JLR Cancels Electric Road Rover, Jaguar J-Pace Likely Dead As Well

Development on Jaguar’s MLA platform has stopped. Times are tough for Jaguar and Land Rover. The conglomerate’s global sales were down 24 percent in 2020, with Jaguar’s 37-percent decline being the biggest gut-punch of them all. We already reported about the new XJ sedan getting the ax, not to mention

Nearly 2 Million Toyota RAV4s Are Under Investigation Over Fire Risk

It seems that the battery can short and cause a fire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation investigation into the 2013 through 2018 Toyota RAV4 because of a risk of fire. If this becomes a full recall, then it could affect an estimated 1,862,103 units of

Someone Installed A DIY Cam-Less 'Freevalve' System On An MX-5

Camshafts are rubbish. At least, compared to the technology from Koenigsegg’s Freevalve offshoot. The concept is a relatively simple but ingenious one – by ditching the cams and instead electronically-controlling a series of pneumatically actuated valves, much more freedom is opened up. You’re given far greater control of valve lift,

Even the Mars Rover Uses Zip Ties

NASA’s $2.4 billion Perseverance rover landed on Mars last week after more than 10 years of development and seven months flying through space to its destination. It features more gadgets than Iron Man’s suit and, really, there’s a lot riding on it to snap photos and harvest materials to observe

Kia Reportedly Under Ransomware Attack With $20M Demand

If Kia doesn’t pay, the hackers will release the stolen data to the public. A group of hackers attacked Kia Motors America and subjected the automaker to ransomware that has allegedly shut down vital services like its UVO Link apps, payment system, and the sites that dealers use, according to

Hybrid Ford Puma And Fiesta Gain Dual-Clutch Auto Gearbox

It makes the little crossover quicker and more efficient. Just earlier this week, Ford’s CEO Jim Farley sent strong signals about a potential sale of the Puma ST in the United States. Of course, his tweet is still just… a tweet, but when the boss says he wants something to

Toyota Announces Two New Electric Vehicles After Years of Relying on Hybrids

Toyota’s big electrification plans have long relied on hybrids, as their Prius—love it or hate it—was a true pioneer when it came to getting the general public to accept electrified drivetrains. Yet Toyota has largely stuck to hybrids as other automakers released big plans involving full-on battery electric vehicles. Well,