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Electric vehicles: from STEM to sustainability – Islands’ Sounder

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The following was submitted by the San Juan Islands Conservation District. The first ever Electric Car Show in the San Juan Islands will be held on Saturday, April 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Courthouse Parking Lot next to the Community Theatre in Friday Harbor. If you are an EV owner, bring your car to show off and swap stories with other EV owners. If…

Portland wants to open its streets to self-driving cars – The Seattle Times

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer. But there’s one thing in relative short supply: cities willing to have test cars on their streets. Portland is trying to change that and be what it says would be the first to issue permits for driverless vehicles, with the goal of getting them on its…

Electric vehicles: from STEM to sustainability – Islands’ Sounder

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The following was submitted by the San Juan Islands Conservation District. The first ever Electric Car Show in the San Juan Islands will be held on Saturday, April 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Courthouse Parking Lot next to the Community Theatre in Friday Harbor. If you are an EV owner, bring your car to show off and swap stories with other EV owners. If…

At Shanghai Auto Show, brands balance green push and SUV demand – CNBC

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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The BMW M4 CS Is a Limited-Run M4 With a Power Bump – The Drive

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BMW has a new mid-range model for its M4 lineup that brings a slight horsepower increase. The BMW M4 CS, announced in a press release Wednesday, is a new special edition model of BMW’s popular mid-range M sports coupe. Joining the M4 lineup right below the M4 GTS, the car gets a 10-horsepower power bump from the 450-horsepower Competition Pack model.  With this new slight increase in power, BMW claims…

Audi’s latest concept is a new all-electric Tesla Model X competitor – TechCrunch

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Audi’s newest electric vehicle is a crossover SUV with a 4.5-second 0-60mph time, and an impressive range of around 300 miles when its 95kWh battery is topped up. The Audi e-tron Sportback is set for production starting in 2019, and it’s part of Audi’s larger strategy to bring at least three fully electric cars to market by 2020, and to have a quarter of its overall lineup equipped with EV batteries…

“An issue people need to be aware of:” Thieves target luxury cars for spare keys hidden in glove box – fox6now.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Thieves in Milwaukee may be targeting Audi vehicles, a luxury automobile brand, but not in the way you might think. It’s what could be in the glove compartment that criminals are after. The excitement over buying a new car ends pretty quick when somebody busts out your window not once, or twice, but three times in 10 days! “The weekend before Easter. It happened again Easter weekend,” said…

Audi’s latest concept is a new all-electric Tesla Model X competitor – TechCrunch

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Audi’s newest electric vehicle is a crossover SUV with a 4.5-second 0-60mph time, and an impressive range of around 300 miles when its 95kWh battery is topped up. The Audi e-tron Sportback is set for production starting in 2019, and it’s part of Audi’s larger strategy to bring at least three fully electric cars to market by 2020, and to have a quarter of its overall lineup equipped with EV batteries…

Driverless cars could either be ‘scary’ or great for the environment – PRI

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Of all the questions swirling around the rise of self-driving cars, from how safe they’ll be to how we regulate them, one essential question is often overlooked. Listen to the Story. PRI.org What will self-driving cars mean for the environment? Backers of the technology argue that autonomous vehicles will drive more efficiently than humans do — no more slamming on breaks or gunning it at yellow lights — so they’ll…

Criminal investigation into Bentley administration continues, despite plea deal – whnt.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – “I can tell you that we’re still working,” says the Special Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Bentley corruption investigation. The Attorney General’s Office took on a criminal investigation of Governor Robert Bentley’s administration. AG Steve Marshall put the investigation under the guidance of Ellen Brooks, the former Montgomery County District Attorney. Brooks confirms that Bentley’s departure from office did not stop that effort. She tells WHNT…

Audi’s latest concept is a new all-electric Tesla Model X competitor – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Audi’s newest electric vehicle is a crossover SUV with a 4.5-second 0-60mph time, and an impressive range of around 300 miles when its 95kWh battery is topped up. The Audi e-tron Sportback is set for production starting in 2019, and it’s part of Audi’s larger strategy to bring at least three fully electric cars to market by 2020, and to have a quarter of its overall lineup equipped with EV batteries…

VW Plots Tesla Attack With Four Affordable Electric Vehicles – Bloomberg

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Volkswagen AG is gearing up to take on Tesla Inc. with its namesake brand planning to roll out four affordable electric vehicles in the coming years and the Audi unit debuting an upscale battery-powered crossover it aims to introduce in 2019. To make its electric vehicles more viable, the German company has made “huge progress” in reducing production costs, Christian Senger, head of the VW marque’s electric-car project, told reporters Tuesday…

Resistance to Resignation: How Governor Robert Bentley changed his mind and copped a plea – whnt.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. —  One week ago, Alabama’s governor made a decision that rumbled through the capitol. He would quit — sign a plea deal and walk away. Governor Robert Bentley told the room of staffers, cabinet members and reporters, “It is time for me to step down as Alabama’s governor.” The final announcement came after a long list of very public embarrassments for the governor, who had his relationship with the…

Audi teases new E-tron Sportback concept for Shanghai – CNET

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This year’s Shanghai Motor Show is proving to be thick with excitement, and it’s washing beyond the borders of the Middle Kingdom. Audi is the latest automaker to announce a world debut in Shanghai this week, and based on the teaser images and video, it appears to be another electric vehicle akin to 2015’s E-tron Quattro concept. The E-tron Sportback’s design sketches very obviously peg it as a crossover with…

Audi Greenlights Production of Q8 SUV for 2020 Model Year Release – The Drive

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The 2020 Q8 will be powered by a plug-in hybrid system, with an electric motor and 3.0-liter turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection (a.k.a. direct-injected) engine working together to put 443 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque to the road with Audi’s renown Quattro system by way of an eight speed automatic transmission. Zero to 60 is reported to take no more than 5.4 seconds, and the SUV can be continually propelled…

AAA Is Planning For A Future Where We Don’t Own Cars–Starting With A Car-Share – Fast Company

Monday, April 17, 2017

When the 115-year-old nonprofit was founded, it was during another era of disruption, as commuters moved from the horse and buggy to the car. “We now find ourselves, over a century later, at the forefront of another potential massive shift in personal mobility.” [Photo: trekandshoot/iStock] “We were the first to create road signs and form the DMV, and eventually evolved into roadside assistance and insurance as primary means of continuing…

Ex-governor Robert Bentley, Rebekah Mason’s exit from First Baptist Tuscaloosa followed scathing sermon, report shows – AL.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ousted Gov. Robert Bentley reportedly met with leaders of his church who confronted him about his alleged relationship with Rebekah Caldwell Mason.John Archibald | jarchibald@al.com  In March 2016, First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa’s senior pastor Gil McKee issued a short statement about two of his congregation’s most high-profile members – then-Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and his alleged mistress and former adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason.  “While church discipline is a church…

Are cars’ onboard navigation systems already becoming obsolete? – MarketWatch

Monday, April 17, 2017

Aiming to please the tech-savvy buyers of Chevrolet’s new Bolt electric car, General Motors Co GM, +0.70% equipped it with a 4G Wi-Fi connection and a 10-inch touch screen. But GM left out one feature that not long…

Audi A4’s virtual cockpit of the future – The Detroit News

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Audi A4 2.0T quattro is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that puts out 252 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque.(Photo: Audi / TNS) The popular A4 returns for 2017 with a dazzling development — Audi calls it the “instrument cluster of the future.” Others may consider it a milestone in the automobile’s evolution. A number of upscale car brands have introduced variations of this dynamic display, but…