2023

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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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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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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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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

Autoblog: Repairs

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 Model 3 Is the Car That Failed the Most in Germany's Mandatory Vehicle Inspection

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All European countries that I am aware of try to make sure used cars are in good condition to keep on the road. This is why they promote regular inspections, which varies from country to country. The Tesla Model 3 has just started going through these inspections in Germany, and it has already earned an unpleasant title: the vehicle with the most inspection failures among 111 other models.

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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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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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CARS Act passed by U.S. House of Representatives

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The bill cancels the EPA's efforts to finalize their proposed emissions mandate.

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Industry showcases opportunities at Student Aftermarket Day

Auto Service World

The automotive aftermarket was on full display for students of Georgian College’s Automotive Business School of Canada. The annual Student Aftermarket Day hosted by the Young Professionals in Auto Care (YPA) group was held for the first time on campus … The post Industry showcases opportunities at Student Aftermarket Day appeared first on Auto Service World.

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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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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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Here's Everything That's Wrong With the Tesla Cybertruck – So Far

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If nothing postpones its official deliveries, we should see the first owners of the Tesla Cybertruck present themselves on November 30. Despite that, the electric pickup truck is showing off so often that we already know many of its flaws. For a vehicle that took much more time to be developed than Tesla promised it would need, some of them are really hard to understand.

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Watch as submerged Tesla Model X at Florida boat ramp burns underwater

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Filed under: Video , Green , Weird Car News , Tesla , SUV , Electric , Luxury , Performance Continue reading Watch as submerged Tesla Model X at Florida boat ramp burns underwater Watch as submerged Tesla Model X at Florida boat ramp burns underwater originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 16 Nov 2023 10:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This (Kind Of) Is the First-Ever Bentley Motorcycle, And It's Diavel-Stunning

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The Volkswagen Group is a monster of a company. Not only is it there at the top of the industry when it comes to total sales each year for years now, but it also controls some of the world's most prestigious car brands. Alongside the mainly European Skoda, SEAT, and Cupra, Volkswagen's watching eye also supervises the businesses of Lamborghini, Bentley, and Porsche, making for one of the most diverse portfolio in the entire auto. ( continue reading.

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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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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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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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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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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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VW Karmann Ghia Type 14: The Story of a Forgotten Coachbuilt, Air-Cooled Icon

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A Type 1 "Beetle," dressed in a designer suit, the Type 14 Karmann Ghia was Volkswagen's second mass-produced passenger car and its first sporty model. When I was a teenager, one of the first trips I took outside my home country was to the beautiful island of Malta. Though it's a beautiful place with fantastic scenery, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Malta today is. ( 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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The Tesla Cybertruck is already being towed and isn't on sale yet

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Filed under: Green , Weird Car News , Toyota , Electric Continue reading The Tesla Cybertruck is already being towed and isn't on sale yet The Tesla Cybertruck is already being towed and isn't on sale yet originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 28 Nov 2023 15:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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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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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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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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Runaway double-bottom semi takes out 33 cars as it barrels into dealership

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Filed under: Video , Weird Car News , Safety , Truck , Commercial Vehicles Continue reading Runaway double-bottom semi takes out 33 cars as it barrels into dealership Runaway double-bottom semi takes out 33 cars as it barrels into dealership originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 7 Nov 2023 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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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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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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Authorities believe this Renault Clio Campus was struck by a meteorite

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Filed under: Auto News , Weird Car News , Renault , Space Continue reading Authorities believe this Renault Clio Campus was struck by a meteorite Authorities believe this Renault Clio Campus was struck by a meteorite originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Nov 2023 13:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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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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EV fire in carport was likely caused by the toaster used to warm the battery

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Filed under: Weird Car News Continue reading EV fire in carport was likely caused by the toaster used to warm the battery EV fire in carport was likely caused by the toaster used to warm the battery originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 4 Dec 2023 12:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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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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Hyperloop One is down the tubes

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Filed under: Weird Car News , Transportation Alternatives Continue reading Hyperloop One is down the tubes Hyperloop One is down the tubes originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 Dec 2023 06:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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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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