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Record setting EV reaches 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

Record setting EV reaches 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

Students from the University of Stuttgart have landed a Guinness World Record for the fastest acceleration from a standstill. The students set the record in a specially built EV racing car. The driver inside the small car was able to go from a standstill to 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds. The students participating in the record setting run were all part of GreenTeam at the university.

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IIHS Finds Aluminum F-150 Extended Cab Doesn’t Fare Well in Crash Test

IIHS Finds Aluminum F-150 Extended Cab Doesn’t Fare Well in Crash Test

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety or IIHS is an organization that crash tests all sorts of vehicles to see how safe they are for passengers and drivers. Recently the IIHS tested a new extended cab Ford F-150, the first mass-produced aluminum bodied truck on the roads. Some have wondered how well the truck, made using copious amounts of aluminum, would fare in a serious accident compared to traditional steel-bodied trucks.

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Shelby GT350 gets a HUD with a shift light for the track

Shelby GT350 gets a HUD with a shift light for the track

One of the coolest cars that Ford has ever produced is the new Shelby GT350 that is set to hit dealerships in the coming months. We already know all there is to know about the car with Ford having announced the power output of the GT350's flat plane crank V8 engine. If you missed that announcement, the engine makes 526hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Ford has now announced something really cool and that is a heads up display with a shift light.

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Tesla Model X prototype spied in California with strange sensors adorning

Tesla Model X prototype spied in California with strange sensors adorning

Tesla has been doing very well with its Model S electric vehicle. The Model S is one of the best selling EVs in the country and is the EV with the best driving range, it also happens to be the most expensive EV on the market right now. The next model from Tesla will be the Model X SUV and recently a prototype of that Model X was spied cruising the streets in Berkley, California.

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Apple hires auto industry experts hinting at EV plans

Apple hires auto industry experts hinting at EV plans

Apple is always quite about its plans for any new market. Of all the electronics firms out there, Apple tends to do the best at keeping secrets and by all indications, it's keeping a big secret right now. Reports indicate that Apple has spent time and money putting together a team of automotive industry veterans. The hiring of these veterans suggests that Apple may be getting serious about an electric vehicle project.

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Hankook iFlex performance tires need no air

Hankook iFlex performance tires need no air

Hankook is a major maker of tires for every day driving and for performance driving on and off the track. The company has announced a new tire that it is working on aims at allowing drivers of the future achieve performance and comfort in a tire that need no air. The tire is non-pneumatic tire (NPT) called the Hankook iFlex. The tire is constructed using eco friendly materials.

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2016 Mercedes CLA and GLA AMG versions get 375hp

2016 Mercedes CLA and GLA AMG versions get 375hp

Mercedes has updated the AMG versions of its small CLA45 and GLA45 in Europe with more power and torque. Mercedes has now announced that those AMG cars in the US will get the same power tweaks. Both of the cars use the same 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder in AMG duty. Those are small engines, normally when we think AMG we thing big V8 or even a V12.

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