In case you were still thinking electric vehicles still amounted to a niche market, Visual Capitalist has news: At $183 billion, Elon Musk‘s Tesla, Inc. is the most valuable car company in the world, topping $176 billion Toyota (no. 2) and third-place Volkswagen, valued at $84 billion. Continue reading TESLA IS OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE CAR COMPANY
The Toyota Supra is making a comeback.
Toyota fan blog SupraMKV.com discovered Toyota’s June 3 application to trademark the “Supra” name in Europe. This follows the company’s 2014 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office application for the name, and suggests that the beloved sports car’s return to showrooms is near.
PEOPLE DON’T WANT cars, they want rides. That’s the existential fear plaguing automakers today. And they’re scrambling to do something about it.
Hovering technology, once Hollywood sci-fi, is gaining ground in the real world. The U.S. Army is looking at the “world’s first flying motorcycle,” and Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus has built its own hoverboard.
You know what a pain those plastic engine covers are? How they get in the way and hide your own car’s engine from you? Well, consider that black piece of molded plastic a metaphor for something much worse: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Automakers are trying to use the DMCA to say you can’t work on or modify your own car.