Saturday, May 14

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2023 Honda CR-V leaked in China

Filings with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information have revealed the exterior of the next-generation Honda CR-V. Although there might be small changes for other markets, we expect the car seen here to be indicative of the one that will go on sale globally. If there’s one constant about Honda’s design direction is that it often shifts between radical and conservative, and back again from one generation to the next. We’ve recently seen this play out with Civic, which has ditched its multitude of fake air inlets and vents for a classier approach, while the new HR-V is less of a crossover coupe and more of a normal crossover. These images from the Ministry of Industry and Information line up with patent filings discovered in February this year. Up front the new CR-V sports a deep rect...

Recharge models account for majority of Volvo Australia orders

Volvo Cars is on an electrified push. It wants 50 per cent of its global sales to be plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles by 2025, and plans to be all-electric by 2030. Volvo Car Australia wants to achieve the latter target even sooner, too. Its order bank as of April 30 is made up of 60 per cent Recharge plug-in hybrid and electric models, according to a spokesperson for Volvo Car Australia. 10 per cent of Volvo sales have been Recharge models to date in 2022, and 21 per cent of sales in April were accounted for by Recharge Plug-in Hybrid and Pure Electric variants. S60 Recharge Volvo Car has registered 3477 vehicles in 2022 so far, marking an increase of 1.9 per cent on the same period in 2021. Volvo Cars Global recently released its sales figures for April 2022, which saw electrified ...

EV home charging: What are the options?

One of the benefits offered by electric vehicles is their flexibility with charging options. Unlike combustion-engined cars, which must be taken to a petrol station to be refuelled, electric vehicle owners have a range of charging options available to them. These include public DC fast-charging stations, ideal for road trips as they can quickly top up an EV’s battery, and destination chargers, as found in shopping centres, that allow owners to charge while they shop. Another option available is home charging. This allows the owner to plug their car in while parked at home, and gives them the opportunity to leave in the morning with a full charge. In fact, the US Department of Energy claims that over 80 per cent of electric vehicle charging occurs at home. All home EV charging solutions t...

Renault: The latest changes due to semiconductor shortages

Renault Australia is the latest in a long of list of automakers feeling the effects of the global semiconductor shortage. Like many other automakers, Renault has temporarily removed certain features from the Captur and Arkana SUVs in order to keep the cars rolling out of the factories. “Like every OEM currently, Renault has also been impacted by the global semi-conductor shortages and, as a result, has made temporary adjustments to our local specifications,” said a spokesperson for Renault’s local distributor Ateco. Currently missing on both the Renault Captur and Arkana are electric folding mirrors. Captur The Ateco spokesperson confirmed Renault currently has a global campaign that’ll allow affected vehicle owners to get a retrofit free of charge once stock becomes available. Since late...

The Mazda3’s Infotainment Dial is Distracting, No Matter What Mazda Says

Photo: Adam IsmailDistracted driving a is a big problem, especially with all the wonderful things modern cars can do. Purely digital controls via touchscreens and capacitive keys aren’t the answer, because we need to keep our eyes on the road and physical feedback helps us do that. On the other hand, old-fashioned buttons aren’t adequate to navigate the complexity of modern infotainment systems. A mix is necessary, and every automaker has its own school of thought of where the proper balance lies. Mazda’s is wrong.I recently had the privilege of daily driving a Mazda3 Turbo for a week. It was a fine experience that I’ll expand upon in an upcoming review. One of the downsides, though — which I kind of knew going in — was the infotainment system interface. It’s a dial, positioned between th...

Nissan Turns a Profit

The A.V. ClubDeadspinGizmodoJalopnikJezebelKotakuLifehackerThe RootThe TakeoutThe OnionThe InventoryShopSubscribeHomeLatestUnpavedRacingCar BuyingTechCar CultureTruck YeahWrenchingBeyond CarsHomeLatestUnpavedRacingCar BuyingTechCar CultureTruck YeahWrenchingBeyond CarsAboutJalopnik AdvisorJalopnik StoreExplore our other sitesAdvertisingPrivacyJobsTerms of Use© 2022 G/O MediaHomeLatestUnpavedRacingCar BuyingTechCar CultureTruck YeahWrenchingBeyond Cars NewsThe current CEO of the Japanese automaker had a lot to lose these last three years, including his job. Maybe he'll get to keep it a while longer.ByDan Fox11 minutes agoAlertsNewsLatest on JalopnikMost PopularAdvertisementAdvertisement Reference-jalopnik.com

How to Watch NASCAR, IndyCar, Bathurst 12 Hour, and Everything Else in Racing This Weekend; May 13-15

Photo: Daniel Kalisz (Getty Images)Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it and where you can talk about it, all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?Is anyone else still recovering from the Formula One Miami Grand Prix? No? Just me? No matter where you’re at, though, we’ve got plenty of racing coming up this weekend. F1 may be taking a break, but you can catch plenty of other open wheel — hello, IndyCar and Formula E — or stock cars and bikes, depending on your preferences. Or you can be like me and try to catch it all while also trying to navigate the whole “doing life” thing.Saturday, May 14Formula E Shell Recharge Berlin ePrixFrom Tempelhof Airport Street C...

Steiner: “Terminamos sin nada. Bueno, con algo: piezas rotas”

Se las prometían muy felices en Haas cuando Kevin Magnussen finalizó en quinto lugar en Bahréin, la carrera inaugural de la temporada. El danés llevó a los norteamericanos hasta la tercera posición en el campeonato de constructores. Cuatro carreras después, la formación supervisada por Gene Haas ocupa la octava plaza en la clasificación.Magnussen y Schumacher se desinflan Tener a Günther Steiner de jefe debe ser incómodo cuando las cosas no salen bien. En esas se encuentran Kevin y Mick después de su nula actuación en Florida. Magnussen, que había asimilado el rol de maestro en su segunda etapa con Haas, protagonizó un duelo encarnizado con Lance Stroll que tan solo le condujo a una penalización de cinco segundos y la suma de dos puntos en su licencia de piloto.Del mismo modo, el...

Elon Musk Praises Chinese Tesla Factory Workers Forced to Work 12-Hour Shifts Following Lockdown

The Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai has undergone lockdowns recently due to the global pandemic.Photo: Xiaolu Chu (Getty Images)During a keynote speech on May 10, Elon Musk commended Tesla factory workers in China for working under conditions that break labor laws in many parts of the world — including those in China, as The Guardian pointed out.The high praise from Elon went out to workers who are being pushed to meet production goals in the middle of pandemic lockdowns, which have been ongoing at the Gigafactory in Shanghai since April. The Tesla CEO went on to compare Chinese workers with their American counterparts, who Musk says lack work ethic he considers impressive and vital for EV companies to succeed. Here’s what Elon Musk told the Financial Times during his keynote speech:I thin...

Los puntos de Albon en Williams “no son una casualidad”

Es inusual ver cómo un piloto es capaz de ser positivo con las sensaciones de su monoplaza cuando su equipo ocupa el último lugar en el Mundial de constructores. Pero esto le ocurre a Alexander Albon, piloto que ha puntuado en dos de cinco carreras. Aunque su gran tarea pendiente es el ritmo a una vuelta.Optimismo a pesar de ser el peor equipo Vale, el apoteósico punto de Albon en Australia fue una heroicidad. Pocos dudan de ello. Sin embargo, el propio piloto de Williams ha querido restarse mérito en Miami. Según él, era esperable que puntuase en Estados Unidos, a pesar de su posición retrasada en la parrilla de salida.Alex comenzó la carrera en 16º lugar y la acabó en 9ª plaza gracias a otra parada tardía. ¿La razón? Él entiende que dicho resultado entraba dentro de la lógica d...