COMPARISON: The Tesla Model 3 beats Volvo's Polestar 2 EV on paper, but here's why the Polestar won me over

Tesla Model 3 versus Polestar 2. Tesla and Kristen Lee/Business Insider I've tested both the Tesla Model 3 and the new Polestar 2. Both are five-seater luxury EVs. They largely drive the same; the big differences are in the packaging and user experiences. Though the Tesla performs better on paper, I liked the Polestar because it has a more usable interior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In terms of more compact, luxury EVs with decent range, the Tesla Model 3 and Poles...
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Elon Musk fires back at Waymo's CEO after he said Tesla was 'no competitor at all'

Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Waymo CEO John Krafcik said Tesla is not a viable competitor in the autonomous vehicle market.  In response, Elon Musk called the company out on Twitter, saying "Tesla has better AI hardware and software than Waymo." The two CEOs have traded jabs in the past after Tesla released its "full self-driving" software, which isn't self-driving, in beta mode to customers in the fall. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk fire...
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2021 Audi Q5 Luggage Test | Versatile but space is limited

Filed under: Audi,Crossover,Hybrid,Luxury,Driveway Tests Continue reading 2021 Audi Q5 Luggage Test | Versatile but space is limited 2021 Audi Q5 Luggage Test | Versatile but space is limited originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Your Future Is Bright with Switchmate Dual Smart Power Outlet, 71% Off

Switchmate Dual Smart Power Outlet | $29 | Side DealRead more...
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Tesla’s mesmerizing video features frunk-stamping robots

Tesla has just posted mesmerizing footage shot at its California factory showing robots stamping metal sheets into parts for its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.
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Blackberry and Baidu deepen autonomous, connected car partnership

Blackberry and Chinese search engine giant Baidu have agreed to expand a partnership that aims to give automakers the tools they need to launch next-generation connected and autonomous vehicles in China. Under the deal, Baidu’s high-definition maps will be integrated into Blackberry’s QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System. The embedded system will be mass produced in the upcoming GAC New Energy Aion models from the electric vehicle arm of GAC Group, one of the country’s top three automakers th...
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President Joe Biden commits to replacing entire federal fleet with electric vehicles

President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. government would replace the entire federal fleet of cars, trucks and SUVs with electric vehicles manufactured in the United States, a commitment tied to a broader campaign promise to create 1 million new jobs in the American auto industry and supply chains. The commitment, if it bears out, could give a boost to U.S. automakers, particularly those that have diverse portfolios that include passenger cars, commercial vans and light trucks. Biden made the c...
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Novitec Presents Over-The-Top Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari F8 Tributos are a rather exclusive ride already, and at $277,000 or thereabouts, it stands to reason. German tuning specialist Novitec ups the ante on the F8 Tributo, both in performance and appearance.   What does Novitec do to the F8 Tributo to make it more desirable? For one, Novitec has devised performance kits […] The post Novitec Presents Over-The-Top Ferrari F8 Tributo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Tesla cuts price of touchscreen upgrade by $1,000 amid recall pressure

Tesla lowered the price of an upgrade for the 17-inch touchscreen in older Model S and Model X electric cars, as federal regulators seek a screen recall.
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Opinion: It’s a Bleak Future for Mitsubishi Cars in North America

Mitsubishi has an important product debut coming up: the all-new 2022 Outlander three-row crossover. In what will be the fourth-generation Outlander since 2001, the 2022 model ditches Mitsubishi’s ancient GS platform the Outlander has used since 2007 and sees a migration over to the same platform as the Nissan Rogue. I think this is the […] The post Opinion: It’s a Bleak Future for Mitsubishi Cars in North America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Comparing Two Generations of Porsche 911 GT3 RS on British Backroads

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Tags: Britain, Porsche, Autos, GT3 RS, Porsche 997, Porsche 991, Porsche GT2/GT3, 991, Backroads, 991 GT3 RS, 997, 997 GT3 RS, The Supercar Driver

Volkswagen teases Project Trinity flagship electric car

Volkswagen has a mysterious new electric-car development program called Project Trinity that's expected to yield a high-end EV with advanced driver-assist tech.
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DeLorean could could make a comeback as an electric car

The Texas-based company working to revive the DeLorean DMC-12 is considering an electric powertrain for its new version of the iconic gull-winged sports car.
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Sports Cars, Electric Cars, Delorean, DeLorean DMC, Electric Classic Cars

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E53 Coupe Review – A $96K Bargain

For most folks, a $96K price tag is just too much. It is indeed a steep price to pay for any automobile. But spend enough time behind the wheel of the sublime Mercedes-Benz AMG E53 coupe, and that amount of cash outlay suddenly seems like a bargain. A car this good typically fetches well over […] The post 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E53 Coupe Review – A $96K Bargain appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Buy/Drive/Burn: Affordable American Subcompact Crossovers in 2021

They’re small and space efficient because they’re hatchbacks, and they sell well because they’re called crossovers. Which small American CUV is worth buying with real money if you’ve got a $25,000 budget? Chevrolet Trax The Trax is the oldest of today’s trio. On sale elsewhere since 2013, it arrived in North America in 2015 after […] The post Buy/Drive/Burn: Affordable American Subcompact Crossovers in 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Lee Parks Design DeerSports Gloves Review

My Quest for the Perfect Riding Gloves For motorcyclists, living in San Diego is a pure blessing. The climate is pleasant and mild throughout the year with only a handful of rainy days. To the west are scenic routes by the Pacific Ocean, to the east twisty mountain roads and the desert to explore. I take full advantage of this and ride year-round, often racking up more than 15000 miles a year. Searching for good gear is a necessary habit. In my experience, many motorcycle gloves wear out afte...
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Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Spotted In Wild

A reader over at the (very important) MCN blog has sent in some photos of the fresh and upcoming Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS. These photos come in perfect timing, as I just covered Triumph’s official teaser for the motorcycle last week. The official teaser video that Triumph put out recently was perfect and left us wanting more. The video was shot, and they were very careful not to reveal too much information regarding the motorcycle. All we got was a brief shot of the updated headlights illumi...
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Japan Sees 2021 Yamaha SR400 Launch

If The Meteor is Spotify, The SR400 is Vinyl With Royal Enfield’s Meteor, Honda’s CB350 (GB350 in Japan), and a plethora of other similar bikes making their debuts, the middleweight classic-styled market is booming with new motorcycles; Yamaha is showing up to the party with their own updated SR400 that was just released in Japan trailing Honda’s GB350 JP unveiling. This retro-inspired mid-displacement cruiser gets its “Final Edition” this year with a few updates to take this old boy into 2021...
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Junkyard Find: 2011 Mercury Mariner, Last Gasp of the Mercury Brand Edition

Ever since I found one of the very last Oldsmobiles in a Denver car graveyard, I’ve been keeping my junkyard eye open for other final-year-of-marque Detroit machinery. We’ve got the 1998 Eagle, the 2001 Plymouth, and the 2010 Pontiac, and now it’s time for one of the very last vehicles to wear the Mercury badge: […] The post Junkyard Find: 2011 Mercury Mariner, Last Gasp of the Mercury Brand Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Tata Altroz iTurbo Variant-Wise Features Revealed; Available In New XZ+ Trim

Tata Motors launched the Altroz iTurbo in India a couple of days ago with...
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QOTD: Which Muscle Car is the Most Muscular?

Classic muscle cars are legendary, some blend of parts not originally meant to go together. Our question is, of all the muscle cars produced, which is the most muscular?   With muscular being an adjective for vigorously robust, which muscle car would you say was the most well-developed?  One reason why you won’t get an […] The post QOTD: Which Muscle Car is the Most Muscular? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Lotus Will Finally End Elise, Exige And Evora Production This Year

Lotus has confirmed the arrival of the new 'Type 131' spells the end for its current, ageing sports car line up
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IndianAutosBlog - Car and Motorcycle Of The Year Awards 2020

2020 was a year very far from normal but that did not deter car and motorcycle...
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2021 Falken Tires Review: Are They Any Good?

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Falken Review In Our Opinion: Falken tires are an excellent option for drivers looking for a high-performance or all-terrain model without the expensive price tag. We like Falken’s long-lasting tread life warranties and high customer satisfaction ratings. However, Falken is not a catch-all brand and will not be suited for car owners looking for variety. Industry Standing: ...
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Ford Mustang Mach E Gets Mean Makeover From Transit Tuner

UK company Motion R, which specialises in tweaking the Ford Transit, has had a crack at Ford's new EV
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Levin Trail ride

 Last Sunday was the latest of my trail riding adventures on the RMX and yes, there was adventure!When I left home it was fine but the forecast was threatening rain later in the day - I didn't care, I just wanted some more fun on the RMX.I'd left early so on my way through Shannon I stopped to buy a coffee.  While lined up I was talking to a few guys and one asked what I was up to.  When I sadi [Author: Andrew Thomson]
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AMG C63 Driver's Burnout Attempt Results In Engine Explosion And Catastrophic Fire

A man in New South Wales tried to do a burnout in his Mercedes-AMG C63, only to end up destroying it in a catastrophic fire
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BMW M Performance Brand To Go Electric With The i4 M This Year

It was only a matter of time before performance divisions of brands like...
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2021 Tata Altroz iTurbo – First Drive Review

Cars that look good do not always go fast, but there are always some...
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Hyundai Likely To Debut N Performance Brand In India With The i20 N-Line

Hyundai maybe the second largest carmaker in India but the manufacturer has...
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