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COMPARISON: The Tesla Model 3 beats Volvo's Polestar 2 EV on paper, but here's why the Polestar won me over

Tesla Model 3 versus Polestar 2. Tesla and Kristen Lee/Business Insider I've tested both the Tesla Model 3 and the new Polestar 2. Both are five-seater luxury EVs. They largely drive the same; the big differences are in the packaging and user experiences. Though the Tesla performs better on paper, I liked the Polestar because it has a more usable interior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In terms of more compact, luxury EVs with decent range, the Tesla Model 3 and Poles...
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What it's like to be a Hotdogger, Oscar Mayer's cast of college grads driving the Wienermobile across the US

The Wienermobile hits the track. Zach Chatham and Katie Ferguson/Oscar Mayer "Zach n Cheese" Chatham and "Ketchup Katie" Ferguson are Hotdoggers for Oscar Mayer. They drive the famous Wienermobile across the nation. Oscar Mayer is hiring new Hotdoggers. Applications close on January 31. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Kristen, we would 'relish' the chance to speak with you tomorrow! Franks a BUNch for working with us," Zach Chatham responded when I asked if I could int...
Tags: Transportation, Minnesota, Colorado, Cdc, US, Trends, Autos, Ferguson, Chevrolet, Kristen, Hot Dogs, Chatham, Katie, Zach, Franks, Oscar Mayer


Airlines have banned more than 2,500 passengers for not wearing masks - here are the carriers that have booted the most

A Delta Air Lines flight attendant. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider More than 2,500 passengers have been banned from US airlines for non-compliance with mask policies.  Delta Air Lines banned 880 passengers, including six on a flight where Mitt Romney was harassed.  President Joe Biden signed a mask mandate for air travelers on his first full day in office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden just signed an executive order to mandate ma...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Planes, Masks, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Delta, Mitt Romney


REVIEW: The new Land Rover Defender turns an iconic nameplate into a smooth and modern off-road SUV

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE. Kristen Lee Classic Land Rover Defenders are quite rare and have gained a cult following in the US. The 2020 Land Rover Defender is the first new Defender to be sold here from the factory since 1997. Base MSRP of the Defender is $46,100. After options, my loaner came to $72,780 MSRP. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly a quarter of a century has passed since a new Land Rover Defender arrived on US shores. But for the first time since ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Porsche, Autos, Rover, Toyota, Bmw, Land Rover, Honda, SUVs, Land Rover Defender, Ford Bronco, Goldilocks, Defender, Wagen


One of the first Tesla Roadsters ever made just auctioned for $182,000 - nearly double its original price

Tesla Roadster ‘Signature One Hundred’ Series. The original Tesla Roadster is the first car Tesla ever made. The first 100 Roadsters built were part of the limited-edition "Signature One Hundred" series. No. 38 just sold for $182,000 on car auction website Bring a Trailer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There's no doubt Tesla is a big deal, and perhaps one of your regrets is not getting in on its story (read: stock price) 10 years ago. As a consolation prize, a buyer...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Tesla, Autos, EVs, Tesla Roadster, Carfax, Car Auctions, Lotus Elise, Tech Insider, Kristen Lee, Bring A Trailer, BITranspo, Signature One Hundred, Elise Tesla Roadster, George Clooney Dennis Haysbert


Biden just signed an executive order that mandates mask-wearing while flying and utilizing most forms of mass transit

Then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday requiring air passengers wear masks. Airports and commercial aircraft are included, as well as other modes of transport including trains. New testing requirements to enter the US from abroad are also being reviewed.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Preside...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, United States, Netherlands, Delta, Treasury, Aviation


There are just a few hours left to nab one of the first Tesla Roadsters ever made at auction - see more

Tesla Roadster ‘Signature One Hundred’ Series. The original Tesla Roadster is the first car Tesla ever made. The first 100 Roadsters built were part of the limited-edition "Signature One Hundred" series. No. 38 is currently for sale on car auction website Bring a Trailer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There's no doubt Tesla is a big deal, and perhaps one of your regrets is not getting in on its story (read: stock price) 10 years ago. As a consolation prize, here's y...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Tesla, Autos, EVs, Tesla Roadster, Carfax, Car Auctions, Lotus Elise, Tech Insider, Kristen Lee, Bring A Trailer, BITranspo, Signature One Hundred, Elise Tesla Roadster, George Clooney Dennis Haysbert


Florida dealer accidentally sells display model of the new Ford Bronco Sport, immediately asks for it back

The new Ford Bronco Sport. Ford A Ford dealership in Tampa Bay, Florida, accidentally sold a Bronco Sport it wasn't supposed to. The car was a demo model meant to be on display for four months. The customer, Adam Sidoti, was allowed to keep the car after Ford stepped in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Ford Bronco Sport deliveries started rolling out at the end of last year, one Florida dealership made the mistake of selling a demonstration vehicle to a customer and ...
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A lifelong car collector will soon sell off 48 of his pristine Corvettes - see the 'Muscle Car City' auction

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...
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For Lincoln, defining a new era of American luxury means killing off one of its most iconic cars

Lincoln Continental with coach doors. Lincoln Lincoln announced last year that it would stop building the Continental and MKZ at the end of 2020. You can buy the remaining 2020 models new. When they're gone, Lincoln will be left with an all-SUV lineup. That makes perfect sense, because sedans aren't selling and Lincoln's SUVs are extremely capable and luxurious. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Historically, Lincoln and Cadillac have a lot in common. They're both luxury ...
Tags: Transportation, California, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, General Motors, Analysis, Ford, Bill Clinton, Gm, Autos, Chrysler, John F Kennedy, Secret Service


Porsche just lowered the Taycan EV's entry price by $24,000, but it still costs more than a Tesla Model S

2021 Porsche Taycan. Porsche Porsche just launched the cheapest base version of its Taycan EV. The 2021 Taycan joins the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S. The 2021 Taycan starts at $79,900 MSRP, undercutting its former $104,000 base price. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The base-model Porsche Taycan is finally here with a starting price of $79,900. And while that hugely undercuts the Taycan's former $104,000 base price, it's still not as cheap as the Tesla M...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Autos, EVs, Tesla Model S, Aero, Kristen Lee, Taycan, Porsche Taycan, Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo S, Tesla Model S Long Range Plus, BITranspo, Porsche Taycan Porsche Porsche


Biden flew to DC on a luxurious Boeing 737 private jet with its own master bedroom and shower - see inside

Joe Biden flying to Washington, DC ahead of his inauguration. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty President Joe Biden flew to Washington, DC on a Boeing 737 private jet instead of an Air Force plane. The airliner-turned-private-jet is favored among the wealthy jet set for its range and spacious cabin. Amtrak was the president's first choice of transport but security concerns scrubbed the plan. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden arrived in Washington, DC ahead of his i...
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Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

Air Force One. w_p_o/Shutterstock.com The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff.  The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. The most recognizable plane in the worl...
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This $5,000 EV motorcycle has wireless phone charging and costs less than some regular bicycles - see more

Sondors Metacycle. Sondors The Metacycle is an all-electric motorcycle from Sondors, a firm known for electric bicycles. It comes with an estimated 80 miles of range and wireless phone charging. At $5,000, the Metacycle is very attractively priced. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The electric motorcycle isn't a new idea - the $30,000 Harley-Davidson LiveWire and $24,000 Tarform Luna are two examples - but the brand-new Sondors Metacycle has at least one thing going for ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Motorcycles, EVs, Electric Motorcycles, Harley-davidson, Harley, Hollis Johnson, Harley Davidson Livewire, Sondors, Kristen Lee, Sonders, Tarform Luna, BITranspo, Metacycle, Sondors Metacycle


The Telluride SUV proves Hyundai and Kia are no longer underdogs in the US. But they still have work to do.

2020 Kia Telluride. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The upscale Kia Telluride is evidence that Kia not only can, but will, build a good car that people actually want to buy. Kia, along with Hyundai and Genesis, are offering stylish, sporty, quality cars at good prices. It's a trend worth watching. It's also a trend the South Korean automakers need to stick with if they want to surpass industry giants like Honda and Toyota. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It wasn't that lon...
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, US, Trends, Cnn, Analysis, New York Times, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Consumer Reports, Telluride, Genesis


Tesla wants to hire somebody to help Elon Musk handle Twitter

Tesla is hiring a customer support specialist. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Tesla is hiring an "Energy Customer Support Specialist" to help with the customer service. In particular, the role calls for someone to "address social media escalations directed at" CEO Elon Musk. Musk is well known for personally fielding customer complaints from his Twitter account. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Despite reportedly to field questions from reporters, it...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, Jobs, Trends, Tesla, Autos, EVs, Hiring, Fedex, Musk, Customer Support, Jay Boller, Tesla Energy, Tech Insider


The new GMC Hummer EV isn't just about selling a car - it's about selling an idea

2022 GMC Hummer EV. GMC The new Hummer EV looks like and is sized similarly to the original Hummers from the 2000s, which is a good thing. It is the halo car that will hopefully convince truck buyers and owners that EVs are cool. GM has built good electrified vehicles before, like the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Bolt EV, but neither are "cool" like the Hummer EV. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hummer is back like the Great Recession never happened. Sort of.In October, ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Analysis, United States, Gm, Autos, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vox, EVs, Pickup Trucks, Volt, Gmc, Schwarzenegger


Trump is planning to sneak away to Florida instead of attending the Biden inauguration, FAA data reveals

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Donald Trump appears to be heading south to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida instead of attending Joe Biden's inauguration.  The Federal Aviation Administration issued temporary flight restrictions over the private club for January 20, indicating the president's arrival. One of Trump's final tweets confirmed suspicions that he wouldn't be at the Biden inauguration.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Air Travel, Washington, White House, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Flying, Gop


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 ...
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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


Insider Transportation: Uber's plan to stop losing money, auto stocks to bet on, and how to get a Rivian job

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has made a series of bold moves as he tries to pull his company into profitability. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Ever since Uber burst onto the global stage a few years ago led by the brash Travis Kalanick, scrapping with regulators the world over and winning over legions of fans, one little thing has nagged at its backers: its apparent inability to make any money. Since going public in 2019, Uber has lost money in every quarter.Turning that trend around is the job of Kal...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Bank Of America, Fca, Pokemon, Travis Kalanick, Self-driving Cars, Jeff Bezos, Henrik Fisker, Kalanick, SPAC


How the Chevy Corvette went from America's icon to mid-engine marvel taking after Ferraris and Lamborghinis

All eight generations of the Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet For almost 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette was a front-engined sports car.It was a great performer, but was missing that one last element that'd make it competitive in the global sports-car market.The 2020 Corvette is now mid-engined and a worthy international competitor.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storiesDespite the generous offering of American muscle cars available to buyers today, there's only one considered to b...
Tags: Transportation, France, New York City, America, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Lotus, Chevrolet, Corvette, Flint Michigan, Waldorf Astoria, St Louis Missouri, Chevrolet Corvette


REVIEW: The $80,000 mid-engine Corvette is the best bargain supercar, yet it's unexpectedly tame to drive

2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is the first mid-engine Corvette ever. It has a naturally aspirated V8 between its axles that makes nearly 500 horsepower. Starting MSRP for the mid-engine Corvette is $58,900. But after options, my loaner came out to $80,315. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The person walking their dog pumped a fist triumphantly into the air upon seeing my Rapid Blue 2020 Corvette loaner drive by. So did ...
Tags: Transportation, America, Trends, General Motors, Britain, Muscle cars, Porsche, Italy, Gm, Autos, Mclaren, Chevrolet, Corvette, Cayman, Ford Fusion, DCT


Allegiant Air is adding 21 low-cost leisure routes to this year with service to 3 new cities - here's the full list

An Allegiant Air Airbus A320 aircraft. Ryan Fletcher / Shutterstock.com Allegiant Air is adding 21 new routes and three new cities in 2021. The route expansion spans from coast to coast with the first routes launching in March. Regions with beaches, national parks, and/or mountains are among the main focus as that's where travel trends are now pointing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Allegiant Air is continuing a nationwide expansion with 21 new routes planned for 2021...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Wyoming, Missouri, Deutsche Bank, Vacation, Aviation, Airbus


This mini EV has recyclable materials, glass doors, and swappable batteries to avoid charge times - see more

Mobilize EZ 1 Prototype. Renault Mobilize is a new EV and mobility brand from French automaker Renault. The Mobilize EZ-1 is a mini EV prototype that's shareable and made from recycled materials. Users would only pay when they use the car and a clever battery exchange system means the car can be used continuously. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A traditional automaker spinning off a new EV and mobility brand isn't a new move, and French automaker Renault is the latest ...
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This retro-futuristic stunner is one carmaker's vision of a future where EVs are for everyone - check it out

Renault 5 Prototype. Renault French automaker Renault just launched the Renault 5 Prototype: an all-electric version of its iconic 5 "supermini." The 5 Prototype has a wonderfully retro and futuristic design. A production version could appear in less than three years, according to Top Gear. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of French automaker Renault's most iconic cars was the Renault 5, a stylish "supermini" compact car that lasted for two generations before its dis...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Trends, Autos, EVs, Renault, Kristen Lee, Renault Renault, BITranspo, Renault 5 Prototype, Prototype Renault, Prototype Renault Renault


Porsche's newest limited-edition has copper wheels and a gorgeous red interior - see the $100,000 Boxster 25

2021 Porsche Boxster 25. Porsche The 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 is a limited edition anniversary tribute to the original Porsche Boxster. The first Porsche Boxster appeared in 1996. Prices for the special edition Boxster start at $98,600. Porsche will make just 1,250 of them worldwide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Want to feel old? It's been 25 years since the first Porsche Boxster came out. To celebrate its two-seater roadster, Porsche created a special edition anniver...
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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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United is preparing for a Boeing 737 Max resurgence in February with the 12 first routes just added to its schedule - here's the full list

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9. Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock.com United Airlines revealed the first 12 routes that its Boeing 737 Max aircraft will fly. The newly ungrounded jets will be based in Denver and Houston with routes from coast to coast. United operates the larger Boeing 737 Max 9 jet and is currently the only airline in the US to operate the type. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. United Airlines has scheduled the first routes for its Boeing 737 Max aircraf...
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Lexus just took its coolest car to the next level with all-black, airplane-inspired styling - check it out

2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series. Lexus The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration series is a special edition of the gorgeous LC 500 coupe. Lexus is only making 100 examples of the all-black special edition. It has a rear spoiler inspired by a race plane's wing. No pricing was announced at this time, but it will likely cost more than the regular $93,000 Lexus LC 500. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Lexus LC 500 is undeniably cool. Our review of it can tell you that much. And ...
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