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CEO Says Bad Tesla Model S Review Cost Company $100 Million

Earlier this month, a New York Times review of the Tesla Model S claimed that the all-electric car ran out of battery power faster than expected on a test drive from Washington, D.C. to Boston. The review sparked an uproar from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who stood behind the Model S, saying that the test driver didn’t fully charge the car and took a long detour. Now Musk claims the bad review has cost Tesla $100 million. Musk ... continue reading»

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2015 GM Vehicles Will Get Wi-Fi Internet Access

General Motors announced that 2015 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles will be available with a 4G LTE mobile broadband connection. GM says that the data connection could be used to provide Wi-Fi Internet connectivity or video streaming in models equipped with a back seat entertainment system. GM’s system will not need to be paired with a smartphone to operate, which makes it a little different from the systems found in upscale midsize cars like the Lincoln MKZ. “In ... continue reading»

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Gas Prices Spiking Early

If you've bought gas recently, this may be old news to you: Gas prices are on the rise. MSN Autos writes, "Gas prices have reached a four-month high after surging all February in what may be a reaction to increased crude-oil prices at the end of last year, according to the latest report from the Energy Information Administration." The average price of gas in the U.S. has increased by $.45 per gallon since Jan. 1, and though gas ... continue reading»

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Cars Damaged in Hurricane Sandy Top 250,000

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images News The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced updated estimates of cars damaged by Hurricane Sandy in a press release Thursday, which now goes beyond 250,500. This number only includes insured vehicles whose owners filed a claim after the storm in October 2012. Owners in 16 states have filed claims thus far that range from scratched to flooded vehicles. New York ranks at the top of the list with more than 150,000 vehicles. New Jersey is second with 60 ... continue reading»

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More Diesels Coming Stateside to Help Meet CAFE Standards

As automakers search for new ways to meet the government’s 54.5 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard by 2025, diesel engines are becoming more common. While once only found under the hood of heavy duty pickups and the occasional German car, diesel engine’s high torque output and great fuel economy make them viable options for many manufacturers looking to boost their CAFE. Several automakers are planning to add diesel engines to their engine repertoires in the ... continue reading»

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