Should You Invest For A New Car?

When it comes to making wise investments, most people opt for real estate or choose to put their money into the stock market. But it is only the wise ones who will identify cars as good investment portals. There is widespread misconception that cars have to be Mustangs or Porches to be of value in the future. That, however, is not true, as even a Chevrolet can prove to be a good investment choice.

It is, however, not as simple as it looks since you must make the effort of buying a model Continue reading “Should You Invest For A New Car?”

Brabham BT62 to go racing in WEC, 24 Hours of Le Mans

Artist’s impression of a Brabham BT62 GTE race car

Brabham will use this week’s 2019 Autosport International show starting Thursday in the United Kingdom to formally announce plans to take the BT62 supercar racing in the World Endurance Championship, whose highlight is the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Australian race team and nascent car manufacturer said Wednesday that it’s committed to entering the WEC as a factory team in the GTE class for production-based cars and has already started the Continue reading “Brabham BT62 to go racing in WEC, 24 Hours of Le Mans”

Bentley Bentayga Speed reportedly due in 2019

2018 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley is cooking up a quicker version of its Bentayga, and according to the latest reports we’ll see the speedy luxury SUV this year.

Autocar reported Thursday that Bentley’s highly anticipated Bentayga Speed will be unveiled in the first half of 2019. It means we’ll likely it land in showrooms as a 2020 model.

Naturally, it will come with the Bentayga’s range-topping 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12, with output dialed up to around 650 horsepower. That will Continue reading “Bentley Bentayga Speed reportedly due in 2019”

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, 2020 Mini Cooper S E, more fuel-cell semis: Today’s Car News

2019 Nissan Leaf

Mini plans to revive its electric hatchback as a sporty electric model for the 60th anniversary of the original. New charging agreements aim to make charging easier and greener. And Toyota will build 10 more hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi-trucks for Los Angeles. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Nissan plans to introduce the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus this spring with more power for sportier driving, as well as a longer, 226-mile electric range.

Mini revealed details Continue reading “2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, 2020 Mini Cooper S E, more fuel-cell semis: Today’s Car News”

One-step Plug&Charge coming to (Electrify) America

Chevrolet Bolt charging at Electrify America 350 kw charger at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

It’s easy to plug in an electric car. What trips up many new electric-car drivers is paying to charge.

At some charging stations, drivers pay by the kilowatt-hour. At others, they pay for the time they park their car in the space, or pay a base rate for parking plus a smaller amount for the charge. Some charging stations take credit cards. Others can only be activated with a special RFID tag Continue reading “One-step Plug&Charge coming to (Electrify) America”

eMotorWerks lays groundwork for vehicle-to-grid charging

eMotorWerks JuiceBox wall mount charging Tesla Model X

At first blanch, a new business agreement between home charger manufacturer eMotorWerks and utility software provider LO3 Energy sounds strictly like the stuff of dull business contract lawyers.

Dig a little deeper, though, and it could be the kernel of the next generation electrical system, long discussed, but never-quite-practical vehicle-to-grid infrastructure.

As many electric-car drivers know, eMotorWerks builds networked Continue reading “eMotorWerks lays groundwork for vehicle-to-grid charging”

Mercedes holds onto US luxury sales crown in 2018 despite decline

2019 Mercedes-Benz G550

Mercedes-Benz managed to retain its top spot in the sales charts for luxury cars in the United States in 2018, a year that saw most brands report lower sales than the previous period.

Mercedes was included in the list of brands that reported lower sales, with its 2018 tally minus commercial vehicles coming in at 315,959 units, down 6.3 percent on 2017’s numbers.

Popular models like the C-Class, GLE and GLS saw the biggest declines in 2018, likely because updated Continue reading “Mercedes holds onto US luxury sales crown in 2018 despite decline”

BMW Seeks 2019 Apprentices

Young people with a passion for a career in the automotive industry are being encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship place at BMW Group’s manufacturing operations across the UK.

The news comes at an important and exciting time for BMW Group, as it leads the way in the electro-mobility sphere and gears up for the debut of the first fully electric MINI later this year.

More than 40 places are available to start in August 2019 at the company’s Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall sites, in Continue reading “BMW Seeks 2019 Apprentices”

New McLaren 600LT Spider on the way

McLaren has teased its fifth Longtail model, which is expected to be the 600LT Spider, ahead of its official reveal next week

McLaren has teased an image of the new 600LT Spider, the fifth supercar from the Woking brand to bear the Longtail name. The latest LT will follow on from the McLaren F1 Longtail, and more recently the 675LT Coupe and Spider, plus the 600LT Coupe which made its debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Just the one image has been revealed so far: a shot of the Continue reading “New McLaren 600LT Spider on the way”