Porsche driver accused of fatally hitting man violated bond after reportedly tampering with alcohol monitoring system
The woman accused of hitting and killing a man who was walking on a sidewalk in Montrose has apparently already violated her bond, according to the Harris County District Clerk’s Office.
Volkswagen weathers pandemic with $10.7 billion profit
(AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)FRANKFURT – Volkswagen said Friday it made better than expected profit of 8.8 billion euros ($10.7 billion) after tax in 2020 despite the pandemic. 2 automaker said the rapid recovery of China, its largest single market, and resilient sales of luxury vehicles helped the bottom line. Manufacturing companies like Germany's three big carmakers — Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler — have seen their sales and earnings hold up better than those for services, tourism and air travel companies. It tripled its sales of electric vehicles to 422,000 ahead of stricter European Union limits on emissions of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. The company's brands include luxury carmakers Audi and Porsche, where profits per vehicle are higher than for more basic transportation.
Edmunds: Whatever happened to car subscription services?
The brand is the among many that have shut down their subscription services. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Just a few years ago, car subscriptions looked like the next sure thing. There’s not currently much investment in educating consumers either ― these subscription services aren’t widely advertised on dealership or manufacturer websites. But a major appeal of subscription services is ease of use, which includes avoiding the dealership outright. How subscription services will operate within the confines of dealer networks is an open question, but as things stand these services can’t operate without dealers.
2 men found shot to death inside Porsche in southeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON – Police said they are trying to figure out what led up to a shooting that left two men dead inside a car in southeast Houston Wednesday. Officers said they arrived at the scene just after midnight on Bricker Street and Coffee. According to investigators, the victims, who were in their 20s, were found inside a parked Porsche that was still running. Witnesses told police at least two men were seen running away and have video of them possibly getting away in an SUV.
2 officers, 2 other men injured in crash in SW Houston, authorities say
HOUSTON – Two Houston police officers were rushed to the hospital after a crash Wednesday, authorities said. Police said the crash happened after a car slammed into their patrol vehicle at the intersection of Fairdale Lane and Fountain View Drive around midnight. According to investigators, a Porsche was at a stop sign but failed to yield for a patrol vehicle and smashed into it as it tried to make a left turn. Authorities said the two officers and two men in the Porsche were all taken to the hospital. All people involved are expected to survive.
10 cars that could make great investments in 2020
The collector car experts at Hagerty have, helpfully, put together a list of affordable cars that they think are great to buy now as investments — and for fun. value today: $47,800 - $55,9001990-1995 Volkswagen CorradoThe VW Corrado was very different from the similar-looking but better-known Scirocco. value today: $82,200-$89,6001971-1980 International Harvester ScoutThe Harvester Scout offers a similar look and experience to the much-loved classic Ford Bronco, but at a lower price. value today: $40,700-$51,2001984-2001 Jeep CherokeeThe original Cherokee was a huge hit in its day and it remains popular even now. value today: $20,500-$30,300