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Eva Longoria Gets Second Tesla, Shows Love For Model X

Originally published on EV Annex. By Matt Pressman There are many celebrities that own and love electric vehicles from Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA]. Who’s the latest one? Hollywood actress and Golden Globe winner Eva Longoria is probably best known for her role on Desperate Houeswives. Show More Summary

Toyota announces recalls for defective air bags and faulty emissions controls

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Toyota announced Wednesday that it is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags, and an additional 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel emissions controls. Toyota Motor Corp. said it has not received any reports of injuries or fatalities related to either recall. About 932,000 vehicles...

Mitsubishi Motors Japan sales extend slide after mileage scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Domestic vehicle sales at Mitsubishi Motors Corp roughly halved in May for the second straight month as demand continued to fall after the Japanese automaker admitted to overstating the mileage of four mini vehicles it produced. Show More Summary

Toyota recalling 482,000 U.S. hybrids for air bag issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said late on Tuesday it is recalling 482,000 U.S. hybrid Prius and Lexus CT200h cars because of a possible airbag inflator defect. The recall covers 2010-2012 vehicles with air bag inflators that could have a small crack in a weld, which could lead to the separation of the inflator chambers. Show More Summary

Orbital ATK Rocket Motor Completes Successful Ground Test

Orbital ATK announced that the second of two rocket booster motor tests has met performance standards and provided data needed to proceed with development of a US launch vehicle to send astronauts to Mars.

'Squishy' motors and wheels give soft robots a new ride

A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water. Future versions of the versatile vehicle might be suitable for search and rescue missions after disasters, deep space and planet exploration, and manipulating objects during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to its creators. Show More Summary

After Ford Calls it Quits In Indonesia, Dealers Tell Company to Pay Up

Indonesia is the biggest vehicle market in Southeast Asia, and Ford Motor Company is running away from it. The automaker’s announcement earlier this year that it plans to stop selling vehicles in the country came as a shock to dealers, who now want Ford to compensate them in a big way, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

Rolls-Royce EX103: Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös Discusses The Future Of Luxury Mobility

VideoAs part of the BMW Vision Next 100 suite of concept vehicles, Rolls-Royce 103EX explores automobile packaging in a world evolved beyond massive piston-driven V8 or V12 motors. BMW has reactivated the pioneering spirit of Sir Frederick Henry Royce. ABOVE: Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce design chief, with EX103, the first-ever Rolls-Royce concept [...]

Horses Vs Horsepower: Watch Historic Rides Race Each Other

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

An annual race pits cars against animals - and motorized technology doesn't always win. The 'Race of the Century' event, held at the Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts, features motorized vehicles dating to the early 1900s. YouTube link (via Neatorama) The Presurfer

Nissan sues South Korea government over accusations of emissions cheating

SEOUL (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd's South Korean unit said it has filed a lawsuit over claims by the government that the automaker had cheated on emissions with its Qashqai diesel sport utility vehicle.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Being Developed to Power Underwater US Navy Drones

The next generation of unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV) for the US Navy are being developed with a power source originally created in an attempt to make environment-friendly cars that emit no carbon, the US automaker General Motors (GM) said in a press release.

Electric race car destroys acceleration world record

Electric cars accelerate quickly because electric motors always operate at maximum torque. The new electric race car prototype from a group of Swiss students takes that to the extreme, though. The vehicle, known […]

Nissan & Dongfeng Introducing Low-Price EV In China In Next Few Months

The Nissan Motors and Dongfeng Motor Group partnership will be introducing a new “low price” electric vehicle to the Chinese auto market sometime this summer, according to recent reports. The new low-price electric vehicle (EV) will reportedly sell for around 30% less than the models for sale currently. Show More Summary

Nissan's Next Leaf EV Could Travel 550km On One Charge

Nissan’s next-generation Leaf all-electric hatchback could be capable of driving well over 500km on a single charge, if indications on a recent concept car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show and an interview with Nissan’s electric vehicle boss are any evidence. Show More Summary

Kia breaks premium brands' 27-year run atop J.D. Power Initial Quality Study - Roadshow

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Chrysler and Jeep earn honors for best improvement, and seven General Motors vehicles rest atop their respective segments.

Ford Is Testing Out a New Car-Sharing Program, and Literally No One Has Signed Up   

Back in February, Ford Motors’ financial-services division, Ford Credit, launched a pilot program in Austin called Credit Link, through which prospective car buyers could split a lease on a vehicle with two to five other consumers rather than lease or buy one by themselves. Show More Summary

Luxury cars take back seat to Kia in JD Power quality study

(Reuters) - For the first time in 27 years, a non luxury brand, Kia Motors, scored tops in the annual initial quality study of new vehicles sold in the United States by J.D. Power, the business consultancy said. For only the second time in the study's 30-year history, American brands got better marks collectively than their non-domestic counterparts. Show More Summary

Self-Driving Cars Will Soon Have A Fatal Accident … If These Statistics Don’t Lie

Originally published on Gas2. Numbers don’t lie. Statistics tell us that one person dies in a motor vehicle accident in the United States for every 100 million miles driven. Americans drive a lot of miles, so the total number of highway deaths every year is quite high. Show More Summary

Elon Musk aims to build clean energy giant with Tesla bid for SolarCity

Imagine every home around the world with a renewable energy storage system collecting emissions-free energy from rooftop solar panels and using that clean power to charge electric vehicles. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday tookShow More Summary

VW gets approval for fixes on another 1 million cars, total 3.7 million: CEO

HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen has received regulatory approval for technical fixes on another 1 million diesel cars and expects the number to keep growing, Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said. Germany's motor vehicle authority...Show More Summary

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