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Review: Driving the track-ready, race-banned McLaren Senna GTR

The McLaren Senna GTR shouldn’t exist. This feat of engineering and design isn’t allowed on public roads. It’s built for the track, but prohibited from competing in motorsports. And yet, the GTR is no outlier at McLaren. It’s part of their Ultimate Series, a portfolio of extreme and distinct hypercars that now serve as the ...

Dieselgate 2.0: 42,000 Mercedes diesels recalled for “illegal software”

Germany's auto regulator has ordered Daimler to recall 42,000 Mercedes diesels because the company installed illegal software in their engines that gimmicked the engine's thermostat, which would allow the manufacturer to selectively tune its cars' emissions.

Daimler disputes that the software is illegal and has said it will appeal (it says it showed the regulator ...

Court case seeks to clarify that photographers don’t need permission to publish pictures that incidentally capture public works of art

Mercedes has asked a court to verify that a commercial photo of one of its cars driving down a street in Detroit does not violate the copyright of the artists who painted a public mural visible in the background.

The case comes after the mural artists -- Daniel Bombardier, James “Dabls” Lewis, Jeff Soto, and Maxx ...

Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow ...

Final Update: November 2018 U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Report Card

12.04.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

November U.S. plug-in EV sales will climb again, but how high? November 2018 will mark the 38th month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. Each month InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. The last four consecutive months are now the top four best-selling months of all time. In addition, March 2018 completes the list, ...

UPDATE 4: November 2018 EV Sales: What To Expect? (Plus Early Sales Reports)

12.03.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Does anybody doubt that November 2018 will be another chart-topping month? November 2018 will mark the 38th month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. *UPDATE 4: Volkswagen dials it up with 230 e-Golf deliveries in the U.S. this November. In addition, BMW has posted its numbers. The automaker sold a total of 2,314 plug-ins in ...

Mercedes-Benz EQC Seems Quite Quick At Nürburgring: Video

11.28.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Mercedes-Benz EQC tested at the Nürburgring. Mercedes-Benz performs the last tests of the all-electric EQC at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, ahead of the market launch in the second half of 2019. The EQC looks stylish and seems pretty quick, especially for such a big and heavy vehicle. We really enjoys how the SUV slightly slides in ...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV Spied Lapping Nurburgring: Video

11.28.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Mercedes-Benz tests the new GLE PHEV at the track The upcoming new generation Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid is expected to have up to 100 km (62 miles) of all-electric range under the WLTP test cycle. The longer range will not be the only trump card as the German manufacturer makes efforts to improve performance too. Here ...

Watch BMW i8 Race McLaren 570S, Mercedes-AMG GT C, Audi R8

11.24.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

A four-way race between some rather interesting competitors This most recent video by CarWow gives us a four-way race between some rather fetching high-performance roadsters. Battling it out on the track is a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid, facing against some rather tough ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) powered competition which comes in the form of a McLaren ...