GM CEO Barra defends federal EV credit

General Motors CEO Mary Barra urged members of Congress not to eliminate the federal tax credit motorists who buy an electric vehicle are currently... READ STORY

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Ford warns Focus RS suffers from engine problem

The 2.3-liter engine burns coolant, not just air and gasoline.

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Porsche already planning Mission E 'derivatives,' other EVs

After waging an internal battle with Audi over VW Group EV leadership, both brands now collaborating on a shared electric vehicle architecture.

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New Virginia tolls briefly spike to $40; state says $10 average

The state says average high tolls were closer to $10 in the morning and $4 in the evening.

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Spied: 2019 Audi A6

Audi's executive sedan was spotted undergoing winter testing.

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Apple AI creates 3D maps, tracks moving obstacles behind cars

The company is taking a more open approach as it struggles to attract talent in a field dominated by Google.

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Alfa Romeo to update 4C next year?

Alfa wants to strengthen the 4C's position as its halo model.

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Jeremy Clarkson: Driverless cars 50 years off; Musk 'petulant'

Despite skeptical reservations about autonomous technology, Clarkson expects electric vehicles to take off in just a few years.

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Patents for Mazda sequential twin-turbo surface

It would be the company's first since the Mazda RX-7.

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Mazda expands bioplastic use to exterior components

Large exterior parts such as grilles can now be formed from plant-based plastic.


Lamborghini Urus rendered as a coupe

X-Tomi Design has rendered the brand-new 2019 Lamborghini Urus as a two-door coupe. There's no indication the Raging Bull will expand its SUV line-up in the foreseeable future, so the coupe will most likely remain a mere rendering.   


Ford finds engine problem with Focus RS

Ford has admittedly early examples of the Focus RS suffer from an engine problem. Affected cars burn coolant, which causes white smoke to come out of the exhaust. That's normally a tell-tale sign of a blown headgasket. Ford has already replaced several engines, according to Autocar, and it's working on a permanent fix.   


Mercedes-Benz to show next UI at CES

Mercedes-Benz will show its next-generation user interface at CES early next year. The company promises its MBUX software will usher in "a new era of infotainment and connectivity."   


Ford to build electric SUV in Mexico, not Michigan

Ford won't build its upcoming electric SUV in Michigan after all. Production will instead take place in Mexico. The company needs the production capacity in its Flat Rock factory to manufacture self-driving cars, the company explains.   


"Flying Doctors" will perform Bugatti recall

Bugatti recently had to recall every example of the Chiron over faulty seat welds. The company will dispatch so-called Flying Doctors to come get the car and transport it to the nearest service center in an enclosed truck. 47 examples are affected by the recall, according to Bloomberg, including 12 in the United States.   


BMW not interested in removing the steering wheel

Even autonomous BMWs will continue to offer a steering wheel, the German company promises. "By giving the driver the choice, then they can have the best of both worlds - the convenience of autonomy when they want it or the opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of driving when it suits them," explained the head of BMW's i division.   


McLaren explains glass panels in Senna's doors

The glass panels in the McLaren Senna's doors add a little weight, but it was worth it. "The lightest iteration of the car will have carbon panels there. But the glazed panels you see are made from very thin, very durable Gorilla Glass. The extra view of the road they give is amazing. I can't think why we didn't do it before," the company told Autocar.   


Anheuser-Busch orders 40 Tesla trucks

Your favorite beer will sooner or later get delivered to your favorite bar without burning a drop of diesel. Anheuser-Busch has ordered 40 examples of the Tesla truck. The company is also working with Utah-based Nikola, whose emissions-free trucks run on hydrogen.