December, 2023

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These Are The Slowest Charging EVs On The Market Today

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One key to making EV adoption to work is fast charging. People that are used to filling up their gas tanks in mere minutes won’t be so easily swayed by the idea of having to sit at a charging station for nearly an hour. While there are certainly EVs on the market that can get people back on the road in less than 20… Read more.

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Swedish regulator investigates Tesla suspension failures

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Tesla , Auto Repair , Ownership , Safety , Parts and Accessories , Electric Continue reading Swedish regulator investigates Tesla suspension failures Swedish regulator investigates Tesla suspension failures originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Dec 2023 16:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tesla Cybertruck Charging Curve Confirms the 4680-Cell Suspected Poor Charging Performance

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Ever since the Tesla Cybertruck was spotted charging, people suspected that Tesla's 4680 cells were as bad as they were on the Model Y. The first documented Cybertruck charging curve confirms this, showing that the Tesla Cybertruck spends a lot of time charging. The Cybertruck is the first Tesla model that uses 4680 cells exclusively. Tesla made sure it had enough 4680-cell supply by discontinuing the 4680 Model Y produced at Giga Te. ( continue reading.

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Russian EV prototype looks ridiculous, targets 2025 production

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Filed under: Weird Car News , Electric Continue reading Russian EV prototype looks ridiculous, targets 2025 production Russian EV prototype looks ridiculous, targets 2025 production originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Dec 2023 16:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Edmunds bought a Chevy Blazer EV. It isn't going well

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Filed under: Chevrolet , Maintenance , Electric Continue reading Edmunds bought a Chevy Blazer EV. It isn't going well Edmunds bought a Chevy Blazer EV. It isn't going well originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 Dec 2023 13:23:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Spain Joins Germany and Calls it Quits on Nuclear Energy, Will They Come to Regret It?

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As per a report first broken by Reuters, the Government of Spain reached an agreement this week to officially begin sun-setting the nation's commercial nuclear energy grid in favor of more conventional forms of renewable energy. Per the agreed-upon terms, Spain's current fleet of seven active commercial fission reactors will soon begin a gradual process of prepping each facility for decommissioning before a comprehensive waste cleanup process ensures harmful fissile fue. ( continue rea

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Russia's First Electric Car Is a 'Tesla Killer' but Looks So Much Like a Washing Machine

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Russia introduces the country's first electric car, and many wish it didn't. The Avtotor Amber can't exactly be described as a beauty pageant winner. People online say it looks like a washing machine from Ukraine. The Russian Federation has been battling economic restrictions and suspensions to rejuvenate its car industry for almost two years since it attacked Ukraine back in February 2022, as carmakers and suppliers have b. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Denies Battery Pack Replacement to 2021 Model 3 Owner Left Stranded Twice

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Ryan Thomas was a Tesla supporter long before he purchased his used 2021 Model 3 RWD with 15,000 miles on March 29, 2022. He said his battery electric vehicle (BEV) has a promised EPA range of 272 miles, which it never achieved. The good thing was that it was more than enough for Thomas to travel from Babcock Ranch to his work in Sarasota, Florida, and back.

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Volkswagen Is in Deep Trouble, and the Cost-Cutting Measures Won't Be Enough To Save It

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Volkswagen was the biggest carmaker in the world for some time, but things went downhill in 2020. This coincides with the rise of electric vehicles, a wave that the German company was supposed to ride like a pro. However, a series of bad decisions brought the giant company to its knees, and the cost-cutting measures announced recently might not be enough to save it.

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Yikes! The $60,000 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Battery Replacement Saga Continues

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Hyundai's Ioniq 5 is one of the best-looking zero-emission crossover SUVs out there. Photos don't paint a good picture. You might think it's a South Korean VW Golf at first. But the EV is generously sized and boasts many cool features. Sadly, two Canadian owners show us what's wrong with EV ownership. All-electric vehicles were supposed to become the best solution to our road transport problems.

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Tesla Patents Modular Wiring System That Will Make a Wiring Harness and CAN Bus Obsolete

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Tesla Cybertruck revolutionized the automotive industry with a groundbreaking 48-volt electrical system and a steer-by-wire system. These advances would not have been possible without a new approach to vehicular wiring and communications, which the EV maker recently filed to patent. Although the Cybertruck's specifications might seem underwhelming, this only appears so because Elon Musk exaggerated its qualities over the years.

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Porsche Will Discontinue ICE-Powered Macan in Europe Due to Cybersecurity Concerns

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Modern cars are laden with high-tech systems, which require millions of lines of code. Many cars also happen to be fitted with emergency response systems, which – in the event of a crash – automatically contact and send GPS coordinates to emergency responders. On the other hand, this level of connectivity poses cybersecurity threats. Any vehicle with a SIM card and/or an Internet connection is vulnerable, which is why. ( continue reading.

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This 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman Is a One-Year Gem You Probably Never Knew Existed

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In 1958, Chevrolet celebrated its 50th anniversary by introducing special-edition range-topping models for each division. Buick got the Limited Riviera, Pontiac launched the Bonneville, and Chevrolet introduced the fancied-up Bel Air Impala. While the Limited remained a one-y. ( continue reading.

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One-Owner Ultra-Rare 1969 Coronet R/T HEMI Survivor Returns From 37-Year Coma

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Spanning seven non-consecutive generations from 1949 to 1976, the Coronet was one of Dodge’s most successful nameplates. As the first post-war model, its full-size status carried the dignified rank of the division’s highest trim line. All that changed in 1955, when it got demoted to the bottom of the Dodge food chain as a low-level car. The name was dropped in 1960 and returned five years later when it entered the muscle car war.

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2025 Chevrolet Chevelle Graces the CGI Realm and Wants To Put the Mustang in Its Place

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Whenever the Chevy Chevelle comes to mind for one reason or another, it involves an old copy that caught our eye. Usually, it is a nicely preserved one, with matching numbers and the original firepower under the hood, yet we’ve also covered some tuned examples. Barn finds are still a thing, and while we don't understand how certain. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Cybertruck in Gloss Black Shows Up for the First Time

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Tesla has already warned customers that the Cybertruck, with its body of stainless steel, is next to impossible to paint. But there is always the wrap solution. And here is the first-ever Cybertruck in gloss black. Tesla announced that it would offer wrapping solutions right from the fact. ( continue reading.

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U.S. Demos World's First Hypersonic Dual-Mode Ramjet With Rotating Detonation Combustion

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The world of hypersonics is perhaps just as captivating to some people as say space exploration is to others. After all, it's all about going really, really fast through Earth's atmosphere, many times using technologies we barely knew existed a few years back. The world's militaries are the ones most interested in research going on in this field, because they are among the first to actively use such devices for their own de. ( continue reading.

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Once a Pile of Junk, This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Is Now a Museum-Grade HEMI Gem

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Whenever I see a rusty classic in a junkyard, I think about how many decades it must have spent in that very spot. Because it takes a few good decades for a solid car to morph into a rust bucket. But that's not always the case. Some rigs need only a few years to become scrap metal on wheels. ( continue reading.

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1965 Dodge Coronet Camper Is the Vintage Muscle Car Motorhome You Never Knew Existed

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This so-called 1966 House Car was built using a 1965 Dodge Coronet, subsequently turned into a proper motorhome by a company called Great Dale House Car out of Denver, Colorado. Turning a muscle car into an RV is probably one of the coolest things you can do, as long as you truly appreciate the nomadic lifestyle. It’s sort of a shame that Dodge isn’t making the Coronet anymore, seeing as how it used to be one of its lo. ( continue reading.

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Cameras Record a Full Day on Mars: Sunrise, Sunset, And a Few Strange Things in Between

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The Curiosity rover is at the time of writing the oldest operational piece of technology on the surface of Mars. Having left Earth in 2011 with the goal of seeing whether the Red Planet is habitable, the machine exceeded all expectations in terms of durability and stamina – it was only meant to be operational for four years. The rover departed our world with no less than 11 science instruments in tow, including cameras, spectrom. ( continue reading.

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The Final 2023 Dodge Challenger Has Been Produced, Brampton Will Be Retooled

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What used to be known as the Chrysler Corporation purchased the Brampton Assembly Plant from AMC back in August 1987. Fast forward to May 2022, and Stellantis confirmed massive investments for both Windsor and the Brampton Assembly Plant for electrified vehicle production. Emphasis on electrified because the next-generation Charger is coming in the form of a three-door liftback with twin-turbo inline-six and zero-emission powertrains.

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Hyundai Dealership Scams Ioniq 5 Owner and Their Insurance Company for Battery Replacement

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The owner of a Hyundai Ioniq 5 was told that the battery pack needed to be replaced after a minor scratch. The Hyundai dealership that evaluated the car asked a whopping $30,000 CAD ($22,400 USD) for a new battery. However, when the insurance company took over, the price doubled, and not even Hyundai could explain why. Repairing electric vehicles ( continue reading.

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105,000-Mile 2017 Tesla Model X 100D Doesn't Go Very Far Anymore, and That's Good News

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We have all heard about very expensive high-voltage battery replacements. But what we haven't had a chance to discover a bit more in-depth is how these batteries hold up over longer periods of time. Well, now we get a good look at a family-owned Tesla Model X that's getting very close to the warranty expiration thresholds. Here's how it held up.

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DAMD Will Transform Your Suzuki Jimny Into A Lancia Delta Integrale Or Renault 5 Turbo

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Every year since the release of the new Suzuki Jimny in 2019, Japanese tuning company DAMD has released body kits and other styling parts for the tiny SUV that make it look older and more retro or like other off-roaders such as the Mercedes-Benz G-wagen and Toyota Land Cruiser. For the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon , DAMD is… Read more.

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Police Didn't Breathalyze Or Drug Test The Cop Who Crashed Into An LGBTQ+ Bar

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Last week, a cop in St. Louis, Missouri, crashed into an LGBTQ+ bar after, allegedly, he tried to swerve to avoid something and ended up in someone’s business. While the bar’s owner was arrested for the unforgivable crime of being angry that someone drove directly into his bar, St. Louis cops didn’t even bother to run… Read more.

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Russia Has A New Electric Car That's Totally Going To Destroy Tesla

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As you can imagine, after Putin invaded Ukraine (on my birthday, no less!) and major automakers abandoned Russia as all the international sanctions rolled in, it’s been harder for Russians to get access to new cars. Don’t you worry, though, Russia isn’t going to let a little total alienation from the rest of the… Read more.

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Tesla Has Been Blaming Drivers For Faults With Defective Parts: Report

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Tesla cars have been prone to certain parts failures time and again, but the electric vehicle company has attempted to pin the blame for those failures on its drivers, citing vehicle “ abuse.” Now, a new Reuters investigation shows that Tesla has been aware of these systemic issues in its vehicles but instead attempted… Read more.

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Hyundai Will Sell 70 Street-Legal Examples Of Its Dreamy Angular EV Sports Car: Report

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Hyundai’s stunning N Vision 74 concept is heading for a limited release production run in 2026, according to a report from Korea’s ET News. The hydrogen-and-battery-electric hybrid sports car was unveiled in July of 2022, and has been running laps around the minds of enthusiasts everywhere ever since. The N Vision 74 … Read more.

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Tesla Drivers Have More Car Crashes Than Anyone Else: Study

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A new stat has emerged to set Tesla bros alight on social media platforms around the world: Tesla drivers are involved in crashes more than the drivers of any other car brand, a LendingTree analysis reveals. Read more.

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Texans Can Get A License Plate With A Cheeseburger On It

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I’ve been a big fan of the custom license plate trend , where states, countries, or provinces offer a neat little design that’s supposed to convey the spirit of the region. Whether it’s the turquoise shade of New Mexico’s plates or the polar bear shape of plates for Canada’s Northern Territories , it’s a unique way to… Read more.

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Sober Hawaii Man Was Arrested For Drunk Driving To Justify Police Department's Overtime

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A Hawaii driver who was falsely arrested for drunk driving in November says a police officer told him to deny further examination at a Pearl City police station. The officer gave Ammon Fepuleai that advice under the pretense of saving him time while being booked for the arrest, which proved to be false and ended with… Read more.

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It Took 36,000 Gallons Of Water To Extinguish A Burning Tesla

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A Tesla Model Y engulfed in flames closed an interstate highway and required the assistance of myriad Alabama emergency services on Christmas night. To extinguish the fire, Pine Level Firefighters reported using 36,000 gallons of water over the course of an hour, further highlighting the ways local services may… Read more.

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Cybertruck Might Be Dangerous For Everyone: Experts

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“If you have an argument with another car, you will win,” Elon Musk said during Tesla’s November 30 Cybertruck delivery event. This is much of the problem that traffic crash analysts are having with the preliminary crash videos released by Tesla. Cars with crumple zones will deform around their passengers , dissipating… Read more.

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GM Says It's Dropping Apple CarPlay And Android Auto Because They're Unsafe

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GM is still dealing with the fallout of its decision to drop Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in favor of developing its own in-house system. In the last eight months, the company has had to deal with skeptical dealers while still maintaining its in-house system will be “ compelling.” Since neither of those options have… Read more.

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World's Richest Man Elon Musk Is Fighting To Avoid Child Support Payments To Ex-Girlfriend Grimes

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Elon Musk is using ex-girlfriend Grimes’ tweets to prove to custody courts that she primarily lived in Texas despite her claims that she lived in California. This distinction is important, because Texas has a cap on maximum child support payments where California has no maximum cap. Read more.

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Rental Company Sixt Will Begin Dumping Tesla Fleet Due To Repair Costs

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Tesla dramatically dropping the retail prices of its electric vehicles has perhaps been a boon for some of its customers, but the fleet buyers have found the move a bit unnerving. Following the news that Hertz would slow its purchases from Tesla, German competitor Sixt is going a step further , discontinuing purchases… Read more.

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Bugatti Chiron Inspired By Type 57 SC Atlantic Was A 70th Birthday Present From The Owner To Herself

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As a kid, I was never good at receiving gifts. Even if it was something that I liked or wanted, if I hadn’t explicitly asked for it, I’d get upset. As an adult, that’s not really a problem anymore – I can just buy myself whatever I want, so when I get a gift from friends or family, I’m simply grateful and can enjoy… Read more.

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