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Ford: EV Goals Were 'Too Ambitious' In Europe

That means gas engines could stick around past 2030.

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Mercedes Wants to Charge Your Car While You Charge up on Coffee

The German brand is bringing DC fast chargers to Starbucks, starting with the US West Coast.

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This Duramax Diesel Engine Shouldn't Have Melted Pistons

It only had 45,000 miles when it met a fiery end.

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Ram might be working on a three-row pickup truck

By news@motorauthority.com (Stephen Edelstein)
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept's third-row jump seats might see production Ram filed a patent for the third-row jump seats The jump seats fold up into the back wall of the cab when not in use Unveiled during 2023 CES, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept previewed the automaker's future electric pickups. One of its more unusual features was a...

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Land Rovers used by UK Royal Family planned for Pebble Beach

By news@motorauthority.com (Stephen Edelstein)
Land Rovers used by the British royal family will be on display at Pebble Beach The display will be the first outside of the U.K. Land Rover Classic is the outfit making the display happen A collection of 10 Land Rovers used by the British royal family will displayed on August 18 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the culminating event of...

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The Next Honda Passport Will Be Its Most 'Capable SUV Yet'

Expect to see it in 2025 before it goes on sale in 2026.

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Tesla Is losing ground in the US and Europe: Here's Why

In the first half of 2024, Tesla's US sales fell eight percent. It's worse in Europe with a 13-percent drop.

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Czinger Wants to Break More Track Records

The supercar has already conquered COTA and Laguna Seca. Now it may be gunning for the Nurburgring.

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Crooked HOAs, Supreme Court Justices And Politicians In This Week's News Roundup

Home Owners Associations suck but one Florida HOA is particularly bad, as it is still enforcing a rule to keep pickup trucks out of driveways despite a state law protecting truck owners from such HOA overreach. - Lawrence Hodge Read More Read more...

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Elvis' Jet, Ford Maverick's Shifter And Japanese Car Culture On This Week's Culture Roundup

Elvis Presley had quite the collection of vehicles, including a 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood , a De Tomaso Pantera and a Stutz Blackhawk . He also had an old private jet that sat rusting away for several decades before a YouTuber swept in and saved it from the scrapheap. Instead of returning it to the skies, they did the Read more...

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Super Clean Ford Escort Wagon And Nice Price Cars In This Week's Car Buying Roundup

Last week we asked you what the most comfortable car ever built was, but what about everyday folks looking to buy the comfiest new car they can afford? The well-trusted team at Consumer Reports compiled their test data to find out. CR has rated more than 260 new cars, and created the comfort score based on a Read more...

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Snow In July, Hurricane Outages And The CrowdStrike Outage In This Week's Beyond Cars Roundup

The National Weather Service recorded an interesting weather pattern over the weekend at Philadelphia International Airport ; trace amounts of snow, in the middle of a heatwave in July. - Erin Marquis Read More Read more...

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Future Cars And Comfy Cars In This Week's QOTD Roundup

As we get older and our brains fully mature, we become more risk averse and more comfortable being comfortable. Some folks have always aspired to a cushy and pampered lifestyle , and others learn to appreciate the comfy things in life as the youthful naivet works its way out of our systems. Regardless of your real or Read more...

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Modern Honda Element revealed via patent filing

By news@motorauthority.com (Stephen Edelstein)
The Honda Element could return A Honda patent filing reveals an Element-like vehicle with a camper attachment A patent filing doesn't guarantee the Element returns, but the drawing gives an idea what it could look like if it did The quirky Honda Element crossover could make a comeback, if a recent patent filing is anything to go by. First spotted...

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This wild Porsche 928 helped make modern cars quieter

By news@motorauthority.com (Stephen Edelstein)
This Porsche 928 was a noise test vehicle for over 30 years The wild-looking 928 is now on display in the Porsche Museum Porsche shoved a prototype 5.4-liter V-8 into this 928 Modern cars are, on average, much quieter than cars from previous decades. And you can thank a specially modified Porsche 928 for that. As explained by the automaker, this...

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Paul L. Kelsey, Kelsey Antique Auto Museum Collection // Mecum Dallas 2024

By Mecum Auctions https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmv1tkDejGDeUKpScvDwkZA

GM working on drone-based off-road navigation system

By news@motorauthority.com (Stephen Edelstein)
GM might deploy drones to scout off-road trails ahead of a vehicle The drones could relay a recommended route back to the vehicle Rivian's filed a patent for a drone system to assist with off-roading as well General Motors wants to use drones to help drivers navigate challenging terrain. A GM patent application for "drone-based off-road vehicle...

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Sad: The Infiniti QX60 Lost Its Most Powerful Engine

The V-6 is dead. Long live the 2.0-liter VC Turbo.

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Every Single Automatic Car Should Have A Column Shifter, No Exceptions

Andy recently spent a week in a $40,000 Ford Maverick , and as much as he enjoyed the truck, there was one thing he couldnt get past the shift knob. It wasnt the end of the world, but he did find it incredibly frustrating while trying to make a three-point turn. Personally, I agree with him. A rotary shifter is an Read more...

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Watch the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Conquer the Nurburgring

Porsche claimed a record as the fastest "top-class" sedan with a hybrid powertrain. Here's how it went.

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With Its Competition Finally Dead, Ford Jacks Up Prices On V8-Powered 2025 Mustang

With the death of the Chevrolet Camaro and no new Dodge Charger or Challenger available just yet, the Ford Mustang is the last American muscle car left standing. The 2025 Ford Mustang doesnt change at all from the 2024 S650 redesign, but Ford decided to charge up to $3,645 more for the same exact car you got in Read more...

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Refreshed 2025 Hyundai Tucson Still Starts Below $30,000 Including Destination

The pickup truck may still be king in America, but compact crossovers are still wildly popular . And while the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 get most of the attention, over the last several years, the Hyundai Tucson has become a legitimate competitor. Back in November, we got our first look at the refreshed 2025 Hyundai Read more...

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Tesla Cybertruck Ice Cream Truck Vandalized By Ohio Woman

As it turns out, the Tesla Cybertruck isnt completely useless . It can, apparently, be used as an ice cream truck that attracts bizarre vandals with questionable motives. At least thats what happened to a Cybertruck owned by a man in Bellbrook, Ohio . A random woman vandalized his 2024 Cybertruck , and thus his ice Read more...

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More Than 90 Percent Of German EVs Sold In Q1 Were Leases

Not too long ago, vehicle leases were on the decline. So much so that it was affecting the used car market . Now, thanks to EVs, leases are making a big comeback. And thanks to tax credits, German luxury EVs are being leased now more than ever. Read more...

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Ford's Next Super Duty Truck Is Going Hybrid

Production will expand to Ford's Oakville, Ontario plant in 2026 and bring 'multi-energy technology' to the next-gen truck.

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Kevin Magnussen to leave Haas F1 team at end of 2024

By news@motorauthority.com (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)
The Haas Formula 1 team is set to have a completely new driver lineup in 2025 with the announcement on Thursday that Kevin Magnussen will leave the squad at the end of 2024. Haas' other driver, Nico Hülkenberg, announced in April that he will also leave the squad at the end of 2024. Hülkenberg has already confirmed plans to join Sauber...

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Martinsville Exhibition Race For Mazda MX-5 Cup Is The Best, Coolest Thing In Racing

There isnt much that IMSA isnt doing right at the moment. On Thursday the sanctioning body announced that it would be bringing its entry-level racing series , Mazda MX-5 Cup , to a NASCAR oval for the first time. Yes, MX-5 Cup has run at Daytona in the past , but only on the road course. This October the series will Read more...

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Buy This 800HP Ford Model A Because You Love Yourself

How much car can you buy for $80,000? In the new market that would get you a decent Porsche Boxster or C8 Corvette . Those are pretty impressive cars, to be sure, but neither have the presence or rip-your-face-off-ness of this StanceWorks-built Ford Model A hot rod . Thats right, you can buy this monster truck for Read more...

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Airports Worldwide Are In Total Chaos Due To The CrowdStrike Outage

A problem with CrowdStrike security software crashed computer systems overnight , bringing everything from stores to banks and even airports that used Windows software. Without their computers operational, airlines have been forced to delay and cancel thousands of flights . While workers are finding some workarounds, Read more...

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NASA Outlines How The ISS Will Die Over Its Final Year

Enjoy the social media posts from astronauts while you can. NASA announced earlier this week the details of how the International Space Station will die. The space agency stated that astronauts will remain onboard as long as possible while the stations orbit decays. When the crew finally departs, SpaceX will deliver Read more...

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