NEWS

Tesla “Full Self Driving” free for 3 months for deliveries taken before the end of the quarter

If you’re thinking about buying a Tesla, now might be the time to pull the trigger. If you take delivery before midnight on December 31, 2020, you’ll get three months of Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” software for free. Elon Musk tweeted out the incentive as he’s working to move as much metal as possible before […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/29/2020
Ferrari Purosangue will lead group of SUVs, including EVs, because Ferrari likes to make money: Report

Just as sure as there would be a mutated, even more contagious strain of COVID-19 in the United States, Ferrari is going to build an SUV and future electric SUVs. Why? Because Ferrari likes making money. A report out of Car Magazine says that in addition to the upcoming Ferrari Purosangue SUV, there’ll be a […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/29/2020
Elon Musk: “We need a UI overhaul”

Software update 2020.48.26 brings a ton of changes to the Tesla interface across all models. Some of the features are fun and whimsical, while others relate to some big changes to the user experience. With the latest changes, though, not everyone is happy. Especially on Model S and Model X cars, the new instrument cluster […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/29/2020
Volkswagen previews its idea of a mobile charging robot

Electric charging infrastructure isn’t as robust as the refueling infrastructure for internal combustion vehicles. That’s simply a fact. But as EV adoption grows, companies are looking at new and innovative ways to improve that situation. Volkswagen Group Components’ Mobile Charging Robot, not to be confused with real robot Bozi Tatarevic, can move around a car […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/28/2020
Musk says he might be able to allow Teslas without the pedestrian warning speaker to upgrade

With software update 2020.48.26, the Boombox app makes it possible for people with the pedestrian warning speaker on their car to use that speaker to make different nosies. Driving around, or using Smart Summon, the driver can have it play its own sound or one predetermined one. Additionally, the driver can set the external speaker […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/27/2020
Tesla software update 2020.48.26 brings Fart Mode outside

People are just starting to get the update to their Tesla models, bringing the software up to 2020.48.26. This is a fairly substantial update, with interface improvements. But the newsmaker here is you can now control what the external pedestrian speaker does. Fart Mode outside When the vehicle is in park, you can now tell […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/25/2020
Jeep prices Launch Edition Wrangler 4xe models

Now that the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is in production, it’s time for the folks at FCA to let us all know how much it’ll cost. The electrified Jeep Wrangler is a first of its kind, and features plug-in hybrid technology. For the Sahara model, buyers can expect to pay $49,490 with destination, and the off-road […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/23/2020
Magna and LG Electronics announce joint venture for electric vehicle component production

Magna and LG Electronics announced that they’ll be forming a join venture to manufacture components for electric vehicles. The goal is to support the growth of the electric vehicle industry and the increased demand for components worldwide. Called LG Magna e-Powertrain, the combined venture is expected to add 1,000 new jobs at its locations in […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/23/2020
2021 Nissan Note e-Power gets AWD in Japanese market

A month after introducing the new Note in its home market of Japan, Nissan has added the Note e-Power AWD. This variant of the cool little subcompact hatchback features an updated version of Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system, the only powertrain available in the Japanese market. Unlike hybrid systems from other automakers, Nissan’s e-Power only drives […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/23/2020
Rivian powers holiday lights display from the new R1T electric pickup

We’re in the middle of holiday season and the end of the year 2020 is on the horizon. To help celebrate this year, which has been anything but normal, Rivian invited the families of the workers in Normal, Illinois to come out and check out the truck. In the holiday spirit, though, there was a […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/22/2020