DOT may revise fuel efficiency requirements starting from 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation may impose less stringent fuel efficiency standards than previously outlined starting with model year 2021, Reuters reports. Rather than having standards scale up through 2025, they may freeze them at the 2021 level indefinitely.


Like your gin with a splash of assembly oil? The Archaeologist may be for you

Renowned custom bike builder Uwe Ehinger has set off on a new mission: selling gin with Harley-Davidson parts in it. The Archaeologist is a premium dry gin sold in bottles containing parts from classic bikes found around the world.


Daimler board will meet to discuss cartel allegations

The Daimler AG supervisory board will meet Wednesday to discuss allegations made by European investigators that German automakers engaged in anti-competitive behavior in setting the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems, Reuters reports.


Suzuki Swift Sport to debut in Frankfurt

Suzuki has announced it will introduce the new Swift Sport this fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Hotter than the standard Swift, it's expected to get a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 140 horsepower.   


Italdesign's next project is a Chinese tram

Stepping outside of the automotive industry, Italdesign has announced its next project is designing a tram for the city of Guangzhou, China. The company explains the final design "presents a modern take on classic stylistic traits from Cantonese tradition and culture."   


Floyd Mayweather selling rare Koenigsegg

Boxer Floyd Mayweather is selling a rare 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. It's one of two examples built, and it's the only one that's street-legal in the United States. Mecum Auctions reports it has only 1,947 miles on the clock.   


Three-row Cadillac crossover coming in 2019

Cadillac is moving forward with the development of a three-row crossover, according to Automotive News. Named XT6, the people-mover will compete against the Audi Q7, the Land Rover Discovery, and the Volvo XC90.   


Continental previews the robot taxi of tomorrow

German components manufacturer Continental has released an experimental cube that previews the taxi of tomorrow. As you'd expect, the Cube is fully autonomous and electric. It's being tested on private roads in Frankfurt, Germany.   


Forza 7 cars list revealed

The first 167 cars that will be available on Forza Motorsport 7 have been revealed. Highlights from the list include the Lamborghini Centenario, the Lotus Carlton, the McLaren P1 GTR, and Porsche's Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid. The PC and xBox versions of the game will go on sale on October 3rd.   


Tesla Model 3 getting card instead of key?

Tesla fans believe the Model 3 will come with a key card instead of a traditional key fob. Similar the plastic card you get in hotels, it represents another way Tesla managed to cut costs to make the 3 its most affordable model yet.