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Avis stock is soaring after partnering with Google's self-driving car company

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Avis stock was up as much as 17% Monday morning, after announcing that it partnered with Waymo, the self-driving car division of Google's parent company Alphabet. Avis will store and maintain Waymo's fleet of self-driving cars in Phoenix, where Waymo is testing its autonmous ride-hailing service.

5 reasons why a Tesla music-streaming service is the best idea Elon Musk has had this year

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Last week, Tesla revealed that it's working on a music-streaming service for its vehicles (and presumably, other environments, such as smartphones). The service is as-yet unnamed, but we're going to suggest "Tesla Tunes" over "Tesla Music.

8 Things We Learned at the Cadillac V-Performance Academy

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Don’t let the fancy wood and leather fool you. The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V might excel as a docile luxury cruiser, but it also has a wild side that can get out of control if you don’t know what you’re doing–remember, there’s a supercharged eight-cylinder under the hood churning out over 600 horsepower.

Tesla Dominates The Current Electric Vehicle Segment

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Looking at performance stats, Tesla’s top-end flagship sedan, the Model S P100D, remains an absolute beast. The “ludicrous” ability to rocket from 0-60 MPH in 2.28 seconds, makes Tesla’s Model S the fastest accelerating production car on the planet. Gas-guzzling supercars that cost more than a million dollars can’t catch it — let alone other EVs. That said, EV connoisseurs may be concerned about more practical matters — driving range and charging capability.

WardsAuto Flashback – June 2017

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - More Coal Fallout; Ford's Huge Backlog; Kaiser Ragtop Delay; Tucker Goes Conventional; Aluminum V-8s Tested; Low Air-Spring Demand; Price Stickers Near; Makers Shun Dealer Bill; Chevy Torque-Drive; Toyota Hybrid; GMC V-6s; Urban Transport Plans; GM Reorganizes; V-8 Resurgence; Saturn Expansion

Chevrolet Bolt Smokes Volkswagen Golf GTI In Drag Race (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The world’s original hot hatch has fallen victim to the Chevrolet Bolt. We’ve seen hundreds of videos now of various Tesla smoking gas competitors, but are there other electric cars that can put a beat down on gas vehicles of a similar size?

Check out all the coolest features on the $400,000 Ford GT supercar

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Ford's GT supercar was revealed at the Detroit auto show in 2015 and, a little over a year later, the racing version won the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans and notched a second in the 2017 race. That meant that the race car and the road car had to be developed at the same time.