An Electric Car With Swedish Roots, and a Rebellious Streak

The Polestar 2 inherits some classic Scandinavian design elements from its Volvo lineage, but aims to be a little more free spirited.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #polestar-performance-ab, #volvo-car-corp

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Six Enormous Hot-Dog-Shaped Vehicles Travel America, Spreading Only Brand Awareness and Joy

A pandemic cannot stop either marketing or human emotions.

#automobiles, #careers-and-professions, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #your-feed-selfcare

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Line Holders Are Paid to Wait All Night Outside Motor Vehicle Offices

A huge backlog at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has spawned a new gig worker.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-motor-vehicle-commission, #shutdowns-institutional

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How Green Is That Electric Car? And When It Hits 100 M.P.H.?

The Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan give environmentally conscious speedsters an outlet for their desires.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #porsche-ag, #tesla-motors-inc

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Can You Stop a Car With Your Hand?

Open window, extend arm and your car will slow very slightly. But you’ll need more than a few arms to bring it to a halt.

#automobiles, #brakes, #physics, #wind, #your-feed-science

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How to Celebrate Halloween From Your Car

Drive-in horror film screenings and fright-night experiences are popping up around the country for a pandemic-safe holiday.

#automobiles, #drive-in-theaters, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #ghosts, #halloween, #haunted-houses, #movies, #parking-garages-and-lots, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Tesla Third-Quarter Auto Sales Surge

Tesla reported record deliveries in the third quarter as growing interest in electric vehicles and other cars boosted sales across the industry.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #general-motors, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #tesla-motors-inc

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A YouTuber Hangs His Own Shingle With an Auction Website

Doug DeMuro has a strong following for his giddy videos about exotic and quirky cars. Cars & Bids, his new site, got off to a roaring start.

#auctions, #automobiles, #cars-and-bids-llc, #computers-and-the-internet, #demuro-doug, #entrepreneurship, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Prosecutors Target Ex-Audi Chief in First VW Emissions Trial

Rupert Stadler is accused of continuing to sell cars with illegal software even after Volkswagen’s cheating scandal came to light.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobiles, #diesel-power, #engines, #frauds-and-swindling, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #hatz-wolfgang, #liang-james, #pamio-zaccheo-giovanni, #schmidt-oliver, #stadler-rupert-1963, #volkswagen-ag, #winterkorn-martin

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What to Know About Your Used Car

Sales of previously owned vehicles are booming, but many new owners may not realize what they’re in for in terms of upkeep.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #carfax, #content-type-service, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #engines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #used-cars

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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 15 Years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.

#automobiles, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Elon Musk Promises to Make a $25,000 Tesla (in 3 Years)

Tesla said it was working on advances that would lower the cost of batteries and increase their capacity to store energy.

#automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fremont-calif, #musk-elon, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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Trevor Milton of Nikola Resigns Amid Fraud Claims

Trevor Milton, founder and executive chairman of Nikola, resigned after an investment fund accused him of making false assertions about the company’s technology.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #general-motors, #milton-trevor, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #short-selling, #stocks-and-bonds

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The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.

#automobiles, #baden-wurttemberg-germany, #batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #carnegie-mellon-university, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #frankfurt-germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hyundai-motor-co, #karlsruhe-institute-of-technology, #kelley-blue-book-co, #lucid-motors-inc, #musk-elon, #renault-sa, #sweden, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag, #wood-mackenzie-ltd

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With Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Gone, Greg Kelly Faces Trial Alone

Japanese prosecutors say the former car executive helped Ghosn conceal his pay. For the world, the country’s court system itself could face judgment.

#automobiles, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #kelly-greg-nissan-executive, #nissan-motor-co, #tokyo-japan

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Chevy’s Little Engine That Could

For six decades, a small-block Chevy has powered the dreams of hot-rodders and Corvettes, and plenty of other cars, even a Ford Mustang.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #engineering-and-engineers, #engines

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On the Packing List This Year: Masks, Sanitizer and a Very Good Boy

Neither house sitters nor jetting off for the weekend are possibilities for most dog owners who want to travel right now. So these furry friends are increasingly curled up in the back (or front) seat, enjoying the ride.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #pets, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Looking to Buy a Used Car in the Pandemic? So Is Everyone Else

Eager to avoid public transit and Uber, and to save money, buyers are emptying dealerships.

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #used-cars

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A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

Driven by an early fascination with the American West, a photographer set off to travel part of America’s most celebrated highway.

#albuquerque-nm, #antique-and-classic-cars, #arizona, #automobiles, #gallup-nm, #holbrook-ariz, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #photography, #roads-and-traffic, #travel-and-vacations, #winslow-ariz

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Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’

A Japanese company said it had completed a manned flight of its electrical vertical takeoff and landing machine. Experts say the technology needs work and that it will be expensive.

#automobiles, #electrical-vertical-takeoff-and-landing-machine, #evtol, #flying-cars, #innovation, #japan, #skydrive-inc

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German Automotive Giant Admits It Was a Nazi Accomplice

The company, Continental, is the latest to offer a detailed exposé of its wartime use of slave labor and other crimes.

#automobiles, #concentration-camps, #continental-ag, #degenhart-elmar, #forced-labor, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Dennis Williams, Former U.A.W. Leader, Is Accused of Conspiracy

The ex-president of the United Auto Workers is charged with using union funds for personal expenses. The case is part of a long federal investigation.

#automobiles, #corruption-institutional, #crime-and-criminals, #embezzlement, #jones-gary-1956, #organized-labor, #united-automobile-workers, #williams-dennis-1953

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Electric Vehicle Makers Find a Back Door to Wall Street

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are helping them and other fledgling companies raise money and gain coveted stock listings.

#ackman-william-a, #automobiles, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #initial-public-offerings, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #trucks-and-trucking

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Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.

#automobiles, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #computers-and-the-internet, #franchises, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #state-legislatures, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries, #zimmer-john-1984

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Daimler to Settle U.S. Emissions Charges for $2.2 Billion

The agreement is a small fraction of the sum that Volkswagen paid after admitting to emissions cheating in 2015.

#automobiles, #daimler-ag, #fines-penalties, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #mercedes-benz, #stuttgart-germany, #volkswagen-ag

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Retail Chains and Small Businesses Are Struggling in N.Y.C.

Since March, more than 2,800 businesses in the city have permanently closed, and others are barely holding on. Even national chains are leaving.

#automobiles, #bank-street-bookstore-manhattan-ny, #bryant-park-grill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business

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New York, Where Many Chose Not to Drive Ever, is Suddenly Motor City

New Yorkers have historically been lukewarm on car ownership. Then came the you-know-what.

#automobiles, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #used-cars

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Are More Car-Free Streets in N.Y.C.’s Future?

The tension between “those who see cars as evil and those who see cars as essential” intensifies as social distancing puts a premium on space.

#automobiles, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-reopenings, #indian-health-service, #kayden-jerold-s, #lander-brad, #native-americans, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #roads-and-traffic, #telemedicine

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What if Your Home Could Be Mobile, but Also You Could Park It?

A start-up rethinks a little about how to live.

#automobiles, #burning-man-festival, #mercedes-benz, #vans, #your-feed-selfcare

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A Formula 1 Season Like No Other

The pandemic has forced the sport to patch together a schedule with new races and new tracks, with more to come. What’s the same is Mercedes, which is still on top.

#automobile-racing, #automobiles, #brawn-ross, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #formula-one, #international-automobile-federation

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‘Motorcycle of Tomorrow’ Is Heavy on Flair and Light on the Environment

Pineapple “leather,” flax seed instead of plastic: Tarform, based in Brooklyn, aims to set a standard with its retro-futuristic cafe racer.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #kravtchouk-taras, #luxury-goods-and-services, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #start-ups, #tarform-inc

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Star Technologist Who Crossed Google Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Anthony Levandowski, a onetime star Silicon Valley engineer of self-driving cars, had pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets.

#automobiles, #computers-and-the-internet, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #google-inc, #industrial-espionage, #intellectual-property, #levandowski-anthony, #uber-technologies-inc, #waymo

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Driving Across the Globe to Fight Child Trafficking

Renée Brinkerhoff has been on a quest, on almost every continent, to use racing “as a platform to do something about” a global scourge. Next stop, Antarctica.

#automobile-racing, #automobiles, #brinkerhoff-renee, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #human-trafficking, #philanthropy

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Florida Man Bought Lamborghini With Coronavirus Aid, U.S. Say

David T. Hines, 29, was arrested and charged with three felonies after spending relief money on the $318,497 car, clothes and jewelry, federal prosecutors said.

#automobiles, #frauds-and-swindling, #shutdowns-institutional

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How to Move During the Coronavirus

But you’re scared about doing it during a pandemic. Here’s our F.A.Q. on changing homes (and cities) safely.

#american-automobile-assn, #automobiles, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moving-and-moving-industry, #travel-and-vacations

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Road Trips are Great. Except for the Driving.

I wasn’t looking for an exotic vacation, just a temporary reprieve from compulsive news-watching and a dose of in-person fun with family and friends.

#automobiles, #back-human-body-part, #catskills-nys-area, #chicago-ill, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interstate-95, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #roads-and-traffic, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations

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Letting Your Insurer Ride Shotgun, for a Discounted Rate

Most big car insurers offer apps that monitor your driving, and one start-up requires it. The trade-off in privacy is a premium that could be substantially cheaper for safe drivers.

#allstate-corp, #automobile-insurance-and-liability, #automobiles, #computers-and-the-internet, #farmers-insurance-group, #geico-government-employees-insurance-co, #mobile-applications, #progressive-casualty-insurance-co, #smartphones, #state-farm-insurance-cos

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Automakers Are Making Cars, but Virus Surge Puts That at Risk

Some workers are calling on the industry to shut down plants in states where virus cases have increased sharply in recent weeks.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #missouri, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-automobile-workers

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Black Behind the Wheel

On a road trip to Detroit, reflections on the car as a symbol of aspiration and adventure. But if you’re Black in America, that lovely machine isn’t always a refuge.

#automobiles, #black-lives-matter-movement, #detroit-mich, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #missouri, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity

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Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.

#alabama, #alaska, #american-automobile-assn, #automobiles, #boise-idaho, #california, #chicago-ill, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delaware, #florida, #georgia, #hawaii, #idaho, #illinois, #indiana, #iowa, #kansas, #louisiana, #maine, #massachusetts, #miami-dade-county-fla, #mississippi, #nevada, #new-england-states-us, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #rhode-island, #south-carolina, #states-us, #tennessee, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #utah, #vermont, #wisconsin

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NJ Flood Dragged Her Into a Tunnel. Miraculously, She Survived.

“I’m going to die here, I don’t want to keep trying,” recalled Nathalia Bruno, a food deliverer in New Jersey. “But then I saw a flash of light.”

#automobiles, #bruno-nathalia, #clifton-nj, #delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #floods, #passaic-nj, #passaic-river-nj, #rain

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Tesla Shines During the Pandemic as Other Automakers Struggle

The electric carmaker’s deliveries fell as people around the world were forced to stay home by government orders and fears over the coronavirus pandemic. But the decline was far smaller than for other automakers.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #musk-elon, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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Driving Older Cars: Light on Tech, Heavy on Fun

“There is no nanny system. It is just you and your steering wheel and your right foot and the road.”

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #center-for-automotive-research

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Test Drive: The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

Put through its paces on a motor club’s racetrack, the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S growls with a gaudy 640 horsepower and handling that lets even amateur drivers feel like superheroes.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #monticello-motor-club, #organizations-societies-and-clubs, #porsche-ag

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As Sales Rise, Automakers Ramp Up Production

Demand has been stronger than expected since states began reopening, but some experts worry about the effect of a new surge in coronavirus cases.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #group-1-automotive-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy

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Cities Should Open Streets to Pedestrians and Cyclists

With people hunkered down at home, cities should act quickly to find a better balance between cars and pedestrians and cyclists.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #automobiles, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pedestrian-malls

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Porsche Drive: A Subscription Service With a Menu of Fast Cars

A subscription service for fast cars aims to tap a new market. S.U.V.s dominate during the week, and convertibles or sports cars become more popular on weekends.

#automobiles, #car-subscription-services, #porsche-ag, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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‘A Sports Car That You Can Wear Into a Bar’

Wristwatches and fast cars: precision machines that have grown together for a century, drawing crowds and connoisseurs.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #art, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #ford-motor-co, #formula-one, #richard-mille-horometrie-sa, #roger-dubuis-sa, #rolex-sa, #tag-heuer, #watches-and-clocks

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How to Deal With Public Bathrooms During Coronavirus

When they’ve gotta go, they’ve gotta go. Here’s how parents can minimize the risk.

#automobiles, #bathrooms-and-toilets, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #parenting, #road-trips, #toilet-training

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Fears for Volvo Expose Sour Turn in Sweden’s Ties With China

When a Chinese manufacturer swept in to save the Swedish car marque, it was warmly welcomed. A decade later, plans for a fuller merger are being debated in a frostier atmosphere.

#automobiles, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #foreign-investments, #li-shufu, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #politics-and-government, #sweden, #volvo-car-corp, #zhejiang-geely-holding-group

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