A Week With: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 4Matic

A Week With: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 4Matic

Carmakers the world over have set their sights on luxury, and skyrocketing sales of luxury utes is drawing them to the segment. But Mercedes-Benz remains one of a small, elite group of manufacturers that build the vehicles that are considered luxury products long...
Tesla CEO Musk Hints of Big Battery Breakthrough

Tesla CEO Musk Hints of Big Battery Breakthrough

Tesla may be able to boost the amount of energy it can store in its batteries by as much as 50% during the next three to four years, CEO Elon Musk suggested in a tweet. Such a move could make battery-electric vehicles far more competitive with conventional,...
Mini Planning to Close Up Its Convertible in 2024

Mini Planning to Close Up Its Convertible in 2024

Mini will join a growing list of manufacturers abandoning the shrinking convertible market, according to industry sources. Passenger cars, in general, are rapidly losing traction in a market dominated by pickups and utility vehicles, but convertibles have posted some...
VW Launches ID.4 Production Ahead of U.S. Sales Launch

VW Launches ID.4 Production Ahead of U.S. Sales Launch

The first of the new Volkswagen ID.4 battery-electric vehicles has begun rolling down the Volkswagen assembly line in Zwickau, Germany, the all-electric SUV set to become VW’s first long-range model offered in the U.S. market. The Zwickau plant recently went through a...
First Drive: 2021 Polestar 2

First Drive: 2021 Polestar 2

We’ll be seeing an explosion of new brand names over the next few years, a sizable share of them – like Fisker, Lucid and Lordstown Motors — offering battery-electric vehicles. Among the list is one you might already have heard about, Polestar initially debuting...
Amazon Ties to Auto Industry Grow Stronger

Amazon Ties to Auto Industry Grow Stronger

Amazon is emerging as a key supplier to the auto industry of cloud-based computing services, which will play a larger role in the car business in the years to come. It already has developed close ties to the world’s two largest automakers, Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp....
Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Caught Testing

Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Caught Testing

We’re still waiting to find out more about the Mercedes-AMG Project One – as in how much more than 1,000 horsepower the hybrid hypercar’s Formula One-derived powertrain will be able to punch out. For now, we’ll have to settle for rudimentary details and know that...