New York City to Follow London, Milan, Singapore, and Stockholm with Congestion Pricing

New York City to Follow London, Milan, Singapore, and Stockholm with Congestion Pricing

by Anna Breuer

New York City will join the ranks of London, Milan, Singapore, and Stockholm when it adds congestion pricing for the busiest parts of Manhattan.
The city, which is ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads and bridges in the country, will add another layer of toll for motorists who …

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Review and Test Drive: 2019 Infiniti QX50

by Paul Riegler
Review and Test Drive:  2019 Infiniti QX50

Shown as a concept car at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the production version of the second-generation QX50 was unveiled later that year at the Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2019 model.
The good-looking SUV – which has all the sharp creases that are de rigeur …

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Amtrak Deploys Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives on Pacific Surfliner Routes

by Paul Riegler
Amtrak Deploys Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives on Pacific Surfliner Routes

Amtrak announced it has placed new diesel-electric locomotives into service on its Pacific Surfliner routes.
The railroad acquired Siemens Charger locomotives for service between San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Luis Obispo.
The Siemens Charger is a family of diesel-electric passenger locomotive manufactured by Siemens Mobility specifically for the North American market. The …

SEC to Require Tougher Oversight of Tesla CEO Musk’s Tweets

by accura media group
SEC to Require Tougher Oversight of Tesla CEO Musk’s Tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission reached a deal that would remove the threat of having him held in contempt for allegedly violating an earlier court order over his use of Twitter.
The SEC investigated tweets made by Musk in 2018 about a potential buyout of his …

Automakers Debut Multiple Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at N.Y. Auto Show

by Paul Riegler
Automakers Debut Multiple Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at N.Y. Auto Show

Multiple automakers including Lincoln, Cadillac, Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, and Hyundai announced the addition of Apple CarPlay support in new vehicles at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
The show, which opens to the public Saturday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, is the oldest auto show in the country. The …

At the 2019 New York Auto Show, Fins Are In

by Paul Riegler
At the 2019 New York Auto Show, Fins Are In

If you walk over to the Cadillac stand at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the storied automaker was reintroducing tailfins.  The visitor is greeted by a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible about 15’ (4.5 m) in the air, with an almost larger-than-life …

Former VW CEO Indicted in Germany Over L’Affaire Dieselgate

by Paul Riegler
Former VW CEO Indicted in Germany Over L’Affaire Dieselgate

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn along with four other VW executives was charged with fraud in the ongoing Dieselgate case.
The Staatsanwaltschaft, or state prosecutor, in Braunschweig is charging Winterkorn with fraud, embezzlement, and violating anti-trust laws.
Prosecutors there allege that Winterkorn was aware that VW was manipulating diesel emissions as early …

2019 New York Auto Show Preview: New EVs, SUVs, Cars to Make Their Debut

by Anna Breuer
2019 New York Auto Show Preview: New EVs, SUVs, Cars to Make Their Debut

NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers will showcase dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison …

Tesla to End Online Sales of New $35,000 Model 3

by Paul Riegler
Tesla to End Online Sales of New $35,000 Model 3

Just weeks after announcing a major shift to online sales, Tesla said it would end online sales of its recently released $35,000 version of its new Model 3 sedan.
The Model 3 is Tesla’s lowest-price electric vehicle and the $35,000 version was released last month, following the release of higher priced …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label Edition

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  2019 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label Edition

The latest Lincoln to shed its MK moniker is the MKX, which henceforth is to be referred to as the Lincoln Nautilus.
Although technically a mid-life refresh of the second generation MKX, the Nautilus has a completely new look, having adopted the design language of the new Continental and Navigator, including …

Gas Prices Skyrocket as Summer Approaches

by Jesse Sokolow
Gas Prices Skyrocket as Summer Approaches

The price of a gallon of gasoline at the pump has skyrocketed in some parts of the United States as oil refineries switch to summer-blended fuels.
The annual changeover is being exacerbated by OPEC and its allies who have taken one million barrels a day off the market for the moment.
Gas …

EU Charges BMW, Mercedes, VW with Colluding on Emissions Technology

by Paul Riegler
EU Charges BMW, Mercedes, VW with Colluding on Emissions Technology

The European Commission said Friday that BMW, Mercedes parent Daimler-Benz, and Volkswagen breached antitrust rules and colluded to restrict the development of pollution controls for petrol- and diesel-powered automobiles.
In the period from 2006 to 2014, the three companies, including VW’s Audi and Porsche marques, violated antitrust laws and contributed to …

Why Your Navigation System Could Go Haywire Today

by Paul Riegler
Why Your Navigation System Could Go Haywire Today

If your navigation system suddenly forgets what time it is and where it is Saturday night, there’s a very good reason.
The Global Positioning System needed to be reset, and this will take place Saturday at 7:59 p.m. EDT.
This happens every 1,024 weeks but you may have missed the last reset …

SEC Accuses Volkswagen and Former CEO Winterkorn of Fraud

by Paul Riegler
SEC Accuses Volkswagen and Former CEO Winterkorn of Fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said late Thursday it was suing Volkswagen and its former CEO relating to the Dieselgate affair.
The SEC is accusing the German automaker of undertaking a “massive fraud” as it raised money from American investors.
Volkswagen used software to manipulate its diesel-powered vehicles’ emissions tests in …