Month: February 2020

Rideshares like Uber, Lyft increase harmful emissions according to Union of Concerned Scientists

Ride-hailing services are increasing carbon emissions, with such trips creating more pollution than comparable private car rides and drawing passengers away from public transportation, according to a study released on Tuesday that examined the impact on seven U.S. cities.

The report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit advocacy group, called on companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to electrify their fleets, increase the share of pooled rides and improve connections to public transit hubs.

Several studies over the past two years have found that ride-hailing contributes to growing inner-city congestion, with fewer people taking public transportation and no decrease in private car ownership.

The study represents the first attempt to quantify the pollution created by ride-hailing. Researchers found that, on average, a solo ride-hailing trip emits nearly 50% more carbon dioxide than one in a private

Best Cars for $20,000 | Autoblog

Best Cars for $20,000

“What’s the best car you can buy?”

As car reviewers, we get asked that question all the time. But responding literally with “Ferrari Superfast” isn’t exactly helpful.

Instead, we turn the question around and ask, “how much money can I spend?” That usually provides more helpful results so we decided to put those answers into this series, selecting cars from a variety of vehicle types at each price point. We didn’t just look at starting MSRP, either. We considered trim levels and at what price point each car becomes desirable, as well as the prices of actual cars on sale at dealerships using our new car dealer inventory pages here on Autoblog.

Today we’re looking at the best cars for $20,000. Although there are certainly others that could be had at this price point,

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KTM X-Bow GTX revealed and ready for racing

A visual timeline of the KTM X-Bow would look a lot like a scientific metamorphosis chart. Since arriving more than 12 years ago, Austria-based KTM has released a number of road-going and track-specific models, each more radical than the one before it. Slowly, the originally roofless X-Bow has added more and more bodywork until it arrived as this, the new GTX race car. 

The GTX looks more like a fully-built race car than an X-Bow ever has. With a mid-engined layout, aerodynamic bodywork, a fully enclosed cockpit, and a gigantic rear pedestal wing, the GTX is designed to race in the GT2 class. KTM hasn’t announced full specs yet, but it says the new car will be about 2,200 pounds and will have more than 600 horsepower. Under the hood will be a 2.5-liter five-cylinder TFSi engine sourced from Audi

2020 Cadillac CT5-V First Drive | The lowercase v series

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — This isn’t the Cadillac CT5-V we were expecting. After years of successively higher horsepower and world-beating performance statistics, Cadillac flipped the script with the CTS-replacing CT5 by making the reborn car’s first V-badged sedan a middle performance tier that will slot below a new model that hasn’t yet been released. The outgoing CTS-V pounded the pavement with 640 horsepower; the CT5-V we’re discussing here offers up a seemingly paltry 360 ponies.

The CT5’s styling aligns with recent models like the XT4, XT5, XT6 and CT6, but is another major departure from the CTS it replaces. The automaker’s abandoned Art and Science design philosophy culminated in a CTS that looked modern and distinctive. Crisp lines, clean edges and sharp features have given way to the CT5’s more flowing sense of style, and with the exception of its

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Steering Pump

The power steering pump directs fluid from the reservoir into the steering gear, which applies the correct amount of pressure to turn the wheels smoothly. There are several symptoms of a bad or failing power steering pump, so if you notice the following, have the pump inspected by a professional mechanic as soon as possible:

1. Whining noise while turning the wheel

If you hear a whining noise while turning the wheel of your vehicle, something is wrong with your power steering system. It could be a leak in the power steering pump or the fluid level could be low. If the fluid level is left this way for too long it can damage the whole power steering system. Either way, the power steering pump needs to be looked at and potentially replaced by a professional.

2. Steering wheel