https://consumerist.com - Unlike traditional taxis, Uber passengers aren’t expected to tip; you can’t even add a tip on the app. However, Uber did recently settle a class-action lawsuit by allowing drivers to solicit and receive tips, but only in cash. One big problem: This policy appears to be illegal in multiple states.
http://www.hybridcars.com - For several years now Tesla has had a lock hold on the luxury performance electric car market but this is due to change. Part of that was its plan, says CEO Elon Musk of the “disruptive” company that pushed EVs into the public consciousness, while capturing sales from the proud automakers of Europe.
http://www.motortrend.com - The first Opel Insignia rolled off the assembly line at the automaker’s plant in Russelsheim, Germany. As we reported before, Buick will likely replace the current Regal sedan with rebadged versions of the two Insignia variants, the five-door Grand Sport hatchback and the Sports Tourer wagon.
http://www.autonews.com - GM plans to make digital signage part of its dealership facility requirements for the first time, starting next year. The signage will tailor marketing messages for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC stores.
http://jalopnik.com - Chevy is already a few months into its gradual roll out of its new Chevy Bolt electric car, and the local dealerships are excited to get people scuttling about in them with an onslaught of ads—even if they don’t all quite understand exactly how an electric car works.
http://blog.caranddriver.com - General Motors has been building small crossovers for more than a decade now, and it has sold more than 2 million Chevrolet Equinoxes since the model was first introduced for 2005. But despite all that apparent success, the Equinox has always been a bit too big, a bit too thirsty, and a bit too cheaply made to truly penetrate the heart of the market, where the bestselling Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape reside.
http://jalopnik.com - They say there are no terrible cars on the market anymore, but some cars are just so clearly uncompetitive within their segments that you should really get something else.
http://www.businessinsider.com - Earlier this month, Tesla filed its annual report with the Securities and Exchange commission. Annual reports – 10-Ks in financial parlance – are pretty boring documents, but they can provide some valuable insight into companies.
https://www.fool.com - Americans in the US owe a collective $1. 07 trillion in debt on their vehicles, according to Experian, a financial-services company that tracks and reports credit trends for consumers and companies. The amount is a record high, and as interest rates increase, and monthly payments become less affordable, it could create headwinds for lenders, including Ally Financial .
http://www.autonews.com - BMW aims for Mercedes, but may hit Cadillac, Lincoln; Porsche profit tops $17K per car; Ally profit warning stokes used-car price worries; Toyota to reveal freshened Sienna, Yaris.