E is the New Black

Porsche appears to have Tesla in its crosshairs.

Ignore the exhaust tips on the back. Those are just to throw off casual onlookers. According to our friends at Autoblog, there’s a good chance this is the electric car Porsche hopes to throw down against Tesla. Called Mission E in previous concepts, Porsche has talked about this car for several years though this is…

via Porsche’s Mission E caught testing alongside Tesla vehicles — TechCrunch

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Tesla Lowers Model X Prices

It just keeps getting better!

Tesla has lowered the entry-level price of the Model X SUV, from $82,500 to $79,500. The $3,000 price drop is the result of improved margins for the electric vehicle, which the company achieved thanks to “efficiencies” achieved in the manufacturing process, Reuters reports. Tesla’s Model X and Model S sales performance were areas of key…

via Tesla lowers Model X base price due to improved margins — TechCrunch

Volvo Goes All-Electric

Think EVs are a passing fancy?
The folks at Volvo apparently disagree. The Chinese-owned carmaker announced ambitious plans to electrify their entire lineup by model year 2019.

Volvo is done with entirely traditional engines and exclusively gas-powered vehicles, the company announced. By 2019, Volvo group intends to offer only either fully electric or hybrid engines on all new models, making it the first automaker to commit to using only alternative drive trains. The end of the solely combustion engine-powered car did seem…

via Volvo will only make electric and hybrid cars starting in 2019 — TechCrunch

Gift Guide for Gearheads

Buying for the car nut in your life? Searching for a gift with an automotive theme? You’ve come to the right place!

If you’re not a car nut yourself, shopping for one can be intimidating. Many would-be gift givers opt for something less “technical”. Like a necktie. But fear not! We can help you find a cool gift for your favorite gearhead that will be the automotive highlight of their holiday!

Meguiar’s Complete Car Kit
It’s driveway nirvana with this comprehensive ensemble from the leaders in shine— Meguiar. The G55032 kit includes all the shampoo, wax, scratch remover, a detailer and washing mitts you’ll need for professional results.

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