As part of a consortium, Sprint Power, a new British technology company specialising in the innovation of electric propulsion, has been awarded £3.4million of funding from the UK government to develop wireless charging modules for taxis. The West Midlands based business is tasked with the development of a custom wireless charging interface module and software,
Part 3 of Ultimate Adventure 2017. On Day Four of the Ultimate Adventure we left Payson, Arizona, and caravanned to the rockcrawl trail, Pyeatt Draw. With huge boulders, big ledges, and dry waterfalls, Pyeatt Draw held the potential for carnage. And it delivered on that potential. Any weaknesses the triple-digit heat didn’t expose were soon
In the ’80s and ’90s there was a running joke that Lotus, a brand whose vehicles once enjoyed a checkered reliability record, stood for “Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.” These days, we’re thinking about changing that jab to “Lots Of Temptation, Unattainable Stateside,” because most Lotuses are hot items but aren’t available in the U.S.
The New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers is suing Ford Motor Co. and its Lincoln luxury brand over what it says are unfair discounts for certain retailers who comply with a commitment program requiring standalone showrooms. The lawsuit, filed Friday in New Jersey State Superior Court, alleges that the program — which Lincoln reworked last
It’s been widely reported that the Volkswagen ID Crozz, the company’s first purpose-built EV sold in the US, will be an all-wheel-drive electric crossover. The specs, based on the concept version unveiled in China in 2017, are 302 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, Autocar reported today that a GTX version of the ID
A couple of weeks ago, we brought you a video showing the new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 squaring off against a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE and Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye in a drag race. It was the Mustang that won that challenge. Now, the guys over at Throttle House have pitted the same trio
Tesla Inc.’s plans to build a factory outside Berlin could be under threat if construction work doesn’t begin by mid-March, according to the economy minister for the Brandenburg region where the site is located. Under German environmental regulations, the project in the town of Gruenheide could be delayed by nine months unless work begins before
Oakland Raiders’ Josh Jacobs has a conversation with his younger self in Kia’s Super Bowl ad, which puts a spotlight on youth homelessness. The star running back grew up poor in Tulsa, Okla., including enduring a stint of homelessness while in middle school. In the ad from agencyDavid & Goliath, Jacobs is shown driving around
The first trailer for “Fast and Furious 9” released Friday is full of the explosions, nitrous boosts, and unrealistic stunts fans of the franchise demand from their movies. Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto, has moved to a farm, working on a tractor with his son Brian, who was introduced as a baby in the previous
The 2020 Toyota Yaris goes far on thrift and short on just about everything else. The subcompact sedan starts at just $16,605 (including $955 destination) in base L trim. The sedan and hatchback are offered in LE and XLE trim, which tops out at $19,705. Despite that low starting price, the Yaris is undercut by
Elon Musk has a pretty busy schedule as he’s the head of Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Company. Despite having to oversee all those companies, he’s managed to find time to create some electronic dance music. Dubbed “Don’t Doubt Ur Vibe,” the song is basically electronic music mixed with someone repeatedly saying “Don’t Doubt Ur
DETROIT — This year’s rollout of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ latest Uconnect connected-vehicle platform will highlight an incongruous dynamic in the automaker’s technology portfolio. While FCA has lagged rivals in areas such as electrification and vehicle autonomy, the company by many accounts has been able to master one of the industry’s most frustrating stumbling blocks: infotainment.