Category Archives: Automobiles

2018 Infiniti Q50 Revised: The Endless Updates Continue ""

Launched for 2014, Infiniti’s Q50 sedan already has received a number of major updates. Changes to its controversial steer-by-wire system came first; then a comprehensive powertrain overhaul for 2016 added a four-cylinder option and a new twin-turbo V-6. Now, for 2018, the Q50 is getting its first visual updates inside…

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If the U.S. Government Nixes the $7500 EV Tax Credit, Then What? ""

While many will welcome the long-awaited tax reform recently championed by President Trump, it could prove to be a nail biter for electric-vehicle shoppers and enthusiasts. That’s because many buyers of electric vehicles, including relatively affordable ones like the Nissan Leaf or the Chevrolet Bolt EV, as well as some buyers of plug-in…

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CIA’s Alleged Foray into Car Hacking Should Come As No Surprise ""

The Central Intelligence Agency may be sharpening its car-hacking skills in efforts to carry out “nearly undetectable assassinations.” That’s the alarming conclusion reached by WikiLeaks, the multinational nonprofit that advocates for the disclosure of government secrets. The organization published nearly 9000 documents earlier this week that are believed to have originated from…

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2017 Audi S3 Tested: Freshened Duds, Similar Potency ""

Unlike its competitive set of pocket-size luxury hot rods, the Audi S3 carries a little Teutonic monkey on its back: the Volkswagen Golf R, which shares the wee Audi’s guts and MQB structure yet is both more practical and more affordable. While a finer polish has been given to the…

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