2015 Jaguar XK, Takata Airbag Recall, Anti-Tesla Bill: What’s New @ The Car Connection

October 23, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Jaguar XK Review

Here for its final model year, the 2015 Jaguar XK lineup carries over without significant change, as it's stepped aside for the arrival of the more rambunctious F-Type. While the XK (and its higher-performance XKR and XKR-S variants) remain exciting grand-touring cars, the F-Type is what truly has eager enthusiasts queuing up.

NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel.

GM Announces Support For Michigan's Anti-Tesla Bill, Governor Then Signs It

Last week, we told you about a hastily amended bill in Michigan that would prevent Tesla from setting up shop in the Wolverine State. It had passed both houses of the legislature and was headed to Governor Rick Snyder's desk.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

From Motor Authority:

Crashed 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Spotted In Chicago: Video

The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 hasn’t even gone on sale yet but already a crashed example has been spotted. The sorry-looking Z06 was spotted on a flatbed in Chicago and is likely the same car that crashed on the Nürburgring late last month.

2016 Ford Explorer Spy Shots

Ford made headlines when it introduced the current-generation Explorer back in 2011, as the vehicle had shed its rugged, truck-like image of previous generations in favor of a more practical, car-like one.

Deadmau5 Shows Off Options He Picked For His McLaren P1

Deadmau5 recently confirmed via Twitter that he had purchased a McLaren P1 to join his other recent purchase from the Woking-based firm, a 650S Spider. Now the Canadian DJ has posted up some renderings of the P1 showing some of the options he picked for the hybrid supercar.

Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

From Green Car Reports:

Now That's Combo Quick Charging: CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla Supercharger

The growing number of DC fast-charging stations is making life a little more convenient for electric-car drivers--provided they can match their vehicles to the right plug. There are currently three major DC fast-charging standards in use.

Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes?

Lithium-ion batteries help make modern electric cars possible, but they're also responsible for those vehicles' limitations. That's why so much attention is given to improving lithium-ion chemistry, which can help electric cars overcome current limits of range, charging times, and battery lifespan.

Is Gas Mileage Really The Primary Factor When Buying A Car?

The cost of fuel and environmental concerns have made gas mileage a more important factor for new-car buyers, but how much more important?

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