Popular Science magazine is out with its 2016 Best of What’s New tech innovations list – find out which automakers make the cut. Plus, a look at the three top-selling passenger cars through September in this week’s Auto News in :60!
2016 Best of What’s New Automotive
Popular Science magazine gives its thumbs to the wheels on the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R. They make the magazine’s 2016 Best of What’s New Awards in the automotive tech category. The magazine calls the ultralight carbon-fiber wheels the “Lightest Feet on a Car.” They shed some 15 pounds over regular aluminum wheels.
The magazine also shows the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV some love, calling it the “EV for Everyone”. It will offer a more than 200-mile range on a single charge. Popular Science gives the credit to the Bolt’s 288-cell, 60-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. Researchers note it’s heavy in nickel, which boosts energy density and extends range to 238 miles.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class also makes the cut for its vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. The E-class sends traffic updates via 4G to a cloud server, which then alerts nearby drivers in the E-Class network.
For a complete list of the 10 automotive winners click here.
Best-Selling Passenger Cars
We’re almost at the end of 2016 and here’s where things stand in terms of passenger cars. Here are the 10 best-selling four-doors through September 2016. Click here for a list of the worst-selling cars.