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Mazda crowns top Canadian tech

Auto Service World

Robert Kras is the top Mazda Canada technician, beating out nine other competitors from across the country. At the MazTech Service Skills Competition, technicians were given two hours to run through a repair order, diagnose the issues and solve them … The post Mazda crowns top Canadian tech appeared first on Auto Service World.

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GoSun Finally Pulled It Off! We Now Have a Solar Charger for Our EVs Everywhere We Park

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Let's say you own an electric car - maybe you do - and are now heading to work to do the day's bidding. However, there's a bit of an issue: you rarely catch a spot at the old electric pump and you're already at 35% capacity as you forgot to recharge the night before. What to do? Honestly, I know quite a few EV drivers who have found themselves in a situation similar to this one day in and day out: biting their fingerna. ( continue reading.

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The car Putin gifted to Kim Jong-un was built with South Korean parts

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Plants/Manufacturing , Weird Car News Continue reading The car Putin gifted to Kim Jong-un was built with South Korean parts The car Putin gifted to Kim Jong-un was built with South Korean parts originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 29 Jun 2024 07:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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How To Ease Driver Resistance for a Successful Take-Home EV Program

Automotive Fleet

Struggling with integrating EVs into your fleet? Drivers may have preconceived notions about EVs that can make them naturally disinclined to make the switch.

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EVs fare poorly in J.D. Power quality survey; Ram and Porsche top the rankings

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Car Buying , Used Car Buying , Auto Repair , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading EVs fare poorly in J.D. Power quality survey; Ram and Porsche top the rankings EVs fare poorly in J.D. Power quality survey; Ram and Porsche top the rankings originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Jun 2024 16:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Talentless Billionaire Nepo Baby Failson Remains Safely Employed By The Company His Daddy Bought For Him

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Aston Martin Racing announced this week that it has elected to retain the Violet Beauregarde of Formula One, Lace Stroll, “for 2025 and beyond.” Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll purchased the failing Force India team in 2018 , installing his son as a driver in the team from 2019 onward (and renaming it Aston Martin… Read more.

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Bill Gates Is Selling His Shadow Superyacht 'Wayfinder,' Following $600M Megayacht Listing

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There's a saying in showbiz that applies across all other industries, but only if you know which sources are reliable: there's never smoke without a fire. Two months after reports that billionaire Bill Gates was about to sell his personal superyacht fleet and one month after his megayacht was listed, his shadow cat has also hit the market.

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Toyota Finds Solution To Rejuvenate Used Li-Ion Batteries, It's Game Over for ICE Vehicles

autoevolution

Li-ion batteries used in electric vehicles are designed for long service life but will eventually lose capacity and need replacement. A group of researchers at Toyota Central R&D Labs in Japan found a simple way to reverse the aging process and extend their life cycle. Studies ( continue reading.

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Someone Sent a Strong Message to Elon Musk on Dozens of Cybertrucks Awaiting Delivery

autoevolution

Many people have taken notice of Elon Musk's new-found love for politics and conspiracy theories, and not all can ignore this. Someone left the Tesla CEO a strong message spray-painted on dozens of Tesla Cybertrucks awaiting delivery at a Service Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Tesla fans remained unfazed, though, asking Tesla to sell the signed Cybertrucks as a limited edition.

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Eye-Opening: First-Time Tesla Model 3 Owner Learns They Can't Charge at Home

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In many parts of North America, buying an EV to ensure you have extended personal mobility can make a lot of sense. That's especially true for people who have a driveway or a garage. They can plug in the car overnight and wake up to an almost "full tank" in the morning. But for some excited EV owners, it could become an uphill battle. Right now, the best battery-powered car anyone can buy to turn it into a trustwort. ( continue reading.

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Cadillac DeVille Makes Scripted Debut for 2025 Looking Like a Mafia-Approved Car

autoevolution

Certain car manufacturers have brought back all kinds of iconic monikers from the dead. Some stay true to the ICE recipe, albeit with different body styles, whereas others have become EVs, as their respective makers are trying to cash in more on them. Various companies will still use this strategy in the future, and if you ask petrolheads what nameplate they'd want to see on an upcoming product, you'd get different answers.

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Tesla's 4680 Battery Cells Are Still Not Good Enough, Musk Dodged Investor Questions

autoevolution

During 2021 Battery Day, Elon Musk spoke enthusiastically about a new type of battery cell that would revolutionize EV manufacturing. Three years later, the 4680 cells are still not up to snuff, and Musk admitted during this year's shareholder meeting that it's cheaper to buy batteries from external suppliers. Musk said nothing about the performance advancements he promised in 2021.

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The Volkswagen Group Commits €60 Billion for Internal Combustion Vehicles

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Remember Dieselgate? That scandal prompted the Volkswagen Group to invest billions over billions of euros in electric vehicles, which resulted in the MEB-based ID.3 and ID.4 entering production in the latter part of 2019 and in the summer of 2020. Of course, said platform also underpins electric vehicles from the Skoda, Cupra, and Audi brands. Even the Ford Motor Company offers an MEB-based electric vehicle in the form of the ID.4-twinned. ( continue reading.

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World's Last Surviving Ramchargers 1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda Is Up for Sale

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All-new for the 1970 model year, the third-generation Plymouth Barracuda moved nearly 49,000 units in its first year in showrooms. And that was an impressive figure compared to the previous years. However, only a few thousand units were ordered with the big 440- and 426-cubic-inch (7.2- and 7.0-liter) V8 engines, which m. ( continue reading.

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SpaceX To Launch Starlink Mini Portable Dish With Integrated Wi-Fi Router Soon

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SpaceX will soon launch the Starlink Mini, a portable satellite dish that features built-in Wi-Fi and can fit in a backpack. At half the price of the standard dish, the new antenna can still stream multiple 4K video streams simultaneously. Starlink satellite internet has been a life savior for people in remote areas where a physical connection is not possible and mobile (phone) connections offer limited bandwidth.

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Little Girl Trapped Inside Tesla Shows the Dangers of Electrical Door Release Systems

autoevolution

A grandmother had to call firefighters to rescue her granddaughter, who remained trapped inside a Tesla EV with a dead 12-volt battery. Because there was no way to open the doors from the outside without power, they had no better solution than to break the car's window. There's a new trend in the automotive industry to replace physical parts with electrically-actuated systems.

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Google Maps Researcher Explains Why a Highly Requested Feature Doesn't Make Sense

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Driving to a destination doesn't always have to be a race. While most of us want to arrive as fast as possible, there are times when we just want to enjoy the drive and admire the beautiful scenery around us. Road trips are the best example. If you leave on a journey with your family, the main goal isn't always to get there as fast as possible but to enjoy the moment, enjoy the buildings, the seacoast, the greenery, and everythi. ( continue reading.

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BYD and CATL To Produce EV Batteries That Fully Charge in 10 Min by the End of 2024

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The world's biggest battery manufacturers, BYD and CATL, will soon ship lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery cells that can be charged from zero to 100% in ten minutes. CATL will ship 6C-capable Qilin 2.0 batteries by the end of the year, while BYD will have its Blade 2.0 batteries with similar charging performance in the second half of 2024. Having started as inexpensive cells for entry-level electric vehicles, LFP battery cells are. ( continue reading.

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Why Tesla's Cybertruck Will Rapidly Depreciate From Now On

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A bullet-resistant pickup truck with rock-proof glass, a top-notch sound system, an impressive A/C system, bidirectional charging, and the dystopian look of a workhorse that escaped a digital realm envisioned by a kid who is very fond of angles, edges, and simple shapes – that's the Cybertruck. Who wouldn't want that, right? Well, it appears that not as many people as previously thought.

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Good News for Android Auto Users: Say Hello to a Brand-New App

autoevolution

Bringing apps to Android Auto and CarPlay has become a priority for software developers worldwide, and it all happens for a simple reason. Nobody wants users to leave their apps behind when they drive, as offering a consistent and uninterrupted experience is what most users are looking for. Systems like Android Auto and CarPlay allow users to remain connected to their apps and interact with the mobile device distraction-free, either with. ( continue reading.

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UAW Is Getting Serious About Contract Negotiations With BMW, Striking Is on the Table

autoevolution

In 2017, BMW scored a net profit of over $9.7 billion. In 2022, the automaker that Consumer Reports says makes the best cars pulled off a miracle and almost doubled its net income. The company made its shareholders $18.9 billion! Now, US unionized workers want a bigger piece of that huge pie, and they are getting serious about it. Last year, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of Americ. ( continue reading.

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Restored 1970 Hemi 'Cuda Convertible Asks $2.6 Million, Is This Investment Car Worth it?

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Few nameplates in the pantheon of automotive all-time greats could contest Plymouth’s supremacy to the throne of piston unicorns. Obviously, we’re not talking about a Valiant, but a moniker that lasted for ten straight years precisely and left us with a legacy of magnificence that goes beyond time. The Barracuda is the name, but not just any pony – the legendary hemicuda convertible from 1970-1971.

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Hemi x Burnt Orange 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Has the Beloved 426 V8, But There's a Catch

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Bullet Motorsports is a dealer located in Dania Beach, Florida - they are the current caretakers of this in-your-face orange-over-orange first-gen Dodge Challenger R/T equipped with the fabled 426 Hemi V8. Today, if you're lucky to find the one you like in a dealer's inventory, there are a few chances to catch ( continue reading.

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Google Maps 2.0: Google Develops "Smart" Alternative Route Feature to Avoid Traffic

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I hate to admit it, but I rely so much on Google Maps and Waze that launching CarPlay and starting these navigation apps have become part of my typical routine every time I get behind the wheel. These apps are must-have driving companions, not just for me but also for millions of other driv. ( continue reading.

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2025 Cadillac Seville Is a Premium Sports Sedan Digitally Gunning for the BMW 3 Series

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Kudos to Cadillac for remaining committed to the sedan game, as while some American car manufacturers have long ditched this body style, in our market anyway, GM's premium auto brand still has a few such rides in its current portfolio. The future-proof Celestiq joins the CT5 and CT4 in Cadillac's U.S. lineup, and in this story, we'll focus on the la. ( continue reading.

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Widebody Jeep Trackhawk Sees Your Lamborghini Urus and Laughs at It

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With most brands that operate under Stellantis' roof further tapping into the EV game, including Jeep, we will probably never see a mainstream high-rider anymore that boasts more power than most of the exotic establishment like the magnificent Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The Trackhawk moniker hasn't been a thing at Jeep s. ( continue reading.

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Man Buys a Tesla Cybertruck, Tries To Sell It One Month Later

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The used car market has filled up with Tesla Cybertrucks. As soon as it may seem for owners to get rid of their brand-new vehicles, there is always a reason. Some are trying to flip it and buy something else for the profit while others just can't seem to like it much. For this owner, both are valid. Four years ago, when Tesla officially unveiled the Cybertruck in Los Angeles, Elon Musk said the model would start at $39,900.

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All-New 2026 Cadillac Coupe de Ville 'Vert Enters Imagination Land Just in Time for Summer

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Vince Burlapp (aka vburlapp on social media or burlappcar.com) is a prolific virtual artist who loves to dream of all the latest models across the wide-ranging automotive realm – especially from Cadillac. Also, it seems that he likes to keep them on digital repeat. Truth be told, we understand why this pixel master has a ver. ( continue reading.

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Harley-Davidson Speed Glider Blends Stock Cruiser Looks with Custom Bagger Vibes

autoevolution

Harley-Davidson is a very old company, and a major contributor to the fact it reach 121 years old, going through a major recession, two world wars, and countless corporate problems, is its ability to innovate. The Milwaukee-based bike maker has been responsible over the decades for a number of bright and exciting ideas that have defined the industry.

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1966 Satellite: Plymouth's Forgotten 426 HEMI-Powered Sleeper

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Though it looked like an average two-door intermediate, the redesigned Satelite equipped with Chrysler's all-new street HEMI was one of the most potent factory-built performance rides available in 1966, and it continues to be a muscle car legend nearly six decades later. In 1962, the Plymouth Belvedere was downsized from a ( continue reading.

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The Cailly Camper Kit Instantly Turns a Work Van Into a Full Mobile Home

autoevolution

Vanlife is not an all-in-one-kind of experience, nor is it exclusive of those who don't have the inclination or the means to give everything else up, pack up, and head out into the unknown. Solutions like the Cailly Camper address specifically this type of customer – the weekend warrior of the vanlife niche. The terrible year that was 2020 fueled the emergence and, later on, the boom of ( continue reading.

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Why Is the Tesla Cybertruck out Driving in Europe When It's Not Allowed To?

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You know the Cybertruck. That contraption that Tesla promised in 2019 and started delivering in 2023. It turns out that the electric pickup truck is not allowed to drive in Europe and several Asian states. So, why is it driving on public roads in Copenhagen? The Tesla Cybertruck does not comply with the European Union’s safety and protection standards for pedestrians and cyclists, information that has also been confirmed by Tes. ( continue reading.

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Airstream Goes a Step Beyond To Offer a Turnkey and All-Season Class C RV With Murphy Bed

autoevolution

Since I started covering the motorhome and on-road living industry, I've noticed some trends, and the most recent one is all about Class C RVs; people just want an all-inclusive and turnkey experience. That's where Airstream comes in, the one and the same that's been a staple of American on-road living for decades. Heck, they truly are one of the teams that ( continue reading.

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Elon Musk Reveals the First Details About Hardware 5 Autopilot Computer and Sensors

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Tesla will launch the fifth generation of its Autopilot computer in the first half of 2026, as Elon Musk confirmed during the 2024 Cyber Roundup. The new hardware computer and sensor package, called AI 5, is purpose-built to support autonomous driving, with a tenfold improvement in processing power and AI capabilities compared to Hardware 4. Tesla launched the ( continue reading.

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Used Mercedes-Benz EQS EVs Now Cost Less Than or as Much as a New Tesla Model 3 LR

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Two and half years ago, Mercedes-Benz finally showed the world what the next-gen, battery-powered S-Class would look like. The wind tunnel-friendly EQS became official and had insane specs. The 108-kWh battery pack put on a show by performing much better in the real world than in the EPA's tests. Now, you can have one. ( continue reading.

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New 2026 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Arrives in Fantasy Country With Retro-Futuristic Styling

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Vince Burlapp (aka vburlapp on social media or burlappcar.com) is a prolific virtual artist who loves to dream of all the latest models across the wide-ranging automotive realm – especially from Cadillac. This pixel master has a veritable passion for the American luxury brand. Truth be told, we understand why. After. ( continue reading.

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All-New Tesla Model S Gets Previewed Across Imagination Realm Along With Other Fresh EVs

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The Tesla Model S is already 12 years old, and eight years have passed since its first and only refresh – which wasn't at the midpoint of its life cycle, as it turned out. So, is this the right time for Musk and Co. to consider a fresh start? Tesla has bee. ( continue reading.

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