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Consumer Reports fires back at Tesla over Model 3 prediction

The magazine says Tesla is 'misunderstanding' or 'conflating' its survey reports and reliability predictions.

2 … 10h

Maryland approves Boring Co tunnel from Baltimore to DC

The DOT refers to the project as "rapid electric transportation," but does not explicitly confirm a depressurized Hyperloop tube as Elon Musk envisions.

15 … 12h

Autonomous excavator aims to shake up construction business

Built Robotics suggests its self-driving dirt mover addresses a chronic labor shortage, productivity declines and worksite safety issues.

3 … 12h

Lotus introduces limited-edition Elise Cup 260

Lotus will build just 30 units of the high-performance Elise.

11 … 12h

First drive: 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63, Maybach S560 [Review]

Mercedes makes some significant changes to its S-Class range for 2018.

1 … 13h

Waymo parent invests $1B in Lyft amid legal spat with Uber

Alphabet apparently has confidence Lyft will continue to grow into a true rival to Uber as both ride-hailing companies deploy autonomous cars.

7 … 14h

Google to build tech utopia community in Toronto

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs will be responsible for creating the entire community of Quayside, exploring new urban design and deep technology integration.

21 … 21h

Tesla X lands on Consumer Reports' least reliable cars list

Users report issues with body hardware, paint and trim, and the climate control system.

2 … 22h

Kia Soul recalled over steering issue

342,000 cars are potentially affected by the issue.


Consumer Reports gives Tesla Model 3 average rating

Consumer Reports gave the Tesla Model 3 an average rating for reliability. The publication rated the car based on data gathered from Model S and Model X owners, explaining much of the components found in the 3 also equip Tesla's bigger models.   


China's Changan to stop building gas engines in 2025

Under pressure from the local government, China's Changan has announced it will stop building gasoline-powered engines in 2025 to focus on battery-powered drivetrains. We expect several Chinese automakers will make similar announcements in the coming weeks.   


Mercedes-Benz details G65 Final Edition

Mercedes-Benz is gradually killing off G-Class variants as it prepares to introduce a brand-new model early next year. The V12-powered G65 is riding into the sunset with a limited-edition model named, appropriately, Final Edition. It receives edition-specific tweaks such as bronze accents inside and out. Production is limited to just 65 examples worldwide.   


RIP: Australia's car manufacturing industry

General Motors is closing its Holden factory today, putting an end decades of auto manufacturing in Australia. Holden was the last car factory Down Under; Ford and Toyota both shut down their facilities in recent months.   


Mercedes-Benz airbag recall affects 495k cars

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly half a million car in the United States over an airbag issue. Grounding problems can cause the airbags to deploy without warning, according to a safety bulletin. The campaign affects B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC, GLK, and CLA models built between 2012 and 2017. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail.   


Tesla Model X scores low on reliability

The Tesla Model X is one of the least reliable cars in America, according to Consumer Reports. The electric crossover suffers from issues with body hardware, paint and trim, and the climate control system.   


Alphabet invests $1 billion in Lyft

In a further blow to Uber, Alphabet's CapitalG has invested $1 billion in ride-sharing giant Lyft. "This brings Lyft's post-money valuation to $11 billion," the company said in a statement.