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2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S first drive: Always on

This high-voltage, 750-horsepower sedan confirms Porsche has electrification figured out
Tags: Cars, Trends, Porsche


Tesla battery cooling fault coverup heats up as feds get involved

The US highways traffic safety authority (NHTSA) is reportedly looking into claims that Tesla covered up faults with its Model S battery cooling system and knowingly sold vehicles that weren’t up to spec. This is according to a new report from the LA Times, that itself was spurred on by an exclusive investigation by Business Insider that claimed to have uncovered evidence that Tesla was knowingly selling potentially dangerous vehicles. BI’s original article purported that from 2012, Tesla shippe...
Tags: Startups, Cars, US, Tech, Tesla, Shift, Nhtsa, LA Times


Senior Zoox engineers rush to work for Waymo a week after Amazon acquisition

Last week, Amazon bought self-driving startup Zoox for over $1billion. Now, two of Zoox’s longest serving engineers have left to work for Alphabet subsidiary and rival, Waymo. Last week, e-commerce giant Amazon bought self-driving startup Zoox with the intention of helping it “realize its dream.” But Amazon doesn’t really have any business in robotaxis, so it’s not immediately clear what the online retailer is wanting to get out of the deal. Some, including TNW, suggest that Amazon might eventua...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Cars, TNW, Self-driving, Shift, Waymo, Zoox


‘No mask, no ride’: Uber extends face-covering requirement indefinitely

The ridesharing company says masks will help protect people from the coronavirus
Tags: Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Mask, Ridesharing, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Without evidence, Musk blames ‘false positives’ for surge in coronavirus cases

Tesla CEO, who downplayed fears of the disease, provided no sources for claims
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Musk, Coronavirus


What is torque in cars?

Torque is a vital measure of a vehicle's performance, but what does it actually mean and why should you care?
Tags: Cars, Trends, Diesel, Torque, Towing, RPM, Heavy Duty Trucks


Amazon shelled out $1.2B for Zoox, but should stay away from robotaxis

Early last week, rumors that e-commerce giant Amazon would be buying an autonomous vehicle startup started to surface. By the end of the week, it was a done deal. But what is Amazon doing buying an autonomous vehicle startup? According to a Financial Times report, Amazon recently paid $1.2 billion to buy self-driving tech up-and-comer, Zoox. This makes it Amazon’s biggest foray into self-driving tech, and one of the company’s biggest acquisitions ever. I need to be honest here, Zoox isn’t one of...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Cars, Financial Times, Self-driving, Shift, Zoox


The cars, trucks, and SUVs with the best resale value in 2020

In 2020, the average new car will retain about 37% of its original value after five years and 75,000 miles.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Used Cars, Car Buying, Toyota, Car Shopping, Jeep, Resale Value


2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE review: A new normal

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime combines impressive efficiency with everyday practicality and a dash of sportiness.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Plug-In Hybrids, Crossovers, Toyota, Hybrid Cars, Toyota RAV4


Best cheap dash cam deals for July 2020: Vantrue, Garmin, Anker, and more

Want to buy a dash cam? We've rounded up the best deals inside, along with tips on making the right choice.
Tags: Deals, Cars, Trends, Commerce 2020, Vantrue Garmin Anker


Lyft’s driverless cars are back on the streets of California

The company suspended testing earlier this year in response to the pandemic
Tags: Lyft, California, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Driverless Cars


Everything you need to know about the Nikola Badger

Its full unveiling is scheduled for December 2020, but in the meantime, we've learned quite a bit about it.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Nikola, Electric pickup trucks, Nikola Badger


Chinese EV maker Xpeng starts shipping its hotly anticipated Tesla Model 3 rival

Chinese EV maker, Xpeng, will start delivering its cheaper and rangier rival to Tesla‘s Model 3, the P7. According to a company announcement made last Sunday, Xpeng has started delivering the vehicle across China, South China Morning Post reports. If you don’t know the P7, it costs just $32,470 compared to the Model 3’s $38,350 (after subsidies), it also has 38 km more range than the Tesla. Understandably people are excited about getting a comparable vehicle for a decent discount. [Read: Don’t g...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Shift, Xpeng, China South China Morning Post


Don’t get your hopes up, Tesla probably isn’t working on LiDAR for Autopilot

Tesla, or rather the company’s CEO Elon Musk, isn’t really a fan of LiDAR sensors when it comes to autonomous vehicles. So why has a Model S test mule recently been spotted with a LiDAR-based sensor arrangement? Yesterday, Electrek reader Matt Crowley shared some snaps with the EV magazine of a Tesla Model S, that had a roof-mounted rig with a bunch of non-standard Tesla sensors on it — including what looks like LiDAR. But it’s unlikely that the company will introduce the tech to its vehicles — ...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tesla, Self-driving, Shift, Matt Crowley, CEO Elon Musk


France bans VanMoof’s edgy ebike advert for being ‘anti-car’

A television advert from VanMoof, an ebike maker based in the cycling motherland of the Netherlands, has been banned on French TV for a surprisingly contradictory reason. The 45 second ad, which was released earlier this month, pictures a futuristic looking car melting into the ether, as sounds and images of congestion, police cars, riots, crisis, and protest play over the top. For the times we live in, it’s poignant stuff — but it seems too powerful for the French. Check it out below: According...
Tags: Startups, France, Cars, Netherlands, Shift, Vanmoof, eBikes, Plugged, Adformatie


2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander

Honda's Pilot and Toyota's Highlander are among the most popular new three-row crossovers available in 2020.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Toyota, Honda, Pilot, Versus, Highlander, Tier 4


This new radar lets cars see around corners

Researchers at a US university have developed a new kind of radar which — when equipped with some AI wizardry — can help cars see round corners. Princeton university engineers have created a type of Doppler radar, typically used to catch speeding cars, that bounces radio waves off stationary objects to effectively “see” around corners. Coupled with algorithms that interpret how the radiowaves reflect off secondary objects, the radar can interpret moving objects that are out of human view. It kin...
Tags: Startups, Cars, US, Artificial Intelligence, Princeton, Shift, Loch Ness, McDonald, Neural


Everything you need to know about the Lordstown Endurance

Ohio-based Lordstown Motors hopes to beat Tesla and Rivian to the electric pickup segment with the Endurance.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Ohio, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Lordstown, Electric pickup trucks, Rivian, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance


Audi’s updated Q5 receives extra power, better infotainment, and OLED lights

OLED isn't just for televisions and computer monitors anymore
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Audi, SUVs, Audi Q5, Infotainment Technology


Audi’s updated Q5 receives extra power, a better infotainment, and OLED lights

OLED isn't just for televisions and computer monitors anymore
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Audi, SUVs, Audi Q5, Infotainment Technology


2020 Subaru Outback Touring XT review: Practical engineering

The 2020 Subaru Outback proves that you don't have to leave tech behind when you head off into the wilderness.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Subaru, Subaru Outback, Station Wagons, Subaru Outback Touring XT


2020 Subaru Outback Touring XT review: Tons of tech

The 2020 Subaru Outback proves that you don't have to leave tech behind when you head off into the wilderness.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Subaru, Subaru Outback, Station Wagons, Subaru Outback Touring XT


Waze design makeover seeks to spark the joy of driving

The Waze driver app aims to spark joy for commuting in a brand refresh for simplicity, consistency, and color.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, News, Cars, Trends, Social Media, Waze


McDonald’s will add EV chargers to hundreds of its UK restaurants — and I’m lovin’ it

As Burger King in the US is giving away free burgers to irresponsible Tesla drivers, on the other side of the Atlantic, McDonald’s UK is rolling out EV fast-chargers at its restaurants. The UK arm of the fast-food chain is reportedly installing hundreds of EV chargers at its locations around the country after agreeing a partnership with infrastructure provider, InstaVolt, the Independent reports. While the burger chain hasn’t given a specific number of restaurants that will get the chargers, it ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, UK, Cars, US, Tesla, Shift, McDonald, EV Chargers, Atlantic McDonald 's UK, InstaVolt the Independent


California requires all vans and trucks to drop diesel by 2045

Lawmakers in California have passed a new rule which requires all commercial trucks and vans to be zero-emission by 2045. The rule is being enforced to push some of the worst polluting methods of transport away from dirty diesel engines and toward cleaner alternatives such as electricity and hydrogen power. The rule is just the latest in a series of conditions that will need to be met before 2045. [Read: Will the Lordstown Endurance electric truck beat the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T to mark...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, California, Cars, World, Shift, California Air Resources Board CARB, Tesla Cybertruck, Lordstown Endurance


Volkswagen now officially runs Europe’s biggest electric car plant

One of the world’s biggest carmakers is calling time on producing internal combustion vehicles at one of its biggest factories in Germany. From now on, that factory will only produce electric cars — and it’ll claim the title of Europe’s largest electric vehicle plant. Last Friday, Volkswagen announced that its Zwickau plant has produced its last combustion engined vehicle. The last car to roll off the Zwickau production line was a Golf R station wagon with a 2.0 liter petrol engine in case you w...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Germany, Cars, Volkswagen, Shift, Zwickau, Tesla Cybertruck, Lordstown Endurance


Los Angeles-based Czinger is 3D-printing a 1,232-hp hybrid hypercar

The 3D-printed parts stand out with beautiful, sculpture-like shapes.
Tags: Cars, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, 3d Printing, Supercars, Hybrid Cars, Hypercars, Czinger


Amazon buys autonomous vehicle startup Zoox for more than $1 billion

Zoox has been "creating autonomous mobility from the ground up"
Tags: Amazon, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Ride-hailing, Zoox


Will the Lordstown Endurance electric truck beat the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T to market?

In the developing electric truck market there seem to be five key players emerging: the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Hummer EV, Nikola Badger, and the all-electric Ford F150. But a sixth just burst onto the scene, and its ambitious plans could see it being the first to market. Lordstown, the electric car startup that was only founded last year, unveiled its debut vehicle, called the Endurance, yesterday. What’s more, the company is planning to deliver it early next year, which is one heck of a ...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ford, Shift, Lordstown, Tesla Cybertruck, Lordstown Endurance, Nikola Badger


2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition review: V8 power

Limited-edition, 550-horsepower, V8-powered Land Rover Range Rover Velar is an SUV that thinks its a muscle car.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Land Rover, SUVs, Luxury Suvs, Land Rover Range Rover Velar, Rover Velar



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