On March 6, Elon Musk tweeted about adding a “Download Beta” on-screen button to Tesla cars’ touchscreens “in 10 days.” While the button is stuck in limbo on the flow of EMT (Elon’s Master Time), the Tesla CEO also disclosed that the next big software release for the automaker’s vehicles will be in April, so
China consistently produces some of the most weirdest vehicles on the market and the ORA Good Cat, unveiled last year by Great Wall Motors, is among them. Great Wall’s ORA brand exclusively builds electric vehicles and the oddly-named Good Cat is a hatchback with some European design influences, mimicking certain elements of design from vehicles
Volvo Cars has promoted its head of Europe, Bjorn Annwall, to chief financial officer. Annwall, 45, who joined the automaker’s executive management team in 2015, will succeed Carla De Geyseleer effective April 19. De Geyseleer, who has served as CFO since 2019, will step down for personal reasons, the automaker said. Annwall has been Volvo’s
Auto retail giant AutoNation Inc. is now the exclusive and official automotive partner of Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami CF, complete with naming rights to its 18,000-seat stadium, which has been renamed after AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative to support cancer research and treatment. AutoNation, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said Friday that its deal with Inter
Ford may have just launched an electric Mustang crossover but old-school muscle car fans have their own Mustang model to look forward to in 2021, and it’s wearing the Mach 1 badge. The car is a fantastic mash-up of GT350 and Bullitt parts, and we’ve got a full review up. 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB35 Another
If you thought Mopar’s 7.0-liter supercharged V8 Hellephant was the most insane powertrain available for wild engine swaps, think again: in Sweden, there’s a guy fitting a 27-liter V12 into a classic Ford Crown Victoria. Now that is an engine swap. Dubbed the Meteor Interceptor by its creator, Daniel Werner, this Crown Victoria has the
Motorcycle riders have their own unique risk-management calculations. And while everyone loves a good deal, I’m not sure how many riders will be signing up to go canyon carving on what might just be the cheapest electric motorcycle in the world. Each week I dive deep into the abyss of Alibaba, the internet’s kitchen junk
Waymo duo will double down on AV expansion Dmitri Dolgov believed from the beginning. A member of the Stanford University team that finished second in the DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007, he was captivated by the early promise of self-driving technology. Soon after the race, he became an original member of Google’s self-driving car project.
We’ve been told that our cars must change, that they pollute and maim … and this can no longer be; Congress and DOT have decreed it. Some believe that this is only a phase we’re going through, that it, like all things, must pass. In our hearts, though, we know that it’s true and it
The Fully Charged Show takes the new Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S on a range test. This model has the larger 77-kWh (usable) battery pack, similar to the Tesla Model 3 Long Range (estimated at 70 kWh usable). For our American readers, keep in mind that VW decided not to sell the ID.3 in the US.
WASHINGTON — General Motors will cancel some truck production shifts this weekend at two U.S. auto plants because of the ongoing semiconductor shortage, the company said on Friday. The largest U.S. automaker is canceling scheduled overtime production for Saturday at its Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana and canceling a Friday night shift as well as
Ford CEO Jim Farley was a champion of the idea of creating sub-brands around iconic Blue Oval nameplates, starting with Mustang and Bronco. With those models’ early success seeing their names spread beyond their core original Mustang and Bronco models, Farley thinks there is room to expand the concept to more nameplates. “We have so
Most would agree that Honda absolutely nailed the design of the all-electric e, but according to Chris Harris, there are some things that the Japanese carmaker didn’t do so well when creating the electric hatchback. During Top Gear’s 29th season, Harris had the opportunity to test the Honda e and the full review has since
MADRID — The Spanish government approved a plan to spend up to 800 million euros ($950 million) until 2023 to encourage electric car sales. Private buyers would be entitled to subsidies of up to 7,000 euros per car, while authorities in small towns and companies buying fleets to use as taxis could get more. Buyers
DETROIT — GMC plans to limit, and in many cases eliminate, floorplan costs for the electric 2022 Hummer pickup and 2024 Hummer SUV long term to help protect dealer profits and simplify the sales process, the brand told dealers Friday. “We’re going to take the risk on that now,” Duncan Aldred, vice president of global
We drove the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1, the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV broke cover, and there’s now a Kia Stinger convertible. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. We had our first seat time in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 on the track at Willow Springs Raceway and the
There’s been a recent string of catalytic converter thefts this past year, and the issue continues to happen as we speak. The vital component of a car’s emissions system contains precious metals that are quite valuable, making them a popular target for thieves. So valuable, it seems, that in this case, a car thief actually
By Joey Klender Posted on April 9, 2021 Ford is reportedly dealing with some software issues that are affecting the charging capability of the 12-volt battery in the Mustang Mach-E. According to some owners, the issues are becoming more evident, causing them not to start when the battery problems present themselves. The problem is affecting
Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are spending millions of dollars to provide drivers with access to COVID-19 vaccines and offering tens of millions of free or discounted rides to vaccination sites for people in communities that lack access to transportation and healthcare services. The effort is both public-spirited, and self-interested. Ride-hailing demand is ramping
Porsche 718 Cayman Full Overview Perked up yet, Porsche purists? It’s another game of PDK versus manual, with the former now offered in the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder for the first time. Pick one, pick both—you’re a winner either way. But how much of a winner are you? Let’s run down
Adding to its portfolio, the energy provider Octopus has launched a new leasing service – Electric Dreams – offering 100% electric car salary sacrifice schemes, to save employees thousands as they switch to clean green driving. Similar to the popular cycle-to-work scheme, employers can give their staff a highly valuable benefit that is also good
The Center for Automotive Research plans to go forward with the annual Management Briefing Seminars as a hybrid event in early August, forgoing the virtual format it used last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based nonprofit research group has seminars scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. As always,
Nitrous doesn’t destroy engines. People destroy engines! On Engine Masters, watch as we show you how you can put nitrous into stock engine and get serious power added without killing the engine. #EngineMasters #MotorTrend #Nitrous Get a fast, simple and free car quote ➡️ https://quotes.motortrend.com/ MotorTrend is the ultimate streaming destination for gearheads coupled with the latest automotive
Hate it or love it, the controversial Tesla Cybertruck will begin production later this year, and Tesla is currently taking reservations that require a $100 down payment. (That is, Tesla’s says the Cybertruck is coming—but maybe don’t hold it to 2021—what with the company’s history of missing big new model introduction timelines.) Either way, the Cybertruck
Launched in 2017, the Lexus LC500 has proven to be a very capable grand tourer. So why don’t we pay more attention to it? That’s the question posed by one reviewer who recently set out to remind us what such a great car it is. The current LC500 made its first appearance at the 2016
Panasonic is betting that close to a century of experience making car batteries has prepared it to manufacture a difficult-to-produce next-generation battery championed by Tesla as the key to unlocking cheaper and more ubiquitous electric vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk first unveiled the 4680 battery at Tesla’s Battery Day in September as a “massive breakthrough”
The first production models of two high-profile trucks that join the market this year raised more than $3.5 million for charity. The 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition VIN 001, a Lightning Blue two-door version of the revived off-road SUV, garnered $1.1 million during a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. The first 2022 GMC Hummer EV
Racing champion Hurley Haywood reflects on his half-century career in some of the world’s greatest Porsches in the latest installment of the Brumos Collection’s “Inside the 59” video series. “Conversations with Hurley Haywood,” which has been posted on Brumos’ social channels, commemorates the 50th anniversary of his first championship, the 1971 IMSA title he earned
Is it just me or do rich people have too much time on their hands? I think this video of YouTuber Street Speed 717 jumping a Lamborghini Urus over a Lamborghini Aventador is pretty good evidence. Not that there really needs to be, but there isn’t a bigger reason for this video other than Mike,
NTSB: We’re still waiting for tech that can prevent car crashes A quarter-century has passed since the National Transportation Safety Board first recommended that collision-avoidance technology be required on all vehicles. The federal agency hasn’t given up hope that someday becomes a reality. NTSB members unveiled their annual “Most Wanted” list of transportation-related safety improvements
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