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Stellantis Sentenced for Cheating Diesel Emissions in Jeeps and Rams

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 10:30am

Toyota’s commercial truck business and Stellantis are under fire for cheating emissions controls like it’s 2015 again, Ferrari’s order books are breaking records, and Renault is going to follow its heart, with or without its so-called “Alliance” partners. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, August 2,…

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Average Gas Price Under $4.20 Per Gallon for the First Time in Months

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 10:00am

This Tuesday marks three months to the day that gas prices have been this low. The national average now sits at $4.19 per gallon, according to AAA. The last time gas was under $4.20 was May 2.

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What Car Deserves a Dedicated Off-Road Trim?

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 9:30am

Yesterday, Ford graced us with the Maverick Tremor — a lifted, off-road-ready version of the blue oval’s pluckiest pickup.We’ve seen Tremors before from Ford, but there’s something appealing about the trim level making its way to the little unibody Maverick. It’s smaller lighter, and likely more manageable on trails.

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Chevy Offers Bolt Owners $6,000 to Waive Right to Sue Over Battery Fires

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 9:00am

After more than a year of bad news around battery fires, this summer Chevy slashed the price of the electric Bolt and Bolt EUV by as much as $6,000, making the Bolt the most affordable electric car on sale in America. In an effort to appease customers who bought their Bolts before the discount, Chevy offered a cash…

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Traffic Jams: Caravan Palace - 'Lone Digger'

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 8:30am

It’s a new month. My birthday month, in fact, which I’m taking as an excuse to demand you all listen to some of my odder music tastes. Today, that means electro-swing — a genre that, I promise, does exist, and is good.

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At $6,500, Could This 1963 Chevy Corvair 95 Van Get You to Embrace Vanlife?

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 8:00am

With the publishing of Unsafe at any Speed in 1965, Ralph Nader made Corvairs like today’s Nice Price or No Dice 95 Van, the unwitting poster child for dangerous car design. Today, we’re way past that, but we’ll still have to see if this extensively-modded van might be unsafe for any wallet.

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Electrified Corvette Prototype Burns During 'Thermal Event' While Testing in Spain

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 5:30pm

General Motors announced back in April it’s working on a hybrid Corvette. It looks like some more work needs to be done, however, as the Corvette prototype burned down to nothing during testing in Spain earlier this week.

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Toto Wolff: Risk of Brain Damage From Porpoising Means F1 Must Act

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 5:30pm

When Formula 1 returns after the monthlong summer break for the Belgian Grand Prix, its regulatory officials will be investigating the floors of each team’s chassis with greater scrutiny to better understand the porpoising problem. Whatever the FIA learns will likely inform a change to next year’s regulations — one…

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Ryan Blaney Spun Out of Chance at NASCAR Win, Immediately Retaliates

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 4:30pm

As the NASCAR Cup Series nears the end of its regular season, the urgency to secure a race win by any means necessary has been ramping up with each passing week. A field of 16 drivers will earn a place in the Cup Series Playoffs, with the spots given to race winners first, followed by the highest-placed non-winners in…

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A Rare 1988 Mercedes AMG Hammer Coupe Is Up For Auction

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 4:00pm

If you’ve got deep enough pockets, a serious piece of automotive history is up for grabs. One of the rarest Mercedes-Benz models to ever exist is being auctioned off: a 1988 Mercedes 6.0L AMG Hammer Coupe.

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These Are the Most Stolen Vehicles in America

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 3:30pm

Full-size pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado are the most popular models among car buyers in the U.S., but they’re also popular among car thieves. Full-size pickups were the most stolen vehicles in the U.S. in 2021, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

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Carvana Can Sell Vehicles in Illinois Again... For Now

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 3:00pm

Carvana is back in business in Illinois… for now. According to Automotive News, an Illinois judge has granted the company’s request to halt the Illinois Secretary of State’s latest revocation of its license to see cars in the state.

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These Are the Weirdest Cars for Sale on Craigslist Right Now

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 2:45pm

Craigslist is a beautiful place full of wonder, merriment, and very specific kinks. Among all that though is an insane amount of cars for sale. Most of them are pretty run-of-the-mill whatevermobiles, but some are just perfect.

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Autonomous Truck Developer Under Federal Investigation After Highway Crash Prompts Safety Issues

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 2:07pm

In early April, a tractor trailer fitted with autonomous driving technology veered off the road without warning, cutting across the I-10 highway in Tucson, Arizona and slamming into a cement barricade.

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The i4 eDrive35 Is the Cheapest Electric BMW at $53,000

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 1:45pm

BMW wants to get more buyers into EVs. The brand has already delivered a variety of options in all shapes and sizes, like the retired iX and i3, and now, the i7 and i4 and their many variants. With the cancellation of the i3, a more affordable BMW electric car was needed, and the marque plans to deliver with an…

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Undeclared McDonalds Cost Australian Airline Passenger $1,874 in Fines

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 1:00pm

What may go down as one of the most expensive McDonald’s breakfasts in Australian history, a traveller heading home from a holiday in Bali was hit was a fine of 2,664 Australian dollars ($1,874) for two undeclared McMuffins and a ham croissant, as well as other items of contraband smuggled in their carryon luggage…

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Dodge's Gasoline-Powered Muscle Cars Are Truly Dead

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 12:45pm

For a fleeting moment, it seemed that Dodge’s Hemi-powered coupe and sedan might live on through the beginning of the “eMuscle” era after all. A story published late last week by Motor Trend cited anonymous sources claiming that Dodge planned to deliver a next-generation Charger and Challenger on a new…

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