Tag: automobiles

Truck Driven Into a Crowd in Stockholm, Injuring Several

Authorities in Sweden’s capital say a beer truck was driven into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street and into a department store in the center part of the city on Friday. At least two people have been killed and many more have been injured, according to local reports. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted a…

Tesla Unveils Model X SUV [VIDEO]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the long-awaited Model X sport-utility vehicle Tuesday night at the company factory just south of San Francisco. Billed as the world’s quickest SUV, the electric crossover can go from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds and has a range of 250 miles per charge. The new…

Fiat Chrysler to Buy Back 500,000 Pickups in Recall Deal

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls. The trucks, which are the company’s top-selling vehicle, have defective steering parts that can cause…

Honda expands airbag recall nationally

Honda said Wednesday that it will expand its driver-side air bag recall nationally, agreeing to a US government request per the NHTSA. “Why are we doing this? Because our customers have concerns and we want to address them,” a Honda executive said.

Tesla Model S named top overall pick by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports named the Tesla Model S the top overall pick in its annual automotive survey. A score of 99 out of 100 made the Tesla Model S Consumer Reports’ highest-rated model. It’s also the best score a model has ever received from the magazine. “Tesla is going up against established brands, and yet it…

Nissan Plans To Offer Affordable Self-Driving Cars By 2020

Nissan plans to offer affordable self-driving cars by 2020 It plans to demonstrate its autonomous tech later this year Nissan announced today that it expects to begin selling multiple models of self-driving cars by 2020. Self-driving cars, also known as autonomous drive vehicles, use cameras and sensors to detect roadway lanes and objects around them…

Retired NASCAR Driver Dick Trickle Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Wound

Richard “Dick” Trickle — who parlayed a legendary reputation as a short-track driver into a full-time career on stock car racing’s biggest stages in the 1990s — died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said. He was 71. A Lincoln County dispatcher received a call — believed to have…

Obama Seeks $2 Billion In Research On Cleaner Fuels

Obama Seeks $2 Billion In Research On Cleaner Fuels With few options available for financing his clean-energy ambitions, President Obama on Friday will propose diverting $2 billion in revenue from federal oil and gas leases over the next decade to pay for research on advanced vehicles, White House officials said. Mr. Obama will visit the…

Redesigned Corvette Finally Revealed

GM has revealed its highly anticipated 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at the 2013 North American International AutoShow (NAIAS) in Detroit to much fanfare. The seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray, the C7, has been redesigned from the ground up and features bold new styling. GM says the new Corvette shares only two parts with its predecessor. (General Motors;…

$1 Billion Deal Major Step in Toyota Legal Trouble

With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds of lawsuits and struggling with a tarnished image has ended, though another remains. The settlement — unprecedented in its size according to a plaintiff’s attorney — brings an end to…