As production winds down for the 2015 Nissan Leaf in anticipation of a 2016 replacement, sales declined 45 percent from June’s 2,074 to July’s 1,174. Nissan offered no commentary as to why it sees the sales declining, but it may not be as simple as consumer interest decreasing. Certainly consumers are sitting back as the […]

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Mercedes-AMG models will have hybrid powertrains by the end of the decade. According to the German automaker’s head of research and development, Thomas Weber, hybrid AMG performance cars could be on sale by 2020 due to increasing pressure on the performance sub-brand to reduce CO2 output of its model lineup. Currently, Mercedes offers a few […]

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One hacker claims he has a device that can take over any GM vehicle equipped with OnStar. Samy Kamkar calls his device OwnStar and built it for around $100 and allows the hacker to lock, unlock and start the car. Unlike the recent Jeep Cherokee and Uconnect hack, which was done wirelessly and remotely, OwnStar […]

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Diesel fuel prices are at their lowest levels since 2009. According to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, diesel fuel was cheaper than gasoline in 21 states while being significantly cheaper than Midgrade and Premium gasoline. In fact, in the state of California, diesel is 70 cents cheaper per gallon than Regular gasoline. If you’ve been […]

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Tesla is starting a new referral program that will encourage people to refer new car buyers to the brand with a chance to get a free Model X. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, explained the new discount strategy yesterday during an earnings call yesterday afternoon. Simply put, current Model S owners can refer new […]

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Just as consumers are eagerly hoping for driverless cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and hundreds of others are urging military researchers to be careful what they wish for. Not quite predicting the day that Skynet becomes self aware, Musk, and others including Stephen Hawking are urging them to cease development of autonomous artificial intelligence weapons. […]

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The Audi C-BEV concept will debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, likely previewing the upcoming Q6 electric crossover. Renderings of the Audi C-BEV concept made an early appearance on the Internet today, revealing what will likely be the recently rumored 2019 Audi Q6 aimed to take on the Tesla Model X electric crossover. […]

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Never mind that Texas is in a stand-off with Tesla over rights to open stores, Stream is bringing 10 new Model S sedans to its Dallas headquarters to give away for free. The company, a “provider of services for the connected home, including Energy Services, Mobile Services and Protective Services,” will do the honors this […]

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The average vehicle on U.S. roads is roughly 11.5 years old. That means that the average car driving beside you was bought brand new in 2004 (like the 2004 Civic, seen below). According to IHS Automotive, overall vehicle registrations have grown by 2 percent compared to last year, and now sit at a record 257.9 […]

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As General Motors works on secondary uses for the Chevrolet Volt battery a recent opportunity came up to nab a Guinness World Record in Canada. At the Pan American Games in Toronto, from July 17-27, a record 4,739 people pedaled bikes to generate electricity into a Volt’s battery. The record title: the most number of […]

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