WASHINGTON — Tesla Inc. filed a petition with U.S. auto safety regulators saying that 612,000 vehicles produced since 2012 do not fully comply with federal safety standards because displays can be switched from miles per hour to only metric measurements, documents released on Friday show. The automaker asked NHTSA to declare the noncompliance issue inconsequential
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Toyota will pay a penalty of $180 million for failing to comply with the Clean Air Act’s emissions-reporting requirements from 2005-2015, according to a filing today by the US Department of Justice. Over that time period, Toyota delayed required filings about emissions defects and failed to inform the EPA about progress on recalls related to
TOKYO — Kia is dumping “Motors” from its corporate name as part of a global brand relaunch meant to position the South Korea automaker as a mover in electric vehicles and new mobility. In changing its name to Kia Corp., from Kia Motors Corp., the company is reaching for a new identity that better reflects
Every single car to roll out of Koenigsegg’s factory in Sweden is special, but the limited-run One:1 is certainly one of the most remarkable. Based on the Agera, the One:1 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 as the ultimate expression of what a Koenigsegg could be at that time. Just six customer
The production version of Volkswagen’s ID Buzz concept — a retro-styled take on the VW Microbus — will not arrive in U.S. showrooms in 2022 as originally promised. Scott Keogh, CEO of Volkswagen of America, said VW’s battery-electric homage to its vintage microbuses — which has excited potential buyers since it was first shown in
Pinterest users are known to be planners, with some using the platform to create vehicle wish lists that they hope to turn into reality one day. Digital Air Strike, a digital marketing agency, is helping dealerships pursue Pinterest’s affluent users as they build digital boards showing interests that can include wedding dresses and food as
Renault is going retro with its latest electric-car concept. The Renault 5 Prototype features styling inspired by the R5 hatchback (sold as the LeCar) in the United States, which launched in 1972 and remained on sale for about a decade. The 5 Prototype’s flat sides, boxy wheel arches, and tilted C-pillar all reference the R5,
What kind of car is the 2021 Porsche Cayenne? What does it compare to? The Porsche Cayenne kicked off the idea of the luxury performance SUV. It’s a five-passenger mid-size crossover offered in standard and coupe body styles. Is the 2021 Porsche Cayenne a good car? Review continues below Porsche pours excellence into the Cayenne.
Sure, leave your 789 HP supercar in the hands of a stranger – what’s the worst thing that can happen? We should let Genoa FC goalkeeper Federico Marchetti answer that question, whose garage is now short a $335,000 Ferrari 812 Superfast. The Italian soccer player had left his car to be washed and expected it
Toyota Motor Corp. thinks cars that can drive themselves should be able to clean themselves, too. The automaker filed a U.S. patent application for a system that would allow autonomous vehicles to sense when they’re dirty and drive to a car wash. The system determines when the vehicle has traveled on an unpaved road or
Tesla recently introduced the Standard Range version of the Model Y, which was announced at the beginning, but then removed from the online design studio. It’s kind of surprising, especially since Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that 250 miles of range (EPA estimate) is a new minimum. Well, the SR version of the Model Y
In 2019 the High Court ruled Bentley Motors had infringed the trademark of Manchester-based Bentley Clothing.
WASHINGTON — Toyota Motor Corp. has settled a lengthy Justice Department civil probe into its delayed filing of emissions-related defect reports for $180 million, the government said in a court filing. Reuters first reported the expected settlement on Thursday to resolve the violations of the Clean Air Act. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is
By Maria Merano Posted on January 13, 2021 Weddle and Sons Roofing recently managed to complete a 12kW Tesla Solar Roof installation in a single day. The same roofing company installed a 15kW Tesla Solar Roof system in just four days late last year. Based on its recent installation, Weddle and Sons Roofing has shown
WASHINGTON — U.S. traffic deaths jumped dramatically after coronavirus lockdowns ended in 2020, rising 13.1 percent in the three months ending Sept. 30 to the highest rate since 2005 despite a decline in driving, auto safety regulators said on Wednesday. In total, 11,260 people died on U.S. roads in the third quarter of 2020, up
The Germans continue to have a stranglehold over the sports sedan segment, but there is a new player in the segment in the form of the 2021 Acura TLX. To see if the Acura is up to the task, the guys over at Throttle House put it to the test at their test track and
HAMBURG — Volkswagen said it would further cut car production at its Wolfsburg plant in northern Germany due to a shortage of semiconductors that has hit the industry worldwide. Staff producing the Tiguan, Touran, and Seat Tarraco models at Wolfsburg will work reduced hours, VW said in a statement on Wednesday. Production of the Golf
DETROIT — The Detroit auto show, rescheduled because of the pandemic, has been canceled altogether for 2021, organizers said Monday. The show, slated for September in downtown Detroit, will be replaced this year by an outdoor, enthusiast-focused event at a racetrack north of Detroit in Pontiac, Mich. While many details have yet to be worked
Bentley on Tuesday named Andreas Mindt as its new design chief. Mindt is currently head of exterior design at fellow Volkswagen Group brand Audi and starts his new role on March 1. He replaces Stefan Sielaff, himself an ex-Audi designer, who is leaving Bentley after a six-year stint to pursue other opportunities. In his new
What kind of vehicle is the 2021 GMC Canyon? What does it compare to? The 2021 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup truck that shares DNA with the Chevy Colorado. It competes with the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier. Is the 2021 GMC Canyon a good truck? Review continues below It is
Three years ago, Datong Yang and Guifang Huo purchased a brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class for $160,000. What the couple didn’t expect for a car of that price, or any car for that matter, was for the steering wheel to seize up on multiple occasions before the vehicle was even a year old. As reported by the
TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. will officially launch the e-Palette autonomous people mover this summer, about a year behind schedule because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But when the shuttle finally starts transporting people around Tokyo, Toyota says the operating systems running it will be almost as unique as the all-electric runabout’s rolling-box design. Toyota detailed
WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday urged automakers to address inadequate vehicle manufacturers’ emergency response guides to address EV fires. The recommendations follow a series of NTSB investigations into four Tesla EV battery fires since 2017, including three high-speed crashes in which the lithium-ion battery reignited after firefighters extinguished the vehicle fires.
Rivian’s upcoming Amazon delivery van has been spotted in the wild in the LA area, seemingly being used in some sort of test capacity in the real world. It looks about as we expected it would, but one surprise stands out: a loud “pedestrian-warning” noisemaker which sounds about as unpleasant as our worst dreams. Just
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration agreed on Tuesday to an auto industry request to delay the start of dramatically higher penalties for companies that fail to meet fuel efficiency requirements, a move that could save the industry hundreds of millions of dollars or more. The decision — announced eight days before President-elect Joe Biden takes
Bentley has appointed Audi’s head of exterior styling, Andreas Mindt, to lead design at the British ultraluxury brand. Mindt will be tasked with defining the design language for the company’s electrified future, Bentley said in a statement on Tuesday. He succeeds Stefan Sielaff, who has left Bentley after nearly six years as design boss. Mindt
DETROIT — General Motors is launching a commercial electric vehicle business called BrightDrop and locked in FedEx Express as the first customer for a delivery van later this year. The BrightDrop brand will offer electric products, software and services, GM said Tuesday. Its products will include a commercial van known as the EV600 and an
The famed Borg-Warner Trophy features the images of every driver who has won the Indianapolis 500-mile auto race. But a new race is scheduled for October 2021 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway featuring cars without drivers, at least without a human driver sitting in the cockpit. The inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge, which unveiled its Dallara