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Ford built a mobile wind tunnel from shipping containers

Instead of taking new cars to the wind tunnel, Ford's bringing the tunnel to the factory. Continue reading Ford built a mobile wind tunnel from shipping containers Ford built a mobile wind tunnel from shipping containers originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 May 2016 15:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Feds finally know why Takata's airbags keep exploding

After spending years searching for the cause of deadly Takata airbag defects, federal officials said Wednesday they've finally found answers. Continue reading Feds finally know why Takata's airbags keep exploding Feds finally know why Takata's airbags keep exploding originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 May 2016 14:48:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Recharge Wrap-up: 1st Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell in Bay Area, Nikola Tesla rally

EV fans celebrate Nikola Tesla in Croatia; Ford fined by Mexican environmental agency. Hyundai sells its first Tucson Fuel Cell in the Bay Area. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: 1st Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell in Bay Area, Nikola Tesla...Show More Summary

Man films hellish escape through Canadian wildfire

The entire population of Fort McMurray is fleeing an out-of-control wildfire that is currently threatening the Canadian town located in Northern Alberta. Continue reading Man films hellish escape through Canadian wildfire Man films hellish escape through Canadian wildfire originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 May 2016 13:57:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Cheap and Green: Volkswagen Wants to Build You a Low-Priced Electric

“Do those non-diesel things, only better,” seems to be Volkswagen’s mantra these days. The aftermath of the continuing diesel emissions scandal saw the embattled automaker dive deep into cleaner technology, and it now looks like VW wants its name on a relatively cheap electric vehicle, Autocar reports (via Carscoops). Show More Summary

The Biggest Safety Recall in History is About to Get Way, Way Bigger

Maybe 2016 isn’t Takata’s year. The airbag manufacturer at the heart of the largest automotive safety recall in history is poised to double the number of airbag inflators it needs to fix, Reuters reports. A number of people close toShow More Summary

Guess Those Tesla Drivers Want All The Privileges For Themselves

If I had to think of a single car that would be least likely to demonstrate “road-rage” behavior with a man behind the wheel, I’d have to pick the Tesla Model S, at least until the Model X becomes widely available. Note my qualifier:...Show More Summary

Farmer moves illegally parked car with tractor

Bad parking in London can get you a ticket or the boot, but bad parking in the West Country is treated in a more direct manner. Continue reading Farmer moves illegally parked car with tractor Farmer moves illegally parked car with tractor originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 May 2016 13:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

This electric Ferrari 308 GTS would do Magnum PI proud

Eric Hutchison of San Diego-based Electric GT bought this burned-out 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS for ten grand, dumped the V8 and fitted 465 horsepower's worth of electric motors. The result is an electric sports car unlike any other. Continue...Show More Summary

Drive a stock car | The List #0043

The List hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre head to the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to feel the thrill of driving a NASCAR-style stock car with over 600 horsepower at speeds up to 165 miles per hour. Show More Summary

Audi A8 could spawn Mercedes-Maybach S600 rival

Audi is "thinking about" a rival to the longer, ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach S600, saying there "could be a business case" for such a range-topper. Continue reading Audi A8 could spawn Mercedes-Maybach S600 rival Audi A8 could spawn Mercedes-Maybach S600 rival originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 May 2016 11:35:00 EDT. Show More Summary

ChargePoint gets $50M, says 'EVs are the future of the auto industry'

ChargePoint gets another $50 million in funding from Linse Capital to expand its network of 28,000 charging stations. Continue reading ChargePoint gets $50M, says 'EVs are the future of the auto industry' ChargePoint gets $50M, says 'EVs are the future of the auto industry' originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 May 2016 11:30:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Common Dodge Ram 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado breakdowns

These two trucks are famous for their ability to get the job done, but even the toughest vehicle can experience mechanical problems at some point. Continue reading Common Dodge Ram 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado breakdowns Common Dodge Ram 1500 vs. Show More Summary

Despite FCA’s Clear-Out Effort, The Chrysler 200 Still Isn’t Selling

Significant incentives did not alter the Chrysler 200’s dreadful U.S. trendline in April 2016. As the decrease in demand for the 200 became more obvious, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles temporarily shut down the midsize Chrysler’s Sterling Heights factory in order to clear out excess inventory. Show More Summary

Six Cheap Dash Cams That Don’t Suck

Dash cams can cost $200 or more, but you don’t need to spend anywhere near that much for a decent-quality unit. Here are six cheap dash cams that you can buy for less than $100, with features and attributes found in more expensive cameras. Show More Summary

Why the Mustang Sells So Well in Europe, and What US Automakers Don’t Get

The Ford Mustang is currently the best-selling sports car in Germany and in many other European countries. Sales are so strong that allotments for official importers are usually sold out for the rest of the year and customers are flocking to gray importers, who offer cars at higher prices and without factory warranty. Show More Summary

Tesla spends more money on repairs per vehicle than Daimler, GM

Tesla spends three times as much per vehicle compared to what GM and Ford do on repairs and warranty accruals. Continue reading Tesla spends more money on repairs per vehicle than Daimler, GM Tesla spends more money on repairs per vehicle than Daimler, GM originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 May 2016 10:29:00 EDT. Show More Summary

1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 up for sale after 40 years in storage

This unrestored 1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang hasn't seen the light of day since 1976. Continue reading 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 up for sale after 40 years in storage 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 up for sale after 40 years in storage originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 May 2016 10:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Artist gives Lamborghini Huracan fierce rattle-can paint job

It is nearly impossible to make a car as flashy as a Lamborghini even more so, but Miami-based artist Rich B Caliente seems to have done just that. Continue reading Artist gives Lamborghini Huracan fierce rattle-can paint job Artist gives Lamborghini Huracan fierce rattle-can paint job originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 May 2016 10:44:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Top Gear teaser features Ferraris, Astons, and lots of Matt LeBlanc

The BBC has released this latest teaser for the rebooted version of Top Gear, complete with new hosts and some suitably lustworthy sets of wheels. Continue reading Top Gear teaser features Ferraris, Astons, and lots of Matt LeBlanc Top...Show More Summary

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