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Tesla Model YThe 2020 Tesla Model Y that debuted Thursday night is the electric-car builder's most mainstream model yet. With up to three rows of seats, room for seven passengers, and 66 cubic feet of cargo space, the $41,200 2020 Model Y is more in line with crossover SUVs popular with consumers than the less costly Model 3 sedan. The Tesla Model Y looks like...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 1:15 pm
Audi factory tug uses recycled e-tron batteriesFactory tugs in Audi's Ingolstadt factory now sport the latest in second-hand lithium-ion batteries. With automakers on the hook in jurisdictions around the world to take back and properly reuse or recycle all the batteries they install in electric cars, various automakers are experimenting with different ways to reuse the depleted batteries that...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 1:00 pm
Teaser for 2020 Karma Revero debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto showKarma on Thursday released the first image of its updated Revero extended-range electric sedan ahead of the world debut at April's Auto Shanghai 2019. The teaser image doesn't reveal much apart from a new design for the headlights. Our own spy shots of prototypes suggest the updated Revero will also benefit from tweaks to the fascias at both ends...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 1:00 pm
Mercedes-AMG GT concept, 2017 Geneva auto showEvery single Mercedes-AMG vehicle will receive a plug-in hybrid version in the near future, marking a major shift in the brand's strategy. The information was confirmed by Frank Overmeyer, Mercedes’ head of external affairs for emissions, in an interview with Autocar published Thursday. He added that we won't see any mild hybrids from AMG...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 12:00 pm
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introducing Model YTesla CEO Elon Musk prefaced his introduction of the company’s more affordable upcoming electric SUV, the Model Y, Thursday night, by noting how hard achieving at-scale mass production of Model X has been—and what a difficult year 2018 had been for him and Tesla. “It was pretty tight; it was a hard one,” said Musk...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 12:00 pm
2019 Audi Q2 L e-tron spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienAudi is out testing an electric version of the Q2 compact crossover sold overseas. To be badged a Q2 L e-tron, the electric crossover is based on the Q2's long-wheelbase body style sold exclusively in China and will be launched on the market there later in 2019. We know this is the electric version of the Q2 because of the missing exhaust tips and...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 11:00 am
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019 Porsche and Lexus owners are the most satisfied with their dealership experience, J.D. Power said Thursday. Its latest studied looked at how satisfied vehicle owners and lessees said they were with a dealership's service center. In the luxury segment, Porsche and Lexus were at the top and Cadillac was a close runner up in third place. Out of 1,000...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 10:05 am
2019 Ford RangerMaybe you have a small business and need a truck to haul tools? Maybe you spend a lot of time outdoors and need a truck to haul gear? Maybe you like the freedom of an open bed or a tall ride height? Maybe we ask too many questions. Mid-size trucks like the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Toyota Tacoma are more popular now than escape rooms—your...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 10:00 am
2018 Chrysler Pacifica HybridThe 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid minivans have been recalled over a faulty suspension part that may increase the risk of a crash if it fails. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles filed the recall documents with the NHTSA on Feb. 28, which the agency published Thursday, stating 47,771 Pacifica vans may have a bad right front lower control arm...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 10:00 am
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in Grabber LimeSunday is St. Patrick’s Day, a day when bringing out your best green attire is entirely welcome, and to join in on the fun Ford has revealed the new Grabber Lime exterior color for the 2020 Mustang range. Naturally, the automaker chose to show off the bright green hue on the Mustang Shelby GT500, which is a new addition for 2020. Grabber...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 10:00 am
Tesla Model YTesla intends to keep the juice flowing with the addition of the Model Y, a small crossover SUV releated to the Model 3 and capable of fitting three rows of seats. The electric automaker's CEO, Elon Musk, took to the stage Thursday in Los Angeles to reveal the Model Y, first deliveries of which are due in the fall of 2020. The lineup kicks off...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 7:00 am
Tesla Model YTesla’s Thursday night reveal event for the 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover SUV, just as previous events from the automaker, was raucous and packed with enthusiastic fans, including many who appeared to relish everything uttered by CEO Elon Musk. What made this event a bit of a departure—and perhaps a sign of the times—was...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 6:40 am
Faraday Future FF91 prototypeFaraday Future only a few short years ago planned to spend $1 billion to build a sprawling high-tech facility north of Las Vegas to churn out its electric cars. However a cash crunch in late 2016 meant the Chinese-backed, Californian EV startup had to scale back its plans, including abandoning the construction of the North Las Vegas plant in favor...
Posted: March 14, 2019, 10:00 pm
Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019James Bond, Agent 007, has been behind the wheel of his fair share of luxurious and cool cars. For his next mission, things may be a lot greener. According to a report from The Sun on Tuesday, Bond is set to slide behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Rapide E, the company's first battery-electric car. The brand first showed the Rapide E as a...
Posted: March 14, 2019, 9:31 pm
2020 Audi RS 7 test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienAudi Sport fans have a lot to look forward to this year as the brand announced on Thursday at its annual General Meeting that it has 13 performance cars in the pipeline for 2019. "The brand is sharpening its sporty image with nine new S models as well as four especially powerful R and RS models," the company stated in a press release. At least one...
Posted: March 14, 2019, 8:48 pm