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Tesla’s mystery test car may be a Model S refresh

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget For the most part, Tesla’s Model S has maintained a familiar look since it was introduced in 2012 — the largest external change was the elimination of the fake grille back in 2016. There might be a refresh looming on the horizon, however. A driver near Tesla’s Fremont headquarters spotted a …

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Tesla starts selling used Model 3 cars online

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Until now, buying a used Tesla Model 3 has usually entailed tracking down a reseller or spotting a sale from an individual owner. Now, though, it’s just a matter of visiting Tesla’s website. The EV maker has started selling used Model 3s online in the San Francisco Bay Area, and some …

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BMW teases M concept car blending technology and performance

Sponsored Links BMW Can you make out what you’re looking at in the obscure teaser above? Neither can we — but it does represent the future of BMW’s performance cars. The automaker has posted a teaser for a Vision M Next concept that, as the name implies, would explore the possibilities for M-series cars. The …

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Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle is hauling goods in Sweden

Sponsored Links Volvo Trucks Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera is ready to hit the road. In collaboration with ferry and logistics company DFDS, Vera will begin transporting goods between a logistics center and a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle will haul shipping containers along a predefined route, including a stretch of public roads. …

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Toyota will add automatic engine shut off and auto-park to all new vehicles

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Beginning with model year 2020, Toyota will include automatic engine shut off and auto-park features in its new vehicles. If a vehicle is left running for a predetermined amount of time, the engine will automatically shut off. If a driver exits a vehicle without putting it in park, it will automatically …

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Ford will test new self-driving cars in Detroit

Sponsored Links Argo AI Ford is testing a new fleet of self-driving vehicles in its homebase of Detroit. Argo AI, Ford’s autonomous vehicle arm, announced it would deploy its third-generation vehicles in Detroit and Corktown. The Ford Fusion Hybrids will be equipped with a “significantly upgraded sensor suite”, as well as new sets of radar …

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Volkswagen ends deal with self-driving startup Aurora

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Volkswagen is cutting ties with Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora after only a year, amidst talks of working with Ford’s Argo AI instead. Financial Times reported the news of the split, adding that VW expects to reach a deal with Argo AI this summer. Sources told FT that VW declined to …

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Proposed rules in India could force Uber to go electric

Sponsored Links d3sign via Getty Images Uber has been trying to get more electric vehicles to join its fleet for a while now, but it might have to find a way to speed things up if India passes a set of proposed rules for clean mobility. According to Reuters, Indian officials are planning to order …

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Rivian’s electric trucks can charge each other

Sponsored Links Rivian If electric cars are ultimately batteries on wheels, shouldn’t you have the option of charging one EV with another? You will with Rivian’s truck and SUV. Company chief R.J. Scaringe told The Drive in an interview that “Rivian-to-Rivian” charging will be available. While he didn’t elaborate on how it would work, the …

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Lyft sues San Francisco to block rival bike-sharing services

Sponsored Links Justin Sullivan via Getty Images It looks like San Francisco’s call for applications to expand its dockless bicycle program didn’t sit well with Lyft. The company has just filed a lawsuit against the California city, seeking an injunction that would prohibit SF from giving its rivals permission to operate. Lyft claims that giving …

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