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Porsche kills off its diesels, because customers no longer want them

Porsche kills off its diesels, because customers no longer want them

Of the three brands caught up in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal in the U.S., Porsche was by far the least affected. It had sold only one diesel model, a version of its Cayenne performance SUV fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel developed by its VW Group sibling Audi. Regulators approved... read more

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Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Self-driving Tesla to make LA to NYC trip this year, Musk says, without lidar

In June 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would drive a Tesla Model S electric car across the U.S. to show off the company's new Supercharger fast-charging network... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D on cross-country trip from New York to California  [photo: David Noland]

Life with Tesla Model S: coast to coast in a new 100D (and how it differed from my old 85)

One of the reasons I traded in my 2013 Tesla Model S 85 last summer for a new Model S 100D was to get extra range. The newer car’s 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives it an... read more February 13, 2018 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

Sometimes it's the task of the Tesla communications department to explain, or provide context, or simply clean up the confusion after CEO Elon Musk says or tweets something... read more February 12, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 variants delayed; will some buyers lose $7,500 tax credit?

"Overall, I think, while there were challenges associated with Model 3 ramp, we were in a deeper level of hell than we expected, so a few levels deeper than we'd like to be... read more February 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid three-row SUV priced from $51,600

Lexus invented the idea of a luxury hybrid utility vehicle in a version of its RX crossover well over a decade ago, but sales haven't been strong of late. Cheap gasoline... read more February 8, 2018 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback to spawn CLA sedan, EQA electric car

The Mercedes-Benz CLA compact sedan made a big splash when it first arrived as a 2014 model, complete with a much-discussed Super Bowl ad spot the previous year. The small... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace prototype

2019 Jaguar I-Pace to debut before Geneva; cold-weather testing video released

Jaguar Land Rover was a relatively late arrival to the luxury electric-car game, revealing its plans in the form of a concept car only at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. But... read more January 31, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche Mission E electric sedan buyers want, expect fast "Turbo Charging"

Possibly no German carmaker was more shocked by the emergence of the Tesla Model S in 2012 than Porsche. Each of Porsche's models was a top performer in its segment for... read more January 29, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

NHTSA to investigate Tesla Model S on Autopilot that hit parked fire truck on freeway

Investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are scheduled to examine the crash of a Tesla Model S that hit a fire truck parked on a California... read more January 26, 2018 by


 
2018 Jaguar XJR575

2020 Jaguar XJ luxury sedan to be reborn as all-electric Tesla Model S competitor

Almost since the two legendary British brands were brought together in 1998, Jaguar has played second fiddle to its sibling Land Rover. The maker of traditional, sporty... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla met promises in first 10-year Master Plan; Musk to stay 10 more years

At this point, a majority of the global auto industry agrees that Tesla and its electric cars have had a remarkable impact in less than 10 years. Founded 15 years ago by two... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
2017 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid SUV to debut in March at Geneva auto show

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 January 21, 2018 by


 
Rhode Island license plate. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Tesla wins another, licensed to sell electric cars in Rhode Island

Tesla can now add another notch to its sales board. Rhode Island will allow the direct sale of Teslas and has issued a state dealer license to the company to open a dealer in... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV deliveries start in Europe this fall

The first member of Audi's forthcoming wave of electric cars is expected to start landing in European driveways this fall, possibly neck and neck with the Jaguar I-Pace. The... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can. While Tesla has been... read more January 11, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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