Liftoff! Tesla Debuts its $132,000 Model X (With Bio-Hazard Protection)

10.04.2015

It was a typical Tesla launch--an hour late, but plenty of spectacular features, from a big windshield and a phone holster to those amazing doors. It's only later that you scratch your head over the price and the long delay getting to market.

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VW Diesel Owners: Here's What We Know

09.28.2015

The Volkswagen emissions scandal is stunning in scope, but has plenty of precedent. How did they think they were going to get away with it this time?

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From Frankfurt's Motor Show: Electric Cars and Luxury SUVs

09.16.2015

Nearly one has an upscale sport utility, and an EV, too. Sometimes they're even the same car.

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Who Was the First Person Arrested for Drunk Driving?

09.14.2015

The hapless London cabbie was driving an electric car when he crashed into a wall, earning a 20 shillings fine.

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Toyota Rolls the Dice: Previewing the Prius in Las Vegas

09.10.2015

The 2016 Prius makes its debut at a Sin City casino. 55 mpg? Probably. And the Eco model is a wild card.

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The Big Gamble: Supercars Without Track Records

09.08.2015

Juan Gallegos is the CEO of a company that makes $200,000 supercars. But before he can sell you one he has to graduate from college. Exotics are great if you don't want to see your car coming and going, but are they a good buy?

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Not in Love: Americans Losing Their Passion for Cars

09.04.2015

Auto culture is on the decline, says a Washington Post columnist. The heads at car shows are gray, he says, and the high school parking lot is no longer a showcase for hot rods and the customizer's art.

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Honda's Sports Car Past--and Its Future

09.02.2015

Remember the performance-oriented Honda S600, the S2000? No? Then you may not see how the new S660 comes from a proud tradition. But it's the NSX that gets all the glory.

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Can Keyless Entry be a Deadly Option?

08.27.2015

A new federal suit charges that automakers need to retrofit cars so that people don't leave them running in the garage--and invite carbon monoxide poisoning.

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$2 a Gallon: What It Means

08.25.2015

It doesn't mean a return to gas guzzlers, but 30-mpg crossovers will have a field day. And will they sell a lot of Ferraris and Lamborghinis in depressed Middle Eastern countries?

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Solar Cars? Very Cool, but Still a Pipe Dream

08.19.2015

Who wouldn't want a zero-emission greenmobile powered by the sun's rays? But the sad fact is that the panels don't generate enough energy. 

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Highway Deaths Up in 2015, and Lots of "Cheap Gas" Driving Is the Cause

08.18.2015

Cars are safer than they've ever been, drunk driving is down and seatbelt use is up, so only miles traveled explains it.

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Audi's Long-Range Electric SUV Is Aimed at Tesla's Model X

08.14.2015

The new Audi could have 240 or more miles of all-electric range, which is pretty darned impressive. But it's unclear when it will hit the market.

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Soaring Prices for 7 Japanese Collector Cars

08.11.2015

The Brits, Germans, Italians and Americans pretty much rule the collector car roost, but that's changing. These Japanese cars, mostly the sporty ones, should gain lots of value in the next few years.

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Spin Control for the Lion-Killing Dentist--and Fiat Chrysler, Too

08.04.2015

Dr. Walter Palmer shot Cecil, then did everything wrong. Some automakers get spin wrong, too, but they learn from their mistakes.

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