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A month after its release, Tesla Model S drivers are already reporting noticeable progress in the car’s autopilot capabilities. When Tesla begin releasing its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” last month, CEO Elon Musk announced that each vehicle would collect data and send it to the network. This information would then be used to improve the software and […]

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Executives at Porsche say they had no idea the Cayenne Diesel used a defeat device, and have announced that they are discontinuing all sales immediately. “Late this morning, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. received a notice of violation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel,” the company said […]

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Following the realization that Volkswagen was achieving emission requirements only by using a defeat device, some in the automotive industry are wondering how promising it is for carmakers to produce affordable diesel-powered cars. Part of the reason it’s difficult to make a profit on diesel cars in the U.S., said Mark Wakefield, automotive managing director […]

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Without issuing a press release or a notice to its consumers, Tesla has ended its $100 flat fee for its mobile servicing pickup. The flat fee was part of Tesla’s service plan, which is separate from warranty repairs. Customers that purchased the pre-paid plan received an annual inspection and replacement of “all wear and tear […]

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The upcoming launch of the Honda Clarity doesn’t mark the brand’s introduction into the fuel cell vehicle category, but a continuation. Drawing on the 2008-to-present FCX Clarity, Honda retained a portion of its original fuel cell vehicle’s (FCV) name and the four-door sedan layout. But the new Clarity – which debuted this week at the […]

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Toyota is recalling 2 million vehicles in the U.S., saying an error during the manufacturing of a power window switch may cause a vehicle fire. A dozen different Toyota models are involved in the recall, including the 2007 and 2009 Camry Hybrid, and 2008-2011 Highlander Hybrid SUVs. The problem lies in the power window master […]

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About 2,000 people have already raised their hand for a Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, which is now on sale in select California markets. Toyota anticipates that it will fulfill about half of those orders for the 2016 model year, with an allotment of just under 1,000 Mirai sedans for the U.S. through mid […]

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According to Consumer Reports’ annual Auto Reliability Survey, hybrids are more reliable than plug-in hybrid (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Information from more than 740,00 vehicles was compiled for the recently released update, with consumer input on the powertrain, electrical system, suspension and about a dozen other categories used to estimate the reliability of […]

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The Tesla Model S P85D exceeded Consumer Reports scale when tested earlier this year, but the consumer organization said the sedan doesn’t follow through with a similar high score when it comes to reliability. Because the reliability rating of the Model S dropped from last year’s “average” rating, to this year’s “below average” rating, Consumer […]

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Though last week’s software update has unlocked “autopilot” capabilities on newer Tesla Model S sedans, some countries have yet to give the technology the green light. Included in the 7.0 software update is a new user interface with a range of self-driving features. These allow any capable Model S to steer itself down the highway, […]

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