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A Texas Startup Claims To Have Made The Biggest Advancements In Electric Motor Designs In Over A Century

Fundamentally, electric motors haven’t changed all that much since they were developed well over a century ago: they’re still electromechanically spinning rotors inside of stators. There a Texas startup, though, that claims to have developed the first real, substantive improvements in the basic design of an electric…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Brings The Range And The Fun

The moment I laid eyes on the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, I knew it had been improved. The front was finally fixed. Rejoice! Gone was the goofy, frog-like face. Here was something with a sharpened up facia and a long-range battery option to boot. This is the Leaf you want.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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We Need More Entry-Level Electric Cars Like The 2020 E-Tron 50 Quattro

My biggest gripe with the Audi E-Tron (besides its range) is that it is expensive. It starts at $74,800, hardly a price most people could pay for a car, let alone an electric car. Which is why I think we need more entry-level electric cars like the 2020 Audi E-Tron 50 Quattro.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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We Need More Entry-Level Electric Cars Like The 2020 E-Tron 50 Quattro

My biggest gripe with the Audi E-Tron (besides its range) is that it is expensive. It starts at $74,800, hardly a price most people could pay for a car, let alone an electric car. Which is why I think we need more entry-level electric cars like the 2020 Audi E-Tron 50 Quattro.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Insurance Companies Baffled By New Driver Safety Tech

Insurance companies aren’t sure about all this new, driver safety assistance tech, some consumer advocacy groups are mad at Tesla, BMW’s got batteries on the brain and more await you in this The Morning Shift of Friday, July 26, 2019. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Contract Negotiations Between the UAW and Detroit’s Big Three Are Probably Going to Get Ugly

Negotiations between the UAW and Detroit’s Big Three are already tense, autonomous systems are re-shaping how we produce car parts and trends seen from car inventories. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, July 15, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Electric V8 on This $75,000 Bike Is One of the Coolest-Looking Motors Ever

Small-batch American motorcycle shop Curtiss is moving into the future with high-end electric vehicles and it’s a good look. This Zeus motor design co-developed with YASA puts eight cylindrical batteries in a “V” formation to look kind of like a gas engine, but, not. It’s a retro-futuristic thing of beauty.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Woke Up in 2019 to Realize People had ‘Sudden’ Urge for Electric Cars

I would say that today is Tuesday, June 11, 2019, but it appears that if you’re a major automaker or automotive researcher, apparently it’s the mid 2000s. I guess everyone woke up this morning and realized that electric cars are a thing. Maybe they’d been napping! I don’t know. Let’s get into that and more […]

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GM’s New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn’t Here Yet

If you hated General Motors’ current infotainment system, then rest assured with the knowledge that a replacement is on its way. And it’s not just a replacement for the infotainment, either—it seems like there’s an update from the ground up. Unfortunately, this update may or may not have delayed GM’s other big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GM’s New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn’t Here Yet

If you hated General Motors’ current infotainment system, then rest assured with the knowledge that a replacement is on its way. And it’s not just a replacement for the infotainment, either—it seems like there’s an update from the ground up. Unfortunately, this update may or may not have delayed GM’s other big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Should I Be Worried If a Used Car Has an Incomplete Service History on Carfax?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing service records on history reports, the future resale value of gas-powered cars and grabbing the last six-cylinder Outback.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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