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Auto Blog News Feed: Mech suit racing is coming

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:00

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Transcript: Mech suit racing is coming. Furrion exo-bionics has created what they call the world's first racing mech. Designed to compete in the X1 mech racing league. No word when this league will begin.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:15

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Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over 350 owners, the EVs dropped about 5 percent of their capacity after 50,000 miles, but lose it at a much slower rate after that. If the trend holds, most Tesla vehicles will still have 90 percent capacity after around 300,000 km (185,000 miles), and 80 percent capacity after a whopping 800,000 km (500,000 miles).

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Auto Blog News Feed: Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 spied for the first time

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:55

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a favorite among the Autoblog staff. Until recently, one among us owned a fifth-generation model. The current Mk7 is a great car, but it's getting along in years. It's been on sale for four years in the US and six years in Europe. Development on the eighth-generation is underway, and spy photographers caught an early test mule having a bit of trouble on the road.

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Auto Blog News Feed: EPA chief Scott Pruitt's $43,000 soundproof booth broke law, GAO says

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:20

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it approved a $43,000 soundproof phone booth last year for the office of embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt, a congressional watchdog unit said on Monday.

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Auto Blog News Feed: KTM finally ready to sell complete X-Bow racers in America

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:55

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A couple years back we wrote about KTM's intent to sell the mad, mad X-Bow trackday special as a complete vehicle in the United States. The X-Bow has been available in the U.S. since 2011, but buying them has been a two-part affair: first you'd buy the car, and then the engine, and you'd have to combine them yourself instead of KTM handing them over together as a functioning car. That arrangement was there because the X-Bow hasn't met federal crash standards. Finally that step can be skipped, bu

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Auto Blog News Feed: Mahindra's Automobili Pininfarina now officially a standalone EV brand

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:05

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Indian automaker Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, a new standalone sustainable luxury vehicle brand, with plans for a new electric hypercar in 2020.

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Auto Express News Feed: No fatalities ever recorded in a Volvo XC90 in the UK

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:47
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Analysis of official figures finds no driver or passenger fatalities have been recorded in Volvo's XC90 since records began in 2004

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Auto Blog News Feed: Ricciardo takes unlikely victory in Shanghai at 2018 Chinese Grand Prix

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 19:55

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The smile was broader than ever as Daniel Ricciardo savored a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory in his own inimitable fashion on Sunday. After chugging champagne out of his sweaty boot in a trademark podium 'shoey' celebration as watching mechanics cheered, the beaming and slightly tearful Australian contemplated an astonishing turn of events.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Sunday Drive: One of these things is not like the others

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:59

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One of these things is not like the others. And we don't mean that one is a Chevy while the rest are all from Ford. No, what we're looking at here are a bunch of performance cars, with one lone economy car thrown in for good measure.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Audi R8 RWS a compelling bargain at $139,950

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:20

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The Audi RWS (Rear Wheel Series) bundles two large surprises in its compact aluminum frame. The first surprise is that it exists at all, this being the first rear-wheel drive production Audi since the 1938 Audi 920 - long before Audi was the carmaker we now know. The second surprise is the price, the R8 RWS needing just $139,950 to take home, a figure that includes destination. Stripping Quatto, complexity, and weight means stripping $26,200 from the price of the standard R8, while retaining eve

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Auto Blog News Feed: Ferrari's Vettel sets lap record and take pole position for Chinese Grand Prix

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 20:05

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Ferrari made Formula One rivals sit up and take notice after an ominous show of speed in qualifying for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. World championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position with a lap more than half a second faster than that of Valtteri Bottas, the fastest of the two Mercedes drivers in third place. The German's best time of one minute, 31.095 seconds -- a Shanghai circuit record -- turned up the heat on a chilly afternoon with Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen joining him o

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Auto Blog News Feed: Elon Musk agrees robot glut slowed Model 3 production

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 17:10

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Tesla's affordable Model 3 has been trapped in development hell for what seems like ages now, and in an interview with CBS's Gayle King, CEO Elon Musk offered a little more insight into how the production process has fallen short. While escorting King through the company's Fremont, California-based factory, Musk conceded that Tesla might've been too many robots involved in its car production process and that the company would benefit from having more humans on the line. And when King opined out

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Auto Blog News Feed: Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:02

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JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren't officially ready for it, but that support is finally here... more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (built-in or aftermarket), but only if you have a relatively recent Google phone running Oreo -- that means a Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Move your trailer with the push of a button

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:59

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RVR is a remote control trailer mover designed for commercial and consumer use. The aluminum bodied trailer mover comes in three different models that are able to move up to 3,500 lbs, 5,500 lbs, and 9,000 lbs. The remote controlled RVR starts at $2,100. Learn more at trailervalet.com Transcript: Move trailers by pushing a button? RVR is a remote controlled trailer mover by Trailer Valet. It was built to improve the maneuverability of trailers for commercial or consumer use. It features heavy d

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Auto Blog News Feed: Tesla emails show automaker offered cash to quiet discrimination suit - UPDATE

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:30

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Tesla doesn't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to employee relations. Reports from the automaker's factory in Fremont, California, talk about speed over quality and that forced overtime was the cause of some preventable injuries. Today, The Guardian reports that company emails show that Tesla wanted to silence an employee that was allegedly the victim of racial discrimination with cash, so long as the details were kept out of the media.

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Auto Blog News Feed: McLaren 570S Spider Canada Commission is for our northern neighbors

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:15

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McLaren's MSO custom division seems to stay quite busy. Every few months they seem to have a new special configuration to offer buyers. Sometimes they're a bit silly or unimpressive, but other times they create something really unique and cool. This McLaren 570S Spider falls into the latter category. It's called the Canada Commission, and the company will build just five of them exclusively for our northern neighbors.

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Auto Express News Feed: One of six Ferrari Sergios heads to auction in Monaco with £3m price tag

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:44
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One of six 458-based Ferrari Sergios is due to go across the block at RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale in May.

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Auto Blog News Feed: New BMW X5 spied both inside and out on public roads

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:30

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It's been a busy week for the engineers in Munich. Last Friday, we caught a pretty decent look at the upcoming BMW 8 Series coupe and convertible. On Monday, spy photographers captured photos the new BMW X7 testing out on public roads. We even got a couple shots of the interior. Today, we have a good look at the X7's smaller sibling, the new BMW X5.

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New BMW X5 spied both inside and out on public roads originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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