Tesla files patent application for glass-cleaning lasers

TESLA FILES PATENT APPLICATION FOR GLASS-CLEANING LASERS

Sometimes, water isn't enough. The Tesla braintrust earlier this year filed a patent application in the U.S. for debris-cleaning lasers,...

Nico Rosberg drives the McLaren Senna and 720S back-to-back

NICO ROSBERG DRIVES THE MCLAREN SENNA AND 720S BACK-TO-BACK

What happens when former Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg puts two of McLaren's best on a track for some head-to-head fun? This...

 
 
 
BMW quietly increases power of some M-branded cars for 2020

BMW QUIETLY INCREASES POWER OF SOME M-BRANDED CARS FOR 2020

For 2020, BMW has upped horsepower figures for certain M-branded vehicles thanks to engine improvements. The 2020 BMW M550i xDrive...

Battery costs, EVs for China, solar cars from Europe: The Week in Reverse

BATTERY COSTS, EVS FOR CHINA, SOLAR CARS FROM EUROPE: THE WEEK IN REVERSE

Which automaker committed to a plant with battery giant LG Chem? And why again is Toyota so committed to hybrids and not electric cars?...

 
 
 
Hyundai RM19 prototype, Jaguar F-Type, Peugeot hypercar: This Week's Top Photos

HYUNDAI RM19 PROTOTYPE, JAGUAR F-TYPE, PEUGEOT HYPERCAR: THIS WEEK'S TOP PHOTOS

Hyundai's N performance division is working on a dedicated sports car, and part of the development process involves testing a mid-engine...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, 2020 McLaren 720S Spider, Hyundai RM19 Prototype: The Week In Reverse

2020 MERCEDES-BENZ GLB 250, 2020 MCLAREN 720S SPIDER, HYUNDAI RM19 PROTOTYPE: THE WEEK IN REVERSE

We took a spin in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250; spent some time with the 2020 McLaren 720S Spider; and drove Hyundai's RM19 mid-engine...

 
 
 
McLaren Senna XP specials celebrate their eponymous F1 legend

MCLAREN SENNA XP SPECIALS CELEBRATE THEIR EPONYMOUS F1 LEGEND

With its brutalist styling, punishing performance, and severe lack of creature comforts, McLaren's Senna is certainly an acquired taste....

Audi design boss: We've reached peak wheel size

AUDI DESIGN BOSS: WE'VE REACHED PEAK WHEEL SIZE

In the 1990s, 15-inch wheels were the norm and 18s were reserved for only the most-potent sports cars. Now automakers produce vehicles...

 
 
 
Electric-car battery prices dropped 13% in 2019, will reach $100/kwh in 2023

ELECTRIC-CAR BATTERY PRICES DROPPED 13% IN 2019, WILL REACH $100/KWH IN 2023

Although electric cars haven't quite taken off in the 2010s the way some had anticipated, sheer economics are pointing to the 2020s...

Germany's solar-powered city car, Taycan and Model X crumpled, cheaper EV batteries: Today's Car News

GERMANY'S SOLAR-POWERED CITY CAR, TAYCAN AND MODEL X CRUMPLED, CHEAPER EV BATTERIES: TODAY'S CAR NEWS

A small company in Germany says it may produce a practical solar-powered city car by the end of next year. European crash-testers say...

 
 
 
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG, Meyer's Manx, 2021 Porsche 911 Targa: Car News Headlines

2020 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA35 AMG, MEYER'S MANX, 2021 PORSCHE 911 TARGA: CAR NEWS HEADLINES

We slid behind the wheel of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG and found it's Gorilla Glue'd to the road. It plays the middle ground...

Godzilla's biography: The 50-year history of the Nissan GT-R

GODZILLA'S BIOGRAPHY: THE 50-YEAR HISTORY OF THE NISSAN GT-R

For the better part of four decades it was only a Japanese legend. Unobtainium here in the United States, the Nissan Skyline GT-R was...

 
 
 
Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model X earn five-star safety rating in Europe

PORSCHE TAYCAN, TESLA MODEL X EARN FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING IN EUROPE

So far, it's hard to find an electric car for sale in the U.S. or European markets that isn't also a top-notch safety performer. Europe's...

Here's a chance to own off-roading history: Early Meyers Manx heads to auction

HERE'S A CHANCE TO OWN OFF-ROADING HISTORY: EARLY MEYERS MANX HEADS TO AUCTION

In the 1960s, Bruce Meyers took inspiration from part-time California abalone divers, part-time ski bums, and full-time scoundrels...

 
 
 
Sono Motors looks for startup shortcuts to bring solar car to market

SONO MOTORS LOOKS FOR STARTUP SHORTCUTS TO BRING SOLAR CAR TO MARKET

Solar powered cars generally face one glaring, gamestopping hurdle: Today's solar cells don't produce enough power to drive a standard-sized...

Daimler and Geely launch premium ride-hailing service in China

DAIMLER AND GEELY LAUNCH PREMIUM RIDE-HAILING SERVICE IN CHINA

German auto giant Daimler and its Chinese shareholder Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have joined forces to take on the booming ride-hailing...

 
 
 
Volkswagen Group names new design chief

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP NAMES NEW DESIGN CHIEF

The Volkswagen Group on Thursday named Klaus Bischoff as its new design chief. Bischoff has been with the automaker since 1989 and...

2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots and video

2021 PORSCHE 911 TARGA SPY SHOTS AND VIDEO

Porsche has just launched its new 992-generation 911 and you can bet there'll be just as many variants that we saw with the previous...

 
 
 
Porsche 4-motor electric powertrain promises ultimate control

PORSCHE 4-MOTOR ELECTRIC POWERTRAIN PROMISES ULTIMATE CONTROL

Porsche on Wednesday provided the first details on a new electric powertrain it's developing. The powertrain consists of four electric...

Tesla Cybertruck aerodynamics could be better than other trucks, suggests Musk

TESLA CYBERTRUCK AERODYNAMICS COULD BE BETTER THAN OTHER TRUCKS, SUGGESTS MUSK

Tesla claims a range of up to 500 miles for its upcoming Cybertruck electric pickup. And with the brand known for energy efficiency,...

 
 
 



Best Car To Buy past winners, CLA35 review, EV battery cost plummets: What's...

Best Car To Buy past winners, CLA35 review, EV battery cost plummets: What's New The Car Connection

Best Car To Buy 2020: Past winners From the Subaru Forester to the Hyundai Sonata, a look back at past winners of The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy awards reveals a... Read more ...

Germany's solar-powered city car, Taycan and Model X crumpled, cheaper EV...

Germany's solar-powered city car, Taycan and Model X crumpled, cheaper EV batteries: Today's Car News

A small company in Germany says it may produce a practical solar-powered city car by the end of next year. European crash-testers say the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model X are... Read more ...

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Tesla files patent application for glass-cleaning lasers

Tesla files patent application for glass-cleaning lasers

Sometimes, water isn't enough. The Tesla braintrust earlier this year filed a patent application in the U.S. for debris-cleaning lasers, which could be used on Tesla's... Read more ...

I Almost Crashed A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup In The First Five Minutes Of Driving It

I Almost Crashed A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup In The First Five Minutes Of Driving It

A day with a 911 GT3 Cup, 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport and Boxster Restoracer almost ended in disaster within the first five minutes Read more ...

2020 Honda Fit

2020 Honda Fit

The 2020 Honda Fit is a spacious small hatchback that's thrifty, affordable, and safe. It's not as fun as in years past, and its inexpensive-looking cabin underscores its... Read more ...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV India Launch In January 2020 To Be Priced From Rs...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV India Launch In January 2020 To Be Priced From Rs 90 Lakh

Visually, the 2020 GLE looks like a mini GLS inside-out which is no bad thing. Noted features include MBUX infotainment system, E-Active Body Control and a Burmester sound... Read more ...

Porsche Taycan 4S EV Scores 5 Stars In Euro-NCAP Crash Tests

Porsche Taycan 4S EV Scores 5 Stars In Euro-NCAP Crash Tests

The Taycan 4S performance package variant was used for the NCAP tests. It fared well in the adult, child and pedestrian protection category. Safety features like AEB, 8 airbags... Read more ...

Nico Rosberg drives the McLaren Senna and 720S back-to-back

Nico Rosberg drives the McLaren Senna and 720S back-to-back

What happens when former Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg puts two of McLaren's best on a track for some head-to-head fun? This video from the Dubai Autodrome tells the... Read more ...