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Can electric motors finally make three-wheeled cars great?

Every few years, someone tries to sell a three-wheeled vehicle to Americans. Historically, it hasn’t gone very well. We’ve got our suspicions about why people don’t buy trikes, and they boil down to this: a trike is just not a real car. The post Can electric motors finally make three-wheeled cars great? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Electric Vehicles, Ev, Polaris Slingshot, Road Rave, Electra Meccanica, Vanderhall, Can-Am Spyder, Visionary Vehicles


Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: camera with A.I. director, robot arm assistant

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: camera with A.I. director, robot arm assistant appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Photography, Crowdfunding, Cars, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Kickstarter, Smart Home, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Awesome tech you can't buy yet


Prices for using Tesla Supercharging just skyrocketed

Tesla is updating their Supercharging pricing based on local electricity rates and customer demand, which has lead to an increase in charging costs by as much as 33 percent in some regions. The post Prices for using Tesla Supercharging just skyrocketed appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Supercharging, Electricity Costs, Supercharging Stations


Prices for using Tesla Supercharging jump by 33 percent in some regions

Tesla is updating their Supercharging pricing based on local electricity rates and customer demand, which has lead to an increase in charging costs by as much as 33 percent in some regions. The post Prices for using Tesla Supercharging jump by 33 percent in some regions appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Supercharging, Electricity Costs, Supercharging Stations


Michigan OKs digital license plates with Rplate’s connected car platform

The state of Michigan approved the use of digital license plates on motor vehicles registered in the state. Reviver Auto, the manufacturer of the Rplate connected car platform, worked with Michigan's Department of State to pass the bill. Vehicle owners aren't required to adopt the new plate technology at this time. The post Michigan OKs digital license plates with Rplate’s connected car platform appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Michigan, Department of State, Digital License Plates, Rplate


This Chevy Silverado pickup truck is made from more than 300,000 Lego bricks

To promote The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Lego and Chevrolet teamed up on a life-size replica of the automaker's Silverado pickup truck made from more than 300,000 plastic bricks. The post This Chevy Silverado pickup truck is made from more than 300,000 Lego bricks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Lego, Chevrolet, Pickup Trucks, Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado, Chevy Silverado, The Lego Movie 2, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough

Many companies talk about self-driving cars, but Lyft and Aptiv are already using a fleet of them to transport paying customers in Las Vegas. Hop in for a close look at the tech of autonomous cars, and the challenges they face. The post Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Cars, Trends, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Aptiv, Las Vegas Hop


Too buzzed to drive? Don’t worry — this autonomous car-bar will drive to you

It might just be the best or worst idea that we've ever heard: A self-driving robot bartender you can summon with an app, which promises to mix you the perfect drink wherever you happen to be. The post Too buzzed to drive? Don’t worry — this autonomous car-bar will drive to you appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Robot, Self-driving Car, Emerging Tech


Ford Will Make All Electric F-150 With More Towing Power to Fight Off Tesla and Rivian

Ford will make electric and hybrid F-150 trucks that will come with more towing and off-road power than traditional gasoline and diesel trucks can offer today. Ford revealed a hybrid 2020 Explorer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, Future, Cars, Tesla, World, Ford, Innovation, Batteries, Trucks, Electric Cars


Worried about commuting in winter weather? Nissan has the answer

The Nissan Altima midsize sedan is now available with all-wheel drive. To advertise that fact, Nissan's Canadian division slapped some tank-like tracks on an Altima to create a one-off show car. The post Worried about commuting in winter weather? Nissan has the answer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Nissan, Nissan Altima, Sedans, All-wheel Drive


Tesla cuts workforce by 7 percent, ends referral program to trim costs

Tesla has announced plans to trim its workforce by seven percent, and it will end the referral program that rewards customers who help it sell cars. These measures are ways to cut costs and boost profits. The post Tesla cuts workforce by 7 percent, ends referral program to trim costs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla


Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying

Daimler Trucks brought its all-electric eCascadia semi-truck to the 2019 CES, and invited us to take the wheel. What does it feel like to drive one? Simply electrifying, of course. The post Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Cars, Trends, Trucks, Daimler, Daimler Trucks


Sibling rivalry: 2019 BMW Z4 takes on the 2020 Toyota Supra

BMW and Toyota forged an unlikely partnership when they set out to build a sports car platform together. Here, we examine the similarities and differences between the 2019 Z4 and the 2020 Supra. The post Sibling rivalry: 2019 BMW Z4 takes on the 2020 Toyota Supra appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Bmw, Supra, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


Boutique carmaker Karma Automotive, legendary design firm Pininfarina team up

Karma Automotive is partnering with legendary Italian design firm Pininfarina on future luxury cars. The first product of that partnership will appear later this year, Karma said, without offering other details. The post Boutique carmaker Karma Automotive, legendary design firm Pininfarina team up appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Pininfarina, Karma Automotive, Karma Revero


Spotify adds simplified Car View mode for Android users

What was once just a test is now a reality: Spotify is rolling out a new, simplified in-car user interface for all Android users called Car View, which automatically engages when the app detects a car Bluetooth connection. The post Spotify adds simplified Car View mode for Android users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Spotify, News, Cars, Trends, Home Theater


Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover will spawn a Lincoln luxury version

Lincoln will get its own version of parent Ford's first mass-market, long-range electric vehicle. While Ford's version will have styling inspired by the Mustang, Lincoln will take a more traditional approach. The post Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover will spawn a Lincoln luxury version appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Ford, Crossovers, Lincoln, Electric Cars, Mustang, Mustang Lincoln


Ford has a plan to future-proof the hot-selling F-150 pickup truck

Worried about the threat of rising gas prices, Ford will add the F-150 to its growing portfolio of electrified vehicles. It is currently developing a hybrid F-150, and it will release an electric version of the next-generation truck. The post Ford has a plan to future-proof the hot-selling F-150 pickup truck appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks


Robomart’s self-driving grocery store is like Amazon Go on wheels

Robomart's driverless vehicle is like an Amazon Go store on wheels, with sensors tracking what you grab from the shelves. If you don't want to shop online or visit the grocery store yourself, Robomart will bring the store to you. The post Robomart’s self-driving grocery store is like Amazon Go on wheels appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Online Shopping, Driverless Cars, Emerging Tech, Stop & Shop, Robomart, Driverless Grocery Store


In McLaren’s 600LT Spider, the engine is the only sound system you’ll need

The McLaren 600LT Spider is the inevitable convertible version of the 600LT coupe, itself a lighter, more powerful version of the McLaren 570S. The 600LT Spider boasts a 592-horsepower, twin-turbo V8, and a loud exhaust system to hear it with. The post In McLaren’s 600LT Spider, the engine is the only sound system you’ll need appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Supercars, Mclaren, Convertibles, McLaren 600LT


Ford’s sweaty robot bottom can simulate 10 years of seat use in mere days

Ford has developed 'Robutt,' a sweaty robot bottom that's designed to simulate the effects of having a pair of human buttocks sitting on its car seats for thousands of hours. Check it out. The post Ford’s sweaty robot bottom can simulate 10 years of seat use in mere days appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Robot, Emerging Tech, Robutt


Big tech, bigger grille: BMW updates its 7 Series flagship for 2020

The BMW 7 Series will enter the 2020 model year with a host of updates inside, outside, and under the sheet metal. The new-look nose with a jumbo grille hides updated engines, while passengers benefit from smart tech features. The post Big tech, bigger grille: BMW updates its 7 Series flagship for 2020 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Bmw, Luxury Sedans


Hyundai’s four-legged car isn’t the future we imagined, but we’ll take it

It’s clear at this point that the future of the automotive world revolves around bleeding edge technology that’s self-driving or, perhaps, even flying. But what if it’s none of those things? What if it’s a car that walks on four legs? Hyundai puzzled CES audiences the world over at this year’s event with a concept that focused on exactly this. It’s on-trend, with an electric power plant. But unlike the Tesla’s of the world, Hyundai’s “Elevate” concept ditches the wheels in favor of four legs cap...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tesla, Hyundai, David Byron


Hyundai’s Veloster N hot hatchback will prove its mettle on the track

The Hyundai Veloster N will go racing to prove the credibility of Hyundai's new N performance division. Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Veloster N race car will compete in a class with other small cars. The post Hyundai’s Veloster N hot hatchback will prove its mettle on the track appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Hyundai, Motorsports, Detroit Auto Show, Hot Hatchbacks, Hyundai Veloster, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


Some of Volkswagen’s electric models will wear a ‘Made in the USA’ label

Confirming earlier rumors, Volkswagen has announced it will build electric cars in its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory. The facility currently produces the Passat and the Atlas. Production will start in 2023, Digital Trends can reveal. The post Some of Volkswagen’s electric models will wear a ‘Made in the USA’ label appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Usa, News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee


China’s GAC Motor cruises into Detroit with all-electric Entranze concept

Chinese automaker GAC Motor brought its all-electric Entranze concept to the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. This is the third straight year that GAC has appeared in Detroit, and the company has established a design center in California. The post China’s GAC Motor cruises into Detroit with all-electric Entranze concept appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, China, Cars, Trends, Concept Cars, Detroit, Electric Cars, Detroit Auto Show, GAC Motor, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


With 341 horsepower, the WRX STI S209 is the most powerful Subaru ever

The Subaru WRX STI S209 is the latest in a series of special editions that have never been sold in the United States before. The 341-horsepower pocket rocket debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The post With 341 horsepower, the WRX STI S209 is the most powerful Subaru ever appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, United States, Subaru, Detroit Auto Show, Subaru WRX STI, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


Peloton’s tech lets truckers play follow the leader to boost fuel economy

Peloton Technology can help semi trucks save fuel by running close together on the highway. Using short-range wireless communications, the trucks get a kind of super cruise control. The post Peloton’s tech lets truckers play follow the leader to boost fuel economy appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Autonomous, Trucking, DSRC, Peloton, Semi, Road Rave, Platooning


Peloton helps truckers hook up safely

Peloton Technology offers technology that can help semi trucks save fuel by running close together on the highway. Using short range wireless communications, trucks get a kind of super cruise control that allows the trucks to talk to each other. The post Peloton helps truckers hook up safely appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Autonomous, Trucking, DSRC, Semi, Peloton Technology, Road Rave, Platooning


Move mountains with the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty and its 1,000 pound-feet of torque

Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck boasts 1,000 pound-feet of torque -- outgunning rival trucks from Ford and Chevrolet. The new Ram goes on sale later this year. The post Move mountains with the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty and its 1,000 pound-feet of torque appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Chevrolet, Pickup Trucks, Detroit Auto Show, Ram Trucks, Ram 2500, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car

Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Nissan IMs is an electric car with a 380-mile range, autonomous-driving capability, and a backseat designed for being chauffeured. Too bad it's just a concept car. The post Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Concept Cars, Nissan, Electric Cars, Detroit Auto Show, 2019 Detroit Auto Show



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