Gabrielle Coppola brings us a new story with a great headline as she reports that Mercedes has delayed the EQC electric SUV for 1 year, until late 2021: Mercedes-Benz is putting off the U.S. debut of its first electric vehicle by a year in the latest sign of just how difficult a time automakers are […]
The image above is from Jalopnik, who gave the story this headline: The Porsche Taycan Turbo’s EPA Range Of 201 Miles Is So Bad Porsche Requested An Independent Test Jalopnik Yes, you read that right. The car that was supposed to get 300 miles of range is struggling to barely slip by the 200-mile mark. […]
New from Christoph Rauwald and Birgit Jensen: Volkswagen AG offices were raided by German prosecutors as part of a probe into diesel engines, marking a fresh setback for the manufacturer’s efforts to draw a line under an emission-tests cheating scandal that erupted four years ago. Bloomberg Surprise, surprise: It turns out when you illegally poison the […]
Fred’s got the scoop: Jensen Gadley, a Tesla Model 3 owner from Las Vegas who rents out his car on Turo, was thinking of canceling a rental after the customers insisted on using the Smart Summon feature in his car. When the customers arrived, Gadley was surprised to see him come out of a Porsche […]
If you still have any doubt that the electric vehicle wars have begun, you have to check out this latest report from our friends Joe Miller in Frankfurt and Peter Campbell in London. (It’s pretty entertaining). German car industry faces ‘day of reckoning’ Tens of thousands of jobs cut as auto groups pump billions into […]
Sean O’Kane at The Verge got his hands on a Taycan. His review is below. If you’re going to buy a Porsche, this is the one you want. While we’re talking about the Toucan, you might also want to check out these latest photos Bloomberg got of the factory in Germany.
Who will fund the shift to electric vehicles? Today, Volkswagen annouced that nearly 10,000 Audi workers will help pay for the transition –– with their jobs: German carmaker Audi has revealed it will cut 9,500 of its 61,000 jobs in Germany by 2025 to free up funds to invest in electric vehicles. Forbes Yikes. That’s […]
Interesting story from August on Reuters: e U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to test how drivers could use cameras to replace traditional rearview mirrors in automobiles, a technology already allowed in other countries, the agency said on Tuesday. Reuters Cars like the Audi étron have this sytem in Europe, but it’s not allowed […]
Bankruptcy in 10 minutes?
Following the announcement of Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin, Tesla became the third most valuable auto manufacturer in the world. It surpassed Daimler in early trading on German exchanges narrowly –– Tesla is now worth $63 billion and 73 million, while Daimler is worth a measly $63 billion and 7 million. They could trade places again several […]