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Volkswagen Exec Could Get 169 Years; Top Managers Warned Not to Go on Vacation

After a Volkswagen official was collared in Miami while on vacation, other top company officials have been warned to stay close to home. Oliver Schmidt, who allegedly lied to environmental regulators to cover up VW’s emissions cheating, was arrested by FBI agents Saturday while returning home from a Cuban holiday. Show More Summary

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe coming to the Nintendo Switch in April

Look for new maps, new characters, and new game modes. Continue reading Mario Kart 8 Deluxe coming to the Nintendo Switch in April Mario Kart 8 Deluxe coming to the Nintendo Switch in April originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

With a Week to Go in Obama Administration, EPA Sets 2025 Fuel Economy Targets in Stone

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy has decided to maintain current emissions and fuel economy standards through 2025, cementing a central pillar of the Obama administration’s green legacy. Many automakers have...Show More Summary

A hybrid Jeep Wrangler could be in the cards for new generation

Hybrid tech can help off-roaders. Continue reading A hybrid Jeep Wrangler could be in the cards for new generation A hybrid Jeep Wrangler could be in the cards for new generation originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Lexus is sending its 2017 RC F GT3 to do battle in the US and Japan

This new car will race in IMSA and Japan's GT300 simultaneously. Continue reading Lexus is sending its 2017 RC F GT3 to do battle in the US and Japan Lexus is sending its 2017 RC F GT3 to do battle in the US and Japan originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve Review – Very Good Won’t Be Good Enough

To beat the establishment at the establishment’s game, one needs either to employ a high degree of anti-establishmentarianism or prove to be obviously superior than the establishment. Recognizing that the establishment is entrenched,...Show More Summary

Bark’s Bites: Virtue Signaling Isn’t A Good Look On You, Automakers

I remember it as though it were yesterday. Well, actually, my short-term memory isn’t that good anymore, thanks to the little transient ischemic attack I had about two years ago. So, let’s say I remember it like it was the day my son...Show More Summary

President Trump might get to start his administration in a new Cadillac limo

A new version of The Beast is on the way, and it might make it in time for inauguration day. Continue reading President Trump might get to start his administration in a new Cadillac limo President Trump might get to start his administration in a new Cadillac limo originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:33:00 EST. Show More Summary

Ralph Gilles talks minivans, Millennials, mobility, and kissing Alfa Romeos

Catching up with FCA's veteran design chief. Continue reading Ralph Gilles talks minivans, Millennials, mobility, and kissing Alfa Romeos Ralph Gilles talks minivans, Millennials, mobility, and kissing Alfa Romeos originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Sergio vs. Schneiderman: New York A.G. Dives Into the Fiat Chrysler Emissions Controversy

Well known as a leading voice in the fight against climate change and a host of other progressive issues, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman now has Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in his sights. After yesterday’s bombshell announcement...Show More Summary

Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla nabs more Apple staff, Musk says charging capacity 'top priority'

Tesla gets new VP and Director courtesy of Apple. Tesla will expand existing Superchargers. King County, WA buys a lot of electric buses. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla nabs more Apple staff, Musk says charging capacity 'top...Show More Summary

Tesla Rolls out a Pricing Plan for Its No-longer-free Supercharging Stations

After lulling everyone into a false sense of security, Tesla Motors recently announced that it will begin billing new customers for making use of its Supercharging stations. The promise of free charging was replaced with the promiseShow More Summary

Four West Coast mayors want a group deal on 24,000 new EVs

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland mayors collaborated on a request for information to automakers that make electric vehicles. Continue reading Four West Coast mayors want a group deal on 24,000 new EVs Four West Coast mayors want a group deal on 24,000 new EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:15:00 EST. Show More Summary

Volkswagen tells its execs to avoid US travel for fear of more arrests

The company issues a different kind of travel warning. Continue reading Volkswagen tells its execs to avoid US travel for fear of more arrests Volkswagen tells its execs to avoid US travel for fear of more arrests originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Here’s Your Hot Toyota Yaris Hatch; Does the U.S. Want It?

Toyota promised the world a Yaris hatchback that would valiantly rise above the role of a plain-Jane commuter car, and here it is. Expected to premiere at the Geneva Motor Show this March, the high performance three-door subcompact borrows...Show More Summary

2017 will be the year the connected car becomes a reality

Your phone, home, and car will all be connected in the Internet of Things. Continue reading 2017 will be the year the connected car becomes a reality 2017 will be the year the connected car becomes a reality originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

If you're buying a new Tesla, here's how much Supercharging will cost you

Everyone gets 400 kWh to start, and then you have to pay per kWh or per minute. Continue reading If you're buying a new Tesla, here's how much Supercharging will cost you If you're buying a new Tesla, here's how much Supercharging will cost you originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:03:00 EST. Show More Summary

Matra: The Unconventional and Unexpected French Superhero

The French have always had a pension for doing things a little differently. Take Matra, for example. The Matra R530 is a medium range air-to-air missile normally fitted to the Dassault Mirage fighter jet. The Matra M530, on the other hand, is a mid-engine sports car. Show More Summary

Trackday Diaries: The Intervention

Forget what T.S. Eliot once wrote: January is the cruel month. At least in Ohio, and at least this year. One day it will be eight degrees Fahrenheit and snowing; the next day it will be sixty degrees and raining. And the moment the salt washes off the roads and makes me think it would […] The post Trackday Diaries: The Intervention appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Refreshed 2017 Toyota Prius C adds standard safety features

Toyota complements collision-avoidance, lane-assist, and automatic high-beam deployment features on its Prius C compact hybrid with improved styling. Continue reading Refreshed 2017 Toyota Prius C adds standard safety features Refreshed 2017 Toyota Prius C adds standard safety features originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:59:00 EST. Show More Summary

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