2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla increases Model 3 Mid Range price, drops Full Self-Driving option

Days after announcing a new mid-range Model 3 variant, Tesla has increased the price of the electric car from $45,000 to $46,000. The price hike also follows news that Tesla has dropped the Full Self-Driving option from its online configurator. Tesla told Motor Authority the $1,000 price increase... read more

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2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S

Someone paid $26M for outgoing Aston Martin Vanquish's tooling and design drawings

Aston Martin went public this month. With that move to offer shares on the London Stock Exchange, Aston Martin had to provide a lengthy public prospectus, 321 pages to be... read more October 23, 2018 by

Transdev self-driving school bus

NHTSA shuts down "unlawful" self-driving school bus in Florida

After the NHTSA called its self-driving school bus operating in Florida "unlawful," French transport company Transdev will halt its autonomous vehicle. The NHTSA originally... read more October 23, 2018 by

Artist's impression of Dyson's planned electric car plant in Singapore

Dyson's electric cars will be built in Singapore

Dyson confirmed Tuesday it will build electric cars at a new plant in Singapore. The British firm, famous for its line of bagless vacuum cleaners, said construction of the... read more October 23, 2018 by

Waymo self-driving car

Waymo publishes first responders guide in case of self-driving car crash

With the advent of self-driving cars, emergency services will need to rethink how to approach wrecks and other crashes. To help them out, Waymo has published a guide for... read more October 23, 2018 by

Silverstone Circuit, home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Aston Martin's prototypes will call Silverstone home

Aston Martin has added the Silverstone Circuit, the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, to its list of racetracks where development of future models will take place... read more October 23, 2018 by

Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli for $7.1B

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles officially has a buyer for its Magneti Marelli supplier division in Japan's Calsonic Kansei, itself owned by U.S.-based private equity firm KKR. FCA... read more October 22, 2018 by

The Boring Company tunnel

Boring Company tunnel under LA opens Dec. 10, free 155 mph rides

The Boring Company's first tunnel finally has its date with destiny set: Dec. 10. Chief executive officer Elon Musk named the December date as the grand opening and plans for... read more October 22, 2018 by

Ford introduces graphene infused components

Ford to use new "miracle" material to make cars quieter

The pursuit of reducing unwanted noises from the engine compartment has reached a new level at Ford. The automaker announced last Tuesday it will begin incorporating the... read more October 22, 2018 by

VW MEB platform

VW Group builds first plant dedicated to EVs based on MEB platform

The Volkswagen Group has started construction of the first plant that will solely build cars based on the new modular EV platform known as the MEB, the German auto giant... read more October 20, 2018 by

Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form

Aston Martin names carbon fiber supplier for Valkyrie hypercar

Aston Martin has a carbon fiber supplier in TenCate Advanced Composites. The automaker said Wednesday it is forming a partnership with the materials manufacturer in order to... read more October 18, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Tesla buys site for Chinese Gigafactory

As Tesla moves forward with plans to build electric cars in China, the automaker has secured land in the country for one of its so-called Gigafactories. Reuters reported... read more October 17, 2018 by

Terrafugia Transition flying car

Terrafugia starts taking orders for first flying car

Terrafugia, the flying car startup company with backing from China's Geely, has begun taking orders for its first flying car. Automotive News Europe (subscription required)... read more October 16, 2018 by

2019 Audi Q8, Atacama Desert, Chili, media drive, June 2018

German prosecutors fine Audi $927M over diesel scandal

German prosecutors served Audi a $927 million fine for violating diesel emission regulations in Europe. Specifically, the fine pertains to 6- and 8-cylinder diesel engines... read more October 16, 2018 by

2016 Borgward BX7

Borgward's Chinese backer seeks new investors to support brand's expansion

Chinese automaker Foton announced a week ago that it will sell a 67-percent stake in Borgward to attract new investors and help the revived German automaker expand sales into... read more October 16, 2018 by

GM optional extended warranty

GM now offers extended bumper-to-bumper limited warranty

General Motors on Monday said that it will now offer extended, full-coverage warranties for its Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac brands. Unlike other extended warranties... read more October 15, 2018 by


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