Tesla broke ground on its factory in Shanghai, China in early 2019 and started producing vehicles in October. Those vehicles were a little cheaper than the ones made in the U.S. thanks to government subsidies, but now they’re a lot cheaper. Tesla just cut the price by 16 percent. That brings the cost of a […]
Automakers have reacted to Tesla’s tablet-based infotainment design. Now even used vehicle owners are finding a way to have a Tesla-like experience in their vehicles as well.
The Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled last week at a launch event hosted by CEO Elon Musk. It was an interesting night. The truck itself looks like an 80s version of the future and was roundly met with hate and disbelief. Yet, that was only part of the fuss. There was also the matter of its […]
The official launch of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E, an electric crossover that should outperform the Tesla Model S at 2/3 the price, is happening Sunday, November 17 at 6:30 PST (9:30 EST). There’s some official info on the car at Ford’s media site, but there’s also been some creative sleuthing by the Mach-E Forum, which found […]
The promise of self-driving vehicles is that someday they won’t need a driver. Instead of having to chug coffee to stay awake on that road trip or roll the windows down to get some fresh air, self-driving cars will be fine with you simply closing your eyes and taking a nap. The keyword in all […]
A pair of studies by IIHS finds that drivers may be put at risk by mixed messages and mixed signals related to driver assist systems.
Autonomous driving technology is still in its early stages, so you can’t simply hop behind the wheel and read a book. Drivers must pay attention both to take over if something goes wrong and to do tasks the technology isn’t capable of doing on its own just yet. Tesla eliminated one of those tasks by […]
A study by AAA backs up our own observations that electric vehicle performance is adversely affected by temperature.
Building a car isn’t easy. It’s a complicated process from the first sketches to the finished product with everyone from engineers to designers to executives chiming in with their thoughts on the process. Then there’s the government regulations. Those regulations help keep us safe, but add another layer of complication. It’s not easy, but this […]