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Kalashnikov shows electric motorcycle
Known for automatic weapons, Kalashnikov is branching out into the burgeoning electric motorcycle segment. Website Rideapart reports the bike will be used by Moscow's police department next year during the soccer world cup.
Lamborghini introduces special-edition Aventador S
F1: Hamilton could secure title after this weekend's race
Mercedes-AMG pilot Lewis Hamilton could seal his fourth title after this weekend's United States Grand Prix. For that to happen, he needs to win the race with Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel lower than fifth position.
Honda Super Cub production reaches 100M
Honda has built 100 million examples of the Super Cub, a major milestone for one of the most important vehicles in the history of mobility. First introduced in 1958, the various generations of the Super Cub put millions and millions of people on wheels all around the world.
Consumer Reports responds to Tesla complaints
Consumer Reports has responded to Tesla's complaints about the reliability rating it gave the Model 3. "Tesla seems to misunderstand or is conflating some of what we fundamentally do our Annual Reliability Survey report and the related predictions versus our car reviews and tests," the publication wrote in a statement.
Vehicle timesharing marketplace Fair.com scores $1b in investments
BMW and Penske Automotive Group were among investors who contributed $1 billion in funding to Fair.com--a "flexible ownership" platform designed to help coordinate ownership benefits among customers who do not wish to own a car full-time, TechCrunch reports. http://tcrn.ch/2yXfhf1
Lotus celebrates 70th Anniversary with Elise Cup 260
Based on the track-focused 250 model, the Lotus Elise Cup 260 will be a 30-unit production run meant to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary. http://bit.ly/2yV8F0w
First take: 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
"[T]the S-Class remains the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz luxury." http://bit.ly/2yWa6Ma
Consumer Reports gives Tesla Model 3 average rating
Consumer Reports gave the Tesla Model 3 an average rating for reliability. The publication rated the car based on data gathered from Model S and Model X owners, explaining much of the components found in the 3 also equip Tesla's bigger models.
China's Changan to stop building gas engines in 2025
Under pressure from the local government, China's Changan has announced it will stop building gasoline-powered engines in 2025 to focus on battery-powered drivetrains. We expect several Chinese automakers will make similar announcements in the coming weeks.