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

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Finally Start, Here Are All The Specs You Need To Know

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On Thursday afternoon, Tesla finally delivered a ten-pack of Cybertrucks to company employees and investors. It’s hard to call this a ‘production’ launch, as they’ll still be effectively in the hands of in-house beta testers, but it’s a lot closer to production than the truck was a year ago. During the unveil event,… Read more.

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Watch A Cybertruck Fail To Negotiate Minor, Snowy Incline, Get Recovered By Ford Super Duty

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There’s definitely a feeling of schadenfreude when we see social media posts of Tesla Cybertrucks trying to do truck things and just completely s g the bed. In what likely was an attempted PR stunt on Monday, some genius took a pre-production Cybertruck “Release Candidate” into Southern California’s Stanislaus… Read more.

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It's Still Very Funny That 1,000 People Gave Tesla $250,000 For A Roadster Six Years Ago

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The Tesla Semi launch event was held on November 16th, 2017, exactly six years ago last week. At the end of that launch event, Elon Musk had a signature “one more thing” that was the unveiling of the incredible second-generation Tesla Roadster. Back then the car was promised to be delivered in 2020, which obviously… Read more.

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