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The first-generation Toyota Mirai was never a particularly desirable vehicle. In fact, it was quiet the opposite. Now, with the launch of the second-generation model, has Toyota delivered a hydrogen-powered vehicle that people might actually want to own? Shortly after the 2021 Mirai landed in the United States, Doug DeMuro has had the opportunity to
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What kind of SUV is the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque? What does it compare to? The Evoque is a five-seat luxury crossover that trades on the Land Rover and Range Rover names for its SUV credibility—but dresses in runway-fashion attire. It’s sleek and talented like its rivals—the BMW X3, the Volvo XC60, and
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The auto industry today has begun to launch a broad array of promising battery-electric vehicles that are roughly competitive with those that burn fossil fuels in terms of capabilities and price. The debate over the wisdom of converting the world’s automotive fleet from fossil fuels to electrical propulsion is now largely moot: Emissions from personal
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Porsche announced today the entry-level Taycan variant,that is available for order now and should reach U.S. dealerships in early Spring 2021. It’s rear-wheel-drive (which saves some 200 lbs of weight by not having the front motor) and is less powerful than the 4S, Turbo and Turbo S versions, but other than that, it’s like all other
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Aurora has made no secret its first foray into autonomous driving will come aboard big rigs. The self-driving tech company underpinned that strategy in a big way Tuesday, unveiling a partnership with truck manufacturer PACCAR. The two companies plan to collaborate on integrating Aurora’s virtual driver onto Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. While there’s not yet
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Ford has filed a new trademark application for the Thunderbird name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to documents spotted by Muscle Cars & Trucks. But that doesn’t mean a new Ford Thunderbird is on the way. The application was filed on January 13, and specifies that Ford is applying to use
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What kind of SUV is the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport? What does it compare to? The Discovery Sport scales down the classic Land Rover look and adapts it to a five- or seven-seat crossover cabin. It’s practical, affordable, and comfortable, but it’s not as ruggedly capable as other Landies. Compare it to a Mercedes
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Electric vehicle startup Rivian has raised $2.65 billion in a new round of financing. The cash injection comes at a time when the company’s expenditures are increasing in the run-up to the start of production. Not only is Rivian working to deliver its first vehicle, the R1T electric pickup, to customers by early June, but
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WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Chopra, whose consumer advocacy views align with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, had been considered a top candidate for the job running the agency created after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Separately, former Commodity Futures Trading
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Renault plans to strengthen its collaboration with alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi even as it undertakes a major overhaul itself, Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said in interviews with Japanese media.  Among the areas where the three automakers will seek more commonalities to increase profits include platform sharing, electric vehicles and the Chinese market.  “In a very
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Chuck Cook knew exactly what he wanted for his 90th birthday. When he picked it up at Cecil Clark Chevrolet last week, the Florida dealership threw him a party. Cook bought the store’s first 2021 Corvette, a Torch Red midengine C8. It’s the Air Force veteran’s fourth Corvette over 40 years. “This is my birthday
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If you’re steeped in 1990s nostalgia, but think a Ferrari or Lamborghini is too common, this 1993 Cizeta V16T is for you. Scheduled to cross the block January 22 at an RM Sotheby’s auction, it’s one of just nine built. Cizeta was the brainchild of former Lamborghini test driver and engineer Claudio Zampolli. After leaving
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