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Elon Musk unveils a 125 mph electric sled to fast-track cars through tunnels – CBS News

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Whether it’s slick marketing or the way we’ll all be traveling in the future, the idea for Elon Musk’s new, 125-mile-per-hour electric sled appeared to take hold last year when Musk lost patience with car traffic.  “Traffic is driving me nuts,” he tweeted in December, 2016. “Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging…” With that, the so-called Boring Company was born, another addition to Musk’s ever-growing…

2018 BMW 2 Series: New peepers and other subtle adjustments – CNET

Friday, May 12, 2017

Some mid-cycle facelifts are easy to spot, while others require a serious eye for detail. If you’re not a Bimmerphile, the 2018 BMW 2 Series likely falls into the latter category. In terms of aesthetic updates, the main feature is a new set of peepers. Now, the 2 Series gains bi-LED headlights as standard equipment across the entire range, although an adaptive LED setup remains optional. The new headlights feature…

BMW Is Definitely Worth Considering – Seeking Alpha

Thursday, May 11, 2017

BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY) recently reported its Q1 2017 results, posting a first quarter all-time high for automobile sales with 587,237 vehicles sold and a massive 26.9% increase in pre-tax profit to €3.005 billion. Vehicle registrations in Europe were very strong; up 8.1%, but the US market fell 1.5%, and we learnt in April’s sales report that sales were 9.3% down on the same period last year. “Tight supply of key models…

Here’s Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Aston Martin’s Obsession With Design – Maxim

Thursday, May 11, 2017

An Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe poses in front of its maker’s gorgeous modern headquarters in Gaydon, England. (All Images Courtesy of Aston Martin) Aston Martin is nothing if not ambitious. To put it bluntly: “We aspire to make the most beautiful cars in the world,” says the automaker’s CEO, Andy Palmer. “That’s what differentiates us. That’s what makes us special.” While beauty has been a common thread through Aston Martin’s…

Toyota to use Nvidia chips for autonomous cars – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Nvidia, the hot graphics chip company that’s moving quickly into new markets, said Toyota would be using its chips and software in the carmaker’s autonomous vehicles. Tesla already uses Nvidia chips to process the artificial intelligence software that guides its Autopilot technology. Toyota joins Audi, Mercedes, Volvo and other major auto industry players using Nvidia chips for research and production vehicles. “Now we’ve got the biggest [auto company] in Japan…

Alfa-Romeo Announces Aggressive Pricing For Its Stunning Stelvio SUV – Forbes

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Arguably Alfa Romeo’s biggest new-model launch thus far in its return to the U.S. market is the midsize Stelvio crossover, which debuts later this year in the sweet spot of the luxury/sport SUV market. The quick and nimble Guilia sedan upon which its based turned heads when it landed on U.S. shores for 2017, but the Stelvio, by virtue of it being in the hottest segment in…

Electric Cars Won’t Have a Financial Edge on Gas Ones Until 2025, Says Leading Supplier – The Drive

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

After years of taking a wait-and-see approach, mainstream automakers are finally getting serious about electric cars. General Motors has launched the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Volkswagen plans to sell 1 million electric cars per year by 2025, and Ford is planning a 300-mile electric SUV. The industry-wide electric-car push is motivated by sensible considerations, like tightening global emissions standards. But automakers shouldn’t expect to make money off electric cars—at least initially,…

Toyota CEO: Don’t call our cars ‘boring’ anymore – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda speaks to the press on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.(Photo: Toyota) Sensible, dependable, long-lasting. That’s how many new-vehicle buyers would describe Toyota. But boring? That hits a little too close to home for CEO Akio Toyoda. “Until now, there were times when Toyota’s cars were called ‘boring’ or were said to be lacking in character,” Toyoda told reporters Wednesday. “But I now feel that, in terms of…

This is the best car Audi has ever made – Business Insider

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Hollis Johnson In the 1980s, the Audi Quattro revolutionized rally racing. In the 1990s, the TT became an instant style icon. In the 2000s, the striking R8 supercar became Iron Man’s ride of choice. More recently, the German brand has turned out one industry-leading model after another in the form of stalwarts such as the Q5, the Q7, and the RS7, all of which are brilliant vehicles. Last fall, Audi…

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are about to get really real – CNET

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Hyundai OK, I’ll be honest, some of the most exciting tech of 2017 doesn’t sound all that exciting on the surface. But bear with me, because it’s going to be big. Ready? Smartphone integration in cars — specifically Android Auto and Apple CarPlay — is finally past the tipping point of revolutionizing our in-car experience. That means that instead of squinting at your phone and tapping when you should have…

The is the best car Audi has ever made – Business Insider

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Hollis Johnson In the 1980s, the Audi Quattro revolutionized rally racing. In the 1990s, the TT became an instant style icon. In the 2000s, the striking R8 supercar became Iron Man’s ride of choice. More recently, the German brand has turned out one industry-leading model after another in the form of stalwarts such as the Q5, the Q7, and the RS7, all of which are brilliant vehicles. Last fall, Audi…

Ford executive calls for fewer cars in cities – Financial Times – Financial Times

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Ford executive calls for fewer cars in cities

BMW Hasn’t Built a New 6-Series Coupe Since February 2017 – The Drive

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

You know those people at the office who you were introduced to on your first day and have never really talked to since? You know of their existence and might even exchange nods when you’re both in the break room. But really, if they disappeared off the face of the earth tomorrow, you honestly might never even notice. Looks like the BMW 6-Series Coupe was just one of those people….

RPT–India’s green car plan prioritises electric vehicles over hybrids – Reuters

Monday, May 08, 2017

(Repeats item first published on Sunday with no changes to text) * India think-tank draft report suggests shift in green car policy * Report aimed at electrifying all vehicles in India by 2032 * Report likely to influence new mobility policy – sources * Prioritise battery production, charging infrastructure – report * Electric vehicle push could disrupt auto sector – govt source By Aditi Shah NEW DELHI, May 8 India’s…

RPT–India’s green car plan prioritises electric vehicles over hybrids – Reuters

Monday, May 08, 2017

(Repeats item first published on Sunday with no changes to text) * India think-tank draft report suggests shift in green car policy * Report aimed at electrifying all vehicles in India by 2032 * Report likely to influence new mobility policy – sources * Prioritise battery production, charging infrastructure – report * Electric vehicle push could disrupt auto sector – govt source By Aditi Shah NEW DELHI, May 8 India’s…

Cloned cars sold in Greater Manchester eBay scam – BBC News

Monday, May 08, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stolen cars including a top-of-the-range Mercedes have been sold in the scam Criminals are using eBay to sell stolen and cloned cars, a BBC investigation has revealed. The vehicles were being sold in Greater Manchester via at least three accounts after having their details switched with legitimate cars. Among the victims was a retired police officer who lost £17,000 buying a Mercedes from a…

RPT–India’s green car plan prioritises electric vehicles over hybrids – Reuters

Monday, May 08, 2017

(Repeats item first published on Sunday with no changes to text) * India think-tank draft report suggests shift in green car policy * Report aimed at electrifying all vehicles in India by 2032 * Report likely to influence new mobility policy – sources * Prioritise battery production, charging infrastructure – report * Electric vehicle push could disrupt auto sector – govt source By Aditi Shah NEW DELHI, May 8 India’s…