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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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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...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Nhtsa, MCU, Nvidia Tegra


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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Uber expands green rides option to 1,400 cities

Uber has expanded a program that incentivizes drivers to use all-electric and hybrid vehicles to more than 1,400 cities in North America including Austin, Houston, Miami and New York City as part of the ride-hailing company’s broader plan to become a zero-emission platform by 2040. The program, known as Uber Green, gives customers the option to request an EV or hybrid electric vehicle. Drivers receive an extra $0.50 from a $1 rider surcharge for every Uber Green trip completed. Uber said Tues...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, London, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Mexico City, Avis, Sydney, North America, Mumbai Uber, Austin Houston Miami


The Tesla Model S-Rivalling Nio ET7 Has 644bhp An A 150kWh Battery

Nio has revealed its latest electric vehicle, which is available wit ha giant 150kWh battery pack
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Snow, delays, batteries and a sunset

Sunday, Jan 10Went for a short drive with Mariko, to check out her 4WD in a more extended manner on what I hoped would be snow covered road.  The area I picked did have some snow on the roads, but not much, more muddy than anything else (which is also a good test I guess) as the weather had been warm the last few days.Aside from a slight rattling noise when engaging the clutch before bleeding down the speed, no issues encountered.  The PO told me he'd heard some noise too, especially in Low Rang...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Sunset, Hitachi, Yamaha, Scarlett, Brigitta, Yuasa, Mariko, Airhead Beemer, Brigitta Repairs, Yagi Repairs, Mariko Drives, Mariko Repairs, Low Range, Dang Just


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


Startups look beyond lidar for autonomous vehicle perception

Last CES was a time of reckoning for lidar companies, many of which were cratering due to a lack of demand from a (still) non-existent autonomous vehicle industry. The few that excelled did so by specializing, and this year the trend has pushed beyond lidar, with new sensing and imaging methods pushing to both compete with and complement the laser-based tech. Lidar pushed ahead of traditional cameras because it could do things they couldn’t — and now some companies are pushing to do the same wit...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Transportation, Hardware, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Dslr, Lidar, Daimler, McIntyre, Sense Photonics, Nodar, Nodar COO, Brad Rosen, Shauna McIntyre Sense


2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview: Upgraded Engines, More Creature Comforts & New Trim Levels

Two years after unleashing the fourth-generation Santa Fe, Hyundai has given its popular midsize SUV a new face, a slew of new engines, a modified chassis, and a host of comfort and luxury features. In essence, we’re talking about a new vehicle since the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly bigger in all aspects than the outgoing model. The first-generation Hyundai Santa Fe came at the turn of the new millennium. It instantly won SUV buyers’ hearts with its affordable price, roomy interior, and...
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Mobileye is bringing its autonomous vehicle test fleets to at least four more cities in 2021

Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, is scaling up its autonomous vehicle program and plans to launch test fleets in at least four more cities over the next several months, including Detroit, Paris Shanghai and Tokyo. Mobileye president and CEO Amnon Shashua said Monday during the virtual 2021 CES tech trade show that if the company can receive regulatory approval it will also begin testing on public roads in New York City. The expansion announcement, along with details about a new lidar System o...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, New York City, Jerusalem, Tech, Intel, Ces, Munich, Automotive, Paris, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Nissan, Detroit, Mobileye, Geely Auto


Uber planning to spin out Postmates’ delivery robot arm

Another Uber spinout is in the works. Postmates X, the robotics division of the on-demand delivery startup that Uber acquired last year for $2.65 billion, is seeking investors in its bid to become a separate company, according to several people familiar with the plans. The startup is being referred to as Serve Robotics, a nod to the yellow and black-emblazoned autonomous sidewalk delivery bot that was developed and piloted by Postmates X. The Serve robot, which recently partnered with Pink Dot S...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Postmates, Lime, West Hollywood, Aurora, ATG, GrubHub, Dara Khosrowshahi, Kashani, Aurora Innovation, Pink Dot


Here's A Better Look At The New Mercedes-AMG SL

The incoming AMG-developed SL has lost a little camouflage, giving a clearer look at Mercedes' new sports car
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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]
Tags: Technology, Autos, All-wheel Drive, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive


One man's stunning 200-car collection is headed to auction, along with these vintage pickups - see them all

1985 Chevrolet K10 Silverado conversion pickup. Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021/Mecum Auctions Mecum Auctions' Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021 event will have 200 muscle cars and pickup trucks from Rick Treworgy, a longtime car collector. Everything will be offered at no reserve in Punta Gorda from January 22 to 23. Part of the collection includes these nine vintage pickup trucks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rick Treworgy is the owner of more than 200 ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Pickup Trucks, Mecum Auctions, Mecum, Punta Gorda, Rick Treworgy, Car Auctions, Kristen Lee, PUNTA GORDA Florida, Treworgy, BITranspo, Mecum Auctions Mecum


2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 And GT To Come With Semi-Active suspension

Sport Touring With An Updated CP3 The new MT-09 saw quite a sizable amount of updates when it was unveiled by Yamaha late last year. The new Tracer 9 comes with updates in a very similar vein; the motorcycle is getting a pretty big visual overhaul and lots of new tech is finding it’s way over as well. The Tracer has always been the touring version of the MT-09 (FZ-09). Originally, Yamaha took it upon themselves to take the successful inline-three engine over from the ‘wheelie-machine’ FZ-09, an...
Tags: Motorcycles, Yamaha, Motorcycle News, Yamaha USA, 2021 Traver GT, 2021 Yamaha Tracer, Tracer 900, Tracer GT, Kayaba Heated


Is the Volvo Extended Warranty Worth It? (2021)

Volvo’s extended warranty comes in three varieties and can cover up to 120,000 miles.All coverage levels include extras like towing, rental car coverage, and travel expense reimbursement.You can also get extended auto warranties from third-party providers, which usually offer more flexible coverage options. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Known for their safety features and aesthetics, Volvo vehicles impress many dr...
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This Is The Soon To Be Road-Going Toyota GR010 Hypercar Racer

Toyota has revealed its challenger for the new Le Mans hypercar regulations, which will soon spawn a road car
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KTM’s 125 and 390 Duke Come Euro 5 Compliant For 2021

The Euro 5 Bug Bites The Duke Brothers Manufacturers have come a long way when it comes to bringing “cool” styling features to low displacement motorcycles, and KTM’s lineup of small bikes are no different. They look directly related to their enormous (in comparison) 1290 brothers, and now – most importantly – come fully Euro 5 compliant. 2021 KTM 125 Duke If you happen to live in Europe and are plagued with a particular case of “I’m stuck riding A1-level motorcycles”, the 125 Duke is your...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, Duke, KTM, Dukes, Motorcycle News, Euro 5, 2021 KTM, 2021 KTM 390 Duke, 2021 KTM 125 Duke, Duke Brothers Manufacturers


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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A lifelong car collector is auctioning 48 of his pristine Corvettes - see the 'Muscle Car City' collection

2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021/Mecum Auctions Rick Treworgy spent most of his life collecting cars but now he's ready to sell most of his collection. About 200 of his cars will be available at Mecum Auctions' Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021 event. Of those 200 cars, 48 of them are Chevrolet Corvettes spanning from 1954 to 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chevrolet Corvette fans listen up. From January 22 to 23, you'll get...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Chevrolet, Corvette, Mecum Auctions, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevy Corvette, Mecum, Rick Treworgy, Chevrolet Corvettes, Car Auctions, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Kristen Lee, PUNTA GORDA Florida, BITranspo


The Porsche Boxster 25 Years Has Fancy Gold Bits Like The Original Concept

This GTS 4.0-based anniversary special features the same colour scheme as the original 1993 Boxster concept
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2021 Audi Q5/SQ5 Sportbacks command a premium over their non-coupe counterparts

Filed under: Audi,Crossover,Luxury,Performance Continue reading 2021 Audi Q5/SQ5 Sportbacks command a premium over their non-coupe counterparts 2021 Audi Q5/SQ5 Sportbacks command a premium over their non-coupe counterparts originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:06:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Should You Buy a Mitsubishi Extended Warranty? (2021)

The Mitsubishi extended warranty can add two years or 40,000 miles of coverage.The plan is administered by third-party companies, but dealerships can add fees to the sale.Cheaper and more flexible options may be available from leading extended warranty companies. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Unexpected car repairs can throw a wrench in your budget, which is why vehicle service contracts come in handy. The Mitsubi...
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BMW iX 'Mocks' E66 7-Series Is Baffling CES Advert

This bizarre advert from BMW depicts its iX as a smug youngster and the E66 7-series as a bitter old man, and we're not sure what the message is supposed to be
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You Can Now Spend Over £100k On A BMW M3/M4 Competition

BMW's new mid-sized M cars are on sale now from £74,755, and if you get carried away, that figure rises considerably
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2021 Yokohama Tires Review

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Yokohama Review In Our Opinion: Yokohama tires are a good choice for many drivers. The company offers a wide range of products, but consumers tend to prefer its performance and all-season models. Yokohama’s tread life warranties are standard, as are its prices. However, a few models are cost-effective alternatives to other big-name brands. Industry Standing: Tire Vari...
Tags: Autos, Tokyo, Tires, Michelin, Firestone, Nhtsa, Cooper, Yokohama, Advan, Yokohama Advan, OE, Yokohama Advan Sport, Vehicle Ownership, Kristin McClure, UTQG, Yokohama Avid Ascend


2021 Audi e-Tron Sportback Luggage Test | More spacious than expected

Filed under: Green,Audi,Electric,Luxury,Driveway Tests Continue reading 2021 Audi e-Tron Sportback Luggage Test | More spacious than expected 2021 Audi e-Tron Sportback Luggage Test | More spacious than expected originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Green, Luxury, Autos, Electric, Audi, Luggage Test, Driveway Tests, Green Audi Electric Luxury Driveway Tests Continue


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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You Can (Sort Of) Buy A Brand New Mk2 Ford Escort In 2021

Welsh firm MST is selling Mk2 Escorts based around newly fabricated bodyshells
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Husqvarna’s Norden 901 Release Delayed By Patents

Adaptive Cruise Control Might Be In The Cards It’s been quite some time since the covers were torn off of Husqvarna’s plans to bring a larger adventure bike to the market, and many of us have been wondering when the heck we can expect an official release as the anticipation for this model increases. At the time, we still don’t have a definitive answer from Husqvarna as to when we should expect this ADV bike to hit showrooms, but we do have a glimmer of hope coming in the form of patent data tha...
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