Tesla expands the Model X lineup with more affordable (and less capable) models

Tesla has announced plans to launch two additional variants of the Model X crossover. The entry-level model is the 70D, which has a 70kWh battery pack, and the mid-range model is the 90D, with a 90kWh battery pack.

Germany investigates Volkswagen for tax evasion related to CO2 understatement

Volkswagen is under investigation for tax evasion in Germany, relating to understatements of CO2 emissions the company recently admitted to. CO2 emissions determine the rate of taxation in Germany.

Bad-PR magnet Uber just formed a safety advisory board

On Tuesday, the company announced the creation of a safety advisory board, whose purpose is to "navigate safety and security hurdles." It's a small group, but one comprising some pretty impressive names.

The Rezvani Beast X wrings an ungodly 700 horsepower from a 2-liter four-cylinder

The Rezvani Beast X is a new, 700-horsepower version of the already-extreme Rezvani Beast sports car. Just five examples of the Ariel Atom-based Beast X will be made, at over $300,000 each.
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Ford’s ‘Drug Driving Suit’ simulates what its like to drive while you’re high as a kite 2:13

Ford's Drug Driving Suit simulates the effects of driving under the influence of drugs in order to promote sober road safety. By challenging physical ability, attention, and awareness, drivers can experience the dangers of drugged…

Cadillac’s next new model may be a small crossover called the XT4

Cadillac will follow its 2017 XT5 with another, smaller, crossover in 2018. Possibly called XT4, this new crossover may be followed by two additional models as Cadillac looks to revamp its utility-vehicle lineup.

Alpina’s ‘alternative BMW M5,’ the B5 Bi-Turbo, now makes 600 horsepower for 2016

Alpina has revealed its 2016 model year B5 sedan which now makes 600 horsepower from a bi-turbo V8 engine pulled from the BMW M5. The super sedan gains visual and handling tweaks as well.

Will the production version of Chevy’s Bolt EV debut at CES?

The production version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car could appear at CES in January. General Motors may start building the Bolt EV in late 2016, ahead of a 2017 launch.

EPA officials find a second defeat device in diesel-powered Audi, VW and Porsche models

The EPA has identified a second illegal defeat device that's programmed in Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche models powered by a 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine. 85,000 U.S.-spec cars built between the 2009 and the 2016 model years are affected.

Tesla recalls every Model S built to inspect the front seat belt assemblies

Tesla is recalling every Model S built to inspect the front seat belt assemblies. The company stresses it is recalling the Model S out of an excess of caution, and that the seat belt issue is likely limited to a single car.

Abarth will inject the Fiat 124 Spider with 200 HP and send it out with a hardtop

Abarth will reportedly pump the Fiat 124 Spider with 200 or more horsepower and will substitute its ragtop with a fixed hardtop. Other performance and visual enhancements are planned as well.