Michelle Maltais USA TODAY Published 4:36 PM EDT Apr 26, 2019 Sure, we know that Tesla brought sexy back – its lineup is literally S, 3, X, Y. What is actually "sexy" to me is this car being in reach for more than just the super wealthy with more tens of thousands to spare than I could dream of. I've been more the target for cars like the Honda CR-V and Toyota Corolla. Still, I've long admired Teslas' sleek look, innovation and the complete detachment from L.A.'s $4 gas. But that was definitely from a very disengaged distance, not really daring to aspire to drive let alone own one myself. That changed in December. At the end of 2018, my husband and I got our his-and-hers Model 3s for Christmas, fulfilling his dream to prove me wrong. (When he pitched the idea when the Model 3 was first announced, I told him he was kidding. It wasn't a question.) Initially an experience reserved for the luxury buyer, owning a Tesla is now comparable to a … [Read more...] about Tesla: Could family’s new Model 3s pay for themselves as robotaxis?
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Nathan Bomey USA TODAY Published 5:01 AM EDT Apr 16, 2019 Call them Jurassic cars. As the 2019 New York Auto Show kicks off with media previews this week, automakers are gearing up to tout their brand-new car designs, powerful and efficient engines, slick interiors and advanced technology. So why are so many vehicles becoming dinosaurs? While the auto industry touts brand new vehicles to come, many already on sale haven't gotten major redesigns in ages. For example, the Nissan Frontier has gone 14 years without anoverhaul. The Dodge Charger hasn't gotten a complete makeover in 13 years. And the Toyota Sienna hasn't been redesigned in eight years. To be sure, these Jurassic cars aren’t necessarily at risk of turning into fossils. In fact, some of them are still selling well and raking in profits. More from the New York Auto Show: These 6 new technologies will transform vehicles More from the New York Auto Show: Lincoln set to debut all-new Corsair With a periodic engine … [Read more...] about 2019 New York Auto Show: 14 Jurassic cars waiting ages for redesigns
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it will cut some 1,500 jobs at its factory in Windsor, Canada, around a quarter of its local workforce. The Italian-American automaker took the decision, effective from the end of September, to "better align production with global demand," it said in comments reported in local media Thursday. Retirement packages will be offered to eligible employees while the company will also attempt to place laid off hourly employees in open full-time positions as they become available based on seniority. The announcement represents a fresh blow for the province of Ontario following the axing of more than 2,500 jobs announced for the end of 2019 at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, near Toronto. The president of the Unifor union, Jerry Dias, tweeted: "I am deeply concerned about the 1,500 plus families, the community of Windsor & the Cdn auto industry - all affected by FCA Canada's decision to end the 3rd shift at Windsor Assembly Plant." He added … [Read more...] about Fiat Chrysler to cut 1,500 jobs at Canada plant
WHEN you marry the world’s biggest male pop star you can be sure of a few grand gestures – but Ed Sheeran has raised the bar. I can reveal the £40million singer has touchingly named his pub in the grounds of his Suffolk estate after his new wife – which might help him get away with spending a few more hours down there. A 15ft sign above the door says The Lancaster Lock after his missus – Cherry Lancaster Seaborn – who the Sun revealed he had secretly married just before Christmas. But the sweet move is likely to go down less warmly with neighbours who have joked they can see the massive sign on the front of the picturesque converted barn from the road nearby. It comes after he sparked a planning row with locals over his £500,000 wildlife pond – which some in the area say is actually a thinly disguised swimming pool. A local said: “The pub looks incredible, it’s right in the middle of his estate. It’s every bloke’s … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran has named his Suffolk pub The Lancaster Lock after wife Cherry Lancaster Seaborn