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What It Takes To Give A 1949 Mercury The Heart Of A Tesla

It came to me in the wide, swishy passenger seat of Jonathan Ward’s 1949 Mercury hot rod. All the right smells were imprinting the moment we rolled through industrial Chatsworth, California. Sun-heated steel from the dash; stretched leather; a vague tinge of nicotine on Ward’s jacket. One thing was missing, though:…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Looks Awesome In Its New Blue

The upcoming Rivian R1T is a packaging wonder and a promising start to the inevitable electric pickup truck wars, promising to put Ford, GM and Ram scrambling to catch up. We finally get to see it in something other than the boring silver color. Now it’s blue, and it’s a very good blue.Read more… Continue […]

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Does The $150,000 Porsche Taycan Really Compete With The Much Cheaper Tesla Model S?

For the past few weeks, I’ve been referring to the upcoming Porsche Taycan as possibly the first true Tesla Model S competitor. But then I saw the Taycan’s $150,000+ price tag. While I still think it’ll draw in some Tesla buyers, I have to back off on my statement a bit and wonder: How the […]

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Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept Shows Off Its Idea For The Future Of Car Interiors

The future is electric and autonomous, in case you’ve managed to tune out the automakers droning on about it. The only question is when those characteristics will take over the market. Until then, we’re left with car companies’ visions of what that future will be, like this new concept Mercedes-Benz EQ interior. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept Shows Off Its Idea For The Future Of Car Interiors

The future is electric and autonomous, in case you’ve managed to tune out the automakers droning on about it. The only question is when those characteristics will take over the market. Until then, we’re left with car companies’ visions of what that future will be, like this new concept Mercedes-Benz EQ interior. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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