Cars

Tesla raises “full self-driving” price from $8,000 to $10,000

Enlarge / Interior of Tesla’s Model 3. Tesla Tesla is wasting no time cashing in on excitement over the company’s forthcoming “full self-driving” software release, which was released in beta form to a small number of customers last week. Tesla has now raised the price of the FSD upgrade from $8,000 to $10,000. Tesla has …

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The 2020 Genesis G90—a good luxury sedan from an alternate dimension

At $76,695 fully loaded, the Genesis G90 seriously undercuts similarly sized luxury sedans from Germany. Jonathan Gitlin The G90 got a facelift at the end of last year, and it’s dominated by this massive G-Matrix grille. Jonathan Gitlin It can look a little slab-sided at times. Jonathan Gitlin The rectangle behind the G-Matrix grille is …

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Ford is making new Broncos; mockumentary John Bronco has its ideal pitchman

The trailer for Hulu’s John Bronco. John Bronco—Hulu’s new sub-40-minute mockumentary about a “lost” “Ford pitchman”—is a good idea, well-executed. What if you took the competent-idiot Southern charm of Justified‘s Boyd Crowder, but, instead of an Appalachian criminal, made the character the unlikely pitchman for a beloved classic SUV, who oozes over-the-top marketable machismo a la …

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Lamborghini’s Huracán Evo RWD is made for maximum fun, not lap times

The all-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracán Evo was determined to be too drama-free, so now Lamborghini has made a $214,366 rear-wheel-drive version. Which is a lot, but it’s a massive $50,000 cheaper than the all-wheel-drive version we tested in 2019. Lamborghini It also comes as a Spyder, which starts at $229,428. Lamborghini On track you’ll discover the …

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SSC takes Bugatti’s crown with a new 316mph production car speed record

On October 9, SSC North American took the production speed record away from Bugatti with a 331mph top speed run in the SSC Tuatara. James Lipman Jerod Shelby (L) and Oliver Webb (R) pose for pictures after the successful record attempt. James Lipman The SSC Tuatara’s shape was designed by Jason Castriota before being refined …

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Tesla restores free premium in-car internet for some owners

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Tesla currently reserves some of its in-car internet features for paying subscribers, but it might be making an exception for some owners. Drivers talking to Electrek say they’re suddenly receiving Premium Connectivity features for free, including satellite maps and media streaming over cellular. The company appears to have changed its eligibility requirements for …

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Tesla increases the range for existing Model Y EVs through an update

ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images You don’t have to buy a new car to get a range upgrade from Tesla, at least for the right model. Electrek reports that Tesla is pushing a software update that improves the range of existing Model Y crossovers. The exact gains aren’t clear, but one Long Range driver said …

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Cruise will soon hit San Francisco with no hands on the wheel

Enlarge / Cruise has been testing its self-driving cars, with safety drivers, in San Francisco for about five years. Andrej Sokolow | Getty Images Last week, Waymo, the self-driving-vehicle developer owned by Alphabet, expanded a first-of-its-kind service offering rides to paying passengers around Phoenix—with no one behind the wheel. Videos shared by Waymo and others …

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Nikola stock falls 14 percent after CEO downplays Badger truck plans

Enlarge / The front half of the Nikola Badger. Aurich Lawson / Nikola Motor Corporation Nikola CEO Mark Russell downplayed the company’s Badger pickup truck in comments to the Financial Times on Thursday. “The Badger was an interesting and exciting project to some shareholders, but our institutional shareholders are mostly focused on the business plan,” …

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