Automotive

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3 to customers

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered its first cars to customers Monday and chief executive Elon Musk said the electric automaker plans to set up a design center in China to create a model for worldwide sales.

Tesla deliveries rise to record as car buyers rush for subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla Inc. delivered a record 112,000 cars in the final three months of 2019, as buyers rushed to take advantage of subsidies being dialed back or eliminated altogether in three key markets this year. The electric-vehicle maker handed over 92,550 Model 3 and 19,450 Model S and Model X electric vehicles in the fourth quarter, according to a statement, eclipsing its previous ...

Driverless shuttle to give rides at UW

Rides available April 24-25

Community members will have the opportunity to take a ride in an autonomous shuttle next week on campus, according to a release from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Consumer Reports: Top car picks at a better price

At its 327-acre test track, Consumer Reports tests about 50 new cars each year, evaluating everything from performance, to fuel economy, to child seat installation. Consumer Reports just released its 2018 Top Picks including - the Chevy Impala as CR's top large car. The Subaru Forester as top small SUV, and the Ford F-150 as the top full-sized pickup. 

Dane County to monitor Beltline after cold weather causes pavement pop outs

Drivers warned that pop outs can damage cars

With the cold weather causing problems on the Beltline, Dane County crews will be monitoring the area more closely during this winter.John Steiner, the operations chief for the southwest region of the Department of Transportation, said patches in the pavement on the Beltline popped out Wednesday morning.

Study shows northern route would not help Beltline

Southern route could help, but would be costly

A Department of Transportation study about the future of the Beltline shows a north route through the Waunakee area wouldn't help traffic congestion on the busy highway.

Lower gas prices mean more spending money

Gas prices are below $3 nationally for the first time since 2010

According to AAA, gas prices across the country are the lowest they've been for 44 months.  In Madison, AAA data shows gas averages $3.16 a gallon, about 15 cents cheaper than this time last year.

Bypass is bad for business, Milton neighbors say

Community considers more signs on highway, business 26

Milton community says the route to Milton is not clearly marked off of the bypass causing people to miss the destination completely, which has been bad for business.