Pahiatua before heading out towards Pongaroa.  I got underway a bit early at just after 8 so got in my only [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Videos, Motorcycles, John, Rides, Colin, Brett, Pahiatua, Andrew Thomson, Pongaroa



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