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  • Porsche's new Panamera Turbo delivers plush power

    Porsche's new Panamera Turbo delivers plush power

    Porsche's restyled Panamera is either the world’s sportiest luxury car or the world’s most luxurious sports car. Does it matter which? The German automotive firm has retooled the larger, wider sports sedan to more closely resemble its smaller, sleeker 911 sports cars. The roof line is lower, and...

  • Tension high as Tesla prepares to begin production of the Model 3

    Tension high as Tesla prepares to begin production of the Model 3

    Tesla will shut down its Fremont, Calif., factory for a week in February to prepare the assembly line for its highly anticipated mid-market electric car, the Model 3. “This will allow Tesla to begin Model 3 production later this year as planned and enable us to start the ramp towards 500,000 vehicles...

  • Harley-Davidson Road King Special: a new look for an old standard

    Harley-Davidson Road King Special: a new look for an old standard

    Seeking to broaden its appeal while maintaining its heritage, Harley-Davidson will offer its traditional Road King motorcycle in new, nontraditional livery. The Road King Special, which will start appearing soon in H-D dealerships, features new styling and design elements wrapped around the motorcycle...

  • Tesla can't supply all the world's batteries. Here comes Romeo Power.

    Tesla can't supply all the world's batteries. Here comes Romeo Power.

    Michael Patterson holds out his right arm, crooks it, flexes it like he’s shooting up dope. “They’re all going on the lithium!” he says, pretending to thumb-pump a syringe, drawing a big laugh from his executive staff. By “they” he means buyers of high-tech batteries to power electric vehicles...

  • Ford F-150 Raptor, an off-road beast, is headed to China

    Ford F-150 Raptor, an off-road beast, is headed to China

    The Ford F-150 Raptor is built for aggressive off-road action. YouTube carries plenty of videos of the Raptor at play, from the Mojave Desert to the dunes of Dubai. It won’t be long before you see some footage from the Gobi Desert too. On Thursday, Ford Motor Co. announced it will start shipping...

  • Tesla’s newest X is a crazy amazing SUV

    Tesla’s newest X is a crazy amazing SUV

    Tesla’s Model X P100D is the safest, quickest and most sophisticated SUV ever built. It’s equipped with an Autopilot system that allows the car to essentially drive itself — with a driver behind the wheel. It features an air-filtration system that will protect the occupants in the event of a bio-chemical...

  • Self-driving car prototypes need less human help, data show

    Self-driving car prototypes need less human help, data show

    Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup driver intervening, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators. The data reflect safety-related incidents reported by 11 companies that...

  • Mecum auction moves $13.7 million in motorcycles

    Mecum auction moves $13.7 million in motorcycles

    The world's largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction scored $13.7 million in sales during its the recent four-day Las Vegas event. The Mecum auction house said it sold 868 of the 949 motorcycles that came across its South Point Arena stage, for a 92% sell-through rate. That’s up 53% over...

  • VW agrees to pay U.S. owners of 3-liter diesels that cheat on emissions tests

    VW agrees to pay U.S. owners of 3-liter diesels that cheat on emissions tests

    Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion in buybacks and compensation to settle claims from U.S. owners of cars with larger diesel engines that the company rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And the German automaker could pay even more — as much as $4 billion — if it can't repair many...

  • An electric car-buying guide, custom-made for L.A.

    An electric car-buying guide, custom-made for L.A.

    Most people don’t know much about electric cars. The knowledge gap prompted the creation of a new L.A.-focused website, ElectroMotiveLA. “People tell me not only do they not know about electric cars, they don’t even know where to start,” said Stefanie Garden, co-creator of ElectroMotiveLA, which...

  • GM and Honda team up on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    GM and Honda team up on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    Auto giants General Motors and Honda have announced a joint venture to build hydrogen fuel cell systems to power electric automobiles. The partnership will lead to mass production of fuel cell systems, starting in 2020 at a factory in Michigan, the two companies said. They said that they will make...

  • German prosecutors widen Volkswagen emissions-cheating investigation

    German prosecutors widen Volkswagen emissions-cheating investigation

    Prosecutors in Germany are expanding their probe into Volkswagen's scandal over diesel cars that cheated on emissions tests, increasing the number of suspects and saying they have evidence former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn may have known of the cheating earlier than he has claimed. ...

  • California's biggest car show gets bigger

    California's biggest car show gets bigger

    The longest-running indoor car show in the world, and the biggest car show in California, returns to the Fairplex fairgrounds in Pomona for its 68th annual gathering. The show, which runs Friday to Sunday, features seven exhibition halls filled with 650 roadsters, hot rods, custom cars, pin-striped...

  • California regulations for driverless cars stall as other states speed ahead

    California regulations for driverless cars stall as other states speed ahead

    This doesn’t look good, Jerry Hill remembers thinking. He saw the photos online: Uber cars being loaded onto trucks in San Francisco, bound for Arizona. They were new Volvos, test cars bristling with driverless technology.  The robot cars required state permits to operate in California, but Uber...

  • VW says proposed settlement in emissions scandal contains $4.3 billion in fines

    VW says proposed settlement in emissions scandal contains $4.3 billion in fines

    German automaker Volkswagen said Tuesday that it was in “advanced talks” with United States authorities over a proposed settlement in its diesel emissions scandal under which the company would pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil fines. The draft settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice...

  • Trump's tweets are a new challenge for carmakers

    Trump's tweets are a new challenge for carmakers

    Donald Trump has made it clear: He doesn’t like automakers building cars in Mexico and exporting them to the U.S. It’s uncertain how automobile trade policy will change under the incoming Trump administration. But one thing’s for sure: Whenever an automaker creates a new job in the U.S., it’s going...

  • VW executive who was in charge of U.S. emissions rules is arrested

    VW executive who was in charge of U.S. emissions rules is arrested

    The Volkswagen executive who once was in charge of complying with U.S. emissions regulations was arrested during the weekend in Florida and accused of deceiving federal regulators about the use of special software that cheated on emissions tests. Oliver Schmidt, who was general manager of the engineering...

  • Ford's Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup truck are coming back

    Ford's Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup truck are coming back

    A blast from the past: Ford is bringing back the Bronco and the Ranger. The Bronco is a truck-style 4x4 sport utility vehicle that was discontinued 20 years ago. It’s best known as the vehicle O.J. Simpson drove in an infamous 1994 police chase after he failed to appear for arrest in connection...

  • Nissan plans to make robot cars; human 'mobility managers' will intervene when needed

    Nissan plans to make robot cars; human 'mobility managers' will intervene when needed

    Nissan is the latest in a now long line of automobile companies to go public with plans — sketchy as they may be — for autonomous cars. The Japanese company will begin testing driverless cars in Japan and put them into commercial operation by 2020, according to Carlos Ghosn, who spoke at the Consumer...

  • 2016 U.S. auto sales set a new record high, led by SUVs

    2016 U.S. auto sales set a new record high, led by SUVs

    U.S. consumers bought a record number of new cars and trucks in 2016. A repeat performance in 2017 could be a tall order. Low gas prices, rising employment and low interest rates kept buyers coming to car dealerships last year. There was also the allure of new technology — such as backup cameras,...

  • Troubled Faraday Future unveils a 'new species' of automobile. Is it already extinct?

    Troubled Faraday Future unveils a 'new species' of automobile. Is it already extinct?

    You may have heard about the exotic new super-fast, highly connected, ultra-luxury electric car called the FF91.  It’s more than a car, says its maker, Faraday Future: It’s “the first of a new species” that combines green transportation, autonomous mobility and top-flight digital entertainment....

  • Tesla begins churning out battery cells at Nevada Gigafactory

    Tesla begins churning out battery cells at Nevada Gigafactory

    Batteries are crucial to the future of Tesla, best known as a car company but currently transforming itself into an ambitious alternative energy provider. On Wednesday, the company and its partner, Panasonic, announced the start of mass production of lithium-ion battery cells at Tesla’s giant Nevada...

  • In 'vote of confidence' for Trump, Ford cancels Mexico factory and will invest in Michigan

    In 'vote of confidence' for Trump, Ford cancels Mexico factory and will invest in Michigan

    For months, despite criticism from President-elect Donald Trump, Ford Motor Co. executives insisted that they would not alter their intention to spend $1.6 billion to build a new factory in Mexico.  But with Trump poised to be take office and showing no hesitation to use his new clout to publicly...

  • Best of 2016: Highway 1's top picks for the year

    Best of 2016: Highway 1's top picks for the year

    I drove, rode or reviewed almost 100 vehicles in 2016. The ones I liked best were... Porsche’s 911 Turbo S Equipped with a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo, 6-cylinder engine that makes 580 horsepower and 553 pound feet of torque, it’s the quickest and fastest Porsche ever built for the general public, going...

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