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Ford Invests $500 Million in Electric Truckmaker Rivian

Ford will invest $500 million in Rivian, aligning the maker of the industry-leading F-Series pickup line with an upstart that’s electrifying gas-guzzling trucks and sport utility vehicles. The second-biggest U.S. automaker also is forming a partnership with Rivian, which Amazon.com backed with an investment announced in February. Ford will build a vehicle using the platform […]

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Twinster-Crazy: AWD-Based Tech That Improves Driving Fun and Fuel Savings – Technologue

Global regulations are driving the vehicle fleet toward econobox efficiency and/or increased electrification. But to succeed in a cheap-gas economy, these fuel/electron sippers will need to be as fun and comfortable to drive as our current favorite carbon spewers. GKN Driveline recently showed off several “life hack” technologies for preserving driving fun as the carbon […]

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2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e First Test: Get A(ll-wheel) Grip

It’s almost impossible to write about the 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e without mentioning snow. From the beginning, Toyota’s been up front about the fact that it developed the all-wheel-drive Prius for snowy climates, even going so far as to show the car driving on snow in most of its press photos. It then launched the […]

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2019 Honda Insight EX Long-Term Update 1: The 1,100-Mile Road Trip

One of the challenges of living close to work (less than 3 miles) is getting enough mileage on a long-term vehicle throughout the year. This leads me to have to wheedle and bribe farther-commuting staffers into piling on the miles for me. This wasn’t hard when I had a Nissan GT-R, BMW M3, and even […]

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Long-Haul Testing With the Updated Model S… and a Tesla Semi?

Recently, we got the opportunity to take the updated 370-mile-range 2019 Tesla Model S for a drive to test how far it can actually go on a charge. To read more about that, you’ll want to go here. But while we were driving, we came across a Tesla Semi on an evaluation loop of its […]

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