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2017 Tesla Model X

AAA hikes Tesla insurance rates due to higher than average number of claims

Tesla owners carrying policies through AAA aren't going to like this news: rates are going up. AAA determined the Tesla Model S and Model X are both affected by abnormally high claim rates. In turn, AAA could raise rates up to 30 percent. Tesla has disputed the analysis by AAA and said the data is... read more

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Lexus LC production at Toyota Motomachi Plant in Aichi, Japan

Lexus gives inside look at LC production

On a dedicated line at the Toyota Motomachi Plant in Aichi, Japan, Lexus’ most skilled craftspeople, known as Takumi, Japanese for “artisan,” work on LC... read more June 2, 2017 by


 
Chuck Norris Fiat Professional spokesman

Chuck Norris now the face of Fiat Professional vehicles

Chuck Norris' popularity reigns supreme, even though the actor and martial artist hasn't been featured in a movie to television show since 2001. We can thank the internet and... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
Oliver Heilmer

Oliver Heilmer named Mini design boss

The BMW Group confirmed on Thursday that Oliver Heilmer will take over as the new design boss at Mini. Mini's last design boss, Anders Warming, left the brand last summer to... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
Uber logo

Uber loses $708M in first quarter, fires engineer at center of self-driving car dispute

Uber on Wednesday announced its first-quarter financial results and though shocking they actually represent an improvement on the preceding quarter. The ride-sharing giant... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
Volvo S90 sedans being transported via One Belt, One Road

Volvo becomes first automaker to ship cars via ‘One Belt, One Road’ trade route

Though it doesn’t get much publicity in the west, the China-led ‘One Belt, One Road’ trade initiative will influence the majority of the world’s... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
Rob Melville

Rob Melville replaces Frank Stephenson as McLaren design boss

McLaren has announced that Rob Melville will serve as Design Director at its road car division. Melville replaces Frank Stephenson who is stepping down on his own accord. The... read more May 30, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Report: Faraday Future looks to raise $1 billion as Chinese backer stumbles

Electric car startup Faraday Future could be on the ropes. In November, Jia Yueting, the CEO and founder of tech giant LeEco, Faraday Future’s Chinese backer, announced... read more May 26, 2017 by


 
Raj Nair  Executive Vice President of Ford North America

Raj Nair named president of Ford North America

Following Ford's decision this week to remove Mark Fields as CEO—and name Jim Hackett as his replacement— the automaker has now announced quite a shuffle of its... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
Skip Barber 2-Day High Performance Driving School

Skip Barber Racing School files for bankruptcy, seeks buyer

Famed driving instruction academy Skip Barber Racing School on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy. Specifically, the school, which has coached drivers since 1975, filed for Chapter... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

Japanese automakers band together on hydrogen infrastructure

Eleven firms from Japan's automotive and energy industries are banding together on hydrogen infrastructure. The firms, which include major automakers Toyota, Nissan and... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

US officially files lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' proposed fix for Ram and Jeep vehicles equipped with the company's 3.0-liter diesel V-6 is not enough to satisfy the U.S. Department of Justice as... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
Honda Proving Center (HPC) near Cantil, California

Honda sells desert proving ground; Honda buys desert proving ground

American Honda found a new buyer for its former research and development facility near Cantil, California: American Honda. After its research and development center lay... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2016 Lotus Exige Sport 350

Geely agrees to purchase major stake in Lotus, Proton

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the company that owns the Volvo, Lynk & Co and Geely car brands, on Wednesday agreed to purchase 49.9 percent of Lotus parent... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2011 Audi Urban Concept

Audi promises fully self-driving car by 2021

Audi has promised to launch a fully self-driving car by 2021. The target date is a popular one as it’s close enough to be practical but at the same time far enough that... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Ralph Gilles in "Abstract: The Art of Design"

FCA design chief Ralph Gilles featured in Netflix documentary series

Ralph Gilles may be one of the most highly respected automotive designers of the modern era, but he's not just about drawing lines and shaping figures: he's a car guy. He's... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
 

 
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