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Solar cars: Driving on sunshine

The Aptera can go 150 miles after just 15 minutes at an ordinary charging station. Starting price is $25,900. (Jane Hahn/The Washington Post)

Aptera Motors is rolling out the first mass-produced solar car this year. It's a three-wheel, ultra-aerodynamic electric vehicle covered in 34 square feet of solar cells.

Motormouth: Trouble? The car will let you know

Don't overfill your gas tank. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

Ode to an Audi: 2021 A6 Allroad Quattro is a wagonload of joy

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro brings spirited performance to the station wagon and inspires romance for at least one auto writer. (Audi)

The dashboard features attractive walnut and black coverings, and gauges are mostly easy to read, although the speedometer kind of hides behind the steering wheel. It's just as well.

Who will build the Apple Car? Here are candidates to watch

Apple Inc.’s work on a car has brought to the fore several potential manufacturing partners capable of building an electric self-driving vehicle for the technology giant.

Most dependable cars: Lexus, Kia top 2021 JD Power auto study

The 2021 Kia Seltos. (Kia/TNS)

Automobiles are more complex than ever, and more dependable than ever.

New or used? Either way, price hikes squeeze US auto buyers

In this image made from video, cars drive through the used vehicle lot at a LaFontaine auto dealership in Fenton Township, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. A chain reaction touched off by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed new-vehicle prices to record highs and dramatically driven up the cost of used ones. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America’s auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many

Motormouth: Fuel lid frozen shut?

A car is sealed in snow on East 48th Street in Chicago as fresh snow falls on Feb. 8, 2021.  (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

2021 Porsche Taycan RWD erases most differences between electric and gasoline vehicles

2021 Porsche Taycan RWD (Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

With a base price of $79,900, the Taycan gives the lie to the claim that electric cars must inevitably cost more than comparable gasoline-powered vehicles.

Hyundai's $900 million recall shows EV glory is no one-way road

A Hyundai Kona electric SUV shown in 2020. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

Hyundai Motor Co.'s recall of nearly 82,000 electric vehicles highlights how costly the shift to the industry's new frontier can be for all the automakers piling in, to both their balance sheets and their brands.

Ford ditches boring tutorials with new Mustang Mach-E videos

A 2021 Mustang Mach-E 4X model outside of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit on January 14, 2021. (Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Ford Motor Co. launches a campaign called, "Mach-E vs. Everything." In it, Ford reveals five short films for YouTube, plus a new 15-second TV ad.

Using Cadillac's hands-free Super Cruise on a 500+ mile trip

The all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade is the first Full-Size SUV to feature Super Cruise, the industryþÄôs first true hands-free driver assistance system for enabled roads.

Regardless of what you’re heard, General Motors’ Super Cruise is the only hands-free self-driving system you can buy.

Motormouth: Ethanol-free gas

Ethanol-free gasoline is a good idea for storing a car.  (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.


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