CAR NEWS: Tesla nearing bankruptcy according to Bob Lutz

Less than 24 hours after Tesla once again grabbed the world’s attention with the unveiling of the awesome Roadster and its semi-trailer electric truck, GM’s former vice president Bob Lutz threw some shade on the groundbreaking automaker. “The company, folks, is going out of business. At this rate they’ll never get to 2019”, Lutz said in an interview with CNBC. According to Lutz, Tesla will soon have to raise more capital in order to support ...

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CAR NEWS: What you need to know about the Tesla truck unveiled tonight

Tesla Truck

Tesla is getting ready to unveil a new product tonight which means that, essentially, the world will stop turning for a few moments. Like the late Steve Jobs when he introduced a new iPhone, Elon Musk has mastered the art of captivating crowds and generating a level of craze that other manufacturers can only envy from afar. New Tesla Model S? A new Model Y sub-compact SUV? Actually no. Tesla is preparing to present its ...

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The 10 lowest-selling vehicles in Canada

There are more than 240 new vehicles available to consumers in the Canadian market today. In other words, there are a lot of options for buyers, and manufacturers must therefore make sure their models stand out in their respective segments. If they don’t, they just won’t sell them. For different reasons, some models are simply not popular with consumers. Sometimes it’s because they do not have a sufficient competitive advantage over their rivals, while at ...

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Review: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

It is rather unlikely that Acura knew or aptly projected the impact their MDX would have on their bottom line when they launched it back in 2000 as a 2001 model year luxury SUV. It quickly rose to become to best or second best-selling product in the line-up, outselling even the affordable ILX (the EL’s and CSX’ latest name) by a margin of nearly 3 to 1. And this despite being one of the most ...

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STUDY: Electric vehicle carbon emissions calculated for each country

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There is no doubt that an electric car pollutes less than a gas-powered car once on the road. That said, the level of pollution generated by EVs when other external factors, such as the energy used to generate the electricity required for their operation, are taken into account has long been debated. A recently published study by the University of Michigan sought to explore the issue a little further. This study examined the pollution generated ...

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NEW CAR: What you need to know about the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler 2018

The new-generation Jeep Wrangler is coming. The model will be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November, and then the media will get behind the wheel in early December. In the meantime, there isn’t too much information about the new Wrangler and we will therefore have to wait until Los Angeles to know more about the technical details of Jeep’s flagship model. With the three photos recently unveiled by the American ...

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AUTO NEWS: A more generous warranty for Volkswagen vehicles sold in the United States

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The diesel engines scandal has had a very negative impact on Volkswagen’s image all over the world. In the United States, the German manufacturer will try to return in the good graces of consumers by offering a 6-year or 72 000-mile warranty, the equivalent of more than 115 000 kilometers. This is one of the most generous warranties in the automotive industry, and a clear improvement over the 4-year or 80,000-kilometer warranty offered currently on ...

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AUTO NEWS: say hi to the Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid

Land Rover’s Range Rover models are known for their comfort and off-road capabilities, but certainly not for their fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport P400e should improve the British manufacturer’s reputation with its hybrid plug-in engine. Combining a 2.0-liter, 300-horsepower four-cylinder engine with an 85 kW electric motor, the new Range Rover Sport P400e’s plug-in hybrid engine will produce a total of 404 horsepower with 472 pound-feet of torque. With your foot to the ground, ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2017 RAM Power Wagon

Making a statement is now more important than who you actually are. This is why people lease upper-trim luxury cars ever though they’ll never truly exploit the 400+ horsepower lurking beneath the bonnet, if they even know what they’ve got to begin with. They selected the car because they’ll look the part. In the pickup world, it’s more or less the same. People will opt for the Platinum, Denali or Laramie Limited but never take ...

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FIRST REVIEW: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

If 2016 was the year of the car at Chevrolet with the subsequent launches of the new Volt, Malibu and Camaro, to name a few, 2017 belongs to the utility vehicles. In nine short months since beginning of the year, the new Equinox, Trax and Bolt (that’s right, a utility vehicle according to GM) have seen the light of day. Today, it’s the Traverse’s turn. Of all Chevy’s SUVs, the Traverse bridges the gap between ...

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