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The 10th Best Selling EV Of All Time Just Died And That’s A Good Sign

Production of the Volkswagen e-Golf, estimated to be the tenth best-selling electric vehicle of all time, ended today in Dresden, Germany after a successful run of churning out 145,561 EVs. Its death is not a bad thing — it’s a sign we’re quickly advancing on to much better technology. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Honda May Let You Update Your Car To Add Wireless CarPlay And Android Auto

If you own a Honda produced within the last several years and wish you could enjoy the wireless CarPlay or Android Auto experience newer models have, you may be in luck. The company is reaching out to customers to gauge interest in optional upgrades that would add wireless phone projection capabilities to existing…Read more… Continue […]

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Why Big Wheels Clobber Efficiency And Slash Your Car’s Range

Installing gigantic wheels on your car is a tempting proposition when you’re eager to maximize style and minimize tire sidewall. Automakers make it easy to select an optional wheel and tire package that offers larger-diameter rims fitted with lower-profile tires, smartly filling the wheel openings. To keep everything…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Volvo’s New Ionization Air Filter Will Clean Your Car Of Yesterday’s Bad Breath And Farts

Do you ever have to confront yourself first thing in the morning when you climb in your car? What’s that? You left yesterday’s 7-Eleven pizza lunch in your Volvo S90 and it smells? Well, worry no more—the automaker has designed a new air quality control system that will freshen your car before you ever have […]

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Fuck Everything, GM Is Reportedly Doing A Seven-Way Tailgate

Just when you think the waves may finally stop crashing down, the year throws another chaotic twist into the newsfeed: General Motors is reportedly working on advancing its six-way pickup truck tailgate with a new, secret seventh feature on the upcoming Chevy Silverado.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Volkswagen Will Let You Do 95 MPH In Its Semi-Autonomous System

There is a slightly updated Arteon coming next year, a car which honestly more people should consider. Beyond that VW’s US lineup—all of which has been updated in recent years, except for the dead Beetle—won’t get much else beyond some infortainment. Though some models will get a semi-autonomous system that does 95.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why Most LED Headlight Upgrades Don’t Really Work: An Expert Explains

Plug-and-play LED replacements for halogen headlight bulbs are a popular car mod. LEDs often look brighter than incandescent lights, but “looks brighter” and “illuminates better” are not the same thing. I got a stern talking-to from an actual lighting expert about LED retrofits, and science says: Putting LEDs where…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla May Be Closer To ‘Full Self-Driving’ But Drivers Won’t Be Anytime Soon

Earlier today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk informed the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai that Tesla would have “basic functionality” for its full self-driving technology by the end of this year. What he didn’t say, though, is that we’d get to use it anytime soon. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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