From the category archives: Industry News and Events

Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports Scoring Method

Two years ago, Consumer Reports got its hands on the original Tesla Model S. It shocked and wowed its way to a record, with a rating of 99, on a 100-point scale. This past spring, Tesla was back for round two as Consumer Reports got their hands on the Model S P85D. Things started off rough — the electronic door handles failed after 2,700 miles of use — but once fixed, the Tesla was back to its old self.  According to Automotive News, the P85D set a new high mark with a score of 103 and has forced Consumer Reports to recalibrate its ratings scale. 

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Sneak Peak: 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai has released a teaser sketch of the 2017 Elantra. From what we can tell, the compact looks headed upmarket with a more premium appearance.

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Infiniti Q50, Now With Turbo Power

In recent years, the auto industry has seen a shift from naturally aspirated power plants to turbocharged and supercharged engines. More power with greater efficiency is the name of the game and these small displacement, forced induction engines deliver. Infiniti is the latest manufacturer to join the trend with its announcement the Q50 will receive a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder power plant. 

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Electric Vehicle News: EV Roadmap 8 Conference

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate on a panel at the 8th annual Electric Vehicle Roadmap conference in Portland, Oregon. Founded by Portland General Electric and Portland State University, the conference provides a forum for manufacturers, suppliers, government officials, and other key stakeholders to discuss (and debate) the current and future state of EV affairs. Conference attendees were extremely well-informed and passionate about the opportunities EV technology presents. While their opinions on root-cause were varied, participants were quick to acknowledge the challenges faced by EVs as well.

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Subaru’s “Always Be Closing” Month is Best in Company History

In the movie Boiler Room, Ben Affleck’s character emphatically lays into his staff of stuggling salesmen, “Always be closing!”Apparently, the folks at Subaru have taken heed to a similar sales mantra.

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Duramax Diesel Joins Chevy Colorado Lineup

The Colorado has shared great success in Chevrolet’s return to the mid-size pickup world. The fastest-selling truck in the market in its first year, the Colorado has won several awards, including Motor Trend’s 2015 Truck of the Year. For 2016, Chevrolet plans to build on that success with its recent announcement of the Duramax diesel powertrain. 

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Unfilled 2015 Dodge Hellcat Orders Canceled

Consumers ― who placed an order for a 2015 Dodge Challenger or Charger Hellcat and have not yet received it ― will have to wait another model year. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s latest announcement on the 707 horsepower ride, Dodge has canceled the remaining 2015 Hellcat orders to begin production on 2016 models.

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Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Planned For 2019

Last week, Tesla announced it would be adding a Ludicrous mode to certain versions of the Tesla Model S. In that same press release, they noted a higher performance level was planned for the new Roadster due in four years. 

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Volvo Purchases Polestar’s Tuning Division

 Volvo is looking to add some spice to their current lineup with new performance offerings to compete with BMW’s M and Mercedes AMG models. According to Automotive News, the company has purchased Swedish race car maker Polestar’s tuning arm. 

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BMW and Toyota Working on Fuel Cell Vehicle

On the heels of its i3 model, BMW is now working with Toyota to develop its second alternatively-powered vehicle. According to Automotive News, BMW will begin testing a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that they expect to be ready for customers in 2020. 

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