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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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Six-pack of identical Ford Pinto Wagons for sale, in case you were looking

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Filed under: Weird Car News , Ford , Car Buying , Wagon , Classics Continue reading Six-pack of identical Ford Pinto Wagons for sale, in case you were looking Six-pack of identical Ford Pinto Wagons for sale, in case you were looking originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 Mar 2024 17:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lexus Earns Top Reputation Ranking on Widewail Brand Scorecard

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Widewail recently released the 2024 Widewail Brand Scorecard , a study of the reputations and sentiments of 32 automotive manufacturers across the United States. Lexus earned the highest reputation ranking among all automotive brands. Toyota and BMW ranked second and third, respectively. The study analyzed 4 million Google customer reviews across 14 luxury and 18 non-luxury automotive brands. 1.1 million reviews were used for topic analysis.

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Hertz's Tesla liquidation sale likely means more depreciation for used EVs

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Filed under: Green , Tesla , Used Car Buying , Auto Repair , Electric Continue reading Hertz's Tesla liquidation sale likely means more depreciation for used EVs Hertz's Tesla liquidation sale likely means more depreciation for used EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 Jan 2024 18:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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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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Tesla Consumed by Chaos as Key Senior Executives Leave and Entire Teams Are Wiped Out

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Tesla lost more senior executives this month than it probably did in its entire history before. After Drew Baglino and Rohan Patel, Martin Viecha announced his departure during the first quarter earnings call. It appears that Rebecca Tinucci, the chief of Tesla Charging Infrastructure, has also been dismissed along with the entire Su. ( continue reading.

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MG EXE181: China's 225+ Mph Secret EV Weapon To Hunt Down Hypercars and Speed Records

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What has four electric motors, one seat, and can do at least 225 miles per hour in a straight line? No, not a fighter jet – although that would fit the electric motor bill if we counted the actuators for the plane’s various systems. It’s a Chinese EV, although it is camouflaged under a classic British emblem. The MG EXE181 is a concept car that will see the spotlight of the world stage on April 25 at the Beijing Auto Show. ( continue reading.

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People Start Abandoning Their Quiet Homes Due to the Waze Nightmare

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Waze has become a top driving companion for millions of drivers worldwide. It's an app relying on crowdsourcing to make the road safer and more predictable, allowing drivers to send and receive traffic reports on hazards like accidents, potholes, roadkill, and speed traps. Using real-time traffic data co. ( continue reading.

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Remembering the 1941 Western Flyer Motorhome, an RV Unlike Any Other Out There

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The equivalent of a unicorn on wheels, if unicorns existed in real life, would be a Brooks Stevens design. The 1941 Western Flyer Motorhome is one such unicorn, made even more special after it was sprinkled with magical fairy dust by hotrodder Howdy Ledbetter. The 1941 Western Flyer Motorhome is an RV unlike any other out there, and not just because it's a very ( 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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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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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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Jeremy Clarkson Is Too 'Unfit and Fat and Old' to Be Doing The Grand Tour Anymore

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This does feel like the end of an era or, to be more specific, the end of a certain TV era tailor-made for auto enthusiasts. Both Top Gear and The Grand Tour are over. Confirmation from the BBC that Top Gear wouldn't return on the small screen after host Freddie Flin. ( continue reading.

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Bill Gates Is Selling His Unfinished $600M Feadship Megayacht and His Shadow Yacht

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Owing a superyacht when you're one of the world's highest-profile climate activists are two things that go together like water and oil, so maybe the irony of it has gotten to Bill Gates. Or maybe he's just realizing the trouble isn't worth it because he's selling both his superyachts. ( continue reading.

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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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1,300-HP Chinese Quad-Motor Supercar Hands-On: 2.6 Tons, No Rear Window, Practical Trunk

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The 1,300 BYD all-electric supercar, the Yangwang U9 (), gets a close-up review on YouTube, and we’re left with the impression that all that power suddenly doesn’t look so appealing in person. The car made waves last spring when it was introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show, and it will be launched on the Chinese market later this year for an estimated $150,000.

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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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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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Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, and Challengers Are Forever Banned From Coffee & Cars Events

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All Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, and Challengers have been permanently banned from all coffee and cars events in Houston. The decision follows reckless demonstrations of bad driving manners on public roads following such meetings. The organizers of the event first set a temporary ban on musc. ( 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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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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Edmunds bought a Fisker Ocean, warns others not to make the same mistake

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Filed under: Green , Weird Car News , Fisker , Car Buying , Crossover , SUV , Electric Continue reading Edmunds bought a Fisker Ocean, warns others not to make the same mistake Edmunds bought a Fisker Ocean, warns others not to make the same mistake originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 8 Apr 2024 10:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Here's More Proof Tesla Faked Its Cybertruck Vs. Porsche 911 Drag Race

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When Tesla showed the Cybertruck beating a Porsche 911 down a drag strip while towing another Porsche 911 , everyone who knew anything about cars was a bit, well, skeptical. As more information came out and YouTubers did deep dives on whether or not the results shown by Tesla were actually possible, it turned out that… Read more.

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98 Percent Of Tesla Owners Who Try 'Full Self-Driving' Demo Never Actually Buy It

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Tesla had the idea back in March to begin giving new Tesla buyers a free month of access to its so-called “Full Self-Driving” software that doesn’t actually make the car capable of full self-driving. So now that it’s been a few months, how has that program gone? As it turns out, not so great. Futurism reports that 98… Read more.

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Musk Reportedly Fired Tesla's Entire Supercharger Team Because Charging Chief Didn't Want To Fire More People

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Elon Musk fired the head of Tesla’s Supercharger department late last month, along with her entire 500-person team. It was a confusing decision that raised more questions than answers, especially considering that Musk had recently convinced every other automaker to agree to make their electric vehicles compatible with… Read more.

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Motorsport Is For The Girls Now

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History is set to be made at the 2024 Indianapolis 500 , but maybe not in the way you’d expect. No, it won’t be the first 500 contested by a woman or person of color. It won’t mark the biggest prize purse since the race’s first running in 1911. Look closely, and you’ll see it clearly: Motorsport is for the girls now. Read more.

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Tesla's Storing Unsold Inventory In An Abandoned Mall Parking Lot

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Parking lots full of Tesla vehicles are becoming impossible to ignore as the electric automaker seemingly can’t sell enough cars and trucks to match its rate of production. According to its own figures, the electric automaker produced 46,561 more vehicles than it delivered to customers during the first quarter of 2024. Read more.

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Tesla Tells Cybertruck Owner Coolant Leaks Aren't Covered By Warranty After Only 35 Miles

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The hits just keep on coming with the Tesla Cybertruck. Yet another owner has reported having problems mere miles after picking up their brand new, low-resolution electric pickup. Read more.

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Florida Man Whines About His Ruined Reputation After Pulling Gun On Uber Driver

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Police in Milton, Florida arrested a man after he pulled a gun on an Uber driver earlier this week who was dropping his daughter off. Sean Hollonbeck forced the driver out of the car and onto the ground and has since been charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault with a weapon, WEAR News reports. After… Read more.

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Hertz's Used Teslas Are Glitchy, Damaged Nightmares

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Hertz gambled and lost when it placed its big EV bet on Tesla a few years ago. It was a chance for the rental car company to shake up the industry, instead the c ompany bought 30,000 Teslas, got scared away by depreciation and expensive repairs and now wants to get rid of them. While all those used Teslas looked to be… Read more.

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A Robotaxi Won't Solve Tesla's Mounting Issues

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2024 has been a very bad year for Tesla so far. We’ve all read about the layoffs , the poor sales , and the deeply weird earnings call , but a closer look reveals even more behind the scenes. It’s about who is being laid off, why sales are down, and whether what Musk said on that call might be signaling his exit from… Read more.

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Cybertruck Teardown Videos Show The Mechanical Reality Of Owning The Hottest Tesla

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We’re not exactly the biggest fans of the Tesla Cybertruck. Aside from being a 7,000-pound monstrosity that was apparently designed without crumple zones, its frunk has a taste for fingers , its doors could slice your leg open and simply taking it through a car wash could brick your brand-new $100,000 truck. As more… Read more.

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Miami Grand Prix Trackside Commentators Fail At Treating Women As People

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The 2024 Miami Grand Prix may have been the Florida event’s most competent Formula 1 showing yet — aside from the fact that the men in the trackside commentary booth simply couldn’t be normal about the young women competing in F1 Academy. The junior series composed entirely of female talent hosted two races at the… Read more.

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Maine Cybertruck Owner Sad Everyone Hates His Truck

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Love them or hate them, Tesla Cybertrucks garner a whole lot of attention, and apparently, one guy who bought his stainless steel behemoth didn’t realize that. A Cybertruck owner in Portland, Maine – one of the more liberal and chill cities in America – has been bombarded with reactions (both good and bad) to his new… Read more.

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Hertz Made A Customer Pay $277 For Gas In His Tesla Rental

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A longtime Hertz customer with President’s Circle status was slapped with an unexpected $277.39 charge after returning the Tesla Model 3 that he rented during a weekend in Los Angeles. The renter was Joshua Lee, who selected the “skip the pump and save time” option on his reservation, so he wouldn’t have to worry… Read more.

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