Automotive Industry

Tesla is stocking ‘thousands’ of Model 3’s in parking lots, shorts are freaking out about it

Parking lots full of Tesla Model 3 vehicles have been spotted around California in the past few days and Tesla naysayers and shorts are framing the discoveries as the automaker stockpiling vehicles due to a lack of demand.<p>Tesla owns or leases several facilities near its Fremont factory in the Bay …

Tesla

Toyota May Halt U.S. Imports of Some Models on Trump's Tariffs

Toyota Motor Corp. may stop importing some models into the U.S. if President Donald Trump raises vehicle tariffs, while other cars and trucks in …

Donald Trump

Trump's auto tariffs will cost consumers $83 billion, insiders tell Commerce in hearing

President Donald Trump's threat to impose punitive tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts will cost American consumers $83 billion, warned representatives from the auto industry at a Congressional hearing.<p>"Higher auto tariffs will harm American families and workers, along with the economy," …

Politics

Fiat Chrysler Denies Report on Meeting About Ailing CEO's Duties

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV denied an Italian media report that Chairman John Elkann will convene top managers in Turin on Saturday to discuss how …

Fiat Chrysler

President Trump Says He's Prepared to Slap Tariffs on Every Product Imported From China

President Donald Trump has indicated that he’s willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the …

Donald Trump

Just about everyone seems to be preparing for the Brexit nightmare scenario

Just about everyone seems to be doubling down on preparations for the Brexit horror scenario: Britain crashing out of the European Union with no deal.<p>Also known as a “hard Brexit,” banks, think tanks, lobby groups, and the country’s largest firms have continually warned that it could have …

Great Britain

'This is madness': Auto industry warns U.S. lawmakers of dire tariff consequences

The world's automotive industry gathered in Washington with uncharacteristic unity, to deliver a singular message to American policymakers: If you …

Tariffs

Ferrari Files Patent For Electric Turbo Four-Cylinder But It's Something Unusual

A new four-cylinder motor with an electric turbocharger could find its way into Ferrari models of the future we learned today via an application the …

Patents

Aston Martin reveals flying car that could hit 200 mph

Not even James Bond had an Aston Martin like this.<p>The British sports car maker revealed a concept version of a flying car, the Volante Vision Concept, at the Farnborough Airshow this week.<p>Aston Martin has billed the futuristic vehicle as a luxury car for the skies. The autonomous hybrid-electric …

Flying Car

Want to Buy the New Mercedes G-Wagen? Here’s What You Need to Know

When Mercedes-Benz launched the 2019 G-Class SUV in Detroit, it felt the need to do so with tremendous fanfare: a party for 2,000 people, indoor …

Driving

Massive data breach hits several automakers, report says

Blueprints, nondisclosure agreements, other sensitive info leaked<p>Nearly 47,000 files of factory records from Tesla Inc., Toyota Motor Corp. and …

General Motors

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Long-Term Update 3: It’s Time to Grumble

Let me in, and stop snapping my neck<p>It has been six months since we received our long-term Crosstrek tester, and although we’re enjoying our time in Subaru’s smallest crossover, it’s time to complain. Sorry, little Subaru, but the honeymoon is over.<p>At <i>Motor Trend</i>, we have a large fleet of short- and …

Doorhandle

JP Morgan predicts Tesla shares will plunge more than 40% before the end of the year

Tesla shares will fall dramatically the rest of this year due to its high valuation and rising competition, according to J.P. Morgan.<p>The firm …

Electric Vehicles

Nvidia Is Taking Over the Autonomous Driving Industry -- Here's How

Whenever I talk to people about autonomous vehicles, it's clear not people know who the winners will be.<p>Some are aware that Alphabet (GOOGL) (GOOG) …

Investing

Meet the robot snakes and bugs that will repair your car's engine

Rolls-Royce is showing off a brigade of nature-inspired robots tailored for vehicle maintenance.<p>Ripping apart the engines of planes and road vehicles …

Robotics

Canada's Cost Of Living Rises At Fastest Pace In More Than 6 Years, Statistics Canada Says

Accelerating inflation makes another interest rate hike likelier.<p>OTTAWA — The country's annual inflation rate rose to 2.5 per cent in June as …

Bank of Canada

Beyond Elon Musk's Drama, Tesla's Cars Are Thrilling Drivers

If you're reading a story about Tesla, you're likely ingesting the level of drama you'd normally expect from a RuPaul drag race. That's what happens …

Tesla

How Porsche Will -- and Won't -- Beat Tesla's Superchargers

Porsche hopes to beat Tesla on recharging tech -- but will its tiny network be enough?<p>Investors in <b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ:TSLA) often point to the company's …

Electric Vehicles

One diesel sports car to rule them all

Back in 2006, boutique British carmaker Trident announced a plan to build a 200mph diesel-powered supercar.<br>It was an audacious promise, to be sure, …

Palm Oil

Here's How Trump Tariffs Could Boost Auto Repair Costs, Insurance Rates, And Even Car Thefts

A coalition of auto insurance groups contends that if President Trump’s proposed 25% tariff on imported vehicles and components comes to pass, it will do more than just raise the price of virtually all new cars and trucks sold in the U.S., as has been previously reported.<p>Not only will the higher …

Tariffs

Hyundai unveils Kona Iron Man Edition, but would Tony Stark approve?

Previous Next<p>1 of 5<p>When he’s not saving the world as Iron Man, Tony Stark usually gets around in an expensive car. He’s driven or been driven in an …

Iron Man

Merkel: Juncker will seek to defuse Trump’s trade war

‘I’m not filling myself with expectations or predictions,’ German chancellor says.<p>By Joshua Posaner<p>BERLIN — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will head to Washington next week with proposals to stave off the introduction of import tariffs on cars, German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Donald Trump

Waymo’s autonomous vehicles are driving 25,000 miles every day

Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, has driven 8 million miles on public roads using its autonomous vehicles.<p>Waymo CEO John Krafcik shared the company’s milestone Friday while on stage with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval at the National …

Autonomous Vehicle

Volvo Responds to U.S.-China Trade War by Reshuffling XC60 Production

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have yet to make peace on the matter of trade, and as they duke it out by enforcing import tariffs, it’s the third …

Tariffs

California’s Energy Diet Is Working

In 2006, California set itself an ambitious environmental goal: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The Air Resources Board recently published its assessment of 2016 — and the state has already hit its 2020 target. California is on a low-carbon diet, so to speak, and the diet is …

Opinion

Dash for cash: Cup champ Truex in the market for ’19 sponsor

Martin Truex Jr. has a sudden thirst for sponsorship cash.<p>Truex and his Furniture Row Racing team had about three weeks' notice that 5-hour Energy …

Motorsport

Elon Musk Wants To Power Every Home With A Solar Roof

Tesla<p>UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — A rare cloudy, gray day in Los Angeles cleared up in the late afternoon before Elon Musk took to a stage at Universal …

Universal Studios

Auto Industry Reps Pan Trump Tariffs at Hearing

The administration’s protectionist strategy continues to come under fire.<p>During a full day of testimony by representatives from the auto industry and several foreign governments, the United Auto Workers union stood alone in its support of a proposal by the U.S. Department of Commerce to investigate …

National Security

The classic car industry could be hurt by tariffs, too

Higher tariffs on cars and parts could sideswipe the collector car industry.<p>More than 20 million cars are classified as "collector cars" in the United States, according to Hagerty Insurance, a company that insures them. More than $1.5 billion worth of collectable vehicles are sold at auction each …

Classic Cars

Consumers, already stung by rising prices, could get socked by Trump's tariffs

Wendy Howard is worried.<p>A steady uptick in prices and in her cost of living already led the Chicago native to abandon retirement to reboot her teaching career. She doesn’t eat out anymore and is concerned that her holiday shopping could be curtailed if the Trump administration’s trade war with …

Business