Will ‘connected cars’ persuade drivers to pay for a high-spec ride? | Automotive industry

When a customer said they had driven across three US states, from Texas to North Carolina, to get their car fixed, Tesla servicer Jason Hughes knew something must be up. It turned out to be an unusual problem: the Model S had lost a third of its battery range in an instant, while it was … Read more

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BangShift.com Real Street Cars At Road America: Another Gallery From OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car At Road America

Here is our second gallery from Road America, if you missed the first just click the link below! (Words by Jim McIlvaine) OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, is now running in conjunction with Speed ​​Tour, highlighted by the vintage cars of SVRA. “Vintage” is a broadly-accepted term … Read more

My Life & Cars – David Richards, Chairman, Prodrive

‘Lockdown wasn’t the best of times for anyone, but at least I had time to clear the cupboards out and dig through my old press cuttings. I’ve been meaning to do it for years!’ So says World Rally Champion co-driver, founder and chairman of Prodrive, chairman of Motorsport UK (British Motorsport’s governing body), former chairman … Read more

BangShift.com Real Street Cars At Road America: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits The National Park Of Speed

(Words by Jim McIlvaine) OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, is now running in conjunction with Speed ​​Tour, highlighted by the vintage cars of SVRA. “Vintage” is a broadly-accepted term in motorsports these days and as a result, it’s not unusual to see many SVRA entries that were … Read more

Brace for a shock: cost-of-living crisis drives up price of electric car charging | Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars

While petrol price rises may have made the headlines, the energy crisis has also been hitting owners of electric cars in the pocket. The cost of charging at home has risen by 43% for some drivers, while the already higher cost of on-the-road recharges has gone up 25%. As energy prices are forced up due … Read more

How self-driving cars got stuck in the slow lane | Self-driving cars

“I would be shocked if we do not achieve full self-driving safer than a human this year,” said Tesla chief executive, Elon Musk, in January. For anyone who follows Musk’s commentary, this might sound familiar. In 2020, he promised autonomous cars the same year, saying: “There are no fundamental challenges.” In 2019, he promised Teslas … Read more