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Michigan Lawmakers Hate Rivian, I Guess

Carvana has turned its founders into billionaires selling cars online. Tesla has fought tooth and nail to let you sidestep dealers. Now Michigan... wants to keep startups like Rivian from doing the same. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 25, 2020.Advertisement1st Gear: Tesla Gets Special TreatmentMichigan is making moves to ban EVs...

How To Replace Only The Rubber Strip On Your Windshield Wiper

Photo: David TracyI bring to you a public service announcement aimed at fighting waste: If your wipers are bad, you do not have to replace the whole arm. In fact, doing so could be a silly way to throw away money and precious natural resources. Instead—as I recently learned wrenching on Project Krassler—you might consider replacing only the rubber strip,...

Blip: Opels In The David Hockney Universe

Illustration: OpelHey, it’s the end of the week! It’s also one of the six court-mandated days a year I have to sort of use my Art History degree, so, you know, prepare accordingly. This time I want to point out that it appears that Opels existed in the David Hockney “pool paintings” paintoncanvasamatic universe. Look:Photo: Southeby’sAdvertisementI...

At $63,500, Could This 2017 Tesla Model X 75D Mean X Finally Marks The Spot?

While the premium electric-car market is now heating up, Tesla’s been in the game long enough that pre-owned cars like today’s Nice Price or No Dice Model X can be just as viable as new. Let’s see just how viable this one’s price makes it out to be.AdvertisementYou’ve all seen “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” right? One of my favorite scenes in that...

Volkswagen's All-Electric ID.R Set Another New Track Record Without Even Trying

Gif: VolkswagenVolkswagen has basically set the standard for electric performance with its ID.R prototype. This car over the course of the last handful of years has set astonishing new overall records at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, China’s Tianmen Mountain, and the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb. It also holds the electric record for...

The 508 Sport Engineered Is The Most Powerful Road Car Peugeot's Ever Built

Photo: PeugeotNow, you may say that 360 horsepower is weak given that that’s not much more than what a base Ford Mustang makes. But you wouldn’t be Peugeot, which says the 360 horsepower its 508 Sport Engineered produces makes it Peugeot’s most powerful production road car ever. It also happens to be a PHEV.AdvertisementPower comes from an inline-four...

Electric Box On Wheels Startup Canoo Shows What They Can Do Without The Box

Photo: CanooThe box on a skateboard concept may not sound like much to get excited about, but that basic concept will come to define a lot of the cars in our electric—and, later—autonomous future. That’s what the startup company Canoo is planning, and the results seem pretty cool, like a very modern take on the iconic Microbus. So far we’ve mostly focused...

The Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers, According to Our Readers

Top Pick: Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 | $200 | AmazonMy first Bluetooth speaker was the Jabra Solemate, and to this day, it remains my favorite. It had neither the best sound nor battery life available, but it was loud enough with decent audio quality, fairly priced, didn’t flinch at the sight of water, and my favorite part? It actually kinda looks like...

You've Got One Day Left To Bid On This Wonderfully Weird-Ass Old VW Camper And It's Kind Of A Steal

As I’m sure you’re aware, prices on air-cooled Volkswagen buses and especially campers have gotten insane over the past few years, largely fueled by the boundless reserves of now-rich Boomers’ nostalgia. There’s a VW camper on Bring a Trailer at the moment, though, that, while arguably even cooler than the standard pop-top Westfalia, seems to be immune...

California Should Just Ban Fuel-Burning Car Sales Already

Part of California’s incremental ZEV plans was promoting hydrogen cars, with the Governator filling up a fuel cell Highlander in my hometown back in 2004.Photo: Getty Images (Getty Images)California announced Wednesday that it would ban the sale of anything but zero-emissions cars come 2035. Certainly, that’s more than I, personally, have done to cut...

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