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The Ineos Fusilier Is An EV With A Range-Extending Engine Because EVs Can’t ‘Get You From A To B’

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 9:45am

While Mercedes backtracks on its future electric vehicle plans and Ford cuts production of its battery-powered F-150 Lightning, British automotive upstart Ineos has entered the murky waters of electrification with an EV of its own, the Fusilier. But at its launch, company boss Jim Ratcliffe made no excuses for the…

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Stellantis CEO Gets 56 Percent Pay Boost, Makes 518 Times More Than Average Worker

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 9:30am

Good morning! It’s Friday, February 23, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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Container Ship Hits Bridge, Knocking Cars Into River Below

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 9:01am

A cargo ship traveling near the Chinese city of Guangzhou caused disaster Thursday when it crashed into a highway bridge. The collision broke the deck of the bridge free from its supports and plunged four vehicles into the river below. Two people were killed in the incident.

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PaxPower gives GM's full-size SUVs the Jackal off-road treatment

Motor Authority - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 9:00am
PaxPower is back with a new round of Jackal off-road performance upgrades, this time designed for full-size SUV applications. It's the Texas company's first upgrades designed specifically for SUVs, and they fit General Motors' full-size Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, and GMC Yukon. The upgrades fit the 2021 models right up to the...

The Off-Road Race That Transforms A California Desert Into A Hidden Mad Max Oasis

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 9:00am

For around 10 days each year, motorsport fans descend on Johnson Valley in such numbers that this little corner of the California desert gains its own zip code. Its residents set up camp in roughshod campers and tents, build enclaves with names like Lasertown or Hammertown, and traverse the sand behind the wheel of…

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Wakeboard Boats Cost So Much More Than You Think

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 8:50am

Recreation is just too damn expensive nowadays. You need to spend six figures on a massive truck to tow your six-figure boat out to the lake, where you’ll then spend another six figures fueling it up for the day’s aquatic activities. It’s all just too much.

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These Are The Cars That Should Never Go EV

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 8:45am

In light of the little stumble EVs have taken lately, we asked readers what cars should never go EV. It turns out Jalopnik readers are more amenable to EVs than their car enthusiast loyalties would suggest, because loving cars isn’t really about pitting ICE versus EVs. It’s more about what makes a car great, no matter…

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Cell Phone Use In Cars Went Up During The Pandemic And Never Went Back Down

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 8:30am

The global pandemic has given way to another pandemic in America, where distracted driving is causing thousands of deaths on public roads and shows no signs of abating. New data shows the COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in distracted driving specifically involving cell phone use in cars, which surged by 20…

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Here’s Everything We Think Will Happen In ‘Drive To Survive’ Season Six

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 8:25am

Formula 1 fans, ‘Drive To Survive’ is back on Netflix tomorrow for its sixth season, are you excited? The new series promises the same high stakes, questionable editing and exaggerated storylines that we’ve grown to love about the show, and I for one am excited to get stuck into series six.

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No-Fun Police Allegedly Seize Crack And Rocket Launcher From Man's Car

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 8:15am

Not that I would know, but apparently a crack cocaine high can last around 15 minutes, depending on the efficacy, quantity, and purity of the substance, and the size and tolerance of the user. A person could get up to all kinds of mayhem with 15 minutes of excess crack-based energy and a spare surplus U.S. Army M190…

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What’s The Cringiest Car Marketing You’ve Seen?

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 8:15am

Sometimes it can be amazing to watch a billion dollar corporation put millions into developing and building a new car, and then fall completely flat when it comes to marketing it. From doing no marketing, and then wondering why no one bought the car (looking at you GM) to the subject of our post today, trying too hard…

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Volvo ditching most of its stake in Polestar

Motor Authority - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 8:00am
Volvo on Friday said it planned to reduce its stake in Polestar by 62%, and cease funding the electric vehicle startup as it focuses funding its own transformation into a fully electric brand. The shares in Polestar will be distributed to Volvo's own shareholders, the biggest of which is Zhejiang Geely which owns 79.5% of the company. The move...

At $15,000, Could This 1978 BMW 316 Get You To Appreciate The Lesser Things In Life?

Jalopnik - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 8:00am

The ad for today’s Nice Price or No Dice BMW 316 claims it to have been imported from Germany and to have all its papers in order. Let’s see if it’s priced to make another big move.

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First bespoke model in Mercedes' Mythos series lands in 2025

Motor Authority - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 6:00am
Mercedes-Benz in 2022 announced a new strategy of focusing on lower-volume but higher-margin vehicles like those offered through its AMG and Maybach sub-brands. The strategy will also include the launch of a new Mythos series offering highly bespoke limited-edition cars. The first of these will arrive in 2025, Mercedes CEO Ola Källenius said...

2025 Volkswagen T-Roc spied for first time

Motor Authority - Fri, 02/23/2024 - 2:00am
Volkswagen appears to be working on a second-generation T-Roc, judging by our latest prototype sighting. The T-Roc is a compact crossover roughly the same size as the Golf hatchback. It made its debut in 2017 and has since spawned a high-performance T-Roc R variant and open-top T-Roc Cabriolet. The latter isn't expected to get a repeat with the...

Best of Both Worlds: Win TWO Power-Packed Chevys from Dream Giveaway

Corvettes Online News Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 5:16pm
With Dream Giveaway’s incredible Road & Track Dream Giveaway, you can win a 650hp '15 Corvette Z06 & 610hp '24 Silverado RST Redline truck.

[VIDEO] 2024 Corvette E-Ray Hits VIR for Lightning Lap 17

Corvette Blogger - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 5:06pm

Car and Driver's Lightning Lap 2024 is here, and the 2024 Corvette E-Ray ran a very respectable 2.45.9 lap around the 4.1-mile Grand Course at Virginia International Raceway.

Continue reading [VIDEO] 2024 Corvette E-Ray Hits VIR for Lightning Lap 17 at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

The First 2024 Corvette E-Rays Have Been Invoiced and are Shipping from the Factory

Corvette Blogger - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 3:25pm

The 2024 Corvette E-Rays officially started production in mid-December but got underway in earnest on the 2nd week of January. Now comes word that these new E-Rays have been invoiced and will start shipping to dealers.

Continue reading The First 2024 Corvette E-Rays Have Been Invoiced and are Shipping from the Factory at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

NJ Cop Slams Police Chief On Hood Of Cruiser For Allegedly Showing Up 'Drunk Again'

Jalopnik - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 3:05pm

When the cops show up to investigate a crash that may have been caused by a drunk driver, you’d like to think that the people involved in the crash would be the only intoxicated people on the scene. Surely, cops can be trusted to remain sober, right? As it turns out, if one of those cops is Bradley Beach Police Chief…

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An Appearance In 'Spy Kids' Wasn’t Even Enough To Make The Isuzu Axiom Relevant

Jalopnik - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 2:45pm

Isuzu was really leaning into quirky SUVs in the late ’90s and early 2000s, first with its totally alien looking VehiCROSS two door rugged off-roader, and later with the 2002 Isuzu Axiom, but neither of these boldly styled cxdx were market successes despite an Axiom prototype sharing screen time with Antonio Banderas…

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