Autos

Buick Goes Upscale With The Enclave Avenir – Forbes

General Motors The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir arrives in dealerships this week. Buick’s latest attempt to punch above its weight has just hit the road. Sporting a black chrome grill, wood-accented steering wheel, and a stitched leather interior, the first Buick to wear the brand’s new high-end Avenir badge has arrived, with a second on the way. The Avenir name, a dose of sporty luxury meant to help Buick compete…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Candylab’s New Wooden Cars Swing Into the Prohibition Era – WIRED

Five years ago, Vlad Dragusin began making wooden cars in the evenings and on weekends. At the time, he was an architect at the design studio Gensler, and the cars were just a hobby—a way to escape the real world obstacles inherent in designing buildings. “With architecture, it gets to the point where you’re spending this much time on other things,” he says stretching his arms wide, “and this much…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Recalls A Recall for 646000 SUVs – Forbes

MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images By Christopher Jensen Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 646,000 sport utilities because dealers may not have correctly fixed a brake problem during a recall in 2014, according to a report posted Tuesday on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The action covers 2011 -14 Dodge Durango and 2011 -14 Jeep Grand Cherokee models. It comes after about seven months of testing and discussions with…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

GM Is Going All Electric, Will Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars … – NBCNews.com

General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. GM currently offers one extended-range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but will add two others within 18 months, said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss, with “at least 20” to be in the line-up by 2023. In addition, the company is developing a new truck platform powered by hydrogen fuel cells, dubbed Surus, short for Silent Utility…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tuesday’s markets watch to see if car sales rise after hurricanes – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Tricks and Treats California Can Use to Banish Fossil Fuel Cars – WIRED

There’s a big, buzzy trend sweeping the planet. Countries and municipalities like the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, India, and China have all made a similar pledge: They’re going to kick their gasoline-powered car habit in the next few decades. It is a nice idea, maybe even a world-saving one. The transportation sector accounts for 14 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which humanity must cut by 40…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tuesday’s markets watch to see if car sales rise after hurricanes – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

GM Is Going All Electric, Will Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars – NBCNews.com

General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. GM currently offers one extended-range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but will add two others within 18 months, said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss, with “at least 20” to be in the line-up by 2023. In addition, the company is developing a new truck platform powered by hydrogen fuel cells, dubbed Surus, short for Silent Utility…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

China, With Methodical Discipline, Conjures a Market for Electric Cars – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

SHANGHAI—China has created the world’s largest electric-car market by sheer force of will, a giant bet on domestic production that’s leaving major foreign auto makers scrambling to keep up. The government is funding its own manufacturers, luring domestic buyers with subsidies and building a vast charging-station network—while strong-arming its consumers by making sure buying an electric car is the only sure way to get license plates in crowded cities. …

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Electric Vehicles Going Mainstream – CleanTechnica

Cars Published on October 2nd, 2017 | by John Farrell 0 October 2nd, 2017 by John Farrell  The following is an excerpt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Choosing the Electric Avenue: Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles report. We’ll be republishing the full report in order to…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

GM will release at least 20 all-electric cars by 2023 – The Verge

General Motors announced today that it will introduce two new all-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, the first of at least 20 new EVs that the automaker will launch by 2023. GM also renewed its commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology, a clean fuel concept that still needs major infrastructure upgrades before it can become a viable alternative. At a press conference in Detroit this morning, GM’s executive vice…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

2017 BMW X5 xDrive35d review: – CNET

The BMW X5 is, for now, the largest model in the automaker’s lineup. More importantly, this one is a diesel, which means that it backs up its enormous girth with plenty of pound-feet of torque and more mpgs than most of its gasoline-powered siblings. Our example arrived coated in Space Gray Metallic paint — or, as I called it, MacBook Gray — a $700 option that foreshadowed two interesting details:…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Nissan recalls 1.2 million cars in Japan – The Independent

Nissan has announced that it is recalling just over 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that do not meet domestic requirements for final inspection. Earlier in the day, shares in the Japanese car giant fell dramatically, after it announced at the end of last week that it had released thousands of vehicles onto the Japanese market that had not been subjected to comprehensive safety checks. It later said that approximately 1.21 million…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Volkswagen Offers ‘People First Warranty’ – MediaPost Communications

by Tanya Gazdik , 6 hours ago Volkswagen is backing up its vehicles with a six-year or 72,000-mile “bumper-to-bumper” limited warranty starting with the 2018 model year.  The fully transferable warranty is intended to communicate to consumers that the automaker stands behind its quality and workmanship. First introduced for the all-new 2018 Atlas and Tiguan, the People First Warranty now covers additional 2018 VW models: Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Chrysler Partners With Ride-Sharing Service For Kids – MediaPost Communications

by Tanya Gazdik , over 1 hour ago Chrysler and Kango are expanding their ride-sharing service partnership to a second market this fall.  The automaker is joining with the app-based, on-demand service providing rides and childcare for kids from preschool to high school in both San Francisco (the original market) and now Los Angeles. In this first-ever partnership between a family rideshare service and an automaker in the U.S., the…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Volkswagen Offers ‘People First Warranty’ – MediaPost Communications

by Tanya Gazdik , 64 minutes ago Volkswagen is backing up its vehicles with a six-year or 72,000-mile “bumper-to-bumper” limited warranty starting with the 2018 model year.  The fully transferable warranty is intended to communicate to consumers that the automaker stands behind its quality and workmanship. First introduced for the all-new 2018 Atlas and Tiguan, the People First Warranty now covers additional 2018 VW models: Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Dyson’s Plan to Build Electric Cars Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds | WIRED – WIRED

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017