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Here Are The Most And Least Stolen Cars In America

Porsche Taycan reservations surpass 30,000 ahead of world debut

Porsche has secured 30,000 deposits for the Taycan more than a month before the German automaker will unveil the all-electric sports cars, numbers that suggest there’s enough demand to support the company’s plans to produce 40,000 units in its first year.

Tesla will add Netflix and YouTube streaming to its cars

Never mind playing games in your Tesla — for many, the dream has been to catch up on shows while charging or waiting for a passenger. And that vision might soon come true. Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla’s cars will “soon” offer Netflix and YouTube streaming so long as the car is stopped. He didn’t go into detail for the functionality, but claimed it would have an “immersive, cinematic feel” since you’re sitting in posh seats with surround sound.

Enlarge / Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an unveiling event for the Tesla Model Y crossover electric vehicle in Hawthorne, California, US, on Friday, March 15, 2019. (credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The YouTuber behind the popular channel “Hoovie’s Garage” was caught speeding in a brand new Lamborghini on Friday and reportedly donated a matching amount of the ticket to an officer’s fund.
A pickup truck driver has been charged for harassing a Tesla owner thanks to the Model 3’s eight cameras that provide 360 degrees of video coverage around the vehicle, reported Electrek.
Video captured more than a dozen people getting out of their vehicles on Tuesday to
grab money that was flying all over a Georgia interstate, police said.
Enlarge / A Model 3 at a Tesla showroom on March 1, 2019 in California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Tesla Owner Breaks Record, Drives Car 900,000 Kilometers  FuturismA Germany man just set a new Tesla record for highest mileage, racking up 559350 miles (900000 kilometers) in his Model S P85.

Tesla may have broken its own records, manufacturing 72,531 Model 3 sedans in the three months that ended June 30th. But employees say in the push to ramp up Model 3 production, they were forced to cut corners and work in difficult, unsafe conditions. A handful of employees who work in Tesla’s open-air GA4 production tent told CNBC that they used electrical tape to quickly repair cracks on plastic brackets and housings and worked through extreme heat, cold and wild-fire smoke.
The owner of Toyota dealerships in San Juan Capistrano and Claremont won a $15.8 million verdict against the auto-making giant today in his lawsuit alleging he was retaliated against for whistleblowing on defects with Prius models that would rapidly decelerate.
Plant engineer David Cordier, 36, from Rye, East Sussex, has had a series of incredible narrow near misses on the country’s roads with many of them caught on his dash cam.
A rare registration number has been auctioned for the equivalent of $300,000 in the U.K., where they can be sold for profit and low numbers are highly valued.
Tesla delivered 95,200 of its electric vehicles in the second quarter, a dramatic reversal from a disappointing first period that set a new record and beat analysts’ expectations.
A driver visited a police station in Eccles, Greater Manchester, to collect a car that had been seized for not having insurance. But he left on foot after the Lamborghini he arrived in was also uninsured.
There’s an interesting discussion happening over at the Grassroots Motorsportsforum right now, and presumably at many other places off-line. It’s about laws in Sacramento County stating, essentially, that almost any auto repair you do on your property is illegal. Of course, this is deeply troubling to almost everyone…

Today is July 1, and for Tesla, that means $1,875 less of a federal tax credit is available for buying an electric vehicle. The federal credit started at $7,500, but then once Tesla hit 200,000 electric vehicles sold (since 2010) it started to shrink.

Tesla pricing is already confusing, but the tax incentive is pretty straightforward.

The Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition Will Get a $9,000 Price Premium and This Nice Blue Color

The Nissan 370Z and GT-R have gotten more specialedition paint jobs lately than your lavish aunt’s nails, perhaps as a distraction from how old they are. One of the latest is a 50th-anniversary GT-R, which, in the UK, will get a paint color plucked from retirement for a mere $9,000 over the regular price.

Yoichi Imamura may be a familiar name to you. He was a champion in the early days of D1GP in Japan, and it was he who ran the Lexus LFA with a NASCAR V8. Now he’s running an even more sacrilegious exotic in the same series. This is a Ferrari 550 Maranello with a V6 out of a Nissan GT-R bursting out of the hood.
Fender flares, when done correctly, are such a universally good car modification that they could probably make a beige Toyota Camry look good. (A few rally lights don’t hurt either.) But a wide-bodied Dodge Charger is finally here, and it sure was the perfect candidate for a little extra bulk.
Adaptive cruise control systems work well on highways. Once you get into town, though, they’re less helpful — and a lot of that has to do with traffic lights. Current systems don’t recognize them, resulting in drivers running a red, putting themselves and everyone else on the road in danger. Also, the authorities frown on that sort of behavior.

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