From The Car Connection: Volkswagen’s 10-year plan doubles down on electric cars, cuts spending
Reeling from a scandal that has cost the automaker tens of billions already in sales and penalties, Volkswagen announced Thursday a 10-year plan staked heavily on electric cars to revive the automaker after illegally polluting diesels nearly killed it.
2016 Dodge Durango Review
The 2016 Dodge Durango isn’t a car-like crossover, and it isn’t an off-road-focused SUV. Instead it’s somewhere in between—a longer, three-row vehicle closely related to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and built from the architecture that brought us the Mercedes GL-Class and M-Class.
Fast & Furious franchise goes full Weinstein, seeks Oscar gold with Helen Mirren & Charlize Theron
Yes, you read that headline correctly: Oscar-winning actor and all-around badass Dame Helen Mirren is joining the cast of the next Fast and Furious film, dubbed Furious 8.
From Motor Authority: Meet the Mopar ’16 Ram 1500 Rebel special edition truck
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ official accessories division Mopar is out with another of its special edition models, and for the first time it’s based on a truck. Meet the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel, the latest in a long line of special Mopar-modded vehicles that started with the Mopar ’10 Dodge Challenger.
Your next BMW 3-Series might come from Mexico
It was almost four years ago that we first heard BMW was considering building 3-Series sedans in Mexico, and now the automaker has confirmed it.
Ford, Porsche secure pole for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans
This is the moment Blue Oval fans around the world have been waiting years for: Ford’s imminent return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. And the American automaker is off to a solid start for this weekend’s race.
Volkswagen TDI ‘clean diesel’ television ad screencap
From Green Car Reports: Volkswagen diesel settlement delayed one more week by judge
Next Tuesday was to be the day when owners of almost half a million Volkswagens and Audis learned the final terms VW would offer them to settle hundreds of lawsuits over its diesel-emission cheating software. It won’t be.
110-year-old electric cars sold at auction as collectors start to appreciate them
The history of electric cars dates back more than 100 years, almost to the dawn of the automobile. At the turn of the 20th century, electric cars were actually quite popular, and challenged those with internal-combustion engines for overall dominance of the industry.
Tesla Model X for trailer towing: Edmunds is not convinced
The Tesla Model X is the only electric car currently available from the factory with a towing package. Tesla says its electric luxury crossover SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.
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