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Watch first footage of Joby’s all-electric VTOL aircraft in flight

California-based Joby Aviation has released the first footage of its zero-emissions aircraft in flight, zipping through the sky at speeds of up to 200 mph.
Tags: News, California, Cars, Trends, Flying Cars, Vtol, Joby, Flying Taxis, Evtol, Joby Aviation


The new Kia Carnival minivan features rugged looks and reclining seats like a private jet - see inside

2022 Kia Carnival. Kia The 2022 Carnival replaces the Sedona as Kia's minivan offering. It features optional second-row seating that looks like it was pulled right out of a luxury plane. No pricing was announced but the Carnival will go on sale during Q2 of this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I dare anyone to call the 2022 Kia Carnival an "uncool minivan" after reading this blog.We first saw the redesigned Sedona minivan - which is what Kia calls the Carnival...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Trends, Autos, Honda, Kia, Carnival, Sedona, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Minivans, Kristen Lee, Kia Carnival, BITranspo, 2022 Kia Carnival, Kia Carnival Kia


Royal Enfield Meteor 650 & Classic 650 Under Development?

A recent spy video uploaded by YouTuber Royal Bangalorean Raj has caught the...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield Meteor, YouTuber Royal Bangalorean Raj


Wind Pumps, a Roadrunner and more dune driving...

 An issue-free day as it pertained with Mariko!She and I drove out of the Hot Well Dunes Campground area and meandered northward, eventually finding four wind pumps while exploring trails as we found them. Driving along Tanque Road (Spanish word for Tank) Never did find the tank... Aermotor is still in business it turns out. These things are pricey! Got back to the campsite around 1PM, had a light lunch and just hung out at the campsite listening to podcasts, relaxing and f...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Mariko, RV Trips, Mariko Drives, Mariko She, Hot Well Dunes Campground


Land Rover Defender of the Faith

The Land Rover Defender, absent from the U.S. for a quarter of a century, has made its return in both a 90 and 110 super size. Available from 296 HP mild to 518 HP wild, there’s one available in just about any configuration you’d want. Looking at Land Rover’s current availabilities, their locator tells us […] The post Land Rover Defender of the Faith appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Design, SUV, Luxury, Autos, Land Rover, SUVs, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Defender 90, Defender 110, Defender V8


The 3 best roadside emergency car kits of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Roadside emergency car kits provide all-in-one assistance in case your vehicle breaks down. Our top picks are full of practical supplies like bandages, jumper cables, and even reflective materials.The is our favorite with 110 pieces, including first-aid.Don't think of roadside emergency kits as "just in case" purchases; if you are ever in a situation where you'd need them, they're invaluable. When my car broke down on the side of the road during torrential ra...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Cars, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Driving, Don, American Automobile Association, Emergency Kit, Automotive Safety, Coronavirus, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides, Guide Update, Outdoors (Reviews


Exclusive: Jeep’s Super Bowl Ad Is Back as DWI Charges Against Bruce Springsteen Are Dropped

Jeep's somewhat controversial call for unity during the Super Bowl will be unpaused after federal prosecutors in New Jersey dropped drunk driving charges against music legend Bruce Springsteen. Jeep pulled the 120-second ad--the longest of Super Bowl 55--just days after the Big Game, as reports emerged Springsteen was arrested for a DWI in November. At...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Advertising, Automotive, New Jersey, Springsteen, The Big Game, Bruce Springsteen Jeep


Hyundai Reportedly Using SK Batteries for Ioniq 5

We recently published an article about Hyundai’s upcoming Ioniq 5 EV and closed by suggesting it might be desirable that North America wouldn’t be the first to get them. If you read our post about the automaker’s current situation with supplier LG Chem, you may have already been able to guess why we feel this […] The post Hyundai Reportedly Using SK Batteries for Ioniq 5 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Recalls, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Autos, Fire Risk, North America, EVs, Hyundai, Kona, LG Chem, Product Planning, Battery Electric Vehicle, BEVs, CATL, Kona Electric


Driving techniques for escape and evasion

If you find yourself behind the wheel in a situation where you're being pursued, I hope you've familiarized yourself with the lessons in this fine 1983 booklet Getaway from anarcho-libertarian publishers Loompanics, now available for free reading at the Internet Archive. — Read the rest
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Rare Rides: The 2012 Maybach 57 S Coupe by Xenatec, as Ordered by Muammar Gaddafi

Today’s Rare Ride is a custom-built version of an already-exclusive car. Originally a large sedan, Xenatec’s 57 S coupe was built only in the single digits. And this particular example was ordered by a dictator. The Maybach 57 was the smaller of two sedans offered by the resurrected Maybach marque in 2002. The brand was […] The post Rare Rides: The 2012 Maybach 57 S Coupe by Xenatec, as Ordered by Muammar Gaddafi appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Muammar Gaddafi, Xenatec


Hyundai Recalling LG Batteries, Who’s to Blame?

Hyundai will be recalling 82,000 electric vehicles sold around the world due to a presumed fire risk and its getting a little ugly, though that’s nothing new for the industry. Reports of the brand’s Kona Electric going up in flames (often while charging) started springing up in 2019, causing the manufacturer to call them back for a […] The post Hyundai Recalling LG Batteries, Who’s to Blame? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Recalls, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Autos, Fire Risk, Lg, EVs, Hyundai, Kona, LG Chem, News Blog, Battery Electric Vehicle, BEVs, Kona Electric, LG Energy


Could Jeep Cherokee Be Next to Rebrand as Tribe Calls for Change?

The Cherokee Nation, a sovereign tribal government in Oklahoma, has asked automaker Jeep to rebrand the SUV models that have used its name for more than 40 years. Car and Driver magazine was first to report the news, quoting Chuck Hoskin Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, as Jeep prepares to launch the 2022...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Automotive, Oklahoma, Driver, Cherokee Nation, Chuck Hoskin Jr, Equity and Inclusion


Can solid state batteries power up for the next generation of EVs?

Lithium-ion batteries power almost every new phone, laptop and electric vehicle. But unlike processors or solar panels, which have improved exponentially, lithium-ion batteries have inched along with only incremental gains. For the last decade, developers of solid state battery systems have promised products that are vastly safer, lighter and more powerful. Those promises largely evaporated into the ether — leaving behind a vapor stream of disappointing products, failed startups and retreating r...
Tags: Transportation, Colorado, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Bill Gates, Gm, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Dyson, Electric, Seeo, Stanford University


Snake charmer: Renard’s wild ‘Anaconda’ Honda XBR500

Estonia is one of the smallest countries in Europe, with a population of just 1.3 million people—about the same as the city of Dallas. But it’s home to one of Europe’s top custom houses, Renard Speed Shop. Shop boss Andres Uibomäe is an eclectic at heart, chasing quality and style rather than a signature ‘look.’ And his brilliant Honda XBR500 looks like nothing else we’ve seen: a mashup of trad custom paint, modern components and quirky styling flourishes. Even the name is unusual. Andres...
Tags: Europe, Anaconda, Motorcycles, Dallas, Estonia, Honda, Exif, Yamaha, Andres, Corona, Puig, Kellermann, Renard, Yoshimura, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles


Icon’s 2021 Gear Line Is Flashy And Awesome

A Whole New Line! Icon is coming in hot into 2021 with an updated gear line that features some pretty insane graphics and colors. If the 2020 line wasn’t flashy enough – look no further – this new lineup is sure to impress. When it comes to helmets, Icon has ensured that the successful Airflite, Airframe Pro, and Airform make a return for 2021 with some updated liveries and effects such as glow-in-the-dark sections. The Airframe Pro brings a “Beastie Bunny” livery to the table, while the Airfor...
Tags: Motorcycles, Icon, Dot, ECE, Motorcycle News, Airform, Icon 2021, Gear Lineup, Hooligan Ultrabolt, Airform Stormhawk


On Tiger Woods, Auto Journalism, and Clickbait

Golf legend Tiger Woods was involved in a nasty one-car accident yesterday. He survived, but he suffered serious injuries, and his golf career might be in jeopardy. Not long after my social feeds lit up with the news, I came across a tweet in which it was clear that he was driving a Genesis GV80. […] The post On Tiger Woods, Auto Journalism, and Clickbait appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalism, Rants, Editorials, Tiger Woods, Autos, Clickbait, Genesis, News Blog, Genesis GV80, GV80


Apple supplier Foxconn reaches tentative agreement to build Fisker’s next electric car

Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group has reached a tentative agreement with electric vehicle startup-turned-SPAC Fisker to develop and eventually manufacture an EV that will be sold in North America, Europe, China and India. Fisker and Foxconn said Wednesday that a memorandum of understanding agreement has been signed. Discussions between the two companies will continue with the expectation that a formal partnership agreement will be reached during the second quarter of this year.  Under th...
Tags: TC, China, India, Tech, Automotive, Ocean, Young, Foxconn, Fisker, Geely, Liu, Foxconn Technology Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Hon Hai, Magna, Information and Communication Technology ICT


2021 Kawasaki KX250/KX250X [Model Overview]

The 2021 Kawasaki KX250/KX250X: Motocross & Cross Country Power Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KX250 and KX250X are two versions of the same model by Kawasaki Motorcycles in the 2021 model lineup. The KX250 is designed from the get-go to be a fully competition ready, strong motocross bike, while the KX250X is oriented towards cross-country and scrambling competitions. Both bikes use a 249cc liquid-cooled four-stroke single, developing just under ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Electric, Off-road, Kawasaki, Ergo, 2021, Kawasaki motorcycles, Notfp, 250 - 499cc, Single-Cylinder, Hp Bore x Stroke, KLCM Kawasaki, KLCM, Suspension Rear New Uni Trak, Color Lime Green ELECTRICAL Ignition Digital CDI


'Next Gen' US Postal Service truck compared to a clown car

It looks like Lightning McQueen's ugly cousin. Grizmodo: Officials at the U.S. Postal Service held a press conference on Tuesday to announce the agency has awarded a $482 million contract to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense for a new fleet of vehicles scheduled to be rolled out in 2023. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, B-side, Bside, Car, Automotive, Usps, Lame, Wisconsin, Automobile, U S Postal Service, Lightning McQueen, Oshkosh Defense, Next Gen US Postal Service, Grizmodo


2021 Harley Davidson Iron 883 [Model Overview]

The 2021 Harley Davidson Iron 883: Stripped Down & Blacked Out Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Iron 883 carries on the legacy of over 60 years of HD history. An American-made classic, the Iron 883 delivers a simple, pure, stripped-down riding experience. An experience benefiting from modern technology, yet keeping things simple ripe for personalization. The rubber-mounted 883cc Evolution engine has been given the full blackout treatment from air c...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Harley Davidson, 2021, Cruiser, V-twin, Harley Davidson Iron, Notfp, 600 - 1000cc, Black Denim River Rock Gray Denim Deadwood Green


In Review: 2021 Cadillac Escalade

It's big and it's thirsty, but it's the epitome of luxury and with some very impressive (as well as some very distracting) technology. Find out all about Cadillac's biggest SUV in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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BRP Partners with JOAN JETT & SAINt JHN for Can-Am’s “Outliers” Campaign

BRP has partnered with rock legend Joan Jett and hip-hop star SAINt JHN. Together they will take part in the new Can-Am On-Road ad campaign dubbed “Outliers”. This is an effort to celebrate the diversity of the on-road riding community.  Joan Jett is known for her top billboard hits and is no stranger to diversity being a successful female rocker of the 1980s. She has had many gold and platinum albums along with many singles that have reached the Top 40 charts across the world.  Saint J...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Kanye West, Brooklyn, Motorcycles, Road, Kristen Stewart, Lenny Kravitz, Joan Jett, Roll Hall of Fame, EVINRUDE, Jett, Blackhearts, BRP, Motorcycle News, Blackheart


2021 Honda CBR500R ABS [Model Overview]

The 2021 Honda CBR500R is the Perfect Stepping Stone Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 CBR500R ABS by Honda Motorcycles is riding solo this year as its non-ABS counterpart is no longer available. The 2021 Honda lineup is kept versatile with the CBR500R as it is the stepping stone between standard and full-sport motorcycles. It’s also fit for riding throughout the city or those weekends spent carving the twisties. For 2021, Honda has discontinue...
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2021 Kawasaki KX 100 [Model Overview]

The 2021 Kawasaki KX 100: Bridge To The Big Bikes Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KX 100 is designed by Kawasaki to be a bridging motorcycle, that is, to be able to give a young rider age 10+ their first feel of a top spec motocross racer. This 2021 off road bike is powered by a 99cc liquid cooled two stroke and set up from the factory to be an absolute devil in the dirt and be able to fly over jumps, absorb whoops, and carve the corners with...
Tags: Motorcycles, Off-road, Kawasaki, 2021, Notfp, Single-Cylinder, Under 125cc, Suspension Rear Uni Trak, KIPS Kawasaki Integrated, Color Lime Green ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI, Ground Clearance 13


2021 Kawasaki KX 85 [Model Overview]

The 2021 Kawasaki KX 85: An Amateur Motocross Bike For The Young Rider Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki KX 85 is the Japanese company’s official race bike for the amateur 85cc competition class. Featuring an 84cc liquid cooled two stroke single, it is intended to provide the grunt and power to be able to send the bike leaping and hopping over hills and whoops without issue. For this reason, Kawasaki slams as much technology from their...
Tags: Motorcycles, Off-road, Kawasaki, 2021, Notfp, Single-Cylinder, Under 125cc, Kawasaki KX, Suspension Rear Uni Trak, Color Lime Green ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI


USPS's new trucks deemed adorable

The USPS has unveiled its new delivery trucks, and they are adorable. The odd but obviously practical design evokes something from an old-timey cartoon, squashing and stretching as it putters along.
Tags: Post, Design, News, Usps, Autos, Dejoybox


2021 Kawasaki KX 65 [Model Overview]

The 2021 Kawasaki KX 65: The Perfect Beginner Motocross Bike Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki KX 65 is the Japanese company’s introductory motocross bike for youth in their 2021 lineup. Featuring a 64cc liquid cooled two stroke single with a reed valve, it makes the same noise, produces the same power, and gives the same agile feel as much larger motocross bikes, pared down for beginners to learn. Kawasaki also equips the KX 65 like a...
Tags: Motorcycles, Off-road, Kawasaki, KTM, 2021, Fuel Tank Capacity, Notfp, Single-Cylinder, Under 125cc, Kawasaki KX, Suspension Rear Uni Trak, gal Color Lime Green ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI


Cooper Go Goes to Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that they are acquiring Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, strengthening their position in the market, and expanding the number of brands where the rubber meets the road. Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear, one of the world’s largest tire companies, picked up Cooper, no slouch itself at fifth in size among […] The post Cooper Go Goes to Goodyear appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Cooper Goes to Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that they are acquiring Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, strengthening their position in the market, and expanding the number of brands where the rubber meets the road. Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear, one of the world’s largest tire companies, picked up Cooper, no slouch itself at fifth in size among […] The post Cooper Goes to Goodyear appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Cooper, Akron Ohio, Goodyear, Goodyear Tire Rubber Company, Cooper Tire Rubber Company


2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift - Old vs New - Specs, Prices and Features Compared

Maruti Suzuki has finally introduced a mid-life facelift for the Swift in India...
Tags: Autos, Maruti Suzuki, Maruti Suzuki Swift Old



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