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Tesla delivered 90,650 vehicles in second quarter, a smaller than expected decline

Tesla said Thursday that it delivered 90,650 vehicles in the second quarter, a 4.8% decline from the same period last year prompted by challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that included suspending production for weeks at its main U.S. factory. Tesla still managed to beat expectations despite the headwinds. The vast majority of deliveries — some 80,050 — were Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. The remaining 10,600 were its more expensive Model S and Model X vehicles. Tesla doesn’t provide bre...
Tags: China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Toyota, North America, Model 3, FactSet, Model Y, CEO Elon Musk


Tesla delivered 90,650 vehicles in second quarter, a 4.9% decline

Tesla said Thursday that it delivered 90,650 vehicles in the second quarter, a 4.9% decline from the same period last year. Tesla still managed to beat expectations despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The vast majority of deliveries — some 80,050 — were Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. The remaining 10,600 were its more expensive Model S and Model X vehicles. Tesla doesn’t provide break downs of each model separately nor does it give information about regional deliveries. Analysts, ...
Tags: China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Toyota, North America, CEO Elon Musk, FaceSet


On July 10 Kawasaki Will Introduce the ZX-25R Sportbike

250cc, Four-Cylinder, and Totally Awesome Everyone has likely seen images or videos of the Kawasaki ZX-25R sportbike at this point, but not all of the details of this machine are yet known. That will change on July 10th, which is when Kawasaki Indonesia has said it will be officially revealing the motorcycle, according to Asphalt & Rubber. The bike has a 250cc four-cylinder engine. That might seem like a bit of an oddball and to North America it certainly is, but in Indonesia and other markets,...
Tags: Indonesia, Motorcycles, North America, Kawasaki, Motorcycle News, Sportbike, Asphalt Rubber, COVID, Kawasaki ZX-25R, Kawasaki Indonesia


Punch Electric Motorcycle Is Weird and Oddly Cool

From Minsk The weird motorcycle you see here is from a company in Minsk, Belarus. It has a simplistic design with moderate power and is made by a company called Punch Moto. According to New Atlas, the motorcycle was designed and built by the Belarusian company to be a simple commuter electric motorcycle with a supermoto-like style.  It looks like nothing else on the road, and its fully electric powertrain is slim and fits in the frame well. There’s a unique, kind of abstract artfulness to the b...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Minsk, Minsk Belarus, Punch Electric Motorcycle


These Are the Best BMW Adventure Motorcycles You Can Buy Right Now

Contents BMW History What Makes BMW’s Special? 2020 Adventure Lineup Our Recommended BMW’s Just hearing someone say BMW adventure motorcycles conjures up images of twisty mountain highways, steep dusty trails, vast deserts, and dense forest fire roads. BMW is the company that pioneered the adventure motorcycle segment, and it’s the first that comes to mind for most riders when adventure touring comes to mind. The Bavarian company has been expanding its adventure lineup as of late, and it no...
Tags: Adventure, Motorcycles, Starbucks, Bmw, North America, Harley Davidson, Harley, Dakar, BMW Motorrad, Hubert Auriol, Best of the Best, Adventure Riding, Honda Gold Wings


Honda Reveals an Updated CB400X Adventure Bike

Lightweight Adventure for Japan In terms of small adventure bikes, the market is much more interesting than it used to be, and Honda has plenty, including the new 2020 CB400X that it recently revealed. The bike was already available in certain markets, but the new 2020 model has been updated to keep it current and desirable as an entry-level adventure machine, according to Top Gear Philippines. The motorcycle was revealed in Japan and will be sold there. At this time there’s no word on if the b...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Matte Ballistic Black Metallic


Junkyard Find: 1987 Dodge Raider, Sawzall Roadster Edition

Even after the Mitsubishi Overlords began selling vehicles under their own badging in North America in the early 1980s, Chrysler continued selling those very same vehicles with Dodge, Plymouth, Eagle, and Chrysler emblems. One of these machines didn’t stay on sale for long, but captured the hearts of a devoted American following: the Dodge Raider, […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, SUV, Autos, Chrysler, Truck, Dodge, 4wd, North America, Mitsubishi, 1980s, 1987, Montero, Raider, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find


Nexx Helmets Offers New X.G10 Saloon Jet Helmet

Retro Styled We’ve been pretty impressed with the last few Nexx helmets we’ve reviewed, so it’s cool to see the company come out with a new lid. This one is called the X.G10 Saloon Jet Helmet and it offers unique retro styling with some modern flair. Nexx previously sold the NEXX X.G10 helmet, but this new version offers some unique elements. All of the open-face helmets from the company basically offer the same thing. The shell and construction are the same the X.G10 Saloon just comes with som...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, North America, ECE, NEXX, Nexx Helmets, Nexx X.G10 Saloon


The Complete Guide to Snell M2020 Standard

The Snell Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates helmet standards for helmets for vehicular activities including motorcycles. My colleagues Jim and Cameron went to the Snell Foundation’s headquarters last year to see exactly how the professionals there do their testing and create the standards that have a major impact on the motorcycle industry and the racing industry.  The foundation’s mission is dedicated to the research, education, testing, and development of helmet saf...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Safety, Features, United States, Motorcycles, Cameron, North America, Guide, Shell, Jim, ECE, Snell, SNELL Memorial Foundation, HIC, Snell M2020 Standard


Yamaha Tenere 700 Rally Edition Looks Awesome

A New Tenere 700 Already In North America, we’re just not getting our dirty little hands on the Yamaha Tenere 700 that was available already in markets outside of our immediate area. We were jealous, but we have it now. However, Yamaha is already making new version of the Tenere 700. It recently revealed the Tenere 700 Rally Edition.  There were some rumors of a new version of the bike out there, but nobody really knew what the deal was. Now we know what Yamaha has been working on and it looks ...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, North America, Yamaha, Rally Edition, Tenere


2021 Nissan Rogue: Complete Overview of This Newly Redesigned Crossover

The 2021 Nissan Rogue has some big shoes to fill. Nissan sold 412,110 units of the outgoing second-generation Rogue in 2018. Although Nissan sold only 350,447 units (representing a 15 percent drop) in 2019, the message is clear: The Rogue is Nissan’s most popular vehicle in North America, so the third-generation model better be good. “The all-new Rogue was purposefully designed to meet all the needs of today’s young families,” said Mike Colleran, Senior Vice President, Nissan U.S. Marketing a...
Tags: Apple, Nasa, Power, Autos, North America, Nissan, Nissan Juke, Reed, DRL, Nissan Rogue, Chris Reed, Car News, Colleran, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Nissan North America Original


The Aprilia Pagani 150 Cafe Racer Looks Cool

Part of the Zongshen and Piaggio Partnership What you see here is the Aprilia Pagani 150 Cafe Racer, and it’s a cool little motorcycle from the Italian company. Well, it’s sort of from the Italian company. See, this comes by way of China. Piaggio partnered with Zongshen a while back and this is one of the bikes that has come out of it, according to BikeWale. Unfortunately, we won’t see this wee cafe racer here in North America. However, our friends overseas will be able to enjoy this sweet ride...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Chinese Yuan, Piaggio, Motorcycle News, Café Racer, Aprilia, Zongshen, China Piaggio


Honda Grazia 125 Scooter Is Coming to India

It’s BS6 Compliant Honda teased a new Grazia 125 scooter recently, according to BikeWale, and I have to say it looks pretty darned cool. I’m an unabashed fan of scooters (especially 125cc ones), and I’d love to see the new Honda Grazia reach North America, though I think that could be unlikely. Anyway, the riders in India have a good scooter coming. The bike will be a BS6-compliant model and feature a 124cc air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. It’s likely the same engine in the Activa 125, which I...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Bikewale, Honda Grazia


2021 BMW M5: High-Performance 5-Series is Better Than Ever

The 2021 BMW M5 packs a mighty punch with its turbocharged V8.xDrive is standard along with BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant.BMW will do the global market launch of the 2021 M5 in August. In my mind, the last great BMW M5 is the E39 model from 1998 to 2003. Conceived before the Bangle era of V10-powered M5s, the third-gen E39 represented the pinnacle of luxury-sport sedans, with particular emphasis on ‘sport.’ And while we all love the refreshed 2021 BMW 5-Series, it’s hard not to notice...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, North America, Audi, Alcantara, Mercedes AMG, Car News, Xdrive, Carl Anthony, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, BMW of North America LLC, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Track Power


C8 Corvette Production Seems Cursed

Thanks to last year’s prolonged UAW strike and this year’s global pandemic, production of Chevrolet’s new Corvette is way behind schedule. As reported previously, GM had already dialed back the expected number of 2020 C8s headed to dealers by roughly 20 percent before the coronavirus touched down in North America. Unfortunately, reopening factories hasn’t magically […] The post C8 Corvette Production Seems Cursed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, North America, Chevrolet, Corvette, UAW, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, C8, Production Delays, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, Factory Closures, Vehicle Launch


Lucid Motors to begin producing Air electric vehicles for customers in early 2021

Lucid Motors will begin producing its luxury electric vehicle for customers at its new Arizona factory in early 2021, about three months later than expected due to a slowdown caused by COVID-19. The company, which plans to unveil a production version of the Lucid Air in an online event scheduled for September 9, said construction resumed several weeks ago at its factory Casa Grande, Arizona and is on target to complete phase one this year. Lucid Motors has also restarted vehicle developmen...
Tags: California, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Companies, Paint, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Transport, Air, North America, General Electric, Electric Car, Cto, Lucid, Samsung SDI


Audi sets up Silicon Valley office to develop automated driving systems for US market

Audi has opened an office in Silicon Valley that aims to adapt and develop advanced driver assistance systems for the U.S. market.  The Audi Automated Driving Development (A2D2) R&D office will be located in San Jose and initially staffed with about 60 employees. The company said A2D2 will have the “flexibility to quickly develop new software and to collaborate with nearby startups for production-intent applications.” This new R&D office is focused on advancing so-called Level 2 systems, a...
Tags: Europe, California, Cars, US, America, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Volkswagen, North America, Audi, Driver, Malibu


Race prep: Secrets of the Fasthouse Ducati Desert Sleds

Today’s ‘modern classic’ scramblers are more show than go. Stylistically, they hark back to the golden years of Californian desert racing—but you wouldn’t want to actually race one across the desert. There are only a couple of motorcycles that buck this trend, and the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is one of them. Even though it’s not a full-blown enduro machine, it’s surprisingly good off-road. So much so, that most reviewers refer to it as “the Scrambler Ducati should have built in the first ...
Tags: Facebook, California, America, Motorcycles, Ducati, Graham, Las Vegas, Nevada, North America, Diaz, Jordan Graham, Ducati Scrambler, Ducati North America, Flexx, Ricky Diaz, Racing Motorcycles


Tesla Model S can finally drive 400 miles between charges — but only in North America

Speculation on when Tesla would break the 400-mile range mark has been mounting for some time, and — according to figures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — the EV company has just done it. Late yesterday, Tesla announced all its North American Model S Long Range Plus EVs will come with an EPA mileage rating of 402 miles (around 650 km) per full charge. That’s nearly 20% more when compared against a 2019 Model S 100D with the same battery pack, the company says. [Read: Uber and Way...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tesla, Epa, North America, Shift, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Waymo


Volkswagen launches home EV charging system sales ahead of ID.3 vehicle deliveries

Volkswagen has started to sell a home-charging device as the automaker prepares to bring its new ID family of electric vehicles to market. The ID.3 is the first electric vehicle under the ID label and will only be sold in Europe. Customers who made reservations for the launch edition, known as ID.3 1st, will be able to order their vehicle starting June 17. Volkswagen said this week that the deliveries for the ID.3 1st will begin in September. And that means that, at least for now, the home-charg...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, Tech, Tesla, Smartphone, Automotive, Vw, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, North America, GreenTech, Charging Stations, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Inductive Charging, Wallbox


The Brits Drove a Production-ready Version of Volkswagen’s EV Wonder Car

Those of you living in North America can kiss any chance of buying a Volkswagen ID.3 goodbye, as the automaker’s first-of-many, MEB-platform electric will not make it across the pond. Larger, more U.S.-friendly models will follow. For Brits, however, orders open next month, with deliveries beginning in September. To say the ID.3 compact electric hatchback […] The post The Brits Drove a Production-ready Version of Volkswagen’s EV Wonder Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, ID.3, Volkswagen ID.3


Ford Has Full Production in Its Sights, Issues Timeline for Largest EVs

Shifts are returning to Ford Motor Company plants across North America, with the automaker claiming Thursday that full production will return sooner than you might think. At the same time, Ford dropped details on when consumers might expect to see an electric vehicle that hauls heavy loads, rather than steals past glory and heritage from […] The post Ford Has Full Production in Its Sights, Issues Timeline for Largest EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Production, Ford, Autos, F-150, North America, EVs, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Ford F-150, Product Planning, Future Models, Electric Vehicles Green


Spin scooters head to Europe, starting with Germany

Spin has launched its scooter sharing business to Germany, the first step in the U.S. company’s plans to expand to Europe. The company, which was acquired by Ford in 2018 for about $100 million , has launched in Cologne and plans to open up in German cities Dortmund and Essen in the coming weeks. Spin said it’s also expanding its footprint in the U.S., starting with Atlanta. Other U.S. cities will follow, Spin said without providing more details.  Spin’s Europe expansion is part of a trend th...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, London, France, Germany, Tech, Atlanta, Cologne, Automotive, United States, Liverpool, Ford, United Kingdom, Paris, Amsterdam, Manchester


Nikola Motor to open pre-orders for fuel cell pickup truck to compete with Ford, Tesla

Nikola Motor, the Arizona startup that made its debut as a publicly traded company June 4, will open up reservations later this month for a hydrogen fuel cell electric pickup truck that was designed to compete with the Ford F-150. Reservations, or pre-orders, will open June 29 for the hydrogen-electric pickup truck known as the Badger, Nikola Motor founder and chairman Trevor Milton tweeted Tuesday. The company’s initial focus has been to design, develop and eventually produce hydrogen-electr...
Tags: TC, Tech, Automotive, United States, Vehicles, Ford, Arizona, Gm, Toyota, Fuel Cell, North America, Chairman, TechCrunch, Fuel Cells, Milton, Coolidge Arizona


Your guide to electric vehicle charging: what the hell is CCS?

Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice to help you navigate the changing world of electric vehicles and mobility tech. Charging an electric vehicle can appear confusing at first, but in reality, it’s not that difficult once you start to get your head around the terminology. We’ve already taken a look at CHAdeMo, another rapid-charging connector; this time we’re taking a look at CCS or Combined Charging System. CCS is another type of connector used for rapid-charging an...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Cars, Tech, World, North America, Shift, Basics, CCS


Royal Enfield Plans to Release a New Motorcycle Every Three Months

A New Bike Each Quarter Royal Enfield’s current sales numbers don’t look great, but the company has decided to push forward and continue to put out new designs. Recently, in an interview with Car and Bike, CEO Vinod Dasari said the company wants to release a new motorcycle every quarter for the next few years. That’s a lot of new bikes Royal Enfield will be flooding the market with. Dasari took over from the outgoing CEO Siddhartha Lal in 2019. He said Royal Enfield will launch a new motorcycle...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, North America, Enfield, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Siddhartha Lal, Vinod Dasari, Dasari, Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Royal Enfield Plans


Updated Volkswagen Arteon Teased, Wagon Confirmed

Volkswagen has announced that the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon will make its world debut later this month with some exclusively European company. On June 25th, VW’s four-door fastback will be joined by a “shooting-brake” variant that looks far more interesting. The manufacturer has already explained that the wagon is not intended for North America, so those […] The post Updated Volkswagen Arteon Teased, Wagon Confirmed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Teaser, Wagons, Sedans, News Blog, Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon, Fastbacks, 2021 Volkswagen Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon Teased Wagon Confirmed


Bullit Reveals Black and Gold Hero 125

A Beautiful Paintjob Bullit Motorcycles is based overseas, but I sure wish the company would start sending bikes to North America. I would buy one. To be specific, I would buy the new black and gold version of the Hero 125 the company just revealed. Motorcycle News recently posted an article about the new version of the bike. The Hero 125 is a retro scrambler. It’s a bike that has been out before, but now the company has released a new color scheme with black as the primary color and gold as th...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Motorcycle News, Bullit, Henry Maplethorpe, Bullit UK


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 31 May, 2020

A sleek and sophisticated Thruxton from Massachusetts, a tiny BMW balance bike from the Netherlands, a rare Royal Enfield Interceptor up for auction, and a bizarre folding WW2 ‘parascooter’ from Excelsior—Britain’s first motorcycle company. BMW K75 balance bike by Roel van Heur A while ago, Roel helped a friend to build a custom K75. Then Roel heard that his mate was expecting a baby—so he decided to build the kid a balance bike, inspired by his dad’s custom. The Dutch designer started by ...
Tags: Massachusetts, US, Britain, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Bmw, North America, Aston Martin, Excelsior, Kevlar, Nova, Norton, Brembo, Beemer, SolidWorks, Kenda


2021 BMW 5 Series: Free Ultimate Reference Guide to This Swoon-Worthy Machine

This guide provides a complete overview of the 2021 BMW 5 Series. We go through the updates and changes, take a peek under the hood, and provide a comprehensive list of the standard and available features and packages. The 2021 BMW 5 Series has kicked down the double doors and is now standing on the tables before us. (Sorry I was listening to John Mayer earlier). Anyway, the new 5 Series is easily the belle of the ball with updated styling, enhanced aerodynamics, and a new 48-volt mil...
Tags: Autos, Detroit Lions, Bmw, Mario Kart, North America, Keith Urban, John Mayer, Dakota, Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Car News, Xdrive, Carl Anthony, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Jet Black, BMW of North America LLC, Sport Suspension



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