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Ford, BMW lead Solid Power’s $130M Series B round

A Solid Power manufacturing engineer holds two 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells for the BMW Group and Ford Motor Company. The 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells were produced on Solid Power’s Colorado-based pilot production line. Source: Solid Power. Solid state battery systems have long been considered the next breakthrough in battery technology, with multiple startups vying to be the first to commercialization. Automakers have been some of the top investors in...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Colorado, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Bmw, Volkswagen, Ford Motor Company, BMW Group, McKenna, General Motors Ford, SSB, Mark Harris, Ford BMW, Solid State Batteries


Junkyard Find: 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T

When I began traveling the country to work for the 24 Hours of Lemons, back in 2008, I began experiencing the joys of renting the very cheapest cars (that could haul four adults and all their stuff) available at airports in places like Charlotte and Philadelphia. That’s when I discovered the Dodge Avenger and its […] The post Junkyard Find: 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chrysler, Philadelphia, Dodge, Mitsubishi, Denver, Charlotte, Dodge Avenger, Sedan, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Avenger, Chrysler Death Watch, 2008 Dodge Avenger


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.
Tags: Colorado, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Denver, Beetle, Convertible, Convertibles, VW Beetle, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Volkswagen Beetle, Malaise, Malaise Era


Junkyard Find: 1993 Honda Civic LX Sedan with 351,119 Miles

In my search for super-high-mile vehicles in the car graveyards of the land, all the cars I’ve found showing better than a half-million miles on the odometer have been Mercedes–Benzes (other than a 1982 Rabbit Cabriolet showing an implausible 930k miles on what I think was a defective gauge). The most-traveled Honda I’ve documented was […] The post Junkyard Find: 1993 Honda Civic LX Sedan with 351,119 Miles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Colorado, Autos, Honda, Denver, 1990s, 1993, Honda Civic, Civic, Sedan, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Mercedes Benzes, Japanese Cars, 1993 Honda Civic


Junkyard Find: 1976 Ford Maverick Sedan

Ford squeezed an amazing amount of value out of the 1960 Falcon‘s chassis design, with everything from the 1964-1973 Mustang to the 1980 Granada rolling Falcon-style. The Falcon itself got replaced here by the Maverick starting in 1970 (with one year of overlap when both were available), but the Maverick still had the 1960 Falcon’s […] The post Junkyard Find: 1976 Ford Maverick Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Ford, Comet, Autos, Denver, Falcon, 1970s, Maverick, 1976, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Ford Maverick, Malaise, Malaise Era, Sajeev's Bitter Tears


Camping near the Great Sand Dunes National Park

 Yep, back in Colorado after a very long day of driving yesterday.  The original plan had been to boondock at some BLM land in New Mexico near Angel Peak.The site has been taken over by oil tanks/rigs/machinery, I'm guessing they got the mineral rights from the BLM and are developing the site?  Regardless, no campsites now, and I wasted an hour or so driving in and back out from the highway south of Farmington, NM!So I kept going on US64, turning north on NM 17 eventually I discovered chosen US ...
Tags: RV Trips, Yagi Rides


Are Radar Detectors Legal in 2021? A State-by-State Guide

The short answer is yes; radar detectors are mostly legal in the United States, but there are some exceptions. As for laser jammers, the same is true. Laser jammers are widely considered legal but are subject to a few more restrictions than radar detectors, depending on the state. This guide will briefly look at the laws for all 50 U.S. states regarding radar detectors and laser jammers. We have also included a helpful state-by-state chart for a quick reference. Let’s first start with the bas...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama, Georgia


Junkyard Find: 2007 Audi S6

When I’m wandering junkyards and looking for interesting stuff, I don’t pay much attention to Audis of our current century. No, I want to photograph old Audis, preferably ones from the 1970s. I make exceptions for discarded members of the Audi S family, however, because these cars do such a great job of demonstrating the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2007 Audi S6 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Audi, Denver, 2007, S6, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Audi A6, 2000s, Audi S6, V10, A6, German Luxury Cars, 2007 Audi S6


Rivian Working on Sustainable Fast Chargers

Rivian is planning to install 3,500 fast-chargers and 10,000 Level 2 chargers in the U.S. and Canada. That includes plans to install two Level 2 chargers at each of Colorado’s 42 state parks. Construction on those is planned for July. Rivian is also planning to place chargers at malls, restaurants, campsites, and other places. The […] The post Rivian Working on Sustainable Fast Chargers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Canada, Autos, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Fast Charging, EV Charging, Rivian, Sustainable Fast Chargers, July Rivian


Junkyard Find: 1974 Honda Civic Hatchback

The first-generation Honda Civic sold very well in the United States, but it’s just about impossible to find early examples in junkyards these days; I’ve managed to photograph a few ’78s for this series and that’s it. Why? The cars in rust-prone areas dissolved quickly and those in low-corrosion regions got driven to death well […] The post Junkyard Find: 1974 Honda Civic Hatchback appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, United States, Autos, Honda, Denver, 1970s, Honda Civic, Civic, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, Malaise, Malaise Era, 1974, 1974 Honda Civic


Last day, this trip, at the BANWR....

 Well, I think I've seen what I wanted to see of the area this time around.Drove into the small town of Arivaca to get some groceries and gasoline for Mariko.  I checked out Arivaca Lake (meh) but did take a picture of Baboquivari on the way back to Arivaca from the lake: East of Arivaca, there's the Guijas Cerro Road which takes you past the Rancho Seco property, and once through the gate, you are once again on NWR property.Reason I drove this road was to get a close up view of the unnamed hil...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Arizona, Az, Arivaca, Mariko, Rancho Seco, RV Trips, Gila Bend AZ, Baboquivari, Arivaca Lake, Mariko Drives, Guijas Cerro Road, Arizona State Trust Land


Boondocking again in the Buenos Aires NWR

The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge is once again a place for me to spend some time boondocking.  It's been almost a year since I was last here.The weather guessers are saying there will be some "cool" days until Sunday or so, with lots of wind as a big storm system hits Colorado where my family is awaiting it.  So I guess I can put up with high temperatures in the 50s and low 60s with very high winds, as they await a big snow storm.The storm caused Martha to cancel her plans to fly to Tuc...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Arizona, Buenos Aires, Tucson, Martha, Ural, Mariko, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, RV Trips


Junkyard Find: 1991 Toyota Cressida

After Americans proved uninterested in buying the luxurious-for-its-time Toyota Crown during the early 1970s, Toyota brought over the new Corona Mark II, then gave its American-market, Chaser-based successor the Cressida name starting in the 1977 model year. The Cressida remained King of Toyotas in North America throughout the 1980s, but the appearance of the Lexus […] The post Junkyard Find: 1991 Toyota Cressida appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Toyota, North America, Denver, 1990s, 1991, Toyota Cressida, CRESSIDA, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Luxury Sedan, Luxury Sedans, Toyota Cresta, 1991 Toyota Cressida


Win a Sprinter Van with an $80,000 Vansmith Conversion!

When your home is on wheels, the open road has even more possibilities. In this latest campaign from Omaze, you have the chance to win a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van with an $80,000 Vansmith Conversion. Whether for occasional weekend trips or the kickstart of a new nomadic lifestyle, you can cook, entertain, and sleep from the comfort of your home on four wheels. Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you participate in this campaign. The Ultimate Getaway ...
Tags: Colorado, America, Autos, Omaze, Van, Car News, Sprinter Van, Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van, Vansmith Shop


Junkyard Find: 1983 Plymouth Scamp

North American sales of Japanese-made small pickups went crazy during the 1970s, with the Detroit Big Three getting in on the action with rebadged Mazdas, Isuzus, and Mitsubishis. Ford and GM eventually created their own Michigan-style small trucks, the Ranger (1983 model year) and S-10 (1982 model year) but where was struggling Chrysler— in a […] The post Junkyard Find: 1983 Plymouth Scamp appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Gm, Autos, Chrysler, Camino, Michigan, Plymouth, Detroit, Denver, 1980s, 1983, El Camino, Dodge Omni, Plymouth Horizon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard


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


Junkyard Find: 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sedan

The Subaru Impreza has been with us since the 1993 model year, and you’ll still see plenty of the first-generation Impreza Outback wagons on the streets (and in the junkyards) of Colorado. All US-market Subarus got all-wheel-drive starting in the 1997 model year, so the company’s American marketers had to show a distinction between the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Denver, Subaru, 2002, Subaru Impreza, Sedans, Sedan, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Impreza, 2000s, 2002 Subaru Impreza, Colorado All US


Junkyard Find: 1969 Chrysler Newport 4-Door Sedan

Chrysler redesigned the big C-Body cars for the 1969 model year, calling the vaguely airplane-ish curved-panel look the “Fuselage Style.” Although the prole-grade Fury and middlebrow Dodge Monaco looked distressingly similar to their upscale Imperial and Chrysler New Yorker/300/Newport siblings in the 1969-1973 Fuselage era (further blurring the Snoot Factor dividing lines among the Chrysler […] The post Junkyard Find: 1969 Chrysler Newport 4-Door Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chrysler, Denver, 1960s, Mopar, Newport, Imperial, Dodge Polara, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Chrysler 300, 1969, Plymouth Fury, Dodge Monaco


The weather is turning cooler....

 Looks like the weather is turning cooler here in southern New Mexico, major storm up north in Colorado apparently, might even bring a little rain here!The day dawned solidly overcast and would be cool and gray most of the day.I spent the morning doing chores on Mariko, basically ensuring all the spark plugs were gapped at .035" per the Samurai Guru I met in Elephant Butte.  The other chores were touching up the black paint parts, mainly the bumpers, where rocks had pitted the paint and rust sho...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, New Mexico, Mariko, RV Trips, Mariko Maintenance, Mariko Drives, Organ Desert Peaks


I slept in the Kia Telluride's $3,400 roof tent and it made camping fun - even for a longtime hater like me

2020 Kia Telluride with Roofnest Falcon roof tent. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The 2020 Kia Telluride I reviewed last year also had another feature: a roof tent called the Roofnest Falcon. The Falcon is set up within minutes and can sleep two adults. It costs $3,395 — or about 50 times the price of this Coleman tent on Amazon. I have never been camping before and found it to be a great introduction to the whole thing, even if I did cheat a little.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Camping, Colorado, Trends, Autos, Kia, Telluride, Falcon, Tents, Coleman, Kia Telluride, Lem, Kristen Lee, Roofnest, 2020 Kia Telluride


2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, Last Gasp of the J Platform Edition

The General built cars on the J Platform for a quarter-century, and J-based machines could be bought new with badges from just about every marque in the far-flung GM Empire. Yes, South Koreans drove Daewoo Esperos, Brits drove Vauxhall Cavaliers, Aussies drove Holden Camiras, and even the Japanese could buy Isuzu Askas and Toyota Cavaliers. […] The post 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, Last Gasp of the J Platform Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Denver, 2005, Pontiac Sunfire, Cavalier, Chevrolet Cavalier, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s, GM Death Watch, J-body


Junkyard Find: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser

Every time I share photos of an old Toyota Land Cruiser I spotted in a junkyard, the anguished wails from readers commence. Nobody ever asks me where to find those doomed trucks so they can buy parts before The Crusher eats them, and only a few of the anguished wails come from Land Cruiser aficionados […] The post Junkyard Find: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, SUV, Autos, Truck, Toyota, Trucks, 1971, 1970s, Toyota Land Cruiser, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, FJ50, FJ55, Land Cruiser, Toyota FJ


In Review: 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

It's rough and tough, and off-road, the Colorado ZR2 does exactly what Chevy says it will. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chevy, Trucks, Chevrolet, Off-road Driving, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


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.
Tags: Colorado, SUV, Ford, Autos, 2011, Plymouth, Detroit, Denver, Mercury, Escape, Pontiac, Ford Escape, Mariner, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find


What it's like to be a Hotdogger, Oscar Mayer's cast of college grads driving the Wienermobile across the US

The Wienermobile hits the track. Zach Chatham and Katie Ferguson/Oscar Mayer "Zach n Cheese" Chatham and "Ketchup Katie" Ferguson are Hotdoggers for Oscar Mayer. They drive the famous Wienermobile across the nation. Oscar Mayer is hiring new Hotdoggers. Applications close on January 31. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Kristen, we would 'relish' the chance to speak with you tomorrow! Franks a BUNch for working with us," Zach Chatham responded when I asked if I could int...
Tags: Transportation, Minnesota, Colorado, Cdc, US, Trends, Autos, Ferguson, Chevrolet, Kristen, Hot Dogs, Chatham, Katie, Zach, Franks, Oscar Mayer


Junkyard Find: 1986 Nissan Maxima Wagon

Even as Toyota kept the Cressida a rear-wheel-drive first cousin to the sporty Supra (sales of that car continued here well into the 1990s), Nissan moved the formerly-Z-based Maxima to a front-wheel-drive platform for the 1985 model year. The new, roomier Maxima continued to be loaded with futuristic electronic gadgetry and a Z-Car engine, and […] The post Junkyard Find: 1986 Nissan Maxima Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Toyota, Nissan, Denver, 1980s, 1986, CRESSIDA, Wagon, Máxima, Nissan Maxima, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Datsun, Station Wagon


2021 Honda Ridgeline Set to Arrive in February, MSRP & New Packages Announced

Pop quiz: where can you find the power of a pickup with the creature comforts of a minivan? Honda redesigned its 2021 Ridgeline to offer just that. The refreshed Ridgeline, which arrives February 2nd, looks and feels like a rugged truck, but buyers should pay close attention to the details. 2021 Honda Ridgeline: Engine & Powertrain Honda fitted the Ridgeline with a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft. of torque. The engine is attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission. A...
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Epa, Honda, Chevy Colorado, Sears, Austin Texas, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda Ridgeline, Car News, Ridgeline, Nancy Dunham, Western Auto Supply Co, Honda North America Automoblog


Junkyard Find: 2001 Plymouth Neon, Last Gasp of the Plymouth Brand Edition

Quite a few hallowed (and not-so-hallowed) Detroit brands got axed forever during the decade of the 2000s (whatever we’re calling it now— the Noughts? the Oh-Ohs?), and the one that went to the slaughterhouse first was Plymouth. Starting in 1928 (not-so-coincidentally, just a couple of years after the birth of Pontiac), Americans and Canadians could […] The post Junkyard Find: 2001 Plymouth Neon, Last Gasp of the Plymouth Brand Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chrysler, 2001, Dodge, Plymouth, Detroit, Denver, Neon, Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s


Travelers Auto Insurance (2021 Review)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Travelers Review In Our Opinion: Travelers is one of the top insurance companies out there, but its customer service reviews are hit or miss. Industry Standing: 90 Availability: 90 Coverage: 95 Affordability: 85 Customer Service: 85 Online Experience: 80 Pros: Available in 43 states Variety of insurance discounts Many typ...
Tags: New York, Colorado, Customer Service, David, Autos, Progressive, State Farm, Travelers, Mid Atlantic, GEICO, Auto Insurance, Car Talk, Better Business Bureau BBB, Vehicle Ownership, Kristin McClure, U S Insurance Shopping


Junkyard Find: 2010 Pontiac G6

When The General decided to eliminate the Oldsmobile brand— I’m still convinced that the main reason for the execution was the syllable Old in the marque’s name— the process took nearly a half-decade, with nostalgia-drenched “Final 500” editions of the last Oldsmobile models released with great solemnity. Even the ho-hum Silhouette minivan got a Final […] The post Junkyard Find: 2010 Pontiac G6 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, 2010, Denver, Pontiac, ECOTEC, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2010s, G6, GM Death Watch, Fleet Cars, 2010 Pontiac G6, Fleet Car, Pontiac G6



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