Luxury

 
EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

As numerous political probes over the years have famously shown, once investigators dig into the circumstances around an alleged crime, anything can happen. The September 2015 announcement by the EPA that VW Group engineers had admitted to deliberate cheating on U.S. emission tests of the company's... read more

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2017 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga SUV to be luxury brand's first plug-in hybrid

Unlike rival Rolls-Royce, which may go directly to an all-electric model in future, Bentley has set its sights on plug-in hybrids first—and the Bentayga luxury SUV will... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8

2019 Audi A8 to offer plug-in hybrid version; 48-volt mild hybrid on all models

Audi may have taken an evolutionary approach to the design of the newest, largest luxury sedan, but it is positioning the car as a technical force to be reckoned with. The... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 teaser image with Model S and Model X, March 2016

Update: Have Tesla Model S, Model X electric-car sales plateaued?

Often there seems to be no middle ground in discussing electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The challenge of reading large volumes of Tesla coverage is that it tends to be either... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S, in July 2017   [photo: David Noland]

Life with Tesla Model S: the challenges of selling her at last

It was time to let her go. She is my 2013 Tesla Model S, serial number 003662, in dark green, now with 76,000 memorable miles. The best car I’ve ever owned, by far. She... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91 Pikes Peak Hill Climb run

Faraday Future FF91: electric luxury sedan sets Pikes Peak record storming up mountain (video)

Faraday Future has seen its share of setbacks following January's reveal of its FF 91 electric luxury car, but it walked away with a victory at the Pikes Peak International... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

2017 Tesla Model 3 in pilot production: Musk tweets photos of first car (updated with video)

The 2017 Tesla Model 3 has apparently entered pilot production, following a pair of photos tweeted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The caption on the first of the two photos, this... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Q2 2017 deliveries fall slightly due to 100-kwh battery shortage (updated)

Tesla delivered slightly more than 22,000 electric cars during the second quarter of the year, split between roughly 12,000 Model S hatchback sedans and about 10,000 Model X... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S after IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test, late 2016   [frame from IIHS video]

Tesla slams IIHS after 'Acceptable' Model S test, older NHTSA ratings cited in response

The influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new round of crash-safety test results, and one of the cars tested was the Tesla Model S electric luxury... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

Tesla Model 3 production to start Friday, deliveries July 28

As he had promised he would late one evening last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has tweeted out some updates on the upcoming Model 3. He expects first production Model 3... read more July 3, 2017 by


 
Aston Martin RapidE concept

Aston Martin RapidE electric luxury sedan delayed to 2019 as Williams replaces Le Eco

Among electric-car owners and advocates, tiny British sports-car maker Aston Martin has become a company to watch. That's largely due to its CEO for the last few years, Andy... read more July 2, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

IIHS says Tesla electric cars have higher miles, more costly repairs

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute has once again confirmed the Tesla Model S electric car is an outlier. While the Model S gets... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2019 BMW 3-Series, portion of spy shot from Motor Authority  [Image via S. Balfauf/SB-Medien]

Fall debut for electric BMW 3-Series to fight Tesla Model 3: report

In August 2016, when the first U.S. ads for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sport sedan hit the airwaves, they carried an interesting promise. "You will wait, and wait, and wait... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla Hardware 2: so what functions work in Autopilot and what don't?

The expanded collection of sensors known as Hardware 2 continues to bring new and revamped features to the Tesla Model S and Model X electric cars. But how do the latest... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW X3

Electric BMW X3e to come in 2020, but BMW i5 defunct: what happened, and why?

Over the last two years, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have released several all-electric concept cars that are thinly disguised production models to arrive in 2018 and beyond. But... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all current owners (updated)

Tesla has bestowed upon its current owners a sought-after perk previously reserved for early adopters: free Supercharging. Last year, Tesla announced it would begin charging... read more June 25, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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