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Lucid Motors Unveils Air EV: Luxury Electric Car Sports 1,000 Horsepower, 400-Mile Range

Lucid Air, an emerging Tesla Model S competitor, is no longer a concept car as its maker has already completed the engineering aspect on the body as well as all other areas such as the drivetrain to interior design. It is now about to begin production in Arizona for a possible 2018 launch.

Car Tech December 15, 2016

Uber's Self-Driving Cars Hit San Francisco Roads: Ride-Hailing Goes Autonomous

Uber's fleet of Volvo self-driving vehicles that are now prowling the streets of San Francisco have fewer sensors than those UberX plying the Pittsburgh area. Both are still ferrying passengers with Uber employees for monitoring.

Car Tech December 14, 2016

US Regulators Want Cars To 'Talk' To Each Other While On The Road: Will Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication Tech Help Save Lives?

The Department of Transportation has proposed to equip new cars with vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems. The technology will allow vehicles to talk to one another, which could help in reducing the number of road accidents each year.

Car Tech December 14, 2016

Nvidia Receives Approval To Test Self-Driving Tech In California, Wastes No Time In Getting Its Car On The Road

Nvidia has received approval from California's Department of Motor Vehicles to test self-driving cars. The company did not waste time after being granted permission, as an Nvidia-branded self-driving car was spotted on the road right after.

Car Tech December 11, 2016

Michigan Gives Green Light To Self-Driving Cars: Your Move, Silicon Valley

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law four bills on self-driving technology. The regulations look to re-establish the state as the center of innovations in the automotive industry, at a time when most of the focus is on Silicon Valley.

Car Tech December 10, 2016

IIHS Details Safest Cars, SUVs And Trucks For 2017: Toyota Leading The Pack

The industry-supported IIHS has already released the safest cars, SUVs, and trucks for 2017, and 82 vehicles made it to the list. Find out if your own pick is included.

Car Tech December 9, 2016

No, Ford's F-150 Pickup Truck Sales Not Delayed Due To Transmission Issues After All

Earlier reports of Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks getting delayed to iron out kinks in its 10-speed transmission turned out to be false. The models are now appearing at dealerships across the United States.

Car Tech December 8, 2016

Honda To Show Off NeuV Concept That Has Emotions At CES 2017

Honda is riding hard on 'Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem' as its theme for next year’s Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. Part of this is a concept car called 'NeuV,' an electric commuter vehicle with emotions.

Car Tech December 6, 2016

Mercedes' EQ Brand Plans To Build A New Electric Car Model Every Year

Mercedes-Benz announced an ambitious plan to produce one all-electric vehicle every year in the next eight to nine years. It also wants to build an entire ecosystem of technology and solutions based on its EV brand called EQ.

Car Tech December 5, 2016

BMW Helps Capture Car Thief By Remotely Locking Him Inside The Stolen Vehicle

The Seattle Police Department requested assistance from BMW when the owner of a BMW 550i reported that her car was missing. BMW helped by tracing the vehicle and remotely locking the car thief inside.

Car Tech December 5, 2016

Nikola One's Hydrogen-Powered Semi-Truck Boasts A Range Of 1,200 Miles In Between Refueling

The Nikola Motor Company has unveiled Nikola One, a hydrogen-powered semi-truck that can travel up to 1,200 miles on a single tank. The vehicle is expected to begin operations by 2020.

Car Tech December 3, 2016 Lives On: Hacker George Hotz Gives Away Code To Transform Normal Cars Into Self-Driving Vehicles

Hacker George Hotz, the founder of startup, has given away for free the code behind the Comma One. The device would supposedly give self-driving capabilities to normal cars.

Car Tech December 1, 2016

2017 Honda CR-V: Specs, Price And First Impression

The 2017 Honda CR-V will be available from dealers in the United States starting Dec. 21. The price of the redesigned Honda SUV starts from $27,575 in the U.S.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

Ford To Start Testing Self-Driving Cars In Europe Next Year

Ford is planning to start testing its self-driving cars in Europe next year in facilities in the United Kingdom and Germany. The program will contribute to the company's plan to begin mass production of fully autonomous vehicles by 2021.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

BMW, Ford, VW And Daimler Join Forces To Challenge Tesla With EV Charging Network In Europe

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen formed a joint venture to install a fast-charging EV network in Europe to counter 'range anxiety.' The automakers will roll out 400 EV charging stations at first, with thousands of charge points to follow by 2020.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

Redesigned BMW i3 Electric Vehicle With Longer Range Tipped For 2017

BMW has been working on updating its i3 electric vehicle, and a new model set to launch next year will reportedly sport notable improvements. The BMW i3 for 2017 will reportedly be redesigned and feature an increased mile range.

Car Tech November 27, 2016

Tesla Model X Is 'Fast And Flawed', Consumer Reports Says: Here Are The Criticisms Against The Electric SUV

Consumer Reports said that the Model X electric SUV of Tesla Motors is "fast and flawed", with several criticisms against the vehicle. This comes after the magazine gave the Tesla Model S P85D a better-than-perfect score last year.

Car Tech November 27, 2016

Regulators Look To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers By Locking Them Out Of Apps While On The Road: Is This A Good Idea?

The NHTSA released proposed guidelines to help fight against the danger of distracted drivers. The regulator is calling for electronics manufacturers to create a "driver mode" that will lock drivers out of certain apps while on the road.

Car Tech November 24, 2016

Tesla To Get Better 'Competitive Position' Thanks To Trump Presidency, Elon Musk Says

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk is not worried about his company's chances under a Donald Trump presidency. He has cited one reason how it could even become an advantage.

Car Tech November 21, 2016

Tesla Shows Off Its Self-Driving Car Navigating Busy Highways And Stopping For Pedestrians

Tesla wants to move all its line of electric vehicles into the realm of self-driving, but first, the software needs to be just right. The company showed off a demo of this software in action, and from what we can tell, the company has a winner on its hands.

Car Tech November 21, 2016

BMW, Baidu End Partnership For Self-Driving Car Research: What Caused The Split?

BMW and Baidu have ended their joint research project on self-driving technology. The Chinese search giant is now looking for a new partner as it looks to achieve its goal of launching mass production for self-driving cars by 2021.

Car Tech November 20, 2016

Tesla Model S 'Easter Egg' To Boost Performance, Increase Speed Via Software Update: 0 To 60 In 2.4 Seconds

In a software update rolling out in December, Tesla will be embedding an Easter Egg that can shave a tenth of a second from the P100D Ludicrous versions of the Model S and Model X vehicles.

Car Tech November 17, 2016

Nissan Unveils 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'-Themed Rogue SUV: What Comes With The $1,990 Package?

Nissan unveiled the 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'-inspired 2017 Rogue SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The package, which costs $1,990, comes with an additional collector's item from the highly anticipated movie.

Car Tech November 17, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Will Cost You $35,590 After Federal Tax Credit: Platinum Will Be $3,000 More

Chrysler wants to revolutionize the family minivan segment again with the impending release of the Pacifica Hybrid. It marries EV technology with the comfort and stability of the new Pacifica minivan range to produce a green, stylish and reliable vehicle.

Car Tech November 17, 2016

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

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