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Second Fatal Tesla Crash Shows Firm Can't Be Trusted, Need For Mandatory Safety Standards, Says Consumer Watchdog

Second Fatal Tesla Crash Shows Firm Can't Be Trusted, Need For Mandatory Safety Standards, Says Consumer Watchdog

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 ;The new revelation of a second fatal Tesla crash while the vehicle was likely on autopilot shows the company cannot be trusted to deal with deadly failures in its vehicles and underscores the need for enforceable federal safety standards covering autonomous vehicle technology, Cons ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - September 5-11, 2016; Buh Bye Dart and VW Diesels In US; Recalls Ford Mazda

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - September 5-11, 2016; Buh Bye Dart and VW Diesels In US; Recalls Ford Mazda

* The Dodge Dart is being dropped. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV confirmed its product plans for the 2017 model year will not include the Dart, making the 2016 model year the last. In July FCA announced plans to end production of the car in September but did not say that 2016 would be the final model year for the Dart. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 29-September 4, 2016: Buh Bye Z4, Caddy Future, Betty J France RIP, Higher Octane Needed (E85 Already 100+) VW Cash Call, Tesla Auto Pilot Fixes

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 29-September 4, 2016: Buh Bye Z4, Caddy Future, Betty J France RIP, Higher Octane Needed (E85 Already 100+) VW Cash Call, Tesla Auto Pilot Fixes

* August brought a slowed pace to new vehicle sales with the SAAR dropping below 17 million. Down 3.5% from a year ago, total volume was 1.51 million. The big players are all down although FCA was up 2.9%. Jaguar-Land Rover is up a huge 46.5%, Volvo up 30.9%, and Subaru up 14.7%. * Volkswagen AG is promising U.S. deale ... Continue reading

2017 Tesla Model S P100D: 315-mile range, 0-60 mph in 2.5 sec.

2017 Tesla Model S P100D: 315-mile range, 0-60 mph in 2.5 sec.

Automaker sets a new benchmark for electric vehicles and consumer range anxiety. ​NEW YORK August 25, 2016; The Wall Street Journal reports that Tesla Motors Inc. is offering its electric vehicles with a battery capable of going up to 315 miles on a single charge. The company unveiled new versions of its Model S seda ... Continue reading

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Washington DC August 12, 2016; The AIADA online newsletter reported that according to the website Priceonomics the Toyota brand and its gas-electric hybrid Prius are the winners in keeping maintenance costs low in the long run and luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz are on the high end of maintenance costs. Over t ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 8-13, 2016; Bentley Diesel, Jeep Hacking, MPG Down, Ford Cell 6 Mil., Recalls Of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 8-13, 2016; Bentley Diesel, Jeep Hacking, MPG Down, Ford Cell 6 Mil., Recalls Of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 8-13, 2016; Jeep Hacking, MPG Down, Ford Cell 6 Mil., Recalls Of Course ... Continue reading

2016 Tesla Model X Review By John Heilig

2016 Tesla Model X Review By John Heilig

2017 Tesla Model X Review By John Heilig ... Continue reading

Tesla 2Q 2016 Financial Results

Tesla 2Q 2016 Financial Results

PALO ALTO, CA August 3, 2016; Tesla has released its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016, by posting the current Update Letter on its website. Please visit the investor relations section of the Tesla website at http://ir.tesla.com to view the letter. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 18-24: 10 Years To Driverless Cars? Buick Wagon? Tequila! Concours@St Johns; Gordon Back; Tesla Plan

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 18-24: 10 Years To Driverless Cars? Buick Wagon? Tequila! Concours@St Johns; Gordon Back; Tesla Plan

* Keith Crain in Automotive News writes: "Tesla has a feature on its cars that it calls "autopilot," and it isn't. We are probably not going to have a tested and proven driverless car for a decade or more — assuming the courts figure out who needs the insurance and the licensing for the vehicle. That might take a dec ... Continue reading

2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards-Includes All Winner's-Trim Levels, Specs, Prices and Reviews

2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards-Includes All Winner's-Trim Levels, Specs, Prices and Reviews

TUSTIN, Calif., July 21, 2016 -- Automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific, Inc. today announced the 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA), recognizing vehicles that best meet their owner's expectations and desires. The 2016 awards are based on responses from over 65,000 owners of new model year 2015 and 2016 vehic ... Continue reading

Consumer Watchdog Exposes Robot Car Weaknesses

Consumer Watchdog Exposes Robot Car Weaknesses

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2016 -- Consumer Watchdog today called on Tesla to require, through a software update, that the driver's hands remain on the steering wheel when Autopilot is engaged, and for the Obama administration to slow its push to deploy self-driving robot car technology. The group also called on Tesla and ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 11-17, 2016: Mazda Diesel. Dim Headlight, GM Can Be Sued, Tesla Woes, VW Fix Nixed, Concurs St John's, PU Stamps

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 11-17, 2016: Mazda Diesel. Dim Headlight, GM Can Be Sued, Tesla Woes, VW Fix Nixed, Concurs St John's, PU Stamps

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 11-17, 2016: Mazda Diesel. Dim Headlight, GM Can Be Sued, Tesla Woes, VW Fix Nixed, Concurs St John's, PU Stamps ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicles - Solution or Diversion?

Electric Vehicles - Solution or Diversion?

Electric Vehicles, growing EV hype is not only strange and unsettling but good for Big Oil and very dangerous for America. Big Power has aligned itself with Big Oil to take American eyes off of a quick, easy and very doable solution to rid the United States' of its addiction to both foreign and domestic oil based fuels ... Continue reading

2016 Tesla Model S 90D Scored 303.2-mile Rating

2016 Tesla Model S 90D Scored 303.2-mile Rating

The face-lifted 2016 Model S 90D has scored a 303.2-mile rating, exceeding the 300-mile holy grail for EVs. Tesla just continues to exceed expectations, as the latest news from the Environmental Protection Agency will give electric vehicle nay-sayers something to chew on. The face-lifted 2016 Model S 90D has scored a 3 ... Continue reading

Tesla Model 3's Aero Innovations

Tesla Model 3's Aero Innovations

Tesla Model 3's aero innovations 27 April 2016 Tesla Model 3’s aero innovations By Ales Alajbegovic, Exa Corporation Tesla’s public launch of its first ‘affordableââ ;‚¬â„¢ electric car has revealed a number of clever approaches to making it as streamlined as poss ... Continue reading

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