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Tesla Introduces Less Expensive Model S 60 And 60D Variants

On Sunday, June 12th, 2016
Tesla Model x With public attention still focused on the Model 3, Tesla is reshuffling the Model S lineup once again. After adding a 75-kilowatt battery pack option for the electric car, Tesla is bringing back the 60kWh pack option it discontinued last year. Tesla will offer both rear-wheel drive Model S 60 and all-wheel drive Model S ...

A Driver’s Bucket List For The Second Half Of 2016

On Saturday, June 11th, 2016
starting the car Amazingly, the first half of 2016 has already passed. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll be well behind on your ‘things to do’ list for this calendar year. But not to fear; there’s still plenty of time to make this the best year ever. As a driving enthusiast, this is the perfect environment to ...

2017 Ford Fusion Sport Earns Its Badge With 380 lb-ft

On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
2017 Ford Fusion Sport It used to be that heavy horsepower and torque figures demanded an absurd premium. The days of 350-horsepower Chevrolet Corvettes and Porsche 911s are long gone, and the newFord Fusion Sport is the latest example of that fact. Stats? 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque (on 93 octane). From a Fusion. Yes, the Fusion ...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hack Vulnerability Disclosed

On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
outlander-phev-hack Cyber security researcher Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners reveals that security flaws in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, including being able to disable the anti-theft alarm from a laptop. Pen Test Partners say they found it unusual the way the Outlander connected through the mobile application. While the majority of remote control apps connect through ...

There Are Now More Than 1.2M Electric Cars On The Roads Worldwide

On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
BMW-i3-Go-Ultra-Low One million and counting: electric cars crossed the milestone in 2015 on their way to finish the year with 1.26 million units deployed worldwide, a new IEA report documents, as sales and construction of necessary infrastructure both surged about 70% in a critical advance towards limiting carbon emissions from the transport sector. Electric cars still ...

Tesla Updating The Model X, Especially Those Doors

On Saturday, June 4th, 2016
The Model X, Especially Those Doors Tesla has already apologized for the overly complicated Model X SUV, saying that it had “hubris” and added “far too much new technology.” Some of that new tech was in the Falcon Wing doors, which have caused no end of trouble. The automaker even had to sue a supplier, Hoerbiger, over issues with the units. ...

VW Group Reports Large Drop in Profit For Namesake Brand

On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
VW Group Volkswagen Group reported that its sales revenue fell 3.4 percent during the first quarter of the current fiscal year. Operating profit climbed to 3.4 billion euros (roughly $3.8 billion), up from 3.3 billion euros achieved during the same time period last year. This first quarter operating profit contained a number of special items, including currency-related ...