Car Tech

Los Angeles Auto Show: Ford Unwraps 2018 Ford EcoSport

Ford announced the EcoSport for the U.S. market ahead of the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The EcoSport will be imported to the country from India.

Car Tech November 15, 2016

Jaguar Says Hello To Tesla With I-Pace Electric SUV Concept

Luxury carmaker Jaguar is set to throw the gauntlet to Tesla Motors with its new electric SUV dubbed the I-PACE, which will be the first all-electric car from the company. Jaguar has unveiled the production preview model of the vehicle and the car will hit the roads in 2018.

Car Tech November 15, 2016

NHTSA Requires Future Hybrid And Electric Cars To Make A Sound While Below 19 MPH: Quiet Vehicles Will Be No More

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has passed the 'quiet car' rule after years of being in the works. The regulation requires hybrid and electric cars to make a noise while running at speeds below 19 miles per hour.

Car Tech November 14, 2016

Vespa Elettrica Unveiled: The Electric Version Of The Classic Scooter

Vespa's newly unveiled electric scooter burnishes Italian craftsmanship with green technology. It could hit the streets in the latter part of 2017 with a steeper price tag than classic Vespa models.

Car Tech November 9, 2016

Tesla Acquires Automated Manufacturing Firm Grohmann To Boost Car Production

Tesla has acquired the German company Grohmann Engineering in a bid to increase its production. Both companies have been working together for more than a year and have mutually decided to take the relationship to the next level.

Car Tech November 9, 2016

Tesla Supercharging No Longer Free For New Owners By 2017: Program Update Brings Limitations, But It Makes Sense

Tesla has just announced Supercharger limitations for new vehicle owners by next year. Customers who buy a Tesla after Jan. 1, 2017 will get some credits for free Supercharging, but anything past that will cost extra.

Car Tech November 7, 2016

Department Of Transportation To Create 48 EV Charger Corridors In US Highways: Buh-bye Range Anxiety?

The U.S. Department of Transportation will create 48 charging corridors for electric vehicles. The charging corridors will cover 25,000 miles across 35 states in the country.

Car Tech November 8, 2016

Chevrolet Bolt EV Goes Into Production: 238-Mile Range, Price After Federal Tax Credit And Everything You Need To Know

GM announced that it is on track to deliver the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt before the year ends. The company said that production is underway and the first batch of the electric vehicles will first head to California and Oregon.

Car Tech November 6, 2016

Audi Vehicles Found Cheating In Carbon Dioxide Emissions Test, Says US Regulator

The U.S. California Air Resources Board (CARB) reportedly found another emissions cheating device in a number of Audi vehicles. The defeat device was used up until May 2016, eight months after the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal.

Car Tech November 7, 2016

Toyota Land Cruiser Zooms Ahead As 'World's Fastest SUV': 2,000 Horsepower And 220 MPH Top Speed

Toyota's Land Cruiser is undeniably big in size but slow in speed, albeit it has proven it could traverse the toughest terrains with its sturdy build. Now meet the Land Speed Cruiser, with a top speed of 220 mph, introduced at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Car Tech November 2, 2016

Toyota To Finally Enter All-Electric Car Market As Engineers Have 'Tamed' Lithium-Ion Batteries

Toyota's engineers claim to have 'tamed' lithium-ion battery technology, which will allow the company to finally enter the all-electric car market. The improved batteries will first be seen in the upcoming Prius Prime.

Car Tech October 31, 2016 Pulls The Plug On Comma One After NHTSA Scrutiny: Sorry, Your Old Car Will Not Be Getting Self-Driving Features, the startup founded by former iPhone and PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz, is pulling the plug on the Comma One. The device was said to have granted self-driving capabilities to old cars.

Car Tech October 29, 2016

BMW Recalls 136,000 Vehicles Over Fuel Pump Issues

BMW has issued a recall order affecting about 136,000 vehicles in the U.S.: the cars are under risk of stalling from a fuel pump problem. The manufacturer is no stranger to this issue, albeit in other markets.

Car Tech October 28, 2016

Uber Self-Driving Truck Goes 120 Miles To Deliver 50,000 Cans Of Beer

Uber's next venture is to have its own fleet of self-driving taxis, but what about trucks? The company recently tested its self-driving truck that delivered beer from one destination to the next while the driver was in the back having a good time.

Car Tech October 26, 2016

No Ridesharing: Tesla Bans Drivers From Using Tesla Cars For Uber Or Lyft

Tesla is prohibiting Tesla drivers from using their vehicles to join ridehailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The company said this will only be allowed through its own ridesharing Tesla Network.

Car Tech October 22, 2016

All Tesla Motors Electric Vehicles Will Now Come With Hardware For Full Self-Driving: Aggressive Push Despite Autopilot Controversy

The 'unexpected' product that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said he would announce turned out to be exactly just that. Despite the controversy surrounding the company's Autopilot, all its vehicles will now come with the necessary hardware for full self-driving.

Car Tech October 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Trucks And Cars Due To Faulty Alternator

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for about 86,000 cars and trucks in North America, as a faulty short-circuit in the alternator could set the vehicles on fire.

Car Tech October 20, 2016

First Audi All-Electric Vehicle Will Carry The Name 'E-Tron'

Audi was reported to gift its upcoming all-electric vehicles with an 'e-tron' moniker. The carmaker followed the policy of its parent company Volkswagen and focused more on green cars, following the Dieselgate scandal from last year.

Car Tech October 19, 2016

Elon Musk Pushes Back Unveiling Of 'Unexpected' Tesla Motors Product To Oct. 19

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk pushed back the announcement of an "unexpected" product to Wednesday, Oct. 19. Musk tweeted that there was a need for "a few more days of refinement."

Car Tech October 17, 2016

Henrik Fisker Will Use A New Kind Of Battery To Power Electric Cars; Future Vehicles Will Be Even Cheaper Than Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt

The company that will bring Henrik Fisker back into the electric car industry will use a new kind of battery to power its vehicles. Fisker also said that there are plans to release consumer-friendly electric vehicles.

Car Tech October 17, 2016

Driving With Autopilot On Safer Than Going Without It: What The Statistics Say

Tesla has been under fire lately since the fatal car accident in autopilot mode. This incident sparked debates worldwide and caused organizations to question the autopilot mode's safety in various conditions.

Car Tech October 18, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Is Ready To Hit The Road

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan has recently been launched. The hybrid mid-sized crossover comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is complemented by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, which delivers instantaneous power.

Car Tech October 15, 2016

Germany Warns Drivers Against Using So-Called Autopilot: Tesla Motors Asked To Rename The Driver Assistance System

Germany warned Tesla Motors electric car owners in the country on the usage of the controversial Autopilot feature. Even when activated, drivers should keep their attention on the road at all times.

Car Tech October 15, 2016

Maven, GM’s Car-Sharing Service, Lands In Its 9th Market: Hello, San Francisco

Maven, General Motors’ car sharing service, announced that it will offer its service in San Francisco as well. The GM high-tech cars will be rentable via smartphone from busy areas of the Bay City.

Car Tech October 16, 2016

BMW's Motorrad Vision Next 100 Concept Is One Heck Of A Smart Motorcycle: Self-Balancing System, Digital Companion And More

The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle features cutting-edge intelligent driver assistance technology that can interact with and guide the rider, while executing awesome maneuvers such as self-balancing and resizing to achieve better aerodynamics.

Car Tech October 11, 2016

Tesla's Cheapest Model X Gets Dropped After 3 Months Since It Was Introduced: Good-Bye, 60D

Tesla has quietly yanked its Model X 60D from its lineup, unfortunate news for those planning to get the model. It's been replaced by the new Model X 75D at $85,500, which costs $11,500 more than the 60D at $74,000 before incentives.

Car Tech October 11, 2016

Beware Of Tesla Autopilot: It's A 'Considerable Traffic Hazard,' Warns German Study

A new study from Germany's Federal Highway Research Institute again raises concerns regarding the Tesla Autopilot system. The report warns that it can be a 'considerable traffic hazard,' but Tesla CEO Elon Musk disagrees.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Is The New Google Self-Driving Prototype: It's A Win-Win Move For Google And Fiat Chrysler

The addition of about 100 Chrysler plug-in hybrid minivans will double the size of Google's autonomous fleet, and could be a win-win move for both Google and Fiat Chrysler.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Road Fatalities Spiked In The First Half, NHTSA Says: Is Technology The Problem, Or Is It The Solution?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 17,775 road fatalities in the first half, a 10.4 percent increase compared with last year. Technology could be the solution to the problem, but is it also one of the culprits?

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Germany Wants Sales Of Gas And Diesel Cars To End By 2030: Will The Rest Of The EU Follow In The Push For Electric Cars?

Germany passed a resolution that calls to ban the sales of new cars with internal combustion engines by 2030. Two of the country's biggest carmakers, Volkswagen and Daimler, have already started their push into the electric car industry.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Elon Musk Teases 'Unexpected' Tesla Announcement Soon: What Could It Be?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to tease an Oct. 17 product unveiling that will be 'unexpected by many.' What could it be?

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Maserati Engineering Chief Blasts Tesla Motors, Looks To Unveil 'Very Different' Electric Car By 2019

Maserati engineering chief Roberto Fedeli believes that the luxury automaker can unveil an electric vehicle by 2019. Fedeli then went on to fire shots against Tesla Motors and its current products.

Car Tech October 8, 2016

Rinspeed's Self-Driving Car Concept Oasis Focuses On Riders' Comfort: TV, Armchair On The Go

The Rinspeed Oasis concept car will be unveiled at CES happening in January next year. It is distinguished from conventional self-driving cars by its unique family room-like interior and smart features analogous to R2-D2's skillset.

Car Tech October 9, 2016

Tesla Aims To Double The Size Of Its Fremont Factory For Model 3 Production

Tesla has submitted city planning documents for the planned expansion of its factory in Fremont, California. The expansion is a way for the electric vehicle company to accommodate its goal of shipping 500,000 cars by the end of 2018.

Car Tech October 8, 2016

Uber's Self-Driving Car Venture Not Going According To Plan: Autonomous Vehicle Drives Wrong Way Of One-Way Street

Uber's self-driving cars had a few rough encounters during its test run in Pittsburgh. A video showed a self-driving Uber vehicle turning into a one-way street and then making an intersection when the person behind the wheel recognized the mishap.

Car Tech October 8, 2016

General Motors, US Army Unveil The Monstrous Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: Massive Reinforced Body, 37-Inch Tires, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech

General Motors and the U.S. Army have unveiled the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, a modified version of the midsize Colorado. The vehicle is bigger with a reinforced frame and is powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Car Tech October 5, 2016

Henrik Fisker, Former Tesla Motors Rival, Returns To The Scene: New Luxury Electric Car Company To Launch Next Year

Famed automotive designer Henrik Fisker will be making his return to the luxury electric car scene with a new company launching next year. Fisker's previous venture in the industry fell to bankruptcy in 2013.

Car Tech October 5, 2016

Feds Probe 642,000 Ford Edge, Ford Fusion Vehicles For Multiple Issues

Federal investigators are conducting a probe of about 642,000 units of Ford Edge and Ford Fusion because of multiple issues. Ford continues to assure the public that the vehicles it is selling are safe and reliable.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Alexa In Focus: Ford Integrating Amazon Echo's Smart Virtual Assistant In Cars This Year

Ford has teamed up with Amazon to bring Alexa to select vehicles, pairing connected cars with connected homes. Three Ford models will get smarter and more connected by the year's end, tapping into the power of Amazon's intelligent virtual assistant.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Faraday Future Strikes Deal With LG Chem For Electric Car Batteries

Faraday Future reached an agreement with LG Chem to build a next-generation battery technology that could potentially have the highest density in the auto industry. The battery's density determines the range that an electric vehicle could cover.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Lexus UX Sports Goodyear 'Urban CrossOver' Concept Tires

Goodyear has unveiled its newest concept tire, the Urban CrossOver, specially manufactured for Lexus UX SUVs. The vehicles include Goodyear's sound comfort technology: the state-of-the-art tech keeps the car extremely quiet.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

2017 Toyota Prius Review Roundup: What Green Car Experts Think About The New Prius

Toyota showcased its latest Prius variant, the Prime, and the model comes with serious improvements. From the heftier electric battery to the features and revamped design, the Prime is a strong hybrid rival to Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Honda Unveils New Civic Type R At Paris Motor Show: Yes, It Will Be Coming To The US

Looking to build upon the success of the 2016 Civic, Honda unveiled the new Civic Type R at the Paris Motor Show. The vehicle will be the first Type R car of Honda coming to the United States.

Car Tech October 3, 2016

BMW Confirmed To Produce Electric X3 And Mini Vehicles

BMW confirmed reports that it will be launching an all-electric version to the urban Mini in three years' time. A battery-powered X3 SUV compact will also follow suit.

Car Tech October 3, 2016

Elon Musk Is Furious: No More Discounts On New Tesla Cars

Elon Musk was furious upon learning that discounts are being offered by the company's salespeople to buyers of pristine Tesla cars. The Tesla CEO explains the rationale behind discounts.

Car Tech October 3, 2016

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