2017 Volvo S90, electric car tipping point, Transformers 5 Mustang: What’s New @ The Car Connection

June 13, 2016

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2017 Volvo S90 review

The 2017 Volvo S90 sedan arrives to replace the S80 in the Swedish automaker’s lineup. Though it’s more than that; Volvo is starting over, with the S90 a fully reconceived flagship sedan—built on a new platform, with new engines under the hood, a new design concept, and virtually no carry-over pieces from the previous sedan.

Have electric cars reached a tipping point? For Euro luxury brands, the answer is yes

A tipping point marks the moment in time where an idea steps out of a slim niche, and rockets to widespread acceptance. A reality for more than a hundred years, electric cars have only come close to mainstream success in the last five.

Why few offer to help the injured after car crashes in India

India is a dangerous place for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. The latest stats from the World Heath Organization report more than 137,000 traffic fatalities per year, though a study from the Pulitzer Center pegs the actual number above 200,000.

Barricade Ford Mustang police car from

Barricade Ford Mustang police car from

From Motor Authority:

Transformers 5's Barricade revealed as Ford Mustang cop car

Director Michael Bay has revealed a new vehicle mode for one of the giant robots in the fifth Transformers movie currently under filming, Transformers: The Last Knight. The vehicle mode is for the Decepticon Barricade who in previous movies was represented by a fifth-generation Mustang.

Musk: 37 of 40 Tesla Model S suspension complaints were fraudulent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently examined the suspension of the Tesla Model S after receiving a number of complaints about parts breaking. The CEO of the electric car company Elon Musk revealed in a Twitter post on Friday that NHTSA determined there’s no safety concern with the Model S suspension and is ending its probe.

First look at Mercedes' modular platform for electric cars

Mercedes-Benz has crafted a dedicated platform for its next-generation electric cars. Revealed this week during a tech briefing at the automaker’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, the platform will make its way into a handful of models, the first of which will be previewed in concept form at the 2016 Paris Auto Show in late September.

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

From Green Car Reports:

Mercedes-Benz GLC to offer world's first plug-in fuel-cell powertrain

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles face the challenge of a global fueling infrastructure that doesn't exist and will cost billions to build. Electricity, on the other hand, is pretty much everywhere. Now Mercedes plans to combine the easy recharging of a plug-in electric vehicle with the long-distance advantages attributed to vehicles fueled by hydrogen.

GM commits to more efficient, electric, and autonomous cars

General Motors will focus more heavily on electrified cars and alternatives to traditional car ownership to meet anticipated future regulations and predicted consumer trends. The Detroit automaker won't achieve its goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on U.S. roads by next year, it said, but is still committed to larger volumes.

Tesla Model S suspensions, NHTSA, NDAs: what you need to know

A post on a small auto-industry blog that accused startup carmaker Tesla Motors of concealing potentially hazardous suspension breakages blew up into a major media story—and has taken some unexpected twists and turns as it's played out so far.


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