Tesla CEO Elon Musk is no stranger to grandiose claims. For more than 15 years, Musk has made it a habit to make outlandish predictions and seemingly impossible proclamations about his company’s capabilities, at times to the detriment of their customers. When he took to the stage yesterday at the Tesla Autonomy Investor Day in Palo Alto, in addition to announcing … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s roadmap for Tesla robo-taxis in 2020 is riddled with potholes
A new exhibition will open shortly at Los Angeles' wonderful Petersen Automotive Museum. It's called "Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy," and as the name suggests, it features the two- and four-wheel stars of movies and video games, most of which will be very familiar to anyone with a passing interest in depictions of dystopian futures or … [Read more...] about Check out Batman’s and Marty McFly’s rides at the Petersen Museum
Further ReadingCompression ignition engines are a big breakthrough—we got to try oneWhen Mazda invited us to a roundtable discussion about powertrain technology at this year's New York auto show, it was easy to say yes. After all, the company is responsible for a significant recent breakthrough in internal combustion engine technology. So you can imagine my surprise when … [Read more...] about Mazda brings a new diesel CX-5 SUV to the US—but why?
NEW YORK—On Friday morning, the annual New York International Auto Show opened its doors to the public. In stark contrast to last year—when I foolishly predicted that NYIAS was now the premier US auto show—this year's event feels very lackluster. The Shanghai Auto Show is partly to blame. It opened earlier this week and pretty much every automaker with … [Read more...] about These are the best new vehicles of the 2019 New York International Auto Show
Ars makes every effort to cover its own travel costs. To attend Nikola's conference, we covered the flight out to Scottsdale, Arizona, but Nikola covered one night in a nearby hotel. SCOTTSDALE, Arizona—The Nikola Motor Company wants to reinvent trucking by replacing diesel heavy-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cell trucks. But hydrogen skeptics are numerous, and not … [Read more...] about The hydrogen fuel strategy behind Nikola’s truck dream