October, 2023

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Tesla Crash Repairs Cost $1,000 More Than Other EVs: Report

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While you might like to think you can fix your car after a crash with nothing more than a hammer and wrench , that’s not really the case. Instead, the vast majority of us will take our beloved vehicles to repair shops whenever we’re caught in a tangle. But while it turns out that most electric car drivers will pay only… Read more.

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Rivian R1T fender benders can turn into $40K repair bills

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Filed under: Insurance , Maintenance , Ownership , Truck , Electric , Rivian Continue reading Rivian R1T fender benders can turn into $40K repair bills Rivian R1T fender benders can turn into $40K repair bills originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 4 Oct 2023 09:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tesla Profits: If Offering Discounts Made No Financial Sense, What Justifies Them?

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Tesla's discounts have been bugging me since they started. I love the idea of having cheaper cars, but I can only respect things that make sense. The battery electric vehicle (BEV) maker's strategy doesn't. When the Q3 2023 numbers got out, I made another effort to show that in a series of stories that prove Tesla lost a lot of money trying to move metal.

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Experian report shows extent of Tesla’s domination of U.S. EV market

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When it comes to electric vehicles in the U.S., there’s Tesla and there’s everyone else. Experian’s Automotive Consumer Trends Report for the second quarter of 2023 confirms that fact with the finding that the automaker has four of the top five luxury EV models in terms of market share. At the top of the list is Tesla’s Model Y SUV, which dominates with 47.36% of the market.

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Toyota shows off the seriously cute Land Hopper and other electric concept vehicles

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Filed under: Weird Car News , Tokyo Motor Show , Toyota , Technology , Emerging Technologies , Concept Cars , Electric , Space Continue reading Toyota shows off the seriously cute Land Hopper and other electric concept vehicles Toyota shows off the seriously cute Land Hopper and other electric concept vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Oct 2023 17:16:00 EDT.

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Good News for Google Maps Users As New-Gen Features Now Available for More

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Google Maps and Waze might look like two very similar products, but their focus is completely different. Living proof is a recent Google announcement that clearly highlights the direction Google Maps has embraced. The search giant uses Google Maps as a key part of its strategy to offer more sustainable means of transportation, whereas ( continue reading.

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2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Sound Check: New LT7 Twin-Turbo V8 Engine Is Adequately Loud

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The most radical Corvette generation of them all, the C8 switched from a front midship to a rear-midship layout. General Motors also discontinued the predecessor’s eight-speed automatic transmission and seven-speed manual in favor of a dual-clutch transaxle produced by Tremec. Some things, however, don’t change. With the seventh-gen Corvette ( continue reading.

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I Took Elon Musk's Las Vegas Loop And It's Just As Dumb As I Was Expecting

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This year I’m in Las Vegas for SEMA. It’s a wild place, especially if you decided to get started early like I did. Two hours in, I needed a break from everything so I decided to go and check out the much talked about and hyped Tesla Loop to see what it was about. It was dumb. Read more.

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Study Finds Cyclists Are Better People Than Drivers

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Well, the comments section on this one should be fun: Cyclists are more interested in the common good than drivers are, a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology found. The study used four factors to define the common good — political participation, social participation, neighborhood solidarity and… Read more.

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Toyota’s Chairman Is Having His ‘I Told You So Moment’ About EVs

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Akio Toyoda, chairman of the world’s largest automaker, Toyota, took a stubborn stance on EVs. While other automakers have been pouring billions into developing EVs, Toyota was still betting on hybrids and PHEVs while selling just one EV in the bZ4X. After a relatively hot last couple of years, EV sales have cooled… Read more.

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Norway Regrets Its EV Push Because It Made People Dependent On Cars

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Norway has been the poster child for the electric vehicle transition. EVs have outpaced gasoline-fueled cars in sales for the past few years , encouraged by generous subsidies and an expansive charging network. However, the country is beginning to realize the combustion versus electric struggle doesn’t exist in a… Read more.

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This Butt Plug Will Allow Toyota To Build 900-Mile EVs

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We’ve known for a while that Toyota is hard at work developing solid-state batteries. The company also said for a while that it expects to be able to offer electric vehicles with a range of more than 900 miles starting in 2027. So it’s not exactly news that Toyota just announced a partnership with Idemitsu Kosan “to… Read more.

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Protect And Serve? LAPD Should Learn To Protect And Swerve

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I don’t know about you, but when I’m out terrorizing the streets of Los Angeles , I actively try to avoid hitting people. In fact, I have a perfect record where that is concerned. Unfortunately, this unnamed LAPD officer can’t say the same thing after they appear to run over a fellow officer on video. Read more.

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Seeing Young Girls Get Excited About F1 Academy Was An Unexpected Highlight Of The U.S. Grand Prix

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The presence of women in motorsport is still a rarity, but new series like F1 Academy are designed to help bridge the gap and lift young women from the grassroots to an international open-wheel series — and at Circuit of the Americas during the United States Grand Prix , I got to witness firsthand just how important… Read more.

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Bureau Of Land Management Rules Off-Roading Is Ruining Moab, Permanently Closes 317 Miles Of Trails

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Moab is arguably the most important venue in American off roading, and this month the federal Bureau of Land Management has closed 317 of the area’s 812 trail miles to motorized vehicles. The closure takes effect this Saturday , October 28, closing ORV trails to the thousands of off-roaders who frequent the park. The… Read more.

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Formula 1 Races Feel 'Like A Sound Stage' To Local Fans

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Formula 1 has never been this big in America. Last weekend 432,000 fans filled the Circuit of the Americas for the 2023 United States Grand Prix , which would have been unthinkable not long ago. There’s just one problem: F1 doesn’t seem to care much about connecting with its American audience. The American races don’t… Read more.

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F1 Television Camera Helicopter Hit By National Anthem Fireworks At U.S. Grand Prix

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The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas last weekend was as close to an interesting battle at the front as we’ve gotten so far this year, but the action wasn’t exclusively on track. Video surfacing this week on social media shows the firework-happy all-American celebrations taking place… Read more.

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Musk Says Tesla ‘Dug Our Own Grave’ With The Cybertruck

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After missing yet another deadline for the Tesla Cybertruck to actually launch, company boss Elon Musk has come out to set the mood ahead of the electric pickup’s eventual rollout. In a Tesla earnings call last night, Musk explained the challenges the EV maker has faced bringing the angular Cybertruck to fruition and… Read more.

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Rivian Loses $33K On Every Truck It Sells: Report

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It’s tough starting a new electric vehicle company these days, just ask Faraday Future or Lordstown Motors. But Rivian seemed like one of the good ones that might actually make it, as it’s been shipping its electric trucks out to customers for almost two years now. However, the company is still burning through cash at… Read more.

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Why Do So Many People Want To See Formula 1 Drivers Suffer?

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This past weekend saw Formula 1 run the Qatar Grand Prix for the second time in history, and conditions were so oppressively hot for the drivers that some withdrew from the event, vomited inside their helmets, and needed assistance to exit the vehicle. But for pundits like Martin Brundle, that kind of suffering is… Read more.

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Tesla Semi Wins Range Test Against Volvo, Freightliner, and Nikola

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Real world testing data shows that the Tesla Semi truck can travel about 400 miles per charge, and recharge to 80 percent in just 45 minutes. Considering just how large the onboard battery pack is (roughly the size of ten Model S packs) that’s not too shabby. In a recent three-week test across 22 electric… Read more.

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Another Tesla Cybertruck Spotted Broken Down And Stranded

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Elon Musk recently claimed that the Tesla Cybertruck is just weeks away from deliveries to the first customers, despite mass production not really ramping up until at least 2025. When the stainless monster first made its stage debut, it was promised to reach the market in 2020, and has already missed five promised… Read more.

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Colorado Law Would Charge Owners For Driving Giant, Pedestrian-Crushing Trucks And SUVs

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It’s already well-established that heavier vehicles do more damage to roads than lighter ones, so it only makes sense for them to pay extra for the privilege of driving, say, a GMC Hummer EV. We also know that those same giant trucks and SUVs are more dangerous to others on the road and are more likely to kill… Read more.

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Tesla Cybertrucks Are Breaking Down More Often Than I Do

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We’ve reached the worst time of year when summer has truly ended and the weather is trending to the bad. Every morning is colder than the one which came before it. The leaves fall from the trees, telling us they can hold on no longer. The winter greys are on the horizon. The sun never shows its face anymore. Seasonal… Read more.

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Of Course People Don’t Want To Bike To Work

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According to a recent report from Bloomberg , the number of people cycling to work in the U.S. is on the decline. The site found that despite millions being invested in cycling infrastructure across America, the number of people regularly riding to work has fallen by 75,000 compared with pre-pandemic levels. But when… Read more.

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Automakers Are Pumping The Brakes On The EV Transition

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The transition to electric vehicles is supposed to be a matter of when not if. However, automakers are starting to seem a little hesitant about what resources they should pour into EV production. Manufacturers have had supply issues building electric vehicles as well as trouble actually selling the ones they have… Read more.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Sales Have ‘Tanked’: Memo

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Good morning! It’s Monday, October 16, 2023, and this is The Morning Shift , your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more.

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More Than 80 Percent Of Americans Can’t Afford New Cars

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Thanks to rising interest rates , dealer markups , and a messed up supply chain , the cost of buying a car is through the roof. But have you ever considered what you might need to earn before signing up for a mammoth loan to finance a new car? Well, according to a new report, it’s actually more than the majority of… Read more.

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What If Americans Say 'No' To An EV Revolution?

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Note: This originally ran August 21, 2023 but given what’s going on in the market, we thought we’d get it on the home page for those who may have missed it. Read more.

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Mississippi Police Ran Over Man, Buried Him, Then Waited Six Months To Tell His Mother

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As far as Bettersen Wade knew, her son Dexter went missing on March 5. After she reported his disappearance to the Jackson, Mississippi police department, they continually told her they weren’t able to find him, NBC News reports. So she began searching for him herself, posting updates on social media and regularly… Read more.

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Here Are The Most Disappointing Cars You've Ever Bought

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Life is full of disappointments , and we would hope that our time spent behind the wheel would be devoid of those familiar sinking feelings. As car enthusiasts, we hope our lives on the road would come with no alarms and no surprises , but that just isn’t the case, sadly. Cars are capable of disappointing us just as… Read more.

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Beverly Hills Cops Are So Racist They Racially Profiled Two On-Duty LAPD Officers

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A recent lawsuit against the Beverly Hills indicates that the cops there are allegedly so racist that they’re even racially profiling other on-duty officers from nearby cities. Read more.

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Honda Prelude Makes Surprise Comeback As A Hybrid-Electric Coupe [Update]

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Updated Wednesday, October 26 at 3:45 p.m. EST: A representative for Honda clarified on X (it’s Twitter) that the Prelude Concept is a hybrid-electric vehicle, not a fully electric car as previously reported. Read more.

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It Looks Like The Next Gen Dodge Charger Will Get A Gas Engine After All

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Dodge fans were up in arms when the brand announced that it would be going electric. How would the drivers of Hellcats and Scat Packs the world over obnoxiously rip through traffic now? Today, they can put their pitchforks down, at least partially. Read more.

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It Has Come To Our Attention That The Toyota Butt Plug Is Actually A Pear-Shaped Boiling Flask

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Ever since 2016, I’ve had to get used to the idea that things are going to happen that absolutely no one can predict. Nothing makes sense anymore, and you just have to accept it. Still, every now and then, something shows up that was very much not on my bingo card for 2023, and as much as I try not to be surprised… Read more.

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Chicago Selling Its Parking Meters To Morgan Stanley Has Been A Disaster For The City

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Despite what your crackpot uncle who thinks Fox News is too liberal will tell you, you won’t actually get shot the moment you step foot in Chicago. It has some rough areas, sure, but overall, it can be a great city to live in if you can handle the weather. Chicago is also one of the most affordable cities in the U.S.… Read more.

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It's Past Time To Ban Right-On-Red

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I met up with some friends in Athens, Georgia, to watch the UGA game last year. I don’t care for Auburn , so seeing them lose 42-to-10 was enjoyable, especially since I was spending time with longtime friends, as well as two Auburn fans who really thought they had a chance that year. Once the game was over, it was time… Read more.

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