At Tesla’s annual meeting with shareholders Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk once again had to field a diverse range of questions about its business, as well as provide a reality check on some overly optimistic timelines he'd previously provided. In April, Musk announced that the company planned to enter the insurance business and save Tesla owners money by launching an insurance program in May that “will be much more compelling than anything else out there.”That program hasn’t yet arrived or even been detailed by Tesla. At Tuesday’s meeting, Musk said that the company has “a small acquisition that we need to complete, and a bit of software to write.” In response to another question pointing out his own sliding timeline for Advanced Summon, Musk chuckled. “I’m sometimes a little optimistic about timeframes,” he quipped. “It’s close to being amazing,” he said of Advanced Summon, a feature that will allow vehicles … [Read more...] about Tesla meeting: The “cyberpunk truck,” vegan cars, and mining?
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A little over a month ago, we ran the results of our best/worst cars of 2018 poll. At the end of each post, I reflected a bit on the results, but I wanted to dig a bit deeper. While I had hoped to do this a bit sooner, other work got in the way. So Steph and I decided it would be a good way to close out the year. I already established in the final thoughts for each piece that if we’d averaged things out, as opposed to simply tallying first-place votes, things may have played out differently. As mentioned previously, certain vehicles proved very, very polarizing – the Tesla Model 3 garnered many first-place votes for Best Car, but also saw many 20th-place rankings, while the Jeep Wrangler was heavily nominated for both categories (and entered the Best-Car race due to the adjusted scoring). So I won’t repeat myself here. What I wanted to do, though, is provide more detail on OUR thoughts. We let you have your say first, keeping our reasoning internal, in order to not … [Read more...] about TTAC Staff Thoughts on the Best and Worst Cars of 2018
The original Volkswagen GTI is credited with starting the entire hot hatchback phenomenon. But somewhere along the line, the mad scientists at Volkswagen decided their hot Golf wasn't quite as hot as it could be. The result is hardcore performance brought to you by the letter "R." At the Detroit Auto Show next week, U.S. buyers will be introduced to our version of the latest in the R line, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R. It's shaping up to be pretty great. While it's changed quite a bit over the years, most notably in terms of cylinder count, some things always remain the same. They're always all-wheel drive hatchbacks with a respectable boost in power over the GTI, an available bright blue paint scheme, a more luxurious interior to match its bigger price tag, and typically an allotment of 5,000 models for the U.S. during its run. So with the American debut of the ultimate MK7 Golf looming, now seemed like a good time to explore the history of the R models and preview what we can expect … [Read more...] about Blue, Fast And Mean: The History Of The Volkswagen R32 And Golf R
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Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America for February 2018 Here you will find the Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicle sales leaders in the United States for February 2018. Each month we compile the Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicle sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the Worst selling list below. Quick NavigationOur Take On The NumbersWorst Seller Report & RankingsSegment Analysis Also check out our other Segment reports. Our Take On The Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicle Sales Numbers 38% of Hyundai’s total sales in February were of SUVs. February saw the arrival of the Kona, the brand’s latest crossover, to the US market, while sales of the Tucson shot up 31% year-on-year for its best February ever. There had to be a casualty amidst all this, and appearing at the top of our worst-sellers above 2500 units chart for February 2018 is the Hyundai Sonata. Sonata sales halved on last February’s volume. While last month it made an … [Read more...] about Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – February 2018