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WASHINGTON — The fatal Dec. 29 crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle in Southern California will be investigated by the U.S. government’s auto safety regulator, the agency said on Tuesday. NHTSA said earlier this month it had opened an investigation into a 12th Tesla crash that may be tied to the vehicle’s advanced Autopilot driver
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Genesis lifted the veil on its first crossover, showing a production version of the GV80 with many of the premium brand’s new design features, including high-tech quad lamps and an imposing Creste grille. The long-awaited crossover also features the brand’s so-called Parabolic character line accentuating the sides and wheel arch treatment for “athletic elegance.” The
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Dacia is a huge success in Europe for parent Renault Group because it delivers on its “value-for-money” philosophy. However, the cost of achieving emissions compliance, especially with electrified powertrains, could pose a threat to the low-cost brand’s profits and sales. Philippe Buros, a veteran of Dacia in Romania who is the chairman of Renault’s Europe
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Syd Mead, car designer turned artist known for looking far into the future, and the visionary behind such movies as “Blade Runner,” “Aliens” and “Tron,” died December 30. He was 86. Mead was a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for two years in Ford’s advanced design studio.
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Dealerships big and small increasingly have shifted their focus toward used vehicles — a side of the market that traditionally provides dealers more control and creative opportunities than the new-vehicle business. And the shift en masse toward used vehicles also comes down to money. According to J.D. Power, dealers made an average gross profit of
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Tesla executives have confirmed that Gigafactory 3 has already achieved its goal of producing “more than 1,000” Model 3 vehicles per week. Over the last few weeks, we have observed Tesla steadily producing and shipping made-in-China Model 3 vehicles out of Gigafactory 3 while it was awaiting sale approval for the new vehicle. Yesterday, they officially
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Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. and courier services provider Postmates Inc. asked a U.S. court to block a California labor law set to go into effect on Wednesday, arguing the bill violates the U.S. Constitution. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court on Monday, the companies and two app-based drivers said the law,
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles finally found a partner, though not before Sergio Marchionne’s untimely death. And not before backing out of one engagement and finding a different partner instead. Still not enough drama for you? General Motors provided a major plot twist, claiming Marchionne was the puppetmaster in a decadelong bribery scheme to buy off UAW
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Purchase the official action-packed UA 2014 DVD at: https://www.offroadpowerproducts.com/c-3194-petersens-4-wheel-off-road-magazine-ultimate-adventure.aspx The Ultimate Adventure technically starts with check-in and tech inspection, but in reality the trip starts for all a few days earlier as vehicle preparation drags on through late nights and into planned departure times. The true adventure begins when tires hit asphalt spinning. Once the
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Tesla has delivered its first cars made in China, marking a major milestone for the electric vehicle maker. Fifteen Model 3 sedans were handed over at the company’s so-called “Gigafactory” near Shanghai. It comes as Elon Musk’s company aims to secure a significant slice of the world’s biggest car market. Tesla’s move into the country
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Hundreds of miles into an epic hike across the French Pyrenees and into northern Spain, Steve Banfield knew the time when he could unburden himself would arrive in a matter of days. Banfield carried a stone from his Seattle-area home with him on the Camino de Santiago trail this spring, and he intended to leave
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Workers install a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had to keep his Cybertruck reveal going after two windows shattered during a demonstration that was intended to prove the electric pickup’s durability. Strikers picket GM plants in Bowling Green, Ky.,
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From longtime Michigan Congressman John Dingell and no-nonsense investor Ross Perot, to iconic automotive executives Lee Iacocca and Ferdinand Piech, here are some notable 2019 deaths of industry influencers. John Dingell Congressman Dingell’s 59-year service as the U.S. representative from Southeast Michigan was historic. But it was his 16 years as chairman of the House
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Turkey unveiled prototypes for its domestic electric car project on Friday, as the government announced sweeping incentives to back President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambition to create a Turkish-made vehicle. Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group, or TOGG, which comprises five companies and a business umbrella organization, will establish a factory in the manufacturing hub of Bursa,
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