Toyota has to scale back sliding sedans, Jaguar’s in a pickle, Tesla needs money for Chinese push, Volkswagen is betting big again on EVs, and Brexit is bothering BMW and Rolls-Royce. That and more on The Morning Shift on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.
In theory, plug-in hybrid cars are the perfect stepping stone to shifting from internal combustion engines to fully electric cars, getting us all used to the idea of plugging in our rides instead of filling them up. But a recent report from the BBC suggests that a lot of hybrid sales in the UK came from large tax…
After just a few years on the market, the China-built Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will be no more. Likely killed by new trade tariffs between the U.S. and China and probably lackluster sales, I’m not sure it will really be missed.
If America won’t get its shit together on EVs, maybe China will do it for us. That and more on The Morning Shift on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.
The $70,000 electric Jaguar I-Pace crossover made up nearly 10 percent of Jaguar’s total sales in October, according to reports. That’s a pretty huge piece of the pie chart for a new, expensive, all-electric luxury vehicle, in a world where a lot of people want more efficient cars but a small fraction are currently…
I have never seen a car do a better donut from standstill than this heavily modified, electrified Audi S3 with Formula E motors called the Schaeffler 4ePerformance Concept.
The Tesla Model 3, like most electric vehicles, uses regenerative braking to help trickle charge the car’s battery and extend the range. In theory, one could use the regenerative powers of the car’s motors to charge the battery by having the whole thing towed, and now a Model 3 owner has put that to the test.
The cost of EV adoption is high, Volkswagen doubles down on offering a cheaper EV than Tesla, and General Motors talks the totally real possibilities of flying cars. All of that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
Some of Volkswagen’s new electric cars will be priced at less than 20,000 euros (around $22,800), according to Reuters. That amount is somewhat less than what we heard it might be last month, when VW said they would be priced similarly to their diesel models.
Soon Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Fiat Chrysler will be putting a new crossover on sale. What’s weird is that they’re all the same exact car. And none of them designed it. But where they will be selling it gives a bit of a clue why all this is happening.
We know Cadillac is going through a bit of a reorganization at the moment, as it tries to walk back all the #brand stuff former CEO Johan de Nysschen has done over the last few years to focus on SUVs and crossovers. But this image sent to us of an alleged Cadillac key fob is absolutely bewildering as to what kind of…
The one carmaker that could do no wrong falters, BMW and Lexus just went nuts, and one country figured out a genius new way to up electric car sales. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.
The co-founder of the struggling Faraday Future, Nick Sampson, has resigned from his role, claiming the company is “effectively insolvent” and unable to pay its debts as even more employees are reportedly furloughed and operations scaled back.
FCA might not abandon Ram production in Mexico after all, China considers an EV sales tax cut, and NHTSA’s thinking about headlights—all of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.
GM’s beefing with the Trump administration, Honda might move some Fit production to Japan, and Ford and Volkswagen are becoming better friends—all of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.
The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace has generated plenty of buzz, with the automaker expecting it to produce 240 miles of range on a single charge. The official result, per multiple reports, is that Jaguar landed a few miles shy of that target, clocking in at 234 total.
GM get the Ford treatment, Germany can’t make up its mind, and for some reason regulators can’t just trust Audi with “software updates.” These stories and more for The Morning Shift on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.
The somewhat awkwardly named BMW i Andretti Motorsport team set the fastest times in Formula E pre-season testing at Valencia this week, some five seconds per lap quicker than the pre-season testing at the same circuit a year ago. The team’s lead driver Antonio Felix da Costa posted the best lap with a 1:16.977s time,…
Schaeffler Group is an incredibly large automotive components conglomerate. It owns companies which produce everything from tires and belts to wheel bearings and EV motors. It is also title sponsor of the Schaeffler Abt Audi Formula E team. As a way of activating that sponsorship, the team built a wild all-wheel drive…
Hot off the news that the Porsche Taycan sedan will be priced the below the Panamera to challenge the Tesla Model S directly in the European market, Porsche announced that its board has greenlit production of a crossover version based on the Mission E Cross Turismo concept. Bring on the electric lifted wagons!