Tesla Model 3 prototypes seen hitting the streets

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Two weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased the first 6-second video of a newly minted, almost-final version of the $35,000 car, prototypes have begun to appear in the wild. The following images of two Model 3’s were taken outside the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. With about 400,000 reservations at $1,000 a piece, this is arguably the most …

Mercedes-Benz To Increase Electric Models by 2022

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Mercedes-Benz is accelerating its roll-out of battery-powered autos in a race to meet tighter emissions rules as European buyers turn away from fuel-efficient diesel cars. In a $10.8 billion project, the world’s largest luxury-car maker intends to release 10 new electric vehicles by 2022. The expedited time frame reflects the urgency facing manufacturers as they brace for a shift away from …

Buy a New Car From Your Couch? Almost.

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The auto dealer looked like a ripe target for disruption when retailing moved online. Now that startups have tried and failed to beat the car salesman, many are taking a different route: catering to them. After watching predecessors like TrueCar Inc. and Ford Motor Co. stumble in their attempts to bring more Amazon-like e-commerce to car shopping, a new wave …

U.S. 2016 Vehicles First to Fall Short of Fuel Economy Targets

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U.S. light vehicles from the 2016 model year up will be the first to fall short of federal fuel economy targets in more than a decade, according to a new projection from regulators. This could be the beginning of  a push by automakers to ease efficiency standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration forecasts that 2016 models will average 32.1 …

U.S. Car Sales See Missed February Car Sale Forecasts

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General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler all missed U.S. February sales forecasts on Wednesday, led by a plunge in small and midsize models, as incentives rise and concerns endure about auto loans and plateauing auto sales. In January, Ford CEO Mark Fields said the only reason to build new factories is to meet higher demand and noted U.S. demand is …

Steering supplier JTEKT begins reinventing the wheel

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What will the world’s biggest steering supplier do in the coming era of autonomous driving, when cars will steer themselves and need no hands to hold the wheel? It’s a question that Tetsuo Agata, president of Japan’s JTEKT Corp., has been asking. The Toyota Group supplier makes around a quarter of the world’s steering systems. JTEKT is putting their focus …

Jaguar Reveals First Electric Jaguar, I-Pace

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Jaguar has revealed a 400 horsepower all-electric concept SUV dubbed the I-Pace. Production versions of the vehicle are expected to be available sometime in 2018. This will be the first electric car for Jaguar and only their second SUV. Their first SUV the F-Pace has quickly become their best selling vehicle. It’s expected to have a driving range of 220 …

Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe Was Hidden In Hollywood Apartment For Decades

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It’s not everyday that you find a classic car, mid-restoration, hidden away in a Hollywood apartment. Even more so when said car is a classic Ferrari. For one Southern California lawyer, who wishes to remain anonymous, this is exactly what happened. When he heard from one of his clients that they had a car hidden away in their apartment he …

How to Care For Tinted Windows

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Getting your windows tinted is an excellent way to enhance your vehicle. Window tint provides: Privacy Protection from the sun’s UV rays Sleeker appearance Caring for your tinted car windows isn’t a complicated procedure but is one that has to be done right so your window tint will last as long as possible. Note: Factory-installed tinted windows are not a …