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Tesla CEO Wants Mostly Self-Driving Cars By Next Year

Technology might not be there just yet.<p>Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors promises the car of the future today. In September, the billionaire promised something new for his electric vehicles: autopilot, mostly. Well, “90 percent of your miles can be on auto.” Left unsaid is how exactly that’s going to happen.<p>…

Uber and Lyft slapped with BBB “F” rating

Uber, Lyft, and other similar services: you either love them or hate them, with many skewing towards the former due to their integration in a mobile …

Transportation

Tesla Reveals 'D' All-Wheel-Drive Model S, 'Autopilot' Feature

In the end, the online rumors proved to be largely accurate.<p>Last night, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed an all-wheel-drive version of the Tesla …

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Tesla Adds AWD to Model S, Creates 691-hp (!) P85D

Tesla’s Model S is certainly a unique product in the luxury-sedan space, but it still competes against like-size four-doors that offer four-wheel drive. With the new D option—which stands for Dual Motor—every Model S gets the option of all-wheel drive. The D system will also be in the upcoming …

Mercedes-Benz C-class: Timing, Details on Diesel, Hybrid, C450, and More

The latest Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan is a far classier car than the one it replaces, but it launched in just two flavors: the turbocharged four-cylinder C300 4MATIC and the twin-turbocharged V-6–powered C400 4MATIC. That’s gonna change in a big way over the next 12 to 24 months, with Mercedes …

Transportation In 2030, Dual-Motor Tesla, Ferrari F60 America: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Acura, by a significant margin, has the best-rated OEM mobile website. It's followed by Cadillac, Porsche, and Chrysler, as other mobile …

Tesla Unveil Disappoints, Costs Elon Musk $500 Million

D is for dual motor, all wheel drive and disappointment.<p>Tesla shares dropped as much as 8% in morning trading Friday to as low as $235.20 after CEO Elon Musk finally unveiled “The D.” Musk began Tesla’s product event Thursday night by declaring the obvious: ”There has been a lot of speculation …

DoE Program That Funded Tesla, Fisker To Restart; Alcoa In Line For Loan?

It's baaaaaaaaack.<p>The U.S. Department of Energy's $25 billion low-interest loan program may be about to start awarding new loans.<p>The DoE's Advanced …

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Dual-Motor Tesla Model S, Cadillac CT6 Details, Ferrari F60 America: Today’s Car News

Tesla’s Model S is now the fastest sedan in the world when it comes to 0-60 mph acceleration. Thanks to a new dual-motor option, the P85 model will …

Freaky Friday: Veggie Diesel Mercedes 190 Spawns Bad Rap Video

This black Mercedes 190 is far from the first Mercedes-Benz diesel car converted to run on used cooking oil--but it's probably the first to get its …

Tesla & Elon Musk Finally Unveil 'The D'

Last week, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk sent out this curious tweet:<p>About time to unveil the D and something else pic.twitter.com/qp23yi59i6<p>— Elon …

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Tesla Model S 'D,' Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid, Ford Compact Pickup: Today's Car News

Today's news includes the much-anticipated unveiling of the Tesla "D" all-wheel drive Model S electric car and its "Autopilot" feature, as well as …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

The Electric Supercar Is Here, Just in Time for Computers to Get to Drive It

Here is one of the most amazing vehicles ever made. Now sit back and watch it drive itself.<p>The Tesla D is what we thought it would be: The D stands for "dual," as in dual electric motors that give the Model S the power of all-wheel-drive, something it had been lacking in comparison to other luxury …

Tesla

This Is the Tesla D: a 691 HP, All-Wheel-Drive Model S

The Tesla Model S P85D is the future, and it is fast, as in 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. That's faster than a Dodge Charger Hellcat, or a Porsche Panamera Turbo S. Make no mistake, the state of the art just got a serious upgrade.<p>Hawthorne Airport is just about exactly under the flight path of LAX, and …

Tesla Model D to “push the limits of what’s safe” with automation

The new Tesla Model S – the D, that is – won’t be driving itself to your workplace when it hits the road in the near future. But it very well could. …

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