2021 Honda CBR600RR Launched in Malaysia

The 2021 Honda CBR600RR made its global debut last year. The inline 4-cylinder,...
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Tesla sees bitcoin as important financial tool to access cash quickly

Tesla’s relationship with bitcoin is not a dalliance, according to the comments made by the company’s CFO and dubbed “master of coin” Zach Kirkhorn during an earnings call Monday. Instead, the company believes in the longevity of bitcoin, despite its volatility. Tesla invested $1.5  billion in bitcoin this quarter and then trimmed its position by 10%, Kirkhorn said during the company quarterly earnings call. That sale made a $101 million  “positive impact” to the company’s profitability in ...
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Elon Musk says pandemic supply-chain issues and a global microchip shortage resulted in 'insane difficulties' for Tesla

Elon Musk NurPhoto/Contributor/Getty Images Elon Musk said Tesla experienced significant supply chain hurdles in the last quarter. Musk cited the global chip shortage, as well as port delays, and COVID-19 restrictions in China. Supply-chain disruptions have impacted many US companies, causing shortages and price hikes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk told investors during the Tesla's quarterly earnings call that the automaker has been forced to reckon with nu...
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Tesla wants to make every home a distributed power plant

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to turn every home into a distributed power plant that would generate, store and even deliver energy back into the electricity grid all using the company’s products. While the company has been selling solar and energy storage products for years, a new company policy to only sell solar coupled with the energy storage products, along with Musk’s comments Monday, reveal a strategy that aims to scale these businesses by appealing to utilities. “This is a prosperous future b...
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Rental Car Demand Pushes Hawaiian Tourists Toward U-Haul

With car rentals crippled through 2020 as society collectively stopped traveling in response to the pandemic, businesses entered 2021 with the perfect excuse to charge exorbitant fees to lend out some of the cheapest vehicles on the market. Cities have it particularly bad as rental firms find themselves with a surplus of locals wanting to […] The post Rental Car Demand Pushes Hawaiian Tourists Toward U-Haul appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Lyft sells self-driving unit to Toyota’s Woven Planet for $550M

Ride-hailing company Lyft has sold off its autonomous vehicle unit to Toyota’s Woven Planet Holdings subsidiary for $550 million, the latest in a string of acquisitions spurred by the cost and lengthy timelines to commercialize the technology that have occurred within the autonomous vehicle industry. Under the acquisition agreement announced Tuesday, Lyft’s so-called Level 5 division will be folded into Woven Planet Holdings. Lyft will receive $550 million in cash with $200 million paid upfront....
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Airbus taps Luminar to test how lidar could be used to make flying safer and autonomous

Luminar Technologies is expanding its lidar business beyond automotive and into aviation through a partnership with Airbus. The collaboration with the French aerospace giant, which was announced Monday morning, marks the latest in a string of partnership announcements between Luminar and companies like Daimler, Volvo and Mobileye. Until now, these have exclusively focused on applying its light detection and ranging radar to automated vehicles on the ground — not in the skies. The partnership won...
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Rare Rides: The Shark S-1, a Prototype Super Car We Can’t Show You

Today’s Rare Ride is a prototype super car from 1996, 1997, or 1998, dependent upon which place you see it online. Scissor doors, 8.2 liters, 550 horsepower, and a fully bespoke body all sound great. There are no YouTube videos or even any news articles about the Shark S-1, so this is some exclusive content […] The post Rare Rides: The Shark S-1, a Prototype Super Car We Can’t Show You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Win a Himalaya Land Rover Defender 110 EV & $20,000 Cash!

If you love transportation with old-school, vintage designs but also enjoy the perks of modern technology, then restomod vehicles probably hit that perfect note for you. In this latest Omaze campaign, you can enter to win a classic Land Rover Defender 110, restored and outfitted as an electric vehicle by Himalaya. This Defender embodies the good ol’ days while also serving up the top-notch technology of our modern era. Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when ...
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Funny Caption 94: Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Canadians Using Cabs to Avoid Quarantine Restrictions

With Ontario embracing some of the strictest lockdown restrictions in the West and giving the police force carte blanche when it comes to enforcing public health, many Canadians have told us they’re not exactly enthralled with the idea of notifying their government that they’ve been out of the country. This is doubly true if they’ve […] The post Canadians Using Cabs to Avoid Quarantine Restrictions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Government, Canada, Border, Autos, Taxi, Cabs, Ontario, Border Security, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Border Crossing, COVID

Kit Out Your Panigale V4 With Ducati’s Racing Accessory Line

Square Root Of Extreme Picture this… You’re a highly successful doctor with a $200,000 a year salary. You just bought your third track bike, this one being a Ducati Panigale V4. The $25,000 sticker price isn’t enough to quench your thirst of “why would you do that!?” so you take a step further into the unknown to buy some pricey parts for your new bike. Where do you buy these new accessories? Ducati has a new in-house Racing Accessory line for the Panigale family! Starting with the big-ticket ...
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Check Out AGV’s Nargo Grey K6 And New K3-SVS Valentino Rossi Colorways

A Classic Doctor Throwback It’s a mystery as to how Valentino Rossi has managed to pick the most amazing helmet liveries year after year. There is a timeless element when it comes to the sun/moon combo, and if I had the money I’d own every Rossi AGV helmet that has ever come out. Good news for the other street Rossis in the market for a new lid, AGV has two brand new helmet colorways; one of which in celebration of Rossi’s timeless dominance. AGV is debuting this awesome flat-grey (Nardo Grey)...
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Honda Reveals New Interior Design Philosophy In This Short Video

“Simplicity in design requires not only a strong philosophy but a discipline toward the user experience,” said Johnathan Norman, Creative Lead for Honda Interior Design in the U.S. This video shows an inside look (literally!) and what Honda is planning for its future interiors. A simple, human-centered design with a little “something extra” is the primary goal. However, there is a vintage element happening as well. Hit play for more. Original article: Honda Reveals New Interior Design Philoso...
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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Drive – Incredible Off-Road Machine, Just An Okay Hybrid

We live in incredible times. Just a few short years ago, there was only one engine you could get with your Jeep Wrangler. Now there’s half a dozen. Sure, the tried-and-true 3.6-liter Pentastar is a great place to start, but you can also get the 2.0-liter turbo, the 48-volt 3.6-liter eTorque setup, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel, […] The post 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Drive – Incredible Off-Road Machine, Just An Okay Hybrid appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2022 Subaru Outback Overview: Trim Levels, New Features, Pricing & More

The 2022 Subaru Outback straddles the fine line between a road car and a rugged SUV. For example, the sixth-gen 2022 Subaru Outback is riding on the seventh-gen Legacy platform (which Subaru refers to as SGP or “Subaru Global Platform”). More than just a jacked-up Legacy, the Outback’s legendary capabilities make it a favorite for all-season, all-weather driving. 2022 Subaru Outback: Engine & Powertrain The standard engine remains a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated Boxer four-cylinder with...
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Get On! Moto Festival Premieres at Texas Motor Speedway

The lack of events held in 2020 is about to be redeemed with an event solely focused on motorcycling – Get On! Moto Fest  is set for May 21, 22, and 23 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The family-friendly event will include three days of bike demos, custom bike exhibits, racing, hands-on learning, and much more.  The Get On! Moto Fest is presented by industry professionals like RevZilla , Cycle Gear , and J&P Cycles – the event is hosted by enthusiast brands for ...
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Hyundai Alcazar Launch Delayed - Full Info

Hyundai  debuted the all-new Alcazar seven-seater SUV in pre-production...
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QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It?

The world’s climate has been centerstage the last two days. President Biden and other world leaders have vowed to reduce global warming by making drastic changes. Will they follow through? At the 2015 Paris climate accord, then-President Obama set greenhouse gas reduction at half what Biden has proposed. Former President Trump, Obama’s successor, did little […] The post QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Junkyard Find: 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Volkswagen sold the air-cooled Beetle in the United States all the way through 1979, amazingly, overlapping Dasher and Rabbit sales by more than you’d have expected. By that time, the only air-cooled VW left standing here was the Beetle convertible (if you want to get nit-picky, that car was really a Super Beetle, since the […] The post Junkyard Find: 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Top 5 Cars From Auto Shanghai 2021

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, we were quite...
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10 Reasonably Cheap Cars With Pop-Up Headlights

Pop-up headlights are awesome, so if that's a feature you desperately want on a cheap-ish car, what should you buy? Here are our suggestions
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Audi's EV expansion will steer it into new segments, out of old ones

Filed under: Green,Audi,Coupe,Hatchback,Electric Continue reading Audi's EV expansion will steer it into new segments, out of old ones Audi's EV expansion will steer it into new segments, out of old ones originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 Apr 2021 09:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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New Yamaha R15 v3.0 Metallic Red Colour Detailed - VIDEO

The Yamaha R15 v3.0 is one of the best-looking options in its class. The 155cc...
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Citroen C5 Aircross Deliveries Commence Across India

It's been about three weeks since Citroen launched the C5 Aircross in...
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Mercedes F1's Imola Crash Will Cost It £1 Million, Could Cause Budget Cap Headaches

Mercedes has revealed the cost of repairing Valtteri Bottas' crash with George Russell, which is a concerning figure given current cost caps
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7-Seater Jeep Compass Digitally Imagined - IAB Rendering

We have previously reported to you that Jeep is working on a seven-seater...
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2021 Suzuki Hayabusa Now in India - Price, Specs, Top Speed

The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa was globally unveiled earlier this year in February....
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Kia Sonet To Gain Paddle Shifters For Automatic Variants

Kia launched the Sonet sub-compact SUV in India in September 2020 and in just 8...
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New Bajaj Pulsar NS125 Top Speed Test - VIDEO

Powering the recently launched Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is a 124cc single-cylinder...
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