Automotive

Buyers like Tesla, but not enough to pay double for one car

During the Great Recession, a few desperate automakers offered two cars for the price of one.

That’s a lot better deal than what Tesla gave some recent customers: one car for the price of two.

CNBC spoke with at least five customers who said Tesla not only double charged their bank accounts but also gave them a “frustrating runaround” when they tried to get refunded for the extra amount.

The overcharges ranged from $37,000 for a base Model 3 to $71,000 for a loaded Model Y, CNBC said.

One of the customers said he spent an entire day trying to

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US auto group warns of chip shortage, asks government for help | Automotive Industry News

The group wants the US government to allocate funds for chip makers to expand production to cater to the auto sector.

A United States auto industry group is asking for government help as it warns that the global semiconductor shortage could result in 1.28 million fewer vehicles built this year and disrupt production for another six months.

The US Commerce Department should dedicate a portion of funding in a proposed bill to expand US semiconductor production to auto sector needs, the Alliance for Auto Innovation said in written responses to a government-initiated review.

US President Joe Biden in February ordered

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K.I.T.T. And 7 Others Added To The Petersen Automotive Museum’s Vault


The Petersen Automotive Museum has added eight new cars to its vault of historical vehicles. Although not a part of any current exhibitions, visitors can stroll through the vault to see the museum’s collection.

The eight cars are a 1959 Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5 Coupé, a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro art car, a 1964 Chevrolet Impala “Gypsy Rose,” a 1960 Plymouth XNR Replica, a 1982 Knight Industries Two Thousand “K.I.T.T.” car, a 1948 Bentley Mk VI “New Look” Saloon, a 1939 Packard Twelve Landaulet, and a 1974 Dale Mock-Up.

They will join a 250-strong collection of vehicles featuring iconic cars, motorcycles, and

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The Petersen Automotive Museum Has Reopened

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has reopened its doors, offering car lovers a chance to get up close and personal with a vast array of legendary vehicles, including many rare and interesting GM models.

The Petersen Automotive Museum was forced to close last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with exhibits going online via virtual tours posted to YouTube. Now, the museum is once again opening up for fans to visit in-person.

Visitors have numerous exhibits to walk through and enjoy, including:

  • Supercars: A Century of Spectacle and Speed
  • Hollywood Dream Machines
  • Porsche: Redefining Performance
  • Reclaimed Rust:
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Valley News – Bottom Line: Dairy Twirl owners get into towing, automotive business

When Brent Murray was a Lebanon paramedic, he frequently dealt with people in crisis and urgent need of help. He says that training is a good background for his newest venture.

Murray and his wife and business partner, Cinnamon Murray, have completed back-to-back acquisitions of Bob’s Service Center in White River Junction and Grizzaffi’s Towing & Recovery in Lebanon. That puts the Murrays in command of a fleet of a dozen AAA-contracted tow trucks, making them one of the largest tow operations in the Upper Valley.

And also thrusts Brent Murray back into the rescue business.

“There are a

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CAC Becomes Morocco’s Official SEAT Importer, Distributor

Rabat – Centrale Automobile Cherifienne (CAC), the importer and distributor of the Volkswagen Group automobiles in Morocco, has secured exclusive import rights for Seat vehicles.

According to local media, the new deal came into effect on April 1. On top of now owning the rights for Seat, the CAC group also holds import and distribution rights in Morocco for Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Skoda, and Volkswagen.

Univers Motors, the subsidiary of Mutandis Automobile SCA, was originally behind the distribution of Seat, which itself is owned by the Volkswagen group. The transfer of distribution rights comes as a result of concentrated

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