What’s the Best Deal on a Mid-Size SUV in February 2020?

In addition to our monthly report on the best new-car deals industrywide, we’re also focusing this month on deals for mid-size SUVs — vehicles for shoppers who want  more space, quality and drivability than what most popular compact SUVs deliver, but not the family-hauling size of big three-row SUVs. Mid-size SUVs tend to cater to couples and small families: Excluding luxury […]

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Audi Pauses e-tron Production For 'A Few Days'

Because of lithium-ion battery cell constraints? Audi was forced to stop production of its flagship all-electric model, the e-tron, at the Brussels plant in Belgium for “a few days” due to undisclosed supply chain issues. We previously heard that the German manufacturer had some constraints, that not only prevented an increase in the production rate, but even was limiting the […]

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Volvo Updates S90, V90 With New Look, Mild Hybrid

Much of Volvo’s lineup includes some type of electrified powertrain option — from the all-electric XC40 SUV to plug-in options and mild-hybrid setups — and now the automaker is expanding the technology to the V90 Cross Country wagon. Related: New Volvos After 2019 Will Be Hybrid or Electric Volvo began rolling out its mild-hybrid powertrain in the 2020 XC90 large […]

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Porsche Opens Europe's Most Powerful Fast-Charging Park

Twelve 350 kW CCS DC fast chargers for all and an additional six for internal use. This week Porsche opened a new fast-charging park in Leipzig, Germany, called “Europe’s most powerful” one. According to the German manufacturer, the total capacity of the facility is 7 MW. “This means that Porsche Leipzig currently has Europe’s most powerful rapid-charging park, which is operated […]

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Where have all the $20,000 cars gone?

If you’re looking for an inexpensive new car, you might have missed your window. The number of new vehicles that start below $20,000 is at a low point, and it appears to be getting worse.  “As automakers have abandoned that space (of new vehicles under $20,000), sales have basically dried up completely,” Tyson Jominy, VP of data and analytics at […]

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Hot Wheels Is Making a Remote-Controlled Tesla Cybertruck

Hot Wheels announced today it will sell two remote-controlled scale-model versions of Tesla’s highly anticipated Cybertruck. Buyers will be able to choose between a smaller 1:64 scale or a bigger 1:10 scale truck, each sporting that same radical design and a handful of neat features. The smaller car is built to the same scale as a normal three-inch Hot Wheels […]

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Workhorse To Unveil New C650 Electric Step Van

Workhorse C650 will be presented next month. Will go up to 150 miles (240 km) on a single charge. Workhorse announced a smaller version of its all-electric step van: C650 (with 650 cubic foot cargo capacity), which will join the C1000 version (1000 cubic foot). The unveiling of C650 is scheduled for the NTEA 2020 Work Truck Show, March 3-6, 2020 […]

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Hackers Modify Speed Limit Sign To Trick Tesla First-Gen Autopilot

With any emerging technology, there will always be room for improvement. It seems Tesla has already fixed this issue with newer cars. Hackers at McAfee produced a recent video (above) revealing an experiment. Essentially, they used some tape and “edited” a speed limit sign to see how a Tesla on Autopilot would react. However, it’s important to note that the […]

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