May, 2024

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BYD Showroom Burns to the Ground After One Electric Car Bursts Into Flames

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Although statistics show electric vehicles are less likely to catch fire than gas-powered cars, some brands seem to get in the news more often because their cars burnt. BYD is one such brand, with many vehicle fires reported in recent years. However, this might simply be because the brand sells more vehicles than other brands. Electric vehicles have a bad reputation when it comes to vehicle fires despite the fact they are far less likely. ( continue reading.

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ChargePoint and CBRE Report Shows Increase in Workplace EV Charger Demand

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The demand for workplace electric vehicle charging stations is increasing as trends show a rise in charging sessions. More stations are needed, according to the report.

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Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Tech Isn’t ‘Just Around The Corner’ And Now Owners Can Sue Over It

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Elon Musk’s and Tesla’s lies about the readiness of actual full self-driving cars is starting to catch up with them. A judge has just rejected the Austin, Texas-based automaker’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit that the company misled owners – tricking them into believing their vehicles would soon have self-driving… Read more.

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His Cybertruck Broke Down Too Often, so He Pleaded With Tesla and Elon Musk for a New One

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Tesla's first all-electric pickup truck – the Cybertruck – looks like nothing else on the road today. Some would even call it the supercar of the pickup truck world because it has that divisive exterior design. That's not all there is to it, though. The EV has many more cool tricks up its sleeve. But if you can't enjoy your $100,000+ ride, then all that fancy stuff might no longer impress you.

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1970 Dodge HEMI Challenger R/T Is a Museum-Grade Gem, Costs a Fortune

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Produced from 1970 to 1974, the first-generation Dodge Challenger was the shortest-lived Mopar of the golden era. It also spent only two years on the muscle car market because Chrysler discontinued its high-compression big-block engines in 1971. Despite all this, the Challenger is one of the most iconic performance rigs of the early 1970s. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Cybertruck Ends Up in a Ditch, It Looks Every Inch a Write-Off

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We have seen wrecked Cybertrucks before. But none seemed quite like this. The electric pickup truck ended up in a ditch full of water. The crash simply plucked out the door panels. It is indestructible. It is invincible. You can shoot at it, slam it with a baseball bat, metal ball, meteorite, or whatever. It just won't break. It just won't give in.

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Xiaomi Car Breaks Down Beyond Repair Minutes After Delivery, Owner Offered a Refund

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The debut of the first Xiaomi car, officially referred to as the SU7, was a hit, and the Chinese tech behemoth bragged about the solid demand on multiple occasions. The company's CEO went as far as saying that Apple users love Xiaomi's car, as more than half of the people w. ( continue reading.

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Archimedes 3D Printed Engine Will Send the Neutron Rocket Into Space at Least 20 Times

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Ever since SpaceX made reusability the most desirable trait of a spacefaring operation, all the companies working in this industry have shifted their attention toward making hardware that can fly to space more than once. And that includes a crew called Rocket Lab. Officially a launch service provider, ( continue reading.

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This Man Made His Cybertruck Rust on Purpose. "My Wife Is Going To Hate It!"

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Tesla Cybertrucks rust? Well, that is all right. This man made his pickup truck look rusty on purpose. Now, he can't possibly keep a low profile in traffic. Some pity him believing it is actual rust, while others are amused by the design of the wrap. Because at the end of the day, it is a wrap with a 3D effect that the experts from Unplugged Performance put on the ( continue reading.

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Vandals Are Cutting Supercharger Cables, but Tesla Is on Top of It

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Reliable DC fast charging is what the US needs to accelerate the transition to zero-tailpipe emission vehicles. Most people won't drive an all-electric car unless they are able to comfortably travel long distances. The more Supercharger-like stations, the better. Sadly, vandals are now targeting existing locations and making life harder for those who have already made the switch.

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Tesla's Cybertruck Can Easily Tow an 8,000-Lb Trailer, but Not Very Far or for Cheap

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A capable all-electric pickup truck can be a great vehicle. Tradespeople, for example, will find it convenient to power their many tools without a generator and spend less on fuel (if they charge at home or the office). But when it comes to towing, things start to look rather disappointing. Suppose you have $100,000 lying around for a new pickup truck, and Tesla's triangle on wheels catches your eye.

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Electrify America Won't Repair DC Chargers Affected by Repeat Vandalism

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First, it was street lights. Now, it's all about EV charging cables. Thieves or people who simply hold a big grudge against battery-electric cars are actively sabotaging the move to a less polluting way of moving around. That's happening despite the fact that the average US passenger vehicle on the road has never been older. Electrify America isn't going to put up with it.

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Is a True Z11 Gem With a Numbers-Matching L78

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When it comes to first-generation Chevrolet Camaros, there's no denying that the COPO ZL-1 is the ultimate iteration, the holy grail of the lineage. Featuring an all-aluminum V8 developed for drag racing, the ZL-1 was built in just 69 units. It's rare and quite expensive. ( continue reading.

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1958 Plymouth Belvedere "Black Widow" Is a Meaner "Christine" With 392 HEMI Power

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"Christine" and "Black Widow" are two of the most iconic nicknames of the automotive industry. The first one made the late 1950s Plymouth Fury famous thanks to a novel by Stephen King and a subsequent movie by John Carpenter. The second name adorned a 1957 Chevy that introduced fuel in. ( continue reading.

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The $600 Million Question: Why Is Bill Gates Selling His Hydrogen-Powered Megayacht?

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To be or not to be (a megayacht owner), that is the real question. Prince Hamlet might have been tormented about life's hardships and the right approach to them, but the biggest question of the day is a $600+ million one: why did the billionaire change his mind about owning a megayacht? Back in 2019, word got out online that Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and one of the world's most &l. ( continue reading.

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This Street-Legal Two-Seater Trike Is No Spyder, but It May Just Be the Deal of the Year

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Walking down the street, the moment most people see a Can-Am Spyder, we just can't help but stare a little. Well, this time around, we'll be taking a look at a trike that may just push the Spyder to the side, if only for some, especially when we consider that Massimo Electric's E-Spider also seats two people and swings a home run with a starting price of just $7,000.

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1964 Pontiac GTO Hides Rare Tri-Power/Auto Setup Under Yorktown Blue Hood

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Introduced for the 1964 model year, the Pontiac GTO got a significant makeover in 1965. The refresh saw the introduction of stacked dual headlamps and a slightly more aggressive front fascia. While this styling is usually the most popular with the GTO crowd, the first-year version remains my favorite. Yeah, it may look a bit bland, but it makes fo. ( continue reading.

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Stellantis Might Bring Back the Cuda, Trademark Filed for Iconic Nameplate Stateside

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Stellantis is on a roll these days, with multiple car brands within their portfolio launching all sorts of products and preparing others, most of which will tackle the battery-electric game. The automotive giant might also bring back some iconic nameplates to cash in more on these upcoming rides. As it happens, Stellantis recently filed a trademark with. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Cybertruck Gets Rusty Wrap, Looks Like a Barn Find

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The year is 2074, and barn-find hunter Joe discovers a Tesla Cybertruck in a shed. The hauler is covered in surface rust, and Joe is blown away by the fact that the EV is still in one piece after 50 years. It's a very likely scenario, assuming we're still around in 2074 (global warming is no joke). But it's still. ( continue reading.

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Google Maps vs. Waze: Users Love One, Hate the Other

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It's safe to say that Google Maps and Waze are currently the world's most popular mobile navigation apps. Google Maps is pre-loaded with Android, the leading mobile OS worldwide, but is also the top alternative for Apple Maps, the native mapping servi. ( continue reading.

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As If the Super Sport Package Wasn't Enough: 1963 Impala SS Has Big Upgrade Under the Hood

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The Super Sport package was born on the Impala in 1961. Available for only $53 in the first year on the market, the SS treatment didn't bring many changes, gradually becoming a highly desirable upgrade in the following years. In 1963, the Super Sport was already the model everybody was drooling over, contributing to the record sales the Impala eventually obtained in 1965 (when it became the first car in the US to sell more than 1 mil. ( continue reading.

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These Polish-Born Camper Vans Are Perfect for the Modern Nomadic Couple in Every Way

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It's nothing new that they do things a bit differently in Europe. With that in mind, I've decided to shed some much-deserved light on a crew dubbed Globe-Traveller. After this one, folks, some of us might be moving to Poland. The glorious machine, or rather, machines before us, are nothing more than Globe-Traveller's Falcon Series, a lineup of camper vans that present themselves like very few on the market if any at all.

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Porsche's 'Spaceship on Water' Superyacht Failed to Sell, Will Now Go Under the Hammer

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There are phrases and descriptors and taglines that always get attention and that eventually prove tailor-made for landing a buyer as well. "Porsche's spaceship on water," "Porsche's first megayacht," and "the world's only luxury catamaran created by Porsche" are not among them. A few years ago, the designers behind ( continue reading.

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Tesla Cybertruck Visits an Independent Mechanic, the EV's Owner Is Not Happy

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Tesla made the pickup truck it promised. Last year, we finally saw it in the flesh. It entered this world looking like a concept that somehow freed itself of bland committee decisions. However, it must have also avoided responsible engineers and the quality assurance department. Many of those who have paid good money for one might not be so enamored with the EV, including this owner.

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Virgin One Step Closer to Rolling the World's First Mass Production Line for Spaceships

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Spaceships are perhaps the most impressive pieces of machinery made by our species. Designed to go into outer space, where no living thing we know of can exist unprotected, spaceships are also the vehicles that will take our kind to the star, expanding humanity's reach far beyond the borders of our planet. But for that to happen we'll need a lot of spaceships.

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Now I've Seen Everything: Mirror Rose Gold Tesla Cybertruck Rides on Dual-Tone 30s

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Ladies and gentlemen, everything is possible in life – don't let anyone deter you from achieving even your wildest dreams. Seriously, only the sky is the limit – and not even that when you have enough money and love cars. This past week, I have seen the Rol. ( continue reading.

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Mark Zuckerberg Has 'Disappeared' Megayacht Launchpad and Shadow Vessel Wingman

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No one buys a leisure craft like a superyacht, much less a megayacht, and sincerely welcomes the increased attention – and criticism – that comes with it. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg can relate. Earlier this year, in what was dubbed a rather surprising move for one of the world's most un-billionaire-like billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg became a first-time superyacht owner.

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1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport: When Near-Flawless Personal Luxury Met Muscle

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Known as one of the most beautiful American cars of its era, the first-gen Riviera received an infusion of muscle in 1965 thanks to the addition of the Gran Sport performance package. By the late 1950s, GM was racing to come up with an answer for Ford's highly successful second-generation. ( continue reading.

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Hundreds of Teslas Pile Up in the Parking Lot of a Shopping Mall Soon To Be Demolished

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Aerial footage shows hundreds of Teslas parked outside a shopping mall in Chesterfield, Missouri. Those arriving in the parking lot can hardly believe their eyes and can't help wondering what those cars are doing there. The shopping center will completely close down in August and will be demolished in September. The parking lot of the shopping mall, located right outside St.

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This Airplane-Inspired Camper Van Has a Versatile Interior That Maximizes Storage Space

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After going through the challenging process of converting vans into campers, some people are proud of their work but wouldn't do it again. On the other hand, others love it so much that they start their own van conversion business. That's what Erik Lokken did, launching Narrow Road Van Conversions. Today, I'm checking out one of the company's recently built mobile homes.

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Google Maps for Android Gets a New Feature You Didn't Know You Need

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Improving an app doesn't always come down to shipping major new features and fixing the existing bugs; it also comes down to subtle refinements that users didn't even think about, significantly upgrading their experience. The latest quiet ( continue reading.

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Cozy, Carpenter-Built Camper Van Boasts a Unique U-Shaped Kitchen and a Hidden Shower

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When building a camper van by yourself, having certain skill sets can make the process a whole lot easier. For instance, if you're a carpenter, like the owner of the rig I'm checking out today, you might have an easier time crafting your dream camper interior. Meet Josh and "The Boondocker 3.0," a 2021 Ram ProMaster transformed into a ( continue reading.

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Users Lose Essential Android Auto Feature, the Workaround Is a Big No-No

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Android Auto fights distractions behind the wheel on multiple fronts, with Google Assistant in charge of the battle to let users interact with their apps while driving. Because the purpose is to let drivers keep their eyes on the road, Android Auto can also display notifications for apps installed on mobile devices. For example, if someone texts you while driving, Android Auto shows a notification on the dashboard screen, so your phone wo. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Cybertruck Resale Value Plummets Back to Earth, Flippers Barely Break Even

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Tesla Cybertruck might be sold out for the rest of the year, but the trucks on the roads are no longer a hot commodity. Not long ago, people were willing to pay more than twice the original price to get one from the grey market. However, the Cybertruck lost its shine, with hundreds of units listed on CarGurus at prices as low as $130,000. Tesla Cybertruck was met with mixed feelings at the Delivery Day event last November.

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The "Cheapest Camper Van on the Market" Is Chinese and Actually Packs and Amazing Punch

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Over the past couple of months, I've started asking myself how cheap a camper van can be. Well, in my search for the most affordable unit on the market, I've arrived in China. It's here that we meet the RVLife, a Class B RV that's going for as little as $36K, and no, not just the conversion, but the entire vehicle, beds, water tanks, and all.

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U.S. to Deploy Thousands of Autonomous Anti-Armor Suicide Drones Against Potential Enemies

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Having seen what devastating effects the clever use of drones can have on enemy plans over in Ukraine, the U.S. military is now convinced this is the way to go should things go south and require American interference abroad, or some defense at home. So in the summer of last year the Department of Defense announced something called the Replicator initiative.

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Sodium-Ion Battery Advances Pave the Way for Wide Adoption by the Automotive Industry

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New advances in sodium-ion battery technology might finally pave the way toward replacing the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries. The latest research covers revolutionary solid electrolytes and cathode materials that will turn sodium-ion batteries into high-density, fast-charging alternatives to current Li-ion cells. Lithium-ion batteries power almost every portable device on Earth, from smartwatches and drones to smartphones and laptops.