Yamaha makes use of Gogoro drive tech for EC-05 electrical scooter in Taiwan, August 2019 launch date

Electrical automobiles are upon us, prefer it or not, and Yamaha is taking steps ahead with the Yamaha EC-05 electrical scooter (e-scooter), utilizing expertise from Gogoro, a Taiwanese e-scooter maker. Claiming improved vary and efficiency from Gogoro’s giant format 2170 lithium-ion battery cells, Yamaha will probably be releasing the EC-05 for the Taiwan market in August, 2019. Gogoro started in Taiwan with swappable battery packs for e-scooters, permitting for riders to shortly replenish depleted batteries and lengthen using vary. Gogoro has additionally pioneered e-scooter battery swapping in European cities reminiscent of Berlin and Paris, in partnership with Bosch. In partnership with Yamaha, Gogoro will probably be offering swappable battery packs for the EC-05, permitting Yamaha to benefit from Gogoro’s in depth community of charging and battery swapping stations. Notably, Gogoro’s 7% market share of the Taiwan e-scooter market is within the industrial supply sector, with rivals Kymco and Sym masking....





In a major surprise, Nintendo just revealed that a huge 'Legend of Zelda' sequel is in development

Nintendo just surprised everyone by revealing a sequel to the critically-acclaimed blockbuster game “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” A short teaser was shown of a cutscene depicting Princess Zelda and Link in a dark underground area. At the end of the teaser, a message directly states, “The sequel to ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ is now in development.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A new “Legend of Zelda” game — a direct sequel to the blockbuster Nintendo Switch game, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” — was just revealed by Nintendo. The Japanese gaming giant announced the game as its “one last thing” at the end of a broadcast focused on big gaming announcements. A short clip of the prior game’s main characters — Princess Zelda and Link — depicts them facing some form of new enemy in a dungeon.....



A Ducati Scrambler tweaked by a Zero engineer

A variety of of us who work at American bike producers are compulsive tinkerers. Indian’s design head, Ola Stenegärd, has been constructing choppers since eternally. And Brad Richards of Harley-Davidson at all times has one thing candy on his workbench. Tom Zipprian is a mechanical engineer at California’s Zero Bikes—and he too likes to fill his valuable downtime with wrenching. He’s simply completed turning his Ducati Scrambler right into a road tracker, and it’s a complete sleeper construct. “I’ve been engaged on my 2016 Ducati Scrambler for about two years now,” Tom tells us, “with a easy venture transient: What if Bologna made a manufacturing unit Tremendous Hooligan racer?” “I lastly completed the bike in time for the Quail Bike Gathering final month in Monterrey, and I’m honored to say that I took residence the Spirit of Scrambler award offered by the CEO of Ducati North America!” At a look,....





Tesla’s full self-driving know-how is ‘undervalued,’ says Morgan Stanley

It seems that a few of Tesla’s traders may not be seeing the large image on the subject of the innate worth of the corporate’s full self-driving know-how. This was a degree highlighted by Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas in a word on Tuesday, the place he argued that Tesla’s capabilities and progress within the autonomous automobile market may very effectively be underappreciated. Taking a stance that’s notably completely different from his bearish word earlier this month, when he insisted that Tesla is not seen as a progress story, Jonas’ new word struck a extra optimistic tone. “We consider traders underappreciate/undervalue Tesla’s Autonomy enterprise. Many traders to whom we communicate don’t explicitly embrace Tesla’s Autonomy enterprise of their valuation of the corporate,” he acknowledged. The analyst additionally listed down different vital areas of Tesla’s enterprise which might be “underappreciated” by traders. Amongst these are Tesla’s huge infrastructure of charging stations,....



Extra photos of the all new 2020 Mercedes GLB

Nonetheless trying cute and engaging. Now we get to see the trunk and rear seats. Which, after all are actually tiny. However, when folded, that cargo space appears to be like fairly big for the automobile’s measurement. Which is absolutely nice.  (I additionally hear the second row can transfer again a bit. Like the brand new Escape.) I feel this might really be a severe competitors to Mercedes’s personal GLC.





2020 Bentley Flying Spur

I feel Bentley lastly obtained it proper with the Flying Spur sedan. the Continental GT coupe at all times seemed nice. Whereas its sedan model, the Flying Spur, at all times seemed boring. And really, by no means as costly because it was. (Particularly that first technology…) This appears fairly unbelievable. Inside and outside. As common, it makes use of the Continental GT inside, which is nice. However that horrible grille has to go. Actually. It ruins the entire design. The identical approach it ruined the beautiful Mulsanne a few years in the past. It’s overdone and obnoxious. The Continental GT grille is ideal for Bentley.That is what ought to be on the brand new Flying Spur.The automobile pictured above is the highest of the road V12 model.Possibly the great wanting grille will make it after they reveal the V8 mannequin…



What To Count on

Ducati India will probably be launching the brand new Ducati Hypermotard 950 on June 12, 2019. The Hypermotard 950 is a supermoto mannequin, with the ergonomics and chassis of a dirt-focussed bike, however with the efficiency and soul of a sportbike. The Hypermotard 950 will change the Ducati Hypermotard 939, with a revised engine, new chassis and suspension and up to date electronics package deal. The Hypermotard 950 packs extra efficiency from the up to date engine, is lighter than the 939, and in addition will get some beauty updates. This is what you’ll be able to count on from the brand new Ducati Hypermotard 950. Additionally Learn: 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 Assessment Revised Engine The Ducati Hypermotard 950 will get a revised 937 cc, Testastretta 11-degree L-twin engine with new pistons, the next compression ratio, new exhaust cam profile, new 53 mm throttle our bodies and revised engine mapping.....





2019 Volvo V90 Cross Nation T6 AWD Assessment – Plush Wagon, Plus a Little Additional

       Ever since Volvo confirmed the V90 wagon in Detroit in 2017 – in journo-bait brown, no much less! – I’ve been retaining a watch out for this stunningly styled household hauler. I by no means see them, particularly not in that beautiful Maple Brown hue. Are wagons lifeless? I somewhat hope not. So, whereas the V90 is […] The publish 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Nation T6 AWD Assessment – Plush Wagon, Plus a Little Additional Auto Reviews & New Cars on The Reality About Vehicles.



Would you purchase this Grey-Market First-Gen Audi S3 in America?

By now, the Audi S3 is a commonplace in America. Whereas it hasn’t been round lengthy within the ‘States, it’s confirmed to be extremely popular right here. Nonetheless, that wasn’t all the time the case. The primary couple of A3 generations by no means made it to the ‘States, which suggests the sportier Audi S3 is a bit new to us Yankees. Our European buddies have been having fun with them for a while now and have the distinct benefit of having the ability to purchase cheap, outdated used ones. If you need the prospect to purchase an outdated one right here, although, it’s not going to be low cost. Whereas you may get a present S3 brand-new, the first-gen automobile was by no means bought within the ‘States. So if you’d like one, you’ll should import it. Or, you’ll be able to simply purchase one which’s already been imported.....





2019 Porsche Macan facelift sampled in Spain

Within the third quarter of 2018, Porsche charted income of 19.1 billion euros (RM90 billion) and revenue of three.three billion euros (RM15.5 billion). Take a look at what the cat introduced in – 350,000 items of the Macan had been bought as much as that point. Not solely has the junior SUV fattened up the black ink-penned backside line, it has achieved so regardless of solely coming into being solely lower than six years in the past. The Porsche Macan has performed an enormous function in bringing the sportscar maker from Stuttgart but additional into profitability – an vital evolutionary step if the corporate is to proceed making the sports activities automobiles it has traditionally been identified for, alongside the event in direction of electrification the business as a complete is headed. And evolve the Macan Porsche has, although if judged by what its exterior seems to be like, the....



G80 BMW M3 inside seen for the primary time!

The cabin of the upcoming G80 BMW M3 has been noticed for the primary time, forward of its international debut later this 12 months. Whereas the majority of the automobile’s exterior and inside stay camouflaged, a better take a look at the gear shifter reveals a brand new digital gear lever with a further change to toggle between the gearbox’s three settings (Drivelogic), very like that seen on the brand new M8 Competitors. Whereas the complete M therapy isn’t fitted right here, it’s straightforward to think about that the M3 will get a novel steering wheel with programmable purple buttons, a purple push-start button, the brand new M Mode which alters the automobile’s driver help methods and the data displayed on the screens, in addition to extra supportive M sport seats. Apparently, the brand new M3 shall be accessible in numerous choices, together with the potential for a rear-biased all-wheel....





Audi RS5 returns to vary with 444bhp V6 for 2019

Audi’s on-line configurator exhibits the revived RS5 Coupé in Audi Sport Version trim Simply 250 Coupé and 250 Sportback variations of BMW M4 rival to be offered earlier than WLTP-mandated particulate filter is added Audi has reintroduced the RS5 to its vary of efficiency automobiles, in each Coupé and four-door Sportback types, as a limited-run particular version. The 2-door has been unavailable for the previous 12 months attributable to delays within the mannequin present process the brand new WLTP effectivity assessments, whereas the Sportback is making its market debut following a launch in March 2018.  Simply 250 of every bodystyle can be offered, completely in Audi Sport Version trim, which is priced from £68,985. An Audi spokesperson stated these 500 models are more likely to be the ultimate RS5 fashions offered earlier than a particulate filter is put in as a part of a spread replace in 2020.  For now, the RS5’s twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 petrol....



Automated Automotive Wash Suggestions and Tips to Keep away from Harm

Automated automobile washes appear to be a improbable, handy, and fast various to a conventional hand automobile wash. Nonetheless, the expertise has proven that utilizing an computerized automobile wash can do extra hurt than good. Abrasive supplies can scathe the paint and the clear coat, whereas brushes often make so-called spider net marks on the outside, cut back the shine, and blemish the outside of the automobile. Brushless automobile wash methods promise to cut back the potential of the harm, supply eco-friendly washing options, and ship a greater product ultimately. Nonetheless, over time they’ve additionally manifested some vital drawbacks and drawbacks in comparison with a traditional hand-wash and, in some situations, brushless automobile washes can do much more harm than the usual computerized automobile wash answer. You’ll study right here all the professionals and cons of the automated automobile wash methods and brushless automobile wash methods. Moreover, you’ll learn to....





Summertime At The OPGI Automobile Present Collection – We’ve bought the Chevys!

(Images by Roger Rohrdanz) – Summer season is right here in Southern California and in case you can’t discover a dozen automobile exhibits, autocross, drag races, dash automobile races or brief monitor late fashions, you’re not trying onerous sufficient.   We nonetheless have some superior SoCal aftermarket producers and retailers too, usually, at the moment of the 12 months a few of them open their doorways with rebates, free transport and superb bargains – that’ll assist to complete your venture and pay respects to your funds.   Once more this 12 months, Unique Elements Group in Seal Seashore held their first of two Spring/Summer season Collection Automobile Reveals, this one for Chevys. Judging by the turnout, some 140 house owners of Camaros, Chevelles, Monte Carlos, Impalas and vans confirmed up early, parking with pals and making new ones.     Half dozen distributors additionally confirmed off new elements, out there....



Watch the Volkswagen ID.R drive the quickest all-electric lap across the Nurburgring

Thirty-six years in the past, one of many world’s quickest race automobiles – a Porsche 956 – tore across the 12.9 miles of the Nürburgring Nordschelife race monitor in a scant 6 minutes, 11.13 seconds. That file stood for greater than three a long time as an final testomony to energy, engineering and ability, solely falling to an experimental Porsche final yr that was custom-built for the duty. Final Monday, that file was surpassed for the second time – by an all-electric automotive. The Volkswagen ID.R electrical race automotive that set a file for climbing Pikes Peak final yr now owns the file for quickest electrical automotive across the Nürburgring. Driver Romain Dumas made the lap in 6:05.336 minutes beating the earlier EV file set in 2017 by 40.564 seconds – and within the course of, surpassing each fossil-fuel powered file on the monitor save one. “To be a record-holder....





2019 Oregon Path Rally Protection

McKenna Motorsports Ford Fiesta One in all our favourite annual motorsports occasions is the Oregon Path Rally introduced by the American Rally Affiliation. After lacking the previous couple of occasions, we have been in a position to return to the Columbia River Gorge to get in on the rally motion that includes a number of automobiles, a few of which have been small and highly effective. You’ll be able to learn extra about our exploits over at our sister web site, Crankshaft Tradition. Toyota Yaris Rally Car



TVS Enters Asia Guide Of Data For Longest Stunt Present

TVS Motor Firm has set a brand new file for the longest continuous bike stunt present in India, and has now entered the Asia Guide of Data. 5 stunt groups from Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Indore and Delhi carried out continuous stunt exhibits for six hours astride modified TVS Apache RTR 200 4V bikes. The occasion, referred to as the Apache Professional Efficiency X was held amidst heavy rainfall at Seasons Mall, Pune, and noticed TVS coming into the file books. The earlier file in 2017 was additionally held by TVS, and the stunt riders in that occasion had carried out for 5 hours continuous in Chennai. The stunt riders carried out continuous for six hours to set a brand new file The stunt riders have been from Staff Metal Silencerz (Jaipur), Staff Steadiness Level (Bengaluru), Staff Throttlerz (Coimbatore), Staff Moto Tycoonz (Delhi) and Staff Throttle Excessive (Indore). Every group carried....





compact SUV with 7 seats

Beforehand an unloved subsection of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the compact automobile vary has grown to develop into a big and important a part of the corporate’s revival as a younger model. With 4 distinct merchandise – the A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA – and a slew of variants between them, there’s loads of selection, however clearly Stuttgart sees room for yet one more mannequin with the introduction of the brand new GLB SUV. Billed as a extra sensible and capacious different to the GLA, the GLB is the primary Mercedes compact automobile to come back with the choice of seven seats. To suit the additional row, it’s been force-fed an entire lot of Appeton Weight Acquire – it measures four,634 mm lengthy, 1,834 mm vast and 1,658 mm (1,662 mm for the seven-seater model) tall, whereas its wheelbase is 2,829 mm lengthy. The latter determine is an entire 100 mm....



Do I Need to Update My Mazda Apple CarPlay?

Updating and Using Apple CarPlay in 2019 Mazda6 Mazda continues to release high-tech vehicles that feature all of the latest technologies and the 2019 Mazda6 is no exception. The 2019 Mazda6 lineup includes five trim levels – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature – and four come standard with Apple CarPlay technology. Aside from the base Sport trim, all Mazda6 models will allow you to access all of your favorite iPhone apps right on the Mazda Connect home screen. Keep reading to learn how to use Apple CarPlay in your new 2019 Mazda6.  Read more: Show Off Your Style With the 2019 Mazda6 How to Use Apple CarPlay in Your Mazda To connect your iPhone to your 2019 Mazda6, turn your vehicle on and leave it in park with the parking brake engaged. Use a lightning cable, the cable that came with your iPhone, to connect your....





Volkswagen Ameo Cup Receives Nationwide Recognition

The Federation of Motorsport Golf equipment of India (FMSCI) has recognised the Volkswagen Ameo Cup as a Nationwide Championship. Newly christened because the Ameo Class within the Nationwide Championship, the collection will proceed to run within the present format, albeit with extra weightage due to the brand new standing. The announcement comes as an enormous plus for Volkswagen Motorsport India, which has been working its one-make collection since 2010 within the nation. The winner of the Professional and Junior class can be formally recognised because the Nationwide Champion of the Ameo Class class from this yr onward. The Volkswagen Ameo Cup will comprise 10 races to be held over 4 race weekends Talking on receiving the Nationwide Championship standing, Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India mentioned, “We’re glad that the FMSCI has acknowledged the racing collection we’ve been working through the years as a category of the Nationwide Racing....



Promoted | Wish to take your loved ones on a dream journey?

We’re searching for adventure-loving households to check a household SUV for a weekend within the nice open air Are you the type of household that likes to discover the nice open air? Is your concept of a dream weekend wild tenting underneath the celebrities, getting muddy in your mountain bikes, or taking a dip within the moist and wild of white-water rafting? We’re searching for a go-getting household to check a household SUV for a weekend by taking it on a dream household journey. You would possibly need to do the Three Peaks problem. You would possibly need to swim within the UK’s most northerly loch. Otherwise you might need hankered making an attempt one thing new and completely different, like geocaching or coasteering (look them up!). No matter it’s, we’re after daring households with attention-grabbing concepts. All that you must do is electronic mail us at haymarketstudio@haymarket.com and inform....





10 issues retail buyers need to know

Tesla’s retail buyers are aggregating various inquiries that can hopefully be addressed by the electrical automobile maker within the upcoming 2019 Annual Shareholder Assembly, which shall be held later as we speak. The questions are compiled from verified TSLA buyers by Say, a startup whose goal is to develop efficient investor communication instruments. Via the net platform, TSLA buyers submitted and voted on inquiries that they need can be mentioned and defined by Tesla through the occasion. To date, the crowdsourced initiative has been garnering a good quantity of help from buyers, with over 420 retail shareholders representing round $27 million value of TSLA inventory submitting their inquiries as of writing. Listed below are various questions which have garnered an excellent variety of votes from retail shareholders. What’s the standing of Tesla insurance coverage for automobiles? What facets of battery manufacturing will the combination of Maxwell know-how have an effect....



The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur has a Loopy Prime Velocity And a Secret Weapon In opposition to Cornering

Bentley has simply pulled the digital wraps off the third incarnation of its Flying Spur sedan, the four-door sibling to the Continental GT coupe. This newest mannequin has a extra athletic wanting physique, emphasised by extra muscular rear flanks. It’s additionally longer, extra spacious and comfy for passengers, and even higher to drive than the mannequin it replaces. It options a number of technical improvements, like the primary ever retractable Flying B hood mascot, but additionally rear-wheel steering and extra lively and passive security aids. Its 6.Zero-liter twin-turbo W12 engine has additionally been reworked to supply extra energy and torque. Within the close to future, the mannequin will even be made out there with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a twin-turbo V-Eight.





What Was The First Track You Listened To After Getting Your Driver’s License And Driving Alone?

This query of the day has been elusive. I’ve had it climb into and out of my mind a number of occasions during the last couple weeks as I’ve been driving and listening to the radio. Mainly, I’m asking you to recall one of many moments in your life as a gearhead that (I’m guessing) is seared into your mind. I need to know what the primary track you listened to was after you bought your license and went off in your first (authorized) drive by yourself. Mine? Soundgarden’s Burden In My Hand. Each time I hear that track I bear in mind rolling the important thing over in my Monte Carlo, cranking the amount as much as 11, trying on the worry on my mother’s face, and hurtling up the street with a newfound sense of freedom that’s just about past phrases. Since I do know the AutoCarTechNews readership spans many....



Watch This Insane Wreck From The 24 Hours of Lemons Race In New Jersey!

One of many issues that price range automobile racing collection just like the 24 Hours of Lemons retains actually shut tabs on is the security tools required in competitors vehicles. Some folks have points with this as a result of they declare that it makes issues “too costly” for competitors, effectively watch this video and see if that argument holds water. You will watch one of the spectacular wrecks within the historical past of the collection and from all that we’ve learn, the motive force in that BMW walked away. See, racing is racing and whether or not you’re there beneath the pretense of being an expert or there beneath the pretense of hanging out together with your boys and placing the spurs to some previous crummy automobile that you simply purchased and sizzling rodded on a budget, physics doesn’t care. If the stuff hits the fan it’s essential to....





This Barn Discover 1914 Mannequin T Touring Automotive Is An Unimaginable Glimpse Into The Previous

Greater than 100 years in the past, individuals on an meeting line in Detroit hustled alongside throughout their day, constructing tons of and tons of of Ford Mannequin Ts. Their work included the ultimate meeting of this automotive, a 1914 Ford Mannequin T touring automotive. To them, it was simply one other automotive to ship out the manufacturing facility doorways and as quickly as they had been performed with this one, there have been thousands and thousands extra to make. What none of them knew is that 105 years later, lengthy after that they had all departed the Earth, this automotive would nonetheless survive. Not solely wouldn’t it survive, it could survive within the kind that they completed it. You’re looking at one wonderful automotive and a machine that supposedly has not been pushed because the 1930s. The vendor of this automotive purchased it sitting precisely like this and determined....



Can we do it once more at Le Mans…?

We’re again at Le Mans to “Go Like Hell” yet one more time in our Ford GT race automotive. This 12 months is the ultimate look on the iconic 24-hour race within the present Ford GT racing programme. We’re going out in fashion with 4 particular liveries for the #66, #67, #68 and #69 automobiles, celebrating our previous Le Mans successes. We’re the one workforce in our class to have completed on the rostrum on the final three Le Mans, together with victory in 2016 precisely 50 years after our first ever win. “We are saying it yearly however we imply it yearly, we wish to win Le Mans!” stated #66 driver, Olivier Pla. Race followers can observe the motion reside through the race that begins at 14:00 BST on June 15, at www.fordperformance.television.





TVR says work to begin quickly on new Welsh manufacturing unit

TVR Griffith Welsh Authorities selects contractor to bear work on new residence of 500bhp Griffith supercar The reborn TVR venture is hoping that refurbishment work will quickly begin on its new manufacturing unit, after the Welsh Authorities chosen a contractor to tackle the venture. The agency revealed the all-new Griffith at Goodwood final September, which it intends to construct in a brand new manufacturing unit on the Rassau Industrial Property in Ebbw Vale, Wales. However, as revealed by Autocar, progress on refurbishing the manufacturing unit stalled as a result of the Welsh authorities bought a three% stake within the firm in 2018 alongside a £2 million mortgage. That meant the venture turned topic to European Union guidelines round state funding, so the tender for building work on the dilapidated manufacturing unit needed to exit throughout the complete EU. Ken Skates AM, the Welsh Minister for Economic system and Transport, has now....



Round 12

Ah, the bye weeks. Notoriously the most difficult time to write these rankings – pushing teams up or down when they haven’t played always unnerves me, but alas, the rankings must continue. A short but dramatic week, this one was. Last week: 1 Would’ve been nervous at quarter time, but absolutely dominated the 2017 premiers in the ravenous remainder of the clash. They’ve got 11 wins, one loss and sit two games clear on the top of the ladder. But absolutely nobody should be pronouncing them premiers just yet. This competition is just too unpredictable. Last week: 4 I mean, they were facing an opposition deficient in a lot of areas, but I was still impressed by the Magpies’ efforts. Some very good play in the midst of the game, and they’re deservedly second on the ladder. Last week: 2 Bad loss, but not a bad loss – if that....





Curiosity in Tesla Mannequin three outshines rivals throughout Could

The long-awaited Tesla Mannequin three has arrived within the UK and instantly turn out to be the most well-liked electrical car to lease in Could, in accordance with the newest Leasing.com League Tables. Throughout Could it outshone different widespread new electrical fashions such because the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Tempo, producing extra private lease inquiries inside seven days than its premium rivals managed to attain throughout the complete month. Shot from the Tesla Mannequin three launch occasion Commenting on the figures Paul Harrison, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Leasing.com, stated: “The Mannequin three’s recognition is all the way down to a number of components, with price being one among them. Month-to-month costs for the Mannequin three begin at round £400 per 30 days, which is sort of half the price of Tesla’s bigger fashions. It additionally undercuts comparable EVs such because the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Tempo. The UK is....